50cc karts and bikes: Beat all cups in 50cc
100cc karts and bikes: Beat all cups in 100cc
Mirror mode: Beat all cups in 150cc
How to avoid POW block
When you see the POW block pop up start shaking your wii wheel and you will only spin once instead of three times.
Getting Rosalina without Super Mario Galaxy
I just found this myself. All you have to do to get Rosalina is get all Star Ratings on Mirror Mode in grand prix.
Time Trial Tips
Mario Raceway - Choose a good offroad car with high mini turbo. Just before the huge bend were the plants are boost in between them whilst drifting then let go of drift and do a trick up the ramp.
Ghost Valley - On the final straight hit the yellow arrow but don't touch the line it takes about 3 secs of your time.
Maple Treeway Shortcut
First go to Time Trial to find this because it could ruin your race in a cup. Don't get a speed boost at the start or you will miss it. Turn right at the start and you will see an opening in a fence. Use a mushroom and follow a path and hit the boost pads and you will end up right next the cannon way ahead of everybody.(choose a good off-roader like the Magikruiser in case you don't have any mushrooms.
Mushroom Gorge Short Cut
At the start stay to the left and go off the edge (mushroom boost required not starting boost) and you will bounce on two mushrooms and jump over a wooden fence and continue on your race.
P.S. It took me a long time to master this, so don't get frustrated your first time.
Blue Shell Escape Trick
If you are racing with a big group of characters, you are in first, and you hear the shell warning coming. Just slam on your brakes, don't worry about losing position, because when that blue shell hits that group, you can pass them.
Rainbow Road Shortcut
As you approach the figure of 8 in Rainbow Road, keep heading forward towards the large hole in the track. Boost as you near it and as you fly over the hole, do a trick. You will (hopefully) land without problem on the other side. If you have multiple mushrooms then you could attempt this again on the next hole.
Maple Treeway Shortcut
When you're about to exit the windy bridge, look to the left and you'll see a second way that will lead you to a speed burst.
Another way to unlock Rosalina
Selecting GP Courses in Time Trials
When you have a saved game of Super Mario Galaxy on your Wii, select any character and play 50 courses on time trial. This will not work if you don't have a saved file of Super Mario Galaxy. Good luck and have fun!
Daisy Circuit Shortcut
Before you enter the figure 8, look to the right and you'll see a pink building with a staircase. At the end of the staircase is a boost where you can do a trick.
Tips For Beating Ghost Data
These are a few ways to help you beat that ghost:
1. Watch the Video first. It might have a few secrets.
2. Use your mushrooms wisely. I like to use one per lap, and sometimes the track will be all curvy, but if you use a schroom, you can zoom through the grass.
3. Use bikes instead of karts, that way you can get a boost from wheelies when you can.
Stop a Blue Shell on Rainbow Road
If you are about to be hit by a blue shell on Rainbow Road, when you go into the Star Cannon the blue shell goes away. In other levels with cannons this is not so.
Avoiding Red Shells
When you are about to get hit by a red shell, throw a banana, green shell or a red shell backwards to stop it.
Wario's Gold Mine Shortcut
On the level Wario's Gold Mine, when you see the karts carrying gold, follow them off the ramp and you'll get to the shortcut.
Coconut Mall Shortcut
From the start of coconut mall go up the escalator. There will be a little opening on the right, and you'll need a mushroom.
Block a Shell
If there is a shell (not blue) about to hit you and you have a banana, throw it behind you and the shell will stop
Escape A Blue Shell
Getting away from blue shell's is tricky. If you have a mushroom, use it just as the shell is hitting you. It's hard to time exactly right, so practice.
POW Block Avoidance
When someone is hitting a POW block, get some air and do a trick and you won't spin out.
Boost on Ramps
When you are on a ramp or bump tilt the wheel up and you will do flips and tricks. When you land you'll get a boost.
DS Delfino Square- Before bridge (mushroom needed)
SNES MC3 - gaps through walls (mushrooms needed)
N64 M raceway- Cut over hill (mushroom needed)
GCN Peach Beach- left at water
Lessing Effect of POW Blocks
If you look at the picture of a Pow block on your screen when you are about to get hit by one: it goes normal, gets squashed a bit, then you spin round. If you do a wheelie just before you spin, it won't slow you down as much. (You will still use your items, though)
Boost After A Fall
If you run into something, like water or falling out of the track, if you hit 2 the moment you're placed back on the ground, you'll receive a quick boost.
When the countdown starts wait till the 2 starts to disappear and then press and hold the 2 button to get a short boost at the beginning of the race.