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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is an official game based on the Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010. As in the predecessor there are 20 characters from the two franchises which compete in 15 Olympic disciplines. In addition to that there are also some dream events which add a fantastic element to a known sport, with rockets. Every of those disciplines are played with an mini game which require different actions from the player, e.g. pressing buttons in the right rhythm for ice skating or steering during the snowboard event. Some use the touch screen while others rely on traditional controls.

The DS-exclusive adventure mode features a story in which Dr. Eggman and Bowser melt away all the ice needed for the Olympic Games. To set things right Mario & Sonic need to travel to different locations, talk to the inhabitants and solve challenges. Those consist of the sports mini games with certain winning requirements. Playing this mode also unlocks the dream events. Besides this players can decide to enter the party game mode or to play the games separately respectively in a custom tournament. All modes except the adventure mode are also available for up to four players.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Nintendo DS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Winterspelen" -- Dutch title
  • "Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Winterspielen" -- German title

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Official Nintendo Magazine Oct 16, 2009 91 out of 100 91
Vandal Online Oct 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Impulse Gamer Oct, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Captain Oct 26, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Nintendo Life Oct 26, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80 Oct 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gameswelt Oct 30, 2009 75 out of 100 75
9lives Nov 09, 2009 73 out of 100 73
N-Europe Nov 18, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Oct 22, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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Patrick Bregger (116076) added Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS) on Feb 06, 2011