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  • Summary: In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers compete as or against a range of lovableIn Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more. Innovative usage of the Wii and DS control systems to maneuver a favorite character allows players to race the likes of Mario and Sonic down the 100m track, engage in exhilarating rallies in table tennis and churn water in a swimming heat, all while competing for the much sought after gold medal. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. The lack of any real multiplayer mode online is the biggest let down of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games on the DS as it removes the biggest element of the game - the very fact that it’s a party game.
  5. 65
    If you're looking for a more competent take on gaming-mascot Olympics, go with the DS version. But if you're looking for a casual party game, go with the Wii version -- it's just not the same without trash-talking all the Sonic furries.
  6. But the singular failure to execute multiplayer effectively means that the game's merits are not capitalised upon, and therefore it struggles to provide any lasting impact.
  7. It’s hard to see anyone over the age of 12 getting enough enjoyment out of M&S DS to recommend it as a purchase, and then only if they have friends with the same game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    9
    Brilliant game. That's all I can can say about this game. Brilliant.
  2. WallyAnonymous
    Feb 16, 2008
    9
    I think this game is underrated. I'm not usually a fan of this genre, but this game offers mini-games with more depth than its I think this game is underrated. I'm not usually a fan of this genre, but this game offers mini-games with more depth than its competitors. One of the better DS games I've played. Expand
  3. BMG
    Jan 10, 2009
    8
    Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is a great game. I enjoyed all the circuits and and loved doing the missions and unlocking the gallery. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is a great game. I enjoyed all the circuits and and loved doing the missions and unlocking the gallery. The reason I give it 8 out of 10 is because I think some of the things you need to do in order to complete the game are quite hard. Expand
  4. TommyB
    Feb 8, 2008
    6
    While graphically pleasing, as most Mario (sonic?) games are, this title is really nothing more that a load of reasonable minigames packaged While graphically pleasing, as most Mario (sonic?) games are, this title is really nothing more that a load of reasonable minigames packaged to make a fast buck off the olympics. If you haven't got Advance Wars Days of Ruin or Bleach DS, don't waste your money on this. If you are 7 and haven't fully developed your taste in video games it might be the title for you. Expand
  5. shanej
    May 4, 2008
    6
    It's fine game.But the minigames are not so fun and they don't have a wide of mini games.And I hate how they don't have it It's fine game.But the minigames are not so fun and they don't have a wide of mini games.And I hate how they don't have it when you don't make your avatar. Expand
  6. summerk
    May 4, 2008
    6
    its fun in the start, but once you play for like a month total BORE. its ok but i would waste thirty five bucks on it. save it for something good.
  7. EthanDay
    Mar 6, 2008
    4
    The graphics are great, choice of characters is great, amount of different and unlockable events is great - BUT the events themselves feel The graphics are great, choice of characters is great, amount of different and unlockable events is great - BUT the events themselves feel poorly realized. The controls for most of the events amount to little more than mashing buttons and scratching the screen as fast as you can. There are a few good games in the mix here, but not worth $35. Collapse

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