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|                     A Complete Walkthrough by vip2179                      |
|                            [vip2179@gmail.com]                             |
| Began......................................................June 25th, 2010 |
| Finished....................................................July 3rd, 2010 |
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| Version...............................................................2.42 |
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| Version History |
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Topics marked with a plus sign (+) are added topics.
Topics marked with a subtraction sign (-) are cut topics.

Version .30
   + Controls
   + Driving Tips
   + Items
   + Modes
   + 1/2 Online Mode section

Version 1.40
   - Controls section
   - Driving Tips section
   - 1/2 modes section
   + NEW Controls section
   + NEW Driving Tips section
   + NEW Modes section
   + Characters section
   + Karts section
   + 1/2 Courses section
   + Secrets section
   + FAQ section

Version 2.40
   + Fresh start to guide
   + NEW Courses section
   + Copy & Pasted most from Version 1.40 [occasionally altered]
   + Added some groove to the waayy end.
   + Added a couple Mii Appearances that I totally missed.

Version 2.41
   + This guide is not to be on Gamer Help [www.gamerhelp.com]
   + This guide is not to be on Cheat Masters [www.cheatmasters.com]

Version 2.42
   + Minor error corrections

Version 2.50
   + Some corrections sent in by viewers

Last Revision: 12/20/2010


O-------O
| Intro |
O-------O

Welcome to my first guide, Mario Kart Wii, which I write in my spare time as a
means of something to do.  Here we have the new and improved Mario Kart,
simply the best in the series, a great game.  I have been playing this game a
long time, so I thought it would be good to write a guide of one I knew so
well.  I should warn you that I own the North American version of the game,
and some of the names of various things are different between the European
Version and North American versions.  I tried to include every name of all
things with multiple names, so help me if I left some out!


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| Table of Contents                                                          |
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 01. Game Intro
 02. Basics
   2.01 Getting Started
   2.02 Controls
 03. Game Play
   3.01 Driving Techniques
   3.02 Items
   3.03 Characters and Karts
   3.04 Tracks
     3.04.01 Mushroom Cup
     3.04.02 Flower Cup
     3.04.03 Star Cup
     3.04.04 Special Cup
     3.04.05 Shell Cup
     3.04.06 Banana Cup
     3.04.07 Leaf Cup
     3.04.08 Lightning Cup
 04. Modes
   4.01 Grand Prix
   4.02 Time Trials
   4.03 VS
   4.04 Battle
 05. Online + Mario Kart Channel
 06. Unlocking the Secrets
 07. Frequently Asked Questions
 08. Credits and Thanks

 TO GET TO A SECTION OR SUB-SECTION QUICKLY:
   A. Highlight and copy the title [including the number].
   B. Bring up the FIND Box.
   C. Paste the title in the box.
   D. Press next.


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What's New
----------

Well, a ton of stuff is new, so here is a list -

 -- Controllers: Wii Wheel, Remote + Nunchuk, Classic, Game Cube.
 -- New Items - POW Block, the Lightning Cloud, and the Mega Mushroom.
 -- Removed Items - Boo.
 -- Of course, the Item Block design has changed.
 -- Bikes! - can do wheelies, can't do Super Mini-Turbo.
 -- Online play changed. (for the better!)
 -- Drift mode choice available.
 -- Now there are two staff ghosts: Normal Staff and Expert Staff.
 -- 26 total characters; 6 all new. (playable Miis!)
 -- 12 players to a race.
 -- Create a license.
 -- Official weight classes.
 -- Mii appearances
 -- Shine Runners has been changed to Coin Runners
 -- Mario Kart Channel
 -- Trick ability
 -- Battle Mode can be played solo
 -- Because you can do tricks, ramps have been added to some of the retro
    courses.
 -- Chain Chomps now react differently to racers.  They will lunge out at you
    just before you are next to them.

Anyway, Mario Kart is back and better than ever before!  With improved online
play, new items, bikes, added characters, and more, you're sure to be spending
more time with this game, especially now that you have this guide I have
written.  It covers everything I know, so if there is more, tell me please.



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| 2.01 Getting Started                                                       |
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When you get through the title screen, select an empty license.  Choose your
desired Mii to set up a file.  A good thing about this game is that it saves
automatically when you back to a menu after a race.  The game requires 23
blocks of space.  If you see the license settings (accessed by clicking on the
wrench on the top right of your license menu), you can view your records,
change your Mii, or erase your license.


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| 2.02 Controls                                                              |
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For Mario Kart Wii, there are four ways to control - the Wheel, the Remote +
Nunchuk combo, the Classic controller, and the Game Cube controller.
 _______________________________________________
| --------------------------------------------- |
|  WII WHEEL - same as single, sideways remote  |
| --------------------------------------------- |
| Button/Action | Effect                        |
| ------------- | ----------------------------- |
| D-Pad left    | hold item                     |
| D-Pad right   | hold item                     |
| A             | rear view                     |
| B             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| Home          | displays the HOME Menu        |
| + (plus)      | displays the Pause Menu       |
| 1             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| 2             | accelerate                    |
| Turn wheel    | steer                         |
| Lift wheel    | begin wheelie (only on bikes) |
| Down wheel    | end wheelie                   |
| Shake wheel   | tricks                        |
|_______________|_______________________________|
|_______________________________________________|
| --------------------------------------------- |
|  WII REMOTE + NUNCHUK                         |
| --------------------------------------------- |
| Button/Action | Effect                        |
| ------------- | ----------------------------- |
| A             | accelerate                    |
| B             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| Home          | displays the HOME Menu        |
| +             | displays the Pause Menu       |
| Lift remote   | begin wheelie                 |
| Down remote   | end wheelie                   |
| Shake remote  | tricks                        |
|               |                               |
| Analog        | steer                         |
| C             | rear view                     |
| Z             | hold and let go of item       |
| Z + up        | throw item forward            |
| Z + down      | let go of item                |
|_______________|_______________________________|
|_______________________________________________|
| --------------------------------------------- |
|  WII CLASSIC CONTROLLER                       |
| --------------------------------------------- |
| Button/Action | Effect                        |
| ------------- | ----------------------------- |
| x             | rear view                     |
| a             | accelerate                    |
| b             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| L             | hold and let go of item       |
| L + up        | throw item forward            |
| L + down      | let go of item                |
| Zr            | rear view                     |
| R             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| Home          | displays the HOME Menu        |
| +             | displays the Pause Menu       |
| Analog        | steer                         |
| D-Pad (any)   | tricks                        |
| D-Pad up      | begin wheelie                 |
| D-Pad down    | end wheelie                   |
|_______________|_______________________________|
|_______________________________________________|
| --------------------------------------------- |
|  GAME CUBE CONTROLLER                         |
| --------------------------------------------- |
| Button/Action | Effect                        |
| ------------- | ----------------------------- |
| X             | rear view                     |
| A             | accelerate                    |
| B             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| Start/Pause   | displays the Pause Menu       |
| Analog        | steer                         |
| L             | hold and let go of item       |
| L + up        | throw item forward            |
| L + down      | let go of item                |
| R             | drift, brake, reverse, hop    |
| Z             | rear view                     |
| D-Pad (any)   | tricks                        |
| D-Pad up      | begin wheelie                 |
| D-Pad down    | end wheelie                   |
|_______________|_______________________________|
|_______________________________________________|



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| 3.01 Driving Techniques                                                    |
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 Drifting
 --------
  Basically, drifting is a method of turning.  It has been upgraded for Mario
  Kart Wii to where you can choose a drift mode.  Theres Automatic and Manual.
  In Automatic, as the name implies, you drift automatically.  Manual mode has
  it where you drift with buttons, and it includes mini turbos, unlike
  Automatic.  Mario Kart Double Dash!! had it where you could drift
  automatically and manually in a race.  But now its different.  Let me
  explain how to drift.
  In Automatic, a simple turn is a drift.  In Manual, drift by having the
  acceleration held, then press and hold the drift button. This helps you turn
  sharp corners.  Change the direction you are drifting by turning.

