What Power Ups Are Included in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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.

Power UpsEffects
BananaMakes opponents spin temporarily
BlooperReduces visibility and traction
Bomb-ombCharacters caught in the explosion are knocked over
BooSteals an item from another character while making you invincible
Boomerang FlowerLets holder shoot a boomerang three times
Bullet BillGrants temporary invincibility and a massive auto-pilot speed boost
CoinIncreases speed. Up to 10 can be collected at one time
Crazy EightGives player eight different items
FeatherLets user jump to higher platforms (Battle Mode only)
Fire FlowerLets user shoot fireballs that can make the opponents spin
Golden MushroomLets holder boost multiple times
Green ShellKnocks over any opponent hit. Launches in a straight trajectory
LightningShrinks all opponents while removing their collected power ups
MushroomGrants user a single speed boost
Piranha PlantAttacks opponents that get in range. User gets a speed boost every time an attack lands
Red ShellKnocks over the opponent right ahead of you
Spiny ShellGoes after the racer in the first position, knocking them over. Every other opponent caught in its way will also be knocked over
StarMakes the user invincible for a few seconds
Super HornKnocks over opponents caught in the Horn’s attack range
Triple BananasLets holder use three bananas
Triple Green ShellsLets holder use three Green Shells
Triple MushroomLets holder boost three times
Triple Red ShellsLets holder use three Red Shells

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