gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games is a great game for Wii. The graphics are pretty good(not as good as Super Mario Galaxy's graphics though.) The controls are excellent. The clash between Mario and Sonic's characters look cool. And if you think thats cool, you can play as your Mii! My favorite events are the athletic events. But theres just one problem though.....some of the events are way to hard!!!!!!!!! For example, some of the events in mission mode take you about 100 tries to get right. In the Masters class in circuit mode in order to win the entire circuit you must be absolutley perfect. Sometimes, I feel like breaking the disk and throw it on the street. The hardest mission probaly is Mario vs. Sonic in the 100m dash. You will be there so long trying to figure out a trick to beat it. Luckily I found an easier way to beat Sonic without moving your arms so much that they might fall off. This game is extremley tiring in your arm, they can ache for days. But, I still think this game is very fun overall. The good thing about this game is that you get plenty of really good excercise. This game has a lot of your favorite characters and you can play as all of them. This game is good for almost anyone! There are many diffrent events from track to field to aquatics and even dream mode. Dream mode games are based on real Olypmic events, just Mario and Sonic style. This has something everyone in the whole family will like. Overall no fan of Mario or Sonic would not be glad to have this game in their collection. This game ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Addictive game, practice required for best results
posted by wuvuvu (AVA, MO) Sep 15, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Sonic and Mario at the Olympics is a great game with and without people. To be honest I thought it wasn't great before trying it out and next thing I know I'm playing a few hours at a time each time I start up.
All game controls will take a little of getting use to and great timing is required for the better and perfect scores. If you are looking for something different, interactive, and with a few friends/family then I'd strongly recommending getting Sonic and Mario at the Olympics.
Down qualities would be as follows: -- Haven't see anything on changing AI difficulty as/where wanted.
-- Haven't noticed any friend play with WiFi
-- WiFi records are often duplicated and some seem you have to cheat the system to make the record or beat it
Ignoring the bad qualities I've stated its a very good game in my personal opinion and very addictive. There are 6 others in this house hold that seem to put hours playing as well and find it fun (even one who said it looked boring got sucked into it for an easy 30 minutes).
I found this game very fun and exciting with few downfalls. Pros Easy to learn gameplay Variety of events Great for head to head play Cons Too hard for younger children No way to level up your Mii Too many steps to unlock all events
I would recommend this game for anyone over 10 that enjoys Olympic style gaming and great head to head action.