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Character Guide by kyledude92107

Version: 1.2 | Updated: 02/21/07

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Diddy Kong Racing DS Character Guide
Created: 2/20/07
Created By: Kyle Taylor
Version: 1.0
Copyright 2007 Kyle Taylor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

I: Version History
II: Introduction
III: Walkthrough
PS: Pipsy
TpT: Tiptup
DK: Diddy Kong
DXK: Dixie Kong
DS: Drumstick
TK: Tiny Kong
TBR: Timber
TJ: Taj
T: T.T.
BPR: Bumper
KRNCH: Krunch
WZPG: WizPig
IV: Frequently Asked Questions
V: Legal Stuff
VI: Contact Me
VII: Credits
VIII: Up Next

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I: VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.0 2/19/07- Started guide, made the Table Of Contents, added all of 
the characters. I finished, and submitted the guide. I also fixed a typo that
my bro found. I also caught a few typos, and fixed them.

NOTE: If anyone else helps me, I'll add a Credits section, but right now, I 
don't see a need for one.

Version 1.1 2/20/07- I fixed the margins. Added the Credits, and Up Next
sections.

Version 1.2 2/21/07- The guide got accepted! Yay for my first guide! Anyways,
I fixed a few typos, and updated the Credits.

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II: INTRODUCTION

Hello, I'm kyledude92107, and I'm the author of this guide. This guide is 
aimed to inform you of the stats of all 12 characters in Diddy Kong Racing DS,
as well as to educate you about their pros and cons. 

HOW THIS GUIDE WILL WORK: All of the information in this guide will be set up 
like this:

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     (Name)      \
_________________ \
   (Character #)  l
_________________ l
   (Top Speed)    l
_________________ l
    (Accel)       l
_________________ l
    (Handling)    l
_________________ l
    (Overall)     l
_________________ l
     (Pros)       l
_________________ l
     (Cons)       l
_________________/

Read on, and enjoy!
                  

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III: Walkthrough

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BEGINNING OF WALKTHROUGH
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                                Pipsy:

Pipsy is the yellow mouse... thing that you see on the track, yeah... The one 
that always passes you in corners. That's the one.

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         PS: Pipsy           \
____________________________  \
      Character # 1            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 1/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 5/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 11/15         l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- One of the few characters    l
that won't make your time with l
the hovercraft COMPLETELY      l
annoying.                      l
                               l
- Great handling, and drifting l
ability.                       l
                               l
- Quick, and responsive accel- l
eration                        l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Too slow to be a threat in   l
ANY race.                      l
______________________________/

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                                Tiptup:

Tiptup is the green turtle that is seemingly ALWAYS in second place, and in 
your hair in the trophy races. He's essentialy a carbon copy of Pipsy, except 
the AI makes him a look a whole world better. Trust me, you won't notice the 
difference between the two.

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         TpT: Tiptup         \
____________________________  \
      Character # 2            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 1/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 5/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 11/15         l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- One of the few characters    l
that won't make your time with l
the hovercraft COMPLETELY      l
annoying.                      l
                               l
- Great handling, and drifting l
ability.                       l
                               l
- Quick, and responsive accel- l
eration                        l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Too slow to be a threat in   l
ANY race.                      l
                               l
- The AI is absolutely AMAZING l
with this character, although  l
you'll have a nightmare when   l
trying to race with him.       l
______________________________/

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                                Diddy Kong:

Up next is the namesake of this whole game... Diddy Kong! Too bad he isn't all 
that great. Overall, he's an average character, but there are many racers that 
are simply... better than him.

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         DK: Diddy Kong      \
____________________________  \
      Character # 3            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 3/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 8/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- An all around... average     l
racer.                         l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Not explosive in any area... l
many racers can do better than l
this.                          l
______________________________/
                  
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                                   Dixie Kong:

Next comes Diddy's cousin(?) Dixie Kong. She's pretty much Diddy with a 
different name, and look.

