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    SUPER MARIO KART - SNES          
    BY Wayalla (AARON BAKER) EMAIL Wayalla1(at)yahoo.com.au
    3 - CONTROLS
          A - Drive
          B - Use Item
          C - Brake
          D - View
          E - Hopping
          A - Donkey Kong Jr
          B - Bowser
          C - Toad
          D - Mario
          E - Yoshi
          F - Luigi
          G - Koopa
          H - Princess 
          A - Banana
          B - Red Shell
          C - Green Shell
          D - Feather
          E - Star
          F - Mushroom
          G - Ghost
          H - Lightning
          A - Mario Circuit 
          B - Donut Plains
          C - Ghost Valley
          D - Bowser Castle
          E - Mario Circuit 2
          F - Chocco Island
          G - Ghost Valley 2
          H - Donut Plains 2
          I - Bowser Castle 2
          J - Mario Circuit 3
          K - Koopa Beach
          L - Chocco Island 2
          A - Basic Cornering
          B - Tackling a Sharp Corner
          C - Advanced Cornering
          D - Winning
          E - Knowing the Track
          F - Computer Attacks and 
              how to overcome them
          G - The Best Character
          H - Strategic Spots
          I - Boost Start
          J - Extra Life
          A - What does 50cc, 100cc and 150cc mean?
          B - What is the best character in the game?
          C - Are there any cheat codes?
          D - Can I use this FAQ on my site?
          A - Copyright
          B - Email Policy
          C - About me
          D - Whats to Come
          E - Version History
          F - Credits
    Back about 4 or 3 years ago, I plaed this game to the fullest on my 
    Super Nintendo. It was my favourite game of all time on my super 
    nintendo, and I absolutely loved the game. Of course, then, all i had 
    was my Super Nintendo. 4 years on, I am now playing this game again. 
    Suprisingly, I still remember all of the characters, all of the levels, 
    and even some places where you put the banana's ands they hit someone 
    nearly all the time.
    So, I will now write a game guide for Super Mario Kart. Hopefully, i 
    will get around to actually finishing the guide and get it submitted to 
    GameFAQs, so lets just see. When I did have this as my super nintendo 
    game, I did not even have a computer, let alone the internet, let alone 
    know about GameFAQs, so there was no way I could write a guide at that 
    time for it, so I am going to write one now.
    3 - CONTROLS
    B Button                 Drive
    A Button                 Use Item
    Y Button                 Brake
    X Button                 Look Back
    R                        Bounce
    L                        Bounce
    DONKEY KONG JR       I hate this guy, In fact I just hate all of these 
                         fat guys. Most of them have nothing to give me in
                         terms of speed, so I just steer way clear of them.
                         this guy goes really slow, and as you should know,
                         speed in the main key in the game. How are you 
                         going to win if you are weighing down the Kart
                         going 1 kilometer per hour. Defenetly not on my
                         liking list.
    BOWSER               Once again, I do not like this guy. But, I have
                         the choice of only between Donkey Kong Jr and
                         Bowser, i would choose this guy. Sure Bowser can 
                         handle well, but just like DKJR he is very slow.
                         So, once again, he isn't really on my liking list,
                         although I like picking on him in races.
    TOAD                 Defenetly my favourite character in the game to
                         use. He has absolutely excellent speed, and is one 
                         of the best characters for handling his kart in
                         the game. My choice always is this guy, although
                         sometimes is Koopa. I don't usually pick anyone 
                         but this guy in all of the races.
    MARIO                Really, the main star of the game, but I really
                         don't like using this guy. He still has very good
                         speed, and can handle real well, but there are
                         better people out there than this guy, even if he
                         is the main star of the game. I guess you could
                         say that he is a middle class player, and does the
                         same really as Luigi.
    YOSHI                Yeah, this guy is alright too. The main thing he
                         is good at is getting his top speed up. His speed 
                         is very powerful when he gets going, but only when
                         he gets going. The main thing he lacks is that he
                         handles like crap. A little mix up and he will be
                         off the road in a spin.  