 Snaking
 -------
  Snaking is a technique of using repeated drifting to get a better speed.  It
  has been greatly reduced, but still usable.  This is how you snake:
  repeatedly use a Manual drift on a track.  When I say repeatedly, I mean it!
  So if you're on a straightaway, go in a left, right pattern.  If you are on
  a long rounded turn, keep stopping and starting.  Because drifting itself is
  difficult, snaking is too.  So keep practicing, because it is intended to
  give constant speed.

 Slipstreaming
 -------------
  You've probably done slipstreaming before without even realizing what you
  did for it.  Anyway, to slipstream, you must be placed behind a kart on a
  straightaway.  Blue lines start to appear on your screen, as if your
  character's is sweating.  Soon the lines will make you go faster, and
  faster than any other Mario Kart title has allowed you to.  This is a good
  technique, use it wisely!

 Rocket Start
 ------------
  Instead of holding the gas button during the countdown of the race to start,
  repeatedly tap on the countdown seconds of 3 and 2.  Right as 2 disappears,
  you can then hold the button.  If done correctly, you will shoot out farther
  than racers who didn't perform the rocket start.

 Tricks / Stunts
 ---------------
  Tricks can be used in while you are in the air, no matter how high up you are.
  Using the wheel and nunchuk remote combo, you shake the controller to do
  tricks.  For the Game Cube and Classic Controller, use the D-pad to do tricks.
  Tricks give you a boost of speed when you land on the ground.

 Wheelie
 -------
  Wheelies are Bike-Only techniques that allows you to gain speed in the
  process.  The down side: tough maneuver ability.  Check out the controls
  section to figure out how to do a wheelie for your controller.

 Mini-Turbo and Super Mini-Turbo
 -------------------------------
  In the act of drifting, blue sparks will soon appear, and these are Mini-
  Turbos.  You might have guessed that they give you a boost when you stop
  drifting.  If you are driving a kart, and only a kart, the blue sparks can
  be eventually replaced by orange sparks.  Orange sparks give you a better
  boost than blue sparks, and are referred to as Super Mini-Turbos. Super
  Mini-Turbos were referred to as Power Slides in Mario Kart DS.

 Corner Cutting
 --------------
  Corner cutting is simple - if you are in the position to skip a corner (one
  that is off-road), use a mushroom or any speed boosting item to cut it.


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| Driving Tips |
O--------------O

  STAY ALERT.  Always drag protective items, as every race is unpredictable.

  TRICKS!  Every chance should be enhanced!  Do tricks and wheelies any time
  possible.  Don't do anything stupid, though, like driving backwards to get
  to a ramp that you missed, because that would waste too much time.

  DON'T FALL.  Falling off the track is one thing that can really mess you up,
  wasting many precious seconds just for being careless.

  Hope these tips all help!


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| 3.02 Items                                                                 |
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WHAT ARE ITEMS?
Items are the very most frustration-enhancing theme to Mario Kart.  They are
figures from the Mario world that help you in races, to make it fair.  The
frustrating part is the effects of items that opponenets put on you.
Generally, they effect you in a bad way, causing you to lose various things
such as place and even your own items.

HOW DO I GET AN ITEM?
Obtain an item by passing through an item block.  The item will be chosen
based on where you are placed.

THE ITEMS THEMSELVES?
[listed & explained below]

 Banana OR Triple Banana
 -----------------------
  Bananas have three uses.  The first one is to just set it down on the
  course, hoping that an opponent will hit it.  You might think "Well, who
  would be stupid enough to hit one?".  Thats what I thought at first, but
  then realized that you could really use it to an advantage.  That advantage
  is this: place it somewhere tricky to miss like on the very end of a D.K.
  Cannon, or on a skinny path.  The second, more preferred use, is to hold the
  banana on the back of your vehicle to block out other incoming shells.  The
  Blue Shell will not be blocked.  The third thing you could do, with the
  banana on your back, is position yourself just in front of someone so that
  they touch it, spinning them out.  When you get spun out, you lose all of
  your items.
  Likely places of obtaining: 1st - 4th 

 Green Shell OR Triple Green Shell
 ---------------------------------
  The Green Shell(s) can also be used to block shells.  The second thing you
  can  do with it is throw it, but you want to be precise because they travel
  only in straight lines.  They are best to throw to a close-up opponent.
  When you get hit, all items will be lost.
  Likely places of obtaining: 1st - 5th 

 Red Shell OR Triple Red Shell
 -----------------------------
  Red Shells can block coming shells, too.  When thrown (backward or forward),
  they set in a fixed course to hit the closest opponent.  When you get hit,
  all items will be lost.  Use a protective item to shake off incoming shells.
  Likely places of obtaining: 1st - 9th 

 Blue Shell
 ----------
  These are very frustrating.  When they are sent out, they hit the person in
  first place, unless that is your teammate.  Drivers caught in the explosion
  will be flipped or spun and lose all items.  Blue Shells are very difficult
  to avoid, but it still can be done.  If you are in the middle of a D.K.
  Cannon travel, they will miss.  If you have a mushroom, you can escape it as
  it comes down.  Of course, that is very unlikely to happen because you don't
  get mushrooms while you are in the lead.
  Likely places of obtaining: 6th - 8th

 Mushroom OR Triple Mushroom
 ---------------------------
  Mushrooms are helpful for "sticky" situations.  They provide a brief boost
  in speed.  The best time to use them is for traveling across an offroad
  substance (i.e. mud, sand, grass).
  Likely places of obtaining: 2nd - 10th

 Golden Mushroom
 ---------------
  This is the same thing as the mushroom, but can be used more than once for a
  short period of time.
  Likely places of obtaining: 9th - 12th

 Mega Mushroom
 -------------
  Mega mushrooms are fun to take advantage of.  They make you huge, so you can
  run over any racers in your way.  It also gives you a slight increase of
  speed.
  Likely places of obtaining: 7th - 10th

 Bullet Bill
 -----------
  Bullet Bill is the most helpful item (in my opinon) because you get to relax
  while he steers through the track, knocking away any 'in-wayers'.  The
  in-wayers get flipped and lose their items.
  Likely places of obtaining: 10th - 12th

 Star
 ----
  For the time star is used, you are fast and invincible, meaning nothing can
  get in your way.  You should use it to all advantages: hit in-wayers, and
  travel through offroad.  The effect of getting hit by a Star varies
  depending on how hard they crashed into you.  No matter what, you will get
  flipped and lose your items.
  Likely places of obtaining: 8th - 12th

 POW Block
 ---------
  POW Blocks have the same effect of hitting a banana, you spin out.  You also
  lose your items.  You can either send them or see them come.  When you see
  the warning for it, it will decrease the block's size until it is nothing,
  and explode.

  There is a way to (kind of) escape the effect.  Once you see that it has
  been sent to get you, you should do the trick motion of your controller.
  For example, if you have the Wiimote + Nunchuk combo, you would shake the
  remote.  If you do it correctly, you will only spin once around, losing no
  speed, but items.
  Likely places of obtaining: 6th - 10th

 Blooper
 -------
  Bloopers are sent out to splat ink on enemy screens, which make the screen
  less visible.  Depending what place you are in, the ink has different
  effects, like how much is on the screen and how long it lasts.
  To get rid of ink faster, go on a boost pad.
  Likely places of obtaining: 5th - 7th

 Fake Item Block
 ---------------
  You can hold these on your back, but they won't protect you from shells.
  They are basically the same as bananas, and I reccomend using the strategy I
  posted for the bananas.  The point is to trick opponents into hitting them,
  thinking that they are items.  They are not, they flip you over.  Teammates
  will not be effected, they'll just pass through them.
  Likely places of obtaining: 1st - 4th

 Bob-omb
 --------
  Throw the bob-omb either backward or forward to create an explosion.  Anyone
  caught in it will lose their items as well as flip or spin depending on how
  bad they got caught in it.  The bob-omb is graggable, but don't rel on it to
  protect you.  Because if a shell hits it, it will explode.
  Likely places of obtaining: 2nd - 8th

 Lightning
 ---------
  When used, the Lightning shrinks opponents without warning.
  Likely places of obtaining: 11th - 12th

 Lightning Cloud
 ---------------
  The Lightning Cloud is timed to shrink the person that has it above them.
  You start out with it when you get it.  To make it go away, hit someone and
  it will travel to them.  Try to get away from them, because it can go right
  back to you. There is a Lightning Cloud radar, and it beeps when one is
  near, which is helpful for your escape.
  Likely places of obtaining: 5th - 8th


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| 3.03 Characters and Karts                                                  |
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                ALL SECRETS IN THIS SECTION ARE DENOTED WITH *

 Character and Kart Overview
 ---------------------------
  All characters are divided into weight classes - Light, Medium, and Heavy.
  Characters in those classes can only choose certain karts desinged
  specifically for their class.

