Product Type: Sega Nintendo DS games
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
Member Name: chickiepoo
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
I purchased this for my daughter from blockbusters for £29.99p; I probably play on it more than her loll. I will tell you a bit about the game.
To start off you need to create data, this consists of a name you want to use, and a flag, which is a country you want to play as. You then click on the data you have entered and then you are ready to start.
You then have 4 options in front of you:
In here you have the choice of:
Single match which is where you can chose a single event you would like to play on, which helps you improve at a certain event that you struggle to do, and it also builds up your medals.
Circuit, which has 3 different, levels, beginners, advanced and masters. You first have to complete beginners to open advanced and the same with masters. In these you have 5 different cups to try and complete, each cup has between 3 and 4 events in them.
Then you have mission, this is with all 16 characters and each has 6 different missions. You have to read carefully of what each mission is to do, as you wont always have to win a race you may have to come 2nd in a certain amount of time, so these need to be read properly.
You can only use this if there is another Nintendo DS nearby, I cannot really comment on this one, as I have never tried it.
This is where you can see all you achievements, like medals trophies, emblems and crowns. On this also if you click on one of the empty boxes it will tell you what is needed to get that medal or trophy.
In this you have some mini games that have trivia questions on, to reveal the answer you must complete that mini game. You have 5 different galleries to go into all with different games. Each gallery has 5 doors to unlock when you have won all of them you then win a music disc to add to your jukebox. This is really just a bit of added fun.
Well there are a lot of different events in this game so you will be occupied for hours loll. Here's a list of them:
You also get 5 dream events, but they need unlocking by doing the circuits, so I am not going to spoil it and tell you what them ones are.
Well for such a small game console I was very impressed, I have played this on normal consoles and the graphics were good, but these are even better, they give you clear onscreen instructions, and most of the game is played on the touch screen, you can also clap to get the crowd clapping near the microphone, and you can yell on throws to make the throw go slightly further. I would not have any complaints about the graphics or effects of this game at all.
The game play
The game play on this is great, before each event it gives you the option to go straight to the event or go to the instructions, in the instructions it tells you clearly what you need to do in order to win the event, although I will say some are harder than others. Also when you unlock a new event before you play it, you are taken straight to the instructions section. After each game you complete the game is all auto saved too so no messing around having to save it all the time.
The time expected to play this game really is ongoing, I have been playing a few weeks now, and am totally addicted, my daughter keeps asking for a go too, and its her DS loll. The things to do on here will take ages to complete and even when they are complete, then you can still continue to play and try to beat world records and things. So this is a game that will really last and I doubt you would get bored of it. I have not yet.
My personal opinion
As you can see from my review I love this game, its fun to play and never gets boring. There is so much to do, and so little time in the day to play it. I have never tired of this yet, I am sure in time I will, but for now its one of my favourite games. The graphics and music on it are great also. I know this seems expensive for £29.99p but it was well worth the money, as I know I will get a lot of use out of the game, and maybe eventually my daughter can have her DS back loll. For now I am off back to playing the game, thanks for reading I hope it helps.
Summary: see review