Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
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|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|System(s): Wii, Nintendo DS|
|Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Nintendo (Japan, South Korea)|
|Developer: Sega Sports Design R&D Dept., Racjin|
|Licensor: International Olympic Committee|
|Number of players: 1-4|
| Official in-game languages: |
- Not to be confused with the Sega Mobile title Sonic at the Olympic Games.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, known in Japan and South Korea as Mario & Sonic at Peking Olympics (マリオ＆ソニック AT 北京オリンピック), is a sports game that places Mario, Sonic, and their various allies against each other in Olympic events. The game has the official Beijing 2008 Olympics license, and features environments based on actual Olympic venues.
Originally, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was considered an April Fools Joke by most fans, as the game was revealed late March. However, soon after, Sega stated on their official website that the game is official, and that both Sega and Nintendo are working on this game project. Shigeru Miyamoto then confirmed that he was supervising the project.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is available for both the Wii and Nintendo DS. Both versions of the game utilize the new functions of these consoles completely. Mario & Sonic was compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Versions
- 3 Production credits
- 4 Sales data
- 5 Manuals
- 6 Magazine articles
- 7 Promotional material
- 8 Artwork
- 9 Physical scans
- 10 Technical information
- 11 External links
- 12 References
The playable cast consists of sixteen characters; eight from the Mario series and eight from the Sonic series. These sixteen characters are broken up into four groups of four characters. All-Around, which consists of characters who neither excel or descend in any type of abilities. Speed, which consists of characters who are best at agility and stamina based events. Skill, which consists of characters who are above average skill and stamina, but have low power and top speeds. Power, which consists of characters who are best at strength and endurance based events.
There is also the choice of using the players own Mii as a playable character. When they are chosen, they seem to have no stats, so stats do not affect them, or it is safe to assume that they have 5/10 in all areas. In Dream Fencing and Dream Table Tennis, players can use special attacks, which are powerful moves that inflict more damage (Dream Fencing), or hit the ball with more power (Dream Table Tennis).
- Mii (Wii Version)
- Charmy Bee
- Shy Guy
- Koopa Troopa
- Pianta (Wii version only.)
- Dry Bones (Wii version only.)
- Big the Cat (Wii version only.)
In addition to the above characters, the following were found in when hacking the European version of the game: Silver the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong, Birdo, and Jet the Hawk.  Some of these characters became playable in the next game.
Aquatics- 100M Freestyle
|Swim two lengths of the pool in the fastest time.|
Aquatics- 4x100M Freestyle
|Four team members take turns to swim two lengths each. Each player should touch the wall before the next player dives in. The first team to have all four members complete two lengths wins.|
|Shoot four sets of three arrows into a target at 70 meters, aiming for the center circle for maximum score. The player with the highest total score wins.|
|Kick off from the starting block and sprint along the 100-meter stretch to the finish line in as short a time as possible to win.|
|From a staggered start, kick off from the starting blocks, then endure a 400 meter run to the finishing line.|
Athletics- 4x100m Relay
|Four team members take turns sprinting with the baton in their own 100-meter stretch. Sprint to where the next team member is waiting. The last member to carry the baton should sprint to the finish line.|
Athletics- 110m Hurdles
|Kick off from the starting blocks and sprint towards the finish line as quickly as you can, leaping across the hurdles positioned along your path.|
Athletics- 400m Hurdles
|Kick off from the starting blocks and complete a 400-meter race to the finish line, leaping across the hurdles positioned along your path.|
Athletics- Long Jump
|Sprint down the runway and jump before you reach the designated takeoff mark to avoid a foul. Try to jump as far as you can into the sand pit. The best of three attempts will be recorded.|
Athletics- Triple Jump
|Sprint down the runway towards the designated takeoff mark. Take a hop, step, and jump into the sand-filled pit. Start your first leap before the takeoff mark to avoid a foul. The best of three attempts will be recorded.|
Athletics- High Jump
|Jog down the runway and leap over the crossbar, taking care not to knock it off its supports. You can set your own starting height, but this is increased with each successful jump. When you fail to clear the crossbar three times in succession, the last height you successfully cleared will be recorded as your score.|
Athletics- Pole Vault
|Run down the runway and plant your pole in a box set in the ground to help you vault over the crossbar without knocking it off its supports. You can set your own starting height, but this is increased with each successful jump. As with the High Jump, your score will be determined after three successive failures.|
