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Is there an advantage to playing Waluigi?

Chase247 made a good video explaining why players pick Waluigi. To summarize, characters in Mario Kart 8 have hidden stats that go beyond what's shown to the player. ...
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Who voiced toad?

It looks like the voice actor for Toad has changed over time. From this Wiki: Toad's voice was originally portrayed by Tomoko Maruno for the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64 (and later the ...
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Is drifting boost strong enough that I should maximize drifting whenever possible in Mario Kart 8?

Each level of drift beyond the first gives you roughly an extra second of drift turbo time, as seen in this official video: For whether or not it's worth it, you can ...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

The wheel icon is shown when the player is using tilt steering with the Wiimote-only controls. It does not matter whether the wheel accessory is involved, which cannot be detected anyway, as it is ...
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What is COM in battle mode settings for Mario Kart 8?

COM or Computer are the AI controlling the other karts, changing this will increase or decrease their difficulty.
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When do I boost to dodge a blue shell?

From this guide If you hit a boost pad or use a boost Mushroom at the very moment the Blue Shell is starting its descent and explosion you may dodge it. So ideally you will want to boost when the ...
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Can the split screen in Mario Kart 8 be removed?

From some light research around Google, the consensus seems to be that it is a highly sought-after feature, yet it was not implemented for Mario Kart 8, for whatever reason. Unfortunately, there doesn'...
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Does dragging items defensively slow you down in Mario Kart 8?

From my own experience with the game, and from some searching around Google and the like, I cannot find any evidence to support your question. As the game currently plays, holding an item behind you ...
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Is Mario or Yoshi Faster in Mario Kart 8?

If you look purely at the stats, Mario is faster. Take a look at the image below with the stats per character (I highlighted Mario and Yoshi's speed). Image taken from Craveonline. If you have to take ...
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Can there be multiple Blue Shells at once?

No, there cannot be more than one Spiny (Blue) Shell held by players at any given time. This mechanic was apparently introduced in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and has not been changed since. From the ...
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If you throw a red shell in first place, where does it go?

If you throw a red shell forwards while in first place, it follows the track for a little bit but does not home in on any player. If you throw a red shell backwards while in first place, it acts ...
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How many CCs is online play?

According to the Wiki, it appears to be based off the your/your opponents VR (Versus Ranking): Between 1000 and over 4000 VR when playing Worldwide or Regional VS. Race, players race at 100cc, and ...
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How good is auto-drift in Mario Kart 8?

Yes, totally. While drifting you can get a boost. Blue sparks coming from your tires signifies the first level of Boost, while orange sparks are level two. When you release the R button, you'll ...
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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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How are CPU rankings determined in Mario Kart 8?

When the last human player finishes, the remainder of the CPUs are placed based on their current position. No simulation or situational calculation is done; the game only pays attention to the CPUs' ...
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When do I boost to dodge a blue shell?

Boost only when the blue shell is right about to crash down on you, but haven't emitted any blue particles yet.
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Does hopping have an advantage?

Hopping helps in multiple ways: It's the only way to drift, which allows for sharper turns without losing (too much) speed. Drifting is done by jumping and keeping the jump button pressed while ...
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Does pressing L give you items faster?

Yes, you can get your items faster by pressing the item button to interrupt the roulette. I don't know the exact numbers, but it's pretty simple: Normally you get an item after a certain period of ...
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I'm drifting and I don't know why

Mario Kart 8 merged the 'Manual' and 'Automatic' drifting modes from Mario Kart Wii into one. You can use the ZR trigger to perform manual drifts, but if you don't, automatic drifting will be engaged. ...
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Can a 2nd driver in a Mario Kart 8 "vs" race select a User Mii?

If you are asking what I think your asking, then yes, players 2-4 can choose to play as their Mii Character if they wish, by selecting them like every other character in the game, but you can't select ...
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