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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS)

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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.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo DS Title screen

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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Gameplanet Feb 18, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
DarkZero Feb 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Modojo Feb 05, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
videogamer.com Feb 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer Feb 18, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport Feb 06, 2008 6 out of 10 60
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 21, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Cubed3 Feb 23, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Feb 08, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Boomtown Mar 04, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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