Talk:Mario Kart DS

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Went away and...[edit]

The multiplayer section got destroyed. Reading over it, it doesn't even make any sense. *sigh* (talk) 07:25, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, did you try and edit it to make sure it did make sense? A ProdigyTalk 11:13, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Action Replay[edit]

This part of the article has no source. I think it should either be verified or deleted.-- (talk) 03:43, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I've deleted it. [1] --Silver Edge (talk) 04:08, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Weird Code[edit]

In the Records section, select a time trial record and press Up, Down, L, R, Y, A. This makes a 16-character code appear that Nintendo may use in the future, presumably for contests. Every course has a different one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:58, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

characters and courses[edit]

Shouldn't the characters and courses names all be included? The article only mentions the new ones; that means that if people want to find out the names, they will have to go through more trouble to find it. --~*Angelstar*~ 01:37, 7 January 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angelstarstar (talkcontribs)

I would not think so because Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information. Mario Wiki has all that info. trainfan01 9:10, August 21, 2010 (UTC)


Err, there is some incorrect information in the development section. "drafting" (god knows where that description came from!) - or slip streaming to get a boost was never in smk (super mario kart). It was first used in mk64 - NOT smk. Smk does have boosts but none of them derive from slip streaming. Please can someone remove/edit to fix it.

Also I think the links should include or as the definitive place for online records/strats and indepth discussions.

- InHiding —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasgx1 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

In the reference for that piece of information, Konno says: "... actually on the SNES version there’s something like that. It’s hidden. There’s not visual indication onscreen, and nobody really noticed, but it’s something I really wanted to do." If you can find a reference to support your claim, then I'll be happy to take a look. As for more links, I don't think the article needs any more (in the External links section, I assume you mean). I think these official links are really all the article needs; the rest can be found by searching online. Gary King (talk) 21:34, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Trust me, there is absolutely no way that drafting/slip streaming is in SMK. There is no engine sound effect, visual increase in speed or anything! This is a completely false claim. I think they've just got it mixed up with mk64.

Remove it until its proven, because it can't be! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasgx1 (talkcontribs) 16:36, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

I'll stick with the reference from a reliable source which interviewed one of the main developers unless you can show me another source that says otherwise. Gary King (talk) 16:53, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Hang on, have you read the interview? "this is something we wanted to do with the original, and actually on the SNES version there's something like that". The text is misquoted in the wikipage.

"Something like that" - but its not "that". There are numerous boosting capabilities in SMK like nbt and infinite boost and long boosting but there is no drift boost. Would you like me to get someone to do a video to prove it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasgx1 (talkcontribs) 11:56, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

That's why it's just "A variation of the feature". Gary King (talk) 17:45, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

but the feature in question wasn't there. I think it should be removed. Citing a feature from another game which isn't there is pointless. Why not just remark that it has slip-streaming as developed (overtly) into MK64. At the moment it reads that it was from smk - even though no one can prove that the feature exists yet I can clearly disprove it exists using video evidence. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasgx1 (talkcontribs) 10:54, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Again, I'm just pointing to the interview and using it as a reference to the statement. Gary King (talk) 03:21, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

I think its an ambigious statement made by the developer - seeing as I can prove - factually that the feature is not in super mario kart (snes). Why put that quote in if its not factually correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomasgx1 (talkcontribs) 13:44, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Here's proof that drafting is not possible in SMK: [2] After the first corner, you can see Toad driving right behind Koopa Troopa for several seconds with no speed increase. The fact that Konno said something misleading has no relevance to the article. Mjf314 (talk) 22:44, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

DSi Compatibility[edit]

I read that this game doesn't work with DSi. Why is that?--JY23 (talk) 00:54, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Mario Kart DS is compatible with the Nintendo DSi, multi-player and all. Whoever said that was wrong; works perfectly on my DSi.3dsfan (talk) 23:59, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Sales Error[edit]

In the closing part of the introductory paragraph, if states that the game is the sixth best selling Nintendo DS game, even though it is the 3rd best selling, even according to the Wiki article that lists these things. Cool if I edit it? Omnibender (talk) 08:06, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Release date error[edit]

In the main article, it says that the game was released in North America, Australia and Europe on November 14, 2005 but in the infobox section it says that in Australia it was released on November 17 and in Europe on November 25. This mistake should be fixed. (talk) 00:25, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Salvidrim! 00:49, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Ref idea[edit]

– czar 04:32, 14 May 2015 (UTC)