Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games DS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
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  1. Jul 30, 2017
    7
    Mario & Sonic's first game at the Winter Olympics is an experience that slightly improves on many aspects upon it's predecessor, but has some slippery controls that it's predecessor didn't have. Additional characters include Metal Sonic and Donkey Kong, which is welcome in a game such as this, allowing for different ways to tackle the different events. The difference between eachMario & Sonic's first game at the Winter Olympics is an experience that slightly improves on many aspects upon it's predecessor, but has some slippery controls that it's predecessor didn't have. Additional characters include Metal Sonic and Donkey Kong, which is welcome in a game such as this, allowing for different ways to tackle the different events. The difference between each character, albeit not significant, do have minor impacts on the results of events. The video tutorials are annoying, and I have no idea why this was implemented, as even if you just want to know one move, you need to watch through the whole video to learn it, which is extremely tedious and unnecessary. Some events like the snowboarding and ice hockey feature good use of the DS touchscreen, but some events like cross country skiing do not, and offer little joy when you play them more than you need to. It's a good game overall, though. Expand
  2. sdc
    May 24, 2015
    0
    Deserves NONE of the praise it got. A half ass, watered down port of a great experience. Shame on those people, for preferring such a boring and lifeless "game" to an actual one.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    Each Olympic Winter Game feels like a unique full game, not a mini-game. There are a lot of fun Winter games in it and there are a lot of playable characters.
  4. Dasler
    Dec 21, 2009
    7
    This could have been so much better. There is a good variety of events and while a few have had the gameplay tuned perfectly there are others that are incredibly frustrating and no fun at all to play.
  5. SnoozerBear
    Dec 13, 2009
    9
    I have just lost faith in level7! This is one of the best DS games. The adventure tours mode adds a lot of fun to the mix, a lot of the time you'll find yourself exploring and trying to find Whitestones, trivia, 1ups, etc. All the games have good control and the music fits the theme. The game has a high level of polish! The game is very good. Think Mario Golf for Game Boy Advance! I have just lost faith in level7! This is one of the best DS games. The adventure tours mode adds a lot of fun to the mix, a lot of the time you'll find yourself exploring and trying to find Whitestones, trivia, 1ups, etc. All the games have good control and the music fits the theme. The game has a high level of polish! The game is very good. Think Mario Golf for Game Boy Advance! It's a lot more akin to that game than anything else. Expand
  6. nicknack9avina
    Oct 14, 2009
    9
    if you are the one that likes nintond and sports this is the game for you.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    Each Olympic Winter Game feels like a unique full game, not a mini-game. There are a lot of fun Winter games in it and there are a lot of playable characters.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#37 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Believe it or not, if you have both a Wii and a DS and you're not really bothered about multiplayer action, we'd recommend you pick up the DS version of this instead of the Wii one. [Nov 2009, p.70]
  2. Nintendo Power
    80
    Mario and Sonic's second portable outing together is a good time. [Nov 2009, p.88]
  3. 75
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games still has a bit of a “farmed out” feel to it.