• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2009
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 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: 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: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Dec 23, 2017
    10
    It's much better then the original in every thing, better controls, better graphics and better mini game especially the Dream events.
  2. Nov 5, 2019
    10
    Qqq que o próximo passo agora não tem nada de artes e não só balões e os caras da copa do
  3. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    The Wii version is also great and fun. Plus the Dream Events are fantastic.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 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..... Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2013
    7
    It has more to offer than the first game but I still liked the first game more i'm still not sure why, but if you liked the first game thenIt has more to offer than the first game but I still liked the first game more i'm still not sure why, but if you liked the first game then you should like this one. Expand
  6. 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
  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

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#28 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#15 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009