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    * Super Mario Kart FAQ *
    Author: Jdude84
    E-Mail: Jdude84@Hotmail.com
    Version: 2.0
    Hello, welcome to my first FAQ for the Super Nintendo Enertainment System! I 
    realize Super Mario Kart is an extremly old game(it came out when? 1993 was it?) 
    however, there might be a few people left out there who need help, or want to 
    know all the secrets. Have fun reading!
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    Version History
    July 16, 1999 - All Done With 1.0
    July 31, 1999 - Added Racers Section,  been too busy updating all my other 
    FAQs(literally) to update this one, that's why this update is so late.
    September 14, 1999 - Final Update, One more section added.
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    1. Controls
    2. Tips and Tricks
    3. Racers
    4. Fun Stuff To Do*
    5. Credits
    6. Legal Stuff
    7. End
    Sections with a * are new\updated as of September 14th, 1999.
    1) Controls
    D-Pad: Move Racer
    L, R: Power Slide
    Select: Nothing
    Start: Pause
    A: Activate Item
    B: Accelerate
    X: Change View
    Y: Nothing
    2) Tips and Tricks
    Deflecting Red Shells 
    In battle mode, whenever someone has a red shell that is on your tail, this IS 
    the perfect chance to use 1 of 6 moves to save your balloons.
    First, if your current power is a ghost, before the second person can fire. This 
    will steal away his power and give you the power to shoot him. Don't worry, you 
    are still momentarily invisible from sight, he can't see you but he can look on 
    your screen. Red shells can still hit if you are in range though.
    Second, wait until the person fires until executing this move. When the red 
    shell is right behind you, lay a green shell by holding down and A. If the red 
    shell was shot in a straight line or somewhat straight, then the laid green 
    shell should counter and deflect the red shell. Don't worry, if the green shell 
    failed to hit your opponent, having him on your tail may be to your advantage 
    when he run across the green shell.
    Third, instead of the green shelled power, if you have the banana peel, then you 
    could also counter the shell just by tapping A. Also, this move can be used by 
    up and A. this will launch the peel straight forward for a distance. This move 
    is hard to make a direct hit but now a trap is laid.
    Fourth, if the red shell has been shot, if you have the feather, DO NOT jump 
    outside of the ring for protection. The player could be waiting behind you to 
    fire away. When the shell has been shot, if you execute the feather to 
    momentarily leap high in the air, if too early, when you land, the shell is 
    probably waiting to hit. If you jump at the right second, the shell will zoom 
    past you and be useless. If you do not like this one, then you may like to try 
    to jump across lanes to safety with him on the other side shocked at the miss!
    Fifth, you can set up a star power that only lst a short short while. This not 
    only can destroy any obstacle it touches, making it completely invulnerable from 
    ANY attacks, it also can smash the opponents until they spin. If you stay on the 
    opponent, then as the star lasts, each of the three balloons will pop one-by-
    one. Shocked by the counter and the loss, this move is very good.
    Sixth, you can use a power slide to skip a lane fast enough to safety. This move 
    is often too slow to make success, so a mushroom should now be really handy. The 
    mushroom will boost your speed, then slide out of the missile shells path.
    All of these moves, with practice, will make a player almost untouched in any 
    battle match. 
    Submitted by Steve Sy
    Drive Forever 
    While you're in the Battle Mode, select one or two players. Play as either 
    player and lose all your protective balls, but keep your finger on the gas. You 
    can continue to drive even though you've lost. 
    Drop Green Turtle Shells 
    Get a green turtle shell from a mystery box. To drop it, hold Down and press A. 
    Submitted by Bryan Kast (kast@whidbey.com)
    Easy Turning 
    When you are going around a turn especially when you're on a dirty track, just 
    hold the direction you are turing and rapidly tap the gas button. This helps a 
    LOT when you're worried about skidding. 
    Submitted by Clarke Heipel (Turtlee13@hotmail.com)
    Erase Data 
    To erase and reset all the best times and GP Data, go to the title screen and 
    press L, R, Y and A simultaneously. This will take you to the Reset Mode. If you 
    want to erase the times only, use the same code on each of the Time Trial runs. 
    Submitted by SLIMER99@aol.com
    Ghost Rider 
    To race against a ghost, choose any circuit, then drive around the track without 
    touching the sides. After the race, go to Retry. When the light turns green, a 
    ghost will appear. Race him and see who wins! 
    Improve Red Shell Tracking 
    After firing a Red shell, hold down A. This way, it won't hit walls as often as 
    usual. This also makes a 75% chance of the shell returning if it's jumped over. 
    Submitted by iamnot@usa.net
    Invincibility Music 
    If you pause the game the second a player who was invincible is no longer 
    invincible, the invincibility music will play the rest fo the race or battle 
    mode round. 
    Submitted by Jeff Barry (barryk@sisna.com)
    Jump Red Shells 
    To jump over a red shell, press L or R when the shell is just in front of you. 
    Submitted by Robert Christensen
    Move the Map 
    When you are in 1-Player race, the map is normally on the bottom. To move it to 
    the top, use Controller Two to do the following. Highlight 1-PLAYER then hold L 
    + R and press START. Use Controller Two to select your kart class, driver and 
    track then play as normal. 
    Submitted by jskelly4693@hotmail.com and EnchantedForests@mailexcite.com
    Quick Item Select 
    Run over a mystery box and press A immediately. This will select a mystery box 
    item faster and increase your chance of getting a red shell in battle mode. 
    Submitted by Bryan Kast (kast@whidbey.com)
    Rearview Mirror 
    When you start the game go to one-player mode and choose either Time Trial or 
    Mario Kart GP. While playing press the X button to see behind you. 
