Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
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Replay value 10
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Family Friendly Gaming
30 January 2010
Excerpt: Sports games have been hit and miss on the Nintendo DS. It is like developers and publishers are not sure how to use this innovative little machine. Sega has found the right formula with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. This hand held video game is part sports game, and part party game. The mixture of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mario the Plumber is really neat. I noticed certain levels had Mario items, and Sonic items.
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
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.