Canoe Sprint 1000m

From the Super Mario Wiki
Canoe Sprint 1000m
Mario and sonic are canoeing.jpg
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Type Canoeing
Info In this event, teams of 2 compete to paddle to the finish line in the fastest time.
Controls Start: Swing Wii Remote down
Paddle: Swing Wii Remote
Final sprint: Swing Wii Remote

Canoe Sprint 1000m is an Event that appears exclusively in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to row the canoe to the finish line in the fastest time. It is the only event that appears in the Canoeing category, and takes place in Eton Dorney. Bowser, Bowser Jr., Vector and Knuckles can be seen taking part in this event during the opening, and the starting record in the event is held by Team Bowser at 3:28:531.

Gameplay[edit]

This event features four teams of two characters competing to be the first to cross the finish line. Each team has a differently colored and numbered canoe, with red for team 1, blue for team 2, yellow for team 3 and green for team 4. The player holds their Wii Remote vertically for this event, with one hand over the top as if they are holding a canoe paddle. To begin the event, the player must swing their Wii Remote down immediately after the word "GO!" appears, and will receive a starting dash for perfect timing. The player must then swing their Wii remote down again every time the two markers overlap. The speed of the canoe is affected by their timing, with only a short speed boost given for poor timing, but a far better one for perfect timing. When the players approach the finish line, the final sprint begins, where the player must quickly shake the Wii Remote down to increase the canoe's speed and cross the finish.

Controls[edit]

Basics[edit]

  • Start: Swing Wii Remote down
  • Paddle: Swing Wii Remote
  • Final sprint: Swing Wii Remote
  • Swing the Wii Remote when "GO!" appears on the screen for a Starting Dash!
  • Swing the Wii Remote in time with the markers.

Tips[edit]

When playing as a pair, you'll go even faster if you both paddle at exactly the same time!

Challenges[edit]

The Power Rower challenge is achieved by performing rows with perfect timing a number of times in this event. The criteria for unlocking each achievement are as follows:

  • Lv. 1- Paddle the canoe with perfect timing 20 times
  • Lv. 2- Paddle the canoe with perfect timing 40 times
  • Lv. 3- Paddle the canoe with perfect timing 60 times

Gallery[edit]