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See Nintendo DS for the handheld console with the same name.

Nintendo DS is a Battle Stage in Mario Kart DS. Battles take place on a giant original Nintendo DS in space, like all the Rainbow Roads (aside from SNES and N64), this battle stage hasn't appeared in a recent Mario Kart game yet.


Nintendo DS (battle stage).

Nintendo DS is based on the original Nintendo DS in a white color. When a Battle Mode begins, the racers start on the opposite ends of the bottom section of the DS. All of the buttons are visible (the A, B, X, Y buttons, L and R, the D-Pad, and Start and Select), but they do not protrude from the base. In fact, the entire bottom half of it is flat, with the exception of the edges, which gradually slope down into darkness. The screen is not active. The middle portion (hinge of the two sections) is a gateway to the top screen, which shows the opening title screen of Mario and the words Mario Kart DS. It does not switch even after you unlock the alternate title screen. The hinge is not accessible near the edge of the DS, allowing for Green Shells and other Items to ricochet off. The top section is exactly the same as the bottom portion, but has about a 20-degree angle difference. The speakers can be made out. Item Boxes are on each of the corners of the top section and on both screens in a circular pattern. There is no railing, so don't just randomly drive off the edge for no reason. The Battle Stage is similar to Nintendo Gamecube for the Nintendo GameCube, both being a Battle Stage for their game's console. Missions 1-5 and 7-6 take place here. Mission 1-5 features Toad driving through 6 gates in order. Mission 7-6 features Mario driving through 8 gates in order.


  • In the beta version, the stage had a green sky and the DS didn't have the Mario Kart DS title screen.
  • As of January 2021, this is still the only battle stage and track to look like the device you are playing on.
Mario Kart DS courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Figure-8 CircuitYoshi FallsCheep Cheep BeachLuigi's Mansion
Flower Cup Desert HillsDelfino SquareWaluigi PinballShroom Ridge
Star Cup DK PassTick-Tock ClockMario CircuitAirship Fortress
Special Cup Wario StadiumPeach GardensBowser CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1N64 Moo Moo FarmGBA Peach CircuitGCN Luigi Circuit
Banana Cup SNES Donut Plains 1N64 Frappe SnowlandGBA Bowser's Castle 2GCN Baby Park
Leaf Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2N64 Choco MountainGBA Luigi CircuitGCN Mushroom Bridge
Lightning Cup SNES Choco Island 2N64 Banshee BoardwalkGBA Sky GardenGCN Yoshi Circuit
Battle Courses Nintendo DSTwilight HousePalm ShoreTart TopN64 Block FortGCN Pipe Plaza
Unused Tracks Dokan CourseTest Circle