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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.

Development

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.

Events

Alpine Skiing

  • Downhill
  • Giant Slalom
  • Super Combined

Snowboarding

  • Snowboard Cross
  • Half Pipe
  • Snowboard Slalom
  • Slopestyle

Biatholon

  • 10km
  • Relay

Figure Skating

  • Ice-Dance
  • Individual

Freestyle Skiing

  • Moguls
  • Halfpipe
  • Ski Cross
  • Slopestyle

Speed Skating

  • 500M Sprint
  • 1000M
  • Team Pursuit
  • 1500M Short Track

Ice Sports

  • Curling
  • Ice Hockey

Ski Jump

  • Individual
  • Team

Winter Sliding

  • Bobsleigh
  • Luge
  • Skeleton

Cross Country Skiing

  • Nordic Cross
  • 1.5KM Sprint
  • 4x10KM Relay

Dream Events

  • 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)

Characters

Speed Type

  • Sonic
  • Yoshi
  • Shadow
  • Daisy
  • Metal Sonic
  • Dry Bones

Power Type

  • Knuckles
  • Wario
  • Bowser
  • Vector
  • Donkey Kong
  • Big
  • E-123 Omega

Skill Type

  • Silver
  • Diddy Kong
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Peach
  • Tails
  • Waluigi

All-Around Type

  • Mario
  • Amy
  • Luigi
  • Blaze
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Rouge
  • Toad
  • Espio

Reception

Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
Aggregate Scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 68/100
GameRankings 73.21%
Reviewer Scores
Reviewer Score
IGN 7.1/10
Gamespot 6 - Fair
1Up C+
Eurogamer 7.5/10
Famitsu 34/40
GamesRadar 6.6/10
Game Trailers 5.4/10
Nintendo Power 8/10
Gamespy 2.75/5

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.

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