The Mario Kart Thread

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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by H.Kazuhira » Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Genuinely think bringing back double Items has thrown the balance out of whack with this game. Losing enjoyment playing Online pretty quickly T_T At least issue some kind of patch to iron out the balancing more.

Had one moment where my banana was stolen by a Boo before I could use it to defend myself from an incoming shell. Only then to get triple mushrooms and yes you guessed it stolen again by a Boo before I could use it, ghadammit. I think I just have bad item luck.
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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by GuitarHero » Sat May 13, 2017 12:25 pm

I think the opposite tbh, or at least when you're up towards the top. That said, I've struggled to escape the midpack once you get stuck down there, as you can get hit by a huge amount of items down there although that could just be being unlucky. However, when you're out in front its definitely easier to protect that lead now. If you get the double item box, one is usually a coin but the other one is always something to protect yourself with now which removes the annoyance of getting coins a fair bit.

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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue May 16, 2017 11:44 am

I think it both makes it easier to defend and easier to attack first place, which is good both ways. It gives you more to do in first place to keep your lead, and gives those stuck behind more of a chance to catch up.

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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Tue May 16, 2017 1:14 pm

The Boo item is a pain in the backside on any difficulty, you can almost guarantee it nicks your super horn or any item if you're in first place.
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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue May 16, 2017 1:30 pm

Boo pales in comparison to the dreaded lightning

So fun story from the weekend. I was about to 3 star a mirror mode grand prix, in first place on the final race and on the final lap. I had a horn equipped so felt pretty safe, considering you can stop even blue shells with it.

So of course I got lightning'd. Spin out, made small, lose coins, and my horn is gone.

Then I got blue shelled.

Overtaken and came second.

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Post by olrodlegacy » Thu May 25, 2017 9:59 am

Perfected all of the first four difficulties now, and tackling 200cc. Boy has the difficulty gone up. Nearly every time now, it gets to the last corner of the last race, when a shell/lightning avalanche hits me and I slip to second.
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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by OrangeRakoon » Thu May 25, 2017 10:33 am

Did you know: If you started on 150cc the 100cc and 50cc trophies/stars would get given automatically

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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by swarf » Sat May 27, 2017 4:40 pm

olrodlegacy wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 9:59 am
Perfected all of the first four difficulties now, and tackling 200cc. Boy has the difficulty gone up. Nearly every time now, it gets to the last corner of the last race, when a shell/lightning avalanche hits me and I slip to second.

I'm having more problems now as well...going to be a lot of attempts before i crack 200cc i reckon!
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Post by RichardUK » Sat May 27, 2017 11:28 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:33 am
Did you know: If you started on 150cc the 100cc and 50cc trophies/stars would get given automatically
No! I have done all 50 and 100 as well, still on 150 at the moment
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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue May 30, 2017 8:50 am

I did all of 50cc before then doing a 150cc grand prix and realising it back-fills. I felt a fool

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Re: The Mario Kart Thread

Post by Robbo-92 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:10 am

I always find it's just habit that makes me do 50, 100, 150, mirror (and now 200) cc, just feels right! Sure it takes more time but considering you're almost guaranteed 3 stars on 50 and 100 cc at the first attempt (if you've had a bit of practice with the game anyway) then it doesn't add too much more time. I only found it was from 150cc onward where getting 3 stars required a little luck as well (luck as in the CPU not bombarding you with attacks on the last lap).

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