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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games FAQ

Version 1.11 by

01/06/09

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
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Note: the latest version of this FAQ will ALWAYS be at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/938798/50784

Other sites are permitted to show this FAQ; however, most do not automatically
update, and I only update my FAQs at GameFAQs - so, if you don't see something
below, check that URL to see if there's a newer version.
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Copyright 2007 - DetroitDJ
VERSION	- 1.11
FAQ/Guide
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Table of Contents
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1> Release Data
 A> Game Release Data
 B> FAQ Release Information/Version History
2> Game Summary
3> The Characters
 A> All-Around Characters
 B> Speed Characters
 C> Skill Characters
 D> Power Characters
4> The Events
 A> Athletics
 B> Gymnastics
 C> Shooting
 D> Rowing
 E> Archery
 F> Aquatics
 G> Fencing
 H> Table Tennis
 I> Dream Events
5> Circuits
 A> Beginner's Class
 B> Advanced Class
 C> Master's Class
 D> Free Circuit
6> Missions
7> Emblems
 A> Mission Emblems
 B> Medal Emblems
 C> Record Emblems
 D> Achievement Emblems
 E> Miscellaneous Emblems
8> Unlockables
9> The Three C's: Copyright, Credits and Contact
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1> Release Data
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 A> Game Release Data
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Genre		: Sports (Olympic Sports)
Designer	: Sega
Developer	: Nintendo
System		: Nintendo Wii
Official Title	: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Release Date	: November 6th, 2007 (USA)
		: November 22nd, 2007 (Japan)
		: November 22nd, 2007 (Australia)
		: November 23rd, 2007 (Europe)
ESRB Rating	: E
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 B> FAQ Release Information/Version History
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Please note: statements marked with an asterisk (*), especially unlockable 
information, are things that I am not positive about. Typically these are the 
actions that I, myself, completed that immediately resulted in the unlockable 
being received; however, I'm not sure if what I did is the only way, nor the 
easiest way, to unlock it.

If you have anything to correct, please e-mail me using the contact information 
at the base of this FAQ.

Version History:
1.2: Several additions and corrections: Tails' profile (astrosonicshadow), a
trampoline tip (Vgamer23), an archery tip (Kevin), the Hunter's Emblem and 17th
crown (J0rdy), and a circuits correction (Jason). Several others submitted some 
of these same emblems and corrections, but these are the first to submit.

1.13: Added a tip on fencing, submitted by trundle123, and a fix on the 'free
events' classification, submitted by Zakini.

1.12: Added three tips, submitted by J102y, for Rowing, Fencing and Hurdles;
a tip on Archery, submitted by djasonc, for Archery; and the final emblem,
submitted by DA_J.

1.11: Tiny change to Three C's and note above.

1.10: Added info on Peach's Hammer Throw mission and the Somersault Emblem.

1.0: Changes: Well, before there wasn't an FAQ. Now there is one. 
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2> GAME SUMMARY
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is, at heart, a suite of Olympic-themed 
minigames. The games are loosely held together by a few game-wide objectives 
and Circuits in which the player competes for points from event-to-event, with 
the most points winning the gold medal at the end of the Circuit. The game also 
has several unlockables for achievements. These unlockables include emblems of 
recognition, extra events, extra circuits and extra characters.

The game also functions as a major promotional tool for the upcoming Olympics 
in Beijing, China. The Olympic logo is used throughout, and the game is 
officially licensed by the IOC.
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3> THE CHARACTERS
Character Speed/Power/Skill/Stamina ratings are derived from their stats on the 
character select screen.

