Figure Skating Pairs
Figure Skating Pairs is a Figure Skating Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score as many points as possible by performing a pairs figure skating routine, with the event taking place in the Iceberg Skating Palace.
In this event, the player has to select a pair of characters, on of which must be male and the other must be female. The player must then also select one of five pieces of music to perform their routine to, each with a different routine made up of combinations of five different single elements and six pair elements. The player earns more points for completing the elements in time with the music, and can also earn points for correctly holding hands by pressing when prompted. To perform step sequences, the player must swing their Wii Remote in time with the music and the onscreen guide, with more points being awarded for swinging at the right time, and further points given for performing combos of successive great and perfect swings. To perform jumps, the player must swing the Wii Remote upwards to perform the initial jump, and spin the Wii Remote upwards to perform rotations once airborne. The better the timing of the takeoff and the more rotations performed in the air, the more points that the player earns. To perform spirals, the player must tilt the Wii Remote to keep their character's balance and follow the guideline on the rink. To perform spins, the player must spin the Wii Remote to perform rotations, with the faster they spin, the more points they earn. To perform waves, the player must hold the Wii remote out to the side and move it up and down to follow the line of blue musical notes, with more points awarded for collecting more of the musical notes. Pair waves are performed in a similar way with the addition of holding hands throughout to collect a single line of notes. Swings and throw jumps are performed by swinging the Wii Remote upwards while holding hands, with the timing of the swings affecting the points scored. To perform a Death Spiral, the player must hold hands and move the Wii Remote around in a slow circular motion. To perform lifts, the player must hold the pose shown onscreen, scoring more points for holding it more steadily for the duration of the lift. To end the routine, the player must strike the pose shown onscreen with the right timing. If the player is using Mario and Peach, Luigi and Daisy, Sonic and Amy or Silver and Blaze, the pose performed at the end will be a special one specific to those pairs of characters. after finishing their routine, the player is awarded points and a rank from C to A+ for their Steps, Jumps, Spins, Spirals and Waves, as well as an overall score and their ranking in the event. The characters with the highest total score wins.