Author: Jhorner1102 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Character FAQ ________________________ Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Version History 3. Power Characters 3a. Knuckles the Echidna 3b. Bowser 3c. Vector the Crocodile 3d. Wario 4. All Around Characters 4a. Mario 4b. Amy Rose 4c. Luigi 4d. Blaze the Cat 5. Speed Characters 5a. Sonic the Hedgehog 5b. Princess Daisy 5c. Shadow the Hedgehog 5d. Yoshi 6. Skill Characters 6a. Princess Peach 6b. Miles "Tails" Prower 6c. Waluigi 6d. Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik 7. Miscellaneous Characters 7a. Mii 7b. Referees 8. Contact Me __________________________ Introduction Hello one and all! This is Jhorner1102 and welcome to my third Character FAQ! This is all about the characters of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. I'll tell you a little bit about the characters and then about them in this game. __________________________ Version History 2.0- Added My Opinion, My Ratings, and Version History Sections. Fixed some errors on the Table of Contents. Added email address. 1.0- Well, there wasn't exactly an Faq before 1.0 I don't think... __________________________ Power Characters Knuckles the Echidna Stats: Speed: 6/10 Power: 8/10 Skill: 2/10 Stamina: 7/10 Knuckles is a red echidna and the guardian of the Master Emerald and Angel Island. He is easily angered and is very gullible. He first appeared as a rival and enemy of Sonic, but eventually teams up and becomes a valuable friend of Sonic. My Opinion: I personally only use Knuckles for the Javelin Throw. He doesn't have the greatest Skill, but he would also be good for long speed events like the 4x100m and 400m Hurdles because of his adequate speed and high stamina. My Rating: 7.5/10 :) __________________________ Bowser Stats: Speed: 1/10 Power: 10/10 Skill: 2/10 Stamina: 7/10 Bowser is almost always the antagonist of the Super Mario series. He often comes up with brilliant plans, that Mario eventually thwarts, and has an odd obsession with Princess Peach. He often teams up with Wario and Waluigi. My Opinion: Use him for ANY power events! Some may say they get great scores with Peach, but I find Bowser very very good because he can easily spin the hammer at it's Maximum speed (unlike Amy and Peach >_<). I would never in a million years use him in a speed event unless I was forced in circuits when we have 4x100 events. My Rating: 5/10 :l __________________________ Vector the Crocodile Stats: Speed: 2/10 Power: 9/10 Skill: 2/10 Stamina: 9/10 Vector is a crocodile and the leader of a gang of detectives called the Chaotix. His team consists of himself, Espio (a ninja chameleon and referee in this game), Mighty (an armadillo who has mysteriously disappeared), Charmy (a young bee and a referee in this game), and Knuckles (who has left the gang). He has an obsession with music. My Opinion: Even though he sounds like a fun character to use for swimming, I've never been able to do his swimming easily and it will most likely give you a cramp, not that swimming won't normally. You could use him for 4x100 meter swimming events, because of his great Stamina, but I would recommend staying away with him unless you can use his swimming style. My Rating: 6.5 :l ___________________________ All Around Characters Mario Stats: Speed: 6/10 Power: 4/10 Skill: 7/10 Stamina: 6/10 The mascot of Nintendo and main protagonist of the Super Mario games. He is constantly saving Princess Peach and fighting off Bowser and his gang of villains to save Peach. He has a brother named Luigi, who happens to be a bit more cowardly than Mario. He is Italian and often says "Mumma Mia!" My Opinion: I almost never use Mario because he seems so, well, normal. But whenever my friends and I have used him, he's very good except for maybe Hammer Throw, though he's not too bad. My Rating: 7/10 :) ___________________________ Amy Rose Stats: Speed: 6/10 Power: 4/10 Skill: 7/10 Stamina: 6/10 Amy is a love-sick fan girl who is constantly chasing Sonic, with whom she is madly in love with. She carried around a giant squeaky hammer called a Piko Piko Hammer. She is very defensive of her friends and takes on the role of a mother with certain people like Emerl. My Opinion: I personally really like Amy. She has great Speed, Skill, and adequate Stamina making her a great character for 4x100 meter events, 400m events, and any Gymnastic events. But stay away from Hammer Throw with her. My Rating: 8.5/10 ___________________________ Luigi Stats: Speed: 7/10 Power: 3/10 Skill: 7/10 Stamina: 6/10 Luigi is the cowardly Italian brother of our lovable Nintendo mascot, Mario. He isn't much of the hero type, but will save his brother when the need arises. He also has a bit of a romantic relationship with Daisy. My Opinion: Same as Mario, but with worse Power and he's taller. I wouldn't use him for most Field and Power events like Pole Vault and Hammer Throw because of his poor strength. But besides that, he's an okay character. My Rating: 6.5/10 :l ___________________________ Blaze the Cat Stats: Speed: 7/10 Power: 4/10 Skill: 5/10 Stamina: 6/10 Blaze is a princess from another dimension who is the sole guardian of the Sol Emeralds. She can control fire and was an outcast among many because of her lack of psychokinetic powers, unlike the other creatures. She had become friends with Silver because he accepted her even though she was an outcast. There are many hints of a relationship between the two. My Opinion: Like with Amy, I find her very useful. I've set many World Records with her even on my first time playing. Like Luigi, she's not as good as Amy because of her lower Skill and Stamina, but she does have a higher power. My Rating: 8/10 :) ___________________________ Speed Characters Sonic the Hedgehog Stats: Speed: 10/10 Power: 4/10 Skill: 4/10 Stamina: 3/10 He is the lovable blue mascot of Sega and the fastest thing alive on the ground. He has many admirers and is often rescuing Amy Rose and other innocent lives from the hands of the treacherous Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik- who