Trampoline (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for Nintendo DS)
Trampoline is a Gymnastics Event that appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. It is set in the National Indoor Stadium. The objective of this event is to score as many points as possible over a limited number of jumps. Lakitu and Shy Guy appear as judges in this event.
In this event, the player starts by sliding upwards on the Touch Screen to cause their character to jump. The player must reach a certain height to be able to begin performing moves within the 20 second time limit, or the performance will start automatically. The player will jump higher is they slide with better timing, with musical notes appearing from the trampoline if they jump with perfect timing, though if they fail to slide in time the character will only jump a smaller height, tough they will jump automatically with a very low height if the player fails to slide at all. Once the routine has started, the player will need to continue to jump but must now input several commands when they get into the air. The amount of commands required as well as the complexity increases as the event continues. The commands featured are straight slides in all directions and diagonals, two direction diagonals, briefly rubbing the Touch Screen, drawing circles and simply touching the Touch Screen. If the player inputs al of them successfully, they will receive a "Good" rating and the character will start to receive a glowing trail, but will otherwise receive the rating "Unsatisfactory". The player will initially have ten jumps, though if they manage to perform all of them with a "Good" rating and a perfectly timed jump, they will be extended another five jumps. This will continue to happen until they reach thirty jumps, at which point the event will end. Once the layer has completed all of their jumps, they will be given their score, with a maximum of ten, and will then be given their placing in the event.
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