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Mario Kart DS (Nintendo DS)

92
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Nintendo E3 2005 Catalog:
    The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless! 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 over thirty 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 arenas.

    With all the crazy items and frantic speed players would expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream!

    Contributed by Lampbane (2525) on Jan 03, 2009.

Back of Box:
    Gear up for portable racing fun anywhere you like! Race on newly-designed intricate 3D courses through harsh terrain, such as sandy or swampy environments. Duke it out with your friends in thrilling multiplayer mayhem. Connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and challenge your registered friends all over the globe!

    Contributed by Spag (70) on Sep 25, 2006.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    THE ACCLAIMED MARIO KART SERIES HAS GONE WIRELESS!

    Time to race... no wires attached! The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless and the freedom from cords has made the race more frenzied than ever! You can use the LAN capabilities of the Nintendo DS to race with up to 8 friends at once, regardless of whether or not everyone has a game card. With a wireless Internet connection, you can play against racers you can't see! Race against up to four other people via Wi-Fi and play against friends, rivals or other gamers in a certain part of the world.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 23, 2006.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Race the World Over

    The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless! Race with friends in up to eight karts at once or log on to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and match up against players online. The all-star cast covers the Mushroom Kingdom's hottest racers including Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser. Get behind the wheels of their customized karts and battle on more than 30 courses, some of which you'll recognize from other games in the Mario Kart series. When the prize racing ends, challenge your foes in the battle arenas. With all the crazy items and frantic speed players would expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 23, 2006.

Back Cover:
    The Ultimate Mario Kart race is on!

    With three ways to play, Mario Kart has never been better! Win cups solo-style, battle wireless buddies, or take on pals anywhere in the world over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!

      > Total shell-tossing mayhem! Frantic speed, crazy new items, multiple karts per character, and an all-new mission mode make this a Mario Kart fan's dream!
      > Over 30 courses! Tour Brand-new tracks battle arenas, as well as favorite courses from every Mario Kart game in the series!
      > Race your friends over the internet with up to 4 karts at once or have 8-player free-for-alls with one Game Card using local wireless!

    Contributed by Kartanym (10776) on Mar 12, 2006.

Nintendo.com.au:
    Time to race...no wires attached. The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless, letting players race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether everyone has a game card.

    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.

    More detailed information about Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as well as a list of participating retail hotspots, will be available soon at www.NintendoWiFi.com.au.

    An all-star cast that includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser and Toad will round out a truly all-star lineup of more than 30 courses drawn from every Mario Kart game. That's right – players will tour courses from Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, not to mention brand-new tracks and arenas.

    With all the crazy items and frantic speed players have come to expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream come true.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10776) on Feb 14, 2006.

www.nintendo-europe.com (UK):
    It's time to race...with no wires attached! The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless, letting you race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether everyone has a Game Card.
    An all-star cast that includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser and Toad rounds out a truly all-star lineup of more than 30 courses drawn from every Mario Kart game.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Nov 26, 2005.