Does anyone know the best setups for normal Mario?
Ack, sorry - I just replied to your thread regarding Slim vs. Red Monster...didn't realize you were specifically looking to continue using Mario as your character. In that case, I'd probably recommend trying something like Middleweight/Bumble V/Standard/Swooper - it's got 3.5 land speed, 2.75 sea speed, and 4 offroad, while still having 3.75 accel.
As for good Metal Mario combos, I'd go with either Egg 1/Red Monster/Swooper (4.5 land speed, 3 sea speed, 4.75 offroad) or Blue Seven/Red Monster/Swooper (5.25 land speed, 1.5 sea speed, 4.75 offroad). Neither one hits an x.75 accel value, but once you get below 2.75 then it becomes less of a factor anyway.
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