Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing DS Review
I loved this game on the Nintendo 64 and I love it on the Nintendo DS. It’s really hard for me to decide which version is better. Anyway, the Nintendo DS version of Diddy Kong Racing is a very fun game because of all the good features in it. You get to use the stylus to get hidden balloons, play balloon-popping challenges, and even make your own racetracks. It’s a challenging game, which makes it even more fun. My favorite vehicle in the game is the plane. I like going up and down and through tunnels and stuff. I love racing the main boss in the second race against him. In my opinion, that’s the best part in the whole game. The DS version also has characters that weren’t in the N64 version. Sadly, though, you can only play as Conker or Banjo in the N64 game. They aren’t in the DS one. However, overall, It’s a very good game. Trust me. It’s worth the money you spend on it.
Nostalgic, but Repetitive
This game is a great game for DS, as it brings back the memories of Diddy Kong Racing for Nintendo 64 and adds new twists. The race courses are unique and the characters are great. However, it sometimes gets to easy as there are not multiple difficulties. Although this is a good game, it can get repetitive. This is a good game for a player looking for a game to get addicted for a month, but not for someone who wants to play for a year. I would suggest this game though.
If you have a ds you must buy this game.The graphics are amazing, it sound is great, and the conrtols are awesome. It is alot like mario kart, if you like mario kart you will love diddy kong racing. there is so much you can do in this game like building your own course, battleing bosses, customizing and upgrading your vechicles, and racing with your friends, its an overall great game.
When i was small this was probably my first game (besides super mario) for the Nintendo 64 and I loved it! I used to play it who knows how many times in one day! Me and my brother whould have tournaments and play with family and friends when they came over and it was just everybody's favorite monkey! With a great racing edge! Than when we first got our Ds a few years ago we found that it was now made for it! My brother got it right away and we plaed it non stop but it wasn't an easy beat either! I don't even know if we beat it yet! It was almost the same as 64 only portable, better graphics, and still made! One day when I went out I took it and could not stop playing it I got re addicted! it is a great game and worth every penny! Trust me spend your money on this hit!
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
This is a great game it is just like Mario Kart ds but on this you also get an airplane and a hover craft this makes the races a little more exciting and this game was made for the Nintendo 64 but in this version of it in enhances feature and you can do more then you could on the 64 version overall this is a great game loads of fun
Pros: they make use of the ds touch screen
Cons: they should add a difficultly setting
I would buy this game
Oh the nostalgia is so over whelming. Diddy Kong Racing basically got an upgrade with some changes being good while others being bad. One change that really stood out is that the game was made much easier. In any case it makes the game a little less challenging. They could have easily added a difficultly setting like easy, medium, and hard to fix that. Because of this I actually prefer playing the old one despite all the nice and new touch features added in.
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.
Diddy Kong Racing DS covers the bases
What I love so much about this game besides the fact that it's finally a remake of my first ever N64 game is that it also gets the attention it deserved. If you read the Gamespot review and got turned away let me say they're wrong. The story mode doesn't have many boring tasks, Taj will offer you a total of 5 challenges in the game (3 are the same as the N64 version) and the other 2 aren't even hard to do. Most of the game revolves around racing. In each domain (accessed by a certain total of balloons, in which one gets acquired by the player for winning races) there are four courses; your task is simply to win all four and face a boss. Upon defeating the boss, he will require you to do a Touch Challenge--maneuvering the courses on an autopiloted magic carpet in first person popping balloons with your stylus (which is a bit better than the silver coin races of the older game which are an extra in this one). After conquering that you will face the boss a second time and after defeating all four you will race the tyrant Wizpig. During the adventure you will gain coins which can be used to upgrade your vehicles, and changing your vehicle colors. You can edit an emblem, voice recordings (your voice for when you are hit, launch an item, win, etc.) and "billboards" where your art appears on various parts of courses. These are very cool and add a great level of customization. Also you may compete in multiple local types of matches including the four original Battle courses. You and your friends can also take turns creating tracks (this is a single player mode also--you can upload your own creations) and racing on them. Take it to the Wi-Fi Connection, which only makes this game last longer, and compete in up to 6 player matches (this includes you), 4 player battles, among your choices. All the single player additions to your vehicles will come with you to the Wi-Fi. Finally, Diddy Kong Racing gets its own remake, to the Nintendo DS, which makes it an awesome DS game! Hoping there's a Diddy Kong Racing Wii in store in the near future!
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.