Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

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Mario Kart: Double Dash
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
System Nintendo Gamecube
Release Date JP November 7, 2003
EU November 14, 2003
US November 17, 2003
AU November 19, 2003
Genre Racing
Gallery GH Gallery
Rating ESRB: E

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the fourth Mario Kart game, released for the Nintendo Gamecube. The game is known for its variation on the Mario Kart gameplay by having two racers in each kart.



This installment features karts which seat two characters instead of one. In this buddy system, the front character drives while the rear character uses items. Different karts are also selectable depending on character weight.

As with all Mario Kart games, it features three cups with an unlockable Special Cup, and four tracks in each cup. The Battle Mode also has several different variations. Aside from the classic version, there are also modes in which players compete for Shine Sprites or lob Bob-ombs at each other.

Due to two people per kart, the game features much more characters. There are sixteen characters initially, and more characters are unlockable as the cups are completed. Among the other unlockable content are Battle Mode tracks and karts. There are also items that can exclusively be used by certain characters.


Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Luigi Circuit Mushroom Bridge Sherbert Land Wario Coliseum
Peach Beach Mario Circuit Mushroom City Dino Dino Jungle
Baby Park Daisy Cruiser Yoshi Circuit Bowser Castle
Dry Dry Desert Waluigi Stadium DK Mountain Rainbow Road



The next game in the series was Mario Kart Arcade GP, followed by Mario Kart DS. The following games reverted to the single-kart formula, and Double Dash's buddy system has yet to be revisited.


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