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More on Mario Kart !

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by stewarthollyhead, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. stewarthollyhead

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    More details on MARIO KART FROM IGN

    Nintendo has unleashed the first pics and details on the long-awaited Mario Kart Double Dash. That's right, the first GameCube entry in the Mario Kart series finally has a name.
    The biggest change from previous entries, aside from the improved graphics shown in the screenshots, would have to be the ability for two characters to ride a cart together. The character in the rear is responsible for using items while the mascot in front drives. Screenshots seem to hint that those using the items have added control over where they shoot the items, although this hasn't been confirmed yet. You can switch off between the driving and item roles at will in a race.

    Switching off will probably be essential to the game, as characters will each have their own set of specific items that other characters cannot use. Characters can make use of 6 general items along with eight player specific items.

    In all, there are sixteen characters confirmed for the game. Here's the list of characters that we know of so far:


    Mario
    Luigi
    Peach
    Baby Mario
    Baby Luigi
    Yoshi
    Donkey Kong
    Diddy Kong
    Koopa
    Koopa Jr.
    Koopa Troopa
    Paratroopa
    Daisy
    Birdo
    Walugi
    Wario

    We see lots of names missing from that list that will probably make it in as secret characters. Characters can be paired up however you see fit.

    Multiplayer play will, of course, feature heavily in the game. A four player split screen will be on offer, but Nintendo will also be including LAN play for up to 8 players. Further details on this latter mode will be unveiled at this May's E3 show.

    Check out the first shots of the game in the media section of IGN CUBE www.ign.com.
     
  2. Sinzer

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    Why do they bother with LAN play for consoles? It is so much hassle.
     
  3. James45

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    can you get multi-taps for the gamecube, surely if it supported 2 or more then that would be the simplest way.
     
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    I don't think you can get multitaps for the cube, but even if you could, on most TVs, having 8 players on one screen would be a nightmare (not to mention the MASSIVE processing power you'd need).
     
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    You are joking right? I'd like to see the average Joe set up a PC LAN. Console LANS are plug in and play and don't involve your mates having to drag monitors and pcs round to your house. A PC fanboy 'yawn' comment methinks.
     
  6. Sinzer

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    Far easier to drag my 17" monitor around than my 32" widescreen TV :p

    Plus there is the magical world of the INTERNET a decent broadband connection and a decent server and you don't need a LAN.

    I have only once mustered up the energy to get a PS1 link up going and me and all my mates agreed it was a waste of time trying to get the TVs setup, we went and played in the sunshine instead.
     

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