It has been rumored that there are unlockable characters; however, there has 
not been any proof of this. If you have proof of an unlockable character, 
please contact me using the information at the end of this FAQ.
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 A> All-Around Characters
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Character: Mario
Speed Rating: 6
Power Rating: 4
Skill Rating: 7
Stamina Rating: 6
Character Description: Everyone's favorite fireball-hurling plumber. Well, he 
doesn't hurl fireballs in this game, but nothing else has changed.
First Appeared In: Donkey Kong (as Jumpman), Mario Bros.
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Character: Amy
Speed Rating: 6
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 7
Stamina Rating: 7
Character Description: Amy Rose is, according to Wikipedia, "a pink, female, 
preteen, anthropomorphic, humanoid hedgehog." She is widely recognized as one 
of the first prominent female characters in video game history. She is also 
known for consistently pursuing Sonic and claiming to be his girlfriend.
First Appeared In: Sonic CD
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Character: Luigi
Speed Rating: 7
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 7
Stamina Rating: 6
Character Description: Luigi is Mario's taller younger brother, originally 
characterized by the difference in outfit color - green instead of red. He, 
like Mario, has appeared in numerous games throughout Nintendo's flagship 
franchise.
First Appeared In: Mario Bros.
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Character: Blaze
Speed Rating: 7
Power Rating: 4
Skill Rating: 5
Stamina Rating: 6
Character Description: Blaze is one of the more recent additions to the Sonic 
universe. She, allegedly, hails from either the future or another dimension 
(there are conflicting reports) where she is the guardian of the Sol Emeralds.
First Appeared In: Sonic Rush
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 B> Speed Characters
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Character: Sonic
Speed Rating: 10
Power Rating: 4
Skill Rating: 4
Stamina Rating: 3
Character Description: Sonic is a blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog that was 
originally created to provide Sega with a rival to Nintendo's Mario. His chief 
characteristic is his speed, as well as his ability to roll into a ball for 
attacks.
First Appeared In: Sonic the Hedgehog
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Character: Daisy
Speed Rating: 8
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 7
Stamina Rating: 4
Character Description: Daisy is a Princess, like Princess Peach, who has had 
sporadic appearances throughout the Mario series as Luigi's love interest. Her 
original appearance was in one of the earliest Mario games, but she did not 
reappear until Mario Tennis. Since then she has taken up a regular role in 
Nintendo's Mario Bros. spin-off games.
First Appeared In: Super Mario Land
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Character: Shadow
Speed Rating: 10
Power Rating: 4
Skill Rating: 6
Stamina Rating: 2
Character Description: Shadow is Sonic's chief rival from the Sonic series, 
typically considered an anti-hero due to his rough demeanor and willingness to 
serve evil as well as good. The events of his creation were a mystery until 
they were revealed in his own game.
First Appeared In: Sonic Adventure 2
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Character: Yoshi
Speed Rating: 9
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 7
Stamina Rating: 3
Character Description: Yoshi is a fictional small dinosaur from the Mario 
series. He frequently serves as both ally and transportation to Mario and 
friends, and is also known for being able to eat almost anything.
First Appeared In: Super Mario World
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 C> Skill Characters
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Character: Peach
Speed Rating: 8
Power Rating: 2
Skill Rating: 9
Stamina Rating: 3
Character Description: Princess Peach is the chief damsel-in-distress from the 
Mario series of games (although she becomes more assertive and independent 
later on). Many Mario games revolve around Mario and Luigi needing to rescue 
Peach from various perils. It should be noted that Peach's name was originally 
Toadstool in America (though it has always been Peach in Japan), but was 
changed to Peach around the N64 era.
First Appeared In: Super Mario Bros.
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Character: Tails
Speed Rating: 3
Power Rating: 2
Skill Rating: 9
Stamina Rating: 8
Character Description: Miles is a young, golden-brown fox from the Sonic the 
Hedgehog series. His full name is Miles Prower, a presumed pun on 'miles per 
hour'. He is best known for being able to use his two tails to fly for a 
limited amount of time. He typically plays the role of Sonic's sidekick.
First Appeared In: Tails' Skypatrol
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Character: Waluigi
Speed Rating: 2
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 10
Stamina Rating: 7
Character Description: Waluigi is Wario's chief sidekick/henchman, although he 
has yet to appear at all in any non-spinoff game (except DDR: Mario Mix, in 
which he plays the antagonist in the game's makeshift plot). He parallels Luigi 
the same way Wario parallels Mario, with exaggerated build and an inverted 'L' 
on his cap.
First Appeared In: Mario Tennis
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Character: Dr. Eggman
Speed Rating: 7
Power Rating: 3
Skill Rating: 9
Stamina Rating: 3 
Character Description: Dr. Eggman, more formally known as Doctor Ivo Robotnik, 
is the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a fairly 
stereotpical mad scientist, fighting Sonic with his creations rather than his 
own flesh.
First Appeared In: Sonic the Hedgehog
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 D> Power Characters
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Character: Knuckles
Speed Rating: 6
Power Rating: 8
Skill Rating: 2
Stamina Rating: 7
Character Description: Knuckles is, according to Wikipedia, "a red, male, 
teenage, anthropomorphic, humanoid echidna."  While originally Knuckles opposed 
Sonic (after being tricked by Dr. Eggman), he has since joined Sonic and Tails 
in their quest to defeat the villain.
First Appeared In: Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Character: Bowser
Speed Rating: 1
Power Rating: 10
Skill Rating: 2
Stamina Rating: 9
Character Description: Bowser, a giant turtle with a spiky shell, is the 
archenemy of Mario throughout the Mario Bros. series (although he occasionally 
inexplicably teams up with Mario to defeat other enemies). He is most 
characterized by his insatiable urge to kidnap Princess Peach, causing Mario 
and Luigi to go on quest after auqest to recognize her from his grasp.
First Appeared In: Super Mario Bros.
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Character: Vector
Speed Rating: 2
Power Rating: 9
Skill Rating: 2
Stamina Rating: 9
Character Description: Vector is the leader of Chaotix, a largely comic-relief 
group of characters used fairly frequently in the more recent Sonic games. He 
takes the form of a large, strong, green crocodile.
First Appeared In: Knuckles' Chaotix
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Character: Wario
Speed Rating: 3
Power Rating: 8
Skill Rating: 1
Stamina Rating: 10
Character Description: Wario is a more recent addition to the Mario franchise, 
serving originally as an antagonist and later as an antihero. He appears as a 
version of Mario with exaggerated features (fatter, basically) dressed in 
yellow with a W on his hat instead of an M.
First Appeared In: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
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 E> Other Characters
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Character: Your Mii
