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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Join your favorite characters, from Mario and Sonic to Princess Peach and Amy, as they team up and compete in the most exciting sports events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Compete in 24 thrilling events including bobsleigh, skiing, figure skating pairs, and even snowboard slopestyle, which will make its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia!

Feel closer to the action than ever before with the first entry in the Mario & Sonic series to utilize the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus controllers. In Biathlon, a cross country skiing/shooting hybrid, you’ll even use both as you switch controllers on-the-fly to earn the coveted Gold Medal. In addition, take on Snow Day Street Hockey, Rollercoaster Bobsleigh, and more supercharged Dream Events that combine familiar sports with outrageous settings, rulesets, and extreme action! And for the first time, head online* for global competition to help earn top scores for your home country! Let the games begin!

*Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.

Key Features:
  • Select from your favorite characters including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Tails, Princess Peach, Amy, and more! Each character contains unique movements and stats
  • Enjoy new events to the series like figure skating pairs and snowboard slopestyle, which will make its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia
  • Unique and intuitive controls bring you closer to the action. In bobsleigh, the captain of this four-player event tilts the Wii U GamePad controller like a steering wheel to guide the bobsleigh down the track while giving orders to teammates using Wii Remote Plus controllers
  • Take part in supercharged Dream Events that take place in the worlds of Mario and Sonic and add surprising twists to familiar events
  • Compete head-to-head in 4-player action or demonstrate your team spirit in cooperative gameplay
  • For the first time, compete in online multiplayer events to help your home country earn the best ranking! Country rankings can be viewed in-game based on high scores, adding a fun element of global competition
  • Enjoy depth and replayability through additional modes. In Legends Showdown, contenders from the worlds of Mario and Sonic join forces in a fierce tournament-style competition, while Action & Answer Tour lets you compete with friends in Olympic events with a quiz-style twist
  • Returning events take advantage of the Wii Remote Plus controller and Wii U GamePad
  • High definition visuals intensify the experience

*Additional accessories required for multiplayer modes; sold separately
** Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.

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The 2002 Olympic Games - Olympic HighlightsThe 2002 Olympic Games - Olympic HighlightsNearly 2 hours captured on one DVD from NBC Sports - The best moments of the 2002 Winter Olympics from Salt Lake. You'll witness 17 days of stunning highlights such as: Gold medal winning performances from third-generation Olympian Jim Shea n the Skeleton, figure skating-sensation Sara Hughes, and speed-skater Apolo Anton Ohno; Follow the events making news such as the US medal sweep in the Men's Half Pipe to the controversy on ice in the Pairs Figure Skating competition; And wrap it all in between the pageantry of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Bonus coverage includes additional footage of Snowboarding, Bobsledding, and Downhill Skiing, plus interviews from a number of US and International stars!

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