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Mario Kart DS
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Product Description

The ultimate Mario Kart race is ona?|and online via your Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Mario Kart DS. Drawing on more than 30 courses and battle arenas from every game in the Mario Kart series - not to mention tons of new ones, Mario Kart DS allows you to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Wario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Toad, Bowser and Shy Guy as you put the pedal to the go-kart metal, grab coins to max out your speed and blast rivals with the ever-popular arsenal of red, green and spiked Koopa shells in a race to finally put to rest the question of who is the true king of the Mushroom Kingdom racing circuit.

'Mario Kart DS' game logo
Race the Mushroom circuit
Mario looking tough in his kart in 'Mario Kart DS'
Mario is a veteran of the circuit.
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Character selection screen in 'Mario Kart DS'
Choose your favorite character.
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Princess Peach on here kart in 'Mario Kart DS'
Peach is a master drifter.
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Selecting your kart in 'Mario Kart DS'
Select the Kart you want.
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Bowser with his kart in in 'Mario Kart DS'
Bowser is the bruiser of the track.
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Racing stats in 'Mario Kart DS'
Watch your position in the pack.
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Progressing 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.

Game Modes: At Least Five Ways to Play
Whether you prefer to race by yourself or to mix it up with friends, Mario Kart DS is a game with something for everyone. Features five different game modes, these include a 'VS' and 'Battle' mode that are available in multiplayer for up to eight players via local wireless connection while all modes are available singleplayer. See a complete list and description of the play modes below:

  • Grand Prix Mode: In Grand Prix Mode, the driver who earns the most points at the end of a four-course cup is the victor. Mario Kart DS features eight different cups, with each cup featuring four different tracks.
  • Time Trial Mode: Your objective in Time Trial Mode is to get the fastest time that you can on a single track. . You can save your best runs as ghost data and share them with a friend.
  • VS Mode: A competitive mode that can be either singleplayer. or multiplayer. In the singleplayer. version you'll race against computer-controlled karts, while in multiplayer you'll race against human opponents who play using their own Nintendo DS systems.
  • Battle Modes: Mario Kart DS contains two battle modes.
    • Balloon Battle Mode: Your goal is to pop your opponent's balloons by attacking/stealing them by colliding into an opponent via a mushroom boost, before your own balloons are popped.
    • Shine Runners: In this mode the driver who collects the most Shine Sprites is the winner.
  • Mission Mode: In this mode you are given sets of specific missions that you must clear in order to move on to the next set of missions. What could wait at the end?
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: Even More Ways to Play:
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.
  • A choice of multiplayer racing, Balloon Battle, or Shine Runner modes.
  • Players who own Mario Kart DS can choose their own characters and use personalized icons, while players who do not own Mario Kart DS must play as Shy Guy and 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.
  • Your choice of multiplayer racing, Balloon Battle, or Shine Runner 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: Whether it's the updated graphics that retain the side-scrolling feel of classic games in the Sonic franchise, an expansive world to race through and explore or the multiple and new ways to play, Sonic Unleashed offers something for players of any age or level of ability.
  • 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.

  • Race and battle with up to 4 karts at once -- or enjoy 8-player multiplayer action through your Wi-Fi Connection
  • Tour courses from classic Mario Kart games -- as well as brand-new tracks and arenas
  • All the crazy items and frantic speed players have come to expect
  • Five different game modes allows for endless ways to play.

Customer Reviews:

  • great game
    I bought this for my 8 year old son and he loves the game. However, he complains that it gets stuck and we believe it is defective because sometmes it works and sometimes it doesn't. His nintendo DS is new and he doesn't have any problems with any of his other games. We will think twice before ordering games from this source again. so I rate it 4 stars for the game itself but 2 stars for quality of product....more info
  • Mario Kart DS
    For everyone is a great game. Its very funny. All the family can play this game....more info
  • A review by an 11 year old girl
    I think Mario Kart DS is an excellent game to buy. The tracks are a lot of fun, but some of them look almost exactly the same. I wish there was more characters, they hadn't bothered to add in Toadette or Birdo, some of my favorite characters. The graphics are okay, but I expected them to be better. The online Wi-Fi connection mode is very fun, but you can't do all of the tracks online, you can only do about half. Overall, this is a pretty fun game, but I would reccomend Mario Kart Wii more. It is more addicting....more info
  • King of the Road
    I remember playing "Mario Kart 64" once with a neighbor's kids years ago. Not a big fan of racing games then, I had a lot fun with this game (especially with the Battle Mode) and I've been itching for a chance to experience the fun again. Now I can, any place, any time, thanks to "Mario Kart DS."

    Still the undisputed king of handheld racing after its 2005 launch, "MKDS" seems to take the best of every game in the "Mario Kart" series and squeezes it all into that little game card, and sticking that nice label on it. Starting in Grand Prix mode, you choose from 3 engine classes, 8 racers, 2 karts, and 4 cups with 4 courses each. And then you're off! There are more cups, karts and racers hidden in the game but with no cheat codes to speak of, you'll just have to do things the old fashioned way. A map is provided on the touch screen in case you steer off course.

