• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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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: 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. 85
    The new olympic entry of our favourite heroes has resulted in one of the best sport titles to date in Nintendo DS.
  3. 80
    While the action in the DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is far smaller in scope than the Wii version, the addition of the Adventure mode and wireless multiplayer helps to up the ante.
  4. Nintendo Power
    80
    Mario and Sonic's second portable outing together is a good time. [Nov 2009, p.88]
  5. 75
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games still has a bit of a “farmed out” feel to it.
  6. 73
    For people who haven't played an Olympic Mario & Sonic, this might bring several hours of entertainment, even though some disciplines get boring too quickly. However, if you've played the previous version, a "been there, done that" feeling will soon pass over you.
  7. A collection of party and mini games that works when you have friends over but isn’t a lot of fun on your own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    Out of all the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games games, this one is my favourite. It doesn't have a single bad sport in the whole game. AndOut of all the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games games, this one is my favourite. It doesn't have a single bad sport in the whole game. And the Adventure Tour mode adds a new way to play. Like Mario Kart DS's mission mode, it needs to return to the newer games! Expand
  2. 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 ofEach 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. Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games offers enough new characters and games to offer an, at the very least, memorable experience
  4. Jul 8, 2018
    8
    Este juego me encanto, aunque nunca llegue a terminarlo, ya que lo tenia pirata y lo tenían bloqueado, pero el modo historia me gustaba y losEste juego me encanto, aunque nunca llegue a terminarlo, ya que lo tenia pirata y lo tenían bloqueado, pero el modo historia me gustaba y los juegos de las olimpiadas también. Expand
  5. 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 someMario & 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
  6. 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 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. Expand
  7. 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 boringDeserves 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. Expand

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#20 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#47 Most Shared DS Game of 2009