Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS)

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This article is about the first game in the Mario & Sonic game series for the Nintendo DS. For the Wii version of the game, see Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii). For the Mario & Sonic game series as a whole, see Mario & Sonic (series).
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
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Developer(s) Sega
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Publisher(s) Sega (NA, EU)
Nintendo (JP, SK)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date Japan January 17, 2008
USA January 22, 2008
Australia February 7, 2008
Europe February 8, 2008
South Korea June 26, 2008
Genre Sports
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) Varies according to the event that is played in the game
Media
Nintendo DS:
Cartridge
Input
Nintendo DS:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a sports game for the Nintendo DS with a Wii version of the game released as well. The game places Mario, Sonic, and their various allies against each other in Olympic events. The game has the official Beijing 2008 Olympics license, and features environments based on actual Olympic venues.

Although both Nintendo and Sega worked on this collaboration, most of the development was handled by Sega. However, as the game was completed, Sega did publishing and marketing duties for all versions outside of Japan and South Korea (United States, Europe, Australia, etc.). Nintendo did publishing and marketing duties for the Japanese and Korean versions of this game.

Both versions of the game utilize the new functions of these consoles completely. Mario & Sonic was compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Originally, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was considered an April Fools joke, as the game was revealed on March 28, 2007. However, soon after, Sega stated on their official website that the game is official, and that both Sega and Nintendo are working on this game project. Shigeru Miyamoto then soon confirmed that he would be supervising the project, confirming Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games to be real.

Characters[edit]

Playable characters[edit]

The game features sixteen playable characters; eight from the Mario series and eight from the Sonic series. These sixteen characters are broken up into four groups of four characters. All-Around, which consists of characters who neither excel or descend in any type of abilities. Speed, which consists of characters who are best at agility and stamina based events. Skill, which consists of characters who are above average skill and stamina, but have low power and top speeds. Power, which consists of characters who are best at strength and endurance based events.

In Dream Fencing and Dream Table Tennis, players can use special attacks, which are powerful moves that inflict more damage or knock the opponent out of the ring (Dream Fencing), or hit the ball with more power (Dream Table Tennis).

Team Mario[edit]

Icon Name Type Statistics Emblem
MarioOlympicGames icon.PNG Mario All-Around
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Mario.png
LuigiOlympicGames icon.PNG Luigi All-Around
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Luigi.png
PeachMASATOG.png Princess Peach Skill
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Peach.png
DaisyMASATOG.png Princess Daisy Speed
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Daisy.png
YoshiMASATOG.png Yoshi Speed
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MS emblem yoshi.png
WarioMASATOG.png Wario Power
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Wario.png
WaluigiOlympicGames icon.PNG Waluigi Skill
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Waluigi.png
Bowser Power
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Bowser.png

Team Sonic[edit]

Icon Name Type Statistics Emblem
SonicOlympcGames icon.PNG Sonic the Hedgehog Speed
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Sonic.png
OlympicGamesTails icon.PNG Miles "Tails" Prower Skill
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Tails.png
Knuckles the Echidna Power
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Knuckles.png
Amy Rose All-Around
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Amy.png
Blaze the Cat All-Around
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Blaze.png
Shadow the Hedgehog Speed
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Shadow.png
VectorOlympicGames icon.PNG Vector the Crocodile Power
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Vector.png
Eggman Olympic Games icon.PNG Dr. Eggman Skill
Speed
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


MyS emblem Eggman.png

Supporting characters[edit]

Referees[edit]


Others[edit]

Events[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Track[edit]

Field[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Table Tennis[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Archery[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Dream Events[edit]

Circuits[edit]

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, there is a mode called circuit mode. Circuit mode consists of three classes (beginners, advanced and masters) which each consist of five circuits save for the masters which has six. Each circuit has a number of set events which must be beaten. The winner of the circuit gets its trophy. To unlock the next circuit, beat the circuit before it. To unlock the next class, beat the final circuit of the class before.

