Unlockables and Tricks for Mario Kart 8

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Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 made a significant impact on Wii U?s sales. Thanks to its popularity and, fortunately, it lived up to its hype. There are tons of unlockable content on Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U and here are some of them. The game hasn?t been around for that long yet and possible updates might still get pushed through.

Bonus Cups

You can unlock the following cups by completing the respective cups:

  • Flower Cup: Complete the Mushroom Cup
  • Star Cup: Complete the Flower Cup
  • Special Cup: Complete the Star Cup
  • Banana Cup: Complete the Shell Cup
  • Leaf Cup: Complete the Banana Cup
  • Lightning Cup: Complete the Leaf Cup

Bonus Characters

Unlocking bonus characters in the game require you to be in the first place of each cup and any engine class (cc) in Grand Prix Mode. Right now, there are 13 characters that can be unlocked in random order. However, you can only unlock a character in a cup on a specific CC once. You cannot unlock another character going on the same cup and in the same CC.

Here are the unlockable characters in the game:

  • Rosalina
  • Metal Mario
  • Lakitu
  • Toadette
  • Baby Rosalina
  • Gold Peach
  • Iggy
  • Roy
  • Lemmy
  • Larry
  • Wendy
  • Ludwig
  • Morton
  • Mii (You can unlock this by finishing any cup on any difficulty)

Using Trams as speed boosters

Most of the trams in Toad Harbor will knock out any kart when you bump into them by accident, but if you land on them properly (either by using another booster or from jumping from another ramp), you could use them to your advantage without getting any damage. They will let you make another jump and boost your speed a bit more. It will even let you ?perform some flips.

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