Any Mario Kart game wouldn’t have any right to be called so without a nice selection of power ups, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fully delivers on this front, featuring so many fun power ups that can make each race one to remember, even if you are on the receiving end of some of them.
Here are all of the power ups available in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and what they do.
What Power Ups Are Included in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features 23 different power ups that can be obtained by hitting the ? blocks found in all of the game’s courses. Of these, two are exclusive additions to the Nintendo Switch game and are not available in the original Wii U release, and one of them, the Feather, can only be found in Battle Mode.
Heres’ what each of the 23 power ups in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe does.
|Banana||Makes opponents spin temporarily|
|Blooper||Reduces visibility and traction|
|Bomb-omb||Characters caught in the explosion are knocked over|
|Boo||Steals an item from another character while making you invincible|
|Boomerang Flower||Lets holder shoot a boomerang three times|
|Bullet Bill||Grants temporary invincibility and a massive auto-pilot speed boost|
|Coin||Increases speed. Up to 10 can be collected at one time|
|Crazy Eight||Gives player eight different items|
|Feather||Lets user jump to higher platforms (Battle Mode only)|
|Fire Flower||Lets user shoot fireballs that can make the opponents spin|
|Golden Mushroom||Lets holder boost multiple times|
|Green Shell||Knocks over any opponent hit. Launches in a straight trajectory|
|Lightning||Shrinks all opponents while removing their collected power ups|
|Mushroom||Grants user a single speed boost|
|Piranha Plant||Attacks opponents that get in range. User gets a speed boost every time an attack lands|
|Red Shell||Knocks over the opponent right ahead of you|
|Spiny Shell||Goes after the racer in the first position, knocking them over. Every other opponent caught in its way will also be knocked over|
|Star||Makes the user invincible for a few seconds|
|Super Horn||Knocks over opponents caught in the Horn’s attack range|
|Triple Bananas||Lets holder use three bananas|
|Triple Green Shells||Lets holder use three Green Shells|
|Triple Mushroom||Lets holder boost three times|
|Triple Red Shells||Lets holder use three Red Shells|