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Pressing the "Use Item" button repeatedly while the picked up item is still "spinning" will get you the item much faster.


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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 first three Mario Party titles) and Isaac Marshall for the overseas version. Eventually, Jen Taylor, and then Kelsey Hutchinson, played Toad's voice for many ...


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Differences between bikes and karts are generally this: Karts can charge a full mini-turbo (yellow sparks) if the turn is long enough; bikes can only charge a half-mini-turbo (blue sparks). On courses with many sharp turns this can result in karts getting a decent amount more speed boosts. Bikes can do wheelies and karts can't; during a wheelie you get a ...


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Basically, you just need to get a medal (bronze, silver or gold) in single player Grand Prix mode in each cup. Star Cup => Finish 3rd or better in Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup Special Cup => Finish 3rd or better in Star Cup (which means that you also finished 3rd or better in Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup) Leaf Cup => Finish 3rd or better in Shell ...


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If you shake the controller at the right time (just as the last shake comes to spin you out) you won't lose speed, but you'll still spin and lose your shells and mushrooms (or whatever other item you may have had). If you are in the air after a jump from a ramp you won't get hit at all.


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Various FAQs claim that you get the Gold Wheel display for "playing with the wheel a lot", but give no more detailed information. However, the outcome of this discussion as well as this thread indicate that the following critera need to be met: You have to have raced at least 100 races. You need to have used Wii Wheel as your controller more than 50% of ...


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According to http://mariokart.wikia.com/wiki/Rosalina There are three ways to unlock Rosalina in Mario Kart Wii. Make a save file on Super Mario Galaxy, then perform 50 races. Get a minimum 1 Star ranking on all Cups in 150cc Mirror Mode. Play 4950 races. Since you neither have a Super Mario Galaxy save file nor unlocked Mirror Mode, it ...


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You need to finish all Grand Prix Cups on the 150cc difficulty with at least one star rank in each cup.


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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) ...


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In short, no. Multitudes of people have modded their ISOs for use when running an emulator such as Dolphin to create a custom racer or to change the appearance of one of the already existing racers. From Super Mario Wiki's Mii page: Originally, a Mii Outfit C was going to be added, but was cut from the final version of the game.


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Do you mean modifying your drift path? You can do this by steering more to the left (or right) while you are already drifting. For example, if you're drifting left, you can get a sharper drift by steering even more to the left, or a wider drift by steering to the right; lesser to the left. (Of course, reverse the directions if you're drifting to the right) ...


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A race is one single track. A group of four races on four different tracks is a cup. For unlocking characters via the racing criteria, finishing a four track cup would count as four individual races.


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You shall have to get an item called a "Capture card": A capture card is a box, in which the input goes from console to box and then out of the box in a computer monitor or TV allowing you to record your gameplay. Console -> Capture Card* -> Monitor/TV *Capture Card connects to Laptop/PC to stream and record the game play it self. Elgato Makes some neat ...


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Instructions Identify cheaters early on in the game, if possible. Cheaters often have absurd win and loss records, i.e. 100 wins and no losses. They usually will have hacked the game to give them use of unlimited items. For example, if you are hit with a blue shell early in the race and no one has had time to even reach the first item box, you're probably ...


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There are a few ways to do this. Note that all of the following methods require software modification unsupported by Nintendo that have the possibility of damaging your console and voiding your warranty - they must be done at your own risk. The most popular replacement online server for Nintendo WiFi Connection is Wiimmfi, which has about 300 players online ...


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Unlocking the Sprinter requires you to unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts. Unlocking the Mii Outfit B requires you to unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghosts (one for each track). You unlock the Expert Staff Ghosts by beating a specific time on Time Trials for each track, while racing against the Normal Staff Ghost. There are many online links that show the times you ...


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Yes, Guests are taken into calculation online, they impact scores just like a normal player. Me and my brother used to play MKWii online a lot, and when he finishes ahead of me, the points I get are calculated as-if a non-guest player finished ahead of me.


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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


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One things karts have that bikes do not is the 2nd level of boost from drifting. Doing wheelies also has a downside. When you are doing a wheelie and get bumped, you lose a lot of speed/momentum. I also think it is the act of doing a small hop that evades the POW and doing a wheelie is just an easy way to achieve that. I have not tested trying to dodge with ...


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Treat the players who come first and second as one person, and third and fourth as one person, and follow a normal tournament structure. So first and second are one side of the bracket for the next round, and third and fourth drop down to the loser's bracket or out entirely depending on your model. If your number of players isn't divisible by 4, that's OK, ...


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Steps: Beat the 150CC Lightning Cup Done, it should be unlocked for use Notes: It is called Dragonetti in PAL Regions, while being called Honeycoupe in NTSC Regions It can only be used for heavy-weight characters, such as King Boo, Dry Browser etc Source Mario Kart Wiki: Honeycoupe


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I'm not sure about other items with time restrictions. But I do know that some items are restricted to only one existing in a race at a time. For example, only 1 blue shell can exist at any one time. So if someone gets a blue shell from an item box they could hold onto it the whole race and no one would ever get blue shelled. I believe bullet bill follows ...


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To get a star ranking on your license you must get that rank or better in every cup and engine class in Grand Prix mode. It will show up on the race results and pre-online race screens. For three stars, win every race in the cup. For two stars, you're allowed to place second in one race. For one star, you can place second twice or third once. Even if you ...


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It really boils down to your personal skill, the motion controls of the wiimote make it very susceptible to shoddy performance as it is. Mario Kart Wii supports the following alternative control schemes, all which don't use motion controls: Gamecube controller Wiimote + Nunchuck Classic Controller Rainbow Road makes liberal use of turns, here your ability ...


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Well this track (like every track but, this one really does) requires a lot of drifting and wise use of mushrooms. Youll be drifting at every turn and sometimes even decelerating (3 times if i remember correctly). That being said, training is really all you need. Vehicles are really of your choice. I think karts are better than bikes but bikes will be ...


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21 seconds is your best lap time, not best overall time. So, unless that 21 second lap time was also part of your best complete run of the course, you will likely not be able to select it to race against. That said, changing which ghost you race against is fairly easy. Go the menu used to select a time trial track. Select the track, but do not start the ...


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During Time Trials, two numbers are tracked: Your fastest lap time (in this case 21 seconds). The time it took for you to complete three laps. It is this second number that is used for unlocking Expert Staff Ghosts (as per your previous question). For Ghost Valley 2, you are trying to beat 1:04 in three laps, so three 21 second laps would work (though ...


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