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Community Level 6tink-er-bell

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Wacky Races with Mario Review with images

AdvantagesThe amount of characters, races and things to do

DisadvantagesGameplay

"This review is for Mario Kart for the Nintendo DS console. === The Game itself === This game is one of the favourites for me and the reason is because you have so much variety and competitiveness involved you cannot help but play. When you begin you have options given to you such as playing a grand prix, doing time trails and other things but for me you need to start with the grand prix. You are given various speeds to choose from and the idea ..." Read review
05.02.2010

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Ready, Steady, Go!

AdvantagesMultiplayer options using a single cartridge, fun, engaging, range of difficulty levels

DisadvantagesExpensive purchase price

"...few years now, with this Mario Kart game being one that has maintained its status as a firm favourite for around two years now. Despite being released back in 2005, this game has remained a popular classic for the DS and, consequently, has maintained a high selling price. ===Basic Concept=== Mario Kart is a fun racing game for the DS console, featuring the classic Mario character, alongside other favourites including Donkey Kong and Luigi. Players ..." Read review
17.11.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Worth Kart-ing around in your DS console! Review with images

AdvantagesYou get your money's worth

DisadvantagesNot the best graphics, but you can't complain for a DS game!

"Mario Kart has been a staple in the average gamer’s diet for many years, across different consoles or platforms, but perhaps one of the best versions of the game currently available is this: Mario Kart DS, for, you guessed it, the Nintendo DS. My friends and I bought our Nintendo DS’s when we were about 18 years old, and I am now 22, so they have seen a lot of use, and this game was pretty much the whole reason why we invested in the console! ==About ..." Read review
14.12.2011

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Community Level 6Shortsharp...

Shortsharpshock

This Kart-ridge is worth putting in your basket!

AdvantagesSimplicity of gameplay and a variety of tracks. Multiplayer genius!

DisadvantagesDoes not make use of dual screen technology.

"...often cloned but never bettered. Mario Kart is such a title. In its various formats be it that of the original Super Nintendo, N64 or Gamecube versions it stands head and shoulders above other driving games in terms of track design, multiplayer fun and good old fashioned playability. However, despite Mario Karts various incarnations being great games in their own right, there has always been a sense that I had yet to see a complete Mario Kart title. ..." Read review
08.06.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Faster Mario, faster - but watch out for those banana skins

AdvantagesFast, fun, family-friendly, plays on the game's heritage

DisadvantagesNone

"Super Mario is probably one of the most iconic characters in video game history and Mario Kart is undoubtedly one of the most enduringly classic games. It is an entertaining, and strangely addictive, character-based racing game which is fun for the whole family. I remember playing Mario Kart on the original ‘Super Nintendo Entertainment System’ in our student house in the mid-90s in gaming sessions which grew increasingly competitive as the beer flowed. ..." Read review
07.11.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 1blackoboy07

blackoboy07

Drive Like Mario!

AdvantagesImproved gameplay, graphics and AI!

DisadvantagesIt isnt free!!!

"...of the retro tracks include: Mario circuit 1 from the SNES, Moo Moo Farm from the N64 and Peach Circuit from the GBA to name but a few. There is the standard layout of single player and multiplayer (broadband internet connection needed for online play) which allows you to play against people around the world with the push of a button. Inside the single mode are five racing types: Grand Prix - Race 4 tracks in 3 difficulties, 50cc (easiest) past ..." Read review
30.06.2008

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 4dudeglove

dudeglove

Kart-tacular Review with images

AdvantagesGreat single player

DisadvantagesBalance issues online

"...Nintendo platform since the SNES, Mario Kart returns once more for an outing on the DS. Bringing his buddies into the mix, Mario lines up on the starting line again with the likes of Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and many more for mayhem on the asphalt. Various bright and sometimes cutesy themes taken from the Mario universe translate into different racetracks. Exotic and exciting tracks like Luigi’s Mansion – a nod to the ghost-hunting ..." Read review
03.06.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 6languageti...

languagetimothy

Driving Me Wild Review with images

AdvantagesGood circuits and characters

DisadvantagesBeing blown up when your always first

"...been a fan of the Mario for any Nintendo console for many years and when this game came up as a possibility for a purchase I jumped at the chance. This game is Mario Kart for the Nintendo Ds console. === The Game === The game starts with you having a few options; you have to first choose a character and what sort of race you want. You can practice if you want round some of the circuits or you could if you wish try and go straight into a race against ..." Read review
27.12.2009

