Skeleton (Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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Skeleton
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Type Bobsleigh
Info Slide down an icy course on a small, one-peson sled. The plaer with the fastest time wins.

Skeleton is a Bobsleigh Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place at the Sanki Sliding Center. Toads and Chao appear as referees in this event.

Gameplay[edit]

In this event, the player starts by repeatedly pressing ZL Button and ZR Button after the "Go!" signal appears onscreen to build up speed and start running. The faster the player starts pressing after "Go!", the faster their start will be, and more speed can be built up by pressing the buttons more times after the player has started. When the player approaches the starting line, they must swing the GamePad upwards to board their sled, with a swing closer to the line allowing them to perform a faster start. Once the player begins travelling down the course, they can steer their character left or right by tilting the GamePad in the respective direction, and can turn faster by holding ZL Button or ZR Button while turning. The course features a boost line, which if the player remains on for an extended period of time, will allow them to fill the boost gauge. The boost line gets smaller as the event continues, making it harder to gain more boosts. Once the boost gauge is full, the layer will travel at a much higher speed for a while, however the boost gauge will constantly deplete as the player boosts, but will do so at a slower rate if the player remains on the boost line while boosting. The boost gauge also depletes faster when being filled if the player veers off the boost line. The character that completes the course in the fastest time wins the event.

Tutorial[edit]

Controls[edit]

  • Let's begin with how to hold the Wii U GamePad for the Skeleton.
  • This event is played by holding the Wii U GamePad level and tilting it left and right.

Tutorial[edit]

  1. Start
    Let's go over how to start with the sled.
    A moment after "Ready" appears, the "Go!" signal is given.
    To start, press ZL Button and ZR Button repeatedly when the "Go!" signal is given.
    Press ZL Button and ZR Button repeatedly at the same time as the "Go!" signal for a starting dash.
    Try practising the start now.
  2. Running
    Let's talk about running with the sled.
    Press ZL Button and ZR Button rapidly on the Wii U GamePad to run. The faster you press the buttons, the faster you will run.
    Try running now.
  3. Boarding
    Next let's talk about boarding the sled.
    To board the sled, lift the Wii U GamePad when the sled reaches the start line.
    Board right before the start line for a faster start.
    Try boarding the sled now.
  4. Turning
    Let's talk about turning.
    Tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right to turn the sled.
    You can also hold down ZL Button or ZR Button while tilting left or right to move left or right faster.
    Try turning now.
  5. Boosts
    Let's talk about boosting.
    The gauge on the eight side of the TV screen is the Boost Gauge. When the gauge is full, the sled will speed up for a time.
    Stay on the glowing boost line to build up energy in the Boost Gauge.
    Give it a try now--stay on the boost line as long as you can.

Control Hints[edit]

  • Hold down ZL Button or ZR Button while tilting the Wii U GamePad to turn left or right faster than usual.
  • Rhythm doesn't matter when you press the buttons repeatedly for the running start. Keep pressing as fast as you can until it's time to board.