Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
M&S2014 Wii U Boxart.jpg
Developer(s) SEGA
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date Europe November 8, 2013[1]
Australia November 9, 2013[2]
USA November 15, 2013[3]
Japan December 5, 2013[4]
Genre Sport
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) TBC
Media
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Wii U:

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is a Wii U game, and is the fourth installment in the Mario & Sonic series. It includes a variety of events from the winter games such as skiing, figure skating, and curling[5]. As the title implies, the game is centered around the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, taking place in Sochi, Russia. Different events uses the Wii Remote Plus controller, Wii U GamePad, or both[5]. As the other games in the series, it features realistic events with ones in Mario's and Sonic's worlds. As the game is a Wii U exclusive, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is the first in the series to not have a handheld version. It is also the first game in the series published by Nintendo outside of Japan and South Korea rather than SEGA, who published the first three games.

Modes

The game features five overall modes total.[6]

  • Single Match
  • Medley Mania
  • Worldwide VS
  • Legends Showdown
  • Action & Answer Tour

Events

Olympic events

The game features 16 Olympic events total.[7]

Dream events

The game has eight total Dream Events.[7]

Playable characters

The game features a total of 21 playable characters. All playable characters in this game are identical to those featured in the Wii versions of the previous two installments.

Team Mario

All-Around Type

Speed Type

Power Type

Skill Type

Team Sonic

All-Around Type

Speed Type

Power Type

Skill Type

Other

Non-playable characters

Bosses

Legends Showdown Rivals

Figure Skating Spectacular Bosses

Collectables

Costumes

As with the previous games, there are a variety of collectable costumes for the player to use for their Mii character. All the costumes from Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games return (with the exception of the Wenlock Costume, being replaced by the mascots of the new Olympic games). The method for unlocking them is different also; instead of buying costumes from a shop using in-game points, they are obtained by completing specific challenges (the same applies for all unlockable music, which exclusively includes music from past Mario games and past Sonic games). Here is a list of costumes and their unlocking requirements.

Mario series

Sonic Series

Music

Most of the songs used are from past installments.

Mario series

Returning Music
New Music

Sonic series

Returning Music
New Music

A * notes that the song appeared in a previous title, but wasn't a customizable song.

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Critical reception

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games received mixed reviews from critics. IGN gave the game a 4.5, a Bad. They praised its large quantities of unlockables, but criticized its lack of games to be played online. GameXplain gave the single player mode a 3/5 stars and its multiplayer a 3.5/5. Destructoid gave the game a 6.0.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ&ソニック AT ソチオリンピック
Mario ando Sonikku atto Sochi Orinpikku
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympics
Spanish Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos De Invierno: Sochi 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 2014
French Mario & Sonic aux jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Sotchi 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games of Sochi 2014
Dutch Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Winterspelen: Sotsji 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 2014
German Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Winterspielen: Sotschi 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 2014
Italian Mario & Sonic ai giochi Olimpici Invernali di Sochi 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games of Sochi 2014
Russian Марио и Соник на Олимпийских зимних играх 2014 в Сочи
Mario i Sonik na Olimpiyskikh zimnikh igrakh 2014 v Sochi
Mario & Sonic at the 2014 Olympic Wintergames in Sochi

Trivia

  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game to not be released on the Wii, nor have a handheld counterpart.
  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game to have online multiplayer.
  • This game features some special animations to some Paired Characters for whenever the player gets first place in a event (for example, Mario and Princess Peach have different animations together rather than Luigi and Princess Daisy who have no special animations together)

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnac6aGGG10
  2. ^ http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&nid=3032&pageID=6
  3. ^ http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/10-01-2013/
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGp-Z2pIdTc&t=7m1s
  5. ^ a b New Mario & Sonic Game Announced For Wii U | My Nintendo News
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s [1]
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games - July Trailer (Wii U) - YouTube
  8. ^ Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympic Games 2014 - Snowboard Cross Gameplay Footage (Wii U - E3 2013) - YouTube
  9. ^ Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympic Games 2014 - Bobsled Gameplay Footage (Wii U - E3 2013) - YouTube
  10. ^ a b Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Trailer - Nintendo Direct (High Quality!) - YouTube