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I agree with George Stocker about using it to get through slower shortcuts, and also to knock around other racers. However, my personal experience seems to suggest that giving it a bit of time in between presses of the [Z] button seems to help maximize the boost's effect. Of note is one of the reasons why I think it does so: It makes it much easier to ...


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Okay, I've did some testing, and, it really doesn't matter much how you use it, as using a "pumping motion" (leaving a slight delay between each usage) or "pressing it as fast as you can" give both a direct boost to maximum speed, the item has a fixed usage time, and you can't double up on the boost. HOWEVER, the most important thing, for efficient usage, ...


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Yes, generally speaking, Mario Kart drivers are broken into 3 main types: Lightweight Peach, Yoshi and Toad - They have the fastest acceleration and the highest top speed. Toad is slightly lighter than Yoshi or Peach, but the difference is so small it's not really noticeable. Middleweight Mario, Luigi - The only differences between the middleweights and ...


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I think it is best to tap quickly. If you go into single player mode and cycle the HUD using c - right you'll eventually come upon a speedometer display. It is apparent that a boost is relatively short lived; it is ineffective long before the exhaust color returns to normal. If you play around with it in SP you should eventually find a rhythm that ...


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Ideally you want to use it to get around a section of track that would normally slow you down; grass, the not-so-deep water, and gravel are just a few examples. You also want to use it if you're a lighter weight character (toad, et. al.) against heavy-weights (Bowser, Wario). As far as what is 'better'; it only lasts for a certain period of time whether ...


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If there is a tie in the end of a GP, the human player will beat the CPUs. In 2-player GPs, player 1 will beat player 2 if they are tied.


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Yes, this is called the Rubber Band Effect Generally, what is happening is the A.I is trying to present a challenge to you without seeming completely impossible to beat. When you are driving worse (or if you are a newer player not used to the ins and outs of the game) the A.I. players drive slower. When you pick up your game and start racing faster, the ...


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I'm not sure if there are any probability differences by pressing Z, but here are some things to consider: If you touch a block that guarantees you a blue shell, you might as well press Z to get the shell sooner. Since you are guaranteed a blue shell, even if there is a statistical advantage of not pressing it, it makes no sense in this situation. If you ...


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There are three weight classes: Light weight Medium weight Heavy weight Heavy weight karts will take a long time to accelerate, but they have the highest top speed. Also, when a heavy kart collides with a lighter kart, that light kart will sometimes spin out. Light weight karts have a high acceleration, so they can get going quicker after a complete ...


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One way I have figured out to do this is to be someone fairly light weight (e.g. Toad or Yoshi), then get a buddy to play as a heavy-weight (e.g. Donkey Kong). Next, have them line up right near the wall, facing towards it. Now you will need a mushroom and to line up behind them. Once you are lined up, you stand a little behind them such that the mushroom ...


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If you play alone against a CPU in Mario Kart 64 and tie for time against the CPU, you will be ranked base on if you beat that CPU in the previous race. If you won the previous race you will be ranked above. If you tie for time during the first race you will be rank below the CPU, same goes for two CPU players. If you tie for time in 2 player Grand Prix in ...


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From my experience, you are more likely to get items like shells, lightning bolts etc if you are trailing far behind. Banana peels and the occasional green shell if you are up front. So to answer your question, i would say it is ambiguous.


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The best way to use it is to go really fast. You can't be that picky considering the longer you save it, the less other items you can acquire. Also, saving items tends to become frustrating when an attack causes you to lose them, might as well have used it when you had the chance and move to the next item quickly!


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You can use other drivers as "spring". That at least worked for when starting a race from last position - pushing A just in time for a speed start, then pushing R to jump on the driver in front of me, which causes my to bounce in front of the field. I guess this can also be achieved with a mushroom when another driver is in a good position.


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Lightest to heaviest: Toad, Peach, Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, Wario, DK, Bowser. You learn this when you play battle mode a lot. Also, if Peach and Toad ram into each other Toad will get affected. Simularily if Bowser rams into DK, DK gets injured.


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I don't know about those two shortcuts, but the shortcut in Wario Stadium requires you to hop just as you hit the wall. When you time it correctly, you can jump up and over the wall. Here is a video showing the Wario Stadium shortcut. This video shows a number of different glitch / shortcuts. Toad's Turnpike is at 3:49, but it appears to be more of a ...



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