Speed Rating: N/A
Power Rating: N/A
Skill Rating: N/A
Stamina Rating: N/A
Character Description: Your Mii is imported from the Mii creator on the 
Nintendo Wii's home screen. Only the facial characteristics are important; 
height and weight are standardized for all Miis. The Mii's stats are never 
given in the game.
First Appeared In: Wii Sports
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4> The Events
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 A> Athletics
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Event: 100m
Type: Race (running)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 human, 1-7 computer (8 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: The standard 100m race; reach the finish line before everyone 
else.
How To Play: Essentially, run as fast as you can. There's no strategy or 
stamina in this event, so just shake the controllers until your arms fall off.
Tips: The magnitude of your gestures don't affect your speed; only the 
frequency. So, basically the most efficient, effective method is to do a 
virtual drumroll with the controller and nunchuk.
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Event: 400m
Type: Race (running)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 human, 1-7 computer (8 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Comet Circuit (Medal in Planet Circuit)*
Description: This is a longer foot race that brings in the aspect of stamina 
into the gameplay.
How To Play: Run while keeping a close eye on your stamina. To regain stamina, 
stop running (your character will keep running, but stop moving the 
controller). Your stamina will only start to run out when you start running in 
the red area of your meter at the top left. During the last 100m, hold down A 
to spring and use the rest of your stamina.
Tips: The key to this event is to carefully balance your running speed at the 
top of the blue area. This, though, is a lot harder than it sounds. With 
practice, though, you can master is. Balance your speed on the top of the blue 
until the final 100m, then you should have enough stamina to sprint the last 
part. Don't worry about other competitors passing you; chances are they'll tire 
out in the end.
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Event: 4x100m Relay
Type: Race (running, relay)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 human, 1-7 computer (8 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and 
Venus circuits).
Description: The standard 100m dash, but with a relay function added in.
How To Play: From the start, it's a standard 100m race. Towards the end of a 
stretch, though, your speed will lock and you'll need to handle the handoff. 
Press B to start your partner running, then swing the WiiMote down to execute 
the handoff. Run another 100m, repeat, run another 100m, repeat, finish the 
race.
Tips: Press B fairly shortly after your speed gets locked, and execute the 
handoff a good bit before you actually reach your partner; I've never actually 
found a 'too early'. You're much more likely to handoff too late than too 
early, so lean on the early side. As far as running, see the tips for 100m.
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Event: 110m Hurdles
Type: Race (running)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 human, 1-7 computer (8 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: The standard 100m, but with hurdles.
How To Play: Running is identical to the 100m race. To jump the hurdles, press 
B shortly before you reach each one.
Tips: This event is all about the hurdles - if you successfully jump them, your 
running speed won't matter as much. Jumping should be slightly before you reach 
the hurdle itself; with practice you'll master the timing. One reader suggests
intentionally NOT using the nunchuk - I haven't tried this, but if you're
having difficulty, it may be worth a try.
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Event: 400m Hurdles
Type: Race (running)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 human, 1-7 computer (8 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Meteorite Circuit (Medal in Sunlight Circuit)*
Description: A combination of hurdles and 400m; you have to both jump hurdles 
and monitor your stamina.
How To Play: Running and stamina work just like in the 400m, and jumping 
hurdles works just like in the 110m Hurdles.
Tips: The stamina tips included above apply here too; try to balance your speed 
at the top of the blue on your speed meter in the top left. Again, one reader
suggests intentionally NOT using the nunchuk - I haven't tried this, but if
you're having difficulty, it may be worth a try.
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Event: Long Jump
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Jump as far as you can. Or as "long" as you can, so to speak.
How To Play: When your turn is up, run with the controllers the standard way. 
Once your speed is locked, jerk the controller upward as close to the white 
foul line as possible.
Tips: Running at max speed is important; but the more crucial aspect of this 
event is the jump itself. The motion is very delicate - jerking very hard at 
all will result in an over jump and a very short jump; but barely moving will 
result in a bad jump as well. The only way to master the jump itself is 
practice, practice, practice. You'll get the hang of it.
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Event: Triple Jump
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: The same as the long jump, but there's three jumps one after the 
other (the first is called the 'Hop', the second the 'Step' and the third the 
'Jump').
How To Play: Run with the controllers as usually, then hop (by jerking up on 
the controller) the first time as you reach the foul line. Then, right as you 
hit the ground, jerk up on the nunchuk to accomplish the step. Then, again, 
right as you reach the ground after the step, jerk up on the controller again 
for the final jump.
Tips: Like the long jump, this is entirely dependent on how well you jerk the 
controller. Too hard or too soft will doom you, and the happy medium is very 
small. With practice, though, you'll get it. In my experience, the step and 
jump are much less sensitive than the initial hop.
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Event: Hammer Throw
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Throw the hammer as far as you can.
How To Play: When your turn comes up, press A to lift the hammer, then spin it 
as fast as you can around your head. Eventually, you'll get a countdown until 
when you have to throw it by - throw it before the countdown reaches 0 by 
pressing B to let go.
Tips: There are two main facets of this event: spinning and throwing. For 
spinning, spin the controller as fast as you possibly can (duh). The more 
delicate part of the event tends to be the actual throwing - you might find you 
quite frequently hit the poles on either side. The key I've found is to throw a 
little bit later than feels natural. As long as you get it through the opening 
it'll fly the same distance; where you release it doesn't matter.
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Event: Javelin Throw
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Throw the javelin as far as you can.
How To Play: Start running the standard way, then swing the controller to throw 
the javelin. Time the throw so you don't cross the foul line.
Tips: Throwing the javelin is delicate here like in the long jump and triple 
jump, but also delicate is making sure you don't cross the foul line. You'll 
actually keep going 3-4 steps after you make the throwing motion, so fouls are 
frequent. The best time to throw the javelin is just past halfway down the on-
screen meter; any later and you'll likely cross the foul line.
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Event: High Jump
Type: Performance (measurement, iterative)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Unlock Planet Circuit (Medal in Stardust Circuit)*
