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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
alaScore 86

74 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and story. The gameplay and graphics also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the design.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)

 

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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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