Athletics- Hammer Throw
|Take the hammer in hand, spin on the spot to build up momentum, and release the hammer in the direction of the landing area before the countdown runs out. The further away it lands, the better your score. The best of three attempts is recorded.|
Athletics- Javelin Throw
|Sprint down the runway to build momentum and throw the javelin as far as you can into the landing area. Time your throw carefully to avoid crossing the foul line, or the attempt will not count. The best of three attempts is recorded.|
Fencing- Individual Epée
|Brandishing your epée, aim to touch your opponent anywhere on their body with the tip of the blade to score a point. Use your defense skills to prevent your opponent from doing the same. The first player to gain 15 points wins the round.|
|Use the trampoline to propel yourself high into the air and perform complex spins and somersaults. Your performance is judged on how precisely you execute your moves. As you land, be sure to prepare yourself for the next set of moves with a good high jump.|
|Run up to the springboard and vault across the horse, performing spins and somersaults in the air. A maximum of 10 points will be awarded, depending on your mid-air performance and the skill of your landing. The best of three attempts is recorded.|
Rowing- Single Sculls
|Constant skill, as well as raw power, is required to make the continual adjustments necessary to keep your skiff moving in a straight line. Work your way along the course and cross the finishing line before your opponents to win.|
|Make your way through eight stations, firing at high and low airborne targets as they’re released. You only have enough ammunition for one shot per target, so aim carefully. The player with the most total hits wins.|
Table Tennis- Singles
|Use your paddle to bounce the ball across the net into your opponent’s side, and win a point if they fail to return it or allow it to bounce twice. The first player to reach 11 points wins the round. Each player takes turns serving twice.|
- Unlock Mario and Sonic Tunes: Complete all 5 of the levels of the minigames found in any of the 5 doors in the Gallery. Complete all minigames and all their levels in each door to unlock all of the music available for the Gallery's Jukebox.
- Amy Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Amy".
- Blaze Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Blaze".
- Bowser Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Bowser".
- Complete Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using every characters.
- Daisy Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Daisy".
- Dr. Eggman Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Dr. Eggman".
- Knuckles Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Knuckles".
- Luigi Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Luigi".
- Mario Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Mario".
- Peach Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Peach".
- Shadow Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Shadow".
- Sonic Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Sonic".
- Tails Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Tails".
- Vector Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Vector".
- Waluigi Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Waluigi".
- Wario Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Wario".
- Yoshi Crown: Get all gold and 1st medals using "Yoshi".
- Amy Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Amy.
- Aquatics Champs Emblem: Gold Medals in All Aqautics Events.
- Aquatics Emblem: Received after earning gold medals in all aquatics events.
- Archery Emblem: Received after scoreing 120 points in archery event.
- Blaze Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Blaze.
- Bouncing Emblem: Perfect 10 on Trampoline.
- Bowser Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Bowser.
- Collaboration Emblem: Play at least one event with all characters.
- Daisy Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Daisy.
- Dream Emblem: Received after earning gold medals in all dream events.
- Fencing Emblem: Received after winning fencing match without losing any point.
- Field Emblem: Received after earning gold medals in all field events.
- Full Play Emblem: Received for playing all events.
- Gallery Owner Emblem: Unlock the entire gallery.
- Gymnastics Emblem: Received after earning gold medals in all gymnastics events.
- Knuckles Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Knuckles.
- Luigi Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Luigi.
- Mario Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Mario.
- Network Emblem: Connect to the Nintendo WiFi Connection.
- Olympic Record Emblem: Achieve an Olympic Record the very first time you compete in an event.
- Peach Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Peach.
- Penalty Emblem: Commit a foul in an event.
- Rocket Emblem: Peform a successful starting dash in a track event.
- Shadow Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Shadow.
- Shooting Emblem: Received after scoreing 40 points in shooting event.
- Sonic Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Sonic.
- Table Tennis Emblem: Received for winning 5-0 in Table Tennis.
- Tails Emblem: Finish mission mode with Tails.
- Vector Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Vector.
- Waluigi Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Waluigi.
