The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics may not begin until Feb. 7 2014, but Wii U owners can experience the thrill of the Winter Olympic Games a little early thanks to the release of Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This is Mario and Sonic’s fourth visit to the Olympic Games having earned their first Olympic gold in 2007 when Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games saw release for Wii and DS.
Not much has changed since the duo made their Olympic debut. This year’s sports mini-game compilation continues to deliver a whimsical take on many Olympic sporting events and provides entertainment for players of all ages. Unlike the Olympics themselves, most of the mini-games found in Mario & Sonic Sochi 2014 are both fun and engaging to…show more content… Likewise, the GamePad screen is used in a couple of ways. The most basic of which is as a secondary display of what is happening on the television. However, during the Biathlon event, the GamePad is used in a resourceful manner as you will use the GamePad to aim your bow via gyro controls and get a zoomed in view of the target.
A lot of games are controlled using the Wii Remote Plus (which comes packaged with the title), and, for the most part, they play well. One of the poorest implementations of motion control is found in Figure Skating. It requires odd movement of the Wii Remote which makes the event unappealing. Figure Skating aside, all the other events play well using the Wii Remote Plus and the motion controls really bring them to life.
We found the Dream Events to be incredible fun while playing with family and friends. Many of these events are creative and make for an amusing play session. One of the best Dream Events to play with friends is Snowball Scrimmage, which is a 2-on-2 game. The goal of Snowball Scrimmage is to place a giant ball into a hole. Sounds simple enough, right?
Well, things get hectic quickly as each player is equipped with a snowball shooting weapon. You can charge your shot to shoot larger snowballs at opponents to stun them temporarily, or quick-fire small snowballs to inflict minor damage. To score in this game, a player must jump atop a giant ball and roll it into the goal. Trying to score while dodging snowballs