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    Version: 1.5 | Updated: 01/10/12 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Pokemongames’ Mario Kart 7 Shortcut Guide
    
    Version 1.5 
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    0.	Table of Contents
    
    1.	Introduction
    
    1.5	Frequently Asked Questions
    
    2.	Mushroom Cup
    
    3.	Flower Cup
    
    4.	Star Cup
    
    5.	Special Cup
    
    6.	Shell Cup
    
    7.	Banana Cup
    
    8.	Leaf Cup
    
    9.	Lightning Cup
    
    10.	Special Thanks
    
    11.	Legal Notice
    
    12.	Contact Information
    
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    1.
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    Introduction
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    After playing this game for a while, I have discovered 
    numerous shortcuts, and found even more when searching 
    online. The vast amount of shortcuts that I found 
    resulted in me wanting to make a walkthrough, so here it 
    is. Some of these shortcuts are easy and some are hard, 
    but after reading this you may know a little bit more 
    about MK7. These are probably common knowledge for most, 
    but this topic is mostly meant for the new and/or 
    inexperienced MK7 players. If you don’t already know, you 
    can find things in this FAQ easier by using Ctrl+F and 
    then typing in whatever you want to find. 
    
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    1.5
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    Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q. How many shortcuts are listed in this FAQ?
    
    A. There are 30 shortcuts listed in this FAQ.
    
    
    Q. Why isn’t the Maka Wuhu glitch listed here?
    
    A. Glitches aren’t included in this FAQ, because they 
    weren’t supposed to be in the game, so it’s a form of 
    cheating. I don’t want random people seeing this, only 
    for them to start glitching as well. 
    
    
    Q. How come you didn't list (insert "shortcut" here)?
    
    A. I may have considered it to be just a minor offroad 
    shortcut, and not a real shortcut. Otherwise I just 
    didn’t know about it. 
    
    
    Q. What do the * and 0’s mean? 
    
    A. My rating system for this FAQ goes from 0-5 (*****), 0 
    being the worst or easiest and 5 being the best or 
    hardest. 
    
    
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    Mushroom Cup
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    Toad Circuit
    
    1. Towards the end of the course, there is a ramp in the 
    middle of the dirt. Using a mushroom you can speed 
    towards it and perform a trick to gain some speed
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness – *
    
    Daisy Hills
    
    1. Towards the windmill section of the course, there is 
    an alternative route you can take, with the use of a 
    mushroom or star. Using this route will make you go 
    slightly faster, and can be expanded on my driving up to 
    the house at the end. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    Cheep Cheep Lagoon
    
    1. After exiting the first water section of the course, 
    you will enter a cave. If you take a left you will find a 
    narrow pathway that ends with a glide ramp. Taking this 
    will let you skip the entire second water section, but 
    keep in mind that the spikes knock you down. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    Shy Guy Bazaar
    
    1. At the end of the course, with the use of at least 2 
    mushrooms, you can cut through the sand skipping an 
    entire turn. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    
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    Flower Cup
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    Wuhu Loop
    
    1. In the beginning of the course, you will see large 
    patches of grass, one of which contains a ramp. If you 
    have at least 2 mushrooms, you can a large amount of the 
    track off. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    2. Towards the middle of the course, you will see a bunch 
    of columns, one of which contains a boost pad. It doesn’t 
    require a mushroom, but it is effective. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    Mario Circuit
    
    1. After exiting the castle, you will see some pipes. If 
    the one closest to you has wind coming from it, you can 
    gain some speed, plus you will cut the entire grass 
    section. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    Rock Rock Mountain
    
    1. After the gliding section, you can cut through a large 
    amount of grass if you have at least 2 mushrooms. At the 
    end you can opt to take the ramp, or to just continue 
    driving through the grass. You will eventually end up at 
    the hill with the rocks rolling down.
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
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    Star Cup
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    Piranha Plant Slide
    
    1. When you reach the gate, if you have at least 2 
    mushrooms, you can either cut across the entire grass 
    section, or you can fly over the whole section. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
    Neo Bowser City
    
    1. After the first gliding section, you will see a large 
    fan in the middle of the air. If you glide above the fan, 
    you will be able to skip an entire turn, saving you a 
    bunch of time. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
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    Special Cup
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    DK Jungle
    
    1. Towards the middle of the course, heading towards the 
    broken bridge you will find an alternate path that is 
    narrow. At the end of the path there will be a glide pad 
    that can save you a bunch of time. 
    
    Difficulty – *
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    Rosalina’s Ice World
    
    1. At the very beginning of the course, you will see the 
    large hole that you have to drive around. However you can 
    skip the entire turn, by driving off the course at the 
    beginning of it. That being said, you need perfect aim. 
    
    Difficulty - ***
    
    Effectiveness - ***
    
    
    Bowser’s Castle
    
    1. At the beginning of the course, right before the 
    rolling barrel, you will find a ramp to your left. Take 
    the ramp, and you will be able to drive on top of the 
    barrel, instead of inside it, saving some time. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    2. Towards the end of the course, right before the big 
    turn, there will be a bunch of ramps. The last ramp, with 
    the use of a mushroom, can let you jump over a large 
    amount of lava.
    
