IGN
http://ds.ign.com/articles/666/666125p1.html

After experiencing Mario Kart DS, it's hard to imagine how Nintendo's going to improve on what they've done for this stunning portable rendition. There's so much gameplay and depth in this design, moreso than the series has ever had in the past. It's an amazingly addictive racer both in single and multiplayer modes, and even with the limitations of the online functions, it's impossible to avoid becoming addicted to the long distance Mario Kart match-ups. The only way to finish this review is just to say it: this is the greatest Mario Kart game ever developed, and is without a doubt the best DS game of 2005.

9.5(incredible)

1up.com
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3145630&did=1

Everything about MKDS comes together into a surprisingly compelling package, a portable racing game on par with anything ever to appear on a console. Even for a skeptic like me. Like the victor of a tough kart race, MKDS has come from behind against steep odds to snatch the gold from the clutches of cynicism.

9.0(outstanding)



looks like Nintendo's made a great Mario Kart game for the Holidays I can't wait to get it on the 14th

too bad about some of the online features though, we'll still have to figure a way to do a Micechat tournament