Has anyone tried Mario Kart DS on the 3DS yet?

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  1. saintrobyn
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    Just curious to see if the karts respond better using the analog stick versus the d-pad on a stock DS/DSi.
     
  2. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Obviously it will make it better, but to answer your question, I don't think they've had a playable demo at any events yet.
     
  3. CompC

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    If you do mean Mario Kart DS and not Mario Kart 3DS, yeah, I've tried it. It's somewhat better. Definitely better than the d-pad.
     
  4. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

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    He meant Mario Kart DS, not Mario Kart 3DS [​IMG]
     
  5. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Lol. Wow, I honestly didn't even read it. I should start doing that.

    Edit:

    My contribution to this topic: I played Metroid Prime: Hunters on my 3DS, and it made it easier to move.
     
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    Works great, the only thing I was disappointed about with DS games in general is that my router isn't recognised because of WPA2 security, in DS mode, it still only stuck using WEP or none.
     
  7. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    It'll make the gameplay less painful on your thumb, that's for sure.

    No extra sensitivity though; You're still going in those 8 directions.
     
  8. DeMoN

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    Yep it's definitely better to control, just like how in Super Mario 64 DS you can run in a perfect circle with the Slide Pad.
     
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    The controls with the circle pad are nice, but extreme hand cramping still occurs.
     
  10. bigpaws

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    i tried it. racing games in total are better with the stick. i played multiplayer with it.
     
  11. Windaga

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    Tried it out a few days after I got my 3DS. Definitely a lot easier to control. Metroid Prime Hunters, Custom Robo DS, and Animal Crossing also benefit from the analog control.
     
  12. MADKATZ99

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    Mario Kart was the death of my DS phat like many N64 controllers before it... Eventually the R button and Dpad stopped working altogether. At first I didn't want to play it on the 3DS, but it's okay if you take it easy. The Dpad is a lot more durable than the DS lites, still not as good as the phat though. As for the analogue stick, it makes it feel better to drive but it's useless at a professional level. It would be like using the wii wheel in MKwii, huge disadvantage.

    I tip my hat to anyone who can get a time like this using the analogue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td3rRneUs8c&NR=1
     
  13. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    It doesn't help that much. It's hard to snake with the analogue pad, easy as piss with the D-Pad.
     
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    Tried my GF'S JPN version on my US 3ds works, and handles better on the 3ds.
     
  15. saintrobyn
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    Cool, thanks for the replies guys. I did indeed mean MArio Kart DS not the upcoming 3DS title.I probably should have mentioned that in the post instead of just the title. From the sounds of it, looks like the analog stick helps but does not function at full capabilities.Not surprised by this, MKDS was not programed to take advantage of analog controls.