    While a great gaming experience, you can only have so fun just racing while unlocking stuff. Fortunately, there's so much more to do in "MKDS." Aside from racing other players wirelessly or online, you can also enter an improved Battle mode with new arenas, including an old-school Nintendo DS. And then there's yet another mode that has you take on different "missions" to unlock more missions. To sum it all up, deciding whether or not this is a quality racing game for your DS, it's a no-brainer.

    This game is rated E for Everyone: Mild Violence....more info
  • Perfect!
    I got this game for my nephew and I guess he likes it a lot!. Thankyou for the fast service, it was great!...more info
  • Mario Kart DS
    I love this game, i was hesitant to buy at first because i didnt want a repeat of what i already have on the gamecube, but the additions and the missions are a great part of it...i love it!...more info
  • mario kart is a group favorite
    Last summer my daughter learned how to play this game from older friends. It became a game of choice for group play. My nephew and niece are receiving nintendo ds for Christmas. I chose this game so that they could play with each other....more info
  • OK Game BUT there must be better ways to spend time...
    After playing for a week I'm bored, and on the DS screen the cars are the size of ants.
    It's an OK game, but I'm sorry I wasted my money on it. If it is true, that according to all DS reviews, this is one of the better games, why do people with a brain bother? Life is interesting and sometimes exciting. Mario Cart is like sticking your head in a little box and thinking you are actually using it....more info
  • Great fun
    I bought this for my sister, and she enjoyed it so much that I had to see what it was about. And now we race and go against each other and the other characters. Great game for one or more people. Love it!...more info
    My children (6 and 7 years old) can't get enough of this Nintendo game. They can play individually or as a group. All the other games have taken a second place....more info
  • This Game Is Great!
    Just because a ton of folks heaped praises on Mario Kart before me is not stopping me from tossing in my two cents. This game is fun and addicting! It is a must purchase to add to your DS game collection.
    The graphics are a blast, the sound effects are quite complimentary to the game atmosphere, and the game play is all consuming.

    Buy it, own it, enjoy it! Have fun....more info
  • Mario Kart.
    Un juego definitivamente entretenido, agradable y con una adecuado grado de dificultad. Es posible terminarlo lo cual lo hace aceptable para todas las edades pues no genera frustraci¨®n en el desempe?o. Es uno de los mejores juegos que he practicado en la consola y lo recomiendo definitivamente a quien quiera aunque su experiencia sea poca. Se divertir¨˘n mucho y a¨˛n luego de haberlo cerrado, da gusto jugarlo de nuevo. Muy recomendado....more info
  • Kid friendly game
    This was a game that my son wanted and he loves it. He's 12yrs and his favorite video games are anything Mario. He definitely recommends it to anyone, even if you're not a kid! : )...more info
  • Fun for the family
    This game is a blast! The interface isn't frustrating or annoying, which is great, and it's a great game for the entire family. We only have two wheels, but my kids race each other or the adults occasionally get to claim a wheel. Excellent choice and family friendly....more info
  • So much fun for everyone in the family
    This is probably the best family game on wii out there. It is also a great entertainment for visiting friends/family. Different levels for easy and expert. Can be a competitive game or a team work game. If you are deciding on a game to buy then this one is a definite. And we own just about every game possible for the Wii as I have children aged 4-20....more info
  • We bought two!
    This game was so much fun that we bought two so you can race against each other!...more info
  • Fun Excitment
    This game is fun and exciting but like all portable mario kart games it is just fun for playing on the go. I have most of the mario karts but played all. It is really fun at first but as soon as u beat it or got as far as u can it is not as fun. The graphics r good for the karts but the background is blocky. It has a more fun multiplayer then the GB version but the other players r the same cherecter each time and they do not get to choose. Overall this game is great for travel all the time and has pretty good graphics. It can be very hard to unlock the extra cherecters and karts and there is no cheats....more info
  • MarioCart DS
    I have had no problem with this game. It came in excellant condition, and I am enjoying it. ...more info
  • Mario Kart DS
    This was a present given to a grandson. It was well received and he plays with it with glee...more info
  • Mario
    I didn't get this game for myself, but for an 11 year old boy for his birthday. He loves it....more info
  • MarioKart DS is fun for all ages
    Nintendo seems to have a niche for creating games that are fun for all ages. Mario Kart DS is no exception. Except for the cramping in my right hand from extended playing, I really have no complaints about this game. There are a varity of modes of gameplay to keep you interested. I love the drifting and drafting abilities as well as the classic Mario Kart weapons. In Time Trial mode, you actually race against your best time, complete with a "ghost image" replay of your old race. This allows you to compete against yourself. In Battle Mode, the balloon battles are the best. The other battle is Shine Runners where you have to steal shines from other players. Grand Prix and Vs modes are where I tend to spend alot of my time, which is classic Mario Kart racing complete with the slinging of banana peels, turtle shells, and many other Mario weapons. The music and graphics are great, and some of the courses are a real pleasure to look at. I normally do not like driving games because I cannot seem to stay on the track. I picked up on Mario Kart DS quickly, and once I got down the art of drifting through turns, I was hooked. I recommend this game for all ages....more info
  • My son loves this game
    Although I've not played this game myself, my son loves it. We enforce time limits on how long he can play on his DS-- which is a good thing as I think Mario Kart is addictive. =-)...more info