November 7th, 2003 - Japan
Novenber 14th, 2003 - Europe
November 17th, 2003 - United States
November 19th, 2003 - Australia
GameCube- Nintendo GCN Controller
Nintendo Wii- Nintendo GCN Controller
Mario Kart Double Dash!! is the 4th installment in the Mario Kart Series. It was published and developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. There are many features from past Mario Kart games, such as Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. This is the only Mario Kart game (so far) to have two players ride in a kart at the same time. Also, it is the first game to have kart specified for certain characters. It was one of the most popular console games the year it was released, 2003.
As with every new Mario Kart game, some new features have been added to help the games be more unique. Some new features in Mario Kart Double Dash!! are:
2 Riders per Kart
Character Specific Karts
2, 3, and 4 Player Mode
Double Item Boxes
No longer able to retry a failed race.
There also some new characters that have joined the kart line-up, allowing for an enhanced gameplay experience. The Mirror CC class has been brought back from Mario Kart 64, since its absence from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Also, there are many unlockables, such as characters, karts, couses, CC classes, Time Trial Staff Ghosts, and a new title screen.