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GF Rating
6.4

872 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Diddy Kong Racing Two..I mean DS.

posted by drunkyb (FORT WORTH, TX) Mar 8, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Mar 2006

15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

Prior to buying this game, I read the user reviews - and having played the game now I gotta say, don't listen to them. In short, Diddy Kong Racing is a lot like Mario Kart DS - but a little bit better. If you are new to the title, Diddy Kong Racing has something that adds a lot of bang to your buck, an EXCELLENT "adventure" mode type of gameplay. Think MARIO 64, but replace stars with balloons and add in a racing element instead of a platforming, and bam - you've got diddy kong racing. This game is not a ton different than the original N64 version, but that to me is not an issue. Having such a great racing game in my hands ups the experience of the original ten fold. The option to use either a hovercraft, race car, or an airplane adds to the depth, and although the plot of the adventure mode is pretty bland and forgettable, the characters add a lot of charm. This is an excellent racing title, and with the wifi added in it tops any and everything Mario Kart DS has going for it. An excellent addition to the DS library, and thanks to the high replay value and fun, lengthy, adventure mode, this is DEFINATELY the best in handheld racing on the market today. A+.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Is "Diddy Kong racing a good game?"

posted by katbabe103 (SANTA ROSA, CA) Apr 30, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I thought this game (DK Racing) is a really cute game!! Just 1 problem, it's waaaaaay tooooo EZ!!!! I beat it in three days... But it was a good game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun game that's just right for younger kids

posted by GameInsane (YORK, PA) Feb 28, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Our 9 year old loved this game. It was a little tough to get used to the hovercraft and plane, but once he got the hang of it, he really enjoyed them. I enjoyed it as well.

The only down side was the limited style of tracks. While there were several different tracks, there wasn't much difference between them overall.

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