Skeleton (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for Nintendo DS)

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Skeleton WinterGamesDS.png
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
Type Bobsleigh
Info Compete in a race where a single athlete rides a sled lying on their stomach. Run as fast as possible to gain momentum at the start and board the sled before reaching the red line. Overcoming a series of curves will require weight shift adjustments left and right to follow the curve. Athletes take turns running the course to compete for the best time.
Race for the fastest time, lying face-down on a 1-person sled.
Controls Starting Run: Slide left and right
Board: Slide up
Steer: Touch left/right
Dash: Slide up

Skeleton is a Bobsleigh Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. It is set at the Whistler Sliding Centre. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time. The starting course record for this event is 00:58.555.

Skeleton shares its music with Bobsleigh.


In this event, the player starts by sliding left and right on the Touch Screen to cause their character to run and begin building up speed. The faster the player slides, the more starting speed their character can achieve. After a while, the character's speed will be locked and the player can stop sliding and will be given a rating on their speed, ranging from "Bad" through "Good" and "Great" to "Perfect". The player then needs to slide upwards on the Touch Screen to board their sled, with the closer they slide to red line giving them a faster start. Their boarding is also rated using the same system, and will also award "Bad" ratings if the player fails to board before the red line, although they will still be allowed to continue but at a lower speed. Once the character begins to make their way down the course, they will accelerate and maintain speed automatically, but will lose speed if they crash into either side of the course. The player can steer left and right by touching and holding the respective sides of the Touch Screen. When the player holds the Touch Screen for longer periods of time, they are able to build up power which will eventually allow them to perform a dash when the character begins glowing yellow. To perform the dash, the player must slide upwards on the Touch Screen, and the character will gain a large speed boost for a short amount of time. The character that completes the course in the fastest time wins the event.

Staff Ghost Data[edit]

Name Country Character Time Emblem
G ★ FRA Luigi 1:00.195 MSWGemblem70.png
G ★★ ESP Blaze 0:56.141 MSWGemblem86.png
G ★★★ MEX Metal Sonic 0:53.578 MSWGemblem88.png


Rule Info[edit]

Racers lie face-down on one-person sleds to compete for the best time. Get a record under 65.00 sec. to save your ghost data!

Basic Controls[edit]

Rub side to side on the Touch Screen to dash!
Slide upwards to board when it says "GET IN!"
Board just at the red line for a speed boost!
Touch to either side of the character!

Advanced Tips[edit]

  • Touch and hold the Touch Screen to charge power!
  • Slide upwards when the character glows to dash'!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケルトン