• orinomega - May 17, 2014 5:37 a.m.

    He said that the yoshi egg was exclusive to Double Dash. It actually appeared in Super Mario Kart first. Of course only a yoshi npc could use it. It made you spin out like a shell or peel.
  • GenderBender_9000 - May 16, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    The only thing worse than the blue shell is the rubber banding AI. The most recent Mario Kart I've played (and still play to this day) is Mario Kart 64. So I don't know if it was fixed in the more recent versions. But man, it is terrible in the N64 version.
  • alexandre-bret - April 18, 2014 9:12 p.m.

    Worst list ever. That Cloud is a bitch
  • db1331 - April 18, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    It's really impossible to rank the items, because their worth is entirely situational. If I'm playing MK 64, and I'm in first, a 3 green shells are better than 3 red shells. You can keep both for the shield, or fire them off. If I fire off the 3 red shells, they are just going to race along the middle of the track ahead of me, doing no good. With the green shells, I can fire all 3 at a wall and create a gauntlet of bouncing shells that all the other racers now have to navigate through. It depends on the course as well. On Wario Stadium, lightning is the best item you can get, hands down.
  • MadHatter090 - April 17, 2014 6:40 p.m.

    Why is the tanooki leaf so high it's terrible
  • O-Jay - April 17, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    I wouldn't waste 3 homing shells for defense. And I wouldn't waste 3 bouncer shells for a spraying attack. Squid is quite useful against bots from certain games because they swing from side to side - slowing them down, and i manage to overtake heaps of them.
  • kijib-kijin - April 17, 2014 1:20 p.m.

    . This happy little cloud is bittersweet for the user: it gives the kart a major speed boost and makes it invincible to on-road obstacles WHAT NOONE TOLD ME IT MADE YOU INVINCIBLE WTF
  • codystovall - April 17, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    Am I the only one who doesnt mind the Blue shell? Just get in second place before it gets close.
  • stanfan112 - April 17, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    They changed it in Mario Kart Wii. If you're in first place when it's thrown, it locks onto you... I used to drop back in the older games too but I got to the Wii version and found that lesson out the hard way.
  • Darkhawk - May 16, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    Yeah! Clearly this writer hasn't played multiplayer MK in a while. The whole "who's in first?" dance is one of the fun little extra strategies expert racers get into (and which was ruined in Double Dash with the explosion).
  • slimjim441 - April 17, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    That thunder cloud should be right above the blue shell. I hate it so...
  • Shayz - April 17, 2014 6:54 a.m.

    Hence why I only ever played as the koopas in Double Dash. They were the only characters able to get the triple shells because it was their special. Well, that switching out one for bowser jr for the occasional bowser shell Also, whoever wrote this is an idiot if they think the lucky 7 is a bad item. You get a star, which should always be activated first to prevent players from running into you and causing you to drop all of your items. Then while you're invincible you throw the bomb behind you to make sure no one can run into you later and make it explode. Every other item can be chosen for when you want to use it, or used defensively like triple shells (besides the mushroom of course). You get 7 items, INCLUDING A STAR. It's only a crap item if you don't know how to use it.
  • dangomushi - April 16, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    I played the third and newest iteration of the Mario Kart Arcade series in Japan recently. They've added a ton of items that you unlock for use in the game as you earn points. I picked up a brochure showing all the items and it's just damn ridiculous--most derive from Mario lore, but there are many that are just traditional Japanese cultural things. I also got me a sweet new Mario Kart themed banapassport that I keep in my wallet like a real dork asshole.
  • GOD - April 16, 2014 9:21 p.m.

    Blue Shell is last. The order of the other 29 doesn't even matter.
  • shawksta - April 16, 2014 8:59 p.m.

    Red Shells is indeed the best weapon.
  • BladedFalcon - April 16, 2014 6:16 p.m.

    Not a bad list, the triple red shells are definitely the best and most reliable weapon IMO, so yay! Kinda suprised the Bullet Bill and Chain chomp aren't lower though. Sure, you only get them when you're doing really bad, but still... Any item taht basically plays the game for you even if momentarily is just lame and lazy, at least other invincibility power ups like the star or the boo can still fail you if you're stupid enough to fall off the track.
  • awesomesauce - April 16, 2014 6:10 p.m.

    Where's the Mario & Luigi's fireball from Double Dash?
  • pl4y4h - April 16, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    Triple Blue Shell confirmed for MK8 lol
  • J-Fid - April 16, 2014 7:32 p.m.

    That actually sounds pretty cool. Imagine the ridiculous amount of pandemonium that would ensue.
  • winner2 - April 17, 2014 6:06 a.m.

    I mean there would literally be riots in the streets

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