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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)
alaScore 88

98 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and controls. The graphics and story also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the multi player mode and value for money.

story, graphics, controls, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)

 

Two years ago, Mario and Sonic joined forces for the first time to compete at the Beijing Summer Olympics. The result was a middling collection of sports-themed minigames that failed to deliver on the potential of that once-forbidden union. Never ones...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)

 

If back in 1990 you had told either a Nintendo or Sega fanboy that both Mario and Sonic would be appearing together in a game in 2007, you'd have been told that you were completely insane. Well, the unthinkable has happened, and the once-fierce rivals...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

 

Game modes

Controls – not much button mashing required and stylus is not overused

Adventure Mode – if you want to play sports, give this mode a miss, bogged down in talking to characters instead of challenging Bowser and Eggman

Apart from playing single events, and competing in multiple event competitions, there are a number of other game modes to play. There is the standard multiplayer. And let's be honest, there is nothing more fun than beating your best mate who is...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

 

It's got a lot of star power, but this collection of sports-themed minigames isn't Mario and Sonic's finest hour.

Adventure mode makes good use of characters ; Decent variety of events ; Can play with up to four people from a single cartridge

Most event minigames are shallow and easy ; Uninteresting mission objectives in Adventure mode

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Nintendo DS Review

 

Adventure Mode is the best part of this outstanding game. You're pitted against both Dr. Robotnik and Bowser, who combine their efforts to melt all the snow in Vancouver and capture the Snow Spirits. Without them, the Olympic Winter Games can't...

Twenty-seven events and 20 characters to choose from, the Adventure Mode is a worthwhile addition, most of the Dream and Olympic events are fun to play, cool graphics, Wi-Fi rankings and single-card multiplayer

Iffy touch-screen controls, annoying sound effects in Adventure Mode, bonehead computer opponents

After playing through the slightly average Wii version, we were eager to see how the Nintendo DS edition of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games would fare. Would it suffer the same fate as its console brethren, or stand out as a true Olympic...

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Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) on Nintendo DS

 

Mario and Sonic come together again, this time taking their rivalry to the snow and ice in another officially licensed Olympic-themed game. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010...

Looking for Olympic competition? Nintendo's handheld is the better of the pair.

Recommended!

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Nintendo DS

 

When it was first announced that the iconic plumber Mario and Sega's purple hedgehog Sonic were being brought together for a videogame collaboration involving the Beijing Olympics, some gamers believed Nintendo were playing an April fool's joke on them

Excellent presentation, Great use of the stylus, Some entertaining sports, Online leaderboards add replay value, Excellent presentation, Great use of the stylus, Some entertaining sports, Online leaderboards add replay value

If more attention was paid to every sport it could have been better ; there are some stinkers, If more attention was paid to every sport it could have been better ; there are some stinkers

There are many events in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games that involve running. Using the stylus to power up before you start and then sliding it quickly to the right when you hear the starter pistol and then feverishly sliding it left and right on...

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Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Gam..

 

Scribbling as an Olympic event!

With all there is to do in the game, it's a shame that it isn't more interesting. For the most part, the touch controls work well and there's plenty of variety to the events, but for some reason, Mario and Sonic at the Olympics doesn't really hold your...

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Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Review

 

Infinitely better than the Wii version, thanks to touch-screen controls; multiplayer options and online leaderboard support; great presentation

A few of the events suck; leaderboards take a while to load up; you may wear out your DS screen

If you can find joy out of the Wii version of Mario and Sonic At the Olympic Games, you're a more patient gamer than I. When I was playing that version of the game a few months back, I found the controls to be cumbersome and hard to get into. Sure, the...

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

 

The Beijing Olympics play host to Nintendo and Sega's favorite mascots.

Unique stylus and button control schemes for each event; plenty of characters to choose from

Mario can run as fast as Sonic; Wi-Fi functionality is awkwardly implemented

Product Specifications

Two of the biggest icons in the entertainment industry, Mario and Sonic, are joining forces to star in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. This momentous agreement marks the first time these two renowned stars have appeared together in a game. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will 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 amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers will be able to compete as or against a range of lovable personalities including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more. Innovative usage of the DS control systems to maneuver a favorite character will allow 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.

Game

Elements:Sports - olympic sports
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online
PEGI Rating:3+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 4+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Sega
Model:At the Olympic Games
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mario & Sonic

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - sports