Review by Mr_Dooms_Day
Mario Party without the board.
All star Mario and Super Speedy Sonic come face to face in a challenge they didn't know they'd be facing: OLYMPICS?!
IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Storyline: What storyline/10
There's really not much to say for the story line considering there really is no story line. Ok fine, you can count the missions but that's not heavily attached with cutscenes, boss battles. Either way, missions are alright and challenging at times.
Controls are alright. Basically you throw your Wiimote up and down (Not literally) side to side, forwards, backwards, ect. They can be a bit of a pain if your doing some of the events, though. But it's not like the end of the world when it comes to the controls. You'll get used to them.
Alright, not the best that the Wii has seen but it IS better than some graphics. Nothing fancy, it's just your 3D paper mario graphics mixed with your regular video game graphics, it's not fantastic but it certainly isn't bad. Of course with a game like this it's nothing heavy that's expected to be in it, but it worth while and something you see alot with the Wii.
Alright, this is just stupid. Now there's nothing wrong with having leaderboards with this game, but online gameplay would have been the key element here. It works perfectly, race 8 people in 100m, or 4 people in the single sculls. The wifi now alone saved this game, but this would have been a hit with more than just leaderboards. So? I don't find anything wrong with having wifi but it's too late to change it now. :/
Once you get more and more into this game, the less and less you wanna play. The replay for this game would have been MUCH better with the wifi, but it is a game that you can rely on and come back to if you every get bored.
Yeah...it's not good and it's not bad. It's your typical Mario Party without the dice and the board, but it's almost a complete minigame game (lol) like WarioWare. But the Circuits weren't all that bad. They were challenging, frustrating and annoying at times but overall I must give a thumbs up to the Wii for supporting a good game such as this.
If your looking for nothing fancy this is the game for you. It wouldn't be a must buy, but it would if you have nothing else to play.
Rating: 3.5 - Good
Product Release: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (US, 11/06/07)
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