 Finding Your Class
 ------------------
  To find your perfect weight class, I find that this technique works best -
    Start off on the MEDIUM class by finding your lucky character + kart combo.
    Then find combos for the LIGHT and HEAVY classes, and compare all of them
    to see which has best results.  Personally, I recommend the MEDIUM class.

 Character List
 --------------

  Light Characters - Baby Mario
                   - Baby Luigi*
                   - Baby Peach
                   - Baby Daisy*
                   - Toad
                   - Toadette*
                   - Koopa Troopa
                   - Dry Bones*

  Medium Characters - Mario
                    - Luigi
                    - Peach
                    - Daisy*
                    - Yoshi
                    - Birdo*
                    - Diddy Kong*
                    - Bowser Jr.*

  Heavy Characters - Wario
                   - Waluigi
                   - Donkey Kong
                   - Bowser
                   - King Boo*
                   - Rosalina*
                   - Funky Kong*
                   - Dry Bowser*

  Varying Characters - Mii Outfit A*
                     - Mii Outfit B*

                       Mii Outfit size depends on how fat they were made on
                       the Mii Channel.


 Kart and Bike Lists
 -------------------

  Light Karts - Standard Kart S
              - Baby Booster / Booster Seat
              - Concerto / Mini Beast
              - Cheep Charger*
              - Rally Romper* / Tiny Titan*
              - Blue Falcon*


  Medium Karts - Standard Kart M
               - Nostalgia 1 / Classic Dragster
               - Wild Wing
               - Turbo Blooper* / Super Blooper*
               - Royal Racer* / Daytripper*
               - B Dasher MK 2* / Sprinter*


  Heavy Karts - Standard Kart L
              - Offroader
              - Flame Flyer
              - Piranha Prowler*
              - Aero Glider* / Jetsetter*
              - Dragonetti* / Honeycoupe*




  Light Bikes - Standard Bike S
              - Bullet Bike
              - Nanobike / Bit Bike
              - Quacker*
              - Magikruiser*
              - Bubble Bike*


  Medium Bikes - Standard Bike M
               - Mach Bike
               - Bon Bon / Sugarscoot
               - Rapide* / Zip Zip*
               - Nitrocycle* / Sneakster*
               - Dolphin Dasher*


  Heavy Bikes - Standard Bike L
              - Bowser Bike / Flame Runner
              - Wario Bike
              - Twinkle Star* / Shooting Star*
              - Torpedo* / Spear*
              - Phantom*


 Bike Overview
 -------------
  Bikes are all new to the series, and being a major addition, I would like
  to introduce them.  For one thing, they can do wheelies, which give you a
  slight increase of speed.  However, bikes can't do the Super Mini-Turbo
  (previously refferred to as 'Power Slide').  Bikes generally are the same as
  karts - they don't represent any huge differences.

 Pros and Cons
 -------------

 KARTS

  Pros:
   - Super Mini-Turbo ability
   - Bigger, giving the ability to perform techniques easier
   - Generally better weight than bikes
  Cons:
   - Karts represent bigger targets
   - Karts tend to have worse acceleration, drift, and mini turbo than bikes
   - Inability to perform wheelies


 BIKES
 
  Pros:
   - Can do wheelies
   - Generally good handling
  Cons:
   - Inability to perform the Super Mini-Turbo

 Stats Explained
 ---------------
  The following is a list of stats of which each vehicle is ranked upon -


  SPEED:
   Ranks how fast you go.  You want this to be high.  Saying that means you
   want it high on the stats' bar.


  WEIGHT:
   Ranks how powerful and heavy the vehicle is.  You want this a little over
   the middle.


  ACCELERATION:
   Ranks how fast you vehicle can stop and start.  You want this to be high.


  HANDLING:
   Ranks how good your vehicle is at maneuvering.  You want this to be high,
   but if you are a skilled driver, it doesn't matter.


  DRIFT:
   Ranks how fast and easy it is to drift.  If you play Automatic drift mode,
   this doesn't matter.  If you play, Manual drift mode, it doesn't matter
   much either, but it's still better if its higher.


  OFF-ROAD:
   Ranks how well your vehicle can put up with off-road terrain.  If ou are a
   good driver, this doesn't matter.  If you are a sloppy driver, you want
   this stat to be high.


  MINI-TURBO:
   Ranks how good your mini-turbo is.  This is just like the drift stat.
   Ignore it for Automatic, but consider it for Manual.


 Character and Kart Chart
 ------------------------
  Here is a review chart of all characters, karts, and bikes.  Some names are
  abbriviated because of the lack of space.

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| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
|                                  LIGHT                                     |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| Characters   | Karts                        | Bikes                        |
| ------------ | ---------------------------- | ---------------------------- |
| Baby Mario   | Standard Kart S              | Standard Bike S              |
| Baby Luigi*  | Booster Seat  (Baby Booster) | Bullet Bike                  |
| Baby Peach   | Mini Beast        (Concerto) | Bit Bike          (Nanobike) |
| Baby Daisy*  | Cheep Charger*               | Quacker*                     |
| Toad         | Tiny Titan*  (Rally Romper*) | Magikruiser*                 |
| Toadette*    | Blue Falcon*                 | Jet Bubble*   (Bubble Bike*) |
| Koopa Troopa |                              |                              |
| Dry Bones*   |                              |                              |
|______________|______________________________|______________________________|
|____________________________________________________________________________|
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
|                                 MEDIUM                                     |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| Characters   | Karts                        | Bikes                        |
| ------------ | ---------------------------- | ---------------------------- |
| Mario        | Standard Kart M              | Standard Bike M              |
| Luigi        | Classic Dragster      (N. 1) | Mach Bike                    |
| Peach        | Wild Wing                    | Sugarscoot         (Bon Bon) |
| Daisy*       | Super Blooper* (T. Blooper*) | Zip Zip*           (Rapide*) |
| Yoshi        | Daytripper*   (Royal Racer*) | Sneakster*     (Nitrocycle*) |
| Birdo*       | Sprinter*   (B Dasher MK 2*) | Dolphin Dasher*              |
| Diddy Kong*  |                              |                              |
| Bowser Jr.*  |                              |                              |
|______________|______________________________|______________________________|
|____________________________________________________________________________|
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
|                                  HEAVY                                     |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| Characters   | Karts                       | Bikes                         |
| ------------ | --------------------------- | ----------------------------- |
| Wario        | Standard Kart L             | Standard Bike L               |
| Waluigi      | Offroader                   | Flame Runner    (Bowser Bike) |
| Donkey Kong  | Flame Flyer                 | Wario Bike                    |
| Bowser       | Piranha Prowler*            | Shooting Star*     (T. Star*) |
| King Boo*    | Jetsetter*   (Aero Glider*) | Spear*             (Torpedo*) |
| Rosalina*    | Honeycoupe*   (Dragonetti*) | Phantom*                      |
| Funky Kong*  |                             |                               |
| Dry Bowser*  |                             |                               |
|______________|_____________________________|_______________________________|
|____________________________________________________________________________|
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
|                                  OTHER                                     |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| Characters                                                                 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------- |
| Mii Outfit A*                                                              |
| Mii Outfit B*                                                              |
|____________________________________________________________________________|
|____________________________________________________________________________|

    Mii Outfit size depends on how fat they were made on the Mii Channel.

O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 3.04 Tracks                                                                |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

There are eight cups, and four tracks to a cup.  Each track is three laps.
Also, the tracks have two Staff Ghosts for them.  One being the Normal Staff
Ghost, this is built in and easy to beat.  When you beat it by enough time,
you unlock the Expert Staff Ghost.  Please note that the times posted
currently are the times that I got and if you have a slower time that unlocked
an Expert Staff Ghost, send it to me.

