Mario Kart DS is the first 3D handheld Mario Kart and the second handheld Mario Kart (first one being Super Circuit on the GBA). It introduces so much onto the table, so let's jump in!
|What I Liked . . . First 3D handheld Mario Kart. Retro Tracks! The music is beautiful. Mission Mode. Nintendo WFC.||What I Didn't Like . . . Models are terrible. Took two laps off of Baby Park. Nightmare-fueled sounds in Mission Mode.|
The game has good graphics and music but when it comes to the models, something has gone on at Nintendo HQ as Mario, Luigi and Wario look better in SM64DS (especially Mario) than in MKDS
This Mario Kart has tons of singleplayer content and fun multiplayer. You have boss battles in mission mode, Shine Stealers in Battle Mode and speedrunning potential in Time Trials.
The game is fun, random and has unbalanced items. The items, however, are not as bad as MKWii.
out of 10
(not an average)
MKDS is not perfect, we all know that, but being the first true 3D Mario Kart on a handheld and the first one to introduce retro tracks (even though Super Circuit had all 40 tracks from Super Mario Kart, the SNES installment didn't have the most interesting tracks). There is still a community behind it and even on local multiplayer, you can still have a good time!