Sonic’s Olympic Effort Hits App Store

Disqualified! For unknown reasons, Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is no longer in the App Store. Leave your best guesses as to why in the comments, and we’ll keep you up to date on his eventual return.

Is it some kind of bust up? Are Sega and Nintendo’s new-found allies already in relationship counseling, as we speak? Or, is it merely the result of some entirely obvious but nonetheless frustrating licensing issues?

Whatever the case, those of you who have enjoyed Sonic and Mario’s recently Olympic exploits on some unnamed Nintendo consoles will be pleased to know that Sonic’s solo effort– appropriately titled Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games– has hit the App Store the world over, just in time for kick-off in Vancouver on February 12th.

As you might expect, this icy effort from Sega plonks the blue spiky one straight in the middle of Vancouver 2010, and his gang of charming (Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Dr. Robotnik) and not so charming (Shadow, Vector, Blaze, Metal Sonic and Silver) co-stars help him compete in the likes of snowboarding, curling, figure skating, and skeleton.

Indeed, if our preview back in December is anything to go by, Sonic’s Olympic effort could well be worth a download, since Sega added a four-player mode via Bluetooth just hours after it first hit the App Store. Expect a review determining whether Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games lives up to its early hype, or turns frighteningly frosty, in the very near future.

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