Description: Specify a height for the bar, then jump over it. You'll get 3 
tries per height, and you can keep going until you fail or until you reach the 
maximum height (2.6m).
How To Play: Specify your height, then run in the standard motion until your 
speed locks. When you reach the pink-to-blue mat, jump as late as you can 
(closest to the end of the blue area). As you go over the bar, jerk the nunchuk 
upwards to pull your legs over the bar.
Tips: Running speed, as always, is important, but mostly the entire event 
revolves around the initial jump and the nunchuk jerk. Unlike the long jump, 
there is no sensitivity to how strong you pull the controller. Instead, your 
jump height is dependent on your running speed and how late you jump from the 
mat - so, jump as late as possible. When going over the bar, pull up on the 
nunchuk just before your legs pass over the bar to dodge it. As you 
succeessfully make jumps, you'll get "hot" and become more likely to make the 
following jump; for this reason, it's good to slowly raise your height from 
jump-to-jump than The highest possible score (2.6m) really isn't that hard to 
achieve in this event.
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Event: Pole Vault
Type: Performance (measurement, iterative)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Unlock Supernova Circuit (Medal in Meteorite Circuit)*
Description: Specify your height, then try to vault over it. You'll get 3 tries 
per height, and you can keep going until you fail or reach the maximum height.
How To Play: Specify your height, then run in the standard way until your speed 
locks. Like the high jump, you want to plant the vault as late in the blue area 
as you can. Plant the vault by swinging down, then make the running motion 
again to try and propel yourself up and over the bar.
Tips: Like the high jump, this event relies largely on timing on when you plant 
the bar. The higher you're trying, the shorter the blue area will be. The 
running motion at the end is important as well, but by now you should have 
plenty of practice with that.
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 B> Gymnastics
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Event: Trampoline
Type: Performance (evaluative)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: As you bounce on the trampoline, execute tricks by pressing A, B 
and twisting the controller.
How To Play: At the start, bounce on the trampoline by jerking upwards on the 
controller just before you hit the trampoline on each fall. Once you start 
bouncing above 7 feet, you'll begin to receive tricks to execute involving 
press A, B and twisting the controller. As you successfully execute tricks, the 
tricks will get more complicated. Jerk upwards each time you near the 
trampoline to jump higher and have more time to execute subsequent tricks.
Tips: As is becoming far and far more common, there really isn't a trick to 
doing well in this event - just practice. At first, twisting the controller for 
part of a trick seems very non-intuitive, but you'll get used to it. Jerking up 
on the controller to jump higher is crucial to having enough time to complete 
the more difficult tricks. According to Vgamer23, playing the event with a
character with a higher skill stat will result in a shorter list of commands.
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Event: Vault
Type: Performance (evaluative)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Unlock Supernova Circuit (Medal in Meteorite Circuit)*
Description: After jumping off the vault, execute flips by dropping the two 
parts of the controller, then stick the landing.
How To Play: This event can be divided into four parts. First, run as usual 
(getting old, isn't it?). Second, jump off the vault by jerking up on the 
WiiMote right as your character lands on the springboard (this will control how 
high you get and, in turn, how long you have to execute tricks). Third, while 
in the air, execute flips via one of the following motions: swing the WiiMote 
down; swing the nunchuk down; swing both down at once. There are flip combos as 
well, though it's rather difficult to pinpoint what they are. Last, when you 
land, make the running motion again to balance yourself.
Tips: Running is still running. Springing is like the step and jump of the 
triple jump - swing the moment you hit the board. Annoyingly, one of the best 
way to execute tricks is just to swing madly to ensure you execute a new trick 
the moment the last one is done. The only general tip is to try not to be 
executing a flip when you land.
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 C> Shooting
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Event: Skeet
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Using your rifle, shoot the clays as they fly out.
How To Play: The event is divided into 8 rounds. In each round, you need to 
accurately stop the moving dot when it's over the center of the heart. The 
closer you come, the larger your area of shooting will be for that round. Then, 
shoot the clays as they are fired from cannons on either side.
Tips: Correctly stopping the dot in the middle of the heart is critical to this 
event; or, more specifically, stopping it within the two center rings is 
critical. You can still be quite successful if you stop the dot in the outer 
ring, but stopping it outside either ring is a recipe for disaster. Anticipate 
the dot's movement. Then, for the actual shooting, pay attention to the arrows 
at side of the screen to see where the next clay will be coming from. By 
default, I recommend aiming on where the cannon in your view is pointing; clays 
shot by the cannon you can see tend to spend less time on the screen. Also, 
when two clays are flying at once, aim for the one coming from the closer 
cannon first.
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 D> Rowing
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Event: Single Sculls
Type: Race (rowing)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 humans, 1-3 computers (4 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and 
Saturn Circuits)*
Description: Row to the finish before the other competitors by pressing the 
displayed button combinations and pulling on the controllers.
How To Play: From the start, button combinations will be displayed - Z+B, Z+A 
and A+B. When a combination is displayed, hold down those buttons and quickly 
pull back on the controllers to 'row'. Towards the end, the combinations will 
disappear and you'll just need to row madly to the finish.
Tips: Usually Z+B is the combination for the first 10-12 strokes. After that, 
Z+A will start to appear occasionally with increasing frequency. Then, finally, 
A+B will start to appear. Towards the end of the race, the three will appear 
with pretty equal frequency. After the buttons stop appearing, just rotate the 
controllers madly to finish out the race. One reader also suggests
intentionally NOT using the nunchuk so you need only concentrate on two
buttons: A and B.
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 E> Archery
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Event: Archery
Type: Performance (measurement)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1
How To Unlock: Unlock Stardust Circuit (Medal in Moonlight Circuit)*
Description: Over three rounds, try to his the center of the target.
How To Play: For each arrow, hold down A and B and pull back on the WiiMote to 
focus on the target. Tilt the WiiMote and nunchuk to align the two crosshairs 
one over the other - they're flashing when they're aligned. Then, release A+B 
to fire. Remember to factor in the wind.
Tips: Get a stress ball; this is, in my opinion, easily the most aggravating 
event in the game. Aiming the nunchuk is extremely delicate and difficult to 
master, and it's very hard to hold the WiiMote steady while releasing A+B. 
