Choose from your favourite cast of characters, including a few new faces, and get ready for exciting ice and snow action in Vancouver and Whistler, which are hosting the 2010 Winter Games. Warm up those muscles, get your balance board ready, and go for gold.Plenty of events: Prepare to compete in the Olympic Winter Games with your friends and family! A variety of Dream Events offer surprising objects and new character-specific moves. Sharpen your team-playing skills with new simultaneous cooperative play on the Wii, and get your fill of head-to-head rivalry in the popular competitive events on the Nintendo DS.Choose your favorite Mario and Sonic characters: Play as your favorite characters from the world of Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Tails, Yoshi, Knuckles, Peach and Amy, each with unique movements and stats. A few new faces, like Donkey Kong, Metal Sonic, Bowser Jr., and Silver, have also been added to the mix!Easy to use controls: With intuitive and easy to pick up and play controls, using the stylus, buttons or D-pad will become second nature as you compete for gold! Wi-Fi rankings and wireless functionalities add to the single and competitive multi-player fun! Also, your friends can download events from a single cartridge, so prepare to play with them anytime, anywhere!Multiple gameplay modes.Compete in single events in the individual mode and with your friends in multiplayer mode. Multi-Round Matches also add variety to the fun! Also, the new DS-exclusive ?Adventure Tours? offers you a mission-based story mode for a more in-depth and rich single-player experience. This promises you an exciting adventure filled with diverse missions, boss encounters and a chance to save the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.