Deluxe Halfpipe

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Deluxe Halfpipe
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Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
Type Dream Snowboard
Info Perform tricks along a halfpipe carved from a giant maple.
Controls Accelerate: Y Button
Turn: +Control Pad ←/→
Drift: Hold R Button while turning
Tricks: +Control Pad
Grabs: A/B/X/Y Button
Special Trick: Commands

Deluxe Halfpipe is a Dream Snowboard Dream Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score as many points as possible within the time limit, with the event taking place on the Half Maple Tree. The starting course record for this event is 15660.


In this event, the player starts by pressing Y Button, but can charge up energy beforehand by holding Y Button to perform a faster start. If the player begins charging when "2" appears onscreen and releases exactly when "Go!" appears, they will perform a starting dash. The player can pick up speed by pressing Y Button to crouch, steer using left and right on +Control Pad and drift by holding R Button while turning. If the player performs a large drift and releases R Button when their character's trail is orange, they will perform a drift dash, which gives them a small boost of speed upon the completion of the drift. The player can also gain speed boosts by passing over the Dash Panels on the course. To perform tricks, the player must jump off the ramps at the sides of the half pipe, which resemble vertical dash panels and come in two varieties, an orange and yellow ones and blue and green ones, with the latter giving the player more height and thus more time to enter commands. The faster the player approaches the ramp, the more height they will achieve and hence will have more time to input commands, with their remaining time indicated on a gauge. The player can input any commands in any sequence while in the air by pressing A Button, B Button, X Button, and Y Button to perform various grabs and the directions on +Control Pad to perform turns. The player gains points or performing tricks, receiving more for turns than grabs and gaining even more by performing multiple tricks in sequence. The course also features Coins that the player can collect, and when they collect five, they will be able to attempt to perform a special trick. Each trick is unique to the character, and adds 5,000 points to their score when successfully executed. To perform a trick, the player must jump off the side of the ramp and enter a series of commands, either consisting of A Button, B Button, X Button, and Y Button or +Control Pad directions, within the time limit and with enough time remaining afterwards to perform the trick. If they successfully perform it, the player will lose five coins, however if they fail their current coin count will be halved and rounded up for odd numbers. The course also features a single Goomba that causes the player to lose speed if they hit it. The player has one minute to score as many points as possible and reach the end of the course. If they fail to do so, they will not score any points for the event.


Rule Info[edit]

Land all the tricks you can in 1 minute! Grab 5 coins to try a special trick! But if you fail, you lose half your coins. And if you don't reach the goal in time, you get zero points!

Basic Controls[edit]

  • Press the Y Button to start!
  • Hold the Y Button to pick up speed!
  • Press right/left on the +Control Pad to turn!
  • Hold down the R Button while turning to drift!
  • Use the +Control Pad to do spin tricks,
  • or the A, B, X, and Y Buttons for grab tricks.

Advanced Tips[edit]

  • Press and hold the Y Button on "2"
  • to do a starting dash!
  • Let the R Button go when your trail turns orange
  • to trigger a drift dash!
  • Get 5 coins for a chance to do a special trick!
  • Start a trick, then enter the commands!


  • Up: Front flip
  • Down: Backflip
  • Left: Left spin
  • Right: Right spin
  • A/B/X/Y Button: Grab