Get this: it’s been thirteen years since the first Mario Kart was released on the Super Nintendo. Thirteen years since racing games were changed forever by Nintendo’s masterpiece, which enshrined drifting and weaponry as staples of the genre. An extremely rich game, it had so much to offer: racing friends two player through a cup, facing off in a battle arena, or even shaving of the split seconds in time trials (as Donkey Kong Jr., naturally).
Since those heady days of cultural leadership, Nintendo has seen fit to bless us with an update every generation. But that classic status that the original enjoyed has proved elusive. Many felt that the N64 version lacked the purity of the original, and plenty of them preferred Rare’s Diddy Kong Racing. N64 owners would have to wait until F-Zero X for the racer that defined the machine. Double Dash on the GameCube seemed gimmicky. If any new version captured the imagination, it was that which differed least from the original: the GBA version, which in fact contained the SNES tracks as an unlockable bonus.
Every version, though, has been eagerly anticipated, a situation magnified by Nintendo’s tradition of surrounding the release in a healthy dollop of hype. That hype seems more than justified in this particular case, as Mario Kart comes to the Nintendo DS. Not content with simply adapting the N64 version, Nintendo has gone the whole hog and delivered an all-new version with four new cups, plus four additional cups comprising classic tracks from Mario Kart history. Tracks are fully 3D and so are the karts themselves, with all your favourite characters returning to join in the fun.
The best bit though, is the multiplayer mode. The game is the showcase debut for the DS’s much-touted online abilities. Sitting in a Wi-Fi hot spots or using your own broadband connection via a Nintendo dongle, you’ll be able to play against real opponents anywhere – a first for handhelds. And the game also makes use of the DS’s short range wireless capabilities, supporting races involving up to eight people, even if some don’t have their own copy. It’s great to see Mario Kart breaking new ground, and needless to say this game is going to be a necessary purchase for anyone wishing to put their DS through its paces.
This is a very good game for nitendos ds and dsi and Wii. I had used this and had end this game.It is very Easy and adventurous i hope u will like to play this game. its also very intrested and have very good graphics like all other new games,this game is for all ages person,childers and elders both can play and surely they will enjoy to play this game.The chracters in this game are also very colour full and good and this game is one of my faourite game,i will sincerely advice you to buy this game and surely u will have fun while playing.Thank you.good game
This is a great game! It has an awesome multiplayer feature with up to 8 players racing on a track! The WIi-Fi mode works well although not perfect. There is heaps of stuff to unlock which makes single player more interesting and fun. It keeps some tracks from older versions of mario kart and brings in some exciting new tracks. The controls work well and are easy to learn. There is also a mission mode where you complete tasks involving characters from other mario games.
This is the Best Mario Kart Game ever, even surpassing the Likes of the Original Super Mario Kart for the SNES.
This version takes everything that was good from the previous 4 versions and improves on everything else. For instance an emphasis on Power sliding like the SNES Version is back, the game controls like the N64 version, has graphics better than the N64 version, has the largest number of tracks ever with 16 brand new ones and 16 of the Best Tracks from the GBA, N64, SNES and Gamecube Versions.
Also this game is back to being tough unlike Double Dash, the best weapons are all here with a great couple of new ones that use the Dual Screens well. The Second screen displays a map which is surprisingly useful. The Game is very long with 50CC, 100CC, 150CC, and Mirror modes and 8 Cups in each.
There is a single player mode, a Time Trial mode which lets you race against Staff Ghosts times or your friends Saved Times, a Battle mode with 3 different games to play on 6 courses which even incorporates blowing into the microphone, a multiplayer mode which can be played on just 1 game cart or multiple carts for up to 8 players, and then there is the Free Easy to Set up online mode for 4 people to race in with a record of your wins to lose ratio.
All in all its a complete package and is a must buy for any Mario Kart Fan, which includes just about everybody!!!
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