This page contains Cheats for Mario Kart DS organized by sections for Nintendo DS. Mario Kart DS is a Driving Racing Kart game, made by Nintendo, released on Nov 14, 2005 and published by Nintendo. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.
- Developer: Nintendo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Genre: Driving Racing Kart
- Release Date: Nov 14, 2005
- ESRB: Everyone
This Codes are Action Replay Codes. To use them you will need a Action Replay Device Game ID: AMCE-59604513 Unlock All Nitro Courses 223ce2e0 0000007f Unlock All Retro Courses 223ce2e1 0000007f Unlock All Characters, Cars & Classes 223ce2e2 0000007f Freeze Time 621755fc 00000000 b21755fc 00000000 10000000 00000000 d2000000 00000000 Play As Shy ...From: Tanner
Start holding A when the 2 starts to disappear for a boost start....From: xangel
Unlockable Characters, Cups and items for Mario Kart DS...From: Alex, Chris, th
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....From: VTO
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....From: aikabot
This is quite challenging, but all you have to do is get at least a one star rating for every grand prix on 50cc, 100c, 150cc and 150cc mirror. After doing this you get a gold star displayed by your name when you race, check "records" to check when you've done it....From: JayDee
To make ROB dance, in a race press Left and Right continuously....From: LACLOVER
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....From: BASHme-26220
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....From: SubZero
This will tell you how to drift if you dont know how to do it. First you jump then press a and hold both r and a. Then you will press the arrow keys alot in any direction and then you will see blue sparks and then red sparks. On the red sparks you let go and it will give you a boost....From: DW6God
When you have a hill with a steep drop press jump (R) and if you're going at top speed you'll do a big jump....From: Pinkydoo89
When you hit a jump press A to make you go higher....From: Pyrocotton
Go to balloon battle and go to pipe plaza. Once there, get either an item box or a banana. Keep it behind you by holding down L. Now go into a pipe. You will pop out the other end. As soon as you hit the ground, release the L button. The item should be behind you. Now, whenever someone goes through that pipe, they will get hit. Works every time if ...From: danioz
When you start a drift you will see clouds of dust coming from your wheels. While drifting push the directional buttons repeatedly (eg. left right left right) and you will see blue sparks appear. Keep on doing this untill red sparks appear then let go of the drift/hop button and you will get a boost....From: CissMcBunny
On the level DK Pass you can get a secret item box. Right before you go on the land of snow, there is a hill that you can go on. Go up the hill and grab the item box. This item box always has something good in it, even when you are in 1st place....From: maryaa
If you have a shell of any color or a banana, you can be protected from red shells. Just hold down the item button and the shell or banana will stay behind your cart. Whenever a red shell comes it will hit the banana instead of you. If you are going around a sharp corner, just go really close to it and sometimes the shell will hit the wall. To avoi...From: gdg411
This is easy! Stay for a while behind an other racer (3-4 seconds) and then go by on your way and you will go faster for a while. Like drafting in other racing games....From: Zinko
After you pass the finish line on Mushroom Bridge, keep to the right and as soon as you see a really big grassy hill keep a close eye out for a path way, it should take you 2-4 seconds ahead of everyone else....From: taengoo9
When you get the circular area were there are turbo pads and two arms, go to the right it is fatser. At the end of the course with the two gears, you can drive on them, it's like a turbo. On the first lap the left gear is the one to go on, the second lap you must go on the right one, and the third lap you need to go on the left one....From: babilo53
If you have 8 players all wanting a specific color (e.g player 5 light blue) have everyone join at different times. Here's a chart for when each player should come in. player 1 blue player 2 yellow player 3 red player 4 dark purple player 5 light blue player 6 orange player 7 purple player 8 green...From: cryesis
The Shortcut in Delfino Square 2 (listed as another cheat on this page) will not work unless you have a mushroom. The brown sludge will slow you down, making it just as long as going the long way around....From: Adam.021
In Mario Kart, you drive through those diamonds to get items. When you press the L button, it fires off your item. If your item isn't a power up and it is a single weapon like shells or bananas, you can press and hold L to put the weapon on the back of your car. You are now able to pickup another. Hint: You can only do this with two weapons, and th...From: Skyesan
