Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)

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This article is about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for the Wii. For the Nintendo DS version of the game, see Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS).
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
MSWG UScover.jpg
Developer(s) Sega, Racjin
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Publisher(s) Sega (NA, EU, OC)
Nintendo (JP, SK)
Platform(s) Wii
Release date USA October 13, 2009
Australia October 15, 2009
Europe October 16, 2009
Japan November 5, 2009
South Korea November 19, 2009
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
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Varies according to the event that is played in the game
Media
Wii:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Input
Wii:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a sports game for the Wii with a Nintendo DS version of the game released as well. Both games are a follow-up to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. The game is produced under license from the International Olympic Committee in relation to the Olympic Winter Games taking place at Vancouver in 2010.

Like the previous installment, this game is a collaboration between Sega and Nintendo featuring characters from both the Mario franchise and the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Although Sega was handling most of the development for both versions of this game, as it did for the original Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, they were also handling publishing/marketing duties for all territories outside of Japan and South Korea, while Nintendo has done publishing/marketing duties for Japan and South Korea themselves.

About[edit]

The Wii version employs the Wii Remote controls, as well as the Wii Balance Board. The game features a Festival mode where the player starts from the opening to the closing ceremony. In the Festival mode, the player can choose to play an individual festival, where the player faces off against 7 other CPU characters, or a team festival, where the player can choose three other teammates to play.

New to the game is a marketplace that allows the player to purchase various items such as clothes and accessories for the player's Mii, tunes from both series, and customizable snowboards. Players can purchase these items using Star Tokens, which earn based on their performance. Also, the gallery for Olympic trivia has now been replaced with the Library.

Also, all authentic (real-life based events) are unlocked from the start. Dream Events are in this game and all of them (excluding 2) need to be unlocked.

The aforementioned Festival Mode, is a special adventure mode where the participants must compete with some boss characters from the Mario and Sonic series in various events.[1] Both the DS and the Wii versions take place in a place known as Christmas Village.

Olympic events[edit]

Dream events[edit]

Characters[edit]

All the main participants on the Wii character selection screen, including the Mii.

All of the characters from the previous game, including Miis for the Wii version, return. There are also four new characters[2] who were not present in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Retaining the first game's style, all playable characters are unlocked from the start (including new participants).

Playable characters[edit]

* A character who marks their first time playable in the series.

Team Mario[edit]

Icon Name Type Statistics Special Skill Emblem
Mario (MaSOG mugshot).png Mario All-Around
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Spin Mario Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Luigi (MaSOG mugshot).png Luigi All-Around
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Luigi Rocket Luigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg
PeachMASATOWG.png Princess Peach Skill
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Mid-Air Float Peach Emblem Winter Games.jpg
DaisyMASATOWG.png Princess Daisy Speed
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Flower Trampoline Daisy Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Yoshi (MaSOG mugshot).png Yoshi Speed
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Flutter Jump Yoshi Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Wario (MaSOG mugshot).png Wario Power
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Wario Waft Wario Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Waluigi (MaSOG mugshot).png Waluigi Skill
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Air Swim Waluigi Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Bowsericon.png Bowser Power
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Spinning Shell Bowser Emblem Winter Games.jpg
BowserjrMASATOWG.png Bowser Jr.* All-Around
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Back Spin Shell BowserJr Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Donkey Kong (MaSOG mugshot).png Donkey Kong* Power
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Hand Slap Dash DK Emblem Winter Games.jpg

Team Sonic[edit]

Icon Name Type Statistics Special Skill Emblem
Sonic (MaSOG mugshot).png Sonic the Hedgehog Speed
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Spin Dash Sonic Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Tails (MaSOG mugshot).png Miles "Tails" Prower Skill
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Tailspin Flight Tails Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Knuckles (MaSOG mugshot).png Knuckles the Echidna Power
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Screw Driver Knuckles Emblem Winter Games.jpg
AmyMASATOWG.png Amy Rose All-Around
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Pink Typhoon Amy Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Blaze (MaSOWG mugshot).png Blaze the Cat All-Around
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Quick Tornado Blaze Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Shadow (MaSOG mugshot).png Shadow the Hedgehog Speed
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Chaos Boost Shadow Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Silver (MaSOG mugshot).png Silver the Hedgehog* Skill
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Levitate Silver Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Vector (MaSOG mugshot).png Vector the Crocodile Power
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Head Slide Vector Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Eggman (MaSOG mugshot).png Dr. Eggman Skill
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Egg Spin Eggman Emblem Winter Games.jpg
Metal Sonic (MaSOG mugshot).png Metal Sonic* Speed
Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 
Air Boost MetalSonic Emblem Winter Games.jpg

Other[edit]

It is possible to customize the outfit of the Miis in the game. Aside from differently colored suits, the Miis can also wear outfits that resemble the ones of the regular playable characters and a few bosses. For example, it is possible to give a Mii a Mario costume or an Amy costume. The player can buy equipment through the store in the game and unlike Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the Miis' stats gets altered depending on the equipment they wear.

