Mario Kart DS Review
Every gameplay aspect is fine tuned in Mario Kart DS. Powersliding is used by pressing the R trigger and is used to get around tight corners, (and snaking.) The L trigger is used for throwing items. All of the items are from previous games and there are some new ones like the Bullet Bill. Throwing items works very well. A is used to accelerate and B is used to back up. Y is used to change between the two maps on the bottom screen. One of them shows you the whole track and where everyone is, and the other shows you the part of the track that you are on and who is near you. What makes this map better is that you can see any items that may be coming your way.
The multiplayer is really fun too. You can have 8 players play with 1 cart. The game also is the first Nintendo game to officialy go online. There are 32 tracks. Another thing that makes the game last long is the mission mode. That is basically bunch of simple tasks like collecting coins. Battle also adds to the lasting appeal.
Overall Mario Kart DS is a great game. Its fun, the gameplay is great, and it lasts a long time. It is the best Mario Kart yet. I highly reccomend it.