- Summary: Race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether or not everyone has a Game Card. The all–star cast includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser, and Toad. With courses drawn from every Mario Kart game - Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart: Double Dash - players may tour many of their favorites as well as all-new tracks and battle arenas. The game has a new dimension of fun, since players can battle others around the world by connecting to Nintendo's new wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, via Wi-Fi. With over 30 courses and all the crazy items and frantic speed players would expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream. [Nintendo]… Expand
Aug 4, 2013Like every other Mario Kart, this one is amazing as usual.
Id say this might be the best one, maybe the second best after the Wii version.
What makes it so good is,
The tight controls and gameplay.
The online which was introduced to the series along with this game.
The multiplayer is amazing and where the game shines the most.
The fact that its all on a handheld.
Especially the simple customization within the multiplayer that gives you the option to decide how cups are structured is brilliant!
The biggest downside is that they didn't balance the game mechanics well enough which has enabled something known as "snaking".
That aside, its a perfect racer for the handheld.
Easily a 10 out of 10 and recommended for everyone who likes good videogames.… Expand
Mar 25, 2011A great game for a pretty good price. It's a load of fun with friends but the multiplayer over wi-fi usually feels too buggy, laggy or even sometimes has cheaters. The tournaments are great and the game even has a mini-games area. It has a bunch of vehicles and characters that have different sets of cars. You can unlock more cars by playing through the tournaments. The cars can even have customizable logos that you make!
I say pick this game up if you like Cartoon like racing. Mario is generally always good.… Expand
Oct 28, 2012It was the first game that included Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Nintendo DS system. The graphics and 3D models are awesome for DS game. The gameplay is challenging and fun to play. Mario Kart DS is recommended who already haves Nintendo DS, then buy the New Super Mario Bros.… Expand
Mar 22, 2014The DS iteration of Mario Kart remains my favourite in the series to this day and friends and I lost many, many hours on this game. The track design and gameplay are excellent as always but, for me at least, Mario Kart DS struck the best balance between rewarding skillful driving and needing luck on your side.… Expand