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MY co-author is CHUBBERBLUBB. This is my one and only mario kart ds FAQ! I hope you enjoy it! I got MKDS just before I went on vacation. I was so interested by it that I mastered it in just three months(with the help of my good friend, CHUBERBLUBB). I then decided that I wanted to write a FAQ like all those other COOL people out there{LOL :)}. So here it is, the "best" FAQ on Mario kart DS yet. +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | Table of Contents | | | | 1)..................................................................introduction | | 2)..................................................................basics | | 3)..................................................................main menu | | 4)..................................................................Grand prix | | 5)..................................................................time trials | | 6)..................................................................vs | | 7)..................................................................road map | | 8)..................................................................battles | | 9)..................................................................missions | | 10).................................................................multiplayer | | 11).................................................................linking up | | 12).................................................................wi-fi | | 13).................................................................complete library of tips | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 1- Introduction | | "Don't accelerate at 3, accelerate at 2.5" | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Mario kart DS is the newest installment in the mario kart series, starting with super mario kart. Mario kart wii is going to be released in the first three months of 2008. Super mario kart, the oldest in the Mario kart series was released in 1992. Some of the later installments were mario kart 64 for nintendo 64, and Mario kart Double Dash for the gamecube. Based on kart racing, Mario Kart is in my opinion, one of the best games in the gaming world. It's not just racing, It's a maniacal shell shooting, bananna throwing party! +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |2- Basics | |"Always powerslide on easy hairpin turns" | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ First things First, you can't play the game without knowing the controls, so here they are. A- accelerate B- brake/reverse ___ X/ L|- use an item(hold to dangle) Y/[]- change map view ____ |R - jump(hold to drift) ___ |-(Left D pad)- go left ___ -|(Right D pad)- go right Here are some techniques that you can use while racing. +-----------+ |Turbo boost| +-----------+ 1-Medium- Accelerate as soon as the countdown starts, and let go of "A" briefly during "1", and accelerate again. if you did it right, you will get a turbo boost when you start. If you did it wrong, you will get engulfed in a cloud of smoke. 2-Hard- Briefly accelerate during "3" and "2", and completely press it down during "1". If you did it right, you will get a turbo boost. If you do it wrong, you will get a normal start. 3-Medium- Press the "A" button just after you hear the beep signaling "2". If done right, you will get a turbo boost. If done wrong, you will get englufed in a cloud of smoke. +---------------+ |Recovery Boost| +---------------+ If you fall of the track, and Lakitu has to fish you out, you can get a boost by pressing the "A" button the exact moment that your kart touches the ground.If you do it right, you will get a mini turbo. If done wrong, you will get a regular start. +---------------+ |Corner Cutting | +---------------+ With certain characters and karts, such as dry bones and the dry bomber, and yoshi and the Egg 1, you can drive off road, and barely slow down, but with others, such as Bowser and the tyrant, you can go from top speed to a snail's pace in less than a second if you venture off the beaten path. With such characters, you must use the corner cutting technique to at least partially negate the slowing effects of offroading.To corner cut, continually hop when you stray off the track. +--------+ |Drifting| +--------+ If you drive regularly through turns, you will slow down. To keep at regular speed around turns, you must drift. To drift, you must press, and hold down the "R" button. You may notice on the kart stats, that different karts have different drift. As far as I know, you don't want high drift levels on kart stats. if you have them, you will slowly move outward as in the diagram. +----------+ +-----------+ |High Drift| | Low Drift | +----------+ +-----------+ _________________ ______________ / ___________ \ / _____/| \ / / _____ \ \ / _/ \ / / / \ \ \ / / _______ \ / / / \ \ \ / / / \ \ | | | | \|/ | | | | | | +------------+ |Powersliding| +------------+ Powersliding is a technique in which you can get mini turbos. Start by drifting, and while you drift, push "<--", then "-->" then "<--", then "-->" in quick succession. When you finish this, you should see red sparks coming out of your tires. let go of the "R" button, and get a mini turbo. Mini turbos last longer the higher the acceleration of the kart and the character. +-------+ |Snaking| +-------+ Snaking is quickly doing powerslides. It should shave off a few seconds off your times. There are two varieties of snaking. Corner Snaking and mini snaking. To corner snake, let go of a powerslide immediately after you see red sparks. Wait for the mini turbo to stop, and start a new powerslide. To mini snake, do the same thing on the straightaways. One crucial point to snaking is the ability to make red sparks quickly. You will be off the road if you don't make fast turbo boosts. You should go straight for a while, before you come to a turn. In Baby Park, you will only be able to get two mini turbo-s in each straightaway, so don't try to get more. If you are about to hit an obstacle, and you can't turn, snake around it by drifting around a side, and then drifting around the next turn. +--------+ |Drafting| +--------+ Drafting is another form of getting a turbo. To draft, go directly behind a kart. After a while, you will see some streaks of air moving on the sides of you. if you keep driving behind the kart, a pulsing blue circle will appear in front of you. This will increase your speed for a few seconds.This is particularly useful in the higher engine classes such as 150cc. Unfortunately, driving behind a kart makes you a prime target for any items that they might decide to throw backwards. +----------+ |Characters| +----------+ All the character bio-s are copied from the mkds booklet. For the unockable characters, I wrote what I knew. All the kart statistics are approximate. low is 0-3.3, med. is 3.3-6.6, high is 6.6-9.9, and full is 10, low-med. is close to exact-low, which is 3.3, med.