I've been playing the N64 version today and I've got really hyped for the DS Version. I was just wondering what everyone's hopes for this are?
And also what DS functions it could take advantage of.
Here are my ideas that take advantage of the DS's unique uses. I won't state the obvious with multiplayer functions everyone is already talking about.
The touch screen would make that very easy to use, and your courses could be shared with others in the area ect.
Item Release through Microphone
As in being able to just shout "fire!" to release the weapon that you have.
Short Cut Activator
Considering that one screen will show you the map, I'd like to see an item available that activates a small sneaky shortcut that could be used to cut through a segment of the circuit. You'd be able to tell when it's open and closed, meaning you could carefully time your runs in order to make it through the gap and manage to steal a win.
Not something for every race of course, considering that would take away the challenge.
This is a very wild idea, that probably never will happen. But it would be cool if when you fire this shell, the map screen turns into 3rd Person View in order to control the yellow shell so you can home in on a certain individual, while the computer momentarily takes over your kart for a few seconds.
Two Kart Items
Again, something that won't happen, but I'd like to see items available that required to players to work together to eliminate another kart. Like a rope that two karts hold across each other stretching out onto the entire road forcing people behind to either find another route or go face first into their trap.
Basically the mushroom boost only it leaves a hazardous trail of fire that other karters have to avoid either by hopping over it or swerving out the way.
Anyone got other ideas 'n stuff to add?