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Which is more effective - three mushrooms at once or one at a time?

Using them separately is the most effective way. The speed of the mushrooms does not compound so it is more beneficial to space them out.
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In Mario Kart 64, are there weight classes or does each character have a different weight?

In mario kart 64, lightweights actually have both the fastest acceleration and highest top speed. Middleweights have the lowest acceleration, and share the same top speed as the heavyweights. The ...
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What's the most efficient usage of the golden mushroom in Mario Kart 64?

We just did a lab with MK 64 in my physics class, and our data seemed to indicate that giving the boost just under a second and a half before boosting again yielded the best time consistently.
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Can you take the shortcut on Koopa Troopa Beach without items?

Yes, you can take the shortcut it in every mode without an item. Doing a Mini-Turbo before going onto the ramp helps to increase your speed. Also jumping at the peak of the ramp can help on the slower ...
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What makes you bounce after landing in Mario Kart 64?

The bounce will occur when your kart goes at least 1.7 units below the ground. The game has a mechanic to send the kart back upwards. A visual with some more details can be viewed in Weatherton's ...
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What is the optimal path in Yoshis Valley?

TLDR; Right, Left, Right Long version: Depends if you're going for Time Trial or Multiplayer. Without the Shortcut Time Trial - Right, Left, Right because there's no spinies Because this is the ...
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Why were the player icons replaced with question marks in Yoshi Valley Mario Kart 64 track?

While I do not have insight into the game's code, there is evidence that there was no such hardware limitation. As you noticed yourself, the minimap knows who is in first place and can make the ...
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Can you take the shortcut on Koopa Troopa Beach without items?

Yes, it is possible. As shown here.
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