Dream Alpine (Team)
Dream Alpine is a Dream Alpine Dream Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest possible time as a team, with the event taking place on Seaside Hill. To unlock this event, the player must either reach the third day of Festival Mode or the fourth day of Team Festival Mode. Espio appears as a referee in this event.
In this event, the player competes as part of a team to complete the course in the fastest combined time. The player skis down the course at the same time as their opponents, and their combined time is used to decide the winner of the event. To start the event, the player must swing the Wii Remote down when the countdown finishes and "GO!" appears onscreen. Doing so with perfect timing will grant the player an initial speed boost when starting the event. Once the player starts skiing, they can tilt the Wii Remote forwards to crouch, which allows the character to travel at a faster speed but makes turning harder. The player can turn by tilting the Wii Remote left and right, with sharper turns performed by tilting the Wii Remote further. Particularly sharp turns will stop a crouching character from crouching and cause them to assume an upright position. The player can also brake by tilting the Wii Remote backwards, and can push off again either from braking or losing speed by shaking the Wii Remote down. When the player approaches a jump ramp, they must swing the Wii Remote upwards to allow them to gain extra jump height and give them more time to perform tricks. Once in the air, the player can perform basic tricks by swinging the Wii Remote up, down, left and right, and after performing at least two of these, a shape will appear onscreen, prompting the player to trace the shape to be able to perform a more complicated trick. Performing more and better tricks gives the player a larger speed boost upon landing, however attempting to perform a trick as the character reaches the snow will cause them to lose speed instead. The player can also slipstream other characters by following them for an extended amount of time, giving them a speed boost while they remain behind the character. Players can also gain speed by passing between gates, with yellow gates providing a smaller boost and red gates providing a larger one. The course also features Dash Panels, which give the player a speed boost and Springs which launch characters into the air without requiring jump input. The player can perform their special action by pressing , which gives them a short boost of speed. The player has one special action per race, but can gain more by collecting five of the Rings on the course or by obtaining a special action item. The player can also pick up Star Team Coins from the course, which grant the whole team the Super Star's effects when a total of four are collected by the team. The course also features some obstacles, including red-striped deep snow, which slows the player down, large rolling stones that knock the character over and cause them to lose speed when hit, Egg Pawns that walk around and cause the character to lose speed if hit, Kikis that cause the player to lose speed if hit as well as throwing Bombs that explode and cause characters caught in the explosion to lose speed and an Egg Hammer that slowly walks around and occasionally slams down its hammer, causing characters hitting it to lose speed. The course also features Item Boxes, which the player can pick up to gain an item that is used by pressing . There are several types of item, each with different effects: