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+.