Review by mariobros_128

"The Worst Mario Kart in the Series, But Still Great Fun *CHARACTER SPOILERS*"

Mario Kart- A racing series that started in the 90s. Since then, all of the games have been great. Mario Kart DS was the worst one, but is still great. This is my review of a very good game but not the best Mario Kart. Here's why:

Graphics: 4/10
These graphics are utterly bad. Peach looks like a doll and Donkey Kong has teeth like a donkey, not a Kong! The characters that were not fat (except Wario) looked like dolls. I know what the DS is capable of. This is not a good way to show what graphics the DS actually has. The tracks are 64 bit and that's not good either.

Game-play: 10/10
Here's the good stuff! Mario Kart is by far the best racing came ever. The controls are simple. The tracks are good ones. This is the second Mario Kart to have double the tracks! They bring back classic tracks so it will be a good game for people who have never played Mario Kart.

Characters: 9/10
The characters are good. The same ones from Mario Kart 64. Plus some unlockables. Well Waluigi is a great fit to the series. He has never showed up in a 1-person-per-kart game. Daisy too. Dry Bones added the game a bit of flavor. People started recognizing him and started to love him. ROB doesn't really fit but is still fun to play as. The karts are cool and not a single one is the same.

Multiplayer: 7/10
It has good Wi-Fi connection so it is fun with friends. But, it barely gives you any tracks (8/32) when you are playing with people who don't have the game. Friends who don't have game card also can choose only Shy Guy. But that's the good part. Shy Guy is fast and a great light weight. Playing with people with the game card is even better!

Story: None, but this is a racing game so it gets a 8/10. I will make a story though just for kicks.
Mario is inviting everyone of his closest friends to a racing contest. Mario will find secret characters to race him too. He will race his friends and win other tracks and karts. He needs to be fast and furious to get the trophies. It's-a Mario Kart time!

Replay: 9/10
You can always play with your friends and it will take you a while to get everything.

Rent, Buy, or Chuck it Into a River and Curse it?
The answer is buy. If you rent it, you can't beat it! Maybe you can but it will be hard. When you buy it, you will have more time to get time to play with friends. Racing games are good ones to buy. Reading reviews can really help you pick out if you want the game or not. It's a good game! You should really buy it!

Overall: 7.5 which is rounded to 8/10
Graphics: 4/10
Game-play: 10/10
Characters: 9/10
Multiplayer: 7/10
Story: 8/10
Replay: 9/10
Rent or Buy: Buy


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 06/10/09

Game Release: Mario Kart DS (US, 11/14/05)


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