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Win all Gold trophies in all cups in the Retro Grand Prix 150cc class to unlock 150cc Mirror Mode.

Win all Gold trophies in all cups and classes to change the ending sequence.

To change the top menu screen, you have to beat every single cup, on every single prix and on every single engine class. Doing so will also give you an opportunity to try out all of the racer's karts. | Submitted by VinceCostello

When you are in first, you are bound to come across a flying blue shell that explodes on top of you slowing you down a great amount. There is a way to aviod these. When you hear the shell coming (you will hear a hissing sound in the air and a blue circle on the touch-screen) try to find something infront of you that you would normally wipe out on like a banana or a green shell. If you time it correctly, when you run over the object you will spin out of control but when the blue shell goes to explode, it will have no effect. Even though you still wipe out by running over the object, it saves you a whole bunch of time. | Submitted by Dan

To get other ballons in a ballon battle, get a mushroom, then use it to run into someone. You will take a ballon from that person. The most ballons you can hold at once is three. | Submitted by MORSN417

For users who are trying to unlock Daisy and dry bones, use Luigi.

When you are playing Balloon Battle, it is difficult to blow up the baloons with the mic, so just hold select! | Submitted by Beefeh

Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Nitro Grand Prix in the 100cc class to unlock a third kart for all characters. Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Nitro Grand Prix in the 150cc class to unlock a total of seven karts for all characters. Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Retro Grand Prix in the 150cc Mirror Class to unlock all karts for all characters.

Go through the city like normal after you cross the bridge turn left and go strait. On the right there should be two boxes. You may think these boxes are just obsticles but they are actually blocking the entrance to a shortcut. Go around them and there's an alley. When you go through the alley it is full of mud that slows down the kart. Make sure you have a mushroom to speed up with so you keep at a good speed when you hit the mud. | Submitted by STEELIX

Successfully complete the indicated circuit with a time less than the target to unlock its development team ghost racer, with the corresponding best time:

Nitro Cup: Airship Fortress: 2:10:000
Nitro Cup: Bowser Castle: 2:20:000
Nitro Cup: Cheep Cheep Beach: 1:45:000
Nitro Cup: Delfino Plaza: 1:55:000
Nitro Cup: Desert Hills: 1:35:000
Nitro Cup: DK Pass: 2:15:000
Nitro Cup: Figure-8 Circuit: 1:38:000 (1:36:481 best time)
Nitro Cup: Luigi's Mansion: 2:00:000
Nitro Cup: Mario Circuit: 1:57:000
Nitro Cup: Peach Gardens: 1:53:000
Nitro Cup: Rainbow Road: 2:17:000
Nitro Cup: Shroom Ridge: 2:06:000
Nitro Cup: Tick-Tock Clock: 1:55:000
Nitro Cup: Walugi Pinabll: 2:24:000
Nitro Cup: Wario Stadium: 2:15:000
Nitro Cup: Yoshi Falls: 0:58:000
Retro Cup: Baby Park: 0:55:000 (0:50:920 best time)
Retro Cup: Banshee Boardwalk: 2:15:000
Retro Cup: Bowser Castle 2: 1:53:000
Retro Cup: Choco Island 2: 1:02:000
Retro Cup: Choco Mountain: 2:16:000
Retro Cup: Donut Plains 1: 1:09:000
Retro Cup: Frappe Snowland: 2:09:000
Retro Cup: Koopa Beach 2: 0:55:000
Retro Cup: Luigi Circuit: 1:37:000 (1:29:759 best time)
Retro Cup: Mario Circuit 1: 0:51:000
Retro Cup: Moo Moo Farm: 1:18:000
Retro Cup: Mushroom Bridge: 1:31:000
Retro Cup: Peach Circuit: 1:13:000
Retro Cup: Sky Garden: 1:45:000
Retro Cup: Yoshi Circuit: 1:49:000

Press R to hop while turning or when making a turn. While you are sliding, or immediately beforehand, keep pressing Left then Right (or vice versa) to acquire a blue flame behind your kart. Release it to get a slight boost. If you keep pressing Left then Right (or vice versa) some more while you have the blue flame, you will get a red/orange flame for an even better boost. You may or may not notice the blue flame when getting the red/orange flame.

