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Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart DS?

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Initial post: Nov 17, 2008 1:59:30 PM PST
ZenWoman says:
I need to buy a gift for my kid who has both Wii and DS. I wanted to buy Mario Kart. Which one is more fun to play? Wii version or the DS version?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2008 2:33:04 PM PST
i prefer the wii version. alot more fun with the realistic stearing

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2009 5:16:53 PM PST
Vee says:
Mario Kart DS. Better, clearer graphics.

Posted on Jun 9, 2009 2:46:29 PM PDT
Rev Otter says:
i own both and i highly prefer the Wii version, but i'm not a kid

it's the analog control that does it for me. the DS is digital steering, and simply is not nearly as precise. also, MKW allows like four control methods -- just Wiimote (with or without plastic wheel), Wiimote+nunchuck (best IMO), Wii Classic controller, or GameCube controller

full disclosure: i won my DSi & MKDS in a MKW tournament, so perhaps i'm biased due to that =)

/old guy in Alaska

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 7:23:03 AM PDT
I think probably Mario Kart DS because despite that Mario Kart Wii is a pretty good game, the 150cc mode is punishingly difficult due to the rubber-band A.I. and the power-up system being more unbalanced. When you are in first place, the power-ups you get are pathetic, while the opponents behind you are treated to a luxury of stronger power-ups that mostly focus on slowing you down! Not all the other Mario Kart titles are like that.

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 10:24:28 AM PDT
You should also check out MySims Racing, also on Wii and DS. Great games, and they have a clever story mode, along with kart customization.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 3:27:40 PM PDT
swimmer1929 says:
I have owned both Mario kart wii and ds and i think ds would win

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 12:10:08 PM PDT
saskamazon says:
I have both, & it would be hard to say which is better ...they have different tracks & features. control is tighter on the Wii, but some of the tracks on the DS are better ... I had it for the Wii first, & liked it so much I wanted a portable version as well... glad I have both.

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 4:33:36 PM PDT
Slick says:
wii-by far
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