Information on how to Achieve a Star Rank - Version 1.0

1j12
Posted: 6/7/2008 12:03:52 PM
**********ATTENTION, THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES FOR GETTING STAR RANKS. THERE MAY BE SPECIAL SITUATIONS WHERE NOT FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES CAN STILL GET YOU A STAR RANK. BUT IF YOU FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES, YOU ALMOST GUARANTEED A STAR RANK.**********


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

I. What are Star Ranks?
II. Where are Star Ranks Achievable?
III. What is the Purpose of Getting a Star Rank?

IIIa. Unlocking Characters
IIIb. Showing Them Off

IV. How to Get Star Ranks, and What Affects Getting Them.
IVa. Guidelines for Getting a 1-Star Rank
IVb. Guidelines for Getting a 2-Star Rank
IVc. Guidelines for Getting a 3-Star Rank

V. DS Star Rank Guidelines, and What Affects Getting Them.
VI. Special Thanks



I. What are Star Ranks?


Well, many people on this board probably already know what they are, but star ranks are a grade on how well you've done in the Grand Prix. Instead of the A, B, C, D, E ranks, you'll get a special ranking if you've done a superb job. If you manage to get past the normal ranks, your ranking will either be one star (great), two stars (awesome), or three stars (fantastic).


II. Where are Star Ranks Achievable?


You can receive a star rank by racing in the Grand Prix, on any CC (50, 100, 150, or Mirror Mode). Make sure that you know that what you do in all 4 races in one cup counts towards getting a Star Rank. Pretend that the four races equal one huge race.


III. What is the Purpose of Getting a Star Rank?


IIIa. Unlocking Characters

To get certain characters, you will need to get a 1-Star Rank or better in certain cups.

IIIb. Showing Them Off

If you get a 1-star rank in every cup in the Grand Prix, one star will be on your name when you play online (and possibly your driver's license). The same thing applies for 2 and 3-star ranks also. But if you have a 1-star rank, in a single cup, and all the other cups are 3-star ranks, then your online name (and possibly license) will only show one star.


IV. How to Get Star Ranks, and What Affects Getting Them.

Take into account that the following scenarios may affect your ranking.

-Getting hammered on with many items in a small amount of time(Blue Shells mostly)
This allows leeway for how fast you finish and your finishing place. It also allows you to use items more to catch up.

-If you fall of the track once, but followed the guidelines strictly, then you can probably still achieve a good star rank.


Here's a general tip to remember when looking to get a star rank:

Make sure that you know that what you do in all 4 races in one cup counts towards getting a Star Rank. Pretend that the four races are one huge race.


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