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         DXK: Dixie Kong     \
____________________________  \
      Character # 4            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 3/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 8/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- An all around... average     l
racer.                         l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Not explosive in any area... l
many racers can do better than l
this.                          l
                               l
-An exact replica of Diddy...  l
Average.                       l
______________________________/

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                                 Drumstick:

Drumstick is the chicken thing that most people who don't read the FAQs still 
need. I happened to stumble across him by dumb luck... I was abusing frogs. 
>_>

Anyways, Drumstick is a good racer. Not the best you can get but still 
alright.

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         DS: Drumstick       \
____________________________  \
      Character # 5            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 4/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 2/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 11/15         l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- A pretty good racer.         l
                               l
- Good acceleration gives the  l
player an early lead.          l
                               l
- His top speed ain't too bad. l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- This isn't easy to explain,  l
so as a NASCAR fan, I'm gonna  l
use a NASCAR term. The car is  l                             
"tight", meaning it doesn't    l                           
want to turn. This severely    l
handicaps the overall drivabil-l
ity of this character.         l
______________________________/

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                                   Tiny Kong:

Now we come to Tiny Kong. She's gotten a MAJOR makeover since DK64, so you 
probably won't recognize her at first. She's Dixie Kong's younger sister. As 
with Dixie, she drives the exact way Diddy Kong does. Average.

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         DK: Diddy Kong      \
____________________________  \
      Character # 6            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 3/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 8/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- An all around... average     l
racer.                         l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Not explosive in any area... l
many racers can do better than l
this.                          l
                               l
- Another copy of Diddy.       l
______________________________/

That's it for the Kongs. (Thank God.)

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                                  Timber:

Next we come to probably the best racer in the game... Timber. He's the racer 
that most beginners will take one look at, and pick. Don't let his even stats 
fool you, he's a monster on the racetrack if you're controlling him. In fact, 
I finished Quest 1, and Quest 2 in a matter of two days using ONLY him. He's 
THAT good.

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         TBR: Timber         \
____________________________  \
      Character # 7            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 3/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 9/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- A GREAT racer.               l
                               l
- Good handling.               l
                               l   
- Good acceleration.           l
                               l
- Good top speed.              l
                               l
- GREAT for beginners.         l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Honestly? I really can't     l
think of any for him.          l
______________________________/

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                                    Taj:

Taj is the purple genie elephant that sounds like a rapist. He's one of the 
best characters, right up there with Timber, and WizPig. "Loose" steering 
makes this one heck of a ride though.

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         TJ: Taj             \
____________________________  \
      Character # 8            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 1/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 1/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 7/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- He's QUICK.                  l
                               l
- His voice will scare little  l
kids, teenagers, and adult     l
opponents alike.               l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Pretty much the exact opposi-l
te of the problem Drumstick    l
has. Classified as "loose" in  l
NASCAR, this car wants to turn l
too much, and slide.           l
                               l
- Slow acceleration.           l                      
______________________________/

That's enough for the scary elephant... You can quit crying now. XD

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                                   T.T.

T.T. is the clock thingy that you race for the T.T. amulets in Adventure mode 
that I need to unlock >_>. I got his stats from a friend though, and he let 
me sit down with T.T. for a little while though. Be warned: Rare COMPLETELY 
lied about his stats.

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         T: T.T.             \
____________________________  \
      Character # 9            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 4/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 5/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 14/15         l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- Honestly, none.              l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- His stats are lies.          l
______________________________/

This is what his stats should really look like:

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         T: T.T.             \
____________________________  \
      Character # 9            l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 1/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 1/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 4/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- None.                        l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Just plain old terrible in   l
every single area. Rare should l
not have done this.            l
______________________________/

Enough deception. NEXT!

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                                   Bumper:

Bumper is the badger that's always at the back of the pack except in file two.
That's about all I have to say about him.

