GameCube Week | Did I Misjudge Mario Kart: Double Dash?

GameCube Week continues on In Third Person! Did I wrongfully dismiss Mario Kart: Double Dash when it first came out in the early 2000s?


From its origins on the Super Nintendo, to the magnum opus that is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, I’ve been with Nintendo’s kart racer since its inception. Though it’s never had any real competition to its throne, I haven’t always been high on every entry in the series. I bounced off of Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS really quickly for feeling stale. Mario Kart: Super Circuit on the Gameboy Advance was another weak entry in the series, as the hardware simply didn’t have the horsepower to translate the high-speed thrills to the small screen.

And then there’s Mario Kart: Double Dash. I remember really disliking it upon release. My distaste for the game was so strong that I dropped the game out of my rotation almost immediately. When I hooked up the GameCube again in 2019 to stream it, I had totally forgotten why I hated it in the first place. Do I still feel the same way about it now?

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Mario Kart: Double Dash Live Stream

Though I don’t remember enjoying this back in the day, I give Mario Kart: Double Dash a second chance! Thank you everyone that dropped by the stream and the lively discussion we had throughout! We also take a look at the Mario Kart: Double Dash bonus disc, which includes demos for Mario Party 5, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III, F-Zero GX, and more!

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Highlights

Dangers of distracted driving

Two sides of working for a radio street team

My love of hip-hop adlibbing


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