Just like Mario and Sonic, this game is an Olympic themed mini-game collection, featuring events from across the athletic spectrum, not just those traditionally found in track and field, like running, swimming, gymnastics and weightlifting. The game, much like it's button mashing predecessor, uses the DS controls to quickly rub and tap your character to a gold medal. The game also features a Career Mode, which allows for players to partake in groups of four events at a time. This mode is used to unlock everything from new outfits and events to new characters, like Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake. The events you unlock along the way can be played as single events for gold medals and points, which are the currency for unlocking items in the game.