Parent's Guide: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games - Age rating, mature content and difficulty

Parents Guide Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games  Age rating mature content and difficulty  Everybody Plays
14th December, 2013
Game Info // Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Boxart
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: SEGA
Players (same console): 1 - 5
Online Multiplayer: None
Available On: Wii U
Genre: Mini-game
Overall
Everybody Plays Ability Level
Content Rating
OK
Violence and Gore: Cartoon, implied or minor
Bad Language: None
Sexual Content: None
Looking for the best Nintendo Wii U games for a 6 year old? Why not try our Family Game Finder
Parent's Guide
images/screenshots/2298/85749_WUPP_MarioSonic_scrn05_Ev05large.jpgimages/screenshots/2298/85750_WUPP_MarioSonic_scrn03_Ev05large.jpgimages/screenshots/2298/85756_WUPP_MarioSonic_scrn02_Ev05large.jpgimages/screenshots/2298/95115_WiiU_MSWO_LegendsShowdown_02large.jpgimages/screenshots/2298/95116_WiiU_MSWO_Biathlon_02large.jpg

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is a sports compilation exclusive to the Wii U that sees Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog (and a selection of their respective friends and enemies) go head to head in a variety of events from the Winter Olympic Games. Mainly using the motion controls offered by the Wii Remote Plus and GamePad (with the occasional bit of button bashing) your child will be able to compete in events like snowboarding, figure skating, curling and bobsleigh alongside favourite characters from the Mario and Sonic series.

With a number of sports themed mini-games on offer, the controls are mostly simple - either waving the Wii Remote Plus (or a standard Remote with Wii Motion Plus attached), or tilting the GamePad with a few button taps thrown in here and there for good measure (usually to build up speed at the beginning of a race). If you have any of the older games, you'll be in familiar territory here, as many of the games return, albeit with spruced up graphics.

The simplified controls mean that the game is a pretty good fit for younger players, as even if they're can't quite win the races, or set the high score tables ablaze when competing against the computer players, they'll love being able to join in and play along with parents and/or older siblings. In fact, it's when played in multiplayer that the game really comes into its own, as the single player mode mostly consists of trying to top the leaderboards, or seek out unlockable music and costumes.
 



 
Mature Content

As a sports title featuring the family-friendly Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog characters, and stamped with an official Olympic Committee license, there's nothing of concern for parents here. The emphasis, in keeping with the Olympic theme, is very much on 'healthy competition' which we feel is something parents will want to encourage.

Age Ratings

We Say
Violence and Gore:
Cartoon, implied or minor
Bad Language:
None
Sexual Content:
None
OK
Get Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games from
Price correct as of 07:55, Sunday 8th of December 2019, may not include postage. More info
Region auto-detected as: USChange region
Disclaimer/disclosure: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Links to Amazon are affiliate links, and we may receive a small fee should you choose to complete the purchase using these links. This doesn't affect the price you pay for your product - but it does help support Everybody Plays and our team!
comments powered by Disqus
Share!
Everybody Plays Logo

© 2010 - 2019 Everybody Plays