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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A 'cool' offer on the eShop? (We're so sorry)

The snappily titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games may have been released on the Wii U last year, but the actual event it's licensed for is only now getting ready to kick off. To celebrate Nintendo of Europe is running a 30% discount on the Wii U eShop from tomorrow (7th February) until 23:59 on 9th February.

No actual prices are given, so with the power of mathematics we can say it should be £28 / €35, reduced from £39.99 / €49.99.

It's the latest in the popular sub-series in which the former foes team up, and includes standard events from the Winter Olympics, Dream Events that add a little videogame craziness, and some online play for those that are particularly competitive; it utilises both GamePad and Wii Remote controls depending on the events.

We rated this one as "not bad" in our Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games review, awarding 6/10 while highlighting that it's a fun multiplayer experience, in particular, if not quite fulfilling its potential.

Have you been on the fence with this one, and does this offer tempt you to take to the slopes? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll keep an eye out for an equivalent offer in North America.

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User Comments (19)



Samurai_Goroh said:

€35 is not too much of a deal. I can track down a retail copy cheaper than that if I really wanted it. The timing of it, to coincide with the Winter Olympics starting this Saturday is well thought, but the price is still way too high.

PS: Amazon has it for sale at £20, roughly €25.



Peach64 said:

Once again it's laughable when you can buy it for £20 on Amazon. They need to take a very good look at the eShop priced vs what stores actually charge for their games.



rjejr said:

Glad to see Nintendo isn't so stupid w/ Wii U marketing that they let this opportunity slip by. Though a 3 day only online sale? The Olympics last about 16 days (though it may feel a lot longer if you are staying in a hotel there) they couldn't make the sale run from the opening to closing ceremonies? [The Olympics themselves actually start today, opening ceremonies are tomorrow, Sochi is apparently russian for "insanity".]

I'm waiting for a deal w/ the blue Wiimote. Why buy a game for $40 when for $50 I can get a $30 Wiimote+ as well? The game should be half price online, especially for a 3 day flash sale.

Oh well, at least they did something. W/ the Wii U these days I'll take any crumb they throw my way. At least it's game news.



LoBo said:

I was going to buy this but like the posts above me I to can find a much cheaper copy on Amazon



ikki5 said:

I got my copy at Christmas and i must say, the game is pretty fun.



Platypus101 said:

The game was on sale on amazon a while back with the blue Wiimote... 40$ sounds pricey, but after looking at prices, I figure I got the game for free that trick doesn't work if you don't need an additional Wiimote ( I only ever got 3 for my Wii )



Nik-Davies said:

I feel as if they should have done a free trial period over the length of the event instead.



Dauntless said:

I got it on sale boxing week at best buy in Canada for $29.99. £28 is like $50 Canadian at the moment so I wouldn't consider that a deal.



WiiLovePeace said:

Why do people always "apologise" for making a pun? I don't get it. I'm referring to the subheader of the article, btw.



MadAdam81 said:

Depending.on its Australian price I may get it, as I can't find it for under AU$70.



MadAdam81 said:

@ClockworkMario Although the special edition comes with.a free stray dog or 20. Apparently one got into the stadium during the opening ceremony practice.
One thing the Mario v Sonic game has over the real Sochi games is that everything is completed and properly designed and built and safe.



MadAdam81 said:

Wow, it's still AU$55 on the eshop, even on sale. I will only get it for under $40



Sceptic said:

It's barely worth $40. It's very generic and a confusing menu and control system: Half gamepad/half wiimote. Some need the gamepad, some require a wiimote, even for the gamepad player. Very lame.

The family actually hated pretty much all of it. Warned me off buying anything similar for the future.

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