Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular
Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular is a Dream 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 figure skating routine, with the event taking place in the Dream Skating Center.
In this event, the player starts automatically, and must perform moves at various points around the rink when indicated. The first move the player can perform is a step, where they swing the Wii Remote in the shape indicated onscreen, with better timed swings earning hem more points. The player can also perform spirals by using their Wii Remote to keep their character's balance as they skate along the pink line, with a better balance scoring more points. To perform jumps, the player must swing the Wii Remote upwards on the red jump markers, and swing it around in the air to perform pirouettes after takeoff. The player is awarded extra points for well-timed takeoffs and more pirouettes in the air. To perform waves, the player must hold the Wii Remote out to the side and move it up and down to control their character's arms to collect the musical notes shown onscreen, with more points being awarded for the more musical notes collected. The player can also perform spins at the green markers on the rink by swinging the Wii Remote round in a circular motion, earning more points for more spins. To end the routine, the player must match the pose shown onscreen at the end of the countdown, with extra points awarded for timing their pose well. The chracter with the most points at the end of the routine wins.
The routine is inspired by Super Mario 3D Land, and starts in an area featuring Peach's Castle, the Tail Tree and little birds starts with the skaters skating past five Toads, and then jumping to collect Coins from ? Blocks. The skaters are then interrupted by Kamek and four Koopa Paratroopas, who capture the Toads in a cage and kidnap them. The skaters follow Kamek by jumping onto some moving platforms and across some Donut Blocks, before heading into a Warp Pipe to Bowser's Castle. Here, the skaters avoid Lava Bubbles, Lava Geysers, Fire Bars and pits of Lava while collecting more Coins, before encountering Tail Bowser. The skaters skate away from Tail Bowser, and jump over its fireballs before hitting some buttons to remove the bridge it stands on and sending it into the lava, where it turns into a Goomba and a Super Leaf. Kamek's broom catches fire and he flies away, freeing the Toads. The skaters spin a Tail Wheel to return to Peach's Castle, where a large crowd of Toads are waiting. The skaters high five the Toads and jump over a set of Note Blocks, before finishing the routine in front of the castle. The routine's music includes sections from the main theme of Super Mario Bros., the main theme of Super Mario 3D Land, the boss theme of Super Mario Bros. 3, and the castle theme, Bowser's theme and the staff roll from Super Mario 3D Land.