Short Track Relay

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Short Track Relay
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
Type Speed Skating

Short Track Relay is a Speed Skating Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is for the team to complete eight laps of the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place in the Pacific Coliseum. The starting Olympic record for this event is held by Daisy with a time of 6:40.425. Toad and Espio appear as referees in this event.

Gameplay[edit]

In this event, the team must complete eight laps of the course, with each character completing two consecutive laps. To start the event, the player must shake the Wii Remote when "Go!" appears onscreen, which will give them a starting dash if done with perfect timing. If the player shakes too early however, they will commit a foul and the event will be started over. Once the character begins skating, the player can accelerate on the straight sections of the track by shaking the Wii Remote left and right, with higher speeds being reached the faster that they shake. On the corners, the player must tilt the Wii Remote to the left to turn the corners, and will receive a speed boost if they remain in the green area while turning. If the player manages to remain in the area for the entirety of the turn, they will also receive an additional speed boost when they finish turning the corner. When on straight sections, the player can also adjust their path by tilting the Wii Remote left and right rather than shaking it. The player can also follow other characters for longer amounts of time to enter their slipstream and gain a speed boost while they remain behind the character. Each character can also perform their special action once during their two laps, which gives them a speed boost and is done by pressing A Button. When the first three characters complete their final turn of their second lap, their speed will be locked and the player can stop accelerating. The player must then hand off to the next skater by swinging the Wii Remote down as the current character approaches the next one. Doing so with better timing will give the next character a speed boost when they start the event. At each character change, the player is told how their time compares to the current record, and the team with the fastest time wins the event.

Instructions[edit]

Rules[edit]

  • In the Short Track Relay event, teams of four skaters each compete for the quickest time to the gaol line, taking turns in relay format.
  • Make each hand-off seamless for a perfect race!

Controls[edit]

  • Shake the Wii Remote wen the count of "READY, GO!" reaches "GO!" to perform a starting dash.
  • Once the race begins, quickly swing the Wii Remote left and right to build up speed.
  • Tilt the Wii Remote to the left at corners to turn. Try to follow the green best cornering line at the very inside of the track!
  • Skating along the best cornering line will result in a speed boost.
  • Stay on that line while turning at the inside edge of the track for the fastest time!
  • On straightaways, swing the Wii Remote left and right once again to accelerate.
  • You can also stop swinging the Wii Remote on straightaways and tilt it left or right to make adjustments to your course.
  • In the Short Track Relay, skaters each race one after the next in turn.
  • As your teammate draws near, swing the Wii Remote with the right timing for a smooth hand-off.

Tips[edit]

  • Once the words "SPEED LOCKED" appear, your character's speed will remain the same. Focus on the teammate receiving the baton!
  • When you reach the next payer on your team, shake the Wii Remote to make the hand-off.
  • Completing the hand-off with the right timing sends off the next skater with a burst of speed.
  • Press A Button to use your special action and make your character perform a dash! Try to use it where it counts the most!