Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Rare
Players: 1-8 ESRB: Everyone
wDEMIAN: Don't get too excited. This is no Diddy Kong Racing (N64) sequel. Instead, this kart (and plane, and hovercraft) racer has received the sort of imperceptible face-lift known as the "enhanced port" treatment.
But not enhanced enough, especially when you could be playing Mario Kart DS instead. This Diddy features single- and multicart multiplayer (expect horrifying load times with single-cart multi, though) and online racing, but the core gameplay is practically untouched. Which is kind of bad--I sorely miss Mario Kart's powerslide boosting and creative arsenal. …