445: Mario Kart DS

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445: Mario Kart DS

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Here's where you can contribute your thoughts and opinions of Mario Kart DS for potential inclusion in the forthcoming podcast.

A friendly reminder to all that where feedback for the podcast is concerned, we love it - but self-editing (brevity) is appreciated. We do want to include a breadth of opinions where appropriate, but no-one wants a discussion podcast that’s mainly reading. Better to save yourself time and cut to the chase if you can.

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Re: 445: Mario Kart DS

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Mario Kart DS is a very enjoyable game in the series, tracks like Rainbow Road, Tick Tock Clock and Bowser's Castle were stand-outs for me. When I worked at Nintendo of Europe from 2012 to 2013, I usually had multiplayer shenanigans on Mario Kart 7 at lunchtimes with other staff members, but I would occasionally join in with another group of die-hard Mario Kart DS fans playing multiplayer and needless to say, I got slaughtered. Still, the multiplayer on this game was awesome fun and I'd happily give it another go now.

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I might go so far as to say that Mario Kart DS is my favorite in the series. The tracks hadn't yet quite reached the gimmicky trickery of later games, and the focus was much more on the skill of racing rather than blind luck. But the most important thing about this game was that it was the first in the series to allow online play. This is the game I bought in to wireless internet for. I remember ordering the official Nintendo WiFi dongle and having a right game setting it up, but once it was all working I, and a group of others from a forum I posted on at the time, spent weeks every evening playing massive Mario Kart sessions. It was a real sense of community and I loved every minute of it.

I kind of drifted away from the series after this game, as each subsequent release seemed to move a little further away from what I loved about the game, simple tracks and purer racing. I look back on this game with a lot of fond memories.

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I don't love this game exactly, but this is the very first game I ever played online, and with wifi, no less. We didn't have internet in my house at this time, so I went to mcdonalds specifically because they advertised free wifi. It was finicky to get online, the original DS wifi was kinda clunky, but actually getting online and racing against people from across the world, indicated by the little national flags by usernames, was insanely cool.

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