Mario Kart DS Cheats For DS

  1. Turbo Boost After Lakitu Retrieval

    If you fall off the track or get stuck underwater for more than a couple moments, Lakitu comes to pull you out and place you on the track again. When he picks you up, wait until you're dropped onto the track again, then press the acceleration at that exact moment and you'll get a turbo boost if you timed it correctly.

    Contributed by: DBM11085 

  2. Turbo Boost at Start of Race

    To get a turbo boost at the start of a race, do not hold the acceleration button down prior to the race starting. Wait until just after the number 2 in the countdown disappears, then hold A. If done right, you will receive a turbo boost as soon as the race starts.

    Contributed by: DBM11085 

  3. Unlockable Characters and items

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Finish 150cc Retro Class with Gold trophies on every cup 150cc Mirror Mode
    Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Retro Grand Prix on 50cc Character - Daisy
    Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 50cc Character - Dry Bones
    Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Retro Grand Prix on 100cc Character - Waluigi
    Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 100cc Item - 3rd kart for all characters
    Get a gold trophy in every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 150cc Item - Choose from 7 karts for each character
    Get a gold trophy in every cup in the Grand Prix on 150cc mirror that you didn't use to unlock R.O.B. Item - Choose from any kart for each character
    Get at least a 1-star ranking on all levels of every mission in Mission Levels 1-6 Unlock "Mission 7" in Mission Mode
    Finish either 150cc Mirror Mode Class with Gold Trophies on all cups Unlock R.O.B. as a racer

    Contributed by: epochkun, CHEEEESEMAN, Jonbon1992 

  4. Staff Ghost Times - Nitro Cups

    These ghosts are unlocked in Time Trial mode by obtaining a specific time on each course. The ghosts are those of the staff who made the game, and are all very difficult to overcome. The times given for each track are those of the Staff Ghost; the ability to race the Ghost is acquired by timing a few seconds more than the Staff Ghost on that track. It varies from track to track, though the required time is usually within 5 to 10 seconds of the Staff Ghost's time.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    2:07:748 Airship Fortress
    2:19:661 Bowser Castle
    1:43:654 Cheep Cheep Beach
    1:54:601 Delfino Square
    1:31:262 Desert Hills
    2:14:607 DK Pass
    1:36:481 Figure-8 Circuit
    1:59:357 Luigi's Mansion
    1:56:533 Mario Circuit
    1:52:989 Peach Gardens
    2:16:246 Rainbow Road
    2:05:123 Shroom Ridge
    1:54:903 Tick-Tock Clock
    2:23:288 Walugi Pinabll
    2:14:868 Wario Stadium
    0:57:677 Yoshi Falls

    Contributed by: Tyranitar2008 

  5. Alternate Ending Screen

    Different "Thank you for playing" screen after credits.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Finish all classes with gold trophies on all cups (including mirror mode) Alternate Ending Screen

    Contributed by: griffon_23 

  6. Alternate Title Screen

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Finish all classes with gold trophies on all cups Alternate Title Screen

    Contributed by: NiGHTS0223 

  7. Staff Ghost Times - Retro Cups

    These ghosts are unlocked in Time Trial mode by obtaining a specific time on each course. The ghosts are those of the staff who made the game, and are all very difficult to overcome. The times given for each track are those of the Staff Ghost; the ability to race the Ghost is acquired by timing a few seconds more than the Staff Ghost on that track. It varies from track to track, though the required time is usually within 5 to 10 seconds of the Staff Ghost's time.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    0:50:920 Baby Park
    2:14:403 Banshee Boardwalk
    1:52:258 Bowser Castle 2
    1:01:620 Choco Island 2
    2:15:571 Choco Mountain
    1:08:027 Donut Plains 1
    2:08:781 Frappe Snowland
    0:54:847 Koopa Beach 2
    1:29:759 Luigi Circuit
    1:46:581 Luigi Circuit
    0:50:688 Mario Circuit 1
    1:17:751 Moo Moo Farm
    1:30:600 Mushroom Bridge
    1:12:011 Peach Circuit
    1:44:400 Sky Garden
    1:48:793 Yoshi Circuit

