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Mario Kart DS
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on Dec 19th 2012
Mario Kart DS is the 5th installment of the Mario Kart franchise. It's the second Mario Kart title to be played on a handheld console. Mario Kart DS is different than other Mario Kart Games, as it's the first Mario Kart game to feature a map separate from the main screen (as the DS uses two screens). Also, each character has their own standard kart, and their own unique stats.
Mario Kart features the well known Grand Prix mode, which is primarily how you progress through the game and unlock characters and Karts. There are 12 characters total to choose from and up to 36 karts, with only 8 characters and 2 of the 3 karts per character to start with. You can also customize your own emblem in this game using an easy to use emblem creator function.
Mario Kart DS is also the first Mario Kart title to use Wireless multiplayer. You can play either local multiplay, ds download with up to 7 others, and online in WFC mode, where you battle it out versus 3 other players.
There is also Battle mode, Shine Runners and Balloon Battle, and Time Trials mode.
Mario Kart DS is still a very popular DS game and can be played in 2D on 3DS. It's still played online as well.
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