• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    90
    It's ideal both as a family game or as great post-pub entertainment. [Christmas 2007, p.64]
  2. 79
    For being a game that’s made up of simple gestures and “been there, done that” gameplay, Mario & Sonic is a huge surprise in its ability to still pull us in and really deliver pure, classic entertainment.
  3. Nintendo Power
    75
    While the game never really blows you away, it's hard to imagine that any fans of Mario, Sonic, or party games wouldn't be glad to have this in their collection. [Holiday 2007, p.79]
  4. While the game is incredibly tiring to play, it's a whole lot of fun when you're playing with other people. Other than that, it's just another game based on the Olympic Games... or it's just another Mario sports game.
  5. With competent graphics, a real feeling of character, and mostly good uses of the Wii's motion sensing controls, this game is an enjoyable experience overall. Just don't let the allure of the crossover cloud your judgement when deciding whether or not to play this title.
  6. Mario and Sonics' debut as a duo fails to earn them a spot on the medal stand.
  7. 30
    I could go on and on how Mario & Sonic misses the mark in nearly every respect, but there’s really no point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. MOSH
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    Best Olympics Themed Video Game EVER. Best Mini-Games Ever Best Mario Sports Game since MKDD
  2. Bor
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    The Best Game!!!
  3. Nov 17, 2019
    9
    This first entry in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series has arguably aged the best out of all of the others, alongside the DSThis first entry in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series has arguably aged the best out of all of the others, alongside the DS release. While the controls are at times wonky and the quality of the graphics is low, I cannot deny that Beijing 2008 is the most feature-complete out of the four. It has obvious gameplay with a straightforward progression, memorable dream events, and a Gallery, which is the single best feature in the entire game. Minigames, trivia, music collecting; these three concepts define the series, and they don't get any better outside of Beijing 2008's Gallery. They are so good in fact, that it's entirely possible to get lost in them with a group of friends, instead of playing the multiplayer events. And yet... nostalgia affects my assessment of Beijing 2008, I never owned a Wii; I always went to a friend's house to play it. Because of this, out of the main quadrennial entries in the series, I think I'm going to place Beijing 2008 second overall. Expand
  4. ME!
    Dec 2, 2007
    8
    This is a solid game. It's not fantastic or a mindblowing experience, but it's the best party game out there (I don't go in This is a solid game. It's not fantastic or a mindblowing experience, but it's the best party game out there (I don't go in for pretending to play musical instruments). If you like Wii Sports (and if you don't, you should probably sell your Wii) you'll enjoy this game. Some of the games suck, but that's to be expected with 20 to choose from. But most are fun. Really, this is a game you buy to play with other people. If you're some guy who doesn't have friends to play games with, this isn't the game for you. This is the next level of Wii Sports, and for Wii fans, that means it should be a must-have. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2019
    8
    After the success of SSBB, Nintendo & SEGA collab 1 day for a Mario & Sonic crossover and everyone got a sports minigame collection base fromAfter the success of SSBB, Nintendo & SEGA collab 1 day for a Mario & Sonic crossover and everyone got a sports minigame collection base from the official Olympic games, it's got a decent gameplay, fine controls, and 16 popular characters. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2013
    7
    It is an interesting concept but it does get old, and while some of the events are fun others are too hard to control and end up being a pain to play.
  7. DivineStorm
    Jul 30, 2008
    0
    At first I thought the game was pretty decent. Was I ever wrong! It's broken as hell!!!! The controls are AWFUL!!!!! like in the spearAt first I thought the game was pretty decent. Was I ever wrong! It's broken as hell!!!! The controls are AWFUL!!!!! like in the spear throwing event for example: When I was told to press the b button, I did and nothing happend?! WTF IS THAT?!! also the game has no fucking replay abilty!!!! On top of all this: IT IS BORING AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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#13 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
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#12 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007