Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games News for Wii

On: WiiDS
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The officially licensed Olympic Games video game might have sounded like a bit of a joke, but SEGA is taking things quite seriously and will be offering gamers 20 authentic Olympic events including Track, Field and Aquatic disciplines.

Full event list:
Fencing - Individual epée
Shooting - Skeet
Gymnastics - Trampoline
Gymnastics - Vault
Field - High Jump
Field - Pole Vault
Field - Long Jump
Field - Triple Jump
Field - Javelin Throw
Field - Hammer Throw
Rowing - Single Sculls
Table Tennis - Singles
Aquatics - 100m Freestyle
Aquatics - 4x100m Freestyle
Track - 110m and 400m Hurdles
Track - 4x100m Relay
Track -100m and 400m

Players will control their character using Wii's unique Remote and Nunchuck with actions like swinging the Wii Remote to simulate a hammer throw, notching the Nunchuck to shoot arrows, and replicating swimming strokes to shoot along in the pool. A number of secret motions and movements have also been included which will provide players with boosts.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games screenshot

The game will feature 16 playable characters (eight from each of the game's titular characters' video game worlds) with four playing styles on offer: all round, technical, speed and power. Your character selection will determine your play style: Mario and Amy (all-round), Peach and Tails (technical), Sonic and Yoshi (Speed), and Knuckles and Bowser (Power).

We're also promised a host of singe-player and multiplayer game modes, including custom event circuits (pick and choose which events you want to play) and mission mode. The game will also feature a quiz mode and a host of mini-games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is scheduled for release across Europe on November 23 for Wii, with the DS version to follow in Q1 2008.

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Game Stats

Release Date: 23/11/2007
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Party
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 489 18
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