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Win a Trip to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games in the Best of Us Challenge

Best of Us Challenge

Do you think you could best an Olympic athlete? Maybe not at ski jumping or swimming, but perhaps and picking up tennis balls or drawing smiley faces?

In the International Olympic Committee’s The Best of Us Challenge, Olympic athletes are challenging YOU to compete against them in some truly unique events. You can go to The Best of Us website to see all the challenges and submit your own video. You could win lots of cool prizes, including a trip for 2 to the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

The challenge is running until February 28th, so get out your video camera and respond to the athletes’ challenges!


New Airplane Commercial for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

When we last left Mario & Sonic in TV commercial land, they were trying to get through the airport security line. You’ll be pleased to know that they made it on to the plane with a bunch of other athletes. Wouldn’t you know it… people started playing some Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games to help the flight go faster!

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Enter to win a Panasonic HDTV in the Nothing’s Cooler Sweepstakes!


We’ve just launched a new sweepstakes to celebrate the launch of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games! To enter, you just need to correctly answer 10 trivia questions about the game and the characters! If you’re not great at trivia, don’t worry… the information you need to answer the questions can be found throughout the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website !

If you answer our trivia questions correctly, you’ll be entered to win our grand prize – a Panasonic HDTV. 10 runners up will receive a Vancouver 2010 Coast Messenger bag.

Make sure you read the official rules before entering, and then get to the sweepstakes page to get started!


Weather and Party Games in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Wii Speedskating

Hope you’re all enjoying your time with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games! I’ve seen some comments here on the blog as well as our Facebook page that people are playing and enjoying it. I’m working on the DS version at the moment, trying to master the ski jumping. It’s challenging, but fun. I’m looking forward to playing the Wii version, too.

In case you haven’t gotten around to checking out all the cool stuff in the game, I wanted to let you in on a few things to check out — party games, and the weather settings. (I know that weather doesn’t sound that exciting, but it’s actually pretty cool.)

In addition to Olympic events and Dream events, the game also contains some party games to enjoy with your family and friends. On the DS, you can play a game of bingo in Bingo Bash, spin the wheel in Lucky Spin, or aim to get four matching cards in Wild Card. On the Wii, you can play Balloon Attack, where you can pop balloons for points. There’s also a Wheel Challenge where you try to get the most points, or try to get the most panels in Panel Flip.

If you’re looking for an authentic Vancouver experience while you play, you’re in luck! You can change the weather settings on both the Wii and the DS version. If you have your Wii hooked up to the internet, you can select the Vancouver weather to play through the events as if you were really in Vancouver right now! If it’s snowing in Vancouver, it will snow in your game. You can also set your Wii to home weather to replicate the weather in your town at the moment. If you are more into consistency, you can set the weather to always be sunny, snowy, or whatever you prefer.

Hope you’re enjoying the game!


Unlockables and Dream Events in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Wii Alpine Skiing

We’re continuing on with our week-long celebration of all things Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games! Today I wanted to cover some stuff about unlockables and the dream events!


* As you advance in the each mode on the DS, archive a new record within the events or meet certain conditions, you will unlock emblems. Try to collect all of the emblems!

* If you win the battle with developer’s ghost on the Ghost Match on DS, there will be an even stronger ghost for you to challenge!

* In the Dream Events for the Wii, you will come across some special guests.

* There may even be the Secret Shop in the shopping village in the Wii version!

Dream Events
* Some Dream Events are available from the start, but there are plenty more to unlock!

* Ski, skate and more in worlds inspired by the Mario & Sonic universes!

* Collect items and avoid obstacles in a bid to become the winner!

* You can even have a Snowball fight with your friends for Wii™!


Site Update for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Ice Hockey (Wii)

Continuing with our parade of updates in honor of the release of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, I’m pleased to announce that our website has been updated! I won’t give you any spoilers (you’ll have to check out the site yourself to see/find everything), but here are some areas to look closely in!

Snow Spirits

We’ve added more Snow Spirits to the site. If you collect all 12, you can unlock some special rewards! You’ll have to look all around the site to find them all. There’s a counter in the upper right corner of the site that tells you how many you have so far.


All of the latest videos, including today’s launch trailer, are available on the site. You can see every video we’ve released for the game all in one spot!

Events and Characters

See all the events and characters in both versions of the game!

Check out the website for all the information you need on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games!


Did You Know? Adventure Tours and Trivia for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games


As part of our ongoing celebration for the launch of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, here’s some more details about the DS Adventure Tour Mode and some fun facts about the game.

In adventure tour mode, you can save the Olympic Winter Games. Bowser and Dr. Eggman have melted all the snow and kidnapped the snow spirits to stop the Olympic Winter Games being held. It’s up to Mario & Sonic and company to save the day! You do this by participating in Olympic events (missions) to find the snow spirits. Adventure Tours are also full of mini-games where characters can participate in other activities. If you get stuck, don’t worry — help can be found in the form of Omochaos & Shy Guys.

Did you know these fascinating facts about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™?

* All the venues Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™ are based on the REAL Olympic venues in Vancouver and Whistler!

* The Olympic Winter Games Vancouver will be the 23rd Olympic Winter Games!

* Mario & Sonic made their debut at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008!

* The first Mario & Sonic Olympic game sold over 10, 000, 000 copies worldwide on both Wii™ & Nintendo DS™!


Mario & Sonic at the Nintendo World Store This Saturday!

Wii Speedskating

Join Mario & Sonic at the Nintendo World Store in New York City this Saturday (October 17th) from Noon – 3pm ET. You’ll be able to play both the Wii and DS versions of the game, and compete in a tournament on the Wii version. The tournament will run every hour on the hour, starting at noon and ending at 3pm. Each hour, prizes will be given away to the players with the best scores/times.

The Mario & Sonic characters will be there as well, so be sure to bring your cameras!

The Nintendo World Store is located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10020.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games In Stores TODAY!


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS is on sale today in stores across the US and Canada. As part of our celebration, we have some new videos for you — a launch trailer, and three television commercials that are airing now.

Here is the Opening Ceremonies Launch Trailer:

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The first TV spot is CG and contains footage from both the Wii and DS.

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Next is a live action commercial called “Security” — this one is for the Wii.

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And finally, the “Security” commercial for the DS.

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Happy Mario & Sonic day! We’ve got more goodness coming up later today and all this week, so stay tuned!


Shopping and Modes of Play in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Adventure Tours- Gamescom

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is on sale in the US and Canada starting tomorrow! All week we’ll be giving you some inside information on special features and interesting information about the game. Today we’ll cover modes of play and shopping.

Did you know that both the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ platforms have their own unique modes of play? Festival mode for the Wii allows you to play all the events from the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony to try and become the overall champion. This mode includes “Boss” competitions against unique Mario & Sonic characters. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Adventure Tours allows you to experience a new in-depth story mode. We’ll have more details on the adventure tours tomorrow.

There are three boutiques and a library in the Wii™ version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™ to spend your Star Tokens in. The Music Shop allows you to purchase and listen to music featured in the game. You can also customize your gear in the Sports Shop with paints, decals or banners. In the boutique, you can buy a new outfit for your Mii™. Finally,you can find out and buy trivia and information on the Olympic Winter Games in the Library.

We’ll have more info coming up every day this week!