Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii

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  • Summary: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games takes players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages and skill sets to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions available for the NintendoMario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games takes players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages and skill sets to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions available for the Nintendo platforms. Developed by SEGA of Japan, under the guidance of Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games takes players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series. This fresh gaming experience features completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating. Tailored to the specific system controls, Nintendo DS and Wii gamers enjoy completely unique experiences thanks to each platform having its own specific gameplay features and modes. Players of all skill levels enjoy the intuitive controls of both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, in both single and multiplayer gaming modes. The Wii game offers an even richer multiplayer experience offering co-op and competitive gameplay where the Nintendo DS brings an intense competitive element using the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities. Additionally, one of the new features to be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the inclusion of the Wii Balance Board which can be used in some events featured in the Wii version, allowing for a more interactive and realistic gaming experience. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. In the end, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a great game. Sega took the solid foundation of the first title, addressed many of the concerns found with it, and made an excellent sequel that does justice to both the Olympic Winter Games and the Mario and Sonic universe. If you liked the first Mario and Sonic Olympic game, don't hesitate to give this one a try.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    84
    It addresses just about every criticism we had about the summer game. [Winter 2009, p.44]
  3. Mario and Sonic return with slicker, more varied events, yet its still only the Dream Events which really hold the entire package together.
  4. 70
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a good break from more serious sports games, but it falls far short of the mark it set for itself.
  5. The festival mode and dream events provide some good variety and playtime, but it would have been nice to be able to compete against other players online.
  6. So much of what’s here has been done before in other games, and better, faster, and stronger.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. sdc
    May 24, 2015
    10
    I love this game; it has so much love into, it's just one fantastic party game that celebrates both franchises, all the while being anI love this game; it has so much love into, it's just one fantastic party game that celebrates both franchises, all the while being an immersive time that really hits some nostalgia boners. Creating new memories to be fond of, for many years to come. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers. i like this game and in my opinion its one of those fun games.....i feel like something is missing in this game.....in my opinion this game could have been a little better with out those cut scenes where you sit there and wait for your game to load..... Collapse
  3. Nov 28, 2010
    9
    I say that this is a fair game, its pretty fun with the dream events and the controls are simple for anyone to pick up and play even for smallI say that this is a fair game, its pretty fun with the dream events and the controls are simple for anyone to pick up and play even for small children. If you want a game that you could easily pick up and play then this is a good game to acquire. This game pits two very iconic mascots of gaming against each other so families can have fun with either of their favorite characters, so it's a good family game.

    Don't listen to radarjones97 or borisD (like anyone would) they just hate SEGA that they just want to make jabs at them, if it sounds like a rant more than a review like with radarjones97's "Sonic games are bad because of this and this and SEGA didn't ay this but I'm an idiot so it's true so it stinks because it's SEGA and I'm going off topic and sounds like more like an attack than a review" They just hate SEGA so they use this as an excuse to talk about something else, that's what blogs are for so don't listen to them. Plus this game was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto himself, so if you could stop Sonic hating for a second and play the game it would help to know that he helped SEGA make the game.
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  4. Oct 11, 2015
    6
    Has plenty of different sports like skiing and even ice skating. But this should be a game that's sold on its multiplayer capabilities and theHas plenty of different sports like skiing and even ice skating. But this should be a game that's sold on its multiplayer capabilities and the multiplayer experience is very poor. Apart from a handful of racing tracks in some kind of "dream" mode that's not even based on real sports, every sport in this game is played one-at-a-time. That's right, almost all of the multiplayer involves sitting and watching while waiting for your turn. Expand
  5. May 3, 2013
    6
    The disappointing aspect of this game is the controls. Every time I play I seem to fall down or come last in a race. The fun parts of the gameThe disappointing aspect of this game is the controls. Every time I play I seem to fall down or come last in a race. The fun parts of the game are the music theme, there is lots of choice with 25 games and there are dream events which you have to unlock but you get the first dream event when you start the game. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2013
    5
    It is nice to see Mario and Sonic characters in the same game considering Nintendo and SEGA's history in the past, but the game is an averageIt is nice to see Mario and Sonic characters in the same game considering Nintendo and SEGA's history in the past, but the game is an average game with some good mini-games and some really bad mini-games, There are plenty of better mini-game collection games out there nowadays so I wouldn't recommend this game myself, However if you have young kids and are looking for something to play with them or for them to play alone and they are interested in one of the Mario & Sonic Olympic game series, You would be better off getting the London 2012 version rather then this one. Expand
  7. radarjones97
    Oct 21, 2009
    2
    Another Awful Game from a company that used to be great, Winter Olympics fails to bring any fun, bad controls, no motion plus (why didn

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Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#21 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009