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Mario Kart DS by Nintendo of America




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Mario Kart DS is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 142.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Sports , Racing
  • Players:1 Player

Product Details:

Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Wario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Toad and Bowser put the pedal to the go-kart metal in all-new tracks, plus many hidden courses. Grab coins to max out your speed and blast your rivals with the ever-popular arsenal of red, green and spiked Koopa shells.

  • Time to race ... on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection! The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone online, letting players race and battle their friends all over the world with up to four karts at once. Players even can race seven other pals over local wireless with only a single game card via DS Download play.

  • More than 30 courses, both new and classic. Players will tour courses from Super Mario Kart®, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart®: Double Dash!! , not to mention new tracks and arenas.

  • Crazy items, frantic speed and a new mission mode make this a Mario Kart fan's dream.

Game Storyline: Drawing on courses and battle arenas from every game in the series - not to mention tons of new ones - the true king of the Mushroom Kingdom racing circuits finally will be crowned.

Characters: An all-star cast that includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong®, Wario, Bowser and Toad.

How to progress through the game: Place first in Grand Prix circuits or clear skill-based missions to open up increasingly difficult and thrilling circuits. Of course, players can have multiplayer races on any open courses or battle in arenas.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Turbo power-drifting and item tossing is the order of the day, whether players are racing around an obstacle-filled track or battling in an arena. Use familiar items taken from every game in the series like Green Shells, homing Red Shells, Bananas, Bombs, Lightning and the destructive Spiny Shell, not to mention new ones like the Blooper. The touch screen features a map that shows items being fired at players, who can even tap it with their fingers mid-race to zoom in or out.

Wireless Communication: Mario Kart DS features three different forms of wireless game play: two kinds of local wireless game play and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection online game play. Mario Kart DS offers two different options for LAN Wireless game play: DS Download Play, in which only one player has Mario Kart DS and all players have Nintendo DS systems, and Multi-Card Play, in which all players have Mario Kart DS and Nintendo DS systems.

DS Download Play:
As with all DS Download multiplayer games, the DS Download Play in Mario Kart DS requires that only one player has a copy of the game. Unlike past DS games, however, DS Download Play in Mario Kart DS allows multiple players who have the game card to play with multiple players who do not have the game card. DS Download Play offers the following features:

  • 2-8 player simultaneous wireless game play
  • Choice of multiplayer racing, Balloon Battle, or Shine Thief modes
  • Players who own Mario Kart DS can choose their own characters and use personalized icons
  • Players who do not own Mario Kart DS must play as Shy Guy; they cannot use personalized player icons
  • Track selection is limited to eight tracks for racing and three arenas for Balloon Battle and Shine Runner modes
  • DS Download Play is limited to the 100 cc engine class

Multi-Card Play:
Multi-Card Play requires all players to have their own copies of Mario Kart DS, giving players more options, modes and tracks to choose from. Multi-Card Play offers the following features:

  • 2-8 player simultaneous wireless game play
  • Choice of multiplayer racing, Balloon Battle or Shine Thief modes
  • Players can choose from different engine classes
  • No limits on character choice
  • No limits on track choice
  • Player's win/loss ratio is saved and tracked
  • Players who race locally are automatically added to each other's friend roster and then can race via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Players can trade ghost data wirelessly, allowing them to race against each others' best times.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is a free online game-play service provided by Nintendo to Nintendo DS owners. It offers seamless access to online game play and an environment that is welcoming to gamers of all skill levels. Features include:

  • 2-4 Players racing simultaneously
  • Choice of playing with:
    • Friends Only (players registered as Friends)
    • Rivals (players with similar skills)
    • Recent Opponents
    • Regional Racers (players in their country)
    • World Racers (players anywhere in the world)
  • No limit on course choice, but each player votes for a course and the course with the most votes wins (in case of a tie, the course is chosen randomly)
  • No limit on character choice
  • Players can create and use personalized player icons

Connecting to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will be quick, easy and seamless. Players can go to an official Nintendo hotspot and immediately go online and start playing. To use their home Wi-Fi routers, players first must configure the DS to connect to their routers by entering the router's network ID and optional security key or install the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector on their PC and configure the DS to enable it to share the PC's broadband connection. After that, players can go online anytime without further configuration. Friends are registered to the friends roster either by exchanging and entering Friend Registration Keys or by playing local Multi-Card Multiplayer mode together.


Game Details

Number of Online Players
2-8 Players Multi-card and Download Play
Number of Players
1 Player

Important Information:

If you are a fan of Mario and the Mario Bros franchise, check out the latest New Super Mario Bros U game available for the Nintendo Wii U.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gteat The game got here when they said it would. My son loves this game. He's very happy with it. I'm very happy with what I ordered!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mario Kart Mario Kart Nintendo DS. I absoabsolutely love this game. This is my favorite game if all time. I play this game for hours. And it doesn't seem like it. I highly recommend this game.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Mario Kart Game In My Opinion I used to have this game. It is so poor and horrid. The graphics are so pixelated and horrid like in another game I used to have (Which is Diddy Kong Racing DS), the tracks are dull, the retro cup idea is ok, the repeated sounds for the characters is annoying, the karts are dumb, and the music is terrible as always. I recommend not getting this game but if you like it, that's ok.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Buy!! I have this game and i love it i play whenever i play my ds please buy right now what are you waiting for buy it!!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Can't Go Wrong There's not much to say here: it's mario kart, what else would you expect but greatness? But seriously, this game really is amazing. I used to play the wii version years ago when the original wii was all the rage and now finally broke down and got the ds version and it is just as good if not better. It is still one of my favorites amongst the new and improved 3ds games on the market. You can't go wrong with anything mario, and especially not this one. If you don't already have this game, I suggest you buy it ASAP!
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good The Graphics pretty sucks like 2 years ago double dash came and the graphics of that game was good but two years later. Fun game I don`t know why they added rob? The bowser castle was amazing though. same with rainbow road.The items were bland but still a fun game for kids they might think its old. But its fun,my favorite item had to be boo. finishes this game 3 months and the cool part is that you can play with the other characters official karts. and that new main menu screen looked cool with Mario,Luigi,peach,Yoshi,Toad,Wario ,Bowser,Waluigi,Daisy,dry bones.and rob.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost a must You need to get this game if you have any ds of any kind get this. A great first game and kid friendly. sad that nintendo took away Online racing i was beast but planning to get newer system soon. All in all an amazing game -Gamer Puppy :)
Date published: 2014-09-21
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