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[Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« on: January 30, 2006, 09:59:55 am »
As all you MK:DS fans might know. Later in the game it's possible to unlock all the karts for all the characters.

In the character/kart selection screen it nicely shows you the karts stats. Does the character choice have any influence at all on the kart statistics???

It sure looks like it doesn't but what do you guys think?


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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 10:48:24 am »
I don't think it does. I mean Bowser in that little mushroom is just as fast as toad in it.

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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 11:42:32 am »
It actually does have an effect on the kart.

Bwoser in the Dry Bomber will not drive the same as Dry Bones in the Dry Bomber.



By the way, Dry Bomber and Dry Bones are the best combo. Far better than Yoshi and far better than ROB providing you can use the high acceleration and super long mini boost to your advantage.

I don't snake by the way.

But if you do snake this combo is also the best.

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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2006, 11:48:49 am »
On what statistics does it have an effect PatMan33? Or is this just a hunch?

I like Yoshi + Egg better though... It's higher top speed doesn't make you look lik a moron on tracks where you don't have the added benefit of turbo's all the time.
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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2006, 01:14:11 pm »
No it is actually a fact. Each character has a specified weight...


Running off memory... I think Dry Bones had a weight modifier of .22 (The lowest) and therefore any kart that he is in takes in to account his .22 weight modifier and the kart will generally steer better.

Bowser had the highest but I don't remember his number, but generally a kart will steer worse but it will have added weight.


The statistics like boost duration and item availability are all determined by the kart and also kart speed is generally determined by the kart, the characters have some effect, but it is fairly small. Probably to keep the game fair.


There is a FAQ on it over at GameFAQs. It has all the info and is where I got all of mine, but I read it a while ago so I may be incorrect.


It is a good read though and can make you a better racer.
http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/mario_kart_ds_mech.txt

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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2006, 02:57:58 pm »
Thanks for the link PatMan... I'll read through it tommorrow!
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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 05:52:01 pm »
I find it's up to personal taste many years ago in mario kart games I used to love the small characters now I prefer the more middle weight ones. Right now my favorite Combination is Mario in Waluigi's Trike. Although I try to mix it up as well.

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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006, 11:00:28 pm »
I've found that my best combo (for me anyways) has been Dry Bones in the Streamliner (The blue kart with the racing stripe down it). Im really not the greatest at power drifting anyways, so sacrificing its low power drift for other attributes works great for me.

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Re: [Mario Kart: DS]Characters vs. Karts *Unlockable Spoiler*
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 11:19:03 pm »
I don't think there is a best it shows different people have different prefrances if you want to try snaking then clearly then best kart is something with good dift stats and light weight and all that. It also depends on the track some tracks seem better designed for different karts.