gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game was great. My whole family (ages range from 7 to 60) got into it, and we had fun for hours. Because of the dream games, there was plenty of variety. The only drawback to this game is that once you have played everything a couple of times it gets repetitive. However when compared to the other games of this type, it is definitely one of the best.
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
This really made me think I was in Vancouver, Canada. With over 10 Dream Events that take place in the Mario and Sonic Worlds, and 4 new characters to play as, ( Metal Sonic, Silver, Bowser Jr, and Donkey Kong if you were wondering,)You can take the 2010 Winter Olympics to your home where ever may it be. A new mode called Festival mode allows you to play the Olympics as how an athlete sees it. Play games with your friends in Party Mode, or show off your shopping style in Shopping. You get mail regularly in the mailbox in the game. I have the original game which is much worse than this. I give it 10 out of 10 because this game rocks!
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Mario, Sonic and their gang are back from their trip in the Summer Olympics in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
The modes are simple; up to four players can undertake single event mode, or they can go to the Festival and play through the sixteen days of the Winter Olympics, and several of the events.
One player can train in any unlocked event, as well as use the Wii Balance Board for certain events.
What sort of events are there? Well, there are sixteen events for the players to undertake, and most events have a "Dream" version.
The "Dream" version takes the regular version and spices it up with weapons and/or stars. In the Dream skiing race, you can use weapons much like the ones in Mario Kart Wii. The Dream Ski Jump has you flying through space to pick up points by hitting numbered stars.
However, these Dream events are locked when the player(s) first play the game, and I'm not exactly sure how they are unlocked (playing the Festival Mode is the best way to go.)
Okay, how do the games play out? For the most part, very well; I had little trouble skiing, bobsledding and snowboarding my way down the hill and Figure Skating and Curling were fun.
But there were problems. Hockey's nothing more than the defending team knocking down the player with the puck. Scoring was very difficult to do.
Another problem was Speed Skating. The game has real trouble reconizing the motions, event when I use them properly. Sometimes, the skater would slow down and get passed by the opponent, and I would lose the race.
But the biggest headaches this game has is that there's no fun in playing this game single player mode, and a lack of online multiplayer mode. This is an offline party game, and you need to get three other players to play with you offline.
But if you do, then you'll have a real blast with this game. I say you rent Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and decide for youself if you want to buy it.