Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Often when playing Mario Kart Wii, I'll have a Red Shell whizz right by me if it was just shot, or one of my Red Shells will just miss another player. Because of this, I'm curious how the Red Shell homes in on players - does it act as a green shell for a little bit before it decides who to home on?

share|improve this question
2  
In 64, I know it goes a short distance first before starting to home in (and even still, not fully accurately). Don't know the Wii version, though, but there's precedent for that logic. –  Grace Note Dec 23 '10 at 0:45
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes, just as in the 64 version, the shell will travel a short distance as if it was a Green Shell and then take off towards it's locked target.

This is also the reason why you have to be careful to shoot it in the direction of your target (i.e. not perpendicular) or else it has a higher chance to hit the wall in front of you before it veers off toward the guy it's meant for.

share|improve this answer
add comment

In addition to Pithlit's answer

Red shells do not using homing if fired backwards, they act like green shells, but do not bounce off objects.

Red shells cannot take sharp corners very well, so you can avoid them sometimes by taking a sharp corner

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.