The island in the battle arena is a perfect place for letting a bomb explode. Wait there until you get a bomb. When they all come, leave the bomb there and get out of the blast radius....From: rachel1803
When you are next to the gears that move at the end, go up the spinning wheel. This saves you time so you don't go up the hill, and if you have a mushroom you can fly for a short period of time....From: budfirst123
Go to options, then go to edit. You will see paint. Then you can make designs....From: choosenwielder
On battle mode, balloon battle, it is dumb to waste up your extra balloons. You will need a golden mushroom, a triple mushroom, or a single mushroom for this. Go up to somebody and use the mushroom to bump into them. Once you bump into them with the mushroom, you steal one of their balloons. You must have good aim....From: matyo
When you get inked and you can't see, look for the nearest speed boost or get a mushroom. Go on the speed boost (or use the mushroom) and the ink will fly off. Note: The power slide turbo boosts will not work....From: HeageKerwaw
If you have been listening to the other hints about boost starts,this will tell you more.... If you time it absoluluty on perfect timing u will have the boost start for 3 seconds straight. If off by about .5 of a second u will get a short boost (about .5 of a second)....From: JayJay:)
At the start just before the 1 appears hold ACCELARATION. I done to early u get a cloud of smoke, 2 late nothing happens. Also can be done when ya fall off the track....From: vicsta
On tick-tock clock, you will notice the gears that rotate in front of the finish line, and the part with the 4 gears that rotate along the course. All you have to do to get an edge on pursuers is to quickly look at each gear rotating, and drive in that direction. it will make you go a bit faster. For the gears along the finish line, look to see whi...From: starwars rules
Before the bridge with all those dash panels on it there will be a turn near a long shelf with all the fake fruit on it. There will be a wooden box. Run through the box and a mushroom will fly out....From: Xx_Lone_Wolf_xX
In DK Pass, follow up the road. After a couple turns, you will see a big hill with snow on it. Look at your map screen you should see a box - the box is a star or 3 mushrooms, even when you're in first place....From: manudejoker
When you pass the skinny part of the track and go to the big circle instead of going out on the first exit keep on going and then exit on the second exit it will save you lots of time....From: stephenmac
When you have a Bullet Bill, get right behind an opponent, and launch. They will fly right out of your way(unless they have a similar power-up)....From: PawsPseureKap
Get a fake item box or banana and place it right on an item box when somebody passes through that item box they get hurt....From: gunking45
So I play Mario Kart DS, and I discovered one time when I was playing that you could fly. I didn't know how to do it, though. I just did it. Then I figured out that when you are at the top of the loop-the-loops in Rainbow Road, turn left or right and you will fly for a while. If you want to make your friends confused, use this trick to confuse them...From: OcelotOshawott
On the moving circle go a little farther, like, by the fire that shoots out of the ceiling....From: me
On curve go up hill, pass tree and hit item box and you will have either a star, 3 mushrooms or 1 mushroom....From: me
To do this go to DK pass then when your turning on to the snow (close to awesome power????) go up the little hill then you see a power box. You can get a star, (3 or one) mushrooms or a red shell....From: Teddy man
If you fall of track a guy on a white cloud will come to pick you up. When he dropes you press the acceleration button at the same time when he dropes you. It only works if you time the turbo boost at the right time....From: Mario kart guy
Select DK Pass and go to the top of the hill. Ride up the hill and there's an item box go through it and no matter what placce your in you should get a star or tripole mushrooms!...From: snowman
In any track with a speed boost ramp, press A and B together on the ramp and it will make a high pitched screech sound....From: C-pain
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Is there a rainbow cup? it said so on another website, and told me how to get it, but it didn't work. do you know how? is there even a rainbow cup? please let me know soon!...
Posted on: 05-13-2013
What is the action replay code to start with 3 balloons in battle mode? So I begin like everyone else against AI opponents....
Posted on: 01-04-2013
I am having trouble getting past the star cup on the nitro thing. Any help would be good, I want the 7 karts....
Posted on: 11-14-2012
I finished all the races with gold ranks but i didn't got walugi why...
Posted on: 07-19-2012
I beat all the grand prix's but the game won't let me have rob and i got all stars and all a's on the races....
Posted on: 01-11-2012
Who is r.o.b.? is it really old bowser?...
Posted on: 05-23-2011