Kw-logo-smaller

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games :: Wii Game Review

Courtesy of SEGA
Courtesy of SEGA
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games :: Wii Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 14, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

The Olympic Winter Games are cool, without a doubt, but will the latest Mario & Sonic game inspire us or fail to break the ice?

As Vancouver gears up to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, you can get a head start on the excitement with [KWLINK 20156]Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[/KWLINK]. Play as your favourite heroes and villains from both the worlds of Mario and Sonic in all the popular events and some special ones too!


Dream and Believe

The latest Mario & Sonic game does well to represent the variety of events featured during the Winter Olympics. Almost everything is here, including: downhill skiing, ski jumping, luge, bobsled, snowboarding, hockey, speed skating, figure skating, and curling. There are even some non Olympic games, like the very fun Snowball fight event.


Additionally, you can earn Star Points and Badges to unlock Dream events, where you can play the Olympic sports in Mario and Sonic-esque worlds with zero gravity or special power ups.


Balance board controls are great and you will be able to use it in different ways, such as lying down on it for the luge. The Wiimote controls, however, can be inaccurate and unreliable at times, as the game does not take advantage of the Wii Motion Plus accessory.


Cold or Gold?

Mario & Sonic has good graphics and is a great party game for family and friends. A lot of the good stuff is unlocked right at the start, so you can play the game right out of the box and unlock the Dream Events as you go.


There is no online mode, however, and some of the games are very boring, like figure skating, where you only have to follow the on screen instructions. Also, just like with the first Mario & Sonic game, it does not quite make that much sense that Mario can be as fast as Sonic. In the end still, as far as a mini-game collections go, it's Mario & Sonic! And it's great.


Rating:4

Price: $49.99

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Related Articles:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1008727063110

Who's Gonna Win Hockey Gold?

  • Canada.
  • USA.
  • The Czech Republic.
  • Sweden.

related stories

SEGA released the trailer from the new game Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games, featuring ...

Games in the forums

-Gwen42--
My brother will love this. There is an Xbox 360 version also.
reply 18 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Forum Games:
joita33 wrote: hy
reply 35 minutes
MoonlightEyes
I've played the second and the third and I enjoy playing it. I'm going to get the fourth for sure and I can't wait to see the custom content.
reply about 9 hours
Gingerkissx
"PhotOwl" wrote:I just like building the houses. I used to play that game for HOURS! I can't wait for the new game to come out! Is anyone going to get it? My sister's like that. She built our parents houses on sims, we both made sims of ourselves and I play the household (because I prefer playing the sims to making sims/building houses). I'm definitely getting sims 4!
reply about 9 hours
NightEmpress4
Sleepy
reply about 11 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...