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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Family Friendly Gaming
24 December 2009
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
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.
Excerpt: It was inevitable, really. Considering Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games has sold over 7 million copies to date, and given that the Winter Olympics (or the Olympic Winter Games as we keep being reminded it's called) is on its way very soon, the decision to make a second game based on the winter tournament was a complete no-brainer. What is perhaps a little more surprising however is the amount of work that's gone into making this a decent sequel.