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In this DS adaptation of the Wii title, Sega and Nintendo's characters appear in the same game for the first time in history. At the same time, this title uses the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games license and features the official venues and environments of the 2008 Olympic Games.

Mario, Luigi, Peach, and friends go head to head with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and their group in a sports competition through various Olympic events. Each character has different sets of attributes; these attributes give certain characters a slight advantage over others in particular events. For instance, Sonic is usually better at running than other characters. Though, it is possible to beat him with anyone.

There are several arcade style mini games that players can compete against up to three of their friends. Among the events are: skeet shooting, fencing, 100m and 400m dash, swimming, gymnastics, rowing, archery, table tennis, and many more that are unlocked through play as the video athletes earn medals, badges, and crowns.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Main menu.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Get ready to compete.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Sonic broke a new world record.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Choose event.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Spelen" -- Dutch title
  • "Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos" -- Spanish title
  • "Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Spielen" -- German title
  • "Mario & Sonic aux Jeux Olympiques" -- French title
  • "Mario & Sonic at Bejing Olympics" -- Japanese title
  • "Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici" -- Italian title
  • "마리오와 소닉 베이징 올림픽" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews Feb 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jan 22, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamer 2.0 Jan 29, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Nintendojo Apr 19, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Vision Mar 07, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Feb 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Feb 07, 2008 14 out of 20 70
NintendoWorldReport Feb 06, 2008 6 out of 10 60
AceGamez Feb 27, 2008 5 out of 10 50 Mar 09, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Stephan Wolschon (35) added Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) on Apr 22, 2008