    LUIGI                This guy is basically the same as Mario. He has 
                         relatively good speed, and can handle OK, notice
                         the OK bit. He doesn't handle like the best of
                         them, but Isn't like Yoshi. Well, once again, he 
                         is somewhere lost in the middle where no one will 
                         use him.
    KOOPA                This guy, is right up there with my favourite
                         character in the game. Toad and Koopa Troopa are
                         basically the same. The both have a great top
                         speed, and can handle excellent, better than
                         anyone else playing this game. He is always my
                         second choice if my borther picks Toad, so yeah,
                         this guy is quite good.
    PRINCESS             Once again, I hate her. I'm not sure why, I think
                         it is because she always seems to pick on me when
                         I'm toad racing. She has alright top speed and 
                         acceleration and is extremely good at handling her
                         kart. Defenetly a good choice if you are a girl.
    5 - ITEMS
    In Mario Kart, it isn't just speed and good handling that is going to 
    get you through the game and make you win all the time. You need some 
    help from some items, these include: Banana's, Mushrooms, Shells, and 
    all the other stuff you can find.
    BANANA               Yeah I like this little thing. As with all the
                         cartoons and stuff in real life, when someone goes
                         over a banana peel, they slip over. Same goes with
                         this game, place the banana peel and just hope 
                         that it hits someone, then look to see them
                         spinning around. You can also throw the banana by
                         pressing A + Up. because the banana is really
                         small, you will need to lay it in a perfect
                         location, as most, if not all, riders follow the
                         same course. Just, don't hit it yourself.
    RED SHELL            Ohh baby, this is what you want to have. This is
                         the best weapon in the entire game. What makes it 
                         so special you ask? It is like a homing missile.
                         You fire this thing, and it will immediately go 
                         for the closest person to you, which is usually 
                         the person in front, unless you are first, then it
                         will go for 2nd or last placed. If this hits 
                         anything on it's way, it will die, so use it in an 
                         open area if possible, but most of the time it
                         will usually hit it's target.
    GREEN SHEEL          This weapon can be useful, as it can be fired
                         forward, or backwards. But, if you do get this, I
                         suggest throwing it out straight away before the
                         next boxes of weapons, since this isn't one of the
                         best items you can have in th game. This is very 
                         innacurate, as it doesn't lock on, so you can just
                         fire it and it will go directly forward (or 
                         backward). The good thing about it is that it can 
                         bounce off of walls, and will last a very long
                         time, or until it hits someone. The shell is just
                         a green tortise shell.
    FEATHER              In the words of CVX, Whee! This items makes you
                         jump and spin in the air. Really, when you think
                         about it, this has alot of uses. It can be used to
                         jump over barricades that are in your way, take a
                         little shortcut, or jump spaces, or just to avoid
                         an attack, you can use this to jump a red shell or
                         something. Can be very useful at times, but isn't
                         used for attacking.
    STAR                 Oh Boy, is this good or what? I usually find this
                         item when I am in somehwere like last place, never
                         while I am in 2nd, or the top 4. Anyway, use this
                         and you can go on a little rampage. First off, 
                         this makes you speed up alot, bypassing alot of
                         cars. But when you have the star on, anyone you
                         hit will spin out, leaving them way back. Very
                         useful indeed, a great item.
    MUSHROOM             Meh, an Okay weapon, only if you want to get some
                         serious air, or want to overtake a person who is
                         pretty close to you. This mushroom gives you a big
                         speed boost, just like one of those special ones
                         on the ground in Bowser castle, but they aint
                         mushrooms. Just use it, and you will get a massive
                         speed boost. Try using this and then go over one
                         of the speed boosts set on the ground. 
    GHOST                This can be used for two things. The first thing
                         is to become invisible, meaning that the other
                         player cannot see you at all, but, they player can
                         just look at your screen to find where you are,
                         and you are not immune from any attack, so a Red
                         Shell can still hit you and make you spin out. But
                         still good for being tricky. The second thing this
                         can be used for is stealing someones weapon. If
                         you use the ghost when the opponent has something
                         in his slot, then you can steal his weapon.