-high is close to exact-high, which is 6.6. Individual characters do not have their own stats. Lightweights have *** acceleration, * top speed, and *** off-road. Medium characters have ** on all stats. Heavyweights have * accel., *** top speed, and * off-road. A character's stats also change based on the kart he or he is driving. The components of the kart ratings are speed, which is top speed, acceleration, which is how fast you go when driving over a jump pad or turbo boost, weight, which is just that, handling, which is how quickly the kart responds to a <-- or --> command, and how well it does off-road, drift, which is just that, and items, which is how good the items you get are. I have added the overall rating as well. To unlock each character's third kart, you must complete 100cc Nitro Grand Prix with gold trophies(1st place) in each cup. To unlock 4 more random karts for each character, complete every cup in the Nitro Grand Prix on 150cc, and get a gold trophy in each cup. To unlock all 36 karts for each character, complete every cup in the Retro Grand Prix on 150cc Mirror, and get a gold trophy in each cup. Note that neither the 7 kart, nor do the all kart unlockables take away the character's original three karts. _______________ Mario [Character Bio] Weight class: Medium --------------- Mario is familiar to racers one and all. With a balance of abilities, he is a racer suited to all situations. ...............-+oo+syy:...................................... ............../sss-++smms-.................................... _______ --------...../ssyyossydmm/.................................... 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He drifts through corners like a mad-man...or a :::--:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::://///////////: mad-ape! yyso+sssssyyysyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyydhssyyyyo yyss+/+o+/yyyyhhhhhhhhhhhhhysshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmhhyhhhhhy _______ :::::::::::://///:::::::::-`.-:::::::::::::::::/ho::::::::: [Karts] -..........:dds+-`````````.::/:-...............so.......... ------- -........-sNMd.``````````.ooysyyo+d:--........so........... .......-omMMMNd-````````.+ydyoyhhmNNNNhssyyysss..`.-.`..... Rambi Rider Wildlife ......:dMNNNNNNm/------:/hddmNMNNNNMMymMy/+ooh-..`......... ...../NMNNNNNNNNNmddddddmmmNNNo:-/yNN:o+hhso+-.``...-/s-... speed: high speed: high ....-mMNNNNNNNNNNNNd/ysydhshMN:os--:+/-..:ohmmh--:/oydo.... accel.: medium accel.: med. ....oMNNNNMMMMMMNNNh+/+ooosyNNh/-`:dmds.....:hs:/oyhdd-.... weight: high weight: high ....oMMMMMMMMMMMNNMMNNNdhs/::::.``.::s-...-odNs/oyhhmo..... handling: low-medium handling: low-med. ....:NMMMMMMMMMNMMMMMMNh+:.`````````-:yo:+mMMMNdhhhdm/..... drift: high drift: high .....yMMMMMMMNNMMMMMMMNho.`.....`.`...+mNNMMMMMMNNNNN+..... items: exact-medium items: full .....-sdNNNNNNMMNNNMMmdyho-...---:::/shdNMMMNMMMMMMmo-..... .......-:+syhmNNMNMNs---syysosssyhdddddNMNNNNMMMMMm/....... ...........---/sNMNs-..-oshdhhddmmmmNNNMMNNNNNMNNh:........ Standard DK ............./+dhNNs::/oyyhdhyyyhhdmNNMMMNNNNNNd+-......... ........-::::/ymhmNNhysyyymmddmmmNmsshyhdmmdhy/-........... speed: high ......./mmmmmmNNNNdyyyyyyysossyhhhhhhNms-----.............. accel.: medium -------+mmmmNNNmhs/:+osyyy+---:/+o+/:omy................... weight: high -------ommmNNNNhs///:/+ydo-.--/+://:/o+:................... handling: exact-low -....-.+dsmNNNNhs+//:osyy-....-/+//++o+--/sso-............. drift: high ---...`./syyNNNhyyyyyhs/-......--:////:--:yNNy:-........... items: exact-medium .-..-/++ss::ymNmhmNNmNNd+--.....----------+mNNh:/:-........ .-.:+shhyo.`-ssy/md+./hN+:/-..-:/++ooo++o/+sdNd.-//-------. .-----/+//:/sdd/-o- `/+/o+::/++//::--./s/.-:-```.--...... .-------://ohy+.` `.:++:......```````````` ``..... .-------------.` `..``````````` ```....... .-------------.` ````` ``....---------. .---------------..` ```....---------------. .------------------..` ```....----------------------. _______________ Bowser [Character Bio] Weight class: Heavy --------------- Mario�s arch-enemy is superb at using his drifting skills to race .................:+s//-..-...............` through curves. `.:- `.syhyyo::o- :::::..-/sos::--+ssyhhs:sdmh::-`.//::::::` _______ yyyy+---:/+yhs+ssyhydmhmhoyysoo+syyyyyyyy- [Karts] hhsm+-:/+yhhs+/oso++::/ody//+syyyhhhhhhhh: ------- ///mNhyhddh:..-`-/ossyyhhmmdhdmy+/++o+///. +h+mMMmsyoss+oyhdmdoydNmdNmNy+::::o: Tyrant Hurricane ://shddosdym++osdyyshdhyhddNo----:so -//+ohyooNMN/:-:+oyyyyyhhNMd:::::+h/ speed: high speed: full :++osyhdNmNs::osssyyyhhhddmysdmdsh` accel.: low accel.: exact-low .:/::::ooo+-.-::/osyhhhhhhsosydym` weight: full weight: high :-. `:::--//:-:+oo++syhs/::---:/o+` handling: low handling: low :+h++ /yms+/--/sdddhyys+-.+s/:-:/:/` drift: med.-high drift: med.-high -ymN- ./ohmd-.ydddhhhy:-.-o/::-/s/s. items: full items: med.-high `yNNy:/oymNN+:dddddddhs:::::--:syy+` .sddh/+s+ohNMmsmNNMMMMNmh:::--:/shddo syhdh+ohsshmNNNNNNNMMMMMNsoo+/+yhmm+. Standard BW smdNh:syy/ydmNmmmmNMMmmhNdssyyyyhh+` .oh+:-+ssysmNNmmmmNMNdmsNhooso+:/:` speed: high `````..` `-so/sNNNNMMNNmmh::/+:.-..````` accel.: low-med. ````````````````odmNMMMMNh.`````````````` weight: high ``````````````````-:+sso:```````````````` handling: low /////////////:...........................` drift: med.-high items: med.-high _______________ Wario [Character Bio] Weight class: Heavy --------------- As his name implies, he's the antihero to Mario�s heroism. Other than ````` acceleration, he has no foil. ``.-+ooo. `.-:::+oyy. ```````````` Brute Dragonfly ````````````-+ooshdyhmo```````````````` ```````````-yd/o/:+o::o-``````````````` speed: high speed: high :sssssssso--:sh/oshhhhydm+++- -.``:osso accel.: med. accel.: med. /hhhhhhhhhyo+/ooh++:///os+odo` `-+shhy weight: med.-high weight: high :yyyyyyyyyys++:-----`-+sshmd:-+:-+osyyys handling: med. handling: med. `````````.--://-/sysso+syd+-.``.``````` drift: med. drift: med. ````````-:osyo--+o-.yhhhhdmd-`````````: items: low-med. items: full `````` `.+dyy+os++oyyyhhdmmNs`````````y ``.``-.-.os./yoooosyyhddmNNNy/.```````y ```-````./sss/dhssyhhdmNNNNNmdm:.......y Standard WR `...:o+oo+oyd:ydhhdmNmdyh+:hmdh:-/-....o `...-hmmh/::sydhhmNNy-:hh-/dyyysyy:....s speed: high `...-ydNmdy+dmddNNNNy/dy::oyo/s+:-.....s accel.: med. `.-sddmmNNNmymNNNNMNNmNh:/++ooso+y+-...s weight: high `.smhohmmNMNo+so/oyssyyo+++oooooshs:-:-s handling: med. `.oh+-sdmNNo ``.-+syhddhyyyso/--:/:o drift: med. `.-sysymNNo -hdddmN+.-.``..:+-s items: exact-med. `...:oyys/.......````.dy:+dNs `-/.s `...................../sosdd/ `-.o `......................-://:............ ``````````````````````````````````````` _______________ Shy Guy [Character Bio] Weight class: Light --------------- Shy Guy stares out from behind his mask, his gaze revealing the hidden weaknesses of his opponents. Shy Guy appears only in DS .::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::- Download Play matches. :/+o++ooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy+ ::-.