Glitches

  • Pipe Plaza Glitch

    In the balloon battle mode on the Pipe Plaza map. if an enemy hits you into a pipe with their weapon, and you are thrown through the pipe then you will not lose a balloon. Instead, you will come out of the pipe with stars around you and it will appear as though you just drove through the pipe.

    Contributed By: vulcandragon.

Unlockables

  • Racing Rewards

    To unlock everything, just win Gold on every Cup in every difficulty.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    All Cup Tour (All 4 Cups in one)Finish the Special Cup in 150CC
    Alternative "Thanks for Playing" ScreenEarn Gold trophies for all cups in all race classes
    Alternative Start ScreenEarn Gold trophies for all cups in all race classes
    Barrel Train (Diddy Kong's Kart)Finish the Star Cup in 150CC
    Bloom Coach (Daisy's Kart)Finish the Flower Cup in 50CC
    Boo Pipes (King Boo's Kart)Finish the Special Cup in Mirror Mode
    Bullet Blaster (Bowser Jr.'s Kart)Finish the Special Cup in 50CC
    Green Fire (Luigi's Kart)Finish the Mushroom Cup in 50CC
    King Boo, Petey Piranha, Piranha Pipes (Petey Piranha's Kart)Finish the Star Cup in Mirror Mode
    Luigi's Mansion (Battle Mode Arena)Finish the Mushroom Cup in 150CC
    Mirror Mode (Selectable at the CC selection)Finish the All Cup Tour in 150CC
    Para Wing (Koopa Paratroopa's Kart)Finish the Star Cup in 50CC
    Parade Kart (Belongs to Toadsworth, but he doesn't race)Finish the All Cup Tour in Mirror Mode
    Rattle Buggy (Baby Luigi's Kart)Finish the Mushroom Cup in 100CC
    Special Cup (Wario Colosseum/Dino Dino Jungle/Bowser's Castle/Rainbow Road)Finish the Star Cup in 100CC
    Tilt-A-Kart (Battle Mode Arena)Finish the Flower Cup in Mirror Mode
    Toad, Toadette, Toad Kart (Toad's Kart)Finish the Special Cup in 100CC
    Toadette Kart (Toadette's Kart)Finish the Mushroom Cup in Mirror Mode
    Turbo Birdo (Birdo's Kart)Finish the Flower Cup in 150CC
    Waluigi Racer (Waluigi's Kart)Finish the Flower Cup in 100CC

    Contributed By: CaptainDrakesGhost.

  • Staff Ghosts

    To unlock the staff ghost for each time trial track, beat the following times. Be sure that the "Time Trial Ghost" option in the options is turned on at the time of completion.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Baby Park GhostBeat a time of 1:14.000
    Bowser's Castle GhostBeat a time of 2:47.000
    Daisy Cruiser GhostBeat a time of 1:55.000
    Dino Dino Jungle GhostBeat a time of 2:03.000
    DK Mountain GhostBeat a time of 2:15.000
    Dry Dry Desert GhostBeat a time of 1:53.000
    Luigi Circuit GhostBeat a time of 1:29.000
    Mario Circuit GhostBeat a time of 1:44.000
    Mushroom Bridge GhostBeat a time of 1:34.000
    Mushroom City GhostBeat a time of 1:53.000
    Peach Beach GhostBeat a time of 1:23.000
    Rainbow Road GhostBeat a time of 3:19.000
    Sherbet Land GhostBeat a time of 1:28.000
    Waluigi Stadium GhostBeat a time of 2:02.000
    Wario Colloseum GhostBeat a time of 2:24.000
    Yoshi's Circuit GhostBeat a time of 2:02.000

    Contributed By: Deathborn 668.

Easter Eggs

  • Japanese Contest code

    After completing a Time Trial race (When it says Retry, Change Track, etc,), press L,R,L,R,X,Y,X,Y,Z. The code that pops up was for a Japanese contest. Totally useless, but it's interesting that they forgot to take that out.

    Contributed By: Gamecube_Gamer.

Secrets

  • Mario Circuit Goomba Boosts

    If the Goombas on Mario Circuit are hit with a turtle shell, they will be squished into the ground and a boost will fly off them. If a thunderbolt is used on the course, it will squish them all and there will be several boosts lying in that area. It doesn't work the same as the mushroom cars; if you hit a goomba they stay solid and you spin around a bit. Turtle shells are you're best bet.

    Contributed By: MarsRose.

  • Mushroom City Quick Boosts

    As you may have noticed on the Mushroom City course, among the traffic are vehicles shaped/colored like the Mushroom items. If you run into them, you don't spin out like you would against other cars; rather a Mushroom is thrown from the back for you to collect/use for a quick boost!

    Contributed By: DBM11085.

  • Rainbow Road Falling Stars

    You may have noticed there are a lot of stars on Rainbow Road. And many of them fall. And some of those that fall fall on the track. Where those stars fall, they turn into star items, just sitting there. Some of these are dangerously close to the edge, but if you can get one (especially when you're already near the front and there's no other way to get one) it's a nice bonus. Only problem is that they're the same color as banana peels, so be sure before you run over something yellow!

    Contributed By: MarsRose.

  • Turbo Boost after Lakitu Retrieval

    If you fall off the track or get stuck underwater for more than a couple moments, Lakitu comes to pull you out and place you on the track again. When he picks you up, wait until just before you touch the track again, then press the acceleration and you'll get a turbo boost if you timed it correctly.

    Contributed By: DBM11085.

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