The Age's Jason Hill writes a short review of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on Screen Play: "Anyone been playing Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games over the last week? I have, and my shoulders are sore."
Highlights from his review:
• Frustratingly imprecise controls
• Sport events are exhausting and tiring (due to frenzied arm waving with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk)
• Designed for party play and multiplayer action
• The only (strange) way to unlock all sport events is to complete the circuits alone (on single player,) which is annoying and dull
Conclusion: "If you are really desperate to pit an overweight plumber against a blue hedgehog, Screen Play suggests you wait for next year's Smash Bros. Brawl. Olympic Games can be short-lived amusement with a crowd, but the fun challenges are outnumbered by bland or frustrating events. Such iconic characters deserved better."
[ This review does not assign a rating or score ]