--/ooooshhdhhhhhhdhhhdhhdhhhdhhhhhhdhhhdhhdhhhdo ______ -//////////+ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo/ [Kart] .--------------------------------------------------. ------ +yyyyy:-----------------------------------::-------. ohhhhh:--------------------------------/syyyyys+/--. Standard SG ohhhhs--:/--------/:------------:o+/-//:...:oyhdy:-. /yssss--:+so-----.:oh------------oyyo.+ho `.`:hy---. speed:??? /o+/+s--+omh------osmooo+---------yy.-MMo-dNo-ho---. accel.:??? /sssss::/shm//sossymNhoyddhy+-----yy.`+/`yMd/od+---. weight:??? +yyhdmmmmNddyyNMNNNo+/:////:/:--/shhs/::-:++shdhy:-. handling:??? +yyhhmmmmhNsoomMMNo `./ssss:--ydhydddhhhhhdho+//--. drift:??? +yy+ydmd/`:s+::ohy` `-/+-/:/.omNmdhdyhdmdmy------. items:??? +yysdmy. `/o++-` `.--:-.../dNNshyyhhddmh:----. +yyyhd:` ohmdhd/`` `.--::///:ymNm+ssshdmdh:----. +hhhhh:-.``shs.`:+..`.:+ossso+/o/-/++:/o+-:::------. /sssso-----/:` ```..-:::::----:::::----::---------. .----------- ``--:::::-----------------------. .----------...`` .------------------------------. .------------------.-------------------------------. `.````.`.``.`.`.``.`.`.``.`.`.````.`.````.`.`.``.`.` _______________ Daisy [Character Bio] Weight class: Medium --------------- Daisy is the princess of `---:` Sarsaland, outside the -+osssys/::` Mushroom kingdom. She -ssshddddhyyy is ready to race with /yhdmmdy+omNmy perfect balance of -dsh:oo:`smNy. off road, acceleration, ..s+s-``.:yy. and top speed. -ddmhs.`-+ody`` _______ :NN+--.-s/-//---/ [Karts] ` +y+/s+:oo:+ys/oy ------- `+/ `/yo-//+o/++.:- -/oy: :.//:/sssyso+:-` Power Flower Light dancer .:-...`` ooms .y/o++++++oo/os/ `d:ydmdddhyysoso+++++osoo+++++/:--:+y/ speed: med. speed: med.-high `.:-..shhmmMNNNNNNNNNNmmmmy+++++/--.---:/oo accel.: med. accel.: med.-high `.----.//+sdmNNNNNNNNNNMNmdd:----.....---:/+y: weight: low-med. weight: med. `-...-:::.-/oyhddmNMNNNNNNddhhs/-...-....--:::/+ss Handling: low-med. handling: med. .+so/.-----:oyhhhhddmNNmhho-..-:--...--....--:::/+sh- drift: high drift: high `..ss///::::/oyhdddddddmmdo..``..-:--...-....---:::/+sh+ items: full items: low-med. -/``ohysoo+/+yhhddddddmNNNNhs:----:-....--....---:-:/+shs `-o++hddy:oyhddddh+/:dmmNNNNy/-:-....--.....---:--:/ohd `` `-:++-. +mNNdhdho:-.....-......---:--:/oyd` Standard DS ``` `dMmhyd/++--...-.......--::--:/+ydo ``:MNmd:+///////:-......--:---::+sdd/ speed: med.-high `````......./+:` :+:::://////::://+o+//++sydds` accel.: med.-high ``````` `://///:-::////++oo+/++osyddh: weight: med. `..-////:::///+++///+osh+ handling: med. .-::///+++/:///++/:` drift: high ``` items: exact-med. ____________ [Unlockable] ------------ To unlock, get gold trophies (1st Place) in grand prix mode on 50cc on all Retro cups. Dry Bones _______________ Weight class: Light [Character Bio] --------------- :yo:+ A lowly minion of Bowser, Dry Bones `//...-` -Nmhsm` is usually sent to slow down Mario, but not .`` .:`-/+sdyssmh+` /Nd/+o-.. this time. This skeletal Koopa is out for the gold trophy `++/:`. `-`ss..ddoommm+ .. :./o with the best off-roading in the mushroom kingdom. ``-/od/ ```-:.++yNy+oddh-` `. ````.:sm. _______ /yydy.`-o/-/+/://o++++ys/odh/yhy++yd+ [Karts] `oddhsosdmhhyhhhdhs/dNNs`mNdydmy/do. ``` ------- .yddNNNNNNdmNNNMM/-NMMmoshoyddNd+-:/+///.` -+syhmNNNMMNmdmmNmmd-oNMMNNy//mymy-```-+--s+:-.` Banisher Dry Bomber odmddhsymNMMMMms/:-.:sdMMMMMmyoyh+.``````.-//+o+::.` -mddysydysmMMMMy-::+ohdmNmmmmmmdh/..````.`` `.:///+o+/` speed: low speed: exact-low :ds+-.oymyhMMMd-``..`..-::.-:://-:::--.--..````.-oydh/:o/. accel.: high-full accel.: full `hs:::ohNddMNy` `:/+sydmNmy-------:/+hmhso:.::...-` weight: med. weight: med. -hyssymmmNN/ hdddhhyyNN ```-/yddy/..--...-/o+` handling: high handling: full `+hdmmmmmy:` `` ` `mdy//ohhhm ` `...-:+o/. drift: med. drift: med. .:::. `sh/:-osmdd `-/oo- items: full items: low-med. `ohyshdmmh `+:. ./oss+-` Standard DB speed: low accel.: full ____________ weight: med. [Unlockable] handling: high-full ------------ drift: med. items: exact-med. To unlock, get gold trophies (1st Place) on every Nitro cup in 50cc _______________ Waluigi [Character Bio] Weight class: Medium --------------- Watch out! Waluigi's coming down the lane! .:/:-` This experienced cheater will easily take the `::/shdh/` cup with his strong balance of skills! +--.shdmNy` _______ yhddmmmNNNd- ` [Karts] syyy:/ohmmd+:/- ------- .shyoohddmy+/- `/+::/+syho+` Gold Mantis Zipper `:-/osyymNNhssyys` .:+-smmNMMMmdyhNs speed: high speed: exact-med. `` .. `yddmNMMh .NN+ accel.: med.-high accel.: ned. .yyo-` ymmdhdNM. `ymd. weight: med.-high weight: med.-high omNmmho-`.hNdhmNM/`++++- handling: med. handling: med `mNModmmNh+/hdmNMM.`-++:` drift: med. drift: med. /NNM-`+mNNdydNNMMy -o--` items: med.-high items: full dNMM: `soodNNNNMs://` -/oNNMM:` .. .oyhNMMMNm+ `:oydNNMMNy.` `-ysoyNMMMN: Standard WL `+hyyo+:+ymMN:-:-+mMNmddmNMMNyo/ .:/----dmNmdmMNmddmNNMNmmdhyhmNMMMs speed:high -yd:.-.`-smNNMNNMMMMNNNdyyh/+hhyhNNNdy accel.: med. `.-ddd/:-/sdNNNNNNNNNNdso` ````.:hmmNMMs- weight: med.-high :/`-dmdddddNNNNNNNNNNNN. ```.`````.sNMMMs handling: med. .oyo//osdNNNNNNNmmdmmmmy:````...``.hMMMd drift: med. `./ohNho:`yyhNNNN:```` omMMM- items: med.-high .::/-` :dNmdod ohmNMs `` dMmdh. `++ohm: ```+hy/` .ohsysh: ``......```` -///:` ____________ ` [Unlockable] ------------ To unlock, get gold trophies(1st Place) in every Retro cup on 100cc _______________ R.O.B [Character Bio] Weight class: Heavy --------------- .-:o+o. R.O.B may be a robot, but he doesn't need +yosydmo+. artificial speed to own the competition. +mddhhyoos/ With the ultimate top speed, you won't catch -oyyyyyso+ R.O.B lagging behind the crowd. .:+yhsosoy---. _______ `:+o/-` /syhmNNNNNmmmms:. [Karts] :syhddhyhhs.--://+yddmmd: ------- ```.:++o/++osys++++/:` ` `y/+yhyy.`.+` :+y: ROB-BLS ROB-LGS .:/+dsyym+s:oyy`` ydN: ./syhhmNNMNmoysyhyhmoomNmssyo` speed: full speed: high `:shdddmNNMMMMMmhhhhhhmsshdsoyNmy accel.: med. accel.: med. ``.ymmmmmNMMMMNmhyddmNh/+so/:/oydNhd` weight: high weight: high ```++syyyhhy+:.`` +dmdmo-::::::yNNhh handling: high handling: med. ``` ````.hmhhy:-..:syhmmh: drift: low drift: low `.----::/oshNdd- ``..` items: low-med. items: full ````` ./+sso. ____________ Standard RB [Unlockable] ------------ speed: high-full accel.: med. To unlock, finish every nitro cup with a gold trophy weight: high (1st Place) in 150cc Mirror Mode. handling: med.-high drift: low items: exact-med. +-------+ | Items | +-------+ Items are objects that can be used to gain places in a race. There are four types of items, hazards, which sit on the track, and cause anybody who drives over them to spon out, projectiles, which are thrown at opponents, boosts, which give the player a speed boost for a few seconds, and special items, which don't fit into any of the other categories. Items with an '!' in the description can be dragged behind the kart by pressing and holding "X" and "L", and deployed backwards by pressing "X" or"L" simultaneously with "down" on the D Pad. Simply press "X" to throw the item forward. +-------+ |Hazards| +-------+ __________________ ___ Bananna [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- oo: /o: Makes karts spin out when run over. .