Release Date: 11/15/2005 Category: Racing Manufacturer: Nintendo of America, Inc. UPC: 045496735906
Mario Kart DS : Nintendo DS Description
Expanded Description The series that first taught gamers to "kart" race speeds online in its DS debut. As in the popular SNES, N64, and GBA versions of Mario Kart, players choose a favorite character from the Nintendo canon and compete in chaotic, anything-goes races around variety of Mushroom Kingdom-themed tracks.
Each character comes with his or her own custom go-kart, and offers a different mix of speed, pick-up, and strength. Adding to the excitement are an assortment of power-ups, such as high-speed boosts, slippery banana peels, and ricocheting shells, which when used properly (and with a little luck), can knock a front-runner off the track or launch a last-place racer into first.
New in the DS version of Mario Kart is an online multiplayer mode, designed to be accessible through a proprietary DS-to-DS wi-fi connection (for as many as eight) or a wireless connection to the Internet (for up to four).
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Game Special Features
Race on over 30 courses, including favorites from the four previous Mario Kart games
Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, or Toad
New skill-based missions in addition to standard circuit racing
Use shells, bananas, bombs, and other weapons, including the new blooper item
Three wireless options for up to eight competitive racers
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction MENU : Control Pad = select menu option; A Button = confirm selections; B Button = back; GAMEPLAY; Control Pad = steer; A Button = accelerate; B Button = brake, reverse; Touch Screen (tap) or Y Button = change map display; Control Pad Up + L or X Button = throw items ahead; Control Pad Down + L or X Button = drop items behind; R Button = hop; A Button + Control Pad Left or Right + R Button = drift; Start Button = pause