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  • Summary: Timber the Tiger's parents picked a fine time to go on vacation. When they come back, they're going to be faced with an island trashed by the spiteful space bully Wizpig - unless the local animals can do something about it! So join Diddy Kong as he teams up with Timber the Tiger, Pipsy theTimber the Tiger's parents picked a fine time to go on vacation. When they come back, they're going to be faced with an island trashed by the spiteful space bully Wizpig - unless the local animals can do something about it! So join Diddy Kong as he teams up with Timber the Tiger, Pipsy the Mouse and Taj the Genie in an epic racing adventure unlike anything you've ever experienced before! Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Diddy Kong Racing is almost too good to be true. It is an exquisitely animated, color-rich racing game that bubbles over with character and charm. A triumph.
  2. 100
    Take Diddy for a test drive and you'll be hooked. It's the smoothest ride you can buy this holiday season.
  3. 100
    "Mario Kart's" (at least the original one, anyway) biggest strength was its multiplayer mode and of course DKR does what Nintendo did but better.
  4. Buy Diddy Kong Racing for the very good Adventure mode, but don't expect multiplayer action on the same level as the Mario Kart series.
  5. DKR looks better than "Mario Kart," but it's a little too cutesy for us. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  6. 84
    Diddy Kong Racing is an excellent follow-up to the somewhat controversial "Mario Kart," improving on all of the game's weaknesses and inventing a few new additions of its own. It's the best kart game we've ever seen.
  7. Artificially lengthening games by making you do the same thing over and over again is my vote for the worst trend in gaming … even though this is a much better game than Kart 64 ever was.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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    10
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  2. SilentNinja
    Sep 3, 2005
    10
    I definentaly love this game. it's so awsome for a raceing game because you can not only be in cars but in hovercrafts and planes too. i I definentaly love this game. it's so awsome for a raceing game because you can not only be in cars but in hovercrafts and planes too. i definentaly played this game alot when i was younger heck i still play it now!!!! Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2011
    10
    This game is one of those classics you have to have for n64. it was one of them that you drift in. i love it. maybe its just because i grew upThis game is one of those classics you have to have for n64. it was one of them that you drift in. i love it. maybe its just because i grew up with it. maybe.................................FILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfillerFILLERfillerfilllerfillerfiller Expand
  4. RobertA
    Jul 15, 2004
    9
    Great racer, i could never beat the end boss though :( maybe i should try again someday.
  5. Aug 16, 2012
    9
    Not all companies can make as fun of a kart racer as Nintendo did with Mario Kart, but Rare was a very close second on the N64 with Diddy KongNot all companies can make as fun of a kart racer as Nintendo did with Mario Kart, but Rare was a very close second on the N64 with Diddy Kong Racing. As with other competitive "racers," such as Mario Kart and 1080, this game will have you screaming in joy as your friends pass you again after you just barely nudged ahead. The controls are very fluid and work well even with the N64's oft-awkward controller. Rare made another blockbuster with this game. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2011
    9
    A copy-cat of Mario Kart 64 , nether-less is a packed fun game with more interactions and more diversity in the tracks. In fact, it could beA copy-cat of Mario Kart 64 , nether-less is a packed fun game with more interactions and more diversity in the tracks. In fact, it could be even better than Mario Kart 64. The music tunes reminds good times for those that played back then. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2011
    6
    Have any of you played through the full adventure mode? Okay this game is fuun, and adds alot more to mario karts formula. but the singleHave any of you played through the full adventure mode? Okay this game is fuun, and adds alot more to mario karts formula. but the single player adventure gets SO BORING! if i remebre, you have to beat like every track 4-5 times just to beat the adventure mode... and i did. Oh and when you do that, you can do adventure 2... all of the tracks are just backwards... ADVENTURE HO! Expand

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