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~*~*~*~MARIO KART WII~*~*~*~

By *Andi*
Copyright © Andrea K. 2009
[email protected]
Last edited: 04/04/09

[MK1] Hey, this is *Andi* with my second instalment of the best dang walkthrough
of the whole game ever (applause) oh thank you, thank you your to kind! But
seriously though, please enjoy this walkthrough! (OR ELSE!) Naw I’m just
kidding. But still! I worked twice as hard on this one than I did the other

Version Info


V.1 My rough version on


V.2 This totally new, redesigned, reader friendly, MOST AWESOME THING IN THE



 Table of Contents

[MK1] Introduction
[MK2] Version Info
[MK3] Table of Contents (You’re looking at it)
[MK4] Bare Bones Guide on Completing the Game
[MK5] Unlockables
  [MK5.1] Unlockable Characters
  [MK5.2] Unlockable Bikes
  [MK5.3] Unlockable Karts
  [MK5.4] Cups
  [MK5.5] All the Non-Category Unlockables
[MK6] Hints
  [MK6.1] Track Secrets
  [MK6.2] Avoiding Tips
  [MK6.3] Just a Bunch of Random Hints
[MK7] Time Trial Staff Times Sum Up
[MK8] Odds and Ends
  [MK8.1] Special Thanks
  [MK8.2] Contact methods  

Bare Bones Guide on Completing the Game


I got this idea from nintendo_girl21 (Megan Lynch). Thanks and I hope you don’t
mind me using your idea!

Follow these easy steps and you’ll complete the game in no time!!! 
(I Think…) Haha! 

1. If you find the wheel difficult, use the Wii remote and the Nunchuck or the
Nintendo Game Cube controller (Which I find extremely helpful).

2. Tricks, tricks, TRICKS! You get a boost after the trick which makes them
awesome!! (Plus they look cool)

3. Use time trials to practice getting a better time

4. Watch the replays of the expert staff ghosts for strategy tricks

5. And finally, READ THIS WALKTHROUGH!! (Tee hee) 



This will tell you all the things (well, most of the things) you can unlock
throughout the game, and how to unlock them.

*Unlockable Characters*

Baby Daisy: Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 50cc cups. Alternately, win
1,950 races.

Baby Luigi: Unlock eight Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials mode. Alternately,
win 3,150 races. 

Birdo: Play 16 different courses in TimeTrials mode. Alternately, get 250 Wi-Fi
wins or win 1,350 races.

Bowser Jr.: Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 100cc Retro Cups.
Alternately, win 3,450 races.

Daisy: Win the 150cc Special Cup. Alternately, win 2,850 races.

Diddy Kong: Successfully complete all 50cc Retro Cups. Alternately, win 450 races.

Dry Bones: Win the 100cc Leaf Cup. Alternately, win 1,050 races.

Dry Bowser: Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 150cc Wii Cups. Alternately,
win 4,350 races.

Funky Kong: Unlock four Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials mode. Alternately,
win 2,250 races.

King Boo: Win the 50cc Star Cup. Alternately, win 750 races.

Mii (Outfit A): Win the 100cc Special Cup. Alternately, win 1, 650 races.

Mii (Outfit B): Unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials mode.
Alternately, win 5,100 races.

Rosalina: Get a "One Star" rank or better in the Wii Cup Series. Alternately,
have a saved game file from Super Mario Galaxy and win 50 Grand Prix races; or
win 4,950 races. 

Toadette: Play on all 32 courses in Time Trials mode. Alternately, get 1, 000
Wi-Fi wins, or win 2,550 races.

*Unlockable Bikes*

Daytripper: Win 2, 700 races.

Dolphin Dasher (medium): Win the Mirror Star Cup. Alternately, win 3, 750 races.

Jet Bubble (small): Win the Mirror Leaf Cup. Alternately, win 3, 900 races.

Kamek (small): Defeat all the Nintendo ghosts in the Star Cup.

Magikruiser (small): Play on eight different courses in Time Trials mode.
Alternately, win 900 races.

Phantom (large): Win the Mirror Special Cup. Alternately, win 4, 050 races.

Quacker (small): Win the 150cc Star Cup. Alternately, win 2, 400 races.

