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Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide

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Mario Kart Wii Guide - Helping Items

Bullet Bill


Bullet Bill

Effect:
Turns you into a Bullet Bill, increasing your speed exponentially.

Time:
10 seconds

Strategy:
Use and hold on! You have little to no control over Bill, as he rockets you into the lead. It’s insanely fast, and completely invulnerable. So just use and hope you hit as many opponents as you can.

Defensive strategy:
He ALWAYS travels down the middle of the track, so if you see one coming just get off to the side a bit.

Golden Mushroom


Golden Mushroom

Effect:
Gives you an infinite number of boosts for 15 seconds.

Time:
15 seconds after the first boost.

Strategy:
Rapidly tap the item button to use this again and again till it disappears. It gives you constant boost, but time your boosts carefully so as to not fall off the track. Overall, same as the mushroom.

Defensive strategy:
You have no warning, and really the odds of you getting bumped is rare. Overall it’s just not an offensive item, so you don’t have to watch out for it.

Lightning Cloud


Lightning Cloud

Effect:
Increases your speed, turning, and makes you invulnerable to lightning

Normal fire: Instant.
Firing range: Instant.
Drag: No.
Time: 10 seconds till effect wears off.

Strategy:
Ok, there’s something I left out above. After ten seconds, if the cloud is still over you, you get zapped. To negate this, bump into an opponent. The cloud will transfer to them, giving them the increased abilities as well, but also zapping them. Honestly, it’s best to get rid of it as soon as you get it.

Also, the item activates as soon as the slot stops, you don’t even have to press a button.

Defensive strategy:
Don’t bump into someone that has a cloud above them. If you’re the one with the cloud, get rid of it!

Mushroom/Triple Mushroom


Mushroom


Triple Mushroom

Effect:
Gives you a boost

Time:
3 second boost

Strategy:
Ah, the mushroom. The most strategic item in the game. You can use this to ram opponents (making them slow down and drop their items), get over patches of rough ground with impunity, outrun shells, or just get a jump on the next car up. It’s all in the timing, so there’s not much I can tell you. Just remember that it only lasts 3 seconds, so make the most of it.

The triple mushroom is the same as the mushroom, only you have three of them to activate separately.

Defensive strategy:
You have no warning, and really the odds of you getting bumped is rare. Overall it’s just not an offensive item, so you don’t have to watch out for it.

Mega Mushroom


Mega Mushroom

Effect:
Makes you big

Time: 10 seconds till you return to normal.

Strategy:
Upon use, you grow many times your normal height. This gives you a speed boost, makes you more or less invincible, and allows you to crush opponents. Overall I’d just use it to crush any car in my way.

Defensive strategy:
You wont have much warning, but if you do see them, try to get out of the way by getting way from the pack of cars, or getting behind a large non-destructible object.

POW Block


POW Block

Effect:
Crushes everyone in front of you.

Time:
4 second fuse.

Strategy:
Once used, it counts down then crushes everyone in front of you and forces them to drop their items. It gives you a pretty good chance at going up a few ranks.

Defensive strategy:
Just as the POW Block over your head is about to disappear, jump! If you time your jump right, you wont be affected. The POW Block is a rare item, so you wont get much practice, but if you can get the timing right, you wont have to worry about this item any more.


1...

2...


3...

JUMP!

Star


Star

Effect:
Makes you completely invincible and gives you a boost

Time:
10 seconds

Strategy:
Makes you totally immune to everything, and speeds you up to the speed of a mushroom boost. If you hit an opponent, they go flying. Rough ground is also not a problem for you. Make the best of it, and ram as many cars as possible while speeding into the lead.

Defensive strategy:
If you do manage to see one coming, get out of the way! It’s harder then it sounds....

 



 
 
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Comments for - Helping Items

 
 
11 comments, latest first.
 
Dec 30th 2013 Guest
can you get away from a bule shell
ID #336700
 
May 3rd 2013 Guest
You shake the controller just the the POW block is over your head.
ID #279758
 
Aug 9th 2012 Guest
Except how do you jump when the POW block appears over your racer's head?
ID #174139
 
Aug 9th 2012 Guest
1 2 3 JUMP!
ID #174137
 
Jun 8th 2012 Guest
Ahhhh! Watch out!
ID #150454
 
Dec 24th 2011 Guest
str beats charactr w/ big mushroom
ID #98251
 
Dec 24th 2011 Guest
2 avoid blue shl use mushroom right bfor it hits u.
ID #98248
 
Nov 23rd 2011 Guest
you can tilt bullets by tilting the wiimote left and right
ID #89504
 
Aug 13th 2011 Guest
To avoid the POW block you have to be in mid-air.
ID #66898
 
Jan 21st 2011 Guest
thank you
ID #26258
 
Dec 22nd 2010 Guest
or you can shake the controller for half the effect for the POW block
ID #21956