Mii costumes[edit]

Mario series[edit]

There is a total of 16 different costumes for Miis based on characters from the Mario universe.

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Princess Peach
  • Princess Daisy
  • Yoshi
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bee Mario
  • Fire Mario
  • Birdo
  • Dry Bones
  • Dry Bowser
  • Diddy Kong
Sonic the Hedgehog series[edit]

Like the Mario universe, 16 characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe also appear as costumes for the Miis.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Knuckles the Echidna
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Amy Rose
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Vector the Crocodile
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Metal Sonic
  • Super Sonic
  • Big the Cat
  • Charmy Bee
  • Espio the Chameleon
  • Rouge the Bat
  • E-123 Omega

VIP members[edit]

These characters only appear as cameos and tells the player that they've been watching the player in certain events. Pausing the game and hitting the Minus Button when they're spotted gives the player 100 Star Points. The VIP members are:

Mario VIP Characters Sonic the Hedgehog VIP Characters Other VIP Characters

When the player spots Birdo and Big the Cat, they will also be given costumes.

When the game is played during the month of December, Santa Claus also appears as a VIP. Unlike other VIP characters, Santa gives 300 Star Points instead of 100.

Referees[edit]

Mario Referees Sonic the Hedgehog Referees

Audience members[edit]

Mario Audience Members Sonic the Hedgehog Audience Members
  • Flicky
  • Chirps
  • Tux
  • Porker
  • Chao
  • Omochao
  • Hero Chao
  • Dark Chao

Rivals[edit]

Super Mario rivals[edit]

Icon Name Type Event(s)
Big-Bullet-Bill-icon.png Big Bullet Bill Speed
  • Skeleton (Individual Festival)
  • Bobsleigh (Team Festival)
King-Boo-icon.png King Boo Skill
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Giant Slalom (Individual Festival)
Dry-Bowser-icon.png Dry Bowser Power
  • Ice Hockey
Dry-Bones-icon.png Dry Bones All-Around
  • Ice Hockey (alongside Dry Bowser)
  • Curling (Team Festival)

Sonic the Hedgehog rivals[edit]

Icon Name Type Event(s)
Omega-5.png E-123 Omega

Power

  • Speed Skating 500m (Individual Festival)
  • Short Track Relay (Team Festival)
Jeticon.png Jet the Hawk Speed
  • Snowboard Cross
Rougeicon.png Rouge the Bat All-Around
  • Figure Skating
Eggmannegaicon.png Eggman Nega Skill
  • Ski Cross

Locations[edit]

Locations from both Mario and Sonic series appear in the Dream Events. The following stages are:

Mario series[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog series[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Main article: Emblems in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) staff

Gallery[edit]

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

Media[edit]

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References to other games[edit]

References in later games[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Main article: List of quotes in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ&ソニックATバンクーバーオリンピック
Mario ando Sonikku atto Bankūbā Orinpikku
Mario & Sonic at the Vancouver Olympics
Spanish Mario & Sonic En Los Juegos Olímpicos De Invierno Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
French Mario & Sonic aux Jeux Olympiques d'hiver Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Dutch Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Winterspelen Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
German Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Winterspielen Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Italian Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici Invernali Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Portuguese Mario e Sonic nos Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Korean 마리오와 소닉 밴쿠버 동계올림픽
Mario-wa Sonik Baenkubeo Dong-gye-olimpik
Mario & Sonic at the Vancouver Winter Olympics

Trivia[edit]

  • Bowser's profile artwork is the same as his artwork for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which came almost a month after this game.
  • An app based on this game was released for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, but only features Sonic characters and thus is named simply Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. This game has since been removed from the AppStore.
  • This is currently only game in the series to be released on both consoles on the same day (except Japan and South Korea).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sega's Official Europe Festival
  2. ^ Nintendo of Europe Confirmation