Shooting Star (Twinkle Star, large): Win the 100cc Star Cup. Alternately, win 1,
500 races.

Sneakster (Nitrocycle, medium): Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 100cc Wii
Grand Prix Cups. Alternately, win 3, 300 races.

Spear (Torpedo, large): Unlock 12 Expert Staff Ghost in Time Trials mode.
Alternately, win 3, 600 races.

Zip Zip (Rapide, medium): Win the 100cc Lightning Cup. Alternately, win 2, 100

*Unlockable Karts*

Aero Glider (large): Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 150cc Retro Cups.

Blue Falcon (small): Win the Mirror Lightning Cup. Alternately, win 4, 200 races.

Cheep Charger (small): Get a "One Star" rank or better in all 50cc Retro Cups.
Alternately, win 1, 800 races.

Honeycoupe (Dragonetti, large): Win the 150cc Lightning Cup. Alternately, win 3,
000 races.

Jetsetter: Win 4, 500 races.

Piranha Prowler (large): Win the 50cc Special Cup. Alternately, win 600 races.

Royal Racer (medium): Win the 150cc Leaf Cup.

Sprinter (B Dasher Mk 2, medium): Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials
mode. Alternately, win 4, 650 races.

Tiny Titan (small): Unlock one Expert Staff Ghost in Time Trials mode.
Alternately, get 50 Wi-Fi wins or win 1, 200 races.

Turbo Blooper (medium): Get a "One Star"rank or better in the 50cc Leaf Cup.
Alternately, win 300 races.


Star Cup (All Classes): Finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the mushroom and flower cups

Special Cup (All Classes): Finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the star cup

Leaf Cup (All Classes): Finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the shell and banana cups

Lightning Cup (All Classes): Finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the leaf cup.


*All the Non-Category Unlockables*

Alternate Title Screen: Win all the cups for the alternate title screen.

Mirror Mode: Win all 150cc Cups to unlock Mirror mode. Alternately, win 4, 800

Normal Ending: Beat all cups in a grand prix with a bronze, silver, or gold
trophy in each.

True Ending: Beat all Grand Prix (including the unlockable Mirror mode) with a
gold trophy.

Congratulations Photo: Win all trophies in a class to view the credits and see a
congratulations screen featuring
your Mii with Mario and Peach. Win all Grand Prix Cups to get another
Screen, featuring your Mii with all the racers.

Golden Wii Wheel icon: After using the Wii Wheel extensively in all modes, a
golden Wii Wheel will appear next to
your name when you go online.



Okay, this section will just help you in the actual playing process and will
help make winning races a bit easier.

*Track Secrets*

DK Summit shortcut: After you shoot out of the cannon and come up to the turn,
go off the jump toppers on the
left. This should send you soaring through the curve and give you a good lead.

Koopa Cape shortcut: Once you go over the ramp leading into the fast stream,
keep going around, and enter
through the little arch with the ramp on the left. This requires something that
speed, such as a Super Mushroom, Invincibility Star, or Golden Mushroom. Instead
of going
around the giant red hat shell thing, pass through the grass behind it, giving a
straightaway path.
This will help you win the race and improve your ghost times in Time Trials mode.

Short Cut In Delfino Square: In Delfino Square, right before the stone bridge,
on the left there is another path with a little jump. There will be a little bit
of grass so you need a mushroom (or golden mushroom, triple mushroom, missile,
anything that accelerates you). Use your mushroom or other item before the jump
and you will jump to the wood bridge and you can come back up to the road from
that bridge. (If you have a golden mushroom, you can maybe come back to the road
from the jump.)

Shortcut For Moo Moo Meadows: This requires a mushroom. Where the Moo Moos
gather, on the last turn to the blue ramp, you can use a mushroom to cut across
the grass and saves you time by not crashing into Moo Moos. Recommended for Time

Shortcut In N64 Bowser Castle: In this race, close to the end at the last jump,
you can ride on the little side and save a lot of time on time trial and pass
some persons on races online or computers in single. This takes a lot of practice.

