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Mario & Sonic Olympic details

Fit pair do battle. Friends help.

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SEGA has raced out new details for plumber and animal-partnering title Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Finally the two famous characters will get to battle it in 20 authentic sporting events, each calling on the help of seven friends to make up the numbers.

Each character will have their own strengths and weaknesses, too. Bowser will naturally do well at shot put because he's a bit dumpy, while Sonic will run quickly in his buckled-up trainers. Mario and moustache will be an all rounder, as always.

You will be able to play against the computer or your friends at single matches, or string a number of events together in a circuit. On Wii, winning will involve replicating the various movements on the screen using the Wiimote and Nunchuk: pumping your arms to sprint or thrusting energetically to fence. Get bored of that and you can try to beat Mission mode made up of the toughest athletic challenges.

There's also a quiz mode and mini-games to unlock that uncover all the history of past Olympic Games - those ones where animals weren't allowed to compete.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be released for Wii on 23rd November, and follow in Q1 2008 on DS.

Ignore this sentence and look below for a full list of events.

  • Fencing - Individual epée
  • Archery
  • Shooting - Skeet
  • Gymnastics - Trampoline
  • Gymnastics - Vault
  • Field - High Jump
  • Field - Pole Vault
  • Field - Long Jump
  • Field - Triple Jump
  • Field - Javelin Throw
  • Field - Hammer Throw
  • Rowing - Single Sculls
  • Table Tennis - Singles
  • Aquatics - 100m Freestyle
  • Aquatics - 4x100m Freestyle
  • Track - 110m and 400m Hurdles
  • Track - 4x100m Relay
  • Track -100m and 400m

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