- Developer: Nintendo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Genre: Racing
- Release: May 30, 2014
- ESRB: Everyone
Hints & Secrets
Press the accelerator button when "2" appears and hold it down for a rocket boost at the start of the race.
Get an unexpected boost!
Some tracks have wheel carts on their antigravity portions. bump into them, and you'll be encircled by a blue streak, then obtain a speed boost. You can also bump into players' karts and get the same boost, plus a spinout for the victim. So maybe it's okay to drive a little recklessly in antigravity.
Fire Hopping (or Bunny Hopping) is a trick you can use throughout a race. Using this trick can make you move faster than your opponents, but only in certain situations. To perform this trick, you must be:
- Moving across a dash panel
- Receiving a boost from drifting
- Using items that would boost your speed (Mushroom, Star, Piranha Plant .etc)
- Startup boost (Only on specific courses)
- Anything else that would increase your speed for a brief period of time
In order to correctly execute the boost, you must rapidly drift into one direction and then drift in the other direction continuously until your boost wears out. This works well on straightaways, but can also be done when turning. Also, this is very effective when moving at an upwards slope. Level slopes work too, but fire/bunny hopping while moving at a downward slope will only cause your kart to decelerate. There are exceptions to fire hopping at such a slope, but there are very few. Some examples are the boost panels on the slope on Toad Harbor the boost panel facing on the anti-gravity slope on GBA Mario Circuit. Otherwise, doing this when moving downwards will hinder your performance.
Oh, and regarding the startup boost fire hopping technique, mentioned above, this only works on specific courses, as said above. Fire hopping at the start of a course is super effective on courses that start you facing upwards, for example, DS Tick Tock Clock. However, doing this on course that start you facing downwards, like Electrodrome, will only make your kart go slower than your opponents. Doing this on courses that start you off on a neutral slope will either make you accelerate, or have no effect on your speed. It depends on the course.
I hoped this helped you win some races on Mario Kart 8. This trick is really effective when used correctly.
Toad Harbor: Use trams as a speed boost
The trams in Toad Harbor usually knock you out when you drive into them by accident, however if you are flying after jumping from a ramp or booster you can actually use the roofs of the trams to your advantage. When in the air, try to land on a tram's roof, and you will bounce off it undamaged. For an extra helpful boost, perform a flip.
Alternate credits and title screen
Earn a Gold Trophy on every 150cc speed race and every Mirror Mode race.
Earn a Gold Trophy on all eight Grand Prix tracks.
Glider part, Wheel part or Body part
Gather coins in Grand Prix, VS mode, and online races. In the beginning, each time your overall coins boosts by 50 you will unlock a new Glider part, Wheel part, or Body part. After getting 1,000 Coins, new parts will appear just after your complete coins boosts by 100.
Unlockable Gold parts
To unlock the following Gold parts, complete the following tasks:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|Gold Glider||For this you need to collect 10,000 Coins.|
|Gold Handle||Use the Wii Handle for at least 50% of your most recent 100 stages.|
|Gold Standard Kart||Get at least one star (score at least 54 GP) on every 150cc and Mirror mode race.|
|Gold Tires||Break all of the Time Trials Staff Ghosts records.|
First you need to have a Gold Trophy on any track in Grand Prix mode to unlock among the following characters at random. Note: Once a character has actually been unlocked on a certain track and CC class, you will not have the ability to unlock another new character from that exact same circumstance.
- Metal Mario
- Baby Rosalina
- Gold Peach
Unlocking Vehicle Parts
Vehicle parts are unlocked at random every time you get 50 coins. Once you reach 1000 coins total kart parts are unlocked every 100 coins. The only exceptions to this rule are the gold parts.
To unlock the following, complete the following tasks:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|Banana Cup||Complete the Shell Cup.|
|Flower Cup||Complete the Mushroom Cup.|
|Leaf Cup||Complete the Banana Cup.|
|Lightning Cup||Complete the Leaf Cup.|
|Special Cup||Complete the Star Cup.|
|Star Cup||Complete the Flower Cup.|
Unlockable Grand Prix stars
To unlock the following Grand Prix stars, complete the following tasks:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|One star||Earn 54 points (2 first and 2 second place finishes) or 55 points (3 first and 1 third or fourth place finish)|
|Three stars||Earn 60 Points (4 first place finishes)|
|Two stars||Earn 57 points (3 first place finishes and 1 second place finish)|
Collect coins in Grand Prix, VS mode, and online races. At first, each time your total coins increases by 50 you will unlock a new Glider part, Wheel part, or Body part. After getting 1,000 Coins, new parts will appear only after your total coins increases by 100.
You can unlock up to thirty different character stamps by completing any Grand Prix in first place with a specific character. You can also unlock up to thirty two track stamps by beating the normal staff ghost time for a specific track.
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