I am trying to use a mushroom powerup in manual mode which is the B button, but instead when i press B I drift instead.

  • Perhaps you or someone else customized the controls and forgot about it. Nov 30 '14 at 22:53

According to the instruction manual

scan of instruction manual http://www.wiichat.com/forum/attachments/nintendo-wii-hardware/4200d1237934432-mario-kart-controller-mkwcontrolleroptions.jpg

Depending on which control scheme you're using, "Use Items" is mapped to either L, Z, or the D-pad.

Wiimote (horizontal)

D-Pad up (launches item forward if possible) or down (launches item behind if possible).

Wiimote & Nunchuk


Classic Controller or NGC controller


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