The Latest Mario & Sonic Finds a Place on the Podium
When it was announced that Mario and Sonic would be appearing in a game together, it was like a dream come true for retro gamers-- especially those of us who grew up in the Nintendo VS. SEGA console wars that exploded on playgrounds across the world. When the game was revealed to be a mini-game collection centered around the Olympics, then there was much less excitement. It pretty much let out all of the air in everyone's proverbial tire. However, barring the very first Wii entry and several handheld offshoots, the Mario & Sonic series of Olympic titles have a fair amount of fun in them. The latest, and the first to hit the Wii U, is Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Unlike the real Olympics that will occur in the real Sochi, Russia next month, the only potential conflict here is if Mario and Bowser don't get along...
|Take a bow while you're at it, Mario.|
You've certainly deserved it.
|Manage your stamina well!|
The all-new Biathalon is an endurance race!
|Bowser Jr.'s got big air!|
|Even Luigi is getting on the|
big air locomotive!
|Face carbon copies of your team|
in the short lived Legends Showdown.
|Maintain your balance, Blaze,|
or else you won't nail this grind!
|A portion of Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular.|
|It's very gratifying to see a|
full screen of unlocked goodies.
|Put your body into it, Peach!|
|In Wario's case, perhaps it's a good idea|
for him to take his face off.
[SPC Says: 8.0/10]