Mario Kart DS
Not the best, but one fun game!
I really got addicted to this game once I bought it, but the game can easily get tiring. After beating the game and unlocking all the tracks, it suddenly dawned on me that this game should have a little more put into it. When I first got my DS, I had high hopes for this game, because I thought Nintendo would utilize the touch screen a little more. The graphics are beyond what I was expecting and everything else like the sound/music and so on were awesome. They probably should've used the touch screen for things like creating your own tracks or something because it would seem like you would be able to do that since it's a touch screen making it a simple thing to do. Maybe they would never add something like that but in every Mario Kart they add something new. At least they created a new section called “Missions.” The missions are totally unique for the Mario Kart series. What they are, are simple tasks split up into “7 sections” (not 6 sections for those who haven’t beaten all the missions with high scores), and each of the missions in each section put your racing skills to the test as they make you do things like collect the coins, drive through the gates, beat extra hard computers, get the real item boxes while avoiding the fake ones, drive backwards in some maps, and boss battles. Online play is really fun and something you should do if you buy this game. Time Trials is the same as always, except the amount of mushrooms you receive are based on the vehicle you choose. Grand Prix is the same, 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, and Mirror. For the battle mode, there is the same-old balloon battle mode but there’s also a new battle mode called shrine thief. VS mode is the same free game play. Also there is a large amount of playable characters both old and new to choose from. Overall, this game is really enjoyable from time to time and is a must buy for the DS.
It's not the best people
When I first got it I was like OMG, but a couple years later I got Mario kart 7. Mario kart ds is ok but it's old now. Don't get it, get Mario kart 7 or Mario kart 8 when it comes out.
Wario didn't stand a chance.
This was my second favorite DS game that i played. When i was younger I played it with my friends when there was about 5 of us and we had to all beat each other in all the races and beat each other in all the minigames which would last hours of game play. Even though the graphics were not good it had lasting appeal which was good.
Mario Kart Racing!!!!!!!!!!
I love this game it has really good sound and it's fun to play alone or in a group. personally my favorite multiplayer mode is balloon pop.
this game rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this game is fun. single player has grand prix, time trials, vs, battle mode, and missions, multiplayer has vs and battles, and online multiplayer has grand prix with 4 people. this game isnt as fun as mk wii, though.
They Finally Did It - A Perfect Game
Aside from "TLOZ Ocarina of Time" this is a perfect game. You NEED to get it. Nuff said. I hope when you buy this you enjoy it aswell. Thanks guys!
I Love Mario Kart!!!
I grew up playing Mario Kart on the 64. I loved that game until about 4 years ago when I got a Wii and got Mario Kart Wii. I loved that Mario Kart even more! I have loved every Mario Kart I have played. Except this one. This Mario Kart is lame and boring. All the courses are lackluster and boring! There are probaly 3 courses worth racing on!! (Tick-Tock-Clock is #1) This game was a real let down to me in my opinion.
Graphics: The graphics were a let down. I expected a little better. Maybe they were okay for the time but really now. I can definently look past that though.
Sound: The sound was not as impressive they needed better music and sound effects overall but sound is not very important to me.
Gameplay: This is the factor that matters. FIRST, the game has (i think) 10 characters. In all honesty 2 (3 if unlocked which is impossible without cheating) karts per character. So this immediantly is disappointing. SECOND, the courses had no hills or jumps! The usage of Nintendo 64 and Gamecube Courses was very bad and the courses were dull and overrated. No origanol ideas (except for tick-tock-clock) Third, The steering was hard and limited. It was very sensitive and all messed up. (no giant kinks just rusty overall) FORTH, the 150 Grand Prix were nearly impossibel! I am not a young person and a veryu experienced gamer, this game to beat the 150cc matches were very challenging. FIFTH, This is the first good aspect kinda. This game had a campaign mode in a way. A little challenge mode like beat yoshi and get all the coins. Do so many energy boosts beforer the end. This was fun and a little challenging! It was good but short... And the missions were 100% pointless! But at least they had that.
Lasting Appeal: This game had the single card download play!!! YES!!! but theres a catch! Only the four worst racetracks! With just shy guy... This was the most disappointed thing I have ever seen in a video game. That is why the rating for lasting appeal is so low.
Overall the game was disgracful to the Mario Kart name in my honest opinion. The one bright side was the one campaign story thing. But it was messed up by the trifle that it was.
If you are wondering why I refer to this game in past tense (as in "was") it is because I sold it back to gamestop after 1 year of owning it because I highly disliked it and am ready to buy the 3DS version! (with the good download play :) Thanks For Reading... But with all do respect, I would not reccomend this game to anybody.
A great Mario Kart game!
This is a very good Mario Kart game! If you like Mario Kart games, and you want a portable one, get this game! You could also get Mario Kart 7 for the 3ds. First of all, I think this game was made back then for the first ds, so the graphics are fine, but not the best ever. Oh, and this game can play on other ds's too. Mario Kart DS has two things that I think no other Mario Kart has. It has missions, where you get to complete certain tasks, and you get to create your own emblem that goes on the front of any kart you race! Cool! Other than that, it's just another awesome Mario Kart game. You can play multiplayer with just one Mario Karts DS game (only 4 cups though, I think), and you can play on nintendo wi-fi. There are a veriety of karts and characters. Overrall, this is a great portable Mario Kart game. I mean, whats better than taking Mario Kart everywhere you go?!
MarioKart DS is a pretty good game, worth the money. The tracks are great, I love the diffculty setting. I can play on easy with my younger cousins, and play on hard with my other cousins. I really like Balloon Battle, and the tracks just blow my mind. They're just that awesome! But sadly, the game is not really as easy or hard as it sounds. The Mirror Cup is a fun challenge, but some people find it confusing. But overall, I enjoy this game, and you will, too.
i love this game! it is one of my favorite mario games!! the only problem i had with this game is the graphics. i think that the items and the things in the backround should be a bit more 3D. if you go all the way around a banana peel, you can only see one side! but over all, LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!