- Wario Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Wario.
- World Record Emblem: Achieve a World Record the very first time you compete in an event.
- Yoshi Emblem: Complete Mission mode with Yoshi.
|Language||Localised Name||English Translation|
|English||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Japanese||Mario ando Sonikko atto Pekin Orinpikku (マリオ＆ソニック AT 北京オリンピック)||Mario & Sonic at Beijing Olympics|
|French||Mario & Sonic aux Jeux Olympiques||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|German||Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Spielen||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Spanish||Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Italian||Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Portuguese||Mario & Sonic nos Jogos Olímpicos||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Dutch||Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Spelen||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
|Korean||마리오와 소닉 베이징 올림픽||Mario & Sonic at Pekin Olympics|
|Main article: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games/Production credits|
|Number of copies sold||Reference||Platforms||Regions||Cumulative sales total||Notes|
|2,511,300||Sega IR FY2008 Full Year Results||Wii/DS||US||2,511,300||N/A|
|3,169,000||Sega IR FY2009 3rd Quarter Results||Wii/DS||US/EU||8,727,400||N/A|
|1,041,000||Sega IR FY2009 Full Year Results||"||"||9,768,400||N/A|
|11,310,000||Guinness World Records: 2010 Gamer's Edition (Website Archive)||Wii/DS||N/A||11,310,000||Source reports that the total amount of units sold for the Wii version is 7.07 million and the total amount of units sold for the DS version is 4.22 million.|
|This instruction manual requires additional or replacement scans.|
|Main article: sega:Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games/Magazine articles|
JP CM (Wii version)
JP CM 2 (Wii version)
JP CM 3 (Wii version)
JP CM (DS version)
JP CM 2 (DS version)
JP CM 3 (DS version)
JP PV (DS version)
Nintendo DS version
ROM dump status
- Nintendo catalogue pages: Wii: JP, US, US (older), UK, AU, KR; Nintendo DS: JP, US, UK, AU (offline), KR
- ↑ http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/fhQxldk9v6VrYH61dTxvM0u2Ij4txc6L (Wayback Machine: 2015-01-19 06:42)
- ↑ http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii/Mario-Sonic-at-the-Olympic-Games-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ http://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Wii/Mario-Sonic-aux-Jeux-Olympiques-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Wii/Mario-Sonic-bei-den-Olympischen-Spielen-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.nl/Games/Wii/Mario-Sonic-op-de-Olympische-Spelen-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.es/Juegos/Wii/Mario-Sonic-en-los-Juegos-Olimpicos-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.it/Giochi/Wii/Mario-Sonic-ai-Giochi-Olimpici-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.pt/Jogos/Wii/Mario-e-Sonic-nos-Jogos-Olimpicos-281914.html (archive.today)
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/rwsj/index.html (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-13 21:08)
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 http://www.nintendo.co.kr/Wii/software/msOlympic/main.php (Wayback Machine: 2019-01-23 01:01)
- ↑ http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/MCUpE9D08fjflx53qDeVYmcbFnzjmu3g (Wayback Machine: 2009-04-22 03:48)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-at-the-Olympic-Games-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-aux-Jeux-Olympiques-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-bei-den-Olympischen-Spielen-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.nl/Games/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-op-de-Olympische-Spelen-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.es/Juegos/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-en-los-Juegos-Olimpicos-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ https://www.nintendo.it/Giochi/Nintendo-DS/Mario-Sonic-ai-Giochi-Olimpici-271606.html (archive.today)
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/ay9j/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-17 16:56)
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 http://www.nintendo.co.kr:80/DS/soft/msOlympic/main.php (Wayback Machine: 2018-10-13 13:15)
|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games|
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|Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series|
|Beijing 2008 | Vancouver 2010 | London 2012 (Virtual Card Album) | Sochi 2014 | Rio 2016 (Arcade Edition) | Tokyo 2020 (Arcade Edition)|
|Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems|
|2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity | Sonic Unleashed 2009 Sonic and the Black Knight | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings & Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz 2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Colours 2011 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games|
| 2005 Sonic Rush 2007 Sonic Rush Adventure 2008 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games | Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood 2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll 2010 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Classic Collection | Sonic Colours |
Unreleased Sonic DS