Diddy Kong Racing DS
Developer(s): Rare
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Release Date: Flag of USA Feburary 5, 2007
Flag of Australia April 19, 2007
Flag of Europe April 20, 2007
Genre Racing
Ratings ESRB: E
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Diddy Kong Racing DS is a racing game for the Nintendo DS. It is a remake sequel of Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64. It is Rare's first game for the DS and uses Nintendo Wi-Fi.

Nintendo DS Remake Differences

Some of the Nintendo DS version of this game's differences include:

  • Tiny Kong's design has been changed via her new redesign by Nintendo
  • Some Balloons are obtained or moved to different locations
  • The Silver Coin Challenge is taken out and replaced with the Balloon Touch Challenge
  • You can buy stuff with obtainable coins
  • To unlock T.T. you must do both Adventure 1 & 2 Time Trials
  • Instead of timing the start boost, you either use your stylus or blow into the microphone
  • The keys have their own distinct features, have different shapes, and different colors instead of the same gold color
  • The colors aren't as bright as in the original
  • The opening, credits, and starting Adventure Mode changes setting.
  • Everyones' voice actor changed with the exception of T.T.'s


The gameplay remains relatively unchanged from its predecessor, with the exception of the Balloon Touch Challenge.

Playable Characters