08:34 AM - June 15, 2005 by Steve_OS
Eurogamer has posted their first impressions of Mario Kart DS.
"Controls are much as you'd expect, except perhaps oddly the acceleration button is A, which is on the right of the diamond, rather than B, which obviously (though not logically sits at the bottom. Not that it makes a huge amount of difference; you just have to angle your thumb to press B to brake and up to Y to fire your pick-up weapons. The shoulder button hops, and by hopping as you turn into a corner you can of course power-slide your way around it, letting go at the optimal moment to straighten up. Hopping, which many missed in Double Dash, also gives license to minimise the speed-sapping effects of puddles, streams, mud-slicks and the like. It's all very responsive too."