Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
24 June 2010
Excerpt: I was hoping for great accessibility in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games on the DSi XL since I just finished playing two other games that didn’t really let me get away from being disabled. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is my first ever encounter with using the shoulder buttons on my DSi XL and it ended up being not so pretty.
Excerpt: I was hoping for great accessibility in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games on the DSi XL since I just finished playing two other games that didn’t really let me get away from being disabled.
NDS Review - 'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games'
25 November 2009
Summary: Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.
Mario&Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Review (DS)
Gamers Daily News
5 November 2009
Summary: There are far worse games on the market that you could spend money on. This one will at least entertain you in multiple ways and certainly for hours. Sure it’s on the easy side, but it’s Mario & Sonic.
Excerpt: With a successful outing at last year's Olympic Games under their belts, two of video gaming's biggest heavyweights return for the 2010 Vancouver-based Winter Olympics. A new Adventure Mode and plenty of snowy sports are just a few of the new additions to this sports compilation.
Pros: The addition of the Adventure mode is a nice boon; multiplayer options make the events more interesting.
Conclusion: You can compete against friends on local wireless in the game's events and a handful of party games, such as bingo. Download play lets you compete in most events with up to three opponents using just one cartridge, and it's certainly more fun button-mashing and screen-scratching with friends than alone. But even with friends, the events just don't hold up for very long on their own and are quickly forgettable.
Pros: Adventure mode makes good use of characters, Decent variety of events, Can play with up to four people from a single cartridge.
Cons: Most event minigames are shallow and easy, Uninteresting mission objectives in Adventure mode.