Football (Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii)

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Football
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Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Info In this event, teams of 5 compete to score the most goals. (1 player is the goalkeeper.)
Controls Move: +Control PadControl Pad or Control Stick
Pass: Two Button or A Button
Shoot: One Button or B Button
Lofted pass: Hold down Two Button or A Button
Switch player: B Button or Nunchuk Z Button
On Defense
Intercept: Two Button orA Button
Sliding tackle: One Button orB Button

Football is an Event that appears exclusively in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to get the most points in a set amount of time. This can be 2, 4, 6, or 10 minutes, depending on what the player chooses before starting. Knuckles, Shadow, Yoshi, Waluigi, Bowser, Vector, and Metal Sonic can be seen taking part in this event during the opening.

Gameplay[edit]

The event starts out with a chart of who the player is playing against, as well as another two competing. This chart is shown again after winning the first round (but not if it was lost) except with the winner of the other two in the center. After choosing positions for the characters, the announcer announces the teams. Then the team on the left kickoffs of the first half and the team on the right kickoffs for the second half. Otherwise team who didn't score kickoffs. Kickoffs happen between two characters and is done automatically. The player moves with the Control Pad or Control Stick. The player can pass with Two Button or A Button no matter where they are. But, to shoot, the player must press One Button or B Button while on the opponent's side. Otherwise, it acts like a lofted pass, which is usually done by holding down Two Button or A Button. If the player has set at least characters to be them, the player can press B Button or Nunchuk Z Button to switch the active character to another closest to the ball, but only when on defense. Also on defense, the player can get the ball by pressing Two Button or A Button for an interception or One Button or B Button for a sliding tackle. The player must be careful not to foul by going from behind. But if a character fouls the other team, the other team kicks the ball to another from the last position of the ball. If it is done near the other teams' goal, the goalie shots instead. But if the foul happens near their goal, it becomes a penalty kick between the other team and the goalie. After a while, a character will glow. This allows them to do Special Shots, Special Dribbles, and Power Tackles, which boosts shots, dribbles, and sliding tackles respectively. To perform Special Dribbles, the player press A Button or Nunchuk C Button. The other two are done with One Button or B Button like normal. If the ball goes out, the other team gets throws the ball back in. To score, the player must put the ball into the other teams' goal guarded by a goalie. The goalies are either Egg Pawns or Birdos. Their color represents their team's color. If a goalie catches the ball, they shot it to the other side. Points continue until time is up for both halves. After half time, the players reverse direction. Note that some unknown additional time is added to the clock after each half. However, if both teams have the same number of points after the second half, it goes into overtime. When this happens, tine is reduced to a minute split in half. But, if there is still a tie after this, players take turns kicking like penalty kick into the goal five times, with the winner is the one with the most scores. But, if no one does, it keeps going one at a time until they do. After a match, the announcer announces the winner or how the player did.

Controls[edit]

Basics[edit]

Wii Remote (sideways)

  • Move: +Control PadControl Pad
  • Pass: Two Button
  • Shoot: One Button
  • Lofted pass: Hold down Two Button
  • Switch player: B Button

When on Defense

  • Intercept: Two Button
  • Sliding tackle: One Button

Wii Remote and Nunchuck

  • Move: Control Stick
  • Pass: A Button
  • Shoot: B Button
  • Lofted pass: Hold down A Button
  • Switch player: Nunchuk Z Button

When on Defense

  • Intercept: A Button
  • Sliding tackle: B Button

Tips[edit]

  • You can control the direction you shoot by pressing up or down on the +Control PadControl Pad or Control Stick while shooting.
  • Press B Button or Nunchuk Z Button when on defense to switch to a character close to the ball.
  • When you perform a good dribble, pass, shot, or interception, the crowd's cheering will give you energy.
  • When their cheering reaches a peak, your character will power up, and can perform a fast Power Shot.
  • Pass to a powered-up teammate and shoot right away for a Special Shot.
  • Press A Button while powered-up for a Special Dribble at high speed./When dribbling, press Nunchuk C Button while powered-up for a Special Dribble.
  • While powered-up, you can press One Button for a Power Tackle that will not be called as a foul even if done from behind./While powered-up, you can press B Button to perform a Power Tackle that will not be called a foul.

Challenges[edit]

The Power Kicker challenge is achieved by preforming a Special Shot a number of times in this event. The criteria for unlocking each achievement are as follows:

  • Lv. 1- Perform 5 Special Shots
  • Lv. 2- Perform 10 Special Shots
  • Lv. 3- Perform 15 Special Shots

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