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Mario & Sonic At the Olympic Winter Games
20 May 2011
Excerpt: SEGA® Corporation and Nintendo Co., Ltd today announced that two of the biggest video game heroes, Mario™ and Sonic™, will be coming together again, this time taking their rivalry to the snow and ice in another officially licensed Olympic-themed...
Excerpt: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a definite improvement over the Summer Olympics version (editor: which was pretty good). The Mario and Sonic franchises join to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. I love seeing these two big name universes merge together for some clean competition. Metal Sonic and Donkey Kong can join forces against Yoshi and Silver. Amy, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Vector can work together in a competition as well.
Summary: Mario and Sonic face off once more, and the results are grand.
Pros: All of the Olympic Events are unlocked from the start, Dream Events are fantastic nostalgia trips, Festival mode is a great training and single-player mode, Great Wii Remote controls along with smart Balance Board integration, Plenty of modes to participate in
Cons: Dream Events still need to be unlocked, No multiplayer when using the Balance Board, Timing is still an issue with some events
Sports-themed party game is active, educational, and fun.
Common Sense Media
11 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this Olympic-themed party game is safe fun for the whole family. Aside from some mild cartoon shenanigans -- such as shooting turtle shells from a hang glider -- everything in Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games is safe for consumption by children. It also provides an opportunity for players to get active as they wave their arms about in motions mimicking the action on screen or lean back, forward, and from side to side on a Wii Balance...
Excerpt: Stunt Pilot is a simple game. Up, goes up. Down goes down and Boost…does. Your job? Fly through hoops, and don’t crash. Over the 40 or so levels you accrue points for finishing each stage, more points being awarded for a faster run. The perfectly pitched difficulty curve helps even the most gaming averse get involved. Things start off slowly, with sparse levels, you can up the ante as you desire with the boost (which actually does take some skill to avoid the edges of...
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) Review
25 November 2009
Excerpt: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a mini-game collection for the Nintendo Wii which, like its predecessor, differentiates itself from the crowd of similar titles by featuring the casts of two of the most well-loved franchises in video gaming history. Developed by SEGA, the game does its best to replicate the fun of Wii Sports, but it never quite manages to provide the same level of pleasure that Nintendo’s genre-defining title does.
Conclusion: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games brings with it a good amount of events, most of which are done better in other games. This is one of the many Wii titles where enjoyment depends entirely on how it will be played in the household.
Wii Review - 'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games'
29 October 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.