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I haven't played an awful lot of this, but I agree that against other humans most of the catch up items do bugger all. I think the most effective item I had last night was the lightning bolt, as it absolutely made sure everyone ahead of me slowed down.

 

Stars and mushrooms didn't really do anything, even on shortcuts, and even the bullets barely helped.

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that bottom gif, you went from 7th to 4th and two of the people you overtook crashed and got hit with a shell.

 

You have 1 video from 4 months of playing where you overtook a load of people on the last lap, hardly conclusive evidence that the mushroom is a good item.

 

It's also bloody annoying when you get a triple mushroom on a track like toad harbour where you can take a shortcut on the last bend and every other bugger gets the same item.

Whatever you say, amigo. :)

 

;)

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I didn't think you had to go through 50cc, playing 150cc unlocks 50 and100cc, I thought

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I didn't think you had to go through 50cc, playing 150cc unlocks 50 and100cc, I thought

 

You have to complete a few 50cc cups to unlock 150cc

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Having to go through 50cc again is quite painful.

 

No, you can finish the higher speeds and it completes all the ones below.

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No, you can finish the higher speeds and it completes all the ones below.

 

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I have done 50cc this morning...

 

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So, do folk thing we'll see any DLC tracks/battle mode? I presume if it's a firm no (which is what it looks like as Christmas would have been a good launch time), that Nintendo truly are keen on leaving money on the table.

 

I would also hazard a guess that N64 or GC emulation is on the backburner as they could have had both games out alongside the SNES title.

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I'm pretty confident we'll get dlc tracks, via amiibo

So we'd have to invest in a small figure or something, plonk it on the gamepad and then be able to download a new track?

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So, do folk thing we'll see any DLC tracks/battle mode? I presume if it's a firm no (which is what it looks like as Christmas would have been a good launch time), that Nintendo truly are keen on leaving money on the table.

 

I would also hazard a guess that N64 or GC emulation is on the backburner as they could have had both games out alongside the SNES title.

I'm willing to bet we'll get at least one DLC pack featuring characters and courses before the end of the year

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So we'd have to invest in a small figure or something, plonk it on the gamepad and then be able to download a new track?

 

Yeah! What's wrong with that? I think you'll be able to buy them too, but free with the figure.

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Yeah! What's wrong with that?

It seems the long way round to get it.

I think you'll be able to buy them too, but free with the figure.

If you're paying for a figure to unlock it, then no, it isn't free.

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It seems the long way round to get it.

 

If you're paying for a figure to unlock it, then no, it isn't free.

 

So the figure is free.. it all depends on the price point of the stand alone figure and the dlc content. probably a discount, if the figure later has added value, all the better.

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I really can't see tracks via Amiibo. Having the Amiibo character in Mario Kart seems much more likely (but still quite unlikely).

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It seems the long way round to get it.

 

If you're paying for a figure to unlock it, then no, it isn't free.

 

It is free if you already have the figure for use in smash bros... :)

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So the figure is free.. it all depends on the price point of the stand alone figure and the dlc content. probably a discount, if the figure later has added value, all the better.

That's why I don't buy digital copies of games. Love that free packaging.

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Played this way too much at the weekend. Aimed to get to 9999 and get my gold glider before my PS4 arrived today

 

I failed - 9933 and got the gold glider.

 

I'm not attempting to get to 9999, its too damn stressful. I have to finish in the top 5 every race, if I finish 6th or 7th, I lose 10 points.

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It is free if you already have the figure for use in smash bros... :)
They totally won't use the same Smash Amiibo figures for Mario Kart.

 

Mario is 'fighting stance Smash Bros Mario', they'll release a different Mario Kart Mario for sure.

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They totally won't use the same Smash Amiibo figures for Mario Kart.

 

Mario is 'fighting stance Smash Bros Mario', they'll release a different Mario Kart Mario for sure.

 

Yeah, I hated the fact they have smash poses... I thought the whole point with amiibo was ken figure for loads of games...

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Yeah, I hated the fact they have smash poses... I thought the whole point with amiibo was ken figure for loads of games...
That should be how it works yeah. I think Nintendo are a bit lost with these figures tbh.

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I think the smash mario will be the only mario until they decide sales are too low, at which point they will release a new mario figure...

 

Tbh I think of that mario as fire mario, they still have tanooki suit mario, super mario, regular mario, mega mushroom mario, frog suit mario....

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It's not fire Mario though, he's not in his white and red outfit. It is very much a Smash figure. Mario from 3D World of Kart would look a lot more rounder and friendlier.

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They totally won't use the same Smash Amiibo figures for Mario Kart.

 

But they announced that the first batch of Amiibos (the Smash pose ones) work with Smash Bros Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi's Woolly World.

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