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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).


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PublisherNintendo
GameMario Kart DS
MPN0045496735906
UPC0045496735906, 045496735906, 045496741143, 4549673590600

Key Features
PlatformNintendo DS

Tech Details
Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
Number of Players1-8
Release Year2005
Game Special Features
  • Race on over 30 courses, including favorites from the four previous Mario Kart games

  • Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, or Toad

  • New skill-based missions in addition to standard circuit racing

  • Use shells, bananas, bombs, and other weapons, including the new blooper item

  • Three wireless options for up to eight competitive racers

  • Game SeriesMario Kart Series

    eBay Product ID: EPID44006310

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    Average review score based on 560 user reviews

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    of customers recommend this product

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    Created: 10/23/06

    Fun Mario racing title.

    I love this series from the Mario Bros. family Its a great fun game for anyone whose looking for an easy and yet fun racing game. Of course its a gimmicky game the title says it all, but this game hardly dissapoints. This game is a racing game at its simplest core, but with a cool twist in order to win you need to battle as you race. As you race thru a total of 15 courses you need to pick up items that power you up or items that you can use to chug at other players to slow them down and give you the advantage in winning the race(some examples of some items you can use are, turtle shells, bombs, banana peels) . Beware though everything that you do to the other characters they can do the same to you as well. This game also sports an online feature which is great cause you can race against anyone around the world who is connected. Other features of this game are two other mini battle games one is called Shine Runner you have to retain shines while trying to steal more from the other characters as you use shells to make them spill out the shines they are carrying but again beware cause the other characters are after your shines too. The other mini game is Ballon Battle you have a few ballons that you have to inflate then you go for item boxes and you use the items and try to pop the other character's ballons they'll do the same to you, this is a great game but more courses are needed in this area because the same 8 courses get old to quickly. The last mini game is called Missions and all this is is some missions that you need to complete and depending on your performance you get a grade or rating on how good or bad you did. All and all this game is super fun but it really needs more courses in race mode and battle mode cause once you finish all the races and battles on all the available courses theres really nothing else more to enjoy from this game unless you play against other players, other than playing against your friends you aint got much to do with this game unless you are a perfectionist then Good luck and enjoy.

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    Created: 07/03/08

    Right on track

    It seems just like yesterday when the original Mario Kart made its debut on the SNES in 1992. The game was a hit back then, and it isn't difficult to understand why. A racing game that emphasizes on sabotaging your opponents with weapons like banana skins, flying shells and lightning bolts was almost unheard of then, and to do so with your favorite Nintendo characters was, quite simply, pure bliss. Not surprisingly, the game captured the hearts of many gamers then.

    Fast forward to the year 2005. Fans of the series have seen a few sequels through the years, but the DS version of Mario Kart was greeted with much more anticipation than its predecessors. The main reason, obviously, is the game's inclusion of integrated online play. For the first time in Mario Kart's history, gamers can now take on players from all over the world as long as they're using a wireless router that is supported by Nintendo. The game also allows up to eight players to multiplay in close proximity with only one copy of the cartridge, which essentially means that a gamer who decides not to buy the game can still perform a download play and race against a friend who owns a cartridge.

    Of course, to enjoy the other features in Mario Kart DS, you'll still have to purchase the game, especially when you're interested in taking on the single-player campaign. As with previous instalments, Mario Kart DS has a grand prix mode, which comprises of four races each that are span across eight different competitions. This means a total of 32 tracks for your racing pleasure. 16 of these tracks are brand new, but the rest consists of classic ones from previous renditions of Mario Kart. These include the Moo Moo Farm from N64, Peach Circuit from the GBA and even the original Mario Circuit from the SNES. These will no doubt bring much joy for Mario Kart fans.

    Yet, even in the presence of the classic tracks, the newer tracks do not pale in comparison. The innovative minds at Nintendo have once again developed a series of circuits that are visually stunning, mildly challenging and always entertaining. You'll get to race through a pinball machine, a clock and even an airship fortress! The combination of both old and new tracks is indeed a masterstroke that allows you to engage new challenges, as well as indulge in some nostalgia.