    LIGHTNING            Best. Item. EVAR! Yeah! This is the best Item you
                         can find in the game, but the only time I can ever
                         get lightning is when I am nearly coming last, or 
                         I am in last position. What the lightning does is
                         makes all of your competiters small. It's fun to
                         watch them race around the course when they are
                         very tiny. How does this benefit you?, well there
                         are two things. 1) When they are small, they are
                         slower and you go way faster than them. 2) When
                         you hit someone with your kart, because you are so
                         big, you basically squash them. They take afew
                         seconds to be put back on the track. I think this
                         item is better than any other because it effects
                         everyone on the track.
    MARIO CIRCUIT 1      Okay, this is the basics of all tracks. It is
                         really, really easy, and you should have no
                         trouble getting around this track at all. The
                         Items for this track are found around the second
                         corner of the track. Watch out for the barricade
                         things there, they can prove a big pain in the ass
                         if you do not know how to steer properly. There is
                         one shortcut, but it really isn't worth taking
                         because it slows your speed right down. The
                         shortcut is just after the third turn, there will
                         be a big dirt pacth on your right, go across here
                         to the course you can see on the other side. But,
                         as I said, speed will let you down at the end. 
                         Corners should be easy to take, if you are new to 
                         the game, then you can take corners very wide. If 
                         you want to get a really good time, try going on
                         the inside of the corners.
    DONUT PLAINS         No, there is no food here to eat, Yoshi would be
                         sad about that. Anyway, once again, this course is
                         pretty simple to get around and to come first on
                         also. The Items for this course are located just
                         after the start line, so just up ahead from the
                         start so you can use the weapons really quickly,
                         and hopefully to your advantage. There is a bridge
                         in this level, but it's pretty hard to fall off
                         into the water because of alot of things stopping
                         you. There is one shortcut, but it will bring your
                         speed down. There is a barrier while a hole in the
                         middle, you can go through there if you want, but
                         I never do. there isn't really any other 
                         challenge, just when you get to that U - Turn bit,
                         take the corner pretty wide. 
    GHOST VALLEY         Another pretty easy level, this is my favourtie
                         level to compete on, because I am so good at this
                         level. The Items are once again located just up
                         from the start, so you can nearly use them 
                         staright away. The main problem people will be
                         having on this course is that they will go off the
                         edge alot. The first chicane section around the
                         first corner can be a pain, so try to use a
                         straioght line to get through both of the turns
                         and then go wide around the next corner. There are
                         barricades surrounding the outside on MOST of the
                         track, but not all of it. You can hit this
                         barricade once, and then the piece will dissapear.
                         If you happen to hit that same spot again, you
                         will go off the edge. Try not to bang into the
                         wall at all. You can make the opponents stack that
                         little jump if you place a banana before it, so
                         they fall down the hole. There is one shortcut,
                         and you can get onto it 2 ways. The first way is
                         with the feather. Go over the bridge near the end,
                         and then you will see a little hole and a piece of
                         track sticking out. Use the feather to jump across
                         the hole and land on the other side. The next way
                         you can get onto it is by using the mushroom. Try
                         and get yourself lined up from when you come
                         around the corner onto the jump, and when you are
                         about to go over the jump, use the mushroom and
                         then you will fly over onto it. This shortcut can
                         take of about 2 - 3 seconds of your total time.
                         Also, there are some bonus items around the corner
                         from the chicane, you will need to jump over the
                         little jumps to get them, unless you are a king at
    BOWSERS CASTLE       This track is really easy too, but some new
                         challenges face you while doing this track. You
                         come from a track set in no where to a track set
                         in a castle with Lava around it. The Items for
                         this track are set just around the corner on this 
                         track, ready for a quick kill if someone decides
                         to pass you straight away. If you do pick up a red
                         shell, then wait until you are in this next area
                         around the corner to use it, because there is alot
                         of space and you will also gain on them because of
                         the boosts on the floor of the track. If you
                         picked up a mushroom, then you can use this before
                         those speed boosts and you will go flying and take
                         over nearly everyone, since the computer players
                         are too stupid to even realise that the speed
                         boosts are even there. Whichever way, use the 
                         speed boosts. The new obsticle you will face is
                         those rock things that can sometimes crunch you
                         and it takes ages to be re-put. Well, my advice
                         here is not to get hit by them, it's that simple.