Shortcut In GCN DK Mountain: To really surprise your foes, read this. When you
come down from the mountain, make your right-hand turn where the boulders start
to come down. Make a left to a huge gap in the center. This is where you
surprise them. Stay as close to the left wall as possible. If you have your
drift on Manual, drift sharply so it looks like you’re going off the edge, but
you won't. If you just missed hitting the wooden fence( without touching it),
then you should land where the item boxes are, plus saving you time, and getting
away from any "bumper car" action. This also works in time trial as well.

Short Cut In Mushroom Gorge: At the beginning of the race, on your left, you can
use a mushroom to go to mushroom that bounces to another one that bounces and
continue to the bridge. This helps a lot in Time Trial and in races.
Short Cut in Maple Tree Way: At the beginning of the race go on your right and
there will be a little opening. You will need a mushroom to get passed the
grass. After the grass, there are boosts that lead to the cannon.

Shortcut in Wario's Gold Mine: When you get to spot where you see Wario's gold
carts follow one then it will lead you to a Short cut.

Shortcut on Daisy Circuit: When you start, go around the first rotary and at the
end of the second rotary there is a staircase off to the side. It may seem slow
at first but there is a boost to help you along. (It may take some time to find.)

Short Cut in Moonview Highway: At the beginning of the race, go up the wall over
the second pair of skid marks. Be careful, when you are coming down from the
jump there is a sharp turn.
Shortcut in Coconut Mall: When you first start, go up the first escalator. Then,
turn right. You will notice a small opening. You need 3 Mushrooms. Luckily, if
you only have one, there is a little ramp to get you off. But if you have three,
zoom through all of the carpet.

Hidden items in DS Delfino Square: Hit the crates on the side of the road with
either your kart or a shell. A Super Mushroom
will sometimes pop out, but very close to the edge.

Hidden items in Koopa Cape: After making the first jump, you will notice a few
Goombas walking in place. Fire a shell
at one to reveal either nothing or a Super Mushroom. You can also run into one
if it is in
the status of a Mega Mushroom, Invincibility Star, or Bullet Bill.

Hidden items in Maple Treeway: There are many leaf piles on the track. Run
through one to reveal a Super Mushroom or
Banana Peel. Once you get on top of the tree with the caterpillar creatures, an
Invincibility Star may be found in one of the bushes on the left side of the
treetop, but
not on every lap. You may need to veer off to the left after hitting the bush
because the
star pops out jumping left. This is useful in getting far ahead of the group if
in first
place or to catch up if near last place.

Hidden items in Mushroom Gorge: There are some Goombas on the track that contain
Super Mushrooms or absolutely nothing.

*Avoiding Tips*

Quick recovery from POW Block: You must have drifting set to manual for this
trick to work. Before the third strike from
a POW Block, start to drift so that your kart or bike will be in the air for the
strike. When you land, you should only spin once and maintain about the same speed.
When an opponent uses a POW Block, it will spin you out on the third POW,
causing you to
lose an item and speed. However, if you perform a wheelie on a bike as soon as
your hear
the third POW, you will spin and lose your item but maintain your speed.
Additionally, if
you shake the Wii remote; it will create a force field and protect you. Also, if
you are off
the ground (not jumping) from something such as a ramp, you will avoid the POW

Defending against Red Shells: You can block Red Shells by equipping an item
behind you. Once you have an item, hold
D-pad Left or D-pad Right. Items that work are Green Shells, Red Shells, and
Bananas. Do
not hold Fake Item Boxes or Bob-ombs behind you.

Avoiding Red and Green Shells: To avoid a Red or Green Shell, go on a DK Cannon
if one is available. The shell will
disappear at the entrance. You can also use this trick for clouds. They will
above you on the cannons, and you will not be affected by them.

Defending against Blue Shells: This trick requires a Mushroom. The Blue Shell
goes up and comes down. Before it hits, you
will have time to use a Mushroom and avoid the shell. You should boost forward
and the
Blue Shell should explode behind you.
This trick requires some sort of speeding item, such as a Speed Mushroom. You
must be in
first place to get a Blue Shell targeted at you. Once the Blue Shell is above
your head,
use the speeding item just before it descends. It will make a large explosion
behind you,
but will miss. You can also avoid them by using the following tricks on the
DK Summit: Go through the DK Cannon. 
N64: DK's Jungle Parkway: Go over the jumps over the yellow river. 
GCN: DK Mountain: Go through the DK Cannon. 
Rainbow Road: Go through the tunnel with the giant stars on each end. 

