Mario Kart DS is the continuation of the long running racing game series that began on the Super Nintendo. It features 16 new tracks as well as 16 tracks from the previous 4 games, with each set split up into the Nitro and Retro Grand Prix respectively. Eight racers are initially available, each with two go-karts to choose from. A number of characters and additional karts are also available to unlock. New items have been added to the arsenal, including a Blooper squid that squirts ink onto the screens of other players and a Bullet Bill power up that transforms the player into a giant, fast-travelling bullet on autopilot.


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Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

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I love snaking in this game. Wait, snaking? Snake? Solid Snake? METAL GEAR?

One of my earliest memories of the DS was my friend handing me hers to play this game.

Probably one of the quintessential games of the system. Actually playing it for myself brought back a lot of fond memories. It being a great game also helps.

Mostly just recycles the tracks/modes/carts from Mario Kart 64, but it's much harder. Beating the later levels seems to require heavy use of power sliding, which means too much button pressing for my liking.

THE best Mario Kart game, paired with the BEST nintento handheld, becomes truly one of the most quintessential games in the Nintendo library.

probs still have the button imprint on my thumb from pressing so hard