                         Try not to actually go under one of the rocks
                         unless there is no over way (eg, a banana is in 
                         the way or something). If the rock has come down, 
                         and then just started to go back up, then you can
                         go under it because you know it wont be back down
                         for afew seconds more. Just notice the patterns
                         that happen while you are doing the laps around
                         the course, and these shouldbe no problem to
                         handle. When you get to the jumps, do not hop or
                         you will most likely stack the jump, and end up
    MARIO CIRCUIT 2      I love racing on this track, it is so funny to do
                         afew things on here. But all in all, this track is
                         really easy to come first on, especially with the
                         help of the banana and the mushroom. The Items for
                         this level can be found just around the corner
                         from the start, near the big dirt patch. By the
                         time you get to them, you should be first. Just
                         keep racing like you normally around the next few
                         corners, and then the fun starts to begin. You
                         will see a track going right to left of you around
                         the next few corners, this is a jump. Turn the
                         next corner, and then skid around the next U -
                         Turn bend. Here, you will find a jump with the
                         turbo boosts just by them. If you want the
                         comupter to be even farther behind you (I'm 
                         talking about 8 seconds or so here) then place a
                         banana somewhere on the left side of the track. If
                         placed in the right position, then a computer
                         player (usually second place) will hit the banana,
                         and if place on the turbo parts, they have no
                         speed to get over the jump, and will stack it and
                         therefore have to do that part of the track again.
                         Usually this will result in the person who was
                         just in second place to now be in something like
                         last place, although they can catch up really
                         quickly. Keep doing this with the bananas and the
                         new second place will then become somewhere like
                         6th, because the leads should have broken away by
                         now. They do catch up, but usually not fast enough
                         to get back to the position that they were usually
                         in on the first race. I once had the person who
                         usually gets 8th position in all of the races
                         actually get something like 1 point in this race,
                         meaning he beat 4 other people, and usually when 1
                         guy gets last in a race, then he stays in the 
                         position. You can use the mushroom over the jump
                         to do a super jump. Use the mushroom when you are
                         about to go over the turbo boosts, and you will
                         get super speed. 
    CHOCCO ISLAND        This is just another basic level, just with a 
                         totally different settings to all of the other
                         race levels that are out there. This time, we get
                         to race around (and in) choclate. Yay for use. As
                         I said, the first course of Chocco island is
                         really simple. This is just a basic track, only
                         with afew jumps in it. The Items for this level
                         are just ahead of the start, which seems to be the
                         same for most of the other levels now. You will
                         encounter afew obsticles during this race though,
                         here are afew: The choclate in the middle of the
                         road. This can be very annoying, becauseing it
                         slows you down alot. Try top go to the side of it
                         when possible, but if you can't do that, then try
                         to hop through it so it wont slow you down really
                         that much. The next obstacle is those jumps, they
                         aren't really an obstacle, but oh well. They can
                         do you good, and you have to go over them. They
                         really don't cause any speed slow down or anything
                         like that, so you don't need to worry about that. 
                         Oh, try not to hit those flowers on the side of
                         the road, if you do, then you will spin out, lose
                         some coins and everyone will pass you.
