Rated 9 out of 10
by Kardino Real Fun - Real Portable - Really Worth the Price!
This is one of my favorite DS Games. The reason I rate it a 9 is because Nintendo WFC shut down. :( However, I love playing battles, and Playing Wireless. My only advice is; Play this with a Medium/Fast DS. The graphics are fantastic, though Mario Bros DS was better. Overall, as long as you buy it knowing that you can't us WFC, it's worth the money.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Proffessor Game Mario Kart DS
In this review I will discuss every part of the rating above. Challenge: There really is none. You just race and have a good time. I uped the rating to an 8 because it is somewhat difficult to get other characters. Graphics and Animation: Great. Really good for a portable game. Sound: Good enough. Vehicle Customization: Um just awful. There is none at all. Your stuck with the car design the makers wanted. OK you can make a picture for the front of your car, but thats it!! Controls: Good for this type of game. Interface: Great everything is where it should be. Track Variety: Great on this aspect of the game as well. Each course is different every time you use it. Vehicle Variety: Hardly any at all. You get two cars a character. (Which to my disappointment was limited to 12) Special additions: WFC makes this game awesome. You can play against anyone in the entire world. Sweet. I gave this game a 8 out of 10 which is generous for all its flaws. Overall a great family game and is enjoyable.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 321Halo123 DS
I've had this game for more than a year now and i still play it. The graphics are nice but sometimes the controls are hard to use because of holding down the A button the whole time (R and L would work better in my opinion). If you have never played a Mario Kart game before than here's a quick summary. You play as characters from Mario games ex. (Luigi/Peach) and try to run into the boxes that have ? on them then you get a weapon you can shoot to slow down other players like a red turtle shell flips them over for a few seconds, and that's pretty much what makes Mario kart different from other racing games. Their isn't much vehicle customization you can only draw a design for the front of your car with the stylus. It has about 16 new courses and 16 from other Mario kart games from the past - like double dash and the one on Nintendo 64. It wasn't as hard as the Gamecube version but i would recommend this to anyone who likes racing games or mario games. Or anyone just looking for a good game for their DS.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Onepumpedgamer Cool
I really enjoyed the many tracks and cars you can use, this game is super addicting but can easily get boring after a while, especially if you play alone. I love racing and playing games with my sisters, so it makes this game almost a perfect games to play multiplayer with. Great for young kids, my neighbor ( a 7 year old gamer girl) dished it out with my sisters and I. We even spent a whole day unlocking everything. THIS GAME IS THE BEST RACING GAME EVER MADE!!!!! Well besides Mario Karts for the Wii, that's fun too, it feels like your really racing. If you love to play multiplayer get this game!!! Its sure to attract a lot of attention, fun and laughs ,maybe even a little fun rivalry. I gotta tell you after buying this game 2 times the reselling it again it became kind of frustrating. Its super fun and exiting but IT WILL get boring after a week or so. So if you get it and get bored put it away for a while wait for a rainy day to play with friends because chances are your DEFIANTLY gonna want to play it again.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Miss Moe Mario Kart DS
This is truly a great game. I loved the original Mario Kart (and I mean original ... super nintendo ages) and I was thrilled to see this revamped remake. Along with all the old tracks, and interpretations of tracks from later Mario Karts it features brand new grand prix. The 50, 100, 150 cc cups offer a variety of difficulties and playing levels. The characters are well animated and characterized. Customize your car by adding your own logo (which you draw yourself in true Mario Paint fashion) and unlock new characters as you rank 1st in each of the Grand Prix (Retro and Nitro). Further, it's not just racing! Try the original balloon battle, or shine thief, either way awesome. Not to mention the missions. While this game is great for kids (lacking any gory violence, foul language or "poor role model behavior") I think its true value lies in its old following of Mario Kart lovers from one nintendo system to the next. I'm truly glad I found this game and if you purchase it I'm sure you (or your loved one) will be truly glad as well.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Wesley the Great Mario Tops the Game World Again
I think that the new Mario Kart is the best racing game you can buy for the Nintendo DS gaming system. There are many characters including the favorites; Mario,Luigi, and Yoshi. There are also 32 different tracks with different themes the take place anywhere from the jungle to the arctic to a chocolate mountain. All of the tracks have different twists that stop you from have a smooth ride, and don't forget the items, the items are what seperate Mario Kart from all of the other racing games. There the ordinary speed burts and bananas, but there are many others. You also must complete the chamlenging time trails to unlock carts and other characters, which is a challenge. This is a very cool game to get, because it is not your ordinary racing game. Mario Kart for Ds does differ from the Wii version. There are some different characters and tracks to keep the game interesting. Overall it is a very injoyable game and great for wireless play.
