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Mario Kart DS (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1044 reviews of Mario Kart DS (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Comments about the single player gameplay and story are generally positive. The price and graphics are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, graphics, price, story, single player

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mario Kart DS (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mario Kart DS (DS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 user reviews of Mario Kart DS (DS) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the single player gameplay and story. The price and graphics are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, graphics, price, story, single player

reliability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Coop (gamervision.com)

Mario Kart - DS

 

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As for online play...I wish they left in the ability to drag an item behind you. That ability is in the rest of the game modes, but not online. And as for the custom decals, I keep coming across some really depraved individuals who think that penises...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Ryan Dean (gamesarefun.com)

Mario Kart DS

 

Shh, there's no need to talk, for I can read your mind, loyal GAF reader. You're looking for something to use your post-Christmas cash on. This is a tough season, with so many games, movies, and CDs to buy. But we all know that in the end, there are...

Now, to me it seems there is no clear-cut winner, but this is GamesAreFun, so shouldn't we focus on the games? Mario Kart works extremely well on the DS, features awesome graphics and sound, and has enough replayibility to outlast the toughest of...

Jan, 2006
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Expert review by: Frank Ling (gamernode.com)

Mario Kart DS

 

During the holidays, I decided to pick a present for myself. My reasoning was this: who else would better know what I wanted besides me? The logic is impeccable, if not rather self serving. So I went to my local mega "big box" retail store and picked...

One of the best racing titles on the DS.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Josh Kramer (thunderboltgames.com)

Mario Kart DS - DS review at Thunderbolt Games

 

For me, it's the little things that make life so great. Watching the snow fall during the week before Christmas, hugging my girlfriend close and feeling the affection returned, munching Cheez-Its while watching Whose Line Is It Anyway? – and of...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Wayne (snackbar-games.com)

Mario Kart DS

 

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Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Dave Hulick (gamingtarget.com)

Mario Kart DS

 

Let's face it. The DS isn't a terribly capable piece of hardware, but that doesn't stop Mario Kart DS from looking absolutely brilliant on it. Despite some painfully low polygon counts, the visuals in DS are vibrant and colorful. The 15 new tracks and...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: John "TheFurryOne" Zeitler (netjak.com)

Mario Kart DS

 

It has become something of a time-honored tradition. Folks pushing themselves and their machines to the limits of their endurance and beyond, hoping to wrest a few precious seconds off of their lap times and ride away to glory. And, provided that...

By itself, and with a group of local friends, the game still remains an awesome party experience. Take it online, and it's a whole new game. While it has some ups and downs, Mario Kart DS proves that Nintendo is coming online with a vengeance. Gear...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Zachary Gasiorowski (mygamer.com)

Mario Kart DS on Nintendo DS

 

Mario Kart DS has pulled up its recliner, sat its butt down, and made itself at home on the DS with its dual screens, online play, and outstanding gameplay modes. Back in the earlier SNES days, Nintendo created a new genre of video games: the Kart...

supports many types of multiplayer modes. Up to eight players can compete via LAN multicard or singlecard style. Naturally, the single card option does not contain all the features of multicard play, but still offers enough options to make multiplayer...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: George Holomshek (gamesfirst.com)

Mario Kart DS Review

 

Mario Kart is the OG Kart racer: It is the standard by which all other kart racing games have been judged, and that looks unlikely to change. Mario Kart DS brings the game to Nintendo's newest handheld platform, and adds online multiplayer for the...

Great gameplay, lots of tracks, multiplayer is a blast

Online portion is rather limited and somewhat clunky

Even with the limited online play, which isn't too bad considering it is actually free, Mario Kart DS is easily the best Mario Kart game ever. With 32 maps, even 64 if you count the mirror mode maps, the game has a great amount of replay value with...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Will Jayson Hill (gameshark.com)

Mario Kart DS Review

 

Mario Kart DS presents us with a very nice racing package that has solid online play and a full roster of single-player and local wireless features.

So, as Nintendo's first entry into the wonderful world of Wi-Fi gaming, Mario Kart DS presents us with a very nice racing package that has solid, though not spectacular, online play and a full roster of single-player and local wireless features. The...

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

Bundle:With Software

Configuration

Basic Colour:Silver
Software Medium:Cartridge

General Features

System of Console:Nintendo DS
Table / Portable:Portable
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