There are a few ways to counter this. First of all, don't release the moment 
the crosshairs start flashing over the location you want; hold them still for a 
second and make sure they aren't still moving before you release A+B. Try to 
hold the controllers against your legs or a table or other firm object to keep 
them from reacting to your own twicthes. As far as the wind, a wind less than 
3mph tends to have no effect; 4-6mph warrants a slight adjustment; 7mph or 
above warrants a major adjustment. One reader also suggests releasing the B 
button while aiming (the arrow doesn't fire until you release both buttons) so 
that your hand doesn't twitch as much when you release. A player named Kevin
has suggested that, when dealing with diagonal winds, the horizontal wind
affects the shot more than the vertical wind, so adjust accordingly.
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 F> Aquatics
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Event: 100m Freestyle
Type: Race (swimming)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 humans, 1-7 computers (8 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Race to the finish using your character's swim style.
How To Play: Hold down B to charge up before the race, then swing the WiiMote 
down the moment the race begins. Then, using your character's swim stroke (I 
won't detail them here since the in-game instructions give a much better 
demonstration), swim as fast as you can. Your stamina meter will decrease as 
you swim; as it gets near the bottom, press B right as it empties to receive a 
speed boost and a stamina boost. Swing the controller down when you reach the 
wall to turn around without losing speed.
Tips: This event is all about timing the stamina meter. Swimming fast is 
important, but easy to master; it's important to note that none of the strokes 
require timing, so ignore your character's on-screen depiction and just swim as 
fast as you can. For the stamina meter, press B right as it hits empty to get 
your boost - this is critical to doing well. For the turn, just swing down as 
soon as you see the icon. Sometimes it will feel like your character isn't 
reacting to your input at all (randomly slowing down, etc.), but keep trying 
and you'll recover.
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Event: 4x100m Freestyle
Type: Race (swimming, relay)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 humans, 1-7 computers (8 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Race to the finish with each of four characters; you don't get to 
choose the characters.
How To Play: Just like the 100m Freestyle, hold B to charge up before starting, 
then swing down to jump in the water. Swim as fast as you can using your 
character's stroke, swing down to turn, then swing down again to hand off to 
your next teammate.
Tips: This race can be aggravating because you can't see your teammates' 
strokes before they jump in the water; but there's a little demo alongside you 
as you swim, so you should be able to catch on pretty quickly. Other than that, 
it's exactly like the 100m Freestyle, so see those tips.
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 G> Fencing
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Event: Individual epée
Type: Versus (fighting)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-2 humans, 1 computer (2 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Score 15 points by striking your opponent before they do the same 
to you.
How To Play: Use the joystick to move back and forth (twice to move faster) and 
the WiiMote to jab at your opponent. Hold A while swinging the WiiMote to parry 
your opponent's attacks. If you successfully parry, you'll create an opening 
for an attack.
Tips: Finally, an event with some strategy. There's a lot of effective tactics 
to employ in this event. For one, back away from your opponent, then double-
move towards them and immediately jab; usually you'll get an attack in, 
especially against the easier opponents. This is especially effective when you 
back the opponent up against their side. Another effective strategy is to hold 
A and carefully watch for when your opponent begins their attack; there's 
enough time to react and parry, forming an opening to attack them; you can also 
just back up when they strike, then quickly counterstrike, though this doesn't 
have any benefits over parrying. This strategy is especially effective when 
you're backed against your own side. Less complicated strategies include 
jabbing madly against them, or parrying madly until you succeed and then 
counterattacking. Note also that the opponent's eyes will flash just before
they thrust; if you notice it, it will give you a split second advantage. One
reader suggests intentionally NOT using the nunchuk and moving back and forth
with the D-pad. I, personally, find this more difficult, but if you're having
trouble it's worth a try.
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 H> Table Tennis
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Event: Singles
Type: Versus (volley)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-2 humans, 1 computer (2 max)
How To Unlock: Initially Available
Description: Win a game of table tennis (first to 11) against your opponent.
How To Play: To serve, pull the controller up to toss the ball, then swing a 
forehand to serve. When the ball comes back to you, swing either a forehand or 
a backhand (depending on the ball's and your player's locations) to return it. 
Special shots include holding A to make it easier to return a fast shot 
(although the return is softer), or holding B to slam the ball (although 
careful timing is required to successfully slam).
Tips: Oftentimes this event will end up feeling like you just have to return 
enough volleys until the opponent messes up. Overall, this event is pretty 
annoying - the mapping of the ping pong swings, especially the backhand, is 
poor. The forehand is okay, but when you swing a backhand, make sure to swing 
very, very deliberately - no quick twitches like in Wii Tennis. The A special 
shot is intended to make it easier to return your opponent's slams, so use it 
accordingly if you're having trouble. The B special shot (slam) is very 
difficult to time properly unless the ball is coming slowly. To slam, swing a 
good half-second before the ball reaches your paddle. My overall strategy is to 
hold the controller straight in front of me (for each access to forehand or 
backhand) while holding the A button while awaiting the opponent's return - 
then, if they slam it, you're ready for it. If it's not a slam, you can choose 
to return regularly or attempt a slam in return.
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 I> Dream Events
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Event: Dream Race
Type: Race (running, battle)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 humans, 1-3 computers (4 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and 
Saturn Circuits)*
Description: Picture Mario Kart on foot. Win the race by dodging obstacles, 
jumping hurdles and using items.
How To Play: From the start, run in the typical motion, although you don't need 
to keep running - once you reach top speed, you'll stay at that speed unless 
something slows you down. Press B to jump over obstacles (the sand and 
hurdles), and use the stick on the nunchuk to go left and right. Running 
through item boxes gets you items, which you can use by pressing A.
Tips: Like said above, this event is basically a poor man's Mario Kart. 
Unfortunately, it comes across very haphazardly. I haven't really come across 
any strategies for doing well in this race, it's just too all over the place to 
really warrant a plan. Pray to whatever deity you believe in that an opponent 
doesn't use a ghost when you're in first.
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Event: Dream Platform
Type: Performance (evaluative, battle)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-4 humans, 1-3 computers (4 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Galaxy Circuit (Medal in Cosmos Circuit)*