Getting rid of clouds: If you have a cloud over your head, ram into another
player to get rid of it.

*Just a Bunch of Random Hints*

Using Triple Shells as ramming weapon: After you get a Triple Shell item of any
color, press 2 so that all three are spinning
around you. Before you launch them, you can use them to ram other cars. It does
the same
damage as if you launched them at an opponent.
Avoiding Spiky Shells 
When you are in first place and have a Spiky Shell coming at you, hit the brakes
so the
racers behind you will get stuck in the blast, allowing you to keep your lead.

Quick start: When the countdown starts, wait until the "2" begins to disappear,
then hold 2to get a
boost at the start of the race.
When the timer to begin the race just starts, hold 1 + 2. As soon as it is about
to say
"Go", release both buttons and press 2 as you would normally do to start the
race. If done
correctly, you will get a nice boost that will usually put you in first place in
the 50cc
and 100cc class. Note: This may require some practice.

Quick recovery from collision: When you fall into an obstacle, press 2 precisely
when you land to get a temporary boost.

Quick recovery on bike after being hit: While on a bike, after you are hit or
run into an item, perform a wheelie to increase your
speed quickly.

Drafting boost: To get a small boost while racing, get directly behind someone
on a long straight road.
You also cannot turn while doing this trick. If done correctly, you will see
several blue
streaks that fly behind you. Keep driving straight, and you will see a blue
force field in
front of you. You then will get a small boost.

Easy hit: To score an automatic hit on anyone in a race, place a banana or fake
item box immediately
after you land from a DK Cannon. They will be forced to land on it.

Use same character with more than one player: This glitch works because you are
automatically placed on the character you last selected.
First, make have player one choose the character desired. Next, deselect the
and move off it. Have player two select the character. Go back one screen, then
enter the
character selection screen again. You should now both be on the same character.
Then, have
both players select the character. Note: This trick also works for three and
four players.

Changing Mii driver's class: Enter the Mii Channel, and change the weight of
your Mii. This will cause your Mii driver
in the game to change to the corresponding weight class and give you access to the
corresponding new vehicles.

Fast time in Coconut Mall: To get the Expert Staff Ghost on the Coconut Mall
time trial, use the Wild Wing medium
kart. Take a right into a store on the right side after the first escalator,
then use a
mushroom. You will see a Delfino tree person at the door.

Winning online: A win counts as long as points are added to your total score.
For example, if you get
fifth, or sometimes sixth, place in an online race, it is still considered a
win. The same
goes for Battle Online. You can be on the losing team, but if you scored enough
coins or
hits and it adds points to your score, then it can be a win.

Profile name stars: You can add a star next to your profile name on the results
screen and the Wi-Fi races by
completing all Grand Prix races with a certain rank:
One star profile name: Earn a "One Star" rank in all Grand Prix races. 
Two star profile name: Earn a "Two Star" rank in all Grand Prix races. 
Three star profile name: Earn a "Three Star" rank in all Grand Prix races.

Rank requirements: The following are requirements to get a "One Star", "Two
Star", or "Three Star" rank:
Get a final score of 53 or better. 
Lead most of the laps. 
Stay in first place for a good period of time. 
Do a lot of tricks on ramps. 
Avoid having to use Bullet Bills to catch up. 
Use lots of techniques such as wheelies, avoiding POW Blocks, etc. 
Do not fall off edges too much (one or two times is acceptable). If you get hit
by many
Spiny Shells and still win, this indicates that you are resistant and will
probably have a
high rank. 
A perfect 60 is required for a "Three Star" rank. A "Two Star" rank ranges from
55 to 60.
A "One Star" rank is 53 to 60 with most or all of these requirements.

Time Trial Staff Times Sum Up


In time trials there will be a staff ghost you can race. After you beat them by
a certain amount of time, you will unlock an expert ghost. The following section
consists of the normal staff ghost time, an estimated time to unlock the expert
ghost, and the expert staff ghost time.

