Dream Race (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for DS)
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Dream Race is a Dream Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. It is set on Blue Sky Highway. The objective of the event is to complete three laps of the course before the opponents. The event is unlocked by placing first in the Planet Circuit.
In this event, the player must complete three laps of the course in the fastest time to win. When "Ready?" appears on the screen at the start of the event, the player can touch and hold the Touch Screen to build up power, allowing them to perform a faster start an reach their top speed faster. When "Go!" appears, the player can slide upwards on the Touch Screen, allowing them to start the race. The player is then able to slide left and right on the Touch Screen to build up speed and cause their character to run faster, shown on a meter in the top left of the screen. The player is able to accelerate faster by sliding more quickly on the screen, but does not decelerate unless they are hit by another character's item or run into a wall or obstacle. The player can also gain a short speed boost by running over a Dash Panel. The player can move left and right by using either the respective directions on or to go right and to go left. The player can also touch the Touch Screen to jump over the obstacles on the track. The player can also run into the Item Boxes spread across the course to collect items, which can be used by either tapping on the item window in the top left hand corner of the Touch Screen or by pressing either or . Each item has a different effect:
If the player finishes before the other characters in the event, they will be shown the rest of the characters finishing the event rather than it ending instantly once they have finished like some of the other events in the game.