Spin Boost Pillar

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Electrodrome from Mario Kart 8
Spin Boost Pillars in Electrodrome

Spin Boost Pillars[1] are objects found in many courses in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They are found only in anti-gravity areas, and their appearance usually changes depending on the course they are found on. When a racer drives into one, they perform a Spin Boost (spinning and gaining a short speed boost), similar to what happens when two racers bump into each other in anti-gravity. Certain other objects can also act as Spin Boost Pillars, such as the wheels of the submarines in Water Park and the minecarts in Wii Wario's Gold Mine, as well as the pillars and handrails in Sky-High Sundae (the latter of which can notably be used consecutively for multiple Spin Boosts from one object). In Hyrule Circuit, all three Spin Boost Pillars on the castle's stairs being driven into within a short period of time create a Dash Panel ramp in the next room that leads racers over the central platform where the Master Sword, which also functions as a Spin Boost Pillar once passed through, is located.

List of courses with Spin Boost Pillars[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スピンターボバー
Supin tābo bā
Spin Turbo Bar


  1. ^ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Prima Starter's Guide, page 9