Diddy Kong Racing DS

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Diddy Kong Racing DS
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Even if Rare made great games in the past, this remake however is just really flawed.
Protagonist: Diddy Kong
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Release Date: NA: February 5, 2007
AU: April 19, 2007
EU: April 20, 2007
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: Donkey Kong


Diddy Kong Racing DS is a Nintendo DS remake of the original Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64. It was released on February 5, 2007 in North America, April 19, 2007 in Australia, and April 20, 2007 in Europe.

Plot

An evil pig named Wizpig takes over a young tiger's parents' island, so Diddy and his friends compete in races to challenge and defeat him.

Bad Qualities

  1. Unlike the original Nintendo 64 version which had Banjo and Conker, due to the Micorsoft buyout, the DS remake doesn't have either the bear or the squirrel, and they are instead replaced by Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong.
    • Speaking of Tiny, she has been badly flanderized from Donkey Kong 64. She went from a small and cute little girl who was fittingly Dixie's little sister, and was also tough natured, into an older, sexually designed teenager, who is still Dixie's younger sister.
    • Despite Banjo and Conker's removal, Tiptup was featured in Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, so why was he kept for the remake?
  2. Bad voice acting.
  3. The soundtrack in the DS remake is weaker and less energenic than the Nintendo 64 version.
  4. The controls are terrible. It's hard to use the Touch Screen.
  5. Very slow gameplay.
  6. Unlike the original, the DS version has a very long intro sequence.
  7. The intro in the remake is also lazy. The original depicted the racers riding in their vehicles having fun, but the remake displays Diddy, Tiptup, and Bumper slowly riding on the top screen in their airplanes, which nothing else happening.

Good Qualities

  1. The remake at least has an opening to explain the game's story.
  2. The remake has an unique mini-game involving the player popping balloons.
  3. The remake had WFC, allowing people to play online (which unfortunately got discontinued in 2014).
  4. You can play as Taj and Wizpig in the remake.

Videos

Comments


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Master Chief

2 months ago
Score 2
Is there a rom hack that lets you play as Banjo and Conker?
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score -1
no
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DarkMatterMan4500

2 months ago
Score 0
I might get this game at some point of time. I mean, who the hell even cares if it's different from the Nintendo 64 counterpart?
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Bean64

2 months ago
Score 0
I have this game on a ds flash cart. Yea i agree the game is a bit slow
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Voxelvillager

2 months ago
Score 1
Who knew that a monkey wearing a crop top and yoga pants could have a huge impact on people.
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DarkMatterMan4500

2 months ago
Score 0
Rare really made a huge impact to boost Nintendo sales with lesser known franchises like Donkey Kong at the time.
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Dogleader

one month ago
Score 0
I bet that even if Tiny used her small design, nothing would be different about her, except she's cuter. What was the point about the redesign in the first place?
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PlantyB0i

2 months ago
Score 0
I really didn't think the voice acting on a few characters are that bad like Dixie's, Krunch's, Pipsy's, and Tiptup's which fits them pretty decent. But I do agree that some sound unfitting like Drumstick's and Tiny's or bored to death like Diddy's
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LucianoTheWindowsFan

2 months ago
Score 0

"Unlike the original, the DS version has a very long intro sequence."

OMG! That makes the game bigger in filesize!
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PlayStationForever

2 months ago
Score 0

R.I.P Conker and Banjo

1997-2008
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PlantyB0i

2 months ago
Score 1
At least Banjo joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 0
Then it's only R.I.P. Conker 1997-2016

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