Winter Sports Champion Race
Winter Sports Champion Race is a Dream Event that appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The objective of the event is to complete the course in the fastest time, with the event taking place on Mini Russia Island.
In this event, the player can switch between several sets of equipment, though always starts the event on skis. To start, the player must swing the Wii remote down when "Go!" appears on screen, and can charge up power for a faster start by holding . The player can perform a faster start by swinging the Wii Remote down with better timing, but will have a delayed start if the swing down too early. Once on the course, the player can steer by tilting the Wii Remote left and right, and speed up by tilting it forward, and turn while speeding up by twisting the remote in the desired direction, for all types of gear. To change gear, the player must pass through one of the four gear gates positioned along the course. The gear is separated into two types, snow-type, the skis and snowboard, which go faster on snow but slower on ice, and ice-type, the ice skates and bobsleigh, which are faster on ice and slower on snow. The player can pass through a gate for one of the two types and will receive a piece of gear from it, allocated at random if they are the first to pass through, however is a character has gone though the gate first, the gear it provides is shown above the gate. Each gear has a unique ability. Skis can perform longer jumps from ramps by swinging the Wii Remote upwards, Snowboards can grind on rails by tilting the Wii Remote to maintain balance, Ice Skates can pass though narrow routes by tilting the Wii Remote to keep balanced, and Bobsleighs can smash through barricades. By using he special techniques, each gear can access specific shortcuts, which are indicated onscreen. Ice skates can also perform a special dash by pressing once. At the end of course, the snow and ice is replaced with artificial surface, which all gear travel across at the same speed. The character that reaches the finish line in the fastest time wins the event.
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