Mario Kart DS (Nintendo DS, 2005)
About this product
|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|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Mario Kart Series|
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- cenglish3Nov 18, 2015USEDby
product was exactly what i ordered, and it arived on time
- khanhyNov 14, 2015USEDby
Simply Amazing how much is crammed into here
The graphics are top notch and look like the gamecube graphics. The online racing is extremely addicting and works well. There is simply too much gameplay in this tiny cart. I don't know how Nintendo does it but this cart keeps me coming back, the replay value is that good
- monnarush1962Oct 31, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Very fun and exciting!
Great game, I love all the Mario games!
- samuelharris199...Feb 4, 2015by
A most awesome Mario racing game ever.
A fun Mario racing game ever played, since Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart Double Dash. I would recommend this game.
- 228216415@delet...Mar 31, 2006by
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.<br>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.<br>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.<br>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.<br>Bottom Line: This is the best game for the Nintendo DS so far.Read full review