    GHOST VALLEY 2       We are back into the same levels that you have
                         previously played basically. We return to the
                         valley with ghosts, but this time the track is 
                         much different, it is filled with new obstacles to
                         face, some that you haven't faced before. Are you
                         up for the challenge? Okay. The start of the
                         course is pretty easy, and then skid around the
                         next corner. The Items to the track can be found
                         just around this corner, run over one of them and
                         get an item. There will be a big corner up ahead
                         that you will see, use the famous slide tactic and
                         then skid around it. Since you have alot of room,
                         you should be able to come back in pretty close to
                         the wall and can speed off quickly. If you want,
                         you can use the wall on the other side as a 
                         barrier, as most people can't get back on their
                         feet quick enough, and need to use the wall as a
                         barrier. Using the wall helps you keep your speed
                         and you don't really crash out. Once you pass
                         around the next corner, you find another obstacle:
                         A hole in the road. How to get around this, you
                         say? Avoid it. It's that easy. The hole is on the
                         side of the track, and you shouldn't be going all
                         the way out there anyway, so you can just leave it
                         alone and not worry about the hole. Rmember what I
                         said in the first Ghost Valley track, you can hit
                         a piece of the side track once, but a hole will be
                         left in it's place. If you hit the smae place
                         again, then you will fall off and will have to be
                         put back on for the rpice of coins. There is one
                         last jump near the end of the track, just before
                         the end. Try using a mushroom over it and go
                         flying, or you can hop over the jump and get the
                         item that is there.
    DONUT PLAINS 2       Back to the seocnd level layout. once again, this
                         level contains alot of challenges, including some
                         new ones that can slow your progress down alot.
                         This time, the items for the level are located
                         just after the start line. There is the main 
                         track, and then there is the grass section. Do not 
                         go on the grass section, it will slow you down 
                         tremendously. So, what am I trying to say here?
                         Stay on the track. Most of the corners in this 
                         level are pretty sharp ones, so try to go out wide
                         and then come back in to the corners by skidding,
                         it works pretty well, but you can sometimes go 
                         off, on one occasion, I was sliding too much that
                         my character just stayed there spinning around.
                         Now, here is the new challenge you will face 
                         during this level: Those stupid moles. They are
                         around the course and pop up from there holes and
                         grab onto your kart, so the character can't see 
                         (but you still can) and they slow you down alot, 
                         which is of course bad. Now, heres how to get rid
                         of them if they attack your face: Hop, use the L
                         and the R buttons on the top of the controller,
                         and just keep pressing one of them rapidly. The 
                         Mole will eventually be gotten rid of. Try to
                         steer clear of the mole holes. The ones behind the
                         start lines can easily be avoided by going out
                         wide and then swerving back into the corner,
                         missing the mole holes altogether, which is quite
                         good if you ask me.
    BOWSERS CASTLE 2     Ahh, good old Bowsers castle. Once again, in this
                         level, you face some new challneges, and some old
                         challenges. This level is pretty trick for most
                         people, including me. The items in the level are
                         just around the corner from the starting line, so
                         grab them around there. In Bowsers castle, there
                         is once again alot of sharp turns that you have to
                         face, and they are a pure nuiscene, as you always
                         seem to crash into the corners and it can hard to
                         get out. Try to slow down when coming into the 
                         sqaure sections with the hole in the middle, 
                         because this can cause problems. Here, either go
                         to the left straight away, or go up and then to
                         the left. My choice it o go up and then to the 
                         left because I hate doing the sharp turn there. If
                         you did it my way, then get back onto the other 
                         side and take the road around, don't worry about
                         the shortcut because you will probably crash 
                         trying to get in there. Now, we come to those rock
                         things that come down and crush you and waste some
                         of your prcious time. Just a note that they do not
                         come down on the first lap of the level, because 
                         that lap is just for you to get a feel of the 
                         course and what it is like. Try not to go directly
                         under the rocks. You can tell where the rocks are
                         going to come down on because you can see their 
                         shadow on the ground, so go between the shadows to
                         avoid them. If the rocks are down and you ram into
                         one, just wait until it goes back up, or try to go 
                         around it. When you get around to the jumps, try
                         laying a banana onto one of them, and hopefully
                         one of the computer players will hit it, and will
                         fall into the lava. When you are on the jumps, try
                         not to hop, because you can miss the jumps and
                         fall into the lava, and that takes alot of
                         precious time away from you.
