Summary: it wasn't Sochi, and I couldn't care less. It was cheaper than the Sochi version and it works on my Wii without having to buy an entirely new system. I don't own the balance board and it didn't matter a bit. I just used a pair of remotes with the extra attachment thingy that goes on the end of them.
Summary: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a mindless romp for the Nintendo DS. LOTS of fun! There are so many characters to choose from in both Mario and Sonic's worlds, which makes it a real hoot to play. The Olympic events are fun and sometimes pretty challenging. This one's good for all ages. I haven't met a Mario game I didn't like, and this one is no exception!