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|The series that first taught gamers to "kart" race speeds online in its DS debut. As in the popular SNES, N64, and GBA versions of Mario Kart, players choose a favorite character from the Nintendo canon and compete in chaotic, anything-goes races around variety of Mushroom Kingdom-themed tracks.|
Each character comes with his or her own custom go-kart, and offers a different mix of speed, pick-up, and strength. Adding to the excitement are an assortment of power-ups, such as high-speed boosts, slippery banana peels, and ricocheting shells, which when used properly (and with a little luck), can knock a front-runner off the track or launch a last-place racer into first.
New in the DS version of Mario Kart is an online multiplayer mode, designed to be accessible through a proprietary DS-to-DS wi-fi connection (for as many as eight) or a wireless connection to the Internet (for up to four).
|Game||Mario Kart DS|
|UPC||0045496735906, 045496735906, 045496741143, 4549673590600|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Mario Kart Series|
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Another of the great games comes to Nintendo DS, and this is another one you must own. Rev up your engines, prepare your shells and bananas, it's Mario Kart time!
Choose your racer and get ready for a rip-roaring, good time. Enjoy your leisure stroll down memory lane in some of the old tracks you may remember from your younger days, or look at all the new sites on some of the new tracks just for the DS. That is, of course, til you get slammed with a red shell, or trip over that banana you laid on your last go around.
You have to play the single player game to get used to the tracks as well as unlock various drivers and other features. But to me, the real fun lies in challenging your friends in person or via the games Wi-Fi capabilities. You gotta love the fact that you can beat someone in another country, or get creamed by then, depending on your driving skills. Of course doing the battle maps with some friends with DS's is fun as well, and you can spend hours doing just that.
I recommend this game for all DS owners, and especially those who remember playing various installments of this game on other systems. A truly great game, and one that anyone can enjoy.
Just remember, in those harder races, those computer drivers play to win. If your in the lead on that last lap, expect your best friend, the blue shell, to give you a good time!
Mario Kart DS represents a significant step forward for Nintendo's much-loved racing series, and not only because it's the first to feature online play.
The Good: Eight players with a single copy of the game; classic gameplay is better than ever; plenty of single-player content; lots of fun stuff to unlock; human competition from all over the world.
The Bad: Courses are so much fun, they seem short.
If you've ever been the proud owner of a Nintendo system, or have at least befriended somebody with one, odds are you've encountered a Mario Kart game at some point. The popular racing series, which first appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1992, lets you race your favorite Nintendo characters against each other in karts that can be armed with such devastating weapons as banana peels, opponent-seeking red shells, and opponent-shrinking lightning bolts. The series has evolved steadily with each iteration, up to and including 2003's Mario Kart: Double Dash, which retained most of its predecessors' features while introducing a new team-based mechanic that saw each cart manned by both a driver and a gunner. Mario Kart DS, then, might seem like something of a step back for the series in that it more closely resembles the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games than the GameCube version; but, as the first game in the series to boast integrated online play, it also represents a major step forward.
My kids grew up with the first Mario video games. Now my grandsons get to enjoy Mario in a different dimension. This game was highly recommended from my oldest grandson. He told me it's GREAT!!!!!!!!' so I decided to purchase this game for my four year old grandson. He loves it!!!!!!!!!! Great features. It's another level.
This has to be one of the best games for the DS. It combines simple controls into fun but complex racing with all of your favorite Nintendo characters.
It lets you choose a custom name and emblem for your kart, and lets you pick your character and one of over 2 dozen karts, all with special strengths and weaknesses.
The wireless online play is also what gives the game strength. It allows you to pick from a huge pool of players that can be in your skill range, or maybe even higher, if you seek a challenge!
It also boasts the battle mode, which has three different modes to choose from.
Pros: + Lots of thing to do and unlock
+ Online Play is easy and fun
+ Extensive Record Keeping
+ Custom Names and Emblems
Cons: - Learning curve can be hard for some
- Some players online are not too honest! =(
Overall: Get it. It is great fun for you and anyone else with a DS!
Nintendo's Mario Kart series is quite literally what started the character-racing genre back in 1992, and even after countless clones and copycats from other designers and publishers throughout the past 13 years the spotlight's always on the company to move the genre forward. There are high expectations from gamers whenever Nintendo announces a new game in the series, and that's exactly what's happening with Mario Kart DS. Nintendo's pulled out all the stops for this "next generation" Mario Kart sequel, and though it's a handheld game, there's nothing small about this design. There's absolutely not a doubt in my mind: Mario Kart DS is the greatest Mario Kart game ever, which, in turn, makes it the greatest Kart racer game ever created.
Mario Kart DS's production value is almost staggering. The development team worked an unbelievable amount of focus in nearly every aspect of this racing design, pushing a huge amount of effort in both the single player experience as well as the multiplayer competition. The gameplay depth is absolutely stunning -- Mario Kart DS is incredibly deep in features, so don't be surprised if you forget about some options because some other mode grabbed you by the crotch and refuses to let go. And that's a good thing.
The DS game admittedly has a lot to live up to, what with the game following only two years after the GameCube game that many people (myself included) believed that went too far away from the original game's feel. But this portable game brings the series back to the basics of what made the original Super Mario Kart so awesome, with the development team balancing and tweaking the gameplay so intricately that it's near impossible to find any hard fault with the design.
If you've missed any of the Mario Kart games in the series' past, shame on you. The series has never been about realistic racing, but that's its charm -- players still have to employ some proper racing skill and strategy, but the power-up element can throw off even the best driver. These power-ups are the gameplay's "equalizer;" there's nothing more humbling than taking a turtle shell up the tailpipe, or being knocked down to second from a well-positioned banana peel. Many companies have tried to best the classic Mario Kart design with their own take, but none have had the gameplay succeed as well as Nintendo.