Game Support

Mario Kart DS

 

 

 

 

What are the online features of Mario Kart DS?
Mario Kart DS allows players to connect online with other players from around the world to race across dozens of race tracks, both new and classic.

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What is the difference between Friend, Rival, Regional and Worldwide play in Mario Kart DS?
Friends: Friends play is used when you wish to race against those players you have added to you Friends Roster. By selecting the Friend mode when playing online, other "non-friend" players are not able to join that person in online play.

Rivals: Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection is able to keep track of your stats and determine your skill level. By selecting to play against a rival, player's are matched up with others with similar skill levels.

Regional Play: When you select Regional Play, you are matched up against anyone else who is playing within your region (e.g., North America), regardless of skill level or "friend" status.

Worldwide: When selecting Worldwide, you are matched up against anyone else who is online, regardless of skill level or "friend" status.

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How do I play with a Friend online in Mario Kart DS?
To play against friends, you must first exchange Friend Codes. Please see the information in the section below for help on how to do this.

Once you have Friends Codes entered, select "Nintendo WFC," from the main menu, and then "Nintendo WFC Match." Tap "Yes" to connect to Nintendo WFC. Once connected, you will have the option to select the type of opponent you wish to race against:

Select the "Friends" option; the DS will search for other players from your Friend Roster who are waiting. Once connected, you will be able to choose your race tracks, and then the races begin!

Friends play is used when you wish to race against those players you have added to you Friends Roster. By selecting the Friend mode when playing online, other "non-friend" players are not able to join that person in online play.

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How do I get a Friend Code in Mario Kart DS?
In order to get a Friend Code, you must first connect to the Nintendo WFC service at least once with your Mario Kart DS game.

Once you have connected at least once, you can access your Friend Code as follows:

  1. From the main screen, select "Nintendo WFC,"
  2. Select "Friend Code."
  3. Choose "Confirm Friend Code" to view your own 12-digit Friend Code for that game. (The code will be displayed on the upper screen.)

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How do I add a Friend Code in Mario Kart DS?
From the main screen, select "Nintendo WFC," and then "Friend Code." Select "Register Friend Code," and then tap the numbers to enter your friend's 12-digit Friend Code.

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