Conclusion: What I'm disappointed in is the character interaction. There is none. In the beginning demo Mario and Sonic's eyes meet. That's it, they don't even speak to each other. Also I'm disappointed that the events do not utilize each characters individual skills. So Blaze's flame manipulating powers, Mario's numerous costumes and fireballs, Knux's punching and gliding, Tails' flying and passion for mechanics are not used enough or are hardly shown. No actual storyline.
Excerpt: Whoever would have thought they would see the day that both Mario and Sonic would team up in a game? Weren't these two competing against each other back in the glory days (Genesis vs. SNES?) And now, with Sega becoming a software only company (yes, I'm still bitter over the way they treated Dreamcast owners,) having Sonic games on multiple consoles is a reality, although the quality has decreased.
Excerpt: So, all the kids that just picked up gaming in the past generation or two may not fully understand just why this is such a significant game in the history of gaming. They won't understand the wars that went on in the 16 bit generations, with Sega's Blast Processing and ad campaign that stated that "They do What Nintendon't". For those of us that were gamers in this generation, no matter the side, we knew both of the big mascots.
Excerpt: After fully exerting your body in order to reach the pinnacle of your sporting career, you awake the next morning aching all over; your arms and wrists stiff and tingeing with pain. Now I’m not describing the feelings of an Olympic athlete here, but the D+PAD team after an exuberant night of playing SEGA’s latest…
Conclusion: Mario and Sonic return with slicker, more varied events, yet its still only the Dream Events which really hold the entire package together. Yet the game's accessibility, variation and production values make this a top-tier party game on Wii.
Pros: Longer than most party games, Numerous control options, Beautiful FMV, Gorgeous Music, Something for everyone to enjoy
Cons: Shallow for lone players, Easily mastered, Lacklustre ‘normal' events