You must be enjoying some of the best Nintendo Switch games already. Among these best games, there is a game called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is getting highly popular amongst the Nintendo Switch players these days. One would quickly conclude that if you have ‘Switch’ in your possession and you have not played or not even heard about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe yet, then you are missing something big.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will easily bring your competitive side with its racing excitement. You will get that excitement to play with some familiar characters, and with revamped Battle Mode, the fun doubles. Whether you are master of this game or not, we believe you should know these Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tips and tricks to keep on improving your performances and even mastering your ‘wins.’

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips and Tricks11 Essential Tips to Master the Nintendo Switch Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Tip #1: Stop the Fire Hopping

Fire Hopping was a good tactic in the original Mario Kart 8 game as it was preventing you from the drag and was allowing you the boosting. This advantage is now no longer there in the Switch version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, on the contrary, it slows down your momentum when you try and go faster. So if you are using Fire Hopping in the Wii U version, then please avoid it and think something different to control your speed.

Stop the Fire HoppingTip #2: Master the New Items

While you are playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you need to master two new items in particular which will help you in many and different ways. When you are in the race you will find a manipulative ghost called ‘Boo’ that will steal other players’ items, so don’t get distracted by it. There is one more character called ‘Jumping Feather’ in the battle mode, and it will let you leap over the incoming bananas, shells, and other attacking instruments. Keep these two in mind always and improve your racing.

Master the New ItemsTip #3: Always Carry Two Items

It is always good to carry two items, which is now allowed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This will help you to take a backup item, and you can be ready for any situation while racing. Having two items at a time can also help you to collect a better item than what you are having right now, without even wasting it. Remember, you always need to drive through the item boxes when you come across with them on the course, and that too will help you to get some of the best stuffs.

Always Carry Two ItemsTip #4: Learn New Settings, which are Easy

If you are entirely new to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and playing alone or playing with your buddies, then you should give a try to the game’s all new accessibility settings, because it will let you know about the new smart-steering feature. This feature will not let you fall off the track and will also allow you the auto acceleration. This will put you forward automatically, and you may need not to hold down the A button. If you like this tip, then find this option in the pause menu, which is easy to put on and off.

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#Tip #5: Golden Mario; Unlock Him

Sadly there is nothing much to unlock, apart from some car parts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but there is one thing which you should try and unlock, and that is Golden Mario. It looks cool, and it helps you to boost your gaming overall as well. Yes, it is tough to earn Golden Mario as even the experienced players sometimes fail to achieve him. You need to get a gold trophy I every single cup at the 200cc level and then only you can achieve Golden Mario. Only hard earned achievements can give someone a satisfaction right? So just go for Golden Mario.

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Golden Mario; Unlock HimTip #6: Choose the Right Kart

We have noticed that many players choose their Karts randomly before start playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This could be because of the excitement of playing this excellent game in a hurry, but you must know that each Kart is different than the other. It has varying levels of ability like Speed, Acceleration, Weight, Handling, and Traction. So, just don’t select your Kart randomly, hit the Plus button and go through each Kart and choose the parts which can actually help you to improve your current performance or performances till date on the track.

Choose the Right KartTip #7: Do Drifting As Much As Possible

You must learn to drift while playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe because it will always help you to get a boost. Just hold down the R button which will let you drift, power sliding around the corners and when you do that you will see sparks coming out of the tires. There are three types of sparks, blue, orange and pink. All these different colors indicate how much extra boost you are getting. If you get more orange and pink boost means you are doing great, but at the same time it is not easy to reach the levels of orange and pink. All in all, you should always do drifting whenever it is possible.

Do Drifting As Much As PossibleTip #8: Get the Boost at the Gate

If you wish to take an advantage over your fellow racers as soon as the checkered flag is waved then you can certainly do that, but with some fine moves. You need to start accelerating between 2 and 1 and that will give you an extra leverage at the gate. But remember this tip is like a two-sided sword, and it can go against you. So don’t start too early else you may spin out, and your Kart will be a problem at the very start of the race, so play intelligently.

Get the Boost at the GateTip #9: Do not Miss any Coins

While racing you will see coins spread all over the track, never miss to collect them. Up to 10 coins will help you to boost your speed. Not only that, when you are out of the race, only the collection of these coins will help you to come back to the race and will also help you to purchase some essential and helpful Kart parts which you would not find at the start of the race. So, never miss out on any coins.

Do not Miss any CoinsTip #10: Secure the Rear View

You can be hit by projectile attacks from behind also while you are engaged in looking ahead of the race track and boosting your speeds. It is crucial that you secure the back or rear view of your Kart. There are green shells which will spin around your kart and gives 360-degree protection. Hold L button to hold an item behind you and that item will deflect the oncoming attacks. If you wish to look what is coming from behind, then hold the X button. The tip within the tip is that don’t do this holding business for long to see the back of your Kart; else you may ram into a wall from the front!

Secure the Rear ViewTip #11: Blast the Blue Shells

You are not a winner until you win the race in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. At each point of time in the race, you will be facing problems, and you need to get over with them. Even when you are leading the race, suddenly a blue homing shell will come out of nowhere and will blow you sky-high, and you helplessly see other racers zoom past you. Though it is very rare to get the Super Horn when you are in the first place, if you get it and if you blast the Super Horn on time, there are chances to stop the blue shell in the track, and hence your lead will continue till you end the race.

Blast the Blue ShellsSo, these were the essential and the most helpful tips for you to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in a much better way possible. These tips will not only help you to improve your Kart racing in the game, but they will also make sure that you start the habit of winning. Once you develop the habit of winning the chances of enjoyment can be doubled within no time at all.

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So, try these Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tips and tricks when you next play the game and see how they have changed the way you are playing the game till now. Once you start feeling the difference and start winning more and more races, do let us know about it here in the comments section given below or on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.