GameCube title “Mario Kart Double Dash” remains a system staple

By Z. Galaxy

Back when “Mario Kart Double Dash” released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, it was applauded for its masterful gameplay, attractive graphics and overall pleasant experience. Garnering a score of 87 on Metacritic, it lived up to and perhaps exceeded its expectations as a first-party Nintendo title.

The years have gone by and, though the visuals have not aged quite as well, the gameplay seems untouched by the flow of time.

It had been years since I had played. In a moment of intense boredom, my boyfriend and I decided that we would give it a try. We hoped that our experiences with “Mario Kart 8” for the WiiU had not soured the older game.

Thankfully, we had no need to fear.

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