Description: As you fall from the sky, avoid blocks, collect and use items and 
slip through rings to do tricks for extra points. The goal is to get the most 
points.
How To Play: Use the joystick on the nunchuk to steer (note that the controls 
are NOT inverted), and tilt the WiiMote back to slow your descent (leave it 
level to speed up). This is not a race, so you can take your time. Avoid the 
blocks (you'll lose points for colliding with the) and go through the rings to 
get entered into a trampoline-style trick mode for extra points.
Tips: This event is quite fun in general, but the best way to succeed is to hit 
as many rings as possible. Your computer opponents don't focus on tricks very 
much, so you're free to mop up in this area. Hit the rings and avoid the bricks 
for maximum scores.
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Event: Dream Fencing
Type: Versus (fighting)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-2 humans, 1 computer (2 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Satellite Circuit (Medal in Comet Circuit)*
Description: Just like regular fencing, but with super-powered charge attacks, 
and hit points instead of points for each hit.
How To Play: For the most part, this game is just like the original fencing 
game, and most of the same strategies apply. The two changes are that hit 
points are used, and there are superpowered attacks. The hit points don't 
change anything much. Superpowered attacks become available as you hit and 
parry your opponent (measured in the meter at the bottom of the screen) and can 
be activated by holding down A+B, then jabbing.
Tips: The strategies here really don't change much from the original fencing. 
Hit points don't change anything, you're still trying to hit the opponent until 
they're finished. The only thing that really changes strategy is the superpower 
attacks. These attacks give you a way out when you're cornered, but more 
importantly let you completely blow your competitor off the stage if used when 
they're backed against their own side (they'll return, but they'll lose extra 
health). It's imported to note that superpowered attacks CAN be parried just 
like any other; the only benefits are the increased damage and the knockback.
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Event: Dream Table Tennis
Type: Versus (volley)
Number of Players (concurrently): 1-2 humans, 1 computer (2 max)
How To Unlock: Unlock Sunlight Circuit (Medal in Satellite Circuit)*
Description: Just like the original table tennis, but with superpowered attacks 
and a different scoring mechanism.
How To Play: Play proceeds just like the regular table tennis, but for scoring, 
instead of the winner of each volley getting a point, the winner of each volley 
gets a number of points equal to how many volleys there were in the sequence - 
so if you and your opponent hit it back and forth 5 times, the winner of the 
volley will get 5 points. Throughout the game, you'll charge up superpowered 
attacked which can be triggered by pressing A+B when the ball is near you. 
Different special attacks have different effects - some make the ball invisible 
for the return, some make it go super fast, some make it take bizarre spins, 
etc.
Tips: The strategy for this game is pretty much like regular table tennis - the 
different scoring doesn't change the fact that your goal is to win as many 
volleys as possible. Some people say it's good to use your special attacks when 
a volley gets long to get as many points as possible, but I recommend saving 
your specials for returning the computer's specials; they tend to be much more 
adept at returning special shots than we are, but using a special shot after 
they've used one guarantees a return.
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5> Circuits
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 A> Beginner's Class
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Circuit: Mercury Circuit
Events:	100m (Track)
	Long Jump (Field)
	Hammer Throw (Field)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Initially Available
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Circuit: Venus Circuit
Events:	110m Hurdles (Track)
	Skeet (Shooting)
	Javelin Throw (Field)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Initially Available
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Circuit: Jupiter Circuit
Events:	100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Triple Jump (Field)
	Trampoline (Gymnastics)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Initially Available
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Circuit: Saturn Circuit
Events:	Singles (Table Tennis)
	4x100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Individual Epée (Fencing)	
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Initially Available
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Circuit: Moonlight Circuit
Events:	4x100m Relay (Track)
	Single Sculls (Rowing)
	Dream Race
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Circuits
...
 B> Advanced Class
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Circuit: Stardust Circuit
Events:	100m (Track)
	Long Jump (Field)
	Hammer Throw (Field)
	Archery
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Moonlight Circuit
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Circuit: Planet Circuit
Events:	110m Hurdles (Track)
	Skeet (Shooting)
	Javelin Throw (Field)
	High Jump (Field)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Stardust Circuit*
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Circuit: Comet Circuit
Events:	100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Triple Jump (Field)
	Trampoline (Gymnastics)
	400m (Running)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Planet Circuit*
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Circuit: Satellite Circuit
Events:	Singles (Table Tennis)
	4x100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Dream Race
	Dream Fencing
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Comet Circuit*
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Circuit: Sunlight Circuit
Events:	4x100m Relay (Track)
	Single Sculls (Rowing)
	Individual Epée (Fencing)
	Dream Table Tennis
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Satellite Circuit*
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 C> Master's Class
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Circuit: Meteorite Circuit
Events:	100m (Track)
	Long Jump (Field)
	Hammer Throw (Field)
	Archery
	400m Hurdles (Running)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Sunlight Circuit*
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Circuit: Supernova Circuit
Events:	110m Hurdles (Track)
	Skeet (Shooting)
	Javelin Throw (Field)
	High Jump (Field)
	Pole Vault (Field)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Meteorite Circuit*
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Circuit: Cosmos Circuit
Events:	100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Triple Jump (Field)
	Trampoline (Gymnastics)
	400m (Track)
	Vault (Gymnastics)
Number of Participants: 8
How To Unlock: Medal in Supernova Circuit*
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Circuit: Galaxy Circuit
Events:	Singles (Table Tennis)
	4x100m Freestyle (Swimming)
	Individual Epée (Fencing)
	Dream Race
	Dream Platform
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Cosmos Circuit*
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Circuit: Universal Circuit
Events:	4x100m Relay (Track)
	Single Sculls (Rowing)
	Dream Table Tennis
	Dream Fencing
	Dream Race
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Galaxy Circuit*
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Circuit: Big Bang Circuit
Events:	Dream Race
	Dream Fencing
	Dream Platform
	Singles (Table Tennis)
	4x100m Relay (Track)
Number of Participants: 4
How To Unlock: Medal in Universal Circuit*