+/ :::. ______ /--:` [Uses] -+-::: ------ /y-o+:. `. +/-:--- ` - Can be used to stop someone from drafting on your exhaust. ++. `s+::--: `.:/. - Can be used to block narrow roads to make it hard to avoid. `+so/-..-/++/+///+++/++oo+/. - If someone tries to crash you from behind while you are holding ./oooo+/.`-++++o/-::-.`` a banana behind you, they will spin out. ``` `:/+++- - If held behind the kart, will negate the effects of one shell. ______________ [How to Avoid] -------------- -If you want to avoid a bananna, USE COMMON SENSE! DRIVE AROUND IT! __________________ ___ Triple bananas [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- `` `. // -/: :+ Press"L" or "X" to deploy behind you. Tap the button again to drop one. ./. .o/ -: ______ .--. //` .--` [Uses] .//:`.:-- `+::. ------ ` .+---/---.:/--. /:.```:////y:+/:+/:::````..` - Can be used to stop someone from drafting on your exhaust. :/++/.`.:+o-:---:+++:///:` - Can be used to block narrow roads to make it hard to avoid. :o-` :o:----`.--`.::. - If someone tries to crash you from behind while you are holding -ss+/:/++/++/+oooooo+:. a banana behind you, they will spin out. .:/:-` -////-`` - If held behind the kart, will negate the effects of one shell each. ______________ [How to Avoid] -------------- - Look at the screen, and drive around them. - Don't drive behind a person who has them. - Usually, computer players throw triple bananas at one-second-intervals, so if a computer player throws it once, get out of the way, because more are coming! - I haven't tested this yet, but I think that you can also jump over bananas. __________________ ___ Fake Item Box [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- ``````````` ``.---::::::::.` ` Looks just like an item box, but when you run into it, it knocks you over. .:-///:...`...````-+y` ______ -o+yhhy+:::+++:```ohy [Uses] -hysosso//://+:```syo ------ .hhs//+s+++---.``.sy: /+osso/-//:--.``.sy` - If placed near other item boxes, it will be hard to recognise, and easier to /+/o/:..-:+++- -ys run into. :/:.-:////++o:``:s- - If placed exactly on top of an item box, it will be even harder to avoid. `...-/+++:::.``/: - If held behind the kart, will negate the effects of one shell. ``.-..-```. ______________ .--. [How to Avoid] -------------- - First, LOOK AT YOUR TOUCH SCREEN, the real ones will appear multicolored, and the fakes will look red. - If you have good eyes, you don't have to look at the bottom screen. Real item boxes revolve, and have ?-s inside them, while fake item boxes don't revolve or have a ? in them. __________________ ___ Bob-omb [Item description] |!| ------------------ --- `- Explodes after a brief pause or when another kart comes near it. Any kart in the `: blast radius will be knocked over or spun around. --..-/. -oo ______ :yddhhdmdyyos [Uses] /mmyyooymmNNms` ------ `yNh-/oshmNNNNy- .NNd+hmmmNNNNN+` - To block a blue shell, hold a bob-omb behind you just as the blue shell approaches. yNNNNNNNNNMN+ - This is a really great item for getting people off your back (drafting) `+dNNMMMMNh: - Can be thrown at items to get rid of them `-/yNo+om: ______________ -//+o.`:o: [How to Avoid] +++s` -------------- `..` - When you see a bob-omb, drive as far away from it as possible to escape the blast radius, or brake to stop in front of it, OR star yourself so you become totally impervious and invincible. +-----------+ |Projectiles| +-----------+ __________________ ___ Green Shell [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- `.-/+++/:-` .+yhhhhhhhddds:` When thrown, this shell travels in a straight line and knocks over the first kart it hits. `ohhhyyhhhhhhhddmd/ ______ `yhhyyhhhyyhhhhhddNNs` [Uses] `:/:---:/+osyhhhdddmNNy ------ `/++++++/:-....-:/osyhdmm/` .hdhdNNNNy/+yysooooossyyyyy/ - Can be thrown at a player off-road (going slower), or when close to them. -oshNNNh:.+NMMMNdyhhdmmyoo. - Can negate the effects of one shell from behind. `/yys+++odmNmhooyhdNm` - Can stop someone from drafting on you. :dmddhysyso+oyhdmh- - Can be thrown at items to get rid of them. .odmmmdhhhhdddh/` - Can be used to ricochet off the walls of narrow roads to hit people. `-+syhhhyo/- - If held behind the kart, will negate the effects of one shell. ______________ [How to Avoid] -------------- - If you see one, avoid driving in its trajectories(these should be easy to mentally imagine). - Hold a dangle-able item behind your kart to negate the effects of one green shell. __________________ ___ Red shell [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- `.-/+++/:-` These automatically lock onto and chase after the next kart in front of you. When hit, .+yhhhhhhhddds:` The kart rolls over. `ohhhyyhhhhhhhddmd/ ______ `yhhyyhhhyyhhhhhddNNs` [Uses] `:/:---:/+osyhhhdddmNNy ------ `/++++++/:-....-:/osyhdmm/` .hdhdNNNNy/+yysooooossyyyyy/ - Can stop the effects of one shell. -oshNNNh:.+NMMMNdyhhdmmyoo. - Can get rid of one item. `/yys+++odmNmhooyhdNm` - Can stop someone from drafting on you. :dmddhysyso+oyhdmh- - If held behind the kart, will negate the effects of one shell. .odmmmdhhhhdddh/` ______________ `-+syhhhyo/- [How to Avoid] -------------- - These are pretty hard to avoid. If they go in front of you, they will stop, and wait for you to come near them, then, they will hit you. Sometimes, you can avoid their trajectories through driving. - You can also avoid them by going on a jump. - Dangle an item behind you to stop them. - Turn a sharp corner to break it against the wall. __________________ ___ Triple Green Shells [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- `-:::. Press "L" or "X" to deploy, then press the button again to launch a shell. :yyhhhhy- `..` Each one has the same effect as a single Green Shell `-++++oshmmosyyyys: ______ `ohd+sdhyhyooosyhdms [Uses] :yyyhyyhhhy:ooosyh/ ------ .:ydhhddmdodmyyd+. :yyyyyhhdmmyys: - When they are rotating around you, and you crash into someone, they might get hit by `/+++::/osydmo. a shell. For best results, have all three shells rotating around you. `ohNd/smdyyhho- - Might get rid of a shell that comes at you. For best results, have all three shells .sysyhyshd+ rotating around you. `/syyys+- - Throw backwards to stop someone from drafting on you. - When rotating around the kart, will negate the effects of one shell each, if lucky. ______________ [How to Avoid] -------------- - Do the same as the single green shell. - Don't ram into someone with these rotating around them. - Stay parallel or diagonal to someone with triple shells. __________________ ___ Triple Red Shells [Item Description] |!