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Community Level 4grandchamp

grandchamp

Mario Kart wins the race for the must have title on the DS

AdvantagesYour fav characters, plenty of weapons, lots of tracks, head 2 head mode

DisadvantagesNot recommended for those not seeking light hearted fun

"...as one of your favourite mario characters including Mario, Luigi, Wario, Peach. You are given a host of tracks to race around but to ensure or at least help you get to the finishing line, you can pick up shells to fire at your opponents cars, speed boost to give yourself extra acceleration and of course no kids game would be complete without the banana skin. The gameplay is excellent, controls are responsive and intuitive, in truth there is not really ..." Read review
07.09.2009

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Community Level 2monkeykong1

monkeykong1

The best Mario Kart since 1992

AdvantagesThe best in a long line of games. Simple, great graphics

DisadvantagesNone

"...have different abilities. For example Mario is a good all rounder but the larger characters such as Bowser have a higher top speed but slower acceleration. I always choose toad who has excellent acceleration, you will need it when you crash or are hit by a shell. The next thing to do is choose a single race and a track or a grand Prix where you race over different tracks. There are 8 grand Prix's to enter but you need to complete the easy ones ..." Read review
12.02.2008

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Community Level 1Ultima2876

Ultima2876

The best DS racer, and the best Mario Kart game.

AdvantagesAmazing online multiplayer, awesome fun, great graphics (for the DS), loads of tracks

Disadvantages"Rubber Band AI", the damn blue shell

"...with it. The gameplay is typical Mario Kart - it takes the best elements of all the Mario Kart games before it, and culls the stuff nobody liked. Because of this, the gameplay formula is something that's evolved over a long time, and it shows - it's great fun to play, even if you're not particularly a fan of racing games, and the online play allows anyone to play multiplayer. The game is simple at its most fundamental level, so anyone can play, ..." Read review
01.10.2008

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Community Level 2jollyjacob

jollyjacob

Magnificent Mario Kart

AdvantagesExellent in all aspects

Disadvantagesnone

"Mario Kart is a superb game which is played on the Nintendo DS. The Nintendo DS is an extremely advanced gaming device, built for mainly young children?s entertainment, but can include games such as Brain Training; a game to test your knowledge on a variety of different games which are really fun even for adults! It also has a touch screen (bottom) which is very useful for creating thrilling games which can not be found on ?X-BOX? or ?PS3?. Mario ..." Read review
18.02.2009

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Community Level 7yackers1

yackers1

Mario Kart - The most fun racing game suitable for all ages

AdvantagesGreat graphics, good fun, Great fun and hard to put down

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of

"Mario Kart for the DS is an exact replica of the original game launched on the 16 bit SNES back in the early 1990s. It is an iconic game involving a kart race between Mario, Luigi and a host of other characters appearing in their adventures. This is such a simple concept with the name of the game being to win as many races as possible. That?s it. There are no people to save, no puzzles to complete, no baddies to destroy it is a pure fun filled, ..." Read review
15.02.2009

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Community Level 2jibro

jibro

Itsa him... Mario. And he's got his kart

AdvantagesTons of tracks, immensely playable, excellent WiFi multiplayer, down right fun

DisadvantagesMay be a little easy, cutesy graphic style not to some peoples taste

"...a big fan of the Mario Kart series, having played them all from the SNES version back in the day, to the 21st Century offering of Double Dash, I was desperately hoping that this game would be good. I couldn't begin to think of how I would cope with the disapointment if this game turned out to be rubbish, all the other games having impressed me so much. I would probably seek councilling, or just give up on games altogether, my life would be a complete ..." Read review
03.09.2006

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Mario Kart DS

AdvantagesGreat fun and addictive unique racing game!

DisadvantagesNone

"...DS, but in my view Mario Kart has to be one of the best and most addictive games out there for the DS - and i would certainly recommend getting it! On the basic level this is merely a racing game and very much similar to others as your aim is to race against a number of other opponents and win. However this game offers so much more than the required basics - it includes great features such as a variety of characters to play as, great tracks and ..." Read review
03.08.2008

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