Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games is the sixth installment in the Mario and Sonic SAGA. It is based on the Winter Olympic Games which took place in PyeongChang. It released alongside the opening of the games itself, also being apart of the promotional campaign surrounding the hype of the Olympics.
After Ubisoft failed to get the rights for the Olympic Games in 2018. SEGA partnered with Nintendo to make a bid that USOC could not turn down. In mid 2016 , production on the game started.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games flopped, SEGA and Nintendo looked at feedback and added new events to the lineup, and took advantage of the features of the Switch. They made more interactive sport minigames, alongside more dream events.
Production ended in October 2017, with time before the release for them to have plenty of time on Post-Production. During this time period up till the game's released it was announced to the public to promote the Winter Olympics the following year.
- Giant Slalom
- Super Combined
- Snowboard Cross
- Half Pipe
- Snowboard Slalom
- Ski Cross
- 500M Sprint
- Team Pursuit
- 1500M Short Track
- Ice Hockey
Cross Country Skiing
- Nordic Cross
- 1.5KM Sprint
- 4x10KM Relay
- Dream Luge (Planet Wisp)
- Dream Snowboard Cross (Honeyhive Galaxy)
- Dream Alpine Downhill (Delfino Square)
- Dream Ski Jumping (White Acropolis)
- Dream Ice Hockey (Egg Carrier)
- Dream Ski Cross (Mushroom Kingdom)
- Dream Nordic Cross (Bianco Hills)
- Dream Snowboard Fight (Santa's Village)
- Metal Sonic
- Dry Bones
- Donkey Kong
- E-123 Omega
- Diddy Kong
- Dr. Eggman
- Bowser Jr.
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Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games was considered a financial success, however it was met to very mixed reviews. The game got heavy praised for the visuals and fun mini-games. Nintendo Power who gave a score of 8/10 said "The game is filled with a variety of winter sports, which provides lots of fun memories for you and your family." The people from Famitsu gave the game each a 10,9,8 and a 7.
However the games main downfall was wonky controls, which didn't settle well among critics. Games Trailers said "An uninspiring Winter Olympic sports game which heavily relies on controls that do not respond properly, it is a true shame as the dream events offer an awful lot of replay value." Gamespy with a low score, really demines in and claims how lazy the game can get at times.