    Screen Rotation 
    Select Time Trial. Choose your player and go to the track of your choice. While 
    racing, be careful not to hit anything. Get a good time and then access the 
    Replay option. While in Replay mode press the L or R buttons to rotate the 
    screen. You can do this on any level in Time Trail! 
    Submitted by PuffDaddy64@hotmail.com
    Ghost Valley I
    If you have a feather, head straight for the wall when you see the platfrom 
    across the gap. Hit the A button to use the feather just before you hit the wall 
    and you will make the jump. Also you can use the mushroom by using it on the 
    jumper simultaneously with the mushroom or use the mushroom right when you cross 
    the gap and press L & R. Or you can use a star right when you select it and when 
    you see to bumpers on the left and right use the star and don't hit the walls 
    and press L & R to cross over the gap. 
    Vanilla Lake II
    Cross the finish line, then lineup along it and drive straight for the water. 
    Jsut before you go into the drink(Lake), hit L or R to get a good jump. Drive as 
    far out into the water as you can, then turn left before the Fishing Lakitu gets 
    you. If you cross the finish line while the Lakitu has you, it counts as a lap! 
    Submitted by EnchantedForests@mailexcite.com
    Small Characters 
    If you want an extra challenge in the Grand Prix or Match Races modes of Super 
    Mario Kart, you can shrink your character! All you have to do is press and hold 
    Y. Then press A on the Character Selection screen.
    Alternatively, highlight any character, then press A+B+X+Y at the same time. 
    Submitted by trg@homebase.com
    Special Cup in Time Trials 
    Enter the time trials and select your racer. Then push left on the pad to move 
    the cursor beside Mushroom Cup. Then press L, R, L, R, L, L, R, R, A. You should 
    then see Special Cup appear below Star Cup. 
    Submitted by Jo Gaunt
    Speed Burst 
    For a burst of speed, hold down the accelerator in between the first and second 
    beeps on the starting grid. You'll zoom ahead of the pack and cruise to the goal 
    Stop the Music 
    Rapidly press the START button on either controller. Continue this until the 
    music ends. If you did it right, the sound effects will remain but no music will 
    play unless you use a Star. 
    Submitted by PuffDaddy64@hotmail.com
    Throw Banana Peels 
    Get a banana peel from mystery box. To throw it, hold Up and press A. 
    Submitted by Bryan Kast (kast@whidbey.com)
    3. Racers
    Weight Class: Medium
    Acceleration: 2\4
    Top Speed: 3\4
    Control: 3\4
    Other Notes: Good Vehicle For Rookies.
    Weight Class: Medium
    Acceleration: 2\4
    Top Speed: 3\4
    Control: 3\4
    Other Notes: I'd say a little worse than mario, otherwise the same.
    Weight Class: Light
    Acceleration: 4\4
    Top Speed: 2\4
    Control: 2\4
    Other Notes: Not a bad choice for any skill level.
    Weight Class: Light
    Acceleration: 4\4
    Top Speed: 2\4
    Control: 2\4
    Other Notes: Great For Experts Like Myself...
    Donkey Kong Jr.
    Weight Class: Heavy
    Acceleration: 1\4
    Top Speed: 4\4
    Control: 2\4
    Other Notes: Stay away from this monkey...
    Weight Class: Heavy
    Acceleration: 1\4
    Top Speed: 4\4
    Control: 2\4
    Other Notes: Quite good for experts, not for beginners though.
    Weight Class: Light
    Acceleration: 3\4
    Top Speed: 1\4
    Control: 4\4
    Other Notes: Great for rookies.
    Koopa Troopa
    Weight Class: Light
    Acceleration: 3\4
    Top Speed: 1\4
    Control: 4\4
    Other Notes: Has the best control in the game, 2nd best driver overall in the 
    4. Fun Stuff To Do
    Game too easy? Too Hard? Not fun enough? Here are some sure-fire ways to make 
    Mario Kart more enjoyable.
    Play battle mode against a friend on a level with significant markers\areas. 
    Designate 2 areas to be each players 'base'. Both players play normally, but 
    before killing the other player, you must succesfully stay in your opponents 
    base for a set amount of time. (Usally between 5-15 seconds)
    If the game is too hard, just play on the easiest setting.
    Too easy? try giving the computer players a 15 second head start! I've done it 
    with a 30 second start....
    And finally, my favorite thing to do because i'm a little physcotic, it's fun, 
    or because i am easily amused, probably a mixture of both...Start a VS game in 
    the final koopa beach area. You know that little boxed in area in the middle of 
    the level? Both players race to get into that area, you need a feather to get in 
    there making this a little hard. First one there wins...or, you can try this. 
    Start the same thing, only with yoshi and koopa, SHRUNK! Now play until both of 
    you get in the middle, then play a little game of 'tag', no need to explain how 
    to play, and the lilipads, color, and your size can make this really fun, for me 
    and my friends anyway!
    5. Credits
    Me - I wrote it.
    Nintendo - They made it.
    Gamefaqs - They published it.
    gamesages.com - Copied Tips and Tricks from their site. 
    6. Legal Stuff
    You may not reproduce this faq in any way, shape, or form. Reproduction of this 
    FAQ without my consent is prohibited, this document is copyright 1999, all 
    rights reserved. The most updated version can ALWAYS be found at 
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    a question be SURE to check the one out at GameFAQs first before you ask. For 
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    7. End
    Well that's all for now, go check out some of the other following FAQs I've 
    written, they can all be found at http://www.gamefaqs.com