- Hints and Tips

Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide

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Mario Kart Wii Guide - Hints and Tips

- Boost Start
At the start of a race, press and hold the accelerator just as the 2 starts to disappear to get a boost right out of the gate.


Here.

- Slipstreaming / Drafting
Slipstream isn't new, but it has been made way easier. This is actually used by professional racers. Basically, when a car is moving, it displaces the air in front of it, creating an area of low pressure behind it. This low pressure area means less air resistance and faster top speeds. Just get in line behind another cart and stay there till the boost kicks in.


Get in line...

...start the stream...


...and boost!

Rush right past them!

- Wheelies
This can only be done on a motorcycle. When going in a straight line, press the trick button. Your front tire will lift up and you'll get a short burst of speed. However, your tire will remain up for around 4 seconds, meaning you cant steer during that time and are very susceptible to being bumped. DON'T try this with the Wii Wheel. Just don't do it.

- Boosting on recovery
If you fall off the track, Lakitu will put you back on. If you press the accelerate button just as your tires touch the ground, you'll get a boots.

- Dragging items
Dragging items has been a part of the Mario Kart series for as long as I can remember. For any item that permits, press and hold the use button. The item will appear behind you and drag behind your cart. What this does it two fold: 1) it opens up your inventory so you can hold another item. 2) it protects you from incoming shells.


Uh Oh...
 

Ah ha!


Haha!

- Throwing items
I've never found much of a use for this in a race, but you can throw certain items forward instead of dropping them back. Can come in handy in Battle Mode.

- Looking Backward
Looking backward can be helpful if you are trying to hit an opponent behind you, or if you hear a shell coming. It can also prove invaluable during Battles. Just don't lose track of what's in front of you.


I see you.



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33 comments, latest first.
 
Funky Kong and Dry Bowser are the fastest characters.

Guest
Added 21st Mar 2015, ID #531419

 
With rainbow road take it slow until ur really good at it

Guest
Added 29th Dec 2014, ID #492207

 
I think using the Nunchuk is easier with control. What do you guys think?

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Added 13th Dec 2014, ID #483818

 
i did not get any of this :(
but it was cool how they could show pic's of the game

Guest
Added 12th Aug 2014, ID #435241

 
for me the evil character is baby daisy, king boo, Luigi, or dry bowser.

Guest
Added 21st May 2014, ID #386415

 
Adding onto the start-up boost part, if you're using a bike and going for a boost start, do a wheelie right when you start. It'll help getting to the lead much easier.

Guest
Added 10th Aug 2013, ID #303888

 
thanks for the tips bro![video][img][spoiler][/spoiler] [/img] [/video]

Guest
Added 4th Jun 2013, ID #287797

 
i got better the game (12 to 2)but in single player (12 to 1)

Guest
Added 14th Jan 2013, ID #242760

 
In my game, there is only one enemy. BABY PEACH. Evil little creature ruins my races every chance she gets!

Guest
Added 16th Dec 2012, ID #222950

 
I use the wii wheel... er, sideways wii controller. I pop wheelies. A lot.
Also, maybe boots will call Dora to bring a backpack... of bullet bills and stars. XD.

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Added 3rd Nov 2012, ID #204868

 
Uh-oh. PRINCESS PEACH! WATCH OUT FOR THAT SHELL!

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Added 8th Sep 2012, ID #184474

 
Weird Comments

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Added 16th Aug 2012, ID #176625

 
[size=12][/size] OH MY HEAVENLY LORD!!!!!!!!! YOSHI!!!!!!! THERE IS A SHELL COMING REALLY FAST BEHIND YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Added 6th Aug 2012, ID #172841

 
u know u don't have 2 buy the wii wheel 2 use those controls. Just use the wiimote sideways.

Guest
Added 6th Aug 2012, ID #172838

 
Uh-oh. YOSHI!! WATCH OUT 4 THAT SHELL THAT'S COMING REALLY FAST BEHIND YOU!
EEEEEEE!!!!!!

Guest
Added 22nd Jul 2012, ID #167407

 
Uh-oh. PRICESS PEACH! WATCH OUT FOR THAT SHELL!

Guest
Added 22nd Jul 2012, ID #167404

 
Uh-oh. Eeeeeee! YIKES! WATCH OUT BEHIND YOU!

Guest
Added 22nd Jul 2012, ID #167293

 
Jesus Christ! Watch out behind you!

Guest
Added 22nd Jul 2012, ID #167292

 
i got boots!

Guest
Added 13th May 2012, ID #141840

 
i have world record with wii wheel

Guest
Added 9th Apr 2012, ID #131253

 
YES I FINNALY BEAT MIRROR SPECIL CUP HERE I COME ROSELENA (thanks for the start boost thats how i won)

Guest
Added 18th Feb 2012, ID #116142

 
how do i get 3 stars in the

Guest
Added 21st Jan 2012, ID #107832

 
Mario pwns Toad with trick boosts not boots.

Guest
Added 14th Jan 2012, ID #105608

 
Thesse are good tho you should also put about the timing for drifting cuz it is very nessesary to learn. By the way I've beaten the game over 500 times & i'm still learning! This is the best game! >.>

Guest
Added 7th Jan 2012, ID #103660

 
Ummm...you can easily do a wheelie with a wii wheel.. It's not that hard. While your racing (say in front Of the finish line) just pull up quickly with the wheel and you'll be doing the wheelie.. Just push the wii wheel back down when you don't want to wheelie anymore.. Honestly it's not hard I've beat the game and I do it on almost every race..

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Added 31st Dec 2011, ID #101250

 
OMG LAKITU GIVES FREE BOOTS!!!! O_o o_O

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Added 30th Dec 2011, ID #100816

 
[color=purple][/color] well i can do a wheelie using the wii wheel. i just cant drift tho.

Guest
Added 6th Sep 2011, ID #73067

 
YAY! I GOT BOOTS!

Guest
Added 14th Jan 2011, ID #25385

 
i prefere the game cube controler

Guest
Added 29th Dec 2010, ID #23034

 
That is y i never use the wii wheel even though i have one. It was a total waste of money. I like the nunchuk. Much greater control

youallsuck
Added 1st Aug 2010, ID #6970

 
Thanks.The boost part helped me beat the shell cup.

Guest
Added 22nd Jul 2010, ID #5561

 
When your doing a wheely with the wii wheel while in manual, you can drift to get out of the wheely. So if you're getting ready to go off the track while in a wheely, just drift to avoid it.

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Added 13th Jun 2010, ID #452

 
thnx

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Added 10th Jun 2010, ID #123