Diddy Kong Racing DS
Diddy Kong Racing DS (NA)
Developer(s) Rare, Ltd.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS platform icon
Classification(s) Wifi-icon
Genre(s) Racing

03ESRB - E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Diddy Kong Racing DS is a remake of Diddy Kong Racing, released on the Nintendo DS in 2007 and included Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The gameplay is similar to the one in its predecessor with newly addded touch screen abilities.


Differences from original

  • Eight players can play all at once on one Game Pak in multiplayer mode.
  • Multi-Card and Online Play are added as new features.
  • Tracks can now be created and the player can race with T.T.
  • Conker and Banjo are removed from the game, due to Rare joining Microsoft and were replaced by Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong.
  • Taj and Wizpig are now unlockable playable characters.
  • Each vehicle has a turbo effect that corresponds to an action on the touchscreen. The kart has a tire spin using the stylus, the hovercraft has a propeller spin by blowing into the mic, and the plane has a propeller spin also by blowing into the mic.
  • A new "arcade" mode replaces the "tracks" mode on the original game.
  • There is a cutscene at the start of adventure mode
  • Diddy does not say "Diddy Kong Racing! Press start." on the title screen.
  • The game now has new sound effects that were not featured in the original.