    Contributed by: Tyranitar2008 

  8. Earn a star for your nickname

    The staff ghosts have stars next to their nicknames when you see them on tracks. You can earn a star for yourself as well. It is only visible to other players in-game, but the star appears in your Records screen (Records button from the main menu) when you earn it.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Get a three star rating on all prixs. Have three stars next to your name on wifi.
    Get a two star rating on all prixs. Have two stars next to your name on wifi.
    Beat all cups in all modes with 1-star rating or better Starred nickname

    Contributed by: nobullet254, Forteblast 

  9. Unlockable Cups

    Each of the unlockable cups are only unlocked in one engine class at a time. For example, if you unlock Star Cup in 50cc you will still have to unlock it in 150cc.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Get Gold on Shell Cup and Banana Cup Leaf Cup
    Get Gold on Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
    Get Gold on Star Cup Special Cup
    Get Gold on Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup Star Cup

    Contributed by: NDS_Master 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Ketay 201K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Mighty Oracle 195K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TakerVersion1 73K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by NDS_Master 203K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by A I e x 222K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DBM11085 118K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by CnucksGx 112K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by pikachu936 92K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by bowser194 201K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by TheFanBoyDestroyer 59K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Crazyreyn 161K
In-Depth FAQs Battle Mode Guide by ShadowSlayerX 27K
In-Depth FAQs Character/Kart Guide by wiichr97 18K
In-Depth FAQs Item Guide by Stevewins123 23K
In-Depth FAQs Mission Guide by DBM11085 63K
In-Depth FAQs Short Cut Guide by Dragon Drake 25K
In-Depth FAQs Wi-Fi Multiplayer Guide by Ratchet12345 21K
Maps and Charts Airship Fortress Map by SuperPhillip 37K
Maps and Charts Block Fort Map by ShadowSlayerX 13K
Maps and Charts Bowser's Castle Map by SuperPhillip 27K
Maps and Charts Cheep Cheep Beach Map by SuperPhillip 34K
Maps and Charts Delfino Square Map by SuperPhillip 59K
Maps and Charts Desert Hills Map by SuperPhillip 32K
Maps and Charts DK Pass Map by SuperPhillip 42K
Maps and Charts Figure Eight Circuit Map by SuperPhillip 18K
Maps and Charts Frappe Snowland Map by marc5third3 20K
Maps and Charts GBA Bowser's Castle 2 Map by marc5third3 25K
Maps and Charts GBA Luigi Circuit Map by King_Lueshi 27K
Maps and Charts GBA Peach Circuit Map by SuperPhillip 29K
Maps and Charts GBA Sky Gardens Map by Farshaft 30K
Maps and Charts GCN Baby Park Map by SuperPhillip 26K
Maps and Charts GCN Luigi Circuit Map by SuperPhillip 35K
Maps and Charts GCN Mushroom Bridge Map by marc5third3 26K
Maps and Charts GCN Yoshi Circuit Map by SuperPhillip 49K
Maps and Charts Luigi's Mansion Map by SuperPhillip 63K
Maps and Charts Mario Circuit Map by SuperPhillip 55K
Maps and Charts Mission 3-8 Map by Crazyreyn 15K
Maps and Charts Moo Moo Farm Map by Meotenks 56K
Maps and Charts N64 Banshee Boardwalk Map by Farshaft 20K
Maps and Charts N64 Choco Mountain Map by marc5third3 10K
Maps and Charts Peach Gardens Map by Farshaft 23K
Maps and Charts Pipe Plaza by ShadowSlayerX 10K
Maps and Charts Rainbow Road Map by SuperPhillip 22K
Maps and Charts Shroom Ridge Map by SuperPhillip 62K
Maps and Charts SNES Choco Island 2 Map by SuperPhillip 28K
Maps and Charts SNES Donut Plains 1 Map by King_Lueshi 23K
Maps and Charts SNES Koopa Beach 2 Map by SuperPhillip 26K
Maps and Charts SNES Mario Circuit 1 Map by Farshaft 18K
Maps and Charts Tick Tock Clock Map by SuperPhillip 34K
Maps and Charts Twilight House Map by ShadowSlayerX 13K
Maps and Charts Waluigi Pinball Map by SuperPhillip 51K
Maps and Charts Wario Stadium Map by SuperPhillip 43K
Maps and Charts Yoshi Falls Map by SuperPhillip 61K