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Mario Kart Wii Walkthrough and Guide

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Mario Kart Wii - Items

Item Box

Mario Kart takes items from the Mario universe to use as tools for you to win!

Some items attack and hinder your opponents, slowing them down. Others help speed you up. Still others can be used defensively to guard against certain other items.

The above picture is that of an item box. Run through one of those to get an item. It works kind of like a slot machine, in that the item icon will start spinning at the top of your screen for a few seconds before actually giving you your item.

Come on....

Ahh, another Banana Peel?

You can only have one item in your inventory at a time. Therefore, if the item can be drug, you can carry up to two items (one in your inventory and one behind you).

How you use items differs from controller to controller.
Gamecube – L to use, hold to drag. Hold back/forward on the joy stick to throw.
Classic – L to use, hold to drag. Hold back/forward on the joy stick to throw.
Nunchuk – Z to use, hold to drag. Hold back/forward on the joy stick to throw.
Wheel – If Automatic – B to use, hold to drag. D-pad to throw forward or back.
              If Manual – D-pad to use (no dragging).

Let me explain some of the above.
Some items are normally just dropped behind you, like Banana Peels. If you press forward when you go to use it, it will be thrown out ahead of you instead of just dropped.

Shells, on the other hand, normally shoot out straight. If you are holding back when you press use, it will go behind you.

Most items can also be drug behind you by holding the use button. Dragging items helps in more ways then one: for starters, it lets you carry two items (one in your inventory and the one being drug). The item being drug will also work as a shield, taking the impact of Shells so you don’t get hit. 

Ok, let me show you how this section looks:

(item name)


Normal fire: (where this item goes if you just fire it off)
Firing range: (forward, back)
Drag: (yes or no)
Time: (amount of time the item is in effect)

(How to use this item)

Defensive strategy:
(How to defend against this item)

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Mario Kart Wii

Comments for Items

9 comments, latest first.
Feb 12th 2013 Guest
Where do you put the code
ID #253378
Feb 12th 2013 Guest
Where do you enter that code
ID #253377
Sep 10th 2012 Guest
Devon DX! You are crazy man! Can you make more funny stuff?! That's not going to happen.
ID #185110
Jul 18th 2012 Guest
I know how
ID #165796
Apr 15th 2012 Guest
How do you avoid a spiny shell, bullet bill, or POW block? I still don't understand that.
ID #133902
Feb 18th 2012 Guest
ware do i enter cheat codes? i cant do it and i wont to know so bad :(
ID #116175
Jan 31st 2012 devonDX
can you make more funny stuff?
ID #111094
Aug 14th 2011 Guest
What does that have to do with items!!!!!!!?????????[img][/img]
ID #67156
Aug 10th 2010 Guest
That was very helpful because when I play worldwide people hit me with green and red shells know I know how to avoid them. Thanks!
ID #8287