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         BPR: Bumper         \
____________________________  \
      Character # 10           l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 3/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 3/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 8/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- An average racer.            l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Acceleration on the slow     l
side hurts a tad.              l
______________________________/

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                               Krunch:

Not bad at all.

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         KRNCH: Krunch       \
____________________________  \
      Character # 11           l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 2/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 2/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 9/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- Good top speed.              l
                               l
- Alright accel-- not bad.     l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- So-so steering can cause     l
headaches.                     l
______________________________/

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                                  WizPig:

A pretty good racer, he's pretty much the same as Taj, but he may not be 
worth the time invested in getting him. Still, he's good.

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         WZPG: WizPig        \
____________________________  \
      Character # 12           l
____________________________   l
       Top Speed: 5/5          l
____________________________   l
    Acceleration: 1/5          l
____________________________   l
       Handling: 1/5           l 
____________________________   l
        Overall: 7/15          l
____________________________   l
Pros:                          l
- Great speed makes him hard   l
to keep up with.               l
                               l
- Decent accel-- reguardless   l
of what the stats say.         l
____________________________   l
                               l
Cons:                          l
- Steering is loose. See the   l
explaination of loose in Taj's l
section.                       l
______________________________/

BEST COURSE: Ancient Lake-- Car

That's all for the Walkthrough.

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END OF WALKTHROUGH
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IV: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: How do I unlock T.T.?
A: Beat him in all of the courses with all of the vehicles in every vehicle. 
I really shouldn't have to answer this, that's what guides, and message boards
are for.

Q: Why aren't there any other guides?
A: This is a racing game... FAQs take time to write for this genre... Be 
patient.

Q: Message Boards are stupid. I want guides!!!
Q: I WANT FAQS!!!
A: If I get anymore emails like this, I will report your email as spam. It's 
not up to me when the FAQs get posted. This section is for discussing the 
topic my guide is about, which is the racers. PLEASE keep emails on-topic.



Emails for this section should be mailed to the adresses specified in Contact 
Me.
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V: LEGAL STUFF
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This guide is copyright 2007 by Kyle Taylor, you may use this guide, and share
it with friends as long as:

--You do not reproduce this guide in any way whatsoever
--You do not claim this guide as your own. 
--You do not use this guide publicly.

THE ONLY WEBSITES THAT CURRENTLY HAVE MY
PERMISSION TO POST THIS GUIDE ARE:

--www.gamefaqs.com--
--www.gamespot.com--

IF I FIND IT ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE, LEGAL ACTION WILL BE  TAKEN. DO NOT POST 
THIS GUIDE ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE WITHOUT SPECIFIC PERMISSION FROM ME! YOU MAY 
CONTACT ME VIA ANY OF MY EMAILS. DO NOT USE ANY PART OF THIS GUIDE  WITHOUT 
GIVING ME FULL CREDIT FOR IT. PLAGURISM IS VERY REAL, AND IS A CRIME, AND 
LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

If you see this guide on any website that does not have my permission to host 
it,
PLEASE contact me. Thank you.

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VI: CONTACT ME
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If you need to contact me about this guide, create a topic on the message
board with my username in the topic title. My username is kyledude92107.
You may also email me by emailing the following adresses:

::ncarfan9@aol.com::
::ncarfan9@yahoo.com::

Because I two adresses, it may take a while to get a reply from me... PLEASE
BE PATIENT! Thank you.

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VII: CREDITS
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CjayC- For creating GameFAQs, and hopefully posting this guide

Mike OShay and Swordless Link- For reviewing the content

My little bro- For catching a few typos.

Koritheman- For finding a typo.

Jak7733- For pointing out the relationship between Diddy Kong to Tiny and
Dixie, and pointing out an error in Drumstick's stats.

Der_Bear- For providing the info for the best course for WizPig.

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VIII: UP NEXT
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2/20/07- I'm gonna add the tracks that each character is best on in the next 
update.

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That's it for this guide... Now to finish my guide for SM64DS.

See you later,

kyledude92107
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