    
    Rainbow Road
    
    1. While your gliding towards the Saturn ring, you can 
    skip almost the whole turn, using a mushroom or two. 
    
    Difficulty – *
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    2. At the last turn of the course, if you drive off the 
    track at the right angle, you can skip the entire turn. 
    
    Difficulty – **
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
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    Shell Cup
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    GBA Bowser Castle 1
    
    1. When you get to the glide pad, if you have at least 2 
    mushrooms, you will be able to cut across the lava, to 
    skip a whole turn. This will bring you to the end of the 
    course. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    Wii Mushroom Gorge
    
    1. At the end of the mushroom cave, you will find a blue 
    glide mushroom. If you have a mushroom, you will be able 
    to cut across the abyss at the end of the course. In 
    order to do this you must hold down the entire time in 
    order to not lose air. 
    
    Difficulty - **
    
    Effectiveness - ***
    
    
    DS Luigi’s Mansion
    
    1. Towards the middle of the track, if you have a 
    mushroom, you can get to a glide ramp. This will enable 
    you too glide over a gate, and save yourself a lot of 
    time. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - ***
    
    2. At the same area, if you don’t get to take the glide 
    ramp, you can still skip the turn. In order to do this, 
    you simply use a mushroom to cut through the hole in the 
    gate. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
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    Banana Cup
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    N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
    
    1. Towards the middle of the track, you will find a ramp 
    that can lead you to a glide ramp. In order to get to the 
    glide ramp, you must use a mushroom before the first 
    ramp. The glide ramp will enable you to cut through a 
    large hole in the rock ahead of you. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - ***
    
    SNES Mario Circuit 2
    
    1. At the beginning of the course, if you have at least 2 
    mushrooms, you can cut through a huge offroad section, 
    which lets you skip a huge turn. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - ****
    
    2. At the end of the course, after the glide ramp, you 
    can continue gliding across the entire turn, thus you 
    save some time. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    Wii Coconut Mall
    
    1. After the first set of escalators, you will find a 
    door on the right pathway. With one mushroom you can cut 
    through the store (not required if you have high 
    acceleration), with three you can cut through an entire 
    turn and remain on the one floor. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **/***
    
    
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    Leaf Cup
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    N64 Kalimari Desert
    
    1. Right after the train section, you will find a large 
    glide ramp in the middle of the sand. Use a mushroom to 
    get to the ramp, where you will then be able to cut 
    across some of the track. The amount of track you can 
    bypass depends on how many mushrooms you have. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness – Varies
    
    DS DK Pass
    
    1. Towards the middle of the course, there is a giant 
    snow pile that you can cut across using a mushroom or 
    two. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    Wii Maple Treeway
    
    1. At the beginning of the track, if you have a mushroom, 
    you can take the path to your left and cut across 
    whatever is in your way. This will lead you to the cannon 
    faster. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    
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    Lightning Cup
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    Wii Koopa Cape
    
    1. When you get to the glide ramp, you can glide over the 
    grass section, nearest to the giant blue shell. Easier 
    done with a mushroom. 
    
    Difficulty – 0
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    GCN Dino Dino Jungle
    
    1. When you get to the cave, with the use of a mushroom 
    you can quickly cut across the mud that leads to a glide 
    pad. Using this lets you cut across the gap faster. 
    
    Difficulty - *
    
    Effectiveness - **
    
    1. At the end of the course, you will get to a 2nd glide 
    pad. With the use of a mushroom you can glide over the 
    large rock at the last turn, saving you a lot of time. 
    
    Difficulty - **
    
    Effectiveness - ****
    
    
    SNES Rainbow Road
    
    1. At the last turn, with the use of a mushroom, you can 
    shroom into the ramp cutting across the large hole with 
    the two thwomps beside it. 
    
    Difficulty - **
    
    Effectiveness - *
    
    
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    Special Thanks
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    Knuckles192Ver2 – Helped me big time with the formatting 
    of this FAQ.
    
    phildool – Gave me information on a shortcut.
    
    wiz0_0 – Got me to make this FAQ.
    
    competny – Showed me numerous shortcuts I had no idea 
    existed
    
    Thanks to everyone who took there time to read this 
    thread, and I hope you’ve gained something from it. Again 
    this is mostly for the newer racers, not the pros, but 
    maybe there are some not so obvious shortcuts listed 
    here. 
    
    
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    Legal Notice
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    This guide may not be used on any site besides 
    Gamefaqs.com at any time. Any unauthorized use of this 
    FAQ is illegal. This FAQ may only be used for personal 
    use.
    
    
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    12.
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    Contact Information
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    The first way you should try to contact me is through the 
    MK7 or MKW boards, with an ATTN: Pokemongames thread. If 
    I don’t respond, then try to get someone who knows what 
    other boards I may be going to, and get him or her to 
    send me a Gamefaqs PM.