...
 D> Free Circuit
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Free circuit is basically a free play of sorts in which you can choose (or have 
randomly selected) events for you to compete in against either the computers or
friends. Only events that have been unlocked otherwise can be participated in.
The '4' and '8' refer to events that involve 4 or 8 participants. Typically,
8-participant events are events when all participants compete simultaneously
but not directly against one another (such as races, where one participant's
actions do not affect the other participants), or events where participants
take turns competing. 4-participant events are typically events where
participants compete directly against each other, such as tennis and fencing.
...
...
6> Missions
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Each character has 6 missions associated with them (you must complete the first 
5 to unlock the 6th). These events vary greatly in style and purpose; some will 
require you to finish a race in a specific time, some will require you to 
finish a race in a specific place, and some will require you to score a 
specific number of points (in fencing or gymnastics, for example).

I no longer own the game and never completed the missions, so I do not have
any meaningful advice. However, I do have two bits to contribute:

The 17th crown is received by earning the crowns for all 16 characters.

To complete Peach's Hammer Throw mission (shout three time after throwing the
hammer), press A after throwing the hammer. I'm not sure why this isn't 
mentioned in the instructions anywhere, but now you know.
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7> Emblems
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The other prominent unlockable achievements in this game are the Emblems; 
Emblems are awarded for accomplishing certain tasks.
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 A> Mission Emblems
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Amy Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Amy
Blaze Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Blaze
Bowser Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Bowser
Daisy Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Daisy
Dr. Eggman Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Dr. Eggman
Knuckes Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Knuckles
Luigi Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Luigi
Mario Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Mario
Peach Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Peach
Shadow Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Shadow
Sonic Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Sonic
Tails Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Tails
Vector Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Vector
Waluigi Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Waluigi
Wario Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Wario
Yoshi Emblem: Complete Mission Mode with Yoshi
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 B> Medal Emblems
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Aquatics Champs Emblem: Receive a Gold Medal in All Swimming Events
Dream Champ Emblem: Receive a Gold Medal in all Dream events
Field Champ Emblem: Receive a Gold Medal in all Field events
Gymnastics Champ Emblem: Receive a Gold Medal in all Gymnastics events
Track Champ Emblem: Receive a Gold Medal in all Track events
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 C> Record Emblems
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Olympic Record Emblem: Break an Olympic Record
World Record Emblem: Break a World Record
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 D> Achievement Emblems
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Bouncing Emblem: Receive a 10 on the Trampoline event
Knight's Emblem: Win 15-0 in a fencing match
Ping-Poing Emblem: Win 11-0 in a Table Tennis match
Shooting Emblem: Get 40 points in Skeet shooting
Somersault Emblem: Perfect 10 on the Vault
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 E> Miscellaneous Emblems
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Collaborative Emblem: Play as every character at least once
Complete Game Emblem: Unlock every event
Friendly Emblem: Play multiplayer at least once
Full Play Emblem: Play every event at least once
Gallery Owner Emblem: Unlock everything in the Gallery
Network Emblem: Connect to Wi-Fi
Penalty Emblem: Commit a foul in the 100m race
Rocket Emblem: Successfully start the 100m race
Hunter's Emblem: Achieve a perfect 120 in a round of archery.
Thanks for Playing Emblem: Start the game 50 times.
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8> Unlockables
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All the information below is in the above sections as well; this is just for 
quick-reference.
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 A> Unlockable Events
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Event: 400m
How To Unlock: Unlock Comet Circuit (Medal in Planet Circuit)*
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Event: 4x100m Relay
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and 
Venus Circuits)*
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Event: 400m Hurdles
How To Unlock: Unlock Meteorite Circuit (Medal in Sunlight Circuit)*
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Event: High Jump
How To Unlock: Unlock Planet Circuit (Medal in Stardust Circuit)*
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Event: Pole Vault
How To Unlock: Unlock Supernova Circuit (Medal in Meteorite Circuit)*
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Event: Vault
How To Unlock: Unlock Supernova Circuit (Medal in Meteorite Circuit)*
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Event: Single Sculls
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and 
Saturn Circuits)*
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Event: Archery
How To Unlock: Unlock Stardust Circuit (Medal in Moonlight Circuit)*
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Event: Dream Race
How To Unlock: Unlock Moonlight Circuit (Medal in Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and 
Saturn Circuits)*
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Event: Dream Platform
How To Unlock: Unlock Galaxy Circuit (Medal in Cosmos Circuit)*
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Event: Dream Fencing
How To Unlock: Unlock Satellite Circuit (Medal in Comet Circuit)*
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Event: Dream Table Tennis
How To Unlock: Unlock Sunlight Circuit (Medal in Satellite Circuit)*
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9> FAQ
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Are there any unlockable characters?
-As of the time of this publication, there are NO known unlockable characters.

