Excerpt: Diddy, Tiny, Pispy, Dixie et tous les autres personnages emblématiques de l'univers du fils de Kong reprennent du service sur leur karts et autres véhicules. Les courses s'annoncent toutes aussi acharnées qu'il y a dix ans et tous oublieront les liens amicaux qui unissent le clan. Quel que soit le personnage que vous choisirez pour vivre cette aventure, tous vos adversaires chercheront à vous mettre des bâtons dans les roues.
Excerpt: I missed Diddy Kong Racing on the Nintendo 64 (N64) back in the day. When I heard that Nintendo was releasing a Diddy Kong Racing game on the Nintendo DS, Family Friendly Gaming was the first on the list to receive a reviewable copy. Nintendo generally sends out a lot of press releases before one of their new titles comes out. In fact months in advance we getting press materials on Pokemon, and still getting press releases on Mario Kart DS.
Excerpt: Videogame developer Rare made the jump from Nintendo’s camp to Microsoft’s campus in 2002 and when this occurred many thought they saw the last of any Rare games on a Nintendo console. Well this is true with any Nintendo home console Rare has still released a few titles for the DS, and the most recent title in this category is Diddy Kong Racing DS.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Diddy Kong Racing was a poor man's Mario Kart when it was originally released, and nothing has changed since. Some very bad touch elements don't add anything worthwhile to the experience. Buy this one only if you're a cartoon kart racer obsessive.
Excerpt: Diddy Kong Racing was one of my favorite video games ever created. As a kid, I had something of an obsession with kart racers–Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing were my forte, and as a result the Nintendo 64 was my console of choice. Imagine my excitement when Rare announced that, despite being owned by Microsoft, they could and would proceed to re-make Diddy Kong Racing in a DS format.
Excerpt: DS fans have been waiting patiently for another "smash hit" character racing game to arrive, so when Rare's Diddy Kong Racing was announced for the Nintendo DS, we thought it would be a great addition to our carefully built DS library. Oh, how wrong we were! At least, how wrong we were to believe that Diddy Kong DS could even begin to measure up to Mario Kart DS's trail of victory.