Each track is listed with a description, the Staff Ghost times, and if it is a
new course, its Mii Apearances.

I would also like to clarify that the courses displayed on the top row on the
course selection screen are the new cups, and the courses displayed on the
bottom row are the retro cups.  Retro courses come from previous games in the
series, and are labled with a system name (SNES, N64, GBA, GCN, DS).



----------------------------------NEW TRACKS----------------------------------

O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.01 Mushroom Cup                |
O-------------------------------------O

 Luigi Circuit
 -------------
  • Very basic course, defenetily for beginners.
  • Wide, open track.
  • Stay protected with items.
  • Includes a shortcut that allows you to skip the final turn by using a
    mushroom to cut through the grassy, sandy area that has warp pipes; avoid
    hitting these.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:29.670
  Expert Staff Time - 1:19.419
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:25.976
  Mii Appearances - The Luigi Statue sometimes replaces itself with a Mii!


 Moo Moo Meadows
 ---------------
  • Basic track with no cliffs
  • Includes off-road grass mounds; avoid!
  • Includes cows; avoid!
  • Includes a slight shortcut that allows you to pass through the wide turn
    that is covered with grass using a mushroom.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:37.856
  Expert Staff Time - 1:25.909
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:29.341
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Mushroom Gorge
 --------------
  • Creative course, with all of the giant mushrooms.
  • Contains a shortcut that allows you to go off the cliff to the left at the
    beginning of the lap by using a mushroom to land on a giant mushroom and
    performing a trick to land on another one, then back to the track.
  • Contains a shortcut that allows the player to skip the final turn by using
    a mushroom the guide across the cliff.
  • Player should avoid falling down into the oblivion after carelessly guiding
    through the mushrooms.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:16.110
  Expert Staff Time - 2:01.011
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:07.304
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Toad's Factory
 --------------
  • Very diverse course, with moving platforms, conveyor belts and everything
  • Contains mud (off-road); avoid!
  • The conveyor belts sometimes have wooden boxes on them; avoid!
  • Contains a shortcut that allows you to skip the area where water is dumped
    by using a mushroom on the soil ramps.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:22.480
  Expert Staff Time - 2:05.593
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:13.780
  Mii Appearances - None.


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.02 Flower Cup                  |
O-------------------------------------O

 Mario Circuit
 -------------
  • Simple course, with a few pitfalls.
  • Pitfalls include the goombas and Chain Chomp
  • There is a shortcut that allows you to cut behind the Chain Chomp by using
    a mushroom to cross the bit of grass and onto the ramp.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:44.777
  Expert Staff Time - 1:33.702
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:34.583
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Coconut Mall
 ------------
  • VERY diverse course with alternative paths.
  • Wide open course

  Normal Staff Time - 2:30.764
  Expert Staff Time - 2:13.333
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:20.780
  Mii Appearances - Miis appear on posters, signs, and in the giant cars.


 DK Summit / DK's Snowboard Cross
 --------------------------------
  • A few places to fall down
  • Pitfalls: thick snow, shy guys.
  • There are many boosters around this course – use them!
  • There is a slight shortcut – you can skip the turn after the bumpy area by
    driving off the cliff to the right.  If you did a good enough turn at a
    good position, you will land on the other side.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:34.693
  Expert Staff Time - 2:17.546
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:22.708
  Mii Appearances - The DK Statue sometimes gets replaced by a Mii!


Wario's Gold Mine
-----------------
  • The course contains sharp turns with a few places to fall.
  • There is a shortcut that is led to by following the blue track that the
    gold karts go along.
  • Speaking of which, this blue track speeds you up a bit.
  • The gold karts can flip you if you hit them.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:19.583
  Expert Staff Time - 2:04.800
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:12.915
  Mii Appearances - None.


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.03 Star Cup                    |
O-------------------------------------O

 Daisy Circuit
 -------------
  • LOT of turns
  • Limited course – one place to do a trick, one booster, no cliffs
  • There is a staircase that leads into the fountain area, and you need a
    mushroom to travel through it successfully.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:56.822
  Expert Staff Time - 1:41.362
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:50.008
  Mii Appearances - Statue of Daisy sometimes changes to a Mii!


 Koopa Cape
 ----------
  • Fun course, with a few places to fall.
  • A few sharp turns
  • You should use Time Trial mushrooms to cut behind the big red shell before
    you drop into the tunnel.
  • Use the water – it makes you faster!
  • Remember, always do tricks when you can!

  Normal Staff Time - 3:03.022
  Expert Staff Time - 2:41.370
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:52.029
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Maple Treeway
 -------------
  • Lot of places to do tricks
  • There isn’t really a perfect place to use a mushroom.
  • There are a lot of boost pads.
  • Remember, stay protected with items!
  • When you drive through the leaf piles, they will either spawn a mushroom
    or a banana.  Avoid the bananas!
  • Avoid the caterpillars.  They won’t flip you, but they provide a very
    solid wall.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.633
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.812
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:48.940
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Grumble Volcano
 ---------------
  • The course breaks itself down in certain locations
  • There are many alternative paths, don’t get lost!

  Normal Staff Time - 2:28.237
  Expert Staff Time - 2:11.852
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:21.711
  Mii Appearances - None.


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.04 Special Cup                 |
O-------------------------------------O

 Dry Dry Ruins
 -------------
  • Thick sand; avoid!
  • Use the pillars that fell to do tricks.
  • Try using mushrooms across the thick sand outside – they are really
    helpful.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:30.949
  Expert Staff Time - 2:14.286
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:19.324
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Moonview Highway
 ----------------
  • Watch out for the giant cars – there are tons of them – they flip/flatten
    you.
  • There is a path at the beginning that can be accessed by finding the tire
    marks on the hill to the right.  At the top of the hill there is a boost
    ramp.  Be careful not to go to fast off of the ramp because you can fall
    right down the cliff.
  • There are a lot of boost pads at this place – use as much as you can,
    while avoiding the giant cars.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:16.802
  Expert Staff Time - 2:04.163
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:09.483
  Mii Appearances - Miis work the toll booths.


 Bowser's Castle
 ---------------
  • Good place for tricks
  • Very little off-road
  • Lot of turns
  • Lot of walls – avoid!

  Normal Staff Time - 3:04.836
  Expert Staff Time - 2:42.098
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:56.052
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Rainbow Road
 ------------
  • Rainbow Road is a lot tougher than its previous versions – it has only one
    area that is closed by fences, so work to stay on the track!
  • There are a lot of opportunities to do tricks.
  • If you know a Blue Shell is coming, get to the middle of the track where
    you are least likely to fall. 

  Normal Staff Time - 3:05.895
  Expert Staff Time - 2:44.734
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:55.245
  Mii Appearances - None.



---------------------------------RETRO TRACKS---------------------------------


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.05 Shell Cup                   |
O-------------------------------------O

 GCN Peach Beach
 ---------------
  • This time you can drown in the water.
  • A ramp has been added to the dock.
  • The ducks can flip you over.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:34.233
  Expert Staff Time - 1:23.140
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:24.364


 DS Yoshi Falls
 --------------
  • Very simple course, but don’t be careless –
       - Don’t run into walls.
       - Don’t let the water currents push you off the edge.
       - Do tricks a lot.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:16.461
  Expert Staff Time - 1:23.140
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:12.068


 SNES Ghost Valley 2
 -------------------
  • On dark TVs, this course is hard to see.  If your TV is dark (like mine),
    I find that following the Boo ghosts around the track helped on my first
    few runs at the course.  Soon, though, you will get used to it.
  • There is a shortcut that doesn’t even require a mushroom: afer the fourth
    turn, you can keep going straight to see a slight jump.  Go off of it and
    do a trick, otherwise, you’ll fall.
  • I advise you NOT to use the small jump at the end of the lap.  Use the
    boost pad, but not the ramp.  I say this because the jump slows you down a
    bit.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:06.595
  Expert Staff Time - 0:58.907
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:03.756


 N64 Mario Raceway
 -----------------
  • Bits of off-road.
  • There are a few places to do a corner-cutting technique with a mushroom.
  • Basically one place to do a trick (off the green tunnel), so if you have a
    bike, you should wheelie a lot.

