The series that first taught gamers to "kart" race speeds online in its DS debut. As in the popular SNES, N64, and GBA versions of Mario Kart, players choose a favorite character from the Nintendo canon and compete in chaotic, anything-goes races around variety of Mushroom Kingdom-themed tracks.
Each character comes with his or her own custom go-kart, and offers a different mix of speed, pick-up, and strength. Adding to the excitement are an assortment of power-ups, such as high-speed boosts, slippery banana peels, and ricocheting shells, which when used properly (and with a little luck), can knock a front-runner off the track or launch a last-place racer into first.
New in the DS version of Mario Kart is an online multiplayer mode, designed to be accessible through a proprietary DS-to-DS wi-fi connection (for as many as eight) or a wireless connection to the Internet (for up to four). ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
|# of LAN / Wireless Players||8|
|# of Same Screen Players||1|
|Tech Support Phone||(800) 255-3700|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2005 Nintendo|
|Included in Package||32-page Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Instruction Booklet|
|Included in Package||44-page Instruction Manual|
|Included in Package||Health and Safety Precautions Booklet|
|Company Website URL||www.nintendo.com|
|Feature 1||Race on over 30 courses, including favorites from the four previous Mario Kart games|
|Feature 2||Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, or Toad|
|Feature 3||New skill-based missions in addition to standard circuit racing|
|Feature 4||Use shells, bananas, bombs, and other weapons, including the new blooper item|
|Feature 5||Three wireless options for up to eight competitive racers|