Product Type: Sega Wii games
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Member Name: Benjiboo
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Advantages: Fun, quick and lots of playability
Disadvantages: Very difficult to complete the game in its entirity
This is a game suitable for 1-4 players and ideally you require the nun-chucks to play (although some events can be done without).
In this game you compete at various olympic events playing as one of 16 characters from the Mario and Sonic worlds. Below are a list of the events and a brief description of what you have to do
100m - holding the Wii remote in one hand and the nun-chuck in the other you moving you arms in a running action as fast as you can
400m - it works the same as 100m but in this there is a heart monitor, if you run too fast your stamina will empty to nothing and your charchter will stop, therefore you need to run at a steady pace rather than all out
4 x 100m relay - same as the 100m but you are 4 charchters which you have to pass the baton between each one
110m hurdles - the same as the 100m except you need to flick the remote to jump the hurdles
400m hurdles - same as the 110m hurdles except with the heart monitor
Long jump - run as above then flick the remote to jump just on the line
Triple jump - run and then do 3 alternating flicks for the hop skip and jump
Hammer throw - spin the Wii remote and then release at the right time
Javelin - run then flick the remote (not too soft and not too hard)
High jump - run and then flick the remote to jump in the right zone and then the nun-chucks to get your legs up
Pole vault - run and then flick the remote to plant the pole in the right zone and then wiggle the remotes to keep up your power
Trampoline - flick the remote systematically up to jump and then press A, B or twist the remote in the combination it appears on screen
Vault - run, jump at the right time and then flick the remotes to perform your moves in the air
Shooting - skeet - firstly stop a moving dot in the correct place to determing the size of your cross hair and then point and shoot at the clay pigeons
Rowing - single skulls - thrus the remotes back and forth and hit A, B or Z buttons when instructed on screen
Archery - there are two cross hairs, to shoot accurately they need to be lined up, one is controlled by pointing the remote at the screen and the other is controlled by tiliting the nun-chuck (wind speed affects how your arrows fly)
100m freestyle - move the remotes in one of 4 styles (crawl, breast stroke, butterfly or doggy paddle) at a steady pace because there is a heart monitor
4 x 100m freestyle - same as above except as a four person relay
Fencing - individual epee - use the direction buttons to move forward and back and then thrust, parry or feint with the Wii remote to score hit points
Table tennis - singles - swing the remote as if it were your bat and press A or B for differnet types of shot
Dream fencing - same as normal fencing except with special blast thrusts and a life bar rather than just number of hits
Dream table tennis - same as normal table tennis but the number of points you score is equal to the length of rally the preceeded it, there are also special power moves
Dream race - like Mario Kart but with running characters
Dream platform - a freefall jump where you use the directional buttons to aim to get through hoops then once through hoops perform a combination of moves as on the trampoline. Also get bombs and stars like Mario Kart
There are three different types of play:
Single: play any event to win
Circuit: This is where events are combined together and you get a score for your performance in each and the competitor with the highest total points wins (like a pentathlon). There are 16 different circuits each awarding a trophy, 5 beginner (3 events per circuit) 5 advanced (4 events per circuit) and 6 advanced (5 events per circuit). You can also create your own circuits.
Mission: in this mode of play each character has 6 missions to complete. These missions aren't just about winning but fulfulling certain criteria whilst taking part in an event.
The characters you can play as are:
Power: Knuckles , Bowser, Vector, Wario
All-round: Mario, Amy, Luigi, Blaze
Speed: Sonic, Daisy, Shadow, Yoshi
Skill: Peach, Tails, Waluigi, Dr Eggman
Each character has a different level of each attritrbute: speed, power, skill and stamina. These attributes will make different events harder or easier depending on what they are for example it's best to use a strength charachter in the hammer throw and a skill charachter in archery whereas using a speed charachter for the hammer throw will make it a lot harder. Alternatively you can compete as your Mii however they will not excel in any attribute.
There are also 5 mini games in the gallery section:
voice memory - memorise the order in which speak and repeat this
count master - count the number of particular objects you see on screen
card games - find the lady, pairs and copy patterns by swapping cards
whack-a-mole - move side to side and swing the Wii remote to hit the moles as they appear
bound ball - tilt the Wii remote left and right to hit balls into the correctly coloured areas
This is a great party game for multiple players beacuse there are a variety of games that are all easy to learn and quick to play - this is great for some friendly competition. This is also good as a one-player game as there is a massive amount of playability because as well as the circuits and missions to complete there are also 40 emblems to win. These emblems are awarded for things like a perfect 10 on the trampoline. And on top of this there is a log book for each of the 16 characters with the medal status for each event so to complete this game completely you will also need to get gold medals for all events with all characters. It is great that you can pick this game up and put it down regularly just playing for 10 minutes at a time.
Summary: This is a staple game for the Wii
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