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Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide by SPV999  
 
 
 



Mario Kart Wii Guide - Controls

Mario Kart Wii has four types of controls. Classic Controller, Wii Wheel, Gamecube Controller, and Wii Remote Nunchuk. Each controller has it's pros and cons.

Not ALL  the buttons are mapped out in the images, so I'll put something under them to further explain.

To change controllers, go to the main menu and unplug/turn off your current controller and plug your new one in. If you're using a Wavebird, you have to unplug the receiver. 

Wii Wheel


Wii Wheel

Turn the wheel to steer, and the button is pause. You can also use the B button to drag items. Shake in air to trick.

Pros:
- It was build just for this game
- Very fluid, feels very natural to steer.
- Buttons are simple.
- Makes it very easy to toss items forward/backward.

Cons:
- Impossible to snake with or jump with if you set it to Automatic
- If you do turn on Automatic drifting, you can no longer drag items
- Your car may go all over when trying to do a trick.

Overall:
I like this controller. It feels very nice. However, it's also very hard to get good Time Trial times and/or getting a good standing in 150cc. Overall though, this is great to just sit down and play with.

Gamecube Controller


Gamecube Controller

D-pad to trick. B also jumps. X and Z look behind.

Pros:
- The traditional controller. Feels good if you're used to the series.
- Very easy to snake with.
- Well balanced, comfortable.

Cons:
- Not as fun as the Wii Wheel

Overall:
While it's not as fun, it is probably the best control choice. It's comfortable and gives you full control over your cart.

Classic Controller


Classic Controller

Z looks back. D-pad tricks. pauses.

Pros:
- Another traditional controller. Feels more standard.
- Easy to snake with.
- Fairly comfortable.

Cons:
- Can be a bit small, the buttons may feel cramped.
- Joy stick doesn't feel as good as the Gamecube controller

Overall:
A good choice if you don't have a Gamecube controller. If you do have a Gamecube controller, there's really no point in using this. This still gives you the same amount of control as the Gamecube controller.

Wii Remote Nunchuk


Wii Remote Nunchuk

Flicking the Wii Remote up does tricks. pauses.

Pros:
- Less restrictive then the more traditional controllers
- You don't lose control when doing tricks (like the Wii Wheel)

Cons:
- Joy stick doenst feel right, throws off snaking.
- Can take some getting used to if you've played the old games.

Overall:
My preferred choice for actual races. Feels good, and isn't as awkward as some of the other button placements. It can be hard to snake with, however.



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the problem with both the nunchuck and the wheel is that they can be unresponsive and even turn the cart the wrong way

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Added 16th May 2014, ID #384552

 
Thanks![spoiler][/spoiler]

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Added 6th Aug 2013, ID #303094

 
a d-pad is a directional pad

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Added 31st Jul 2013, ID #301548

 
How do you get an unlimited bullet bill with a gamecube controller and what is the code for the bullet bill?

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Added 16th May 2013, ID #283147

 
Can you hold green shells behind you with the wii wheel?

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Added 7th Jan 2013, ID #239086

 
Is the classic controller good?

Guest
Added 21st Dec 2012, ID #225923

 
Is it easy with the nunchuck

Guest
Added 21st Nov 2012, ID #210909

 
wiimote is the best because you have more control of steering and more fun of game and gold wheel icon is cool to and also remember. no wheel:no skill.

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Added 25th Aug 2012, ID #179764

 
How woud you skid with the wii wheel?

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Added 23rd Aug 2012, ID #179276

 
thanks i want this game for christmas and i dint know wii wheel controls (beacause i want wii wheel) and it helped me alot

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Added 20th Aug 2012, ID #178104

 
Is there any way to throw an item behind you when using the Classic Controller? The D-Pad down button (when oriented sideways that is) does it when just using the Wii Remote, but the D-Pad on the Classic Controller appears to have no function.

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Added 31st May 2012, ID #147400

 
Interesting.

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Added 16th Apr 2012, ID #134124

 
whats a accel buttion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Added 23rd Feb 2012, ID #117654

 
@devonDX It's short for directional/direction pad. It's the cross shaped thing.

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Added 12th Feb 2012, ID #114153

 
WHAT IS A D PAD!!!!!!!!!!!

devonDX
Added 31st Jan 2012, ID #111085

 
fly fly =D

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Added 15th Jan 2012, ID #106020

 
which is the best controller to use?- i have classic controller and wiimote and wiimote + nunchuck- whih would be best????? thanks

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Added 6th Dec 2011, ID #93178

 
you can drag items in automatic with the wii wheel. you hold dowh one of the side arrows on the plus part of the controller. and using the wheel isn't actually necessary, i never use is, i just turn the remote sideways.

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Added 30th Nov 2011, ID #91654

 
Don't forget - you can also use the Cyberbike for Mario Kart (needs to be switched to CB on front of the handlebars), so that is a fifth option. Great way to burn some calories !

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Added 22nd Aug 2011, ID #69183

 
How do you have an object backwards?

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Added 8th Jul 2011, ID #55790

 
wut about the emulater controls?

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Added 13th Jun 2011, ID #49006

 
i did not know you could use the Wii remote and Nunchuchk!

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Added 16th May 2011, ID #43351

 
for the Gamecube Controller, when i press b, it doesn't jump, it only go's backwards. how do i jump for the Gamecube Controller?

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Added 4th May 2011, ID #41444

 
When using the wii remote, does it have to be the ones with the Motion Plus or can we use generic types made for wii?

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Added 18th Jan 2011, ID #25886

 
Snaking is basically drifting from one side of the track 2 the other over and over- getting a theoretically endless supply of mini-turbo boosts.

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Added 5th Dec 2010, ID #20333

 
 
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