| ------------------ --- Press "L" or "X" to deploy, then press the button again to launch a shell. `-:::. Each one has the same effect as a single Red Shell. :yyhhhhy- `..` ______ `-++++oshmmosyyyys: [Uses] `ohd+sdhyhyooosyhdms ------ :yyyhyyhhhy:ooosyh/ .:ydhhddmdodmyyd+. - When they are rotating around you, and you crash int someone, they might get hit by :yyyyyhhdmmyys: a shell. For best results, have all three shells rotating around you. `/+++::/osydmo. - Might get rid of a shell that comes at you. For best results, have all three shells `ohNd/smdyyhho- rotating around you. .sysyhyshd+ - Throw backwards to stop someone from drafting on you. `/syyys+- - When rotating around the kart, will negate the effects of one shell each, if lucky. ______________ [How to Avoid] -------------- - Do the same as a red shell. - Don't ram into someone with these rotating around them. - Stay diagonally behind them, or slightly behind parallel if you want to go farther ahead. __________________ Blue Spiked Shell [Item Description] ------------------ This shell tracks and chases after the lead kart and blows up when it reaches its `-` target. Any kart in the blast radius will be knocked over or spun around. ``-/o ______ `.-:+o+. [Uses] /` `:` `..--/+oo: ------ //:-/sss/-``.---:+++s/` `+/.+hddy+:..-::/+ooo+` -???(other than the one in the description). :dhshdddo.---:://+ss. - There is only ONE blue shell at a time with someone, so if you don't want to get hit by a blue `:sooossyhyyo///+oo+. shell in first place, get a blue shell and advance to first place without using it. `oosso:-::///+++oos` ______________- Back up to second or third place if you see on the touch screen someone with a spiny shell. -odNd:+mNms+sym+.` [How to Avoid] .oyo+ss+/oyds -------------- `:oyyssss+- - Build a powerslide, and when the blue shell is about to hit you, let it go, and you will zoom out `.`` of the blast radius. - Jump just as the shell hits you to harness the energy of the blast to rocket into the direction you are facing. - Dangle a bob-omb behind you to block the blue shell. +------+ |Boosts| +------+ __________________ Mushroom [Item Description] ------------------ `..://+ooo+:` Provides a short speed boost. `.` `oyyyyo-` ______ .. .shhhho:::` [Uses] `o` `.-+yhhddddo//: ------ -yso+osyhddmmmmmmmdyo+ .hhddddddddddmmmmmNmms - Can be used for certain shortcuts (necessary for others) :ydys/---+ysoyhddmmd. - While you have a boost, if you crash into someone, you will jostle them around. `:-s:``.sdyosyhhs:` - Steal balloons in balloon battle mode. .:...-/++ossyy+ ______________ -:://++ossyssy: [How to Avoid] `:+ssyyyyyyso: -------------- ``.-----.` - (B)(L)(A)(N)(K) __________________ Triple Mushroom [Item Description] ------------------ `.`` `.` `.-:/ooo+. `/+++/::-. Each press of "L" or "X" uses up one Mushroom. `. /hhhy- `+yy- ./ ______ ./...-+yddhoo//..oyys/-.-/h [Uses] +yhhdmdhs++++++oshddddddh/ ------ `+/:+oy+.` `-ymNo+yy .:+-sy- `+mNyos: + Same as mushroom. `-yys:.```.-odNN:` ______________ -+yhhhyhdmmd+. [How to Avoid] --ss/+smmy -------------- `-:::/oyy- - (B)(L)(A)(N)(K) `.--.` __________________ Golden Mushroom [Item Description] ------------------ Allows you to use Mushroom boosts as many times as you want for a short ```.::.```.` period of time. ````..-:::::+/``` ______ ```````...----::.```` [Uses] ````.`` `.-:/:-.`` ------ ````.. .----./.`` ```.-.`` ```.---:----/`` + Same as mushroom. ````.---....----:::-+//``` - The time limit for using the golden mushroom starts only when you use your first turbo boost. ````------...----:-/oo-`` ______________ ```.--.:-``.:/.`--o/-``` [How to Avoid] ``````..``....`--:```` -------------- ```......--::-:+:`` - (B)(L)(A)(N)(K) ``-////++++//:` ``......` +-------+ |Special| +-------+ __________________ Bullet Bill [Item Description] ------------------ Briefly transforms the user into a Bullet Bill that soars through the air along the ``....--::////++:. track, knocking over karts along the way. `-/syhddddddmmmmddhhdh+` ______ .+yddhhhhyyhhhhhhhyyyyyyy+` [Uses] /hhhyyyyyyosssooo++++++yy++- ------ /hhyyyyyho``/yssssssssssyhyys `hhhhhho::.`-ohhhhhh/:/shhhhhy - Are you on a twisted track? use this! You turn into a bullet named Bill and run through yhhhhhhyyyyhhhhhhso:-`.+hhhh+ every one in your way who are in the middle of the track. .yhhhhhhhhhhhhhh/.``.-.:hhdo` ______________ `+hhhhhhhhhhhdhs. .osso- [How to Avoid] -/osyhhhyyso/.` -------------- - LOOK AT THE BOTTOM SCREEN. IF YOU SEE A BULLET BILL ZOOMING AT YOU, GET OFF THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD(of course, I hope that you are too far ahead to try to avoid this)!!! __________________ Blooper [Item Description] ------------------ Sprays ink on the all of the karts in front of you, obscuring those drivers� ` view of the track. ```` ______ `..-` ` [Uses] ..-:-` ``` ------ -::+::-----.`` `.` -++o+yyyhmmmhooo.`..` - Pretty much useless playing against your friends, but good against computer players. .+ssohsh-NNN/os+s`:/. ______________ .+:s+/oyyys//o:`` [How to Avoid] .o:-..``````````` -------------- `/s+/:-...```````` - For the first few seconds, keep looking at the top screen, as the blooper `.:oso+/::--....```--`` ink will not inhibit you too much, but after a few seconds, use the bottom screen `.--.+soo/:-:--.--....-.` to drive until the blooper ink is gone. .sooo/:/+:-/o-. - If you want to get rid of the ink FAST, use a mushroom to clear the ink off your screen. +s-oo/.s//-s: - All booster pads(flat) and some jump pads(ramp) clear off ink. Notice that I said SOME jump `+:-y+`so:-o` pads instead of ALL. A few jump pads will not help clear your ink AT ALL. ` /s oo` - WARNING: MINI-TURBOS(the ones that you get from powerslides) WILL NOT HELP GET RID OF - .` YOUR INK AT ALL, SO DON'T THINK THAT YOU CAN CLEAR THE INK WITH A MINI-TURBO. __________________ Boo [Item Description] ------------------ Unleashes Boo, who turns you invisible for a brief time, making you impervious ``.``..` to enemy attacks, and steals an opponent�s item for you. `.---......---. ______ `--.`` ``.-. [Uses] .:.` ``-- ------ `:.` `:. ` ``-: ``:.`/+. -oo.` ``.` - No slowing down on off-road. `:. -: `o/ ` ______________ -.` ` ` [How to Avoid] .../`-`-`-`-o `..`. -------------- -`:ohsyoh:oo `.:::- - Use up your item(s) FAST if you see an enemy with a boo. ..:hsoo++y- ``-::-` `-o///+o/ ``.-::.` `o//+o+...-..`` .://-` __________________ Lightning [Item Description] ------------------ ````````` `````````....``` Makes all opponents spin out, drop their items, and shrink for a brief period of time. ```````````...`````` ______ ``````````````.. ``````` [Uses] ```````.`` ````````````` ------ `.``..` ```..```````` `.`````....``````.....`````` - Run over an enemy when he is small to do more damage. `.````````.---.........````` - In Mario Kart, there is no such thing as a DAMAGE state wher= you `..````` ```.-.....-.