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Tips, Secrets, Hints, and Cheats for Mario's games!

Cheats: Super Mario Kart (SNES) The NA Player's Choice box artwork of Super Mario Kart

Ah, the start of the series. Even though it was only a 16-bit game with minimal character-select, it still started a new phase of Mario games. It was also one of the first games to have 3D renderings in a 2D playing feild.

*Oh, right...cheats...*

Okay, so you've beat the game 100 times maybe, and you're ready for a new challenge? Heh, I've got just the thing. Okay, you know how when you're really tiny, you get run over? How would you like to race in a permanent miniaturized state? That's what I thought. It appears all my readers have matured into hardcore gamers. *sniff* I've never been so proud.

*Snap out of it! Do your section!*

Okay, this is really easy to perform. At the character select screen, hold and press Y and A, and your character will shrink. While this will not change your speed, it will make you an easier target for opposing racers.

Tips: Mario Kart 64 (N64) North American box art for Mario Kart 64

While this wasn't the most popular game in the series, it's still worth mentioning. I'm going to give you a simple, yet helpful tip for this game. When you run over a banana peel, immediately brake. If performed correctly, you will stop, but not spin out. A notification of this success is a musical note coming from your racer.

Hints: Mario Kart: Double Dash (GC) European Game Cover

Okay, lets talk about world records. If you are the true hardcore gamer you say you are, then you're ready to tackle world records. Even I'M attempting this. Let's start with something simple: DK Mountain. While this course is crazy with hairpins, it's actually easy to get close to the world record on this one.

TARGET TIME: 1'43"837 (That's 1 minute, 43 seconds, and 837 milliseconds.)

Now, if you run the entire track as fast as you can, you should come in at about 1 minute 48 seconds. Well, how do you get to the world record? Easy: jump the crack. YES, MY FRIENDS! There is one turn that wraps around a skinny gap; you can jump over this. Do it successfully, and you shave off about 4-to-5 seconds. Now, it's rather hard to walk someone through a racecourse, so I'm going to show you the world record.

So far, I've made it down to 1'43"992; I know you can make it! Good luck!

Secrets: Mario Kart Wii (Wii) Mario Kart Wii North American box art

Now, I know you all are excited about this release. There's lots of new characters too. And, I'd tell you how to unlock Baby Daisy...

BUT I WON'T! Not until all the controversy is over, at least. So, until then, I'll tell you how to unlock Funky Kong. This is for Time Trial freaks: All you've gotta do is unlock 4 Expert Staff Ghost Data. BOOM! There's an ape with sunglasses. For Baby Luigi: Unlock 8 Expert Staff Ghost Data. Well, I'll cover more of this game once I get it, but until then: Ciao!

Well, I hope you enjoyed Mario Kart Month!