is Sonic's biggest rival. My Opinion: I've only found him useful in 100m track events, but he has won the circuit a few times in swimming, surprisingly. But I'd stick to the speed. My Rating: 6.5/10 :l ___________________________ Princess Daisy Stats: Speed: 8/10 Power: 3/10 Skill: 7/10 Stamina: 4/10 Princess Daisy is the princess of Sarasa Land. She was saved by Mario early on in the game series. She had disappeared for 8 years until Mario Tennis was released. She has a very romantic relationship with Luigi, as Peach does with Mario. My Opinion: I really enjoy using Daisy (the girls are really blowing me away, aren't they?). She's fast, has good skill, and I'm really good with her in swimming events and even Javelin Throw. Despite her bad stamina and power, I think she's really good. My Rating: 7.5/10 :) __________________________ Shadow the Hedgehog Stats: Speed: 10/10 Power: 4/10 Skill: 6/10 Stamina: 2/10 Shadow is the rival and commonly referred to as Sonic's evil clone. He is also called the ultimate life form and his catch phrase is "I am the ultimate!" He was created by Eggman's uncle and his memories of a friend names Maria who sacrificed herself to save Shadow. My Opinion: I think he's just an improved version of Sonic. He has the same speed, but has an okay skill rating, even though his stamina dropped one level (oh my gosh big deal, right?). My Rating: 7/10 :) __________________________ Yoshi Stats: Speed: 9/10 Power: 3/10 Skill: 7/10 Stamina: 3/10 Yoshi is a green dinosaur that Mario often rides on his back, similar to Link and Epona. He can spray juice from his mouse and enjoys eating fruit. He also seems to have a bit of a rivalry with Tails, when he faces Tails in Table Tennis in the Events trailer. He is often partnered up with Birdo. My Opinion: I think Yoshi is an amazing swimmer, great runner except for the fact I can't seem to get high to jump high enough in jumping and hurdle events, and he has great Skill. He's a very balanced character, and you can easily use him to your advantage. My Rating: 8.5/10 :) __________________________ Skill Characters Princess Peach Stats: Speed: 8/10 Power: 2/10 Skill: 9/10 Stamina: 3/10 A very wealthy princess who is often kidnapped by Bowser and his evil minions. She is often a damsel-in-distress but has rescued Mario and Luigi... once. She has and Mario seem to have a very noticable romantic relationship. My Opinion: I have never found a good use for Peach except in gymnastic events. She has good speed and skill, though she always has seemed slow to me. Never ever ever use her in Power events, because she has the worst Power in the game. My Rating: 4/10 :( __________________________ Miles "Tails" Prower Stats: Speed: 3/10 Power: 2/10 Skill: 9/10 Stamina: 8/10 Sonic's sidekick and best friend. He secretly wishes to be like Sonic, although he tends to be a bit cowardly at times, much like Luigi, but he will save his friends when it is necessary. He is also very young, much like Cream and Charmy. My Opinion: Tails is one of the only boys that has really grabbed my attention. Even though he appears to have low speed, I can easily beat track, field, and aquatic events with him. He is one of my favorite characters and I can easily get perfects on gymnastic events like Trampoline. My Rating: 9/10 :) __________________________ Waluigi Stats: Speed: 2/10 Power: 3/10 Skill: 10/10 Stamina: 7/10 Waluigi is an evil opposite clone of Luigi, like Wario is to Mario. He is often teamed up with Wario and was the main antagonist in the game Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. My Opinion: I think Waluigi has finally earned himself a time to be in the spotlight. This big guy has the highest Skill rating, a great Stamina, and i fin it hard to beat him in Fencing, and to be beaten by computers when I'm him in Fencing. He's obviously great at Gymnastics and, despite his low speed and power, he is a great addition to the game. My Rating: 9/10 :) __________________________ Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik Stats: Speed: 7/10 Power: 3/10 Skill: 9/10 Stamina: 3/10 Eggman is the main antagonist of most Sonic the Hedgehog games. He is a master of mechanics and a rival to Tails. He often kidnaps Amy in hopes of capturing Sonic. He was the first one to reawaken Shadow and with the help of Rouge and Shadow, they are the Dark side of Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. My Opinion: Well, Eggman isn't really all that special in my eyes. He's okay but I've never been able to use him successfully except in Long and Triple Jump. But you have to admit his lines are awesome! "An obvious conclusion." My Rating: 5.5/10 :l ___________________________ Miscellaneous Characters Mii Stats: Speed: N/A Power: N/A Skill: N/A Stamina: N/A This is your Mii. It has no visible stats, but is not totally useless. It comes complete with sweatbands around its wrists and a full body exercise suit. My Opinion: A great character to play when you have a party with friends and for easy events like the 100m or 110m hurdles. But it definitely is a fun character to play as, and some people can easily use their mii for world records. My Rating: 6.5/10 :l ___________________________ Referees Cream the Rabbit A young rabbit from Sonic's world. She is only 6 years old. Toad One of the many guards of Princess Peach. Oddly, he is wearing diaper-like pants. Espio the Chameleon A ninja chameleon and part of the Chaotix. He is usually silent and speedy. Lakitu (Camera Man) A turtle-like creature sitting on a cloud with a smiley face always holding a camera. Charmy Bee A 6-year-old bee. He is a bit goofy and overreacts to many tiny things. He also likes to sing. Shy Guy An odd masked creature that makes odd grunting and squeaking noises. __________________________ Contact Me I would love some suggestions, comments, corrections, and other things too. To contact me, email me at fireangel1102@aim.com and make the subject something along the the lines of "Mario and Sonic Characters" or "Mario and Sonic Faq" but anything like that will do. Thanks a bunch!!!