Snowball Scrimmage

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Snowball Scrimmage
Screenshot of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Info Teams of two compete to bring large balls of ice back to the goal while shooting snowballs to prevent the team from doing the same. The team that scores the most points within the allotted time wins.

Snowball Scrimmage is a Dream Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to score as many points as possible by moving the Gold Snowflake to the goal, with the event taking place in Snow Colosseum.

Gameplay[edit]

In this event, the length of the match can be set to three minutes, three-and-a-half minutes or four minutes before starting the event. In this event, the player can move around by using either the left stick on the GamePad or the control pad on the Wii Remote, and can lock on to target by pressing B Button or One Button, cycling through targets with each press from nearest opponent to further opponent and then no target. The player can fire snowballs by pressing A Button or Two Button, and can fire larger snowballs by holding the button down. When opponents are hit by snowballs, their health is depleted. The opponent will be temporarily knocked over it they are hit with enough snowballs, and will be knocked out for a longer time if their health is fully depleted. To regain health, the character can walk over one of the life recovery panels located around the arena, and regains more health for the longer they stand on it. To jump on the ice ball, the player must walk towards it when it is not occupied, and can control movements on it the same way as moving around without the ice ball. While on the ball, the player must aim to get it towards their goal, and also gains the ability to use jump pockets. When in a jump pocket, the player can hold down A Button or Two Button to launch, going further the longer it is held for, and can control their aerial movements the same way as moving on the ground. Once the ball is taken to the goal, the team scores a point and the ball is returned to the centre. Characters can be knocked off the ice ball by hitting them with enough snowballs, working the same way as hitting characters on the ground, and characters can also be knocked over using the ice ball, though it does not cause them to lose health, including the player's teammate. If one team gains a significant advantage over the other, the poles blocking the losing team's goal from the front will lower, offering them a shortcut. The team that manages to score the most points within the time limit wins the event.

Tutorial[edit]

Controls[edit]

  • Let's begin with how to hold the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus for Snowball Scrimmage.
  • Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
  • This event is played by holding the Wii U GamePad out in front of you.
  • In multiplayer mode, other players hold the Wii Remote Plus sideways in both hands.

Tutorial[edit]

  1. Moving / Lock-on
    Let's talk about how to move and lock on to opponents.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    Tilt Left Stick on the Wii U GamePad to move forward, back, left, and right. / Use +Control Pad on the Wii Remote Plus to move forward, back, left, and right.
    Press B Button on the Wii U GamePad to lock on to the nearest opponent. / Press One Button on the Wii Remote Plus to lock on to the nearest opponent.
    If there is another opponent nearby, press B Button to lock on to the next opponent. Pressing B Button one more time will release the target lock. / If there is another opponent nearby, press One Button to lock on to the next opponent. Pressing One Button one more time till release the target lock.
    Try moving around and locking on to an opponent now.
  2. Shooting Snowballs
    Let's talk about how to shoot snowballs.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    To shoot a snowball, press A Button. / To shoot a snowball, press Two Button.
    You can also hold A Button down and release it to shoot a larger snowball. The longer you hold the button down, the larger the snowball will be. / You can also hold Two Button down and release it to shoot a larger snowball. The longer you hold the button down, the larger the snowball will be.
    If you damage a rival enough by hitting them with snowballs, they will be unable to move for a certain amount of time. Larger snowballs do more damage.
    Try shooting snowballs now.
  3. The Gold Snowflake
    Let's talk about the Gold Snowflake.
    The Gold Snowflake it embedded inside an ice ball.
    Bring the Gold Snowflake to the goal to score a point.
    If you run into an ice ball with no one on it, you can jump on top of it and move around with it.
    But if you are hit by an opponent's snowball and take damage, you will fall off the ice ball.
    While on an ice ball, you move the same way as when walking on the ground.
    Try jumping on the Gold Snowflake and bringing it to the goal.
  4. Life Recovery Panels
    Let's talk about life recovery panels.
    The pink panels on the stage are life recovery panels. Step onto one to restore your life bar.
    Try restoring your life bar now.
  5. Jump Pockets
    Next let's talk about jump pockets.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    This hollow in the ground is a jump pocket.
    Enter a jump pocket while riding the Gold Snowflake to launch yourself high up in the air and jump a long way.
    To leap out of a jump pocket, hold down A Button and then release it. The longer you hold the button down, the more force you'll be launched with. / To leap out of a jump pocket, hold down Two Button and the release it. The longer you hold the button down, the more force you'll be launched with.
    While in the air, use Left Stick to move forward, back, left, and right. You'll fall off the Gold Snowflake if you hit an obstacle before you land. / While in the air, use +Control Pad to move forward, back, left, and right. You'll fall off the Gold Snowflake it you hit an obstacle before you land.
    Try launching yourself from a jump pocket now.

Control Hints[edit]

  • If the score becomes lopsided, the poles in front of the losing team's goal are lowered, allowing them a shortcut to the gaol when riding the ice ball.
  • Press the button quickly to shoot small snowballs in rapid succession, or press and hold the button to charge up and shoot a large snowball.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーメダルそうだつ たまのり雪合戦
Sunō Medaru Sōdatsu Tamanori Yukigassen
Snowball Fight for Snow Medal
Spanish Batalla de bolas de nieve Snowball battle