Shooting - Pistol

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Shooting - Pistol
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Appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Type Shooting
Info In this event, players shoot at targets 25m away to get the best score from a total of 6 rounds.
Controls Aim: Point the Wii Remote
Shoot: B Button or A Button

Shooting - Pistol is an Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is set in the Royal Artillery Barracks. The objective of the event is to shoot targets to earn points. The starting Olympic record in this event is held by Waluigi at 290 points.


This events starts with the player's character being announced, before the character starts. The player must point the Wii Remote at the screen and press B Button or A Button. The closer the player is to the center, the closer to the targets the camera will zoom. After zooming in, the player must shoot the five shots on five targets within the time limit. The player shoots with B Button or A Button. If a player shoots a target twice, only the first shot is counted and the player loses two points. The player can also hit a yellow target worth double the points of a normal. After all shots have been fired or time ends, the announcer then reveals the player's place. If multiple people are playing, it goes to the next person. It then goes to the next round and goes through the list again, but without a special character announcement. Instead, it will say, the characters name and "Beginning play", where the player needs to hit A Button to do it again. There are six rounds: the first in a straight line with ten seconds, the second in an x form with smaller circles and with nine seconds, the third in a straight line but with numbers showing order and with eight seconds, the fourth in a straight line but become smaller after some time and with eight seconds, the fifth in an x form but the boards turn and with seven seconds, the sixth and final in a straight line that moves up and down and with seven seconds. At the end, the scores are totaled and used for the player's place. However, if there is a tie in points, the player with the fastest time is the winner.



  • Aim: Point the Wii Remote
  • Shoot: B Button (or A Button)
  • First, aim at the center of the circle to determine how close you can zoom in for that turn.
  • You have 5 shots per turn. Only the 1st shot that hits a target counts, so move on to the next one.
  • If you hit a target with two or more shots, you will lose 2 points for each extra shot.


  • Hit the center of the target back-to-back to earn a combo bonus.
  • Hit the yellow targets and you'll score double points! Rack up the points to get a high score.


The Master Marksman challenge is completed by throwing at the best angle a number of times in this event. The criteria for unlocking each achievement are as follows:

  • Lv. 1-Hit the bullseye target area 10 times.
  • Lv. 2-Hit the bullseye target area 20 times.
  • Lv. 3-Hit the bullseye target area 30 times.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 射撃25mラピッドファイアーピストル
Shageki 25m rapiddo faiā pisu toru
Shooting 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Dutch Schietsport - pistool Shooting - Pistol
French Tir olympique Olympic Shooting
German Sportschießen (Pistole) Shooting Sport (Pistol)
Italian Tiro a segno - Pistola Target Shooting - Pistol
Spanish Tiro Olímpico Olympic Shooting