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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)

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Description

After years of "who is the best" speculation among fans, Mario and Sonic finally meet up to see who is the best!

Set in the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Mario, Luigi, Peach, and friends go head to head with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and their group in a sports competition through various Olympic events. Among the participants, players can even include their custom Miis from their Wii system. 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.

Gameplay is similar to Wii Sports, as 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 uses the Wii Remote (and Nunchuk for certain events) that can roughly mimic the various physical motions of the games.

Players can post their best records and times online via the Wi-Fi connection to see how they fare against other players.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii 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 Beijing Olympics" -- Japanese title
  • "Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici" -- Italian title
  • "マリオ&ソニック AT 北京オリンピック" -- Japanese spelling
  • "마리오와 소닉 베이징 올림픽" -- Korean spelling

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The Press Says

Official Nintendo Magazine Dec, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Computer Bild Spiele Nov 07, 2007 1.65 out of 6 87
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nov 12, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 21, 2007 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Nov 13, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nov 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Australia Nov 22, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Guy Chapman (1745) added Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) on Nov 08, 2007