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Ridge Racer DS is a remake of Ridge Racer 64 with some changes and additions. All the same levels are there, but there are plenty of new cars, including Namco- and Nintendo-themed vehicles. There is also some new music that was not in the N64 version.

The Touch Screen on the Nintendo DS is put to use all throughout the game, including navigation through every menu and even a revolutionary new control where the player steers the steering wheel with the stylus or thumb ring.

Another addition to the game is the use of the Nintendo DS's Wi-Fi capabilities. Using wireless communication, up to 6 players can race against each other. In fact, up to 6 players can play with a Game Card in only one of the systems. The other 5 players don't even need the game. There will be more items, such as cars, available to play with if all of the systems have a Ridge Racer DS Game Card in though. So there is an advantage to having multiple Game Cards.


Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS Title screen.
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS Main menu.
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS Track selection.
Ridge Racer DS Nintendo DS Vehicle selection.

Alternate Titles

  • "山脊赛车DS" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Jan 04, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 03, 2005 7 out of 10 70 Jun 15, 2005 70 out of 100 70
GameSpy Dec 07, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Gamer Apr, 2005 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60 (UK) Dec 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Dec 06, 2004 3 out of 5 60
G4 TV: X-Play Jan 25, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 15, 2006 D+ 33
1UP Dec 01, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25


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Codigitty (52) added Ridge Racer DS (Nintendo DS) on Dec 24, 2004