"Марио и Соник на Олимпийских зимних играх 2014 в Сочи" -- Russian spelling, "Mario & Sonic op de Olympische Winterspelen: Sotsji 2014" -- Dutch title, "Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno: Sochi 2014" -- Spanish title, "Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Winterspielen: Sotschi 2014" -- German title, "Mario & Sonic aux Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Sotchi 2014" -- French title, "Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games" -- Official title, "Mario & Sonic at Sochi Olympics" -- Japanese title, "Mario & Sonic ai Giochi Olimpici Invernali di Sochi 2014" -- Italian title, "マリオ&ソニック AT ソチオリンピック" -- Japanese spelling
This party game brings the player in a cross-over between the Mario and Sonic universes. The player may choose between a selection of twenty characters from both franchises to compete in the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, in levels inspired by Mario and Sonic games. There are a variety of different disciplines such as bobsleigh, skiing, figure skating pairs, and snowboard slopestyle, each with different controls. Some disciplines use the Wii U Gamepad, some others use the Wii Remote Plus, and some, like the triathlon, alternate between both, taking advantage of the various features of each controller. The different game modes include Medley Mania, to compete in medleys, Legends Showdown, an all events challenge, Single Match, to win medals, Action & Answer Tour, to take on quiz, and Worldwide VS, to compete against other players from around the Globe.