Rated 8 out of 10 by 1012killer sega's getting creative
mario and sonic at the olympic games is pretty much.. based on the live olympics (Hence the name) and most events require the use of your stylus. if you don't have a stylus, you won't get far in the game (same goes for mario and sonic at the olympic winter games). the up-close character graphics are nice, however, i noticed that over in the bleachers in any event (not Dream events), the chao and shy guys and etc. look like... GBA sprites? and the minigames in the gallery are just too easy (got a high score of 98 in one level of that minigame where you control a shell and hit the goombas). The gallery is however good for learning facts about the olympics (though some are obvious, like the "The olympics never happened in which continent?" question).i I can tell that sega did do voices of the characters perfectly. Then, there's plenty of stuff you can do in the game, especially winning awards, or setting the world records for every event. couldn't they have added a story mode (though i can't think of any good storyline for this game).
Rated 0 out of 10 by M.S. Gamer It's about friggin time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ever since I played Sonic Adventure 2 Battle for gamecube and played Sonic the hedgehog 3 for Genisis and ever since I played Super Mario Bros. 3 for GBA and New Mario Bros. for DS, I was a Sonic and Mario fan. Both characters are doing marvelous, well, Sonic slowed down a bit, but he's still in my heart. Now here they come together. I've imagined that for a long time, but I never thought it would ever happen. But why did they take so much time to crossover. Nintendo and Sega could of fused a long time ago. I mean, after Sonic went to Gamecube in 2001, It seemed to be the perfect time. Oh well, better late than never. And there are signs that this game is going to be good. We all know that Mario games are usually good and since this game is for the DS and the Wii, Sonic has done good for the DS (I'm lookin at you Sonic Rush) and the Wii (Sonic and the Secret Rings). So this is a must have for Sonic fans, Mario fans, or both.
Rated 9 out of 10 by LPadres I liked it
I bought this 5 days after it came out and it is so much fun. You have a lot of games to play and you can play which ever person you want. Some parts of the game are annoying because they repeat themselves over and over again. Another annoying thing is that you have to do a lot of stuff to get new games. For instance, you can play a lot of games and get gold medals in all of them and you still wont have a new game. You have to play a tournaments (i cant remeber the name) in which there are several of the games you have and you have to do them all, beginner,intermediete, and advanced. Each one has 5 cups and beginner has 3 games in each cup, intermediete has 4 games in each cup, and advanced has 6 games in each cup. When you get a lot of these cups you will get new games. This is one of the games that you can't techincaly win. Yoyu can get gol medals in all of the games and you still dont win. There is no storyline so there is no story mode. You just keep playing the games like in nintendogs. It is a fun game and I would recommend it to all of my friends.
Rated 3 out of 10 by justdoingtyme Only if you like other Mario games
I recently bought Mario and Sonic: Olympic games. It's okay, not something I would spend hours playing or even suggest it to other people unless you enjoy other games of the same nature. The colors are good, the game concept is good, the price was good, but I just think it's a repeat of all the other Mario games, just a new fling. The sound is what you expect with the DS system, the music can get to you after a while like any other game. I like that they have a few levels of getting to the stage you want, you can practice and practice until you're ready to move on. I also liked the idea of being able to touch the screen to move on to the next screen. Overall, it is a good game, Mario is like the lost cousin... you know he's there when you just feel like messing around without thinking much of what you're really doing. Don't get me wrong, everyone loves Mario and his gang. And this game... they are there!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mariohoopsfan10 Best game!
WOW!!! i always wanted this game cuz i love sonic,mario AND sports! i didnt buy this game at first cuz mario hoops 3 on 3 had a rating of 10.0 and this one had 8.0 . so i returned mario hoops 3 on 3 and got this one and boy is it good! some of the events are pretty hard to get hang of ( like swimming, running, ect.) but they are fun at the same time.the easiest and the most fun game is hammer throw. the trampoline one is pretty hard because of the curve thing but probobly not for you. cycaling is kinda hard because you have to get the stamina all the time.fencing is pretty neat. table tennis is really fun too( the second easiest and most fun game) cuz it can go on and on and on forever.the jumping thing is kinda hard cuz you gotta make sure you dont make a foul. the rest, youll have to find out. so if your decideing wheater to get this or not, i recommend it. dont get fooled by the ratings.:)
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nine-Tailed Naruto Sweet
Well I think that it will be good for the kids or adults or whatever who like sport games. And any TRUE Sonic or Mario fan would like this. Nintendo and Sega should of combined together a long time ago in the first place. But making them in the olympice is even better. I mean what a better place to compete against your rival. I plan on getting a DS soon and this will be on of the first games I buy. And if I dont like it I can return it and, well, all is good. But sonic would beat Mario in an instant in a one-on-one battle. Speed beats strength any day. If Sonic faced Mario he would race around and totally beat him up. Mario couldnt even keep track of him. I also think that they should put the Sonic characters in Super Smash Bros. But I rate this game an overall 9 out of 10.(Even though I havent played it yet.)
Rated 9 out of 10 by sportswhiz14 Awesome
One of my favorite DS games ever. When I first got it, I had no clue what do to on it. But the in-game directions cleared that up. The only reason I would not recommend this game to people is because of the jump events and the vault. These three events require exact precise movement, which I don't exactly have, so I got very frustrated with them. Yet this is a game that you can pick up any time and enjoy it. Even if you are playing as a weak wimp like Peach, Daisy, or Tails in the hammer throw or a fatty like Wario or Bowser in the 400 meter, you still have a chance to win. Long story short, players excel at any event. If you are a young player to this game and you see the huge Olympic and World records, don't be intimidated. With practice and skill you can make your own record. This is a great game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Z-chimp BEST PARTY GAME EVER!!!
This is probably one of the best ds games I have ever played! From its remarkable graphics, to its amazing touch screen controls, this game has it all! There are sixteen characters,(half from Mario games, and half from Sonic games.) There are many events, like long jump, vault, and trampaline, as well as dream events in which all there charecters have a remarcable power called special move. This game also includes a fun mission mode where each charecter has six missions to complete in different events. If you complete all six, you will earn a special bade called an emblem, and the face of the character you beat mission mode with will be on the badge. You can also play wirelessly on ds connection or wi-fi and compete against your friends. This game is great fun by yourself or with a friend.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Proffessor Game Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
In this review I will discuss every part of the rating above. Camera Angle: Great. Controls: Awsome controls. They use the touch screen in a new and fun way. Interface. Would not change a thing. Statistics: When shown the stats show everything needed in a simple organized way. Challege: Many of the events are hard, but they are all fun at the same time. Graphics and Animation: Really good. Sound: Good enough Team/ Player Variety: This aspect of the game is so cool. Many characters from both Mario and Sonic makes this game amazing. Special Additions: Cool multiplayer mode and 24 events to be played. Also several single player modes available. This game got a 100% on the rating. I have not found a flaw yet in anything. Great game and I look forward to getting the winter games addition.
Rated 8 out of 10 by pacmanlover its fun!
i love mario and sonic games so a had to buy this after seeing it on TV i loved it at ferst and played it all the time but after i played it a little it got a little old. i do come back and play it now and thin i love to play sord fighting ginastices and Deam raceing its fills right and is fun to play it has fun mine games and good music so if u like the olimpices or are wanting a fun cross over buy or rint it! i do have to say the winter olipice is a little better and thay are macking a new one for the wii and 3Ds so if u like this one look out for mario and sonic at Londen olicpices!