Dream Race (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for Wii)
Dream Race is a Dream Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to complete laps of the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place on the Sandhill Track Course. To unlock this event, the player must complete the Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Circuits.
In this event, the player starts by pressing and holding to charge up energy, with holding for a longer amount of time giving a faster start, and must swing the Wii Remote down to start running. If the player swings down too early, they will perform a foul and the event will be started over, however if the player swings the Wii Remote down with perfect timing they will perform a rocket start and receive a short speed boost. Once the event has started, the player can accelerate by alternately shaking the Wii Remote up and down, and will not lose speed unless they hit an item or obstacle. The player can move their character left and right using the control stick on the Nunchuk, and can jump over various obstacles using . The course initially features basic hurdles that can be jumped over, but cause the player to lose speed and then disappear when hit, Dash Panels, which can be run over to gain a speed boost and Item Boxes, which can be picked up to obtain items, but on later laps areas of sand that slow the player down and Egg Pawns that slowly move around areas of the course that cannot be jumped over, cause players to lose speed when hit and disappear when hit also appear. If the player picks up an Item Box, they will receive an item which has one of a number of effects that can be used by pressing . The player will be able to see their opponent's items as well as their own. The items that the player can receive are:
The first character to complete four laps of the course wins the event.