Mario Kart (DS) Review

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182meets2112's review of Mario Kart (DS)

★★★★★

“Congratulations Nintendo, on a masterpiece for the...”

Written on: 13/01/2006 by 182meets2112 (8 reviews written)

Good Points
Excellent Multiplayer
Superb use of dual screens
Great new tracks in addition to retro cup tracks

Bad Points
Generally, I have had trouble connecting to play online, and executing a power slide using the directional pad is difficult.

General Comments
Congratulations Nintendo, on a masterpiece for the Nintendo DS. Although some desirable aspects are missing, primarily in controls, everything about the content of the Mario Kart Nintendo DS game surpassed expectations.



Character choice is slightly smaller than that of Mario Kart: Double Dash, but two new racers make their debuts on the portable racing title. Many classic characters also appear, so anyone could find a suitable match.



At first glance, all of the old Grand Prix cups are present, but below these classic four, is a set of four more challenges and sixteen more tracks than its predecessors. Although these sixteen tracks include the memorable classics from the four previous games, racing with seven other human characters is a sight to behold.



In Double Dash, we saw the introduction of different karts, which would have different statistics based on which Kart and Racer combination you chose. Mario Kart DS improves on this system, adding more categories - including drift and items - and MANY more karts. Each character has his or her own three karts to choose from. As racing cups in various classes are completed, each character will have the opportunity to use more karts from the other characters until all are available. Not quite Need for Speed, but it will do.



In order to truly enjoy all of the various joys of this game, you will have to buy one for yourself. After every one-player mode is complete, there are plenty more multiplayer options to keep busy for quite some time.

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