In a ballon battle, have one ballon and get your last opponent to have one ballon also. Then, get item blocks until you get a bomb. Then hold L or B to have the bomb hanging off of the back of your kart and run into your opponent. You will both be blown into the air, but you will win. | Submitted by MORSN417

To jump higher when you are going over a jump, press R. This requires some practice and precise timing.

During a ballon battle go to the Pipe Plaza. Get a fake item cube or banana. Go into one of the green pipes. As soon as you land, press B or L to release your fake item cube or banana. The next time someone goes through that pipe, they will hit the item. | Submitted by MORSN417

While having a throwable item in your inventory, hold L or X to hold any throwable item behind you. This can protect you from oncoming opponent attacks from items that hit you from behind, such as red and green shells. You are also able to store another item in your inventory while holding your throwable item behind you.

In order to throw bananas farther, when you are about to throw it jump and shoot it and it goes about 2 times as far as usual. | Submitted by wallcrawler

Instead of holding Select, blow into the microphone.

If Ink gets on your kart drive over a speed ramp.It will be gone. | Submitted by adam

Win a Gold trophy in the Shell Cup and Banana Cup to unlock the Leaf Cup for that class.

On the DK Jungle Parkway, Royal Raceway, or Wario Stadium courses, use a lightning bolt just before someone reaches the jump. They should fall off the jump, costing them time. Do not use it when they are on the turbo pads because it will not affect them.

Win a Gold trophy in the Leaf Cup to unlock the Lightning Cup for that class.

First at the start blow up 3 ballons. Once you only have 1 balloon, blow up one more so you have 2. If you lose that one, blow up your last balloon which having those two should help you win that round. | Submitted by Nova92

Get a 1 Star or greater rank on each level of missions 1 through 6 to unlock mission 7.

To stop slip ing on banana's all you need to do is press b, just as your about to hit a banana. It takes a while to get the timing right but when you dou its very hard to lose.

Beat 50cc, 100cc, 150cc and mirror one with mario on both nitro and retro mode.

Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Nitro Grand Prix in the 50cc class to unlock Daisy.

Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Retro Grand Prix in the 50cc class to unlock Dry Bones.

Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Mirror Mode Nitro in the 150cc class to unlock R.O.B.

Play a Download Play game against another player to have the option to play as Shy Guy. Note: Shy Guy can only be used Download Play mode.

Win a Gold trophy in all cups in the Retro Grand Prix in the 100cc class to unlock Waluigi.

During the initial countdown, hold down the gas (A) about a half of a second to a second after the number "2" appears to get a large boost when the race starts. You may have to practice to get the correct timing.

Beat all the Staff Ghost Data on the Retro tracks to unlock the Rainbow Cup in the Retro Grand Prix.

Donut Plains 1: SNES
Frappe Snowland: Nintendo 64
Bowser Castle 2: Game Boy Advance
Baby Park: GameCube

Koopa Beach 2: SNES
Choco Mountain: Nintendo 64
Luigi Circuit: Game Boy Advance
Mushroom Bridge: GameCube

Choco Island 2: SNES
Banshee Boardwalk: Nintendo 64
Sky Garden: Game Boy Advance
Yoshi Circuit: GameCube

Mario Circuit 1: SNES
Moo Moo Farm: Nintendo 64
Peach Circuit: Game Boy Advance
Luigi Circuit: GameCube

On any sandy pit on a curve that would normally slow you down, use a mushroom to cross over it.

When you get to the rotating floor, go around it all the way until you see the small entrance.

Near the halfway point of the course, use a mushroom to cross the water and land on a dock. This is not easy, but saves a lot of time.

When you get to the second green bridge, look to the left to see a cloud that goes across to the other track. Hop over it to get to it, then hop back off to avoid falling off. Note: This may require some practice.

