Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games DS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    90
    As good a DS game as we've played. Superb played solo and great fun with DS-owning friends. Pure gold! [Issue#19, p.80]
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    90
    It's still worth considering even if you played it on the Wii first time around. [Mar 2008, p.74]
  3. Addictive, fun, and long-lasting.
  4. One of the better 'mini game' collections out there, with a good variety of games and a nice difficulty curve. The only real down is the lack of online multiplayer.
  5. 80
    Overall, though, Mario and Sonic At the Olympic Games has its weight in gold medal, moreso than the other, flawed console version. Its gameplay, multiplayer options and presentation will hit the spot with Olympians and fans of their games everywhere.
  6. Games Master UK
    79
    Minigames with a sports theme and slightly overblown official Olympics presentation. [Mar 2008, p.79]
  7. 78
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a really good competitive game that's a better multiplayer outing than a solo one. Even though it looks and sounds great, the DS version of the title loses a bit of its impact due to its "me too" design against a slightly superior one that launched almost three months prior.
  8. Just be warned, like the Mario Party series, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is better with a few friends rather than playing solo—that way, it won’t be just you beating the hell out of the touch screen.
  9. Nintendo Power
    75
    It doesn't quite live up to the historic pairing of gaming's two biggest icons, but then again, not much could. [Feb 2008, p.88]
  10. As for now, Mario & Sonic showcases an assortment of good and mediocre mini-games and winds up with a silver medal.

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#33 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    8
    This game is fun, simply fun. The minigames are fun, the mini minigames are fun, the graphics are good for the DS and it has alot of content.This game is fun, simply fun. The minigames are fun, the mini minigames are fun, the graphics are good for the DS and it has alot of content. There isn't much else to say. The reviewers were too harsh on this one. One of my greatest DS recommendations. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The first game in the series does not lift up the series' name. It's just.....wow......doesn't interest me
    The core gameplay itself is nice, but gets boring after playing the game several times. The missions are actually good and challenging (This is pretty much the best feature in the game). The museum section is boring, honestly. It's just filled with unaddicting minigames and the reward of completing it was also pretty bland (I'm talking about the audio reward, not the Olympic facts). The game made worse with its terrible controls. Like, REALLY terrible . It also filled with one of the worst soundtrack in the series. At least, the graphics are nice, so there's a redeeming quality here.

    Overall, the game is just plain mediocre with its controls and main gameplay and lazy because of it's just a mix of Mario, Sonic, and the Olympic games.
    My final score for this game: 5.8
    Again, because the user score machine can't do this such score, I round it and got a 6.
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  3. May 25, 2011
    5
    I never liked this game. Painful music, cumbersome controls, and hardly any unlockables, this game is only for people who enjoy seeing WaluigiI never liked this game. Painful music, cumbersome controls, and hardly any unlockables, this game is only for people who enjoy seeing Waluigi throw a punch at Vector. Full Review »