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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
alaScore 87

73 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and story. The gameplay and graphics also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the design.

controls, graphics, gameplay, story, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Pedro Hernandez (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


Mario and Sonic face off once more, and the results are grand.

All of the Olympic Events are unlocked from the start ; Festival mode is a great training and single-player mode ; Great Wii Remote controls along with smart Balance Board integration ; Plenty of modes to participate in ; Dream Events are fantastic...

Dream Events still need to be unlocked ; Timing is still an issue with some events ; No multiplayer when using the Balance Board

The funny thing is, even reviews from people who gave this game a lower score than they gave to the first game say that the game is better than the first, but it wasn't enough of an improvement so they gave it a low score. So yeah, I've always felt...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Briggs (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter games review


If there ever was a title that captivated the essence of “milking the cow”, it's probably the Nintendo SEGA fusion with Mario and Sonic — two of the most iconic game characters of all times. It's especially bad considering the game itself isn't...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Allen (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


There seems to be a strange trend of late for games which effectively play by themselves. Like waiting for an install to finish on a PC, it feels like you're actually doing something constructive whilst elsewhere making tea. Football Manager and Sim...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (

Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games


The 2010 Olympic Winter Games, hosted by Vancouver, Canada, have quite a bit to live up to after the non-stop excitement of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is in the same position, as its predecessor was quite...

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games brings with it a good amount of events, most of which are done better in other games. This is one of the many Wii titles where enjoyment depends entirely on how it will be played in the household.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Carolyn Petit (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


There's some multiplayer fun to be had in this winter sports collection, but you'll have to sift through a lot of lousy stuff to find it.

Skiing and snowboarding are fun ; Some dream events make good use of theme settings ; A few of the games work well with friends

Too many events are played the same way ; Speed skating relies too heavily on waggling ; AI opponents are too easy to beat

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : David Wolinsky (

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games


Because sometimes you just have to know which fictional character might be better at the luge.

Winter Games comes alive most effectively in Dream Events, where it breaks free from the Olympics as they exist in real life. These are Olympics events run through a zany Mario Kart filter: For instance, dream bobsleigh lets you take the...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Benjamin Blank (

Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games [Wii]


I've always steered clear of Olympic sports games due to one key factor; I absolutely suck at repeatedly and quickly hitting a button over and over again. It's plagued my entire video game history, from Metal Gear Solid to the end of Resident Evil 5....

Top notch presentation ; Multiple control schemes that never hinder gameplay and keep things consistently fun ; Stunning score that adds to a brilliant atmosphere ; A wealth of content to unlock and play through

Some events feel similar while some are not as long as you'd like them to be ; Adventure mode is too easy, as is the general level of A.I

This time Mario And Sonic have knocked it out of the park. All the faults of the previous title have been worked away to create a game bursting with atmosphere, packaged with a wealth of content, and full of events that work superbly.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Nathan Fessler (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


Now with more Metal Sonic.

Which brings me to my primary reservation: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is obviously very family-oriented, and while it should do a great job keeping casual and younger players entertained, its events may lack the depth to hold the...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Pearce (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the second and latest release in Nintendo's foray into broad-appeal Olympic videogaming. This second installment features largely the same character lineup from the first game, but with some new big bosses...

When you first start the game you're treated to a Olympic-scale opening, featuring the entire cast of the game, as well as a roaring crowd full of random Toads and Koopas. After all, what Mario game would be complete without them? This opening ceremony...

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter games is jam-packed with befuddling design decisions. First off, as I've already mentioned, Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't really seem to fit in the game. Sure, he's all about running fast and jumping high, but the vast...

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. It can be a fun party game, but only if everyone playing has the patience to learn a new set of controls for...

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : T.J. Deci (

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


Gaming's most recognizable personalities return to internationally celebrated athletic competition in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Following their 2008-based summer games outing in Beijing, the two mascots and their corporately aligned teams