Could somebody with Mario Kart DS on VC verify this?

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  1. MarioFanatic64
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    Is there any way at all to play multiplayer with the VC version of Mario Kart DS? Whether it be online multiplayer, or even Single/Multi-Card Download Play with actual DS consoles? Perhaps some form of local play with Pro Controllers?

    For $13 I wouldn't expect much, especially since they didn't even bother to upscale the resolution.
     
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    Dammit big N! Stop being lazy!!! No upscaled textures on ds vc?!?! What a ripoff!
     
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    Knowing Nintendo, there will be no local multiplayer or any form of communication with an actual DS. It is possible that they will implement a way for you to play online with other Wii Us, though

    Edit: checked online, as of right now there is absolutely no multiplayer avaliable
     
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    You completely missed the purpose of the thread, but whatever.

    That's not what I'm saying at all. Back in the Wii days, Nintendo upscaled all their N64 games from the average 240p to standard definition 480p when porting them to the Virtual Console, and that was in 2006. DS games runs at a pixel resolution of 256x192. The Wii U could display that image over 40 times at its native resolution.

    It's understandable that 2D games like the NES and SNES didn't get upscaled in Virtual Console ports, because doing so would require Nintendo to remake every single texture in the game, which is a ridiculous demand. Not to mention it would kill the nostalgic graphics. But when it comes to 3D games there's really no reason why they couldn't alter the resolution. It would require very little work and be nothing but beneficial.
     
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    imagine a system with all 8 MK games, the future is real...
     
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    Not like many would bother to play the previous Mario Kart games once the 200cc is out since that'll put MK8 ahead of the others.
     
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    hey Snes kart is the greatest, hands down
     
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    That's almost reality. On the Wii U, we've got Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64 (via vWii mode), Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii (via backwards compatibility), and Mario Kart 8.

    The Wii U's just missing Double Dash (which the Wii U can play if you use Nintendon't), and Mario Kart 7. We're almost there!
     
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    Nope doesnt work. Als didnt had much hope either for local play
     
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    Again, subjective. My favourite Mario Kart is Double Dash!! while others can prefer Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario Kart.

    Stop trying to shove your opinion as a fact, Stone.

    This. The only one's not playable on the Wii U is Mario Kart 7 but since Mario Kart 8 is more or less an HD upgrade of it the only thing missing from that experience is the 3D effect that Mario Kart 7 has.
     
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    Question for any lucky European who has this on Virtual Console: What happens if you try to connect to online via Wiimmfi's servers (since you can configure IP settings in-game)?
     
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    Forget it, you can't even find an AP on the MKDS VC.
     
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    I assume by "AP" you mean "access point"?

    That's stupid... The first ever online racing game made by Nintendo is forever fated to be a single player game with sh*tty resolution :( Just this once, Nintendo, I expected better...
     
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    That sucks. The whole point of Mario Kart games nowadays are to be played online or else its replayability lose its value.
     
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    Yes. BTW, the DS emulator can't even save the Wi-Fi connection data. A player has found that no matter what he sets the Wi-Fi connection settings as, all those data were lost when quitted the game.
     
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    BTW I really dislike Nintendo's marketing on giving a proper price to their DS VCs. All games, regardless of the functions removed, playability, etc, are at the same price.
    You know what this reminds me of? The days before running Wii games of hard disks ,pirated Wii disks were available at almost every game store in China. A pirated copy of Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Play is sold at the same price. This price setting showed that they didn't pay enough attention to their classics.
    I like the pricing of Kirby:Nightmare in Dreamland and Kirby Amazing Mirror. The latter is slightly cheaper since a highlight of Amazing Mirror is its multiplayer, which is removed.
     
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    All I can say is I sure hope that this release was just rushed and that they hope to implement online in the future (through new servers and an update to the game)

    Edit: or maybe through Caffiine somehow when the kernel exploit is released
     
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