Mario Kart Tips and Tricks!

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This week on Stream it Conor has 3 tips for you to become the every best at Mario Kart!

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Conor’s 3 tips for Mario Kart!

1. Save your Green Shells!

Annoyingly you’ll receive weaker power-ups the further ahead in the race you are.

That doesn’t mean the tools you receive for being first are useless though!

Don’t be tempted to throw that green shell away too quickly if you’re int he lead!

If you spot a red shell coming your way, keep the L trigger held down.

This will place your green shell to the rear of your kart, and it’ll deflect the attack!

2. Find shortcuts in the track!

Every track in Mario Kart 8 has a shortcut or two for those willing to experiment and seek out special ways of shaving a few seconds off their lap times.

It might be a secret route or even a way to skip a turn or a super boost jump that takes you over a difficult part!

Take some time to enjoy a leisurely tour of each course in the single-player mode so you get to know where each of the secrets are.

Many of them pass through rough terrain, and so require a speed-boost of some kind if you’re to gain a net benefit.ย 

3. Power boosts are super helpful!

As with previous Mario Kart games, there’s a way to get off the starting grid with a super-fast start, but timing is everything.

When the countdown begins, hold down the accelerator a fraction of a second after the number 2 has appeared.

Keep it held down throughout the remainder of the countdown and you’ll go super fast off the start line!

However, if your timing’s either a little too early or a little too late, your racer will spin his or her wheels instead for a short amount of time before pulling away.

With just a little practice you should find yourself able to pull off this essential technique every single time.

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