|First appearance||Mario Kart 8 (2014)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)|
|Effect||Grants the racer eight items to use in the race.|
The Crazy Eight, also written as Crazy 8, is an item introduced in Mario Kart 8. Very much like its predecessor from Mario Kart 7, the Lucky Seven, the Crazy Eight gives the player eight items to use at once, circling around the vehicle where other racers can feel their effects if they run into one, while also being obtainable only by human players and unavailable to COM players. The only functional difference between the Lucky Seven and Crazy Eight is that the Crazy Eight contains a coin item as well as the other items the Lucky Seven has. In courses that use different designs for coins, the coin in the Crazy Eight takes on their respective designs. The Crazy Eight does not appear in type-specific item settings or Battle Mode. It is named after the shedding-type card game, and its visual representation in item slots is the "8" from the game's logo, having a design based on the Möbius strip.
The Crazy Eight returns in the Nintendo Switch port of Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where it keeps its original function, although the "8" now has a gradient pattern, with half turquoise and half magenta, like the game's logo, and it is also much less common. When the item settings are set to Custom Items, the items turned off are removed and replaced with duplicates of other items; if none of the eight available items for Crazy Eight are turned on and the Crazy Eight is turned on, the Mushroom is automatically turned on.
Mario Kart 8
- Instruction manual: Eight items that orbit your vehicle. Press to use the one closest to the front at that moment.
Names in other languages
Qíjī Zhī 8
Qíjī Zhī 8
|French||Grand 8||Great 8 (also means "roller coaster")|
|Italian||Otto matto||Crazy Eight|
|Portuguese||Super 8||Super 8|
|Spanish||Ocho loco||Crazy Eight|
- Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 13.
- Play Nintendo (June 25, 2022). EPIC Mario Kart Takedowns Compilation 🙌💥 | @Play Nintendo. YouTube. Retrieved September 18, 2022. (Screen capture.)