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Mario Kart DS untangled

Latest screens from Nintendo's wi-fi racer

Mario Kart with eight karts racing at once? Red shells flashing across the pastel tracks with crazy abandon? Yoshi ramming Luigi 'cos he doesn't like him very much?

All of this is totally possible in Mario Kart DS, the racing game we've all been desperate to get our grubby mitts on for blimin' yonks now.

The DS incarnation cobbles together more than 30 courses from evey Mario Kart game ever, encompassing the likes of Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart: Double Dash.

It's even got a selection of tracks, all the recognisable Mario mugs and wi-fi-enabled online fun for up to eight boy-racers. Yes, eight. Not bad, hmmm?

Look out for it at the end of the year. In the meantime, it's screenshot time...