    Mario Kart DS also has a mission mode that requires you to perform a series of tasks within a certain time limit. These include collecting a designated number of coins, passing through a series of numbered gates in sequence, and even hitting specified enemies with specified weapons. The missions are divided into "worlds", and each world various stages. Completing all stages in a world will unlock a "boss fight", which could involve winning in a race against the boss, or even to knock him out from a platform. Defeating a boss unlocks the next world, up to a maximum of six worlds and a total of 54 missions. Obviously, the missions get tougher as the game progresses, but they aren't exactly impossible to complete. Gamers who enjoy more than merely racing should find the mission mode in Mario Kart DS a fun and captivating feature. Also their are more features.

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    Created: 03/31/06

    Get this game. It is really good!

    I have 10 Nintendo DS games. I can say without a doubt, that this game is the best game in my collection. There are many of the classic Mario Kart tracks that you can race on. There are also many new tracks that are very creative. You can race with your friends by linking up your Nintendo DS. Maybe your friends haven't bought this game yet? No problem. This game has Single Card multiplayer. That means that other Nintendo DS's can play using one Mario Kart DS game-card. You can also play using the Multi Card multiplayer. That means that people can play Mario Kart DS against each other without having to use the Nintendo DS Download Play. It is better because with multi card play the other opponents can choose the chracter to play with. Also, with Single Card Play, it takes a few moments for the other DS to download the game from the other DS that has the game. If that isn't enough, you can connect at a Wi-Fi hotspot to play using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service. This service is free. There are NO monthly charges or anything. If you don't want to use a hotspot, you can use a WiFi router or you can buy a Nintendo DS USB WiFi Connector which is specially designed for the Nintendo DS. I have a WiFi router and it works great with the Nintendo DS. When you connect to the Connection Service it sends you to the Main Lobby. There you can choose whether you want to play Worldwide, Regional, Friends, or Rivals. In Worldwide play, you can play with anyone in the world that is connected. With Regional, it connects you with players in your region of the world. In Friends mode, it connects you with people that are on your Friend's Roster. In Rivals Mode, it connects you with players that have similar stats to you. After the Connection Service matches you with other players, you go to the Track List. In the Track list, there is a list of tracks that you can race on. Each player has one vote on where they want to race. There are a lot of tracks that are available in the Wi-Fi multiplayer game. If there is a tie or everyone choose a different track, the Connection Service randomly chooses a track to race on.
    Mario Kart DS has other things to offer. More than just multiplayer racing. In Mario Kart DS there is a Mission Mode. In the Mission Mode, you have to perform different tasks. The tasks get harder and harder as you go along.
    Also there is a Grand Prix Mode in this game. In that mode, there are three kart classes. 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc karts. There are many events for the karts to complete. If you do well enough in the events you can unlock other chracters or karts.
    There is also a Ballon Battle Mode. In this mode you try to pop your opponents ballons before they pop your ballons. The last one with ballons wins. This mode involves the built-in microphone feature. You blow into the mic to inflate your ballons if an opponent manages to pop one of yours.
    Bottom Line: This is the best game for the Nintendo DS so far.

    43 of 49 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 12/31/11

    Game packs a portable punch but lacks in WiFi fun.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    This was my first game that I bought when I was introduced to the last generation with an Electric Blue Nintendo DS.

    I gotta say, it was a good enough game to keep me playing it for a long while.

    The graphics are pretty good for its time; Donkey Kong pretty much looks like Donkey Kong and I especially love the looks of his Rambi Rider kart as it flooded back memories of the great Donkey Kong Country game.

    This game has tracks that are original to the game and tracks that come from all the other Mario Kart games that preceded it. I also like how in Time Trial mode, if you're fast enough, you can race against the ghosts played and programmed by the staff of the game.

    The Missions mode is a great way to improve on your skill and waste time; a fresh breath from the other typical racing modes.

    This game certainly took advantage of the touch screen.

    For one thing, it allows a alternate, overhead avatar view of the race and it keeps you on the track for when you stumble across a Blooper (which was a new item for this game I believe) which squirts ink on your view of top screen and temporarily restricts your field of vision. If you touch the touch-screen during the race it will change into a more detailed map and rankings view for those who might be more advanced to the MK games and wish to have a overall glimpse of their race.

    The other cool thing to do with this touch screen, is that you can create your own emblem for your cart with the paint mode. Although, there are times where the given dimensions of the cart canvas are a tad too small, prohibiting your feel for creativity.

