Super Mario Kart DS Review

Nintendo DS Gaming Reviews

Awesome Karting game for the NintendoDS

Suppliers

Lik Sang US$ 49.90 (~28.84 GBP)

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Description

It's time to race... with no wires attached! The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless, letting players race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether everyone has a game card. An all-star cast that includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser and Toad will round out a truly all-star line-up of more than 30 courses drawn from every Mario Kart game. That's right – players will tour courses from Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, not to mention brand-new tracks and arenas. With all the crazy items and frantic speed players have come to expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream. The game has a new dimension of fun, since players can battle others around the world by connecting to Nintendo's new wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, via Wi-Fi.

The Review Itself

Mario Kart started off on the Snes with a great Single Player mode and probably the best Multi player game you will ever see, the Balloon Battle Mode was awesome. the game then progressed into Nintendo 64, GBA and Gamecube Versions and whilst each one had better graphics they all seemed to lack that original magic. Mario Kart on the Nintendo DS lets you play all the best tracks from each of the older versions in retro mode and you also have all the new tracks.

The feel of the game is superb and once i got my fingers used to getting rid of the weapons it was plain sailing, you have so many charactars to choose from youll be spoilt for choice and when you progress further into the game you will be rewarded by getting new tracks and charactars to choose from.

The two screens are put to great use and at times i for the fun of it just followed the bottom screen and still won races, the graphics are as good as the Nintendo 64 Version but way off the Gamecube Version but still great none the less.

One of the awesome things about this game is if you have up to 7 mates who dont own the game and are within say 20 foot of each others you can all join in a game using just the one game card and all against each other, now if only other handhelds allowed such a generous way of letting others sample the game.

I dont have the wifi connector but the ability to play people from all over the world is out standing.

Comments
This is the Killer App of the year across all systems, the ability to play worldwide or even against 7 mates using a single game and the fact that all the old tracks are in and a host of new ones, with great graphics and superb playability, what more can i say, this is a major reason to buy yourself a Nintendo DS, go get it now :)

Overall i would give it a 9.99/10 its just about perfect.

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