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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
3 weeks ago
Conclusion: Mario and Sonic should have sat out the Olympic Winter Games. The lackluster controls put huge a damper on the experience for anyone trying to take the game seriously. Let's face it: the Wii has no shortage of mini-game compilations that are more worthy of your time and money. You're best served by staying in this winter.
Excerpt: I’ve always steered clear of Olympic sports games due to one key factor; I absolutely suck at repeatedly and quickly hitting a button over and over again. It’s plagued my entire videogame history, from Metal Gear Solid to the end of Resident Evil 5. Hell, even the most recent Prince Of Persia was difficult for me because of it. Then there’s the otherside of the fence. I’m a keen admirer of Sonic The Hedgehog (while also enjoying Mario).
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: 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...
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
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.