    While this game delivers all the goods and fast-paced action we've come to feel for all Mario Kart games, there are some things that they could have improved on...

    This game's version of the infamous Rainbow Road might feel like a roller-coaster but ends up being short-handed compared to other Mario Kart games...

    But the biggest problem with this game has to be the Wi-Fi mode.

    For one thing, while there might be 8 racers on any given standard race, the races online can only let you race with 3 other people. Which is better than one-on-one but given the time you'd have to wait for racers to join you, the count quickly feels abysmal.

    A typical WiFi match consists of four rounds on a point system determined by the ballot approach for selecting tracks. Basically the majority vote selects the track. If there are no votes the same, then the track is randomly selected. This gets especially annoying when you're racing with an opponent/opponents with a love interest for a particular track.

    And if all opponents disconnect on you during the race then that supersedes all wins you might have gained during a match. And this tedious process starts all over. again.

    And for whatever reason, WiFi races cannot let you L-Hold onto any items as opposed to the standard races...what is UP with that??? I would be racing so much better if that was different. Especially considering that you'll probably encounter some racers that have obviously hacked into their attributes with cheat codes from AR MAX...

    Basically the online mode can be fun at first, but after 200 races or so, the tedious things become very apparent.

    If you want good wholesome fun on single and multiplayer modes this game will get the job done.
    If you want awesome online play, then skip this and get Mario Kart Wii instead (if you have a Wii that is).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 12/17/10

    A Classic Racing Game...and Still Perhaps the BEST!

    Summary
    THE GOOD: New tracks and some classics! Gotta love unlocking more tracks and characters! New karts! I love using the weapons to wreak havoc on my opponents...don't we all? The graphics aren't too shabby either! Only one game card is needed for several players to connect via WiFi for multiplayer modes! Don't forget the battle mode, always a favorite. It has all you've ever loved about the Mario Kart series in the handheld, portable DS. The upper screen shows the racing, the bottom shows the track map and positions!

    THE BAD: I like how in Mario Kart Double Dash for the GameCube you can have an option of multiple karts. Unfortunately, you'll only have the option of two karts in this game and they're really not too different from one another as far as their attributes go.

    DETAIL: There are many of the classic Mario Kart tracks that you can race on. There are also many new tracks that are very creative. You can race with your friends by linking up your Nintendo DS. Maybe your friends haven't bought this game yet? No problem. This game has Single Card multiplayer. That means that other Nintendo DS's can play using one Mario Kart DS game-card. You can also play using the Multi Card multiplayer. That means that people can play Mario Kart DS against each other without having to use the Nintendo DS Download Play. It is better because with multi card play the other opponents can choose the chracter to play with. Also, with Single Card Play, it takes a few moments for the other DS to download the game from the other DS that has the game. If that isn't enough, you can connect at a Wi-Fi hotspot to play using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service. This service is free. There are NO monthly charges or anything. If you don't want to use a hotspot, you can use a WiFi router or you can buy a Nintendo DS USB WiFi Connector which is specially designed for the Nintendo DS. I have a WiFi router and it works great with the Nintendo DS. When you connect to the Connection Service it sends you to the Main Lobby. There you can choose whether you want to play Worldwide, Regional, Friends, or Rivals. In Worldwide play, you can play with anyone in the world that is connected. With Regional, it connects you with players in your region of the world. In Friends mode, it connects you with people that are on your Friend's Roster. In Rivals Mode, it connects you with players that have similar stats to you. After the Connection Service matches you with other players, you go to the Track List. In the Track list, there is a list of tracks that you can race on. Each player has one vote on where they want to race. There are a lot of tracks that are available in the Wi-Fi multiplayer game. If there is a tie or everyone choose a different track, the Connection Service randomly chooses a track to race on.
    Mario Kart DS has other things to offer. More than just multiplayer racing. In Mario Kart DS there is a Mission Mode. In the Mission Mode, you have to perform different tasks. The tasks get harder and harder as you go along.
    Also there is a Grand Prix Mode in this game. In that mode, there are three kart classes. 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc karts. There are many events for the karts to complete. If you do well enough in the events you can unlock other chracters or karts.
    There is also a Ballon Battle Mode. In this mode you try to pop your opponents ballons before they pop your ballons. The

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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