   Normal Staff Time - 2:14.799
   Expert Staff Time - 1:59.053
   Expert Unlock Time - 1:58.940


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.06 Banana Cup                  |
O-------------------------------------O

 N64 Sherbet Land
 ----------------
  • The track contains a few sharp turns.
  • There are many alternate paths.  You should always take the path that has
    the inside position.
  • There are penguins that can spin you out.
  • Just to let you know, you cannot get to the island in the middle of the
    course.

 Normal Staff Time - 2:48.651
 Expert Staff Time - 2:28.356
 Expert Unlock Time - 2:29.146

 GBA Shy Guy Beach
 -----------------
  • This is a course that you MUST be very cautious on, with all of the
    pitfalls it contains.
  • These pitfalls include getting hit by a cannonball, running into a
    shy guy, or being on the off-road.
  • It is recommended to stay out of the water as much as possible.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:45.568
  Expert Staff Time - 1:32.867
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:40.479

 DS Delfino Square
 -----------------
  • There are lots of opportunities to do wheelies, mini-turbos, etc.
  • There is an area of mud near the docks.  Basically, this shortcut helps
    you skip the turn.  You need a mushroom (sometimes two because this
    shortcut is difficult to maneuver through) to skip it.  Most of the
    time a mushroom can be found in the wooden crates just outside of the
    muddy area.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:41.807
  Expert Staff Time - 2:24.169
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:28.680

 GCN Waluigi Stadium
 -------------------
  • Avoid the speed bumps at the beginning – they serve their purpose!
  • You can corner cut the mud after the second turn.  YOU CAN ALSO drive
    along the wall that the mud is against.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  Normal Staff Time - 2:32.882
  Expert Staff Time - 2:12.367
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:23.841


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.07 Leaf Cup                    |
O-------------------------------------O

 DS Desert Hills
 ---------------
  • There are a few good opportunities to corner cut with booster items.
    However, cutting behind the pyramid requires two mushrooms – so caution!
  • This course is a bit boring – at least I think!
  • There are fire snakes (the big caterpillar looking things) that spin you
    out.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:10.233
  Expert Staff Time - 1:52.686
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:59.725

 GBA Bowser Castle 3
 -------------------
  • This is the only Bowser Castle course in the game that is all outside.
  • There are Thwomps that can flatten you.  Also, you can plain and simply
    just run into them, which will cause you to have to get out of the way,
    etc.  Caution on Thwomps!
  • Many sharp turns
  • Be careful not to fall into the lava on the last straight – there are
    breaks in the track.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.264
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.782
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:44.999

 N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
 -----------------------
  • This is no DK Cannon - this is the only DK course in the game that doesn't
    have one.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.264
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.782
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:46.198

 GCN Mario Circuit
 -----------------
  • If you stick to the left side of the road (at the Chain Chomp are), and
    you stay EXACTLY ON THE EDGE, they Chain Chomp will lunge and miss you.
    So technically, you are driving behind it.
  • Cutting through the off-road behind the Chain Chomp will require two
    mushrooms.
  • Hitting the Chain Chomps and Goombas are pitfalls to avoid.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:59.771
  Expert Staff Time - 1:49.939
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:52.726


O-------------------------------------O
| 3.04.08 Lightning Cup               |
O-------------------------------------O

 SNES Mario Circuit 3
 --------------------
  • Lots of turns, and a few of those turns are sharp.
  • Wheelies / Super Mini Turbo!  These help a bunch towards beating the Time
  Trials ghosts.

  Normal Staff Time - 1:38.880
  Expert Staff Time - 1:26.659
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:35.130

 DS Peach Gardens
 ----------------
  • Don’t run into hedges, Monty Moles, Chain Chomps, and off-road gardens.
  • Use a mushroom (if you can) to corner cut the grass after going past the
    fountain on the first turn.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:34.894
  Expert Staff Time - 2:16.777
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:20.033

 GCN DK Mountain
 ---------------
  • The course has the longest DK Cannon travel in the game.
  • Ramps have been added to the area that you turn into after the DK Cannon.

  Normal Staff Time - 2:57.744
  Expert Staff Time - 2:38.130
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:48.449

 N64 Bowser's Castle
 -------------------
  • Things to be careful of - Thwomps
                          - lava on the final jump
                          - walls - there are a ton
  • Be a smart steerer; there are tons of things to watch out for!

  Normal Staff Time - 3:19.323
  Expert Staff Time - 2:55.933
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:58.629


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   / /\  /\ \                       \ _______________________________________
  / /  \/  \ \  | | / /\ \      / /  |                                       |
 / /        \ \ | |<    \ \    / /   | 04. Modes                             |
/ /          \ \| | \ \  \ \/\/ /    |_______________________________________|
                                    /
                                   /-----------------------------------------
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

This section provides a simple walkthrough and explanation of the game modes.


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 4.01 Grand Prix                                                            |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O


Basic Description
-----------------
 - Grand Prix is only playable on single player.
 - There are 3 difficulty classes: 50cc , 100cc , 150cc
    - 50cc is KARTS ONLY
    - 100cc is BIKES ONLY
    - 150cc is KARTS and BIKES
 - Race a whole cup

Options to Select Walkthrough
-----------------------------
 01. Difficulty classs
 02. Character
 03. Vehicle
 04. Drift mode
 05. Cup to race in

After each race, you get points for what place you came in.  Here is the list
for total of points received for each finishing place after one race.

 (1st)  15 points
 (2nd)  12 points
 (3rd)  10 points
 (4th)   8 points
 (5th)   7 points
 (6th)   6 points
 (7th)   5 points
 (8th)   4 points
 (9th)   3 points
 (10th)  2 points
 (11th)  1 point
 (12th)  0 points

Your total points after the fourth race determine your trophy.  Your trophies
can be seen on the Home Screen of the game where all the licenses are.  Here
is a list of the overall finishing places and their trophies.

 (1st)  Gold Trophy
 (2nd)  Silver Trophy
 (3rd)  Bronze Trophy
 (4th - 12th)  No trophy

Then you get a rank, which determines how well you did throughout the whole
cup.  Here is a list of the ranks from best to worst.

 Triple Star
 Double Star
 Single Star
 A
 B
 C
 D
 E


That's it for grand prix.


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 4.02 Time Trials                                                           |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Basic Description
-----------------
 - Time Trials is only playable on single player.
 - Time Trials mode is known particularly for "ghosts".  Ghosts, by definition
   to Mario Kart, are transparent, untouchable beings that repeat a set
   records' actions.

Options to Select Walkthrough
-----------------------------
 01. Character
 02. Vehicle
 03. Drift mode
 04. Course
 05. Ghost

When you complete a race, you can check rankings, and your time will be fitted
in to a rankings line on the Mario Kart Channel.


--------------
Saving a Ghost
--------------

 When you set a new record for a course, the game saves your ghost
 automatically.


----------------------
Staff Ghosts Explained
----------------------

 The game has a built-in ghost when you start for each course, called a Normal
 Staff Ghost.  If you choose to race this and beat it by enough time, an
 Expert Staff Ghost (also called Fast Staff Ghost) will be unlocked.  You can
 tell which ghosts are Staff Ghosts because they are indicated with "Nin" (for
 Nintendo) at the beginning.


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 4.03 VS                                                                    |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Basic Description
-----------------
 - VS mode is available on single on multiplayer.
 - You can play SOLO or on a TEAM.
    - Team points are a combined effort...
    - While solo points are self-gained (or solo, hence the name).

Options to Select Walkthrough
-----------------------------
 01. Choose to play SOLO or on a TEAM (Rules can be altered at this choice)
 02. Character
 03. Vehicle
 04. Drift mode
 05. Course

When you complete a race, points are tallied.


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 4.04 Battle                                                                |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

Basic Description
-----------------
 - Battle mode is available on single and multiplayer.
 - Choose between Balloon Battle or Coin Runners
 - You can only choose between the Standard Kart/Bike of each class.
 - There are seperate stages designed specifically for Battle mode.