Do you recommend buying this game?
-I recommend renting the game first. The game is small enough that you can 
unlock everything fairly quickly, so you may end up playing it for 5 days and 
never touching it again if you buy it. Rent it first, and if you like it enough 
to buy it, you'll still have your saved data on your console.

Are there any other ways to unlock given circuits or events?
-Yes, absolutely. I, personally, unlocked the Moonlight Circuit before ever 
even playing the Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury or Venus circuits. The methods posted 
in this FAQ are guaranteed to work, but they are not guaranteed to be the only 
nor easiest way.

Who's the best character to play as?
-There isn't one. All the characters' stats add up to about the same, so no 
character is overall better than any other. Some characters are better suited 
to some events; I'll detail which in later versions of this FAQ.

How do I execute 'Shouts' for Peach's Hammer Throw mission?
-Press A after throwing the hammer.

What is the Emblem after the Blaze Emblem?
-The Thanks for Playing Emblem, obtained for playing the game 50 times. Thanks
to DA_J for this.
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10> The Three C's: Copyright, Credits and Contact
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 A> Copyright
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This FAQ is the exclusive property of David Joyner, DetroitDJ. All right 
reserved. This FAQ may be freely distributed on any site, in whole or part, as 
long as this last section remains intact.

The latest version of this FAQ will ALWAYS be at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/938798/50784

Other sites are permitted to show this FAQ; however, most do not automatically
update, and I only update my FAQs at GameFAQs - so, if you don't see something
below, check that URL to see if there's a newer version.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is copyright 2007 by Sega.
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 B> Credits
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Sega and Nintendo, for making this game.
CJayC and GameFAQs, for the site.

J102y, for tips on Hurdles, Fencing and Rowing.
djasonc, for a tip on Archery.
trundle123, for a tip on Fencing.
Vgamer23, for a tip on the Trampoline event.
Kevin, for an archery tip.

GameFAQs Cheats/Secrets page, for a couple of the emblems.
DA_J, for the Thanks for Playing Emblem.
J0rdy, for the Hunter's Emblem.

Zakini, for a correction on the Free Circuit.
astrosonicshadow, for a correction on Tails' profile.
Jason, for a circuit correction.

God, for everything.
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 C> Contact
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GameFAQs ID: DetroitDJ
E-Mail: shadowdog87@yahoo.com
AIM: StarsHallelujah

To e-mail me, PLEASE preface your e-mail subject line with [M&S] in brackets. I 
get a lot of spam, so that will help me sort through it and find your e-mail.

If you are submitting a tip, please include how you would like to be credited.
Otherwise I'll credit you by your e-mail address or screenname.
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