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Battle Mode

Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide

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Mario Kart Wii Guide - Battle Mode


Battle Mode

Battle mode is not a race, as the name implies. Rather, it's a battle. You use items in a deathmatch-type arena to destroy the other players.

There are two modes: Balloon Battle and Coin Runners. Each are basically the same, except in Coin Runners your goal is to collect the most coins (by beating them out of other players with items) and in Balloon Battle you just beat on each other with items to score points.

Both game types are team battles. Six on a side. They are fought in best-two-out-of-three rounds, where in order to win, you must win two matches total. In between each match, you get to choose a new track to battle on.

In Balloon Battle, if you are hit with an item, the other team gets a point. If you loose all three balloons, your team looses a point. In Coin Runners, coins randomly spawn across the map, or if you are hit with an item you drop some coins (therefore your team looses some coins and the opposing team has a chance to pick some up).

Item specials in Battle Mode

I'll put in a small blurb here. Some items have different effect in Battle Mode then they do in races.

- All weapons will NOT harm your team mates. However, your team mate can de-activate an item by running it over, it just wont hurt them.
- Items glowing with your teams color wont hurt you (see above).
- Bullet Bill and Blue Shells are non-existent.
- If you run into an opponent while boosting with a mushroom, you steal one of their balloons.
- Red Shells are much stupider, and will normally lock on to the enemy you aren't aiming for.
- Fake Item Boxes are actually useful as traps.
- Banana Peels (and pretty much everything) wont make for good shields anymore. Shells will now often come from the side.
- Lightning will still shrink everyone, but it wont take away a balloon. You have to run them over while they are shrunk.


On with the courses!

Block Plaza


Block Plaza


Map

Strategy:
Block Plaza is only really good if you have a lot of players. The top makes for a good drop on everyone, but down below will get you more hits. The items are pretty scarce, relative to the size of the stage. Watch the holes and don't try anything fancy around them. After a bit, the large statues on the upper platforms will lower into the ground, making even more holes.

Delfino Pier


Delfino Pier


Map

Strategy:
A very hard map to accomplish anything, really. Item boxes are really scarce and the rising tide makes the little island get smaller and smaller. After a minute or so in, the bridge to the upper level lowers, and the gates to the lower (northern) area open as well, expanding the field, but there is still a lack of item boxes. If you're in a low area, watch the tide!

Funky Stadium


Funky Stadium


Map

Strategy:
I really like this course. It's big, but not too big. It has plenty of item boxes if you can get to them, and all the tricks make it fun. Constantly trick off stuff to avoid being locked on to.

Chain Chomp Wheel


Chain Chomp Wheel


Map

Strategy:
I HATE this map. With very few item boxes and a huge rolling Chain Chomp taking up half the map, it's more of just a contest to see who can dodge the Chain Chomp the longest. If there was a map you could get negative scores on, this would be it.

Thwomp Desert


Thomp Desert


Map

Strategy:
15 seconds in, the Thwomp in the center of the stage drops. If you are under him, you get crushed. If not, the entire field starts the wave like the ocean. He will continue to drop every 45 seconds or so. The sand wants to pull you in, so controlling your kart can be hard. Stay on the outside to launch shells into the center, and fill the center up with traps. Also, you take damage if you touch the cacti on the outer rim.

SNES Battle Course 4


SNES Battle Course 4


Map

Strategy:
This course makes red shells all but useless. Green shells and bananas rule here. Set traps by item boxes. Don't forget that you can launch bananas and Bob-ombs over the walls. Don't fight the map too much, pick a row and go with it for a ways before changing.

GBA Battle Course 3


GBA Battle Course 3


Map

Strategy:
A very simple map. You'll use a lot of drifts to continually stay in the center. The walls really don't do much, so don't worry about them getting in your way. The center item box is often trapped, so watch out.

N46 Skyscraper


N64 Skyscraper


Map

Strategy:
Don't fall in the holes! You can jump over them, but only if you trick. I like to stay on the outer course going in circles, but you can get in the center and use that to launch attacks on the people in the outer edge.

GCN Cookie Land


GCN Cookie Land


Map

Strategy:
The center is always full of death, so stay in the outer rim. Red shells wont do much here, so just dumb fire them if you can. If you get a star or mushroom, make a quick trip to the inner rim where it should be easy to ram people.

DS Twilight House


DS Twilight House


Map

Strategy:
This level is much improved from the DS version, as it's easier to control your kart. There also seems to be more item boxes. This is best with large groups of people, as it could be hard to find someone even with a large group. Don't stay on the outer rim for too long, as you're liable to fall off. Use your map to see where everyone is so you don't get ambushed.



 
 
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Comments for Battle Mode

 
 
13 comments, latest first.
 
Jan 26th 2015 Guest
I will play as Mario on that game and my name is Mason Noels Ledbetter and I want to do the balloon battle and I will play as Mario so the players in the red team is Mario Luigi Peach Toad Yoshi and Daisy and the players on the blue team is Bowser King Boo Donkey Kong Koopa Troopa Dry Bones and Funky Kong so I can only score 6 points on the first round and I will score another 6 points on the second round and on the third round I'll score 6 points on the third round so I will use red shells to fire the players in the blue team.
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Mar 11th 2014 Guest
Honestly for me, in the cookie place, the rim is covered with fake item boxes, bananas, and bouncing green shells. Though the rim for me is death, I can easily avoid all that stuff and use it to my advantage. I dodge while the CPUs' ram right into all the traps. When I get a star, I just go around the rim and ram into 3/4s of the CPUs'. (My description for the cookie place)[color=green][/color]
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Mar 12th 2013 Guest
You have to stick with screw drifts.
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Feb 27th 2013 Guest
Battle all depends on luck. No skill involved. D:
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Jun 23rd 2016 Guest
battlecourse 4 u need 2 stay on the outside and use shells and stuff to ambush de cpus red shells are always gud and for all courses pile bananas and fake boxes in 1 spot so dat the cpus bash in2 them
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Jun 8th 2012 Guest
[i][/i] hey
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Apr 9th 2012 redhotridemkw6266
Delfino Pier and Twilight House would have to be my two favourite battle tracks in the entire game!!!!!!
ID #131503
 
Jan 7th 2012 Guest
People have hacked this game for no reason so if you see something fishy or something that you know can't happen then theres a hacker so find out his/her name & put the name some where so others can find out more & get rid of the hacker. (if it's a good guy tho report as bewing a good hacker. You will know because he on poposly loses to give others points for free.)
ID #103784
 
Dec 1st 2011 Guest
blue shells will hit a person from the apposing team that has the highest points!
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Aug 17th 2011 Guest
Horebull I
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May 7th 2011 Guest
these people do the same thing to me to. ITS SO DUMB !!!!!
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Mar 20th 2011 Guest
when i play battle all of a sudden they hit me and we haven't started yet
what is going on and how do they do it?
ID #33453
 
Aug 2nd 2010 Guest
There are blue spiky shells in the game.
ID #7134