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Diddy Kong Racing by Nintendo of America




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  • Mild Cartoon Violence
Diddy Kong Racing is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Action , Adventure

Product Details:

A bloated space pig has taken control of Diddy Kong's Island paradise and only you can stop his nefarious plot! Take on the racing challenge of a lifetime as you drive, hover and fly your way across the massive island. This remastered take on a Nintendo 64 classic is sure to rev the engines of adventure racing fans everywhere!

  • Diddy Kong Racing is the first handheld adventure racing game, a genre that lets you visit new locations, talk to interesting characters, advance the storyline and search for hidden secrets - all while engaging other drivers in a series of racing challenges to see who is king of the road!
  • Race Online & in Local Wireless Battles! Drivers can use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to go online and race against up to seven other players from around the world! DKR also features eight-player single-card download play, as well as multi-card wireless play.
  • Create Your Own Tracks! Wish Race mode gives you complete freedom to design, build, and race on the track of your dreams. Touch Screen control makes building the course a snap, and Nintendo WFC compatibility lets you share your work of genuis with everyone!
  • Everything Old is New Again! Retextured and remixed tracks, new characters and racing challenges, brand new levels, improved vehicle control, Touch Screen controls, gamer tag designs and more make this an experience that both newcomers and seasoned vets will love!
    1. Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's An Ok Remake From The N64 I used to have this game. I never played the original N64 version because I wasn't alive at the time the original DKR first came out. I grew up with this remake. The graphics are ported from the original, which is great. The new character's voices are cool. The tracks remade for this DS remake is ok. The music is so much better than in the original. They do have a Wifi mode, but the Nintendo Wifi Connection system got shut down for the DS and original Wii, so that's too bad. I never played this game online before, too. Overall, an ok remake for one of the best selling games in 1997.
      Date published: 2016-04-22
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Game, New Twist If you have played the original Diddy Kong Racing on the N64, then you're definitely gonna like this. You probably notice many things that significantly changed, like different voices (it's been like almost 10 years between the original and the remake), some of the Kong family members replacing Banjo and Conker, the tracks get a slight makeover, and some hidden challenges. On the downside, the voices for the racers can be a bit off, the juggling the use of button to touch screen can be annoying at times, the music rearrangement can catch anybody off guard for veteran gamers, the current lack of Nintendo Wi-fi for the older DS games can make things difficult, the versus tracks have been removed in place of the custom tracks, and the balloon challenge can be frustrating at times for beginners. The good thing about the game is that it has a good amount of content, like upgradable vehicles to improve speed and control, more original tracks to give gamers a good exploring, and customizations to make the vehicles and portraits to your own imagination. All in all, it's too bad of a game. It definitely can give the Mario Kart games (Mario Kart 64, then; and Mario Kart DS, later) a run for the money. Good for adventure racers.
      Date published: 2016-04-08
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Racing Game, but Not The Best. I recently was looking back at my old games I've owned and I stumbled across Diddy Kong Racing DS. As a youngster, I never came past the first area, but after returning back to it, it seems very easy for the first world. Don't think that this is a easy game though; it's gets evenly hard even when you're in the 1 world or two. This doesn't make this game hard though, just challenging in some parts. Overall, I think that this game is a very fun racer and has a deep adventure mode that will keep you active for hours. Though you've got the pros, this game also will have questionable plot twists, and repetitive boss battles.
      Date published: 2015-10-03
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from this game is amazing!!! I really liked this game and I don't think it's that much of a rip off of mario kart. I got this game 2 weeks Ago and personally this game to me is terrific. Anybody that likes mario kart should get this game
      Date published: 2014-05-04
      Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awfull I bought it and I played I just don't like it at all don't buy it I repeat don't buy it at all......
      Date published: 2013-04-14
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Game I first got into this game because it was a remake of my first game on the N64 and let me just say it resembles it almost pin point. Unlike its competitor Mario Kart, this game isnt necessarily about trying to get gold on every track but rather the adventure mode seems to have a bit more meaning. In order to unlock more tracks you need to collect balloons which you earn after first placing each track which you can go back to to earn balloons again just this time with a slight twist. The game allows you to pick three different racing vehicles when racing, between the classic car, a hovercraft which is used for the water based tracks, and airplane. Each vehicle controllers very different with the other, and if im not mistaken some characters run better with some than others. The characters is the first changed from the N64, theres a few more with the removal of Conker and Banjo Kazooie. Now, the game shows the stats of each character. Another change from the original would be how you have a coin and purchase feature which during adventure mode if you collect these one clear blue coins with a banana on them and win 1st during a race you keep them and get to buy upgrades for your vehicles. Each vehicle has their own upgrades and the upgrade is yours, not belonging to an individual character that you bought it with. This feature becomes real fun online and adds a bit of strategic creativity to it against other racers.(Unfortunately its hard to get an opponent online today, or at least when i tried, it took me quite a few minutes.Just remember its not fact just observation.) As oppose to Mario Kart, the items arent based on a random order of "ethics" but rather pre set items depending on the colour of balloon that you hit that floats. New to the DS version concerning items is now items get an alternate power up which gets activated when pressing the X button and having this one Arrow Shooting Up Amulet and an item. Overall its a well rounded game that doesnt not rely on luck at all for a victory if your fed up with games that do that and if you want to single card play this game with friends you can do it well for anything that you unlocked gets shared with everyone rather than other games that just 30% you.
      Date published: 2012-08-06
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Diddy Kong! This game is nice and I like how it is similar to Mario Kart. But this is great it'll never top Mario Kart though I still recommend it.
      Date published: 2012-05-16
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nintendo/Rare brilliance Diddy Kong Racing DS is a solid racing game, rivaling Mario Kart. Not only can you race in karts, but you can race in hovercrafts and planes as well. The game also takes full advantage of the touch screen/mic. There are loads of unlockables to keep you busy. The music is simply phenomenal. Definitely a must buy for any DS owner. Nintendo and Rare are the dream team.
      Date published: 2012-01-19
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