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  • Summary: The Mushroom Kingdom just got a whole lot more hectic as Mario and friends double up for furious kart racing. This time around, each kart holds two racers that can switch places at any time, so choose from a huge cast of favorites and pair them up any way you see fit. The character in front handles the driving duties, while the character in the rear doles out damage with six normal items and eight special items that only specific characters can use. Get ready for some intense multiplayer mayhem with your favorite characters, including Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach, Bowser, and Koopa. Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Yeah, we'll say it: Mario Kart: Double Dash is the most fun you'll have with a game this year. And probably next year. And maybe even the year after that.
  2. Pure, exhilarating glee will envelop your soul, demanding that you keep playing "just one more game" into the wee hours of the morning. It's that good. [Dec 2003, p.230]
  3. The brand new 'Bob-omb Blast' is likely to be the best multiplayer kart game you will ever play.
  4. As such a strong multiplayer game, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! deserves your money. Ignore those cynical, angry critics; this game might not be a revolution, but it's a hell of an evolution.
  5. Although Multiplay is probably the largest part of the appeal, single play also works well and races are kept fun and varied if not a little easy to win.
  6. 80
    If there is one thing Nintendo can be relied upon for delivering, it is the quality of track design and there is no disappointment within Mario Kart DD. Right from the start on Luigi Circuit, there is an air of simplicity and yet a multitude of hidden complexity, choice, racing line and shortcuts to choose from on the fly becomes evident over time.
  7. Mario Kart isn't a racing game any more. It is a party game, and anyone buying it for anything more than frantic, foolish, social fun will grow tired of being cheated very quickly indeed. [Christmas 2003, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 91
  2. Negative: 6 out of 91
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    10
    Mario will never stop being fun. And when there are other characters from the Nintendo universe, it was so fun. They never make games like this anymore. Expand
  2. JeffM.
    Dec 30, 2003
    10
    One of the best Gamecube games you can get.
  3. Lorben
    Aug 23, 2006
    10
    Great co-op and a great racer overall.
  4. BarelieaRedneck
    Oct 26, 2003
    9
    Good clean fun for the whole damn family!
  5. Mar 30, 2014
    9
    I think Mario Kart: Double Dash is an amazing game and probably my absolute favorite Mario Kart game. It is full of a lot fun a creative courses, it is amazing playing this game with friends. It may not have some of the "bells and whistles" that the later Mario Karts have, but I still enjoyed it very much. I loved the fact that you can have two characters on one Kart, however I do think that they should have at least had the option to play it traditionally as well, but I did like that they used that and I think that should make it return to a future. Mario Kart. Double Dash!! is my favorite Mario Kart and I think that all Mario Kart fans should try it if they haven't already. Expand
  6. RalphS.
    May 22, 2004
    9
    For multiplayer GC gaming this is it! Even friends and co-workers who are not big GC fans are constantly wanting to know when the next MKDD party is going to be. For multiplayer GC, and real-world response, MKDD should rank in the top 2 or 3 for GC. Expand
  7. lala
    Jan 27, 2004
    0
    The grafik is very bad bad gameplay the game is a oke for nintendo.

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