Beginners Class[edit]

This is the easiest class and is available from the start. There are three events in each circuit. This is the only class where four out of its five circuits are available from the start.

Mercury Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Available from the start.
Events:

  1. 100m
  2. Long Jump
  3. Hammer Throw

Unlocks: 1/4 of Moonlight Circuit, 400m Hurdles, Dream Table Tennis and Triple Jump.

Venus Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Available from the start.
Events:

  1. 100m Freestyle
  2. Skeet
  3. Table Tennis

Unlocks: 1/4 of Moonlight Circuit, 400m Hurdles, Dream Table Tennis and Triple Jump.

Jupiter Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Available from the start.
Events:

  1. Cycling
  2. Fencing
  3. 400m

Unlocks: 1/4 of Moonlight Circuit, 400m Hurdles, Dream Table Tennis and Triple Jump.

Saturn Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Available from the start.
Events:

  1. Trampoline
  2. Archery
  3. Javelin Throw

Unlocks: 1/4 of Moonlight Circuit, 400m Hurdles, Dream Table Tennis and Triple Jump.

Moonlight Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Circuits. Or, do 20 Single Match Mode events.
Events:

  1. 400m Hurdles
  2. Triple Jump
  3. Dream Table Tennis

Unlocks: Advanced Class.

Advanced Class[edit]

Defeating the Moonlight Circuit will unlock this class. Now each circuit has four events.

Stardust Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Moonlight Circuit, unlock Advanced Class. Or, do 30 Single Match Mode events.
Events:

  1. 100m Dash
  2. Long Jump
  3. Hammer Throw
  4. Vault

Unlocks: Planet Circuit, Dream Basketball.

Planet Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Stardust Circuit. Or, do 40 Single Match Mode events.
Events:

  1. 100m Freestyle
  2. Skeet
  3. Table Tennis
  4. Dream Basketball

Unlocks: Comet Circuit, Dream Race.

Comet Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Planet Circuit. Or, do 50 Single Match Mode events.
Events:

  1. Cycling
  2. Fencing
  3. 400m
  4. Dream Race

Unlocks: Satellite Circuit, 10m Platform.

Satellite Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Satellite Circuit.
Events:

  1. Trampoline
  2. Archery
  3. Javelin Throw
  4. 10m Platform

Unlocks: Sunlight Circuit, Dream Fencing.

Sunlight Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Sunlight Circuit.
Events:

  1. 400m Hurdles
  2. Triple Jump
  3. Dream Table Tennis
  4. Dream Fencing

Unlocks: Masters Class, Dream Canoe.

Masters Class[edit]

This is the ultimate class and the only one with six circuits. There are five events per circuit.

Meteorite Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Unlock Masters Class.
Events:

  1. 100m Dash
  2. Long Jump
  3. Hammer Throw
  4. Vault
  5. Dream Canoe

Unlocks: Supernova Circuit, Dream Boxing.

Supernova Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Meteorite Circuit.
Events:

  1. 100m Freestyle
  2. Skeet
  3. Table Tennis
  4. Dream Basketball
  5. Dream Boxing

Unlocks: Cosmos Circuit.

Cosmos Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Supernova Circuit.
Events:

  1. Cycling
  2. Fencing
  3. 400m
  4. Dream Race
  5. Dream Shooting

Unlocks: Galaxy Circuit, Dream Shooting.

Galaxy Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Cosmos Circuit.
Events:

  1. Trampoline
  2. Archery
  3. Javelin Throw
  4. 10m Platform
  5. Dream Shooting

Unlocks: Universal Circuit.

Universal Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Galaxy Circuit.
Events:

  1. 400m Hurdles
  2. Triple Jump
  3. Archery
  4. Dream Table Tennis
  5. Dream Fencing

Unlocks: Big Bang Circuit.

