The Story Mode in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is an adventure filled with events and characters. It also contains Mini-Games that is filled with Joy and Fun.
Nintendo Power has released a list of all the software that has sold over a million copies in the US. There are many titles that we knew where going to make it. The best selling Wii game? Wii Play sold 13.04 million units. Impressive.
SEGA only had 2 games make it on the list. Yes, you guessed it. Mario & Sonic at Olympic Games (2.12 million) and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (1.34 million). Sadly Sonic Colors did not make the list. That means that the game, so far, hasn’t broken 1 million units in the United States.
Nothing's more annoying than when you pull out a new Wii party game, ready to enjoy some motion-controlled minigame shenanigans with your family or friends, only to have the plan fizzle because you haven't played enough of the game by yourself to unlock the events. That's an issue from Sega's first Mario and Sonic collaboration that's thankfully missing from the follow-up. This time, the two gaming icons and their retinue head off to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It's a beautiful, snowy setting, and the presence of the Winter Games' wonderfully adorable cartoon mascots completes the picture.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games strikes a good balance between catering to your casual party game needs as well as providing incentive to play through the single-player Festival mode (the game's equivalent of a campaign mode). All of the regular Olympic events are available from the start, so you are free to hop into one of the nine sports categories (and any of their respective sub-events) with up to four players competitively (Versus, Team Versus) or co-operatively. Only a couple of Dream Events, however, are open from the beginning. You'll need to unlock the rest of these fantasy sports (inspired by the real events, but that take place in fantastical settings, like Mario Galaxy's world, and so on) by playing through the regular events as well as progressing through Festival Mode. These often chaotic sports are much more difficult than the regular ones, and serve as a good reward for those who choose to approach the game as more than just a family gathering pull-out.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games allows players to choose from your favorite cast of characters, including a few new faces, and get ready for exciting ice and snow action in Vancouver and Whistler, which are hosting the 2010 Winter Games. Warm up those muscles, get your Wii Balance Board ready, and go for gold on the Nintendo Wii. All the disciplines you'd expect are here, including alpine skiing, ice hockey, speed skating, bobsleigh, figure skating and snowboard halfpipe. New fantasy events such as Dream Ski Cross, which sees everyone competing in a Mario Kart style race complete with familiar looking power-ups and speed boosts. Realism isn't the goal here, just good old fashioned multiplayer fun.