`````` drive faster when big (think physics), your weight is decreased GREATLY when smaller. `.``` ` `` .-...-.`` ```` ______________ ``.``````` `----.```````` [How to Avoid] `.````` `.---.` `````` -------------- ``.`````---````````` - There is no way to avoid these. ````..-.```````` - Just don't do any jumps if you are struck by lightning(even the ones with turbo panels), and `````` wait by the jump to get big again, and then do the jump. __________________ Star [Item Description] ------------------ ```` ```.....--...``` Makes you invincible for a brief period of time. While invincible, you will knock ``...`````-++-```...`` over any kart you hit. `..````` `-////. ````..`` ______ `...```````-::///:. ```..` [Uses] `.:-----------::::::..`````..` ------ ...--.......-:o:::+o:::::::-..` `..``.--.....-os---sy/:::/:-...` - No slowing down off road. `..`` ``--....--.--::-:::-```..` - All obstacles {i.e. road traffic, and giant snowballs} will be blasted out of the way when invincible. `..`` `-....----:::-::` ```.` - Get item boxes {Wiggler Boss [Level 7]}. ..`` `......--:::::::` ``..` - You go faster too! `..`` ...------:::::::. ``..` - Also used just like a mushroom (certain short cuts). `..```-.--::-...-::///:``..` ______________ ``...-:::-.` ``.://+-..` [How to Avoid] `.-:-.```````````.-:.` -------------- ```.....`......``` - LOOK AT THE BOTTOM SCREEN! IF A PLAYER IS COMING AT YOU WITH A STAR REVOLVING AROUND THEIR ICON, `````````` THEY ARE INVINCIBLE, SO GET AWAY FAST(of course, I hope that you are too far ahead to try to avoid this)!!! +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |3- Main menu | |"Use rotating shells to ram people." | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Insert your Mario Kart DS Game Card into your Nintendo DS and turn the power ON. When the system start-up screen appears, touch the Touch Screen to proceed. On the DS system screen, touch the Mario Kart DS panel to display the title screen. If you have set your Nintendo DS system settings to Auto Mode, the menu screen will not appear. For more information, refer to your Nintendo DS hardware instruction booklet. The first time you play Mario Kart DS, you will be asked to enter a nickname after you choose a mode. You can enter any name you like, and you can even create your own unique emblem. You can change your nickname and emblem in the Options menu. The nickname you use will be seen by others when playing multiplayer games using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. After you set all that stuff, you will see the main menu. It looks like this. ---------------------- | ________________| | | Single Player | | \_______________| | ________________| | | Multiplayer | | \_______________| | ________________| | | Nintendo WFC | | \_______________| | _________ _________ | | |Records| |Options| | | --------- --------- | ----------------------- +-------------+ +-----------+ +------------+ |Single Player| |Multiplayer| |Nintendo WFC| +-------------+ +-----------+ +------------+ The single player mode If you've got a friend For the first time ever is just here. You can over with mario kart, or on mario kart, you can play by yourself, race, with just a DS, you can play go online and race up to or battle. if you're all Multiplayer mode with them, three other people on certain alone, this is the using the DS wireless connection, tracks. Unfortunately, you Place to go. or DS download play. can't do battle mode on wi-fi. +-------+ +-------+ |Records| |Options| +-------+ +-------+ This is where you view your records configure your on grand prix, emblem, name, and time trials, and other settings. other modes. +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |4- Grand Prix | |"Use triple bananas to swing around and trip someone." | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Grand prix mode is the first option of single player mode. There are eight different cups, with each cup featuring four different tracks. The cups are a competition for points across all four tracks among eight racers. To begin a grand prix match with computer players, follow the below steps. ________________________ / | There are four engine classes: 50cc, | Select an Engine Class / 100cc, 150cc, and 150cc Mirror. ------------------------- | | \ / \ / \/ ________________________ /Choose your Driver | Choose one of 8-12 characters |_______________________/ \ / \ / \/ ________________________ /Choose a Kart | You can pick one of 2, 3, 7 |________________________/ or 36 karts as time passes. \ / \ / \/ ________________________ /Choose a Cup | First choose either Nitro Grand Prix or |_______________________/ Retro Grand Prix. Then choose a cup to enter. \ / \ / \/ /~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| |Start the race! / ======================== (Replica of Nintendo DS lite) +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | ________________________________ | | [] | +----------------------------+ | [] | | Current Position | | ___ | | | | \ | | | |____Item LAP 1/3 | | | | \________ | | |___| \___________ | | \| | | | \ | | \ | Character | | Current Lap | | |\| _/ | | | | | \ / | | | | . . . | |\ ___/___ | | . . . | | . . . | | \ | Mario | | | . . . | | | | 1st |_______| | | | | | |____________________________| | | | |________________________________| | |________ [] ________________________________ [] __________| | | | _ ___________ __________ __ _| | _ _ | |_______|___________|_|___________||MIC_______|__|_|___________|__|_||_||| |+----------------------------------------------------------------------+| | __________________________________ | | | +----------------------------+ | | | | | ___ \\ Time: 0:00:000 | | | | | ||_1_| \\ \\ \ | | | | _ | ||_2_| \\ O \\ \ | | _ | | | | | /|_3_| \\ O \\ \ | | /X\ | | __| |__ |/||_4_| \\ \\ \__| | _ \_/ _ | | |__ __| / ||_5_| || O || \ | /Y\ /A\| | | | /| ||_6_| || O || |\| \_/ _ \_/| | |_| / | ||_7_| || || | \ /B\ | | / | ||_8_| || O || | |\ \_/ | | / | |___________||_____||________| |Total o START | | / |________________________________|Time o SELECT | | / | | Positions | +________________________________________________________________________+ When you race, the screen should look like the above picture. An item holder is in the top left corner of the top screen, your current lap, is on the top right of the top screen, at the bottom left of the top screen is your place, and at the bottom middle of your top screen is your character. At the right side of the touch screen is a guide of who is in what place, and the items each player has. The green one is you, and the blue ones are your enemies. at the top right of the touch screen, is your time, and taking up most of your touch screen is a map, which you can change from a detailed zoom in, to an overview. When you finish a course, you will get a certain amount of points for the place you are in. |Place | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | |________|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___| | | | | | | | | | | |Points |10 | 8 | 6 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | the amount of points you get each race are added up, and the one with the most points in the end is the one who gets first place. Along with that, you get a ranking from *** to E. They are as follows. _____________________________ | *** ** * A B C D E | |___________________________| |Best<--------------> Worst | |___________________________| This doesn't really help you, but gives you a measurement for improvement. If the lowest score you get on grand prix is *, you will see a star beside your name on wi-fi. If the lowest is **, you will see ** beside your name on wi-fi. The same goes with ***. +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |5- Time Trials | |"Use rotating shells to ram people." | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Time trials is a mode more like real racing. Instead of racing against others, you race against the clock. you don't get any items, but you do start out with 1, 2, or 3 mushrooms depending on your kart. You can use all characters and karts that you have unlocked. to begin a time trial race, select a character, then a kart, then a course, then an option of your own ghost, a downloaded ghost (if you have one) a staff ghost (if you have one), or no ghost. Each time you beat your fastest ghost, your new time becomes the ghost (if you were wondering what a ghost is, it's a transparent copy of a person doing the circuit). To unlock a staff ghost, you must come within ten seconds of its time. If you were wondering what you will get for beating the staff ghost, you won't get anything. Staff ghosts are just fun challenges to boast about. here are the staff ghost times:- Nitro Grand Prix ========================================================================================================== Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup ========================================================================================================== Figure 8 Circuit Desert Hills DK Pass Wario Stadium Time: 1:36.481 Time: 1:31.262 Time: 2:14.607 Time: 2:14.868 Racer: Mario Racer: R.O.B Racer: Donkey Kong Racer: Wario Kart: Standard MR Kart: ROB-LGS Kart: Wildlife Kart: Brute Yoshi Falls Delfino Square Tick Tock Clock Peach Gardens Time: 0:57.677 Time: 1:53.921 Time: 1:54.903 Time: 1:52.989 Racer: Yoshi Racer: Peach Racer: Daisy Racer: Peach Kart: Egg 1 Kart: Royale Kart: Light Dancer Kart: Royale Cheep Cheep Beach Waluigi Pinball Mario Circuit Bowser Castle Time: 1:43.654 Time: 2:23.288 Time: 1:56.533 Time: 2:19.661 Racer: Donkey Kong Racer: Waluigi Racer: Mario Racer: Bowser Kart: Standard DK Kart: Gold Mantis Kart: Standard MR Kart: Hurricane Luigi's Mansion Shroom Ridge Airship Fortress Rainbow Road Time: 1:59.357 Time: 2:05.123 Time:2:07.748 Time: 2:16.246 Racer: Luigi Racer: Toad Racer: Bowser Racer: R.O.B Kart: Streamliner Kart: Mushmellow Kart: Hurricane Kart: ROB-BLS =========================================================================================================== Retro Grand Prix =========================================================================================================== Shell Cup Bananna Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup =========================================================================================================== Mario Circuit 1 SNES Donut Plains SNES Koopa Beach 2 SNES Choco Island 2 Time: 0:50.688 Time: 1:08.027 Time: 0:54.847 Time: 1:01.620 Racer: Mario Racer: Dry Bones Racer: Yoshi Racer: Waluigi Kart: Standard MR Kart: Dry Bomber Kart: Egg 1 Kart: Zipper N64 Moo Moo Farm N64 Frappe Snowland N64 Choco Mountain N64 Banshee Boardwalk Time: 1:17.751 Time: 2:08.781 Time: 2:15.571 Time: 2:14.403 Racer: Donkey Kong Racer: Wario Racer: Wario Racer: Dry Bones Kart: Wildlife Kart: Brute Kart: Dragonfly Kart: Dry Bomber GBA Peach Circuit GBA Bowser Castle 2 GBA Luigi Circuit GBA Sky Garden Time: 1:12.011 Time: 1:52.258 Time: 1:46.581 Time: 1:44.400 Racer: Peach Racer: Bowser Racer: Luigi Racer: Daisy Kart: Royale Kart: Standard BW Kart: Poltergust 4000 Kart: Power Flower GCN Luigi Circuit GCN Baby Park GCN Mushroom Bridge GCN Yoshi Circuit Time: 1:29.759 Time: 0:50.920 Time: 1:30.600 Time: 1:48.793 Racer: Luigi Racer: Toad Racer: Toad Racer: Yoshi Kart: Poltergust 4000 Kart: Mushmellow Kart: Mushmellow Kart: Standard YS To send or receive a ghost from your friend, you must do the following. To send ghost data, first touch send ghost data in the time trials option in single player. After choosing the data, choose Yes on the confirmation screen to begin sending that data. Choose No to return to the ghost-selection screen. Then, your friend will start downloading. If the download works, choose End to return to time trials. To download a ghost from your friend, press receive ghost from the time trials option in single player. After choosing who you'll receive ghost data from, choose Yes to begin downloading. Choose No to choose someone else to download from. If you have enough save room, you will automatically save the ghost, but if you don't have enough space, you will have to delete a ghost to receive the ghost. You can save up to 32 of your own ghosts and up to 10 of your friends�. You can save only one set of ghost data per track. Your best record will be saved as your own ghost data. Your friend�s ghost data will overwrite your ghost data regardless of which one is better. +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |6- Versus | |"Use triple bananas to swing around and trip someone." | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ In versus mode, Versus mode is like grand prix mode, but you set the rules. you set the engine class, the difficulty of computer players, the track order, the number of wins, and whether or not to use teams. it's not that different from grand prix mode. +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |7- Road Map | |"Press 'A', 'B' and one of the directional buttons to turn on the spot" | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ This is the atlas of the mushroom kingdom, the heart of my FAQ, the road map. There are three parts to each cup map. The first is the description, which describes the cup. The next part is the best overall characters and karts that I would use if I were racing on each track. There are six levels in this based on your progress. IA is the best original character and kart if you haven't unlocked anything. IB is the best character and kart, but the kart is the character's third kart. If you have progressed this far, you can choose to use IA or IB. IC is with an original character, but when you have unlocked all the karts. A,B,and C are the same in the II-s, but in them, there are only unlocked characters. If you are in between two levels of progress, go