Mario Kart Double Dash Shots

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I noticed over at EA that Gamefront.de has some nice new shots of Mario Kart Double Dash for the Nintendo Gamecube. It would appear that each Kart holds not one but two characters who I assume you can swap on the fly. It's certainly an interesting twist on the genre.

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Mario Kart makes me very happy, I can't begin to count the hours spent on the previous two versions. Well over 100 I'm sure and at least 20 of them were spent trying to jump over the wall on that one dirt track in the N64 version.

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The game will feature LAN play. w00t!

To quote Wario: "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!"

I was never into the Mario Kart 'scene' so I am surprised at all the hype they get. I guess hype is what comes with a new Mario game, or well any new Gamecube game since they are so rare

"I was never into the Mario Kart 'scene' so I am surprised at all the hype they get. I guess hype is what comes with a new Mario game, or well any new Gamecube game since they are so rare :)"

 

I know you're joking but the GC does not have a lack of games.

" I guess hype is what comes with a new Mario game, or well any new Gamecube game since they are so rare :)"

What, a troll? Sheesh.

Only one who has not played Snes Mario Kart can speak such nonsense. I'd have to say the N64 version wasn't as good tho. But this game looks great. The GC is looking prettier and prettier.

I love the original Mario Kart. In fact, I still play it occiasionally with a friend (Ghost Valley 1 match race or Battle mode). It's a truly timeless game. However, I never really got into MK 64. Looking forward to MK DD nonetheless, I hope they include tons of multiplayer modes (team vs team and whatnot.)

The reason that Mario Kart is getting so much hype, from my perspective, is that the multiplayer has historically been so much fun, especially battle mode. I  have 2 roommates, and we have played battle mode on the N64 version countless times. Considering there are only 4 maps and 8 drivers, I think that is pretty amazing. Pity the fool who dares enough to pick up the 4th controller and try to play against us.

This is the game I've been waiting to see on the cube and I think it should help out in the sales dept. as it is a game that appeals to a wide variety of gamers. Oh ya, LAN = cool, but why no internet support? 

I think Nintendo is just testing the water, so to speak, with their Lan support. I hope they start gearing up to go online with some of their titles.

Anyway, my wife and I are really looking forward to this game and Mario Golf.

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