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Mario Kart Guide

Written by FooFan on Friday, 5 December 2008No Comment

Bonus Cups

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Cup:

Star Cup: Successfully complete the Flower and Mushroom Cup with a trophy.
Special Cup: Successfully complete the Star Cup with a trophy.
Leaf Cup: Successfully complete the Banana and Shell Cup with a trophy.
Lightning Cup: Successfully complete the Leaf Cup with a trophy.

Bonus characters

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character:

Baby Daisy: Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 50cc cups.
Baby Luigi: Unlock eight Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials mode.
Birdo: Play 16 different courses in Time Trials mode. Alternately, get 250 Wi-Fi wins.
Bowser Jr.: Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 100cc Retro Cups.
Daisy: Win the 150cc Special Cup.
Diddy Kong: Successfully complete all 50cc Retro Cups.
Dry Bones: Win the 100cc Leaf Cup.
Dry Bowser: Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 150cc Wii Cups.
Funky Kong: Unlock four Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials mode.
King Boo: Win the 50cc Star Cup
Mii (Outfit A): Win the 100cc Special Cup.
Mii (Outfit B): Unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials mode.
Rosalina: Get a “One Star” rank or better in all Mirror Mode Retro Cups. Alternately, have a saved game file from Super Mario Galaxy and win a number of races.
Toadette: Play on all 32 courses in Time Trials mode. Alternately, get 1,000 Wi-Fi wins.

Bonus bikes

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding bikes:

Bubble Bike (small): Win the Mirror Leaf Cup.
Dolphin Dasher (medium): Win the Mirror Star Cup.
Kamek (small): Defeat all the Nintendo ghosts in the Star Cup.
Magikruiser (small): Play on eight different courses in Time Trials mode.
Nitrocycle (medium): Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 100cc Nitro Cups.
Phantom (large): Win the Mirror Special Cup.
Quacker (small): Win the 150cc Star Cup.
Rapide (medium): Win the 100cc Lightning Cup.
Torpedo (large): Unlock 12 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials mode.
Twinkle Star (large): Win the 100cc Star Cup.

Bonus karts

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding karts:

Aero Glider (large): Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 150cc Retro Cups.
B Dasher Mk 2 (medium): Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts.
Blue Falcon (small): Win the Mirror Lightning Cup.
Dragonetti (large): Win the 150cc Lightning Cup.
Glory (medium): Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials mode.
Piranha Prowler (large): Win the 50cc Special Cup.
Rally Romper (medium): Get a “One Star” rank or better in the 100cc Mushroom Cup.
Royal Racer (medium): Win the 150cc Leaf Cup.
Super Blooper (medium): Get a “One Star” rank or better in the 50cc Leaf Cup.
Tiny Titan (small): Get a “One Star” rank or better in all 50cc Retro Cups. Alternately, get 50 Wi-Fi wins.

Mirror mode

Win all 150cc Cups to unlock Mirror mode.

Expert Staff Ghosts

Defeat a Normal Staff Ghosts with a time at least seven seconds faster to unlock the Expert Staff Ghost for that course.

Alternate title screen and ending sequence

Get a “One Star” rank or better in all Cups, including those in Mirror mode to unlock an alternate title screen and ending sequence.

Special credits

Win all trophies in a class to view the credits and see a congratulations screen featuring your Mii with Mario and Peach. Win all Grand Prix Cups to get another congratulations screen featuring your Mii with all the racers.

Quick start

When the countdown starts, wait until the “2″ begins to disappear, then hold 2 to get a boost at the start of the race.

When the timer to begin the race just starts, hold 1 + 2. As soon as it is about to say “Go”, release both buttons and press 2 as you would normally do to start the race. If done correctly, you will get a nice boost that will usually put you in first place in the 50cc and 100cc class. Note: This may require some practice.

Quick recovery

When you fall into an obstacle, press 2 precisely when you land to get a temporary boost.

