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Mario Kart: Double Dash Empty Mario Kart: Double Dash

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Mario Kart: Double Dash is a dramatic leap forward from Mario Kart 64 as several flaws have been fixed!

Gameplay
Race tag team style across 16 colorful and detailed new courses while fighting off the competition with tons of new power-ups including character specific items! The first improvement you'll notice in this game is it's A.I. It has been vastly improved from Mario Kart 64 as the CPU characters aren't ridiculously easy or cheap and they use items appropriately!

Speaking of items,new to the series is the character specific items such as Yoshi and Birdos' egg item or Bowsers' giant spiky shell just to name a few! Which brings me to the third new feature, the tag team racing. All races are done in tag team style where you select 2 characters and one drives while the other uses items. It's quite a unique change for the series!

Graphics and Music
The graphics in this game are far more detailed than they were in Mario Kart 64 as the courses and characters are far more detailed and the traps and hazards are very cool looking. For example, lava looks real in Bowsers Castle and tons of furniture shifts back and forth in Daisy's Cruiser, just to name a couple!

The soundtrack is superb and fits the game well. However the voice overs and sound effects are a bit scratchy and annoying so it could be better.


Bottom line: Double Dash is a great game that has better A.I. than its predecessors, new character specific items, tag team racing and vastly improved graphics from what was seen in Mario Kart 64. It has a great soundtrack as well!

It's a must have game for any Mario or Kart racing fan. You can find it for $15-$20 in most retro game stores, so it's most certainly worth its price!

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9- Awesome This game has little in the way of flaws, and is a highly enjoyable experience.
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ShounenMania
on May 4th 2011, 2:30 pmShounenMania
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Your review isn't as good as some of your other ones,but I think you accurately pointed out most of the key features,and I wholeheartedly agree with the score you gave this game Smile
Sneaker
on May 4th 2011, 3:00 pmSneaker
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In my opinion this is by far the very best Mario Kart game in the series. I absolutely love this game. Can't wait for the 3DS Mario Kart.
KingreX32
on May 5th 2011, 4:59 pmKingreX32
all this game need is online support and it would be godly. Double dash is my favorite of the mario kart series.
Andy
on August 13th 2011, 1:24 pmAndy
@Sneaker wrote:In my opinion this is by far the very best Mario Kart game in the series. I absolutely love this game. Can't wait for the 3DS Mario Kart.

I agree with you. In my opinion, i think the 3DS will be the best now because of it's 3D feature.
Warlock in love
on August 13th 2011, 1:27 pmWarlock in love
The underwater races in the 3ds mariokart game look good Very Happy

Doubledash is funnest game in the serie!
Andy
on August 13th 2011, 1:31 pmAndy
I beleive The 3DS marioKart will be out in december. Check out the website below.
http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/59JiheYMlzjHqlmUHkP5ESn3QOUHqyOq


Sneaker
on August 13th 2011, 2:50 pmSneaker
Teapot wrote:
@Sneaker wrote:In my opinion this is by far the very best Mario Kart game in the series. I absolutely love this game. Can't wait for the 3DS Mario Kart.

I agree with you. In my opinion, i think the 3DS will be the best now because of it's 3D feature.
The 3D effect isn't going to make this the best game in the series. So far, the 3D is a nice addition, but nothing that makes or brakes a game (from what I've seen so far).
H_Bogart32
on August 13th 2011, 3:00 pmH_Bogart32
I did hear you could discover shortcuts only in 3d mode on Mariokart 7 as it's going to be called =D
Sneaker
on August 13th 2011, 3:18 pmSneaker
Hmm, that might be interesting.
Andy
on August 13th 2011, 3:22 pmAndy
so you say...
FuManchu
on August 13th 2011, 3:25 pmFuManchu
It sounds like a bad idea given the fact that 3d graphics are known to hurt peoples eyes Sad
Andy
on August 13th 2011, 3:28 pmAndy
With that, theres really no point in buying one.
Sneaker
on August 13th 2011, 5:43 pmSneaker
I honestly have never any eye problems with 3D on the 3DS. And I've been playing games on it for hours with 3D fully on.
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