Mario Kart DS/Nintendo WFC
|This Wikibook discusses an inactive multiplayer game. It is preserved as a historic reference|
Mario Kart DS was the first on-line Nintendo DS game. Though the official service is now discontinued, this section of the guide remains relevant for those using 3rd party servers, as well as a historical document.
In on-line mode you can race against up to four people from around the world.
There is a choice of four modes
- Regional: Race against people from your region
- Worldwide: Race against people from around the world
- Friends: Race against people on your friends list
- Rivals: Race against people with a similar ability as yourself
Once you select a mode the game will start searching for 3 other people to race against. If 3 people can not be found you may race against fewer people.
The game takes place over four races. The player with the most points after the fourth race wins, but all characters can get wins and losses. You get one win for everybody you got more points than, but you also get one loss for everybody who gets more points that you. This makes it possible to get wins and losses at the same time. At this time players may choose to continue racing or quit. If two or more players choose to continue, a new game will begin with those players.
Every player gets to select a course. The course selected by the most players is the course used. If there is a tie, the course used is chosen at random.
Several of the more complex and/or obstacle-ridden courses were disabled for online play due to possible latency issues. The courses available in on-line mode shown in these tables:
|Nitro Grand Prix|
|#||Mushroom Cup||WFC||Flower Cup||WFC||Star Cup||WFC||Special Cup||WFC|
|1||Figure-8 Circuit||Yes||Desert Hills||Yes||DK Pass||Yes||Wario Stadium||Yes|
|2||Yoshi Falls||Yes||Delfino Square||Yes||Tick-Tock Clock||No||Peach Gardens||No|
|3||Cheep Cheep Beach||Yes||Waluigi Pinball||No||Mario Circuit||Yes||Bowser Castle||No|
|4||Luigi's Mansion||Yes||Shroom Ridge||No||Airship Fortress||No||Rainbow Road||Yes|
|Retro Grand Prix|
|#||Origin||Shell Cup||WFC||Banana Cup||WFC||Leaf Cup||WFC||Lightning Cup||WFC|
|1||SNES||Mario Circuit 1||Yes||Donut Plains 1||No||Koopa Beach 2||No||Choco Island 2||Yes|
|2||N64||Moo Moo Farm||Yes||Frappe Snowland||Yes||Choco Mountain||Yes||Banshee Boardwalk||No|
|3||GBA||Peach Circuit||Yes||Bowser Castle 2||No||Luigi Circuit||No||Sky Garden||Yes|
|4||GCN||Luigi Circuit||Yes||Baby Park||Yes||Mushroom Bridge||No||Yoshi Circuit||Yes|