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Mario Kart DS (マリオカートDS Mario Kāto Dī Esu?) is a racing game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released for the Nintendo DS handheld game console in North America, Australia, and Europe on November 14, 2005, and in Japan on December 8, 2005. The game is the fifth installment in the Mario Kart series of video games, and the first to be playable via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection online service. Like other games in the series, Mario Kart DS features characters from the Mario series, and pits them against each other as they race in karts on tracks based on locations in the Mario series.

The game was well received, receiving an aggregated score of 91% from Metacritic. Praise focused on the game's graphics and gameplay, while criticism targeted its repetitive single-player mode. Mario Kart DS received several awards, including Editors' Choice Awards from GameSpot and IGN, G-Phoria's Best Handheld Game award, and IGN's Best Racing/Driving Game and Game of the Year awards for 2005. In the United States, Mario Kart DS was the best-selling game in its first month of release, and also held that position the following month. Overall, Mario Kart DS is the sixth best-selling game for the Nintendo DS as of December 2010, with 20.70 million units sold worldwide.
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ESRB:  E - (Everyone)
Number of Players:  4
Publisher:  Nintendo
Developer:  Nintendo EAD
Console:  Nintendo DS
Genre:  Racing
Release Date:  November 14, 2005
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review by . January 10, 2011
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Nintendo DS Games Will Help Your Kids Pass the Time Of Day.
Having a Nintendo DS game around for your children to play with is the perfect remedy for a children's boredom. One of the first games that we got for our daughter was "Mariokart" , which can be found at Best Buy for only 9.99, because it is several years old. This is not a bad price for a kid game with good graphics.      Main Idea   There is several different characters and cars that the kids race with, ten of each. The kids can either race by themselves …
review by . March 19, 2007
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Pros: Good opportunity for multiplaying via Wifi or wirelessly     Cons: You never feel like you are going fast in the game     The Bottom Line: If you are into racing by yourself the slowness of the graphics can be annoying, but if you are into multiplaying then this game can be a lot of fun.     This is not the best Mario Kart game, but it still is worth playing if you like racing games. The basics of the game are very similar to the …
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