Options to Select Walkthrough
-----------------------------
 01. Choose either Balloon Battle or Coin Runners.
 02. Character
 03. Standard Kart/Bike
 04. Drift mode
 05. Stage


--------------
Balloon Battle
--------------

 Pop the other team's balloons by doing damaging effects with items, knocking
 them off the stage, etc.


------------
Coin Runners
------------

 Previously known as Shine Runners, Coin Runners remains the same, despite the
 name change.  In Coin Runners, the team that collects the most coins wins.
 Damaging effects take away coins.  This can really piss you off, so take the
 following precautions to have a good round...
  - Protect with items.
  - Use powerful items to the advantage
  - Don't be a wuss.  Get out and fight - your team will MOST DEFINETILY NOT
    win without you - CONTRIBUTE!
  - Don't just attack anyone... If you could, attack someone who has a lot of
    coins!  When someone loses coins, they get subtracted of half of them.
    Odd numbers get rounded up.  If you have 1-4 coins, you lose all of them
    if you get hit.

LOSING COINS
  When someone loses coins, they get subtracted of half of them.
  Odd numbers get rounded up.
  If you have 1-4 coins, you lose all of them if you get hit.

------------------
Battle Stages List
------------------

    * Wii Stages

          o Block Plaza

          o Delfino Pier

          o Funky Stadium

          o Chain Chomp Wheel / Chain Chomp Roulette

          o Thwomp Desert


    * Retro Stages

          o SNES Battle Course 4

          o GBA Battle Course 3

          o N64 Skyscraper

          o GCN Cookie Land

          o DS Twilight House


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   / /\  /\ \                       \ _______________________________________
  / /  \/  \ \  | | / /\ \      / /  |                                       |
 / /        \ \ | |<    \ \    / /   | 05. Online + Mario Kart Channel       |
/ /          \ \| | \ \  \ \/\/ /    |_______________________________________|
                                    /
                                   /-----------------------------------------
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 5.01 Nintendo WFC                                                          |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

------------------------
Connecting from your Wii
------------------------

 Remember, if you are already connected to the WFC, you do not need to use
 this advice.  You need to have a wireless router within your home network, as
 this connection is completely wireless.

  01. From the Wii Menu, go select the icon on the bottom left corner.
  02. Select "Wii Settings".
  03. Press the arrow on the right side of this menu to get to page 2 of "Wii
     System Settings".  Select "Internet".
  04. Select "Connection Settings".
  05. Make a new connection by clicking on an empty one.
  06. Select "Wireless Connection".
  07. Select either "Search for an Access Point", "Nintendo Wi-Fi USB
      Connector", "AOSS", or "Manual Setup".

   SEARCH FOR AN ACCESS POINT:
     1. After the connections appear, choose the correct one.
     2. Depending on whether the connection is locked or not, you may need to
        enter the password (WEP Key) for the access point.
     3. If the WEP Key was correct, unless you didn't need one, the connection
        will be tested.  If it works, and the system needs to perform an
        update, it will.

   NINENDO WI-FI USB CONNECTOR:
     1. First off, you must insert the USB Connector into your PC.
     2. After doing so, you must download the software that will allow you to
        connect to your Wii. The software can only be used on Windows XP and
        Windows Vista PCs.  The software can be found on:
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/customersupport/downloadUSB.jsp
     3. Make sure you follow EVERY step of the site's instructions, as they
        are absolutely vital.

   AOSS:
     1. Remember that you must have an AOSS compatible router.  If you do not
        have a proper router, use "Search for an Access Point".
     2. When the option is selected, a screen will come up telling you to
        press the AOSS button on your router.
     3. Once the button is pressed, you may have to wait a minute for the
        connection to work succesfully.
     4. The connection will be tested.  If the system needs to perform an
        update, it will.

   MANUAL SETUP:
     1. Fill out the various settings using your home networks' details.
        For a more precise walkthrough, check out:
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/getOnline/manual.jsp


-------------------------
Worldwide / Regional Play [Regional Play is also titled CONTINENTAL]
-------------------------

 Let me clarrify first.  Worldwide play is when you choose to race with anyone
 in the world.  Regional play is when you race with opponents from your region.
 To be able to select either of these, you must first access the Nintendo WFC
 by selecting to play with one or two players on your license menu.  Player Two
 is counted as a guest, and guests will not have VRs and BRs.  VR means VS
 Rating, and it shows how well you do in VS Mode online.  It starts at 5000,
 and goes up when you finish a race in a good place (1st, 2nd, etc.) and down
 when you finish in a not-so-good place.  The BR stands for Battle Rating, and
 it starts at 5000 too.  It goes up when you do good in battles, and down when
 you do bad.  When you play online, you can  play with people that have the
 same approximate VR/BR as you. 

Options to Select Walkthrough
-----------------------------
 01. Choose to play VS or Battle.
 02. Character
 03. Vehicle
 04. Drift mode.
 05. The WFC will then find opponents for you.  You can have up to 12 players
     in a race/battle.  If two players are on the same Wii, they will always
     be in the same race.  You are not able to play on teams when you are
     online.  Anyway, when your opponenets have been found you will vote on a
     course or stage.  Two players on the same Wii cannot vote on different
     courses, it matters which one Player One chooses.  Everyones' votes will
     show, and one will be selected randomly.  So much for voting.  You will
     then race.  When the race is over the ratings will be tallied up, and you
     will return to the Check Members Screen.


-------
Friends
-------

 Create a Room
 -------------
  Select to create a room if you want to host a race.  Then you have to wait
  for your friends.  Select your mode of play and the same procedure that is
  told every time: character, vehicle, drift mode, course.

 Find a Friend
 -------------
  Join a friend who is already online by slecting their Mii icon.  Then join a
  match.  You can either selct to play in a friend's room or join another race
  that your friend is already in (Worldwide or Regional).  While you are
  waiting for a match setup, you can send messages to your friends.  Then
  select your mode and do the usual procedure.

 Register a Friend
 -----------------
  First you have to get the friend code of another play.  You will have to
  enter the friend code after selecting "Register a Friend".  Both players
  need to access the WFC in order to be added to each other's Friend Rosters.


O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
| 5.02 Mario Kart Channel                                                    |
O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
It is recommended that you are connected to WiiConnect24.  If you are, you can
recieve updates anytime, even when the Wii is off.  To enable WiiConnect24, go
to the Wii Settings. If you selected the Mario Kart Channel from the Wii
Menu, you will be asked to select a license. If you have the game disk in,
you will be able to go to the game when you exit the Mario Kart Channel.


-----
Setup
-----

 Setting up the Mario Kart Channel up is very easy.  Enter your license and
 select Mario Kart Channel.  You have to download it, but don't worry, it's
 free. You can put it on your Wii Menu for easy access.  Otherwise, it can be
 accessed from the license menu where you downloaded it.  If you have it saved
 to the Wii Menu, you can use the Mario Kart Channel's features without the
 game disk; just select it to go to it. If you decide you got bored with the
 Mario Kart Channel, you can put the Mario Kart Wii disk in to race.


 Using the Mario Kart Channel
 ----------------------------
   After selecting a license, you have four options: "Friends", "Ghosts",
   "Rankings", and "Tournament".  At the bottom are your notices.  Examples of
   notices are the following:
    - An invitation (Letter)
    - A tournament is underway (Checker Flag)
    - You haven't raced a ghost in a long time. (Mario)
    - A certain, special ghost is available to race. (Mario with a star)
   When you select a notice, you will get info about it.


-------
Friends
-------

 Find a Friend
 -------------
  Join a friend who is already online by slecting their Mii icon.  Then join a
  match.  You can either selct to play in a friend's room or join another race
  that your friend is already in (Worldwide or Regional).  While you are
  waiting for a match setup, you can send messages to your friends.  Then
  select your mode and do the usual procedure.

 Register a Friend
 -----------------
  First you have to get the friend code of another play.  You will have to
  enter the friend code after selecting "Register a Friend".  Both players
  need to access the WFC in order to be added to each other's Friend Rosters.


------
Ghosts [also called GHOST DATA]
------

 Race a Ghost
 ------------
  The Mario Kart Channel sets you up with ghosts to race that are around your
  skill level.  You also have a record of wins and losses.


