Mario Kart 8 Cheats, Tips And Unlocks For Wii U

Mario Kart 8 is the latest hotness for the Wii U and it’s totally possible to take advantage of some key mechanics if you aren’t aware of them. This piece here will give you some good info on how to make use of a special in-game mechanic as well as some info on the unlockables.

CheatCC has a nice database of the known tips and tricks for Mario Kart 8 including how to unlock the bonus cups. Check it out below.

How to unlock Bonus Cups:

  • Flower Cup: Win in a top position on the Mushroom Cup.
  • Star Cup: Win in a top position on the Flower Cup.
  • Special Cup: Win in