Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
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Mario Kart DS (DS)
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Mario Kart DS (DS)
Advantages: Multiplayer is brilliant, easy controls and original characters
Disadvantages: None I know of
Mario Kart DS is a cartoon racing game were you race different characters from the popular mario series of games which include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, Wario and Bowser among other unlockable characters. The goal is to beat your opponents to the finishing line by using speed and a variety of items you pick up along the way.
There are a number of different games you can play in this game such as a grand prix where you race in either a 50cc, 100cc or 150cc event and get a choose a number of cups to race in which each incorporate four different tracks. Cups include the Mushroom cup, flower cup, shell cup and banana cup along with four different unlockable cups as you progress through the game.
Other game modes include Time trials were you race against your previous times, your friends times or best times around the world. There is also a versus mode were you can play friends over a wi-fi connection. I find this to be the most enjoyable mode and only one of you's need the game to play it. If you all have the game it does unlock various different tracks and characters though.
The other two game modes are battle and Mission Mode. Battle mode has two parts. Balloon battle and shine runners which involve you using items to pop each others balloons (which act as lives) or collect coins as fast as you can. The various missions in the game incorporate a large range of tasks such as collecting items in a time limit to beating bosses.
Like the majority of the mario series of games this one is fantastic. The controls are very easy to use, you get a chance to use all the original characters from the game and the wi-fi multiplayer is very enjoyable. There are a large number of game modes that will keep you playing for hours. The game is fantastic for the price. Well worth buying.
Summary: 5 out of 5. Brilliant game
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