Groove Pipe Snowboard

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Groove Pipe Snowboard
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Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Info Four players race down a twisty course with curves and ramps. The first to the finish wins.

Groove Pipe Snowboard is a Dream Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to complete two laps of the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place on Mushroom Bridge. A Fishin' Lakitu and a Chao appear as referees in this event.

Gameplay[edit]

In this event, the player starts by swinging the Wii Remote Plus or Wii U GamePad down when "Go!" appears onscreen. The player can perform a faster start by charging up energy before "Go!" appears by holding either ZL Button, ZR Button or B Button with the right timing, and by swinging down as close to "Go!" as possible, but will have a delayed start if they swing down too early. Once the event has started, the player can turn left and right by tilting the Wii Remote Plus or Wii U GamePad in the desired direction, and drift by holding down ZL Button, ZR Button or B Button while turning. The player can also speed up by tilting the Wii U GamePad or Wii Remote Plus forward. The course features groove zones, where characters leave a trail after passing through. If the player follows another character's trail through the groove zone, they will receive a speed boost, and will receive a further speed boost if they have collected some of the Coins scattered throughout the course. The course also features jumps, which he player can swing the Wii U GamePad or Wii Remote upwards to jump from, and tilt it backwards and forwards to keep balance in the air. Landing at an angle similar to that of the slope will grant the player a speed boost. Grind rails also appear, which the player can ride on for a speed boost, and keeps their balance by tilting the Wii U GamePad or Wii remote Plus left and right. The course also features several other items. Dash Panels appear on some ramps on the course, as well as the sides of the bridge and the Wiggler Wagon that is parked on it, and will grant the player a speed boost when passed over. The Cannon shoots players to the top of the course, while the Warp Pipes transport players to a new section. Snowmen appear on the course and slow players down when they are hit and are destroyed upon impact. The character that completes two laps of the course in the fastest time wins.

Tutorial[edit]

Controls[edit]

  • Let's begin with how to hold the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus for Grove Pipe Snowboard.
  • The controls for Player 1 are shown on the Wii U GamePad. The controls for other players are shown on the TV screen.
  • This event is played by using the Wii U GamePad.
  • In multiplayer, other players hold the Wii Remote Plus upright and tilt it to control.

Tutorial[edit]

  1. Start
    Let's go over how to start.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    To start, swing the Wii U GamePad when the "Go!" signal is given. / To start, swing the Wii Remote Plus when the "Go!" signal is given.
    Swing at the same time as the "Go!" signal for a starting dash.
    Try practising the start now.
  2. Snowboarding / Crouching / Grooves
    Let's talk about turning, crouching, and using grooves as you snowboard.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    Turn left or right while snowboarding by tilting the Wii U GamePad left or right.. / Turn left or right while snowboard by tilting the Wii Remote Plus left or right.
    As you snowboard, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward to crouch and speed up. / As you snowboard, tilt the Wii Remote Plus forward to crouch and speed up.
    Tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right while crouching to turn at high speed. / Tilt the Wii Remote Plus left or right while crouching to turn at high speed.
    Areas on the course that are sparkling blue are called groove zones.
    As a racer goes through a groove zone, the snowboard will leave a coloured groove in its wake. Riding a groove boosts your speed.
    If you pick up coins along the course, you can gain even more speed when riding a groove.
    Try snowboarding now.
  3. Drifting
    Next let's talk about drifting.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    While turning left or right, press ZL Button or ZR Button to drift. Drifting makes sharper turns easier. / While turning left or right, press B Button to drift. Drifting makes sharper turns easier.
    Try drifting now.
  4. Jumping / Mid-Air Balance
    Let's talk about jumping and adjusting your balance in the air.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    To jump, swing the Wii U GamePad up at the end of the jump ramp. / To jump, swing the Wii Remote Plus up at the end of the jump ramp.
    After jumping, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward and backward to keep your balance in mid-air. / After jumping, tilt the Wii Remote Plus forward and backward to keep your balance in mid-air.
    If you adjust your stance to your snowboard is at the same angle as the slope when you land, you will get a burst of speed.
    Try jumping and adjusting your balance now.

Control Hints[edit]

  • The Wiggler that appears in Mushroom Bridge has a ramp on the end. Build up speed and jump off the ramp!
  • If the Wii Remote Plus targeting feels off while playin in multiplayer mode, hold the Wii Remote Plus out level in front of you and press down on +Control Pad.

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