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Cheats for Mario Kart DS

Turbo Boost at Start of Race

  • DS
  • unlock

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.

Turbo Boost After Lakitu Retrieval

  • DS
  • unlock

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.

Unlockable Characters and Items

  • DS
  • unlock
150cc Mirror Mode Finish 150cc Retro Class with Gold trophies on every cup
Character - Daisy Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Retro Grand Prix on 50cc
Character - Dry Bones Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 50cc
Character - Waluigi Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Retro Grand Prix on 100cc
Item - 3rd kart for all characters Get a Gold Trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 100cc
Item - Choose from 7 karts for each character Get a gold trophy in every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 150cc
Item - Choose from any kart 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.
Unlock "Mission 7" in Mission Mode Get at least a 1-star ranking on all levels of every mission in Mission Levels 1-6
Unlock R.O.B. as a racer Finish either 150cc Mirror Mode Class with Gold Trophies on all cups

Unlockable Cups

  • DS
  • unlock
Leaf Cup Get Gold on Shell Cup and Banana Cup
Lightning Cup Get Gold on Leaf Cup
Special Cup Get Gold on Star Cup
Star Cup Get Gold on Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup

Staff Ghost Times - Retro Cups

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

Staff Ghost Times - Nitro Cups

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

Alternate Title Screen

  • DS
  • unlock
Alternate Title Screen Finish all classes with gold trophies on all cups

Earn a star for Your Nickname

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

Mario Kart DS

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