Mario and Sonic at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
|Mario and Sonic at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games|
|Developer(s)||SEGA Sports R&D|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
Gameplay in Mario and Sonic at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games is similar to previous entries in the series in that there are multiple sports to compete in, and players can pick from a wide array of famous characters from both series.
Pyeongchang 2018 stripped the games down to a bare minimum, removing all Story and Party modes. Instead, a new feature was added, called Olympic.TV. This service allows players to compete live with others around the world as well as watching games and hosting tournaments.*
Local multiplayer remained a large aspect of the game, with turn-based tournaments available on all versions and live tournaments available on Wii U and Nintendo NX.
Also, both Team Mario and Team Sonic were removed from this version of the game. In their place were five teams: Team Speed, Team Skill, Team Heavy, Team Technic and Team All. A sixth, unlockable team were added to the Wii U and Nintendo NX versions of the game, Team Secret.
*Online tournaments and live-streams are not available in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.
The available sports in the game are:
|Type of Sport||Has Dream Event?||Dream Event Stage||Versions|
|Freestyle Skiing||Yes||Freezeflame Galaxy||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Bobsleigh||Yes||Holoska||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Curling||No||[None]||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Figure Skating||No||[None]||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Team Skiing||Yes||Freezeflame Galaxy||Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Speed Skating (short)||No||[None]||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Speed Skating (long)||Yes||Frozen Factory||Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Team Speed Skating||Yes||Frosted Glacier||Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Snowboarding||Yes||Cool, Cool Mountain||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo NX|
|Ski Jumping||No||[None]||Wii U, Nintendo NX|
A wide variety of characters are available to play as in Pyeongchang 2018.
|Blaze the Cat||All|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Speed|
|Shadow the Hedgehog||Speed|
|Miles "Tails" Prower||Skill|
|Knuckles the Echidna||Skill|
|Mighty the Armadillo||Secret|
In addition to the traditional roster, in all versions of the game there is a special guest character, selected completely randomly each time you select an event from the menu. These characters are only changed when a game has been completed. Here is the list of all possible guests:
|Morton Koopa, Jr|
|Ludwig van Koopa|
|Vector the Crocodile|
|Cream the Rabbit|
|Silver the Hedgehog|
|Sticks the Badger|
|Rouge the Bat|
|Big the Cat|
|Espio the Chameleon|
- During development the game was titled "Mario and Sonic: Winter Olympic Games MEGAMIX!", implying that it was a collection or remix of previous games.
- There is an arcade version of the game with local multiplayer and featuring Ski Jumping, Bobsleigh, Snowboarding and Curling.
- The game began development before the release of Rio 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.