 Downloaded Ghosts
 -----------------
  You can either see what ghosts you've downloaded, challenge one to a race,
  or erase downloaded ghosts.


--------
Rankings
--------

 Compare your rankings with friends, regional opponents, and worldwide
 opponents for any course.


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Tournaments [I think they are also called COMPETITIONS]
-----------

 Play in wacky situations, then send your ghost to be ranked.


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The unlocking of everything goes by mode.

----------
Grand Prix
----------

 You will see the terms "New Cups" and "Retro Cups" soon.  The "New Cups" are
 the cups that do not have tracks from other Mario Kart games. The New Cups
 are displayed on the top row when you slect a cup, and retro ones are on the
 bottom row.  You can also tell the retro courses by them being indicated with
 a system name.

  Star Cup      - Get any trophy in the Mushroom and Flower cups. (in any cc)
  Special Cup   - Get any trophy in the Star Cup. (in any cc)
  Leaf Cup      - Get any trophy in the Shell and Banana cups. (in any cc)
  Lightning Cup - Get any trophy in the Leaf Cup. (in any cc)



 50cc
 ----
  Diddy Kong - Get a Gold Trophy in the Lightning Cup.
  King Boo   - Get a Gold Trophy in the Star Cup.
  Baby Daisy - Get at least a one star rank in all new cups.
  Super Blooper (Turbo Blooper) - Get a Gold Trophy in the Leaf Cup.
  Piranha Prowler               - Get a Gold Trophy in the Special Cup.
  Cheep Charger                 - Get at least a one star rank in all retro
                                  cups.
  Karts and Bikes - Win any trophy in all cups.


 100cc
 -----
  Dry Bones   - Get a Gold Trophy in the Leaf Cup.
  Mii Oufit A - Get a Gold Trophy in the Special Cup.
  Bowser Jr.  - Get at least a one star rank in all retro cups.
  Zip Zip (Rapide)              - Get a Gold Trophy in the Lightning Cup.
  Shooting Star (Twinkle Star)  - Get a Gold Trophy in the Star Cup.
  Sneakster (Nitrocycle)        - Get at least a one star rank in all new cups.
  Karts and Bikes - Win any trophy in all cups.


 150cc
 -----
  Daisy      - Get a Gold Trophy in the Special Cup.
  Dry Bowser - Get at least a one star rank in all new cups.
  Quacker                  - Get a Gold Trophy in the Star Cup.
  Daytripper (Royal Racer) - Get a Gold Trophy in the Leaf Cup.
  Honeycoupe (Dragonetti)  - Get a Gold Trophy in the Lightning Cup.
  Jetsetter (Jetsetter)    - Get at least a one star rank in all retro cups.
  150cc Mirror Mode - Get a Gold Trophy in all cups.


 150cc Mirror
 ------------
  Rosalina - Get at least a one star rank in all cups.
  Dolphin Dasher           - Get a Gold Trophy in the Star Cup.
  Phantom                  - Get a Gold Trophy in the Special Cup.
  Jet Bubble (Bubble Bike) - Get a Gold Trophy in the Leaf Cup.
  Blue Falcon              - Get a Gold Trophy in the Lightning Cup.
  Alternate Title Screen and Ending - Get a Gold Trophy in all cups.


-----------
Time Trials
-----------

  Birdo        - Do a Time Trial on 16 different courses.
  Toadette     - Do a Time Trial on all 32 courses.
  Funky Kong   - Unlock 4 Expert Staff Ghosts.
  Baby Luigi   - Unlock 8 Expert Staff Ghosts.
  Mii Outfit B - Unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghosts.
  Magikruiser               - Do a Time Trial on 8 different courses.
  Tiny Titan (Rally Romper) - Unlock 1 Expert Staff Ghost.
  Spear (Torpedo)           - Unlock 12 Expert Staff Ghosts.
  Sprinter (B Dasher MK 2)  - Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts.


---------------------------
Alternate Unlocking Methods
---------------------------

 Rosalina   - With a Super Mario Galaxy save file on your Wii, play 50 races.
 Funky Kong - Win 25 ghost races on the Mario Kart Channel. (Brian Walker)
 Birdo      - 250 wins on the Nintendo WFC.
 Toadette   - 1000 wins on the Nintendo WFC.
 Tiny Titan - 50 WFC wins.

 Winning on the WFC
 ------------------
  Basically, the number of people you beat in a race counts as a win for each
  person out-raced.  Losses are the opposite, which are the number of people
  that beat YOU in an online race.  Records are kept of online wins and losses
  in your license settings.


-----------------
Other Unlockables
-----------------

 Gold Wheel display on WFC - play with the Wii Wheel as a primary control.
 One Star Display   - Get at least a one star rank in ALL cups in ALL classes
 Two Star Display   - Get at least a two star rank in ALL cups in ALL classes.
 Three Star Display - Get at least a three star rank in ALL cups in ALL classes.

 Gold Wheel Explained
 --------------------
  All it shows is that you play with the wheel a lot.  It will float above
  your kart during an online race.  It will also appear beside your Mii Name
  everytime the name is shown online, like the scoreboards, the Check Members
  Screen, etc.



 Unlockable Chart
 ----------------
  If you were to print this guide out, use this chart to check off what you
                                  unlocked.
 ____________________________________________________________________________
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | Characters                       | | Karts / Bikes                     | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Baby Luigi                   | | O | Cheep Charger                 | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Baby Daisy                   | | O | Tiny Titan / Rally Romper     | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Toadette                     | | O | Blue Falcon                   | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Dry Bones                    | | O | Quacker                       | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Daisy                        | | O | Magikruiser                   | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Birdo                        | | O | Jet Bubble / Bubble Bike      | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Diddy Kong                   | | O | Super Blooper / Turbo Blooper | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Bowser Jr.                   | | O | Daytripper / Royal Racer      | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | King Boo                     | | O | Sprinter / B Dasher MK 2      | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Rosalina                     | | O | Zip Zip / Rapide              | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Funky Kong                   | | O | Sneakster / Nitrocycle        | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Dry Bowser                   | | O | Dolphin Dasher                | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Mii Outfit A                 | | O | Piranha Prowler               | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O | Mii Outfit B                 | | O | Jetsetter / Aero Glider       | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
| | O |                              | | O | Honeycoupe / Dragonetti       | |
|  ----------------------------------   -----------------------------------  |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | Misc. Unlockables                                                      | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Star Cup 50cc                                                      | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Star Cup 100cc                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Star Cup 150cc                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Special Cup 50cc                                                   | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Special Cup 100cc                                                  | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Special Cup 150cc                                                  | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Leaf Cup 50cc                                                      | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Leaf Cup 100cc                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Leaf Cup 150cc                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Lightning Cup 50cc                                                 | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Lightning Cup 100cc                                                | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Lightning Cup 150cc                                                | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Karts and Bikes 50cc                                               | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Karts and Bikes 100cc                                              | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | 150cc Mirror Mode                                                  | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Star Cup 150cc Mirror                                              | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Special Cup 150cc Mirror                                           | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Leaf Cup 150cc Mirror                                              | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Lightning Cup 150cc Mirror                                         | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | Gold Wheel Display                                                 | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | 1 Star Display                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | 2 Star Display                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
| | O | 3 Star Display                                                     | |
|  ------------------------------------------------------------------------  |
|____________________________________________________________________________|


---------------------------
Review of Staff Ghost Times
---------------------------

 The game has a built-in ghost when you start for each course, called a Normal
 Staff Ghost.  If you choose to race this and beat it by enough time, an
 Expert Staff Ghost will be unlocked.

 I will list the Normal Staff Ghost's time, the Expert Staff Ghost's Time, and
 the time I got to unlock the Expert Staff.  THE UNLOCK TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE.
 If you got a slower time, email it to me.  This WILL be updated a lot.


MUSHROOM CUP

 Luigi Circuit
  Normal Staff Time - 1:29.670
  Expert Staff Time - 1:19.419
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:25.976
  Mii Appearances - The Luigi Statue sometimes replaces itself with a Mii!