    MARIO CIRCUIT 3      Good old Mario Circuit. All of the Mario Circuit
                         layouts are just roads. There is really no new
                         challenges in this level, the only hard thing to
                         do is that big U - Turn corner in the middle of
                         the track, to get around this without crashing can
                         be very hard for alot of people, but for me, I 
                         have mastered it and can get around it very easily 
                         now. Before I get onto the way to get past that
                         successfully, I will just inform you of a 
                         shortcut. You will see a map down the bottom of
                         the screen if you are on one player mode. The
                         track closest to the bottom has a little shortcut,
                         but for it to actually benefit you in the end, it
                         will require a mushroom from the items section on 
                         the course. There will be a hole in the barrier,
                         use the mushroom to fly across the dirt section.
                         Thats the shorcut, it doesn;t cut really that
                         much time off, since the mushroom could of been
                         used for something better. Now, back to the corner
                         that alot of people have trouble with it. Approach        
                         the corner from the road, and then go to the left
                         side, so you are pretty close to the barrier in
                         the middle of the corner. Start to slow down, and
                         keep on going foward and when the barrier ends, do 
                         a quick little U - Turn past the barrier,
                         hopefully missing it and then get back onto the
                         road. Try not to hit the barrier, or you will be
                         stuck, which you don't want. Also, try not to lay
                         a banana around that corner, because if it misses
                         everyone, you will likely hit it, and the computer
                         usually follows the same course.
    KOOPA BEACH          Yay, we are onto a hole new setting now, it's
                         Koopa Beach. This level is in fact quite easy to 
                         do, especially as it is in this league. You should
                         have no trouble winning this race, it is very
                         simple. There are 3 parts of this level, they are:
                         The sand. Try to stay on this stuff, while on 
                         here, you can build up all of your speed and get
                         your high score. Hopefully you will be racing on 
                         this most of the race. The next setting is the
                         first type of water. You have to pass over this
                         alot of times, but only between sand bars you go
                         over this. Lastly, there is the second type of
                         water. Try to avoid this fully, if you do fall in
                         this, then you will be taken back up and lose some
                         coins, unless you get back up by yourself quick
                         enough, then you don't lose coins. The first type
                         of water that occurs during the sand bars will
                         slow you down abit, and here is how to make it so
                         it doesn't: Try to hop over the water and onto the
                         next snad bar, thus missing the water, which will
                         slow you down if you go into the water. Of course,
                         sometimes you have to go through the water, which 
                         there is nothing you can do about. So, try to hop
                         to keep your speed up high. The items for this
                         level can be found around on the biggest sand bar,
                         with that stuff that makes you slip in the middle.
                         Go to the right side of the island as soon as you
                         come onto the sand bar and go this side for the
                         items. Try to avoid the middle section, otherwise
                         you will once again, lose speed and just think,
                         this could cost you first spot. There is one
                         shortcut that I know of, well, this one is the
                         only one that really benefits you, there are other
                         little shortcuts, but it is beter going on the
                         sand. Anyway, if playing one player, at the bottom
                         screen, look to the top. You will see one big sand
                         bar and another little one below it. Hop to this
                         little sand bar and you can then use the water to
                         take a shortcut through to the next sand bar. Oh,
                         one last thing: There are some pirana things that 
                         bounce up and down throughout the level, Do not
                         hit these, otherwise you will spin out of control,
                         which is bad.
    CHOCCO ISLAND 2      Back to the land of chocolate. This level can
                         prove quite difficult, even for me, but I like
                         this level. Once again, there are three types of
                         terrain in this level: There is the track, try to
                         stay on this as much as possible so you can get
                         speed and race. Next, there is the big chocolate
                         pacthes all around the level. The main one is just
                         around the second corner of the track, it is huge.
                         Lastly, there is the outline chocolate, which is
                         the stuff that will slow you down tremendously if
                         you go onto it, so don't. Them items in the level
                         are just around the corner near the start, in the
                         narrow section of the level. When you pass the 
                         next corner, you will then come to the good old 
                         big patch of chocolate. Unfortunately you can't
                         eat it to get rid of it, in fact, you can't get
                         rid of it anywhow. The big pacth of chocolate will
                         just slow you down. But, if you want to keep some 
                         of your speed, then hop over it. To hop over it,
                         just keep on rapidly pressing the L button or the 
                         R button at the top of the controller. You will
                         lose some speed, but not as much as you did if you 
                         didn't fo it this way. Remember that the computer
                         players also have to go through the choclate, so
                         they slow down as well. Also, afew nmore last
                         things: There is a shortcut, but it reall does no
                         good as you lose all speed and you could save the
                         item you are going to use for it somewhere else. 
