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- Hints and Tips

Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide

by SPV999  

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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.


- 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!


- 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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Jun 2nd 2017 Guest
I totally think u should go as princess peach because i always come first on her. and u know the boxes and u can get a rocket, the way u get it is if you go 12th and get a box then Ta-Da![img][img]
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Oct 18th 2015 Guest
For people who have alot of karts for King Boo i think personally Phirana Prowler is the most handling.
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Jun 12th 2015 Guest
How do you dodge the blue shell?
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Jun 12th 2015 Guest
use a mushroom right when its about to strike
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Jun 2nd 2015 Guest
What is the best car for yoshi
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Mar 21st 2015 Guest
Funky Kong and Dry Bowser are the fastest characters.
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Dec 29th 2014 Guest
With rainbow road take it slow until ur really good at it
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Dec 13th 2014 Guest
I think using the Nunchuk is easier with control. What do you guys think?
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Aug 12th 2014 Guest
i did not get any of this :(
but it was cool how they could show pic's of the game
ID #435241
May 21st 2014 Guest
for me the evil character is baby daisy, king boo, Luigi, or dry bowser.
ID #386415
Aug 10th 2013 Guest
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.
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Jun 4th 2013 Guest
thanks for the tips bro![video][img][spoiler][/spoiler] [/img] [/video]
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Jan 14th 2013 Guest
i got better the game (12 to 2)but in single player (12 to 1)
ID #242760
Dec 16th 2012 Guest
In my game, there is only one enemy. BABY PEACH. Evil little creature ruins my races every chance she gets!
ID #222950
Nov 3rd 2012 Guest
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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Sep 8th 2012 Guest
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Aug 16th 2012 Guest
Weird Comments
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Aug 6th 2012 Guest
[size=12][/size] OH MY HEAVENLY LORD!!!!!!!!! YOSHI!!!!!!! THERE IS A SHELL COMING REALLY FAST BEHIND YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #172841
Aug 6th 2012 Guest
u know u don't have 2 buy the wii wheel 2 use those controls. Just use the wiimote sideways.
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Jul 22nd 2012 Guest
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Jul 22nd 2012 Guest
Jesus Christ! Watch out behind you!
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May 13th 2012 Guest
i got boots!
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Apr 9th 2012 Guest
i have world record with wii wheel
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Feb 18th 2012 Guest
YES I FINNALY BEAT MIRROR SPECIL CUP HERE I COME ROSELENA (thanks for the start boost thats how i won)
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Jan 21st 2012 Guest
how do i get 3 stars in the
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Jan 14th 2012 Guest
Mario pwns Toad with trick boosts not boots.
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Jan 7th 2012 Guest
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! >.>
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Dec 31st 2011 Guest 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.. Smile
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Dec 30th 2011 Guest
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Sep 6th 2011 Guest
[color=purple][/color] well i can do a wheelie using the wii wheel. i just cant drift tho.
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Jan 14th 2011 Guest
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Dec 29th 2010 Guest
i prefere the game cube controler
ID #23034
Aug 1st 2010 youallsuck
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
ID #6970
May 30th 2016 Guest
Dude, u just dont understand. Wii wheel is not a waste of money, its like a real car.. i don't know what is called, but actually both are cool, the only "waste" is like useless, wii wheel can be usefully, it depends on how comfortable you at. But me I'm comfortable at both.
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Jul 22nd 2010 Guest
Thanks.The boost part helped me beat the shell cup.
ID #5561
Jun 13th 2010 Guest
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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Jun 10th 2010 Guest
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