First off, if you've never played/heard of the original N64 version of the game, stay away. This one is for those who ENJOYED the (Awesome) N64 classic. Also, quit with all of those Mario Kart DS vs. Diddy Kong Racing comparisions! Considering that this is a remake, your literally comparing a DS game to an N64 game. Anyway, back to the review: This game is GREAT! I like the idea of traveling around an island to get to courses, I like how you find secret keys to unlock stuff, I like finding balloons in spots I would've never thought to look in before, etc. It's just so...COOL! The tacked on DS controls do more damage than good (Drawing a rainbow path for your character to drive on?! Spinning a wheel and then IMMEDIATLEY holding A for a speed boost?!). The Taj (Elephant genie) challenges also have some tacked on stuff: Blowing into the microphone to blow out torches. The course creating stuff is fun though (Something the N64 game was missing), along with the racing. If you like exploring, racing, and the occasional messed-up touch screen controls, buy this game! Don't like tacked on touch screen controls? Buy the N64 version!