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Great game, loads of fun and you can race your friends via WiFi

  • Feb 6, 2009
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Great game, loads of fun and you can race your friends

This game is very similar to the classic Super Mario Kart on the Nintendo Entertainment System. We purchased it for my Son who has really enjoyed it but I enjoyed playing it as well. There are many different characters and vehicles to choose from. Each vehicle has different strengths and weaknesses. There are also different special abilities that you can pick up during gameplay and you can use them to attack your opponents. There are five different modes to play as follows.

Mission Mode: Where you are given sets of specific missions that you must clear in order to move on to the next set of missions.

Grand Prix Mode: The driver who earns the most points at the end of a four-course cup is the victor. Game includes eight different cups, with each cup featuring four different tracks.

Time Trial Mode: Your goal is to get the fastest time that you can on a single track.

VS Mode: You can play singleplayer or multiplayer. In the singleplayer version you can race against computer-controlled karts, while in multiplayer you'll race against your friends on their own Nintendo DS systems.

Battle Modes: You can pop your opponent's balloons by attacking them by colliding into them, before your own balloons are popped.

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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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