 Moo Moo Meadows
  Normal Staff Time - 1:37.856
  Expert Staff Time - 1:25.909
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:29.341
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Mushroom Gorge
  Normal Staff Time - 2:16.110
  Expert Staff Time - 2:01.011
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:07.304
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Toad's Factory
  Normal Staff Time - 2:22.480
  Expert Staff Time - 2:05.593
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:13.780
  Mii Appearances - None.



FLOWER CUP


 Mario Circuit
  Normal Staff Time - 1:44.777
  Expert Staff Time - 1:33.702
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:34.583
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Coconut Mall
  Normal Staff Time - 2:30.764
  Expert Staff Time - 2:13.333
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:20.780
  Mii Appearances - Miis appear on posters, signs, and in the giant cars.


 DK Summit / DK's Snowboard Cross
  Normal Staff Time - 2:34.693
  Expert Staff Time - 2:17.546
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:22.708
  Mii Appearances - The DK Statue sometimes gets replaced by a Mii!


 Wario's Gold Mine
  Normal Staff Time - 2:19.583
  Expert Staff Time - 2:04.800
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:12.915
  Mii Appearances - None.



STAR CUP


 Daisy Circuit
  Normal Staff Time - 1:56.822
  Expert Staff Time - 1:41.362
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:50.008
  Mii Appearances - Statue of Daisy sometimes changes to a Mii!


 Koopa Cape
  Normal Staff Time - 3:03.022
  Expert Staff Time - 2:41.370
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:52.029
  Mii Appearances - Koopa sign sometimes changes to a Mii!


 Maple Treeway
  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.633
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.812
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:48.940
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Grumble Volcano
  Normal Staff Time - 2:28.237
  Expert Staff Time - 2:11.852
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:21.711
  Mii Appearances - None.



SPECIAL CUP


 Dry Dry Ruins
  Normal Staff Time - 2:30.949
  Expert Staff Time - 2:14.286
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:19.324
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Moonview Highway
  Normal Staff Time - 2:16.802
  Expert Staff Time - 2:04.163
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:09.483
  Mii Appearances - Miis work the toll booths.


 Bowser's Castle
  Normal Staff Time - 3:04.836
  Expert Staff Time - 2:42.098
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:56.052
  Mii Appearances - None.


 Rainbow Road
  Normal Staff Time - 3:05.895
  Expert Staff Time - 2:44.734
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:55.245
  Mii Appearances - None.





SHELL CUP


 GCN Peach Beach
  Normal Staff Time - 1:34.233
  Expert Staff Time - 1:23.140
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:24.364


 DS Yoshi Falls
  Normal Staff Time - 1:16.461
  Expert Staff Time - 1:23.140
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:12.068


 SNES Ghost Valley 2
  Normal Staff Time - 1:06.595
  Expert Staff Time - 0:58.907
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:03.756


 N64 Mario Raceway
   Normal Staff Time - 2:14.799
   Expert Staff Time - 1:59.053
   Expert Unlock Time - 1:58.940



BANANA CUP


 N64 Sherbet Land
  Normal Staff Time - 2:48.651
  Expert Staff Time - 2:28.356
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:29.146

 GBA Shy Guy Beach
  Normal Staff Time - 1:45.568
  Expert Staff Time - 1:32.867
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:40.479

 DS Delfino Square
  Normal Staff Time - 2:41.807
  Expert Staff Time - 2:24.169
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:28.680

 GCN Waluigi Stadium
  Normal Staff Time - 2:32.882
  Expert Staff Time - 2:12.367
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:23.841



LEAF CUP


 DS Desert Hills
  Normal Staff Time - 2:10.233
  Expert Staff Time - 1:52.686
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:59.725

 GBA Bowser Castle 3
  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.264
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.782
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:44.999

 N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
  Normal Staff Time - 2:58.264
  Expert Staff Time - 2:37.782
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:46.198

 GCN Mario Circuit
  Normal Staff Time - 1:59.771
  Expert Staff Time - 1:49.939
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:52.726



LIGHTNING CUP


 SNES Mario Circuit 3
  Normal Staff Time - 1:38.880
  Expert Staff Time - 1:26.659
  Expert Unlock Time - 1:35.130

 DS Peach Gardens
  Normal Staff Time - 2:34.894
  Expert Staff Time - 2:16.777
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:20.033

 GCN DK Mountain
  Normal Staff Time - 2:57.744
  Expert Staff Time - 2:38.130
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:48.449

 N64 Bowser's Castle
  Normal Staff Time - 3:19.323
  Expert Staff Time - 2:55.933
  Expert Unlock Time - 2:58.629
 

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  Refer to this section for common questions abbout Mario Kart Wii.  If you
  were going to email me a question for help, see if your Q is listed here
                                   first.
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+                                                                            +
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Is there a Mii Outfit C?                                             |
|   [A] No.  Some jerk thought it would be funny to make everyone think      |
|       that you could get a third Mii Outfit when you reach a 15000 VR,     |
|       but that is 100% fake because you can only get a max VR of 9999.     |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Do characters have stats of their own?                               |
|   [A] Yes, however, they are very minor.  They are hard to distinguish,    |
|       so many people do not know them.                                     |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Why are some courses mirrored when I play online?                    |
|   [A] At limited times you can choose whether to make a course mirrored    |
|       or not.  So anyway, an opponent must have chosen to mirror the       |
|       course.                                                              |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Is there another name for the Expert Staff Ghost?                    |
|   [A] Yes, Fast Staff Ghost. Expert Staff is the EU name.  Fast Staff      |
|       is the North American name.                                          |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] What do I get if I beat an Expert Staff Ghost?                       |
|   [A] Nothing except the joy of your accomplishment.                       |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] I like your guide.  Can I use it on another site?                    |
|   [A] Absolutely not.  I would be one to put this on another website.      |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Why is my friend's Mii size different from mine?                     |
|   [A] Miis get put into weight classes depending on how fat they were      |
|       made on the Mii Channel                                              |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] What do the system names (N64, SNES, GCN, GBA, DS) indicate?         |
|   [A] That the track/stage is retro.  The system names mean that they      |
|       came that system's Mario Kart game.                                  |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] What happened to R.O.B.?                                             |
|   [A] I don't know.  Probably because he is in Super Smash Brothers        |
|       Brawl, they didn't want him in this game.  Besides, he's not a       |
|       Mario game character anyway.                                         |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] What does it mean that courses are "Mirrored"?                       |
|   [A] Ugh.. It means that they are flipped around, as if looking at the    |
|       track through a mirror!                                              |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Who the heck is Baby Daisy?!                                         |
|   [A] She is an All-New character, completely made up.  This is the        |
|       first game that her character has been in.                           |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] What is my friend code?                                              |
|   [A] It is a 12-digit code.  Exchange these with friends to become        |
|       friends online.                                                      |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Where can I find my friend code?                                     |
|   [A] On the select license screen, it is visible.                         |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] I'm having trouble connecting to the Nintendo WFC!                   |
|   [A] If my information on how to connect somehow doesn't work out for     |
|       you, check out Nintendo's website.                                   |
|                                                                            |
|   [Q] Trouble on 150cc!!                                                   |
|   [A] A good way to get better at this difficulty is to play a lot of      |
|       multiplayer races.  It's what helped me, so I recommend it.          |
|                                                                            |
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 GameFAQs -              for hosting this
                         walkthrough.


 IGN -                   for hosting this
                         walkthrough


 GameFAQs contributors - who posted the alternate
                         unlocking methods (that
                         I did not know)


 Nintendo and workers -  who created this game.


 Friends and Bros -      who played Mario Kart
                         Wii with me.  Thanks
                         especially to you guys!

 Brian Walker -          who told me of an alternate
                         method of unlocking Funky Kong
                         and Baby Luigi. Also told me
                         slower Fast Staff Times
                         (Mushroom Gorge, Luigi Circuit)
                         
 shakai1225 -            who advised me of an error in
                         star rankings. As a result,
                         this mini-section has been
                         eliminated.

 nyrydr221 -             same as shakai1225



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Copyright © 2010 Adam Myers [vip2179].  All Rights Reserved.
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Well, that's it.
                Hope I helped.
                              Recommend this if you like it.
                                                           vip2179 out
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