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

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Snowboard Cross
Appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Type Snowboard
Info Four players race head-to-head down a twisty course with curves and jump ramps. The first to reach the finish wins.

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.

Gameplay[edit]

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 ZL Button, ZR Button, or B Button 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 ZL Button, ZR Button, or B Button 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.

Tutorial[edit]

Controls[edit]

  • Getting Ready
    Let's begin with how to hold the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus for the Snowboard Cross.
  • The controls for Player 1 are shown on the Wii U GamePad. The controls for other players are shown on the TV screen.
  • This event is played by using the Wii U GamePad.
  • In multiplayer, other players hold the Wii Remote Plus upright and tilt it to control.

Tutorial[edit]

  1. Start
    Let's go over how to start.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV Screen.
    To start, swing the Wii U GamePad when the "Go!" signal is given. / To start, swing the Wii Remote Plus when the "Go!" signal is given.
    Swing at the same tie as the "Go!" signal for a starting dash.
    Try practicing the start now.
  2. Jumping
    Let's talk about how to jump.
    Single player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    To jump, swing the Wii U GamePad up at the end of the jump ramp.
    / To jump, swing the Wii Remote Plus up at the end of a jump ramp.
    Speed up and jump at the very end of a ramp to perform a large jump!
    Try jumping now.
  3. Mid-Air Balance
    Let's talk about how to maintain your balance in mid-air.
    Single player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will appear on the TV screen.
    After jumping, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward and backward to keep your balance in mid-air. / After jumping, tilt the Wii Remote Plus forward and backward to keep your balance in mid-air.
    If you adjust your stance so your snowboard is at the same angle as the slope when you land, you will get a burst of speed.
    Try adjusting you stance in mid-air now.
  4. Snowboarding
    Let's talk about how to turn and crouch while snowboarding.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    To turn, tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right. / To turn, tilt the Wii Remote Plus left or right.
    As you snowboard, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward to crouch and speed up. / As you snowboard, tilt the Wii Remote Plus forward to crouch and speed up.
    Tilt the Wii U GamePad left or right while crouching to turn at high speed. / Twist the Wii Remote Plus left or right while crouching to turn at high speed.
    Try snowboarding now.
  5. Drifting
    Let's talk about drifting.
    Single Player explanations will appear on the the Wii U GamePad. Multiplayer explanations will be displayed on the TV screen.
    While turning left or right, press ZL Button or ZR Button to drift. Drifting makes sharper turns easier. / While turning left or right, press B Button to drift. Drifting makes sharper turns easier.
    As you continue to drift, the trail behind your snowboard will turn red.
    When the colour changes, release the button for a drift boost.
    Try drifting now.

Control Hints[edit]

  • After jumping, tilt the Wii U GamePad forward or backward to keep your balance in mid-air. If you land with your snowboard at the same angles as the slope, you'll speed up.
  • Bumps on the course are marked with blue jump marks. If you successfully jump at the first jump mark, you can fly over three bumps at once.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーボードクロス
Sunōbōdo Kurosu
Snowboard Cross