Mario Kart DS

Game review by Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Fresh, fun go-karting with cartoonish mischief.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 5+

Victory!

Classic Kart racing with tons of slapstick comedy. This is in the big selection of kart games of consumerism.

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age 2+

Mario Kart is fun for everybody.

Great game. I've played Mario Kart ever since it's debut on the Super Nintendo (which I still have). If you're going to get your kid a DS for his/her birthday, include this great game with it.

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