back one level. If you have unlocked all characters, but only have two karts, obviously you could choose from IA or IIA. In the II-s, you can choose from all the kart levels of developmentbehind you in I, or II, but it does not work vice-versa. The last part of the cup map is the tracks that are in it. This is just a list of all the tracks in the cup. The track map is a bit more detailed. It starts with the best character and kart for that individual course. Then, it moves on to a description of the track. Next, it goes through an in depth walkthrough of the track(It doesn't include shortcuts). Next is some track strategy for things to do and not to do. Last are the shortcuts for the track. To use one, just replace the part in my in depth walkthrough in which the shortcut is skipped with the shortcut. +============+ |Mushroom Cup| +============+ _____________ {Description} ------------- The First cup in the Nitro Grand Prix is really easy, and if you have a little practice, you will be snagging that gold trophy every time! _________________________ {Best Character and Kart} ------------------------- IA: Yoshi in the 'Egg 1' IIA: Dry Bones in the 'Banisher' IB: Mario in the 'Shooting Star' IIB: R.O.B in 'ROB-LGS' IC: Mario in the 'Egg 1' IIC: R.O.B in the 'Dry Bomber' ________ {Tracks} -------- 1. Figure 8 Circuit 2. Yoshi Falls 3. Cheep Cheep Beach 4. Luigi's Mansion __________________ |Figure 8 Circuit| ------------------ _________________________ [Best Character and Kart] ------------------------- IA: Mario Standard MR IIA: Dry Bones Standard DB IB: Yoshi Cucumber IIB: R.O.B in ROB-LGS IC: Mario Egg 1 IIC: Waluigi in dry bomber _____________ [Description] ------------- The easiest track in the Nitro Grand Prix, Figure 8 Circuit is a basic track with long straightaways and wide turns. The Best track for snaking in the Nitro Grand Prix. ______________________ [In Depth Walkthrough] ---------------------- Are you kidding me?!?! it's just a track that looks like an 8! visualize it in your head!(If you got brains) __________ [Strategy] ---------- Just drive! Try snaking if you can, but mainly, just corner snake a lot! [ I unlocked the staff ghost in this just by corner snaking:)] ___________ [Shortcuts] ----------- No Shortcuts _____________ |Yoshi Falls| ------------- [Best Character and Kart] IA: Yoshi Egg 1 IIA: R.O.B Standard RB IB: Bowser Hurricane IIB: R.O.B ROB-LGS IC: Mario Poltergust 4000 IIC: Dry Bones in ROB-BLS _____________ [Description] ------------- A simple track in the shape of a circle, yoshi falls has a lot of fun racing capacity, with two lanes, the inside of which has running waterfalls all over it. ______________________ [In Depth Walkthrough] ---------------------- Start out with a turbo boost and go immediately down to the waterfall. If you are light, start at the top. If you are a medium weight, start at the middle. If you are heavy, you can go as close to the inside as possible. As soon as you get through the first waterfall, go up to the bridge, and stay near the inside. Touch the edge of the first booster to zoom into the waterfall( in Grand Prix, Versus, and Wi-Fi mode, there are item boxes going down this waterfall(try to snag one as you cross it!). As soon as you cross it, touch the edge of the first booster you see and zoom into the inside strip. Go as close to the edge as you can until you reach the finish. __________ [Strategy] ---------- Drive straight in the waterfalls, because if you drift, you will fall off. Stay as close to the inside of the track as possible at all times. ___________ [Shortcuts] ----------- 1-Easy- you can cross the second waterfall(the one where I make you go on the bridge) by using a mushroom. This usually doesn't help, but you can do it if you want. ___________________ |Cheep Cheep Beach| ------------------- _________________________ [Best Character and Kart] ------------------------- IA: Donkey in the Kong Standard DK IIA: Dry Bones in the Banisher IB: Wario in the Dragonfly IIB: Dry bones in the Dry bomber IC: Bowser in the Zipper IIC: Waluigi in the Dry Bomber _____________ [Description] ------------- A simple track with easy turns, and high jumps makes Cheep Cheep Beach a great place for beginners. A few easy to avoid obstacles are scattered here and there, but overall, it is just too easy. ______________________ [In Depth Walkthrough] ---------------------- Start out with a turbo boost onto the boardwalk. Jump at the top of the entrance ramp to fly a bit. Powerslide around the 90 degree turn, and jump at the top of the boost ramp. Corner snake around the rock, and start at the bottom left of the next boost ramp, and fly out of the top right to cut the corner of a receding tide (only do this on the first lap, on the other laps, go straight). go through the "S" curve, fly off each wooden ramp, drive normally through the next few turns, and you reach the finish line! __________ [Strategy] ---------- Drop hazards on the jumps for maximum damage, and watch out for the obstacles scattered on turns as they are easier to hit. ___________ [Shortcuts] ----------- 1-Easy- Instead of going through the "S" curve, use a mushroom to cut across the water, and skip the first wooden ramp. _________________ [Luigi's Mansion] ----------------- _________________________ [Best Character and Kart] ------------------------- IA: Mario B Dasher IIA: R.O.B. ROB-BLS IB: Luigi Streamliner IIB: Waluigi Zipper IC: Wario B Dasher IIC: Bowser ROB-LGS _____________ [Description] ------------- The last course in the mushroom cup, Luigi's Mansion can be slightly harder than the other courses. With sharp turns, a swamp full of muck, and moving, rock-hard trees, Luigi's Mansion takes a little bit of practice before you snag that first place. ______________________ [In Depth Walkthrough] ---------------------- Start with a turbo boost. Drift the first turn without powersliding, and powerslide the second turn. Jump at the top of the stairs to fly a little. Jump at the first slope to fly down it, and powerslide carefully around the turn. Don't jump at the next slope, because you WILL hit the wall. Powerslide down the next turn, and dodge the middle obstacle. You should be outside now. Carefully drift the first turn, and powerslide the next two. Once you enter the swamp, build a powerslide. Your mini turbos won't work unless you are on normal land, so hold the powerslide until you reach an island. Then release the mini turbo. In the swamp, try to stay on the inside of the track. Once you reach regular land, powerslide around the turn, and cross the finish line. __________ [Strategy] ---------- DO NOT HIT WALLS OR TREES. YOU WILL BE SLOWED DOWN TO A SNAIL'S PACE IF YOU DO. ___________ [Shortcuts] ----------- 1-Medium- Just as you leave the passage that leads out of the mansion, use a mushroom to cut the first corner to shave off some time. +----------+ |Flower Cup| +----------+