Mushroom Cup:

Luigi Circuit
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:29. 670
Unlock Time: 1:24. 411
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:19. 419

Moo Moo Meadows
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:37. 856
Unlock Time: 1:33. 571
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:25. 909

Mushroom Gorge
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:16. 110
Unlock Time: 2:05. 494
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:01. 011

Toad's Factory
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:22. 480
Unlock Time: 2:12. 784
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:05. 593

Flower Cup:

Mario Circuit
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:44. 777
Unlock Time: 1:39. 183
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:33. 702

Coconut Mall
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:30. 764
Unlock Time: 2:24. 788
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:13. 333

DK Summit
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:34. 693
Unlock Time: 2:24. 725
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:17. 546

Wario's Gold Mine
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:19. 583
Unlock Time: 2:14. 932
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:04. 800

Star Cup:

Daisy Circuit
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:56. 822
Unlock Time: 1:48. 791
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:41. 362

Koopa Cape
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 3:03. 022
Unlock Time: 2:54. 897
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:41. 370

Maple Treeway
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:58. 633
Unlock Time: 2:50. 229
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:37. 812

Grumble Volcano
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:28. 237
Unlock Time: 2:19. 524
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:11. 852

Special Cup:

Dry Dry Ruins
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:30. 949
Unlock Time: 2:21. 681
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:14. 286

Moonview Highway
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:16. 802
Unlock Time: 2:07. 016
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:04. 163

Bowser's Castle
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 3:04. 836
Unlock Time: 2:55. 017
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:42. 098

Rainbow Road
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 3:05. 895
Unlock Time: 2:59. 293
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:44. 734

Shell Cup

GCN Peach Beach
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:34. 233
Unlock Time: 1:30. 698
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:23. 140

DS Yoshi Falls
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:16. 461
Unlock Time: 1:12. 901
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:09. 175

SNES Ghost Valley 2
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:06. 595
Unlock Time: 1:03. 752
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 0:58. 907

N64 Mario Raceway
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:14. 799
Unlock Time: 2:07. 915
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:59. 053

Banana Cup

N64 Sherbet Land
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:48. 651
Unlock Time: 2:37. 784
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:28. 356

GBA Shy Guy Beach
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:45. 568
Unlock Time: 1:39. 255
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:32. 867

DS Delfino Square
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:41. 807
Unlock Time: 2:33. 107
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:24. 169

GCN Waluigi Stadium
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:32. 882
Unlock Time: 2:24. 645
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:12. 367

Leaf Cup

DS Desert Hills
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:10. 233
Unlock Time: 2:01. 141
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:52. 686

GBA Bowser Castle 3
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:58. 304
Unlock Time: 2:50. 637
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:39. 391

N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:58. 264
Unlock Time: 2:49. 028
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:49. 939

GCN Mario Circuit
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:59. 771
Unlock Time: 1:55. 267
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:49. 939

Lightning Cup

SNES Mario Circuit 3
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 1:38. 880
Unlock Time: 1:34. 828
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 1:26. 659

DS Peach Gardens
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:34. 894
Unlock Time: 2:29. 006
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:16. 777

GCN DK Mountain
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 2:57. 744
Unlock Time: 2:50. 248
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:38. 130

N64 Bowser Castle
Normal Staff Ghost Time: 3:19. 323
Unlock Time: 3:06. 723
Expert Staff Ghost Time: 2:55. 933

Odds and Ends

Okay since the second instalment of the best dang walkthrough of the whole game
ever is almost done,(tear) there are just some finishing up topics that need to
be addressed. SO KEEP READING!!!

*Special Thanks*

Okay my special thanks go to: My mom, for buying me the game, for
posting that crappy first version walkthrough, for being worthy
of having this awesome walkthrough posted and also for helping me complete this
game and many others, for more help on games, and nintendo_girl21
for her totally wicked awesome walkthroughs on many Mario games. They really
helped me! She also inspired me to make this walkthrough, so kudos to her!

*Contact Methods* 

If you find this walkthrough helpful I will try to make more. Contact me   for
any questions or comments (nice ones please) if you want to use this walkthrough
on another site then ask me but you must put me as the author. Thank you! Enjoy
Mario kart wii!


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Or are you just waiting to see how it’s gonna turn out?

Well I wont tell you! MWAHAHA!

Gosh this is getting boring…

Oh well. I guess I’ll just go get a snack or somthin’…

Night every one!!

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