Rated 9 out of 10 by EpicKirby19 One of the best Mario Kart games ever!
Mario Kart DS is one of the best games for any Nintendo DS owner and one of the best games in the Mario Kart series. The gameplay is excellent and fun, especially when playing with others. The controls are easy to learn, making it simple for anyone to pick this game up and start playing. The graphics are not the greatest, but they still look nice. The new and past courses are great and fun to race on, but can be a challenge to get a three star ranking in the Grand Prix mode. I also like the new Mission Mode where, like Grand Prix, it can be very challenging to acquire a three star ranking. The offline multiplayer modes of Balloon Battle and the new Coin Runners were also fun. My only gripe with this game is that the online multiplayer mode is not really good. It can be hard to find players online to race against and only 4 people can race together at a time. However, this game is still a must-have for anyone who own a Nintendo DS,
Rated 10 out of 10 by NDSL Player BEST MARIO KART!
I think that this game is the best Mario Kart. There are so many tracks to choose from and so many levels, I can't finish them in a day if I tried. If you want to play alone, or with friends using Wi-Fi or connection, you'll be occupied the whole time. As for car selection, if you get far enough you can choose from 7 cars for each character and even all karts for each character. The sound is nice and clear and loud enough. The graphics look amazing! For a beginner, the controls are very easy to learn: A to drive, B to reverse, L to use items, R to jump, and the D pad to steer. The challenge for me is great, I have to try a couple times until I get a gold trophy. There are all different difficulty levels, if you aren't that good (50cc) or if you own at the game (150cc Mirror Mode), or if you are in between (100-150cc). This game is my favorite game on the DS and I would recommend this to anybody who likes racing and a challenge.
Rated 9 out of 10 by pug rocker Awesome racing!
I got this game last christmas and it is really fun! Once you get to the mirror mode it starts to get challenging. But at first its a little easier. The challenge still keeps the fun so dont be fooled by that! It has the same characters from Mario Kart Wii. Like Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach and all them. The graphics aren't perfect but Ok. There is some different tracks then Mario Kart Wii. Like Waluigi Pinball course. Just a tip;If you unlock a Kart for Bowser and it looks like a plane with a face on the front. Do not be it! That Kart is very slow and it will get you in 8 place before you finish the first lap! The vehicle variety. You can't customize your Kart. You unlock certain ones. At one part you unlock other Karts that other racers have. Its pretty cool! Like on mine Donkey Kong got one that Bowser had! Its a little funny. The controls you'll certainly get use to. There easy. The sound is great Mario tunes. You'll love it!! The sound. Well over all I recommend this game to everyone! Its really fun. Maybe even the best racing you'll ever play!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Mr. Person AMAZING...
I have had this game for like 2 yrs: IT IS NEVER OLD!!! You can make your own emblem and nickname. There are four levels of tracks (50cc, 100cc, 150cc and 150cc mirror-all the courses backwards.) Up to eight people can play at the same time no matter if they have the game or not (DS download play, free and easy). But you can't chose your character in it though. With the game is the best, all the stuff you unlocked and everything else. It has Wi-Fi play with people all around the world. The sound is amazing, it is very clear and not muffled at all. The graphics are very good for the DS, which has not the best graphics sometimes, but this is a major exception. As the game goes on, the levels get faster in race speed and the CPU's get harder to beat and are smarter. I just wish the price would go down so my friends could all buy it. Overall I recommend this game to any race, Mario, or just plain fun game fan.