Snowboard Cross (Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
Snowboard Cross is a Snowboard Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to complete, with the event taking place at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Toads appear as referees in this event.
In this event, the player starts by swinging the GamePad or Wii Remote down when "Go!" appears onscreen. Doing so with perfect timing will give the player a starting boost, however doing so too early will delay their start. The player can also charge up energy before starting by pressing and holding , , or before starting, and will gain an extra speed boost if held and released with the right timing. Once the event has started, the player can turn their character by tilting the GamePad or Wii Remote left and right, and can crouch to go faster by tilting it forward. The player can also drift by holding , , or while tilting, allowing them to make tighter corners. They can also perform a drift boost by drifting for long enough to gain a red trail behind their snowboard. The course also feature jumps that the player can jump from by swinging the GamePad or Wii Remote upwards at the end of the ramp. The closer the player swings to the end, the further they can jump. The player can also gain a speed boost upon landing by tilting the Wii Remote or GamePad backwards and forwards to angle their character's snowboard so that its angle matches that of the slope. Speed boosts can also be received by hitting the insides of the flags that line the course. The character that completes the course in the fastest time wins the event.
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