posted by mjstillman (FRAMINGHAM, MA) Sep 12, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
This is the 3rd game in which Mario and Sonic have been invited to participate at the Olympic Games. This time, they're heading over to London, England.
The game's main focus are the Olympic Events. Most of the events are minigames that require a basic control scheme of Wii-Mote shaking, but some games are a bit more complex. Some events are brought back from the first game, such as running, swimming, fencing, and table tennis. There are new games as well, such as horseback riding, ribbon dancing, and soccer.
There are also Dream Events, which are variations of different Olympic Events. However, the Dream Events this time are VERY different from their Olympic counterparts. EX: In Discus Throw, you chuck a disk as far as you can to come in first. In Dream Discus, you ride on a flying disk and collect as many rings as you can before time runs out.
There is also London Party, which basically amounts to a hub world with minigames to play and sticker collecting. I never found any real intent to play this mode, except to get more scratch cards.
Lastly, there's a bonus mode. In the bonus mode, you can scratch off scratcher tickets that you won from events. You can earn either costume pieces for your Miis, or music tracks.
-Some of the Olympic Events are too short, like the 100m sprint
-London Party mode didn't interest me very much
-I never really took huge interest in customizing my Miis
-Lack of interaction between the characters
-I HATE the other teams in Dream Spacewalk
-The events are the highlight of the game, and while some of them are fun to replay, some of them aren't
OVERALL: I liked this game. It was fun for the week I played it, but I don't have much of a real incentive to play it again. It's fun, but there are better games.
posted by moviegeek5 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Aug 30, 2012
Member since Jun 2008
While not a "keeper", this game kept me quite entertained for a few hours. My only real gripe with it is it seems like the programmers got lazy at some point and didn't want to bother with figuring out how to _really_ use the Wii remote. Several of the games are of the use-the-controller-like-the-controller-for-all-the-other-game-systems variety. Kind of a waste, in regards to that.