Use same character with more than one player

This glitch works because you are automatically placed on the character you last selected. First, make have player one choose the character desired. Next, deselect the character, and move off it. Have player two select the character. Go back one screen, then enter the character selection screen again. You should now both be on the same character. Then, have both players select the character. Note: This trick also works for three and four players.

Defending against POW Block

When an opponent uses a POW Block, it will spin you out on the third POW, causing you to lose an item and speed. However, if you perform a wheelie on a bike as soon as your hear the third POW, you will spin and lose your item but maintain your speed. Additionally, if you shake the Wii-mote, it will create a force field and protect you. Also, if you are off the ground (not jumping) from something such as a ramp, you will avoid the POW Block. -From: Greg

Winning online

A win counts as long as points are added to your total score. For example, if you get fifth, or sometimes sixth, place in an online race, it is still considered a win. The same goes for Battle Online. You can be on the losing team, but if you scored enough coins or hits and it adds points to your score, then it can be a win.

Golden Wii Wheel icon

After using the Wii Wheel extensively in all modes, a golden Wii Wheel will appear next to your name when you go online.

Profile name stars

You can add a star next to your profile name on the results screen and the Wi-Fi races by completing all Grand Prix races with a certain rank:

One star profile name: Earn a “One Star” rank in all Grand Prix races.
Two star profile name: Earn a “Two Star” rank in all Grand Prix races.
Three star profile name: Earn a “Three Star” rank in all Grand Prix races.

Expert Staff Ghost times

After beating the Normal Staff Ghosts by a certain margin of time, you can unlock the Expert Staff Ghosts. The following are the approximated times for unlocking them:

Mushroom Cup

Luigi Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:29.670
Unlock Time: 01:25.742

Moo Moo Meadows

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:37.856
Unlock Time: 01.33.571

Mushroom Gorge

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:16.110
Unlock Time: 02.07.755

Toad’s Factory

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:22.480
Unlock Time: 02.15.681

Flower Cup

Mario Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:44.777
Unlock Time: 01.39.183

Coconut Mall

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:30.764
Unlock Time: 02.24.788

DK’s Snowboard Cross

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:34.693
Unlock Time: 02.24.725

Wario’s Gold Mine

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:19.583
Unlock Time: 02.14.932

Star Cup

Daisy Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 0:56.822
Unlock Time: 01.48.791

Koopa Cape

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:03.022
Unlock Time: 02.54.897

Maple Treeway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.633
Unlock Time: 02.50.229

Grumble Volcano

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:28.237
Unlock Time: 02.19.524

Special Cup

Dry Dry Ruins

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:30.949
Unlock Time: 02.21.681

Moonview Highway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:16.802
Unlock Time: 02.07.016

Bowser’s Castle

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:04.836
Unlock Time: 02.55.017

Rainbow Road

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:05.895
Unlock Time: 02.59.293

Shell Cup

GCN Peach Beach

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:34.233
Unlock Time: 01.30.698

DS Yoshi Falls

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:16.461
Unlock Time: 01.12.901

SNES Ghost Valley 2

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:06.595
Unlock Time: 01.03.752

N64 Mario Raceway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:14.799
Unlock Time: 02.07.915

Banana Cup

N64 Sherbet Land

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:48.651
Unlock Time: 02.37.784

GBA Shy Guy Beach

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:45.568
Unlock Time: 01.39.255

DS Delfino Square

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:41.807
Unlock Time: 02.33.107

GCN Waluigi Stadium

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:32.882
Unlock Time: 02.24.645

Leaf Cup

DS Desert Hills

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:10.233
Unlock Time: 02.01.141

GBA Bowser Castle 3

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.304
Unlock Time: 02.50.637

N64 DK’s Jungle Parkway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.264
Unlock Time: 02.49.028

GCN Mario Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:59.771
Unlock Time: 01.55.267

Lightning Cup

SNES Mario Circuit 3

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:38.880
Unlock Time: 01.34.828

DS Peach Gardens

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:34.894
Unlock Time: 02.29.006

GCN DK Mountain

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:57.744
Unlock Time: 02.50.248

N64 Bowser’s Castle

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:19.323
Unlock Time: 03.06.723

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