Dream Curling is a Dream Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score more points than the opponents, with the event taking place in Sherbet Land.
In this event, the player can set the number of frames for the event for either four or six. For each frame, the player gets to throw two stones, though gets an additional third stone on the final frame if they manage to get a spare or strike within their first two throws. On each turn, the player starts by setting the direction of the throw by either pointing the Wii Remote at the screen or pressing left and right on . Once the player is happy with the direction, they can press and then move on to throwing the stone. The player can practice the strength of their throw by swinging the Wii Remote, and then can press and swing the Wii Remote to make their actual throw. As the character slides along the ice with the stone, the player can also tilt the Wii Remote left or right to add spin to the stone and give it further direction. Once the stone has been released, the player can shake the Wii Remote up and down to sweep, allowing the speed of the stone to be increased further if the player wishes to do so. The stone will then move on towards the set-up at the ned of the course. One point is scored for every pin that is knocked over and five points can be earned for hitting the Goomba. The stone can also bounce off the walls set up around the frame, collect the Item Box to receive an item. each frame has a different set layout:
If the stone is thrown hard enough at the right angle, it will fall into the area at the back of the course. If the stone does not fall into the hole on the first throw, then on the second throw for the hole the player can potentially rebound other stones off it or use it to hit more pins. For the second throw of each frame, all of the pins knocked down on the first throw will be removed, as well as the Goomba if it was hit, but the Item Box will respawn if it was collected on the first throw. When an Item Box is collected, the player can choose whether to use the item on the next throw. If they opt to not use it immediately, they will be able to use the item on future throws, but will not be able to collect another one from the box in the meantime. The player can receive four different items from the boxes, which each have a different effect:
For each throw, the player will earn the number of points for pins knocked down and whether they hit the Goomba. However, if the player knocks down all of the pins in two throws, they will get a spare, which will double the number of points earned for their next throw. If they knock down all of the pins with one throw, they will score a strike and earn double the points for their throw on the next frame. Scoring two strikes in a row is a double, and three strikes in a row is a turkey. Goombas are not included in the pins to be knocked down for a strike or a spare, though the player will receive double the points for hitting a Goomba after scoring the spare or strike. The team with the most points after all of the ends wins.
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