This is a great new rendition of Mario Kart, with lots of surprises and lots of multiplay options. The "power boost" mechanics in this one (which change subtly in each new version of Mario Kart) are pretty accessible, which makes for more interesting multiplay. In fact, the multi is so good that you might want to buy the cartridge just so you can have it on hand.
One down side, though. This is really only a downside for the old fogeys (over age 25) out there. You end up holding down the accelerator key (the "A" key) throughout the entire play experience, and you can't remap the buttons. After about a half hour, I found the hand positions to be very awkward, and I couldn't play for very long without severe hand pain. This put a big damper on my multiplayer fun. If they had only let me remap the keys, I could have found a more accomodating set up. This made me pretty sad. If you're young and still have good hands, of course, this isn't anything to worry about.
THANK YOU!This is one of those DS that is going to kick the PSP's butt!The racing is awsome,great controls are here to fit the ds perfectly.Mission mode is fun and can take hours of your life away. DS stylus action is avalable as you can costumize your car with your own logo.The best part is,get ready for this,ONLINE PLAY!The ds wins where gamecube failed!Get ready to rub that logo in someone's face who's on the other side of the world.You must buy this game if you have a ds.
This game has got all it needs to be a star on the Nintendo DS. With Wi-Fi, single AND multi card multiplayer, plus a great new selection of game modes, this game can be a very favorable game... to bad I lost it ;(