This course is one of the longest in the game, but it has a shortcut that can cut a lot of time off your lap. It is possible to jump over the wall to the left of the starting line by using any one of the four small jumps there. Although you can make it over the wall without the assistance of any speed boosting item, a Mushroom or Mini-Turbo assist is helpful. Approach the wall at a high speed so that you are driving directly at it as you reach the peak of the small hill. Jump right before you hit the wall and you will fly over it. The timing requires some practice, but once you master it, it is not too difficult. It is also possible to jump back over the wall on the other side of the starting line, but the return jump is much more difficult and requires precise jump timing and aim.

Just after the first two turns, go straight and you will see a gap in the wall. Hop over it to get ahead.

This course is a tangle, as shown in the introductory map. However, there are a few shortcuts that will help you defeat just about anybody. Follow the course until you reach the maze part. Immediately go left and keep towards the left. The first shortcut is to stay left on the narrow part of the course. After doing that, you will hit a little checkered ledge, and see a large red and white sign on the left pointing to the right. This is the difficult part. Accelerate as fast as possible and stay to the far right. As soon as the rail on the left side ends, pull a hard left powerslide off the road. You will continue the powerslide onto the upcoming road after you land, and if done correctly, you will have shaved off at least ten seconds. This requires a lot of practice.

Press Select + Start to skip the credits to the congratulations screen.

After the first shortcut in sky garden,in the next curve there's an accelerator ramp there.go towards the ramp.then you'll fly over. Happy landings! | Submitted by xtradeath435

Win a Gold trophy in the Star Cup to unlock the Special Cup for that class.

Win a Gold trophy in the Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup to unlock the Star Cup for that class.

Win all cups in all classes with a 1 Star or greater rank for a star to appear next to your name in Multiplayer mode and on the "Records" screen.

Nitro Grand Prix:

Mushroom Cup:
1)Figure-8 Circuit
2)Yoshi Falls
3)Cheep Cheep Beach
4)Luigi's Mansion

Flower Cup:
1)Desert Hills
2)Delfino Square
3)Waluigi Pinball
4)Shroom Ridge

Star Cup:
1)DK Pass
2)Tick-Tock Clock
3)Mario Circuit
4)Airship Fortress

Special Cup:
1)Wario Stadium
2)Peach Gardens
3)Bowser Castle
4)Rainbow Road

Retro Grand Prix:

Shell Cup:
1)Mario Circuit 1 SNES
2)Moo Moo Farm N64
3)Peach Circuit GBA
4)Luigi Circuit GCN

Banana Cup:
1)Donut Plains 1 SNES
2)Frappe Snowland N64
3)Bowser Castle 2 GBA
4)Baby Park GCN

Leaf Cup:
1)Koopa Beach 2 SNES
2)Choco Mountain N64
3)Luigi Circuit GBA
4)Mushroom Bridge GCN

Lightning Cup:
1)Choco Island 2 SNES
2)Banshee Boardwalk N64
3)Sky Garden GBA
4)Yoshi Circuit GCN

Note- You have to unlock the last 2 of each Grand Prix | Submitted by Marcador31

While throwing a banana peel, press Up.

Dry Bones-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 50cc nitro grand prix.

Daisy-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 50cc retro grand prix.

3 Karts-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 100cc nitro grand prix.

Waluigi-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 100cc retro grand prix.

7 Karts-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 150cc nitro grand prix.

150cc mirror engine class-Finish 50cc,100cc and 150cc engine class.

R.O.B.-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 150cc mirror nitro grand prix.

All Karts-Obtain a gold trophy with any rank at all cups in 150cc mirror retro grand prix.

Original Mario Kart DS Main Screen-Finish 50cc, 100cc,150cc and 150cc mirror engine class. | Submitted by monkey_man214

Use the following trick to help your chance of winning in almost all modes of play. When getting a "?" box, wait until you see another item box before planting it. If timed correctly, the "?" box that was laid down will be directly on top of where the original one was. If anyone tries to get it, they will not be able to tell it is a fake until they hit it.

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