Product Type: Sega Wii games
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Member Name: chickiepoo
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Advantages: Great game
I kept looking for the game cheap on Ebay eventually I bought it for £10, I wanted to buy it for my kids, as they did not have a lot of games plus mainly for myself as well, I had played this game on the nintendo ds before so I knew just what was entailed. Although maybe I did not realise it was as strenuous.
To start with you have to press the A and B button together to get to the start screen, it will then tell you to pick a slot to open data from, you can save up to four different games, just pick the one you want to load and click ok. When you get to the main menu you have five different options which I will list below.
This is where you can pick to play any match you want from any of the events, you will only get to play the one event in this but you can keep choosing different events to play on, I find this is good for a practice if there is some events that you are not that good on, but I do find this a little boring and not as competative.
When you first start on this, you only have the beginners class available to play. You need to win all of the events in each of the circuits, in beginners class you only have 3 events in each circuit to come in 1st place. Once you have come first in each of the circuits it will then unlock advanced class, which yet again has five circuits, but this time you have to unlock each circuit, you do this by coming in 1st in the circuit above. In the advanced class you have 4 events in each circuit, but as long as you come first overall in the circuit it will unlock the others.
Once you have completed all of the advanced class stages it will then unlock the masters class, which is pretty hard and I have yet to complete this part. In this one you have 6 circuits to unlock, which so far I have only managed two, each of the circuits this time have five events to play, but it is harder to beat the computer so you need to be really good for this one.
Then you have free circuit where you can chose from 4 or 8 events of your choice or you can chose to have random events, this is not as competative so I do not play this one.
This is where you have certain missions to complete for all the characters all together there are 16 characters each with 6 stars to obtain, but these are not as easy as just winning the events, you have to do what is instructed, so you could be told to win a race in 4th place, or o jump to a certain height. There is lots of different things that they tell you to do. When you have won that event as stated you then get a star next to that event to let you know you have completed it.
This is quite a hard one to do, and I have yet to still complete all of them, so I am not sure what happens when you do complete them all but eventually I will do lol.
This is where you can choose to read up on trivia about the olympic games with lots of questions and answers about many things to do with the olympic games, To be honest its not something I have really looked much at, as I bought this to play the game not read about the olympics.
This is where you can find all your records for times on each of the events you have played in and also it shows what trophies you have won.
What events are there
In this game there are many events which you would expect to see at the Olympic games. These include:
110 meter hurdles
This list goes on and on there are plenty of different events to chose from, to list them all I would be here forever lol.
Is it a multi player game
Yes it is, you can use mutli player in one of two ways, you can either take it in turns at missions, or you can challenge each other but to be able to race against each other you do need an extra wii remote for every extra player playing.
The controls do vary, but each event tells you what to do to complete each event. its mostly by moving the wii remote about in your hands but some events do you the buttons, but as I said you need to read up on the instructions under each event.
My overall opinion
I find this game rally fun to play, and it very challenging, a lot of times you get games that can be completed in no time, I have been playing this for months not and am not even half way through completing it. Even when you do complete all the missions you can still play this game as a multi player game, or on your own just for the fun of the races.
The only thing about this game is that you do use a lot of arm movement and you do have to move it pretty fast,so it does get very tiring. The first time of playing the I had aches in my arm muscles the next day, so you do need to take it a little easy and not play it for hours on the first day like I did lol.
I would recommend this game for anyone to buy, however it may be a little harder for the younger ones to be able to play. My kids are 9 year old and they have only just picked up on how to play it, after a lot of coaching from me, so it can be quite a hard game to play, but once you get the hang of it, it is a lot of fun and well worth the money.
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