Big Bang Circuit[edit]

To Unlock: Beat Universal Circuit.
Events:

  1. Dream Boxing
  2. Dream Canoe
  3. Dream Basketball
  4. Dream Long Jump
  5. Dream Race

Unlocks: None.

Free Circuit[edit]

In Free Circuit, the number of events and the events themselves can be chosen. It is a great way to have fun with a choice, practice up on bad events or have fun with good ones. No matter what, it's possible to have fun because the events are the player's choosing. An event must have been unlocked to have it put here.

Emblems[edit]

Emblems are awarded for completing special requirements such as doing all of a character's missions or winning all events in a class.

Character Emblems[edit]

These are gained by completing all six of a character's missions.

  • Amy Emblem
  • Blaze Emblem
  • Bowser Emblem
  • Daisy Emblem
  • Dr. Eggman Emblem
  • Knuckles Emblem
  • Luigi Emblem
  • Mario Emblem
  • Peach Emblem
  • Shadow Emblem
  • Sonic Emblem
  • Tails Emblem
  • Vector Emblem
  • Waluigi Emblem
  • Wario Emblem
  • Yoshi Emblem

Champ Emblems[edit]

To get a Champ Emblem, get gold medals in all events of a class.

  • Aquatics Champs Emblem
  • Dream Champ Emblem
  • Field Champ Emblem
  • Gymnastics Champ Emblem
  • Track Champ Emblem

Other Emblems[edit]

  • Bouncing Emblem - Get a 10 in Trampoline.
  • Collaborative Emblem - Play as every character.
  • Complete Game Emblem - Unlock every event.
  • Friendly Emblem - Play multiplayer.
  • Full Play Emblem - Play every event.
  • Gallery Owner Emblem - Unlock all the musics in Gallery Mode.
  • Knight's Emblem - Win fencing without getting hit once.
  • Network Emblem - Connect to wi-fi.
  • Olympic Record Emblem - Get an Olympic Record.
  • Penalty Emblem - False start in 100m Dash.
  • Ping Pong Emblem (Table Tennis Perfect Emblem in DS version) - Win Singles without missing the ball.
  • Rocket Emblem - Get a perfect start in 100m Dash.
  • Shooting Emblem - Don't miss a clay in Skeet.
  • Somersault Emblem - Get a 10 in Vault.
  • Thanks for Playing Emblem - Start the game 50 times.
  • World Record Emblem - Get a World Record

Music Gallery[edit]

Both versions feature a gallery where facts and trivias can be found. In order to answer the question, the player has to play a mini-game. Unlocking all mini-games in a section will unlock a tune from both series. The information, mini-games, and songs differ between Wii and DS.

Songs[edit]

Mario series[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog series[edit]

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Main article: List of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games pre-release and unused content

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) staff

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ&ソニック AT 北京オリンピック
Mario ando Sonikku atto Pekin Orinpikku
Mario & Sonic at the Beijing Olympics
Spanish Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
French Mario & Sonic aux Jeux Olympiques Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Dutch Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Spelen Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
German Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Spielen Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Italian Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Portuguese Mario e Sonic nos Jogos Olímpicos Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Korean 마리오와 소닉 베이징 올림픽
Mario-wa Sonik Beijing Olimpik
Mario & Sonic at the Beijing Olympics

Media[edit]

Audio.svg Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - The game's main theme.
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Trivia[edit]

  • Although both Nintendo and Sega worked on this collaboration, most of the development was handled by Sega. However, as the game was finalized, Sega did publishing and marketing duties for all versions outside of Japan (United States, Europe, Australia, etc.). Nintendo did publishing and marketing duties for the Japanese version of this game.
  • This is not the first time that Mario takes part in the Olympics. He also competed in an event called "Intergalactical Olympics" in the Club Nintendo comic "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit".
  • The DVD set of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was re-released in a double pack with Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1 to tie in with the release of this game.
  • A version of this game was also released on mobile phones in June 2008, but lacked Mario characters and only included Sonic characters. Because of this it was simply titled Sonic at the Olympic Games.

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