Ski Cross Racing
Ski Cross Racing is a Dream Skiing Dream Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place on Snow Island. The starting course record for this event is 01:35.904.
In this event, the player starts by sliding downwards on the Touch Screen when "Go!" appears, and can touch and hold the Touch Screen during the countdown to build up energy, allowing the player to perform a faster start. If the player begins charging from when "2" appears and releases with perfect timing, they will perform a starting dash, which grants them much larger speed boost. Once the event has started, the player can turn their character by touching on the let and right hand sides of the Touch Screen, and can slide downwards to cause them to crouch and pick up speed. The player can slide upwards to jump, which allows the player to perform a jump dash that will give them a speed boost when performed with the right timing from a jump platform. Jumping with perfect timing will give the player a larger speed boost and also cause the character to perform a trick animation. Throughout the course there are Rings that the player can pick up a maximum of ten of, which give they a small speed boost when collected and increase the character's top speed. The course also features Piranha Plants in Warp Pipes, which cause the player to lose speed and Rings when hit, Goombas, which slowly walk back and forth and cause the character to lose speed, and Dash Panels, which give a speed boost when skied over. If the character falls off the course at any point, they are retrieved by a Fishin' Lakitu, similarly to in the Mario Kart series, who will drop them back on the course where they fell off after a short while, and the player must then repeatedly slide downwards to regain their speed. The player can also collect items from Item Boxes, which have a variety of effects and are used by tapping the item slot once to throw them forwards and twice to throw them backwards. The items that the player can use are:
Four players race side by side for first place. Use items wisely to pull into the lead!