Curling (Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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Curling
Screenshot of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Info Two teams of four take turns sliding stones, and only the team with stones closer to the centre of the circle earns points. The team with the higher point total wins.

Curling is an Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score the most points, with the event taking place at the Ice Cube Curling Center. Toads and Chao appear as referees in this event.

Gameplay[edit]

In this event, the player can choose the number of ends that they play, and can choose either two, four or six ends. At the start of each throw, the player can perform strategy time, where they use the GamePad to decide where to throw their stone. The GamePad has tools to draw freehand lines, form curved ones, zoom in and out, pan the zoomed in rink, place an aiming marker, remove everything, see a suggested throw, get help with the options and end the time using the stylus. Once the player has formed their strategy, they can aim their stone by pressing left and right on the Wii Remote's Control Pad, with a marker appearing if the player placed one during strategy time. They can throw the stone by holding B Button and swinging the Wii Remote upwards, with the amount they swing up affecting the power of the throw. The player can also practice their power by swinging up without holding B Button. After the stone has been released, the player can curve it by tilting their Wii Remote in the direction that they would like it to curve, with further tilts curving the stone more. Once the stone has been released, the player can sweep by shaking their Wii Remote, and can sweep more by shaking faster, with the amount that the stone is affected being shown on the GamePad. The player scores points for having stones closer to the centre of the house than the opponent's closest, and the team with the most points after all ends wins. If after all ends there is a tie, extra ends are played until a winner is determined.

Tutorial[edit]

Controls[edit]

  • Let's begin with how to hold the Wii Remote Plus and Wii U GamePad for curling.
  • Curling is an event in which strategy determines the winner--it is sometimes called "chess on ice". Each of the team members has a role to play.
  • In this event, you form your strategy using the Wii U GamePad and stylus.
  • When throwing stones or sweeping with the brush, hold the Wii Remote Plus upright.
  • In single player mode you perform all roles yourself. In multiplayer mode you switch positions with each throw.

Tutorial[edit]

  1. Curling Rules
    Let's talk about the rules for curling.
    In curling, the team that places one or more stones closer to the centre of the house (the blue circle at the end ) scores.
    Each competitor throws one stone at a time, and teams switch after each throw. Scoring takes place after everyone has thrown.
    You score a point for each of your team's stones that is closer to the centre than the closest stone for the rival team.
    However, stones that end up outside the house are not counted.
  2. Strategy Time
    Let's talk about strategy time.
    You can use the Wii U GamePad' to form a strategy before you throw.
    Press
    Minus Button on the Wii Remote Plus or tap the strategy icon on the Wii U GamePad to form a strategy.
    Explanations will be on the
    Wii U GamePad. Hold the Wii U GamePad upright now.
    This is the
    pen icon. You can use it to draw a line freehand with the stylus.
    Touch the
    "Aim here!" icon to place a marker on the rink. Use this marker as a guide for aiming shots!
    Place this
    marker on the rink to show a mark to guide shot strength on the meter when you throw.
    You can move
    markers by touching them with the stylus and sliding them around.
    Press the
    recommended icon to show a line suggestion where the next stone should be thrown.
    If you're not sure, use this
    recommended plan as a guide when you throw.
    Press the
    help icon to view info on how to use the other icons.
    To erase everything you have drawn so far, press the clear all icon.
    Press the end strategy icon to end strategy time.
    Even after you end strategy time, you can press Minus Button on the Wii Remote Plus before you throw a stone to return to strategy time.
    Try forming a stratgy now.
  3. Throwing Stones
    Let's talk about how to throw a stone.
    Next, the throw is performed using the Wii Remote Plus. Switch to the Wii Remote Plus, and look at the TV screen.
    Put the Wii U GamePad in a safe place, and switch o the Wii Remote Plus. Be sure to use the wrist strap as well.
    Before you throw, press +Control Pad left or right to set the direction of the throw. The direction is displayed on the meter and Wii U GamePad as well, so watch them as you adjust.
    Once the direction is decided, point the Wii Remote Plus down and hold B Button.
    Swing the Wii Remote Plus up, as if pushing the stone forward slowly.
    While not holding B Button, swing the Wii Remote Plus to determine how far the meter goes.
    Try throwing the stone now.
  4. Curving Stones
    Let's talk about how to curve the stone.
    (This item is explanation only.)
    Twist the Wii Remote Plus left or right before you reach the throw line to add curve.
  5. Using the brush
    Let's talk about how to sweep the rink.
    After throwing the stone', move the Wii Remote Plus like a brush to sweep the rink.
    Sweeping the rink makes the stone slide farther.
    Try sweeping with the brush now.
    While you are sweeping, the Wii U GamePad shows a yellow line to indicate where the stone you threw will reach.

Control Hints[edit]

  • If the Wii Remote Plus targeting feels off during play, hold the Wii Remote Plus out level in front of you and press down on +Control Pad.

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