                         As you start, you can go straight through the
                         broken section of the barrier, but, you will need
                         a mushroom, and it is a waste of it really,
                         because the mushroom should be used to get through
                         the choclate patch section, since you lose alot of
                         speed there. Another thing is that you should try
                         not to hit those flower things on the side of the 
                         track, if you do, you will spin out of control, 
                         which can prove costly.
    Another importent thing, this section will give you various tips and 
    tricks to win over your opponent. 
    BASIC CORNERING      The best way I have found to tackle a basic corner
                         is to just use the accelerate button, and navigate
                         around the corner using the directional buttons.
                         This will usualy work, depending on the character
                         you are using. Usually, the kart will do it's
                         little auto braking system, but will not skid.
    TACLKING A HAIRPIN   A Hairpan is just like a shrap corner, but I
                         couln't put sharp corner in the title to the left,
                         because it would overlap the start. Anyway, this
                         is the best way I tackle a little harpin or "Sharp
                         Turn". An example of one of these is the one in
                         Mario Circuit 3. Head up to the corner, and then
                         get close to the barrier, and try to turn the 
                         corner really close to it, like this diagram. Make
                         sure you try to go around it slow. You can also go
                         out wide if you are having alot of trouble, but
                         that wastes time, but you can still come back into
                         the corner.
                            /             \
                           /   <<<<<       \
                          /    V /\ ^       \
                         |     V || ^       |
                         |     V || ^       |
                         |     V || ^       |
    ADVANCED CORNERING   This is the second way to tackle a corner, I
                         always use this way when I am using someone like 
                         Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, Donkey Knog JR or just about
                         anyone else aoart from Toad and Koopa. What you
                         can do is hop into a skid. To hop, press L or R on
                         the top of the control, and then move the
                         directional button the way of the corner. This can
                         be very effective.
    WINNING              To get points, you must win the races. The main
                         thing you need to win the race is to get speed.
                         This means try not to crash. If you hit an
                         obstacle, remember it's location, so next lap, you
                         can know where it is, and this time, hopefully
                         miss it. With practise on a circuit, you can
                         conquer it and know the best lines and how to take
                         all the corners. But remember, speed is the key.
    KNOWING THE TRACK    As I said in the last track, try the courses over
                         and over again. This is how you get used to the
                         course. I bet the first time you played Super
                         Mario Kart, you really didn't know how to complete
                         the best level really easily, in a really quick
                         time. Learn the route of the course, the shortcuts
                         for better times, and how to complete them all
                         effeciently. Leanr the routes and all that sort of
                         stuff to the track, and you will be an ace at it.
    COMPUTER ATTACKS     Each player has there own special attacks that
                         they do. Here are a list of the attacks, and how
                         to overcome them.
               MARIO                   They use that annoying star thingy,
                                       if it hits you, you will spin out,
                                       and the bad thing is that all they 
                                       have to do is touch you the littlest
                                       bit and you will spin out. Try to
                                       just back off abit when they are
                                       using it, if he continue to use
                                       it, try going around them in an open
                                       area part.
               DONKEY KONG             The Banana, you too can actually use
                                       the banana, but you are better at
                                       using them than this guy. The either
                                       throws it, or lays them. If you are
                                       first, then he will throw them. If 
                                       you are seocnd, then he will lay it.
                                       If thrown, the camera will go
                                       behind. They will usually throw them
                                       in the middle of the track, so try
                                       to go off to the side, whichever way
                                       the  behind view shows. If laid,
                                       well, you can tell before hand that
                                       he's are going to lay it, so you can
                                       avoid in then.
               PRINCESS AND TOAD       Both of these people use the same
                                       tactic, so I don't have to really
                                       say two thigs about them. This item
                                       is also layed, or thrown, depending
                                       on what position you are in. It is a
                                       little mushrrom. What this does is 
                                       shrink you. Avoid it at all costs, 
                                       use the same technique for the
                                       banana peels, try to go off to the
                                       side of the track, or just avoid the
                                       layed ones. If you do get small,
                                       then you will have to wait, unless
                                       you find those rocks and get crushed
                                       or someone runs you over. If anyone
                                       of the two happens, you will be 
                                       restored to normal. 
               KOOPA TROOPA            Most of the time his attacks are
                                       just the green sheel, but It has
                                       happened once that I am sure it was
                                       a red shell, so maybe he does a
                                       mixture sometimes. If it is a green
                                       shell, then just swerve off abit if
                                       he fires it forward. If it is layed,
                                       you can actually tell is he is going
                                       to lay it about 3 seconds before,
                                       because you see the weapon out the
                                       back of the kart, so you can steer
                                       past it. If it is red, you can lay a
                                       banana peel so it hits that. You can
                                       also find a barrier so it hits that.
               LUIGI                   They use that annoying star thingy,
                                       if it hits you, you will spin out,
                                       and the bad thing is that all they 
                                       have to do is touch you the littlest
                                       bit and you will spin out. Try to
                                       just back off abit when they are
                                       using it, if he continue to use
                                       it, try going around them in an open
                                       area part.
               YOSHI                   Yoshi uses an egg, he either throws
                                       it, or lays them. If you are first,
                                       then he will throw them. If you are
                                       seocnd, then he will lay it. If
                                       thrown, the camera will go behind.
                                       They will usually throw the in the
                                       middle of the track, so try to go
                                       off to the side, whichever way the
                                       behind view shows. If laid, well,
                                       you can tell before hand that he's
                                       are going to lay it, so you can
                                       avoid it then.
               BOWSER                  Bowser uses a fire ball, he either
                                       throws it, or lays them. If you are
                                       first, then he will throw them. If
                                       you are seocnd, then he will lay it.
                                       If thrown, the camera will go
                                       behind. They will usually throw the
                                       in the middle of the track, so try
                                       to go off to the side, whichever way
                                       the behind view shows. If laid,
                                       well, you can tell before hand that
                                       he's are going to lay it, so you can
                                       avoid it then.         
    THE BEST CHARACTER   Of course, also, if you want to win a race, then
                         you have to choose the best character in the game.
                         There are two characters that stand out from the
                         rest, they are both good in the speed section and
                         the handling section. Those two people are Toad
                         and Koopa. Try to choose either one of these two 
                         characters if you want to win, otherwise, feel
                         free to experiment with waht you think is good for
    STRATEGIC SPOTS      There are many good places in a level where you
                         can place things like bananas and they will do 
                         alot of harm. Like, for example, the bridge on
                         Mario Circuit 2, lay a banana here, and when
                         someone hits it, they will stack the jump proving
                         costly. Look for some straitegic positioned to put
                         the computer players back alot of places. Most of
                         the strategic places are things like jumps, so 
                         they fall into Lava or whatever.
    BOOST START          Ever wanted to get out of the blocks first? Well,
                         there is a way you can get a really good start
                         straight away, using turbo. This can be really 
                         hard to do. What you have to do is hold down
                         accelerate just before the second light flashes,
                         and you should get the boost start. If you skid
                         out, then you know you are holding it for too 
                         long. If nothing happens, then you know you didn't
                         hold it for long enough. Practise the exact
    EXTRA LIFE           If you come in first spot about 3 times in a row
                         in the Grand POrix Mode, then you can gain an
                         extra life. 
    Want a specific question ansered? Then this section might help. It 
    covers some Frequently Asked Questions about the game.
    QUESTION: What does the 50cc, 100cc and the 150cc mean?
    ANSWER:   These are the different classes. The higher the class, the
              faster the kart goes.
    QUESTION: What is the best character in the game to use?
    ANSWER:   There are two good characters. The first one is Toad, and the
              second is Koopa. Both are about the same in skill.
    QUESTION: Are there any cheat codes for this gane?
    ANSWER:   There are afew, click on the link from GameFAQs to find them.
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