Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is a crossover sports/party video game. It is the 4th game in the Mario & Sonic series and is one of two games that Nintendo and Sega have partnered for on the Wii U. It’s the first in the series to be published by Nintendo Globally.
As this is the first Mario and Sonic Olympics game to appear on the Wii U, you can expect a huge graphical improvement. The character models of all the characters look better than they ever have before. There are a ton of characters here that we’ve never seen being rendered in HD so that was one of the first things I noticed when booting up the game. There are also a number of locations that are being recreated in HD for the first time. The soundtrack is at you’d expect it. It’s catchy without being too annoying but don’t expect to remember it once you’ve switched the game off.
Mario and Sonic at The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is the series first entry on the Wii U. Taking this into consideration the game requires that you use the Wii U GamePad if you’re playing by yourself or a Wii Remote Plus if you’re taking on multiplayer. Some of the games also require the use of the Nunchuck. Whilst most people have a Wii Remote Plus, it’s an interesting decision that some games actually require it.