A several noteworthy gaming programs have a glimpse for the Sport Boy – as a single illustration – that search is pea inexperienced. We also feel the DS has a seem, those chunky character products that are sort of like the N64 but not really, and the fact that it had this kind of an extraordinarily various library with these aesthetics.
DS mods of perfectly recognised games are notably entertaining for this rationale, like this Tremendous Mario Galaxy challenge. Some modders are wizards at remaking online games that actually operate on the retro [can we call it retro, now?) portable, and another eye-catching project is Mario Kart DS: GameCube Grand Prix.
You can see it in the video below, see if you can spot some of the tweaks that the modders are making to give the original tracks a fresh flavour.
Some tracks have shifted palette, time of day and even seasons, while there are some that look like faithful recreations of the originals. Also, notably, it’s the conventional single-driver-per-vehicle, dropping the double gimmick of the original – there are limits to what can be done.
It’s interesting to see what can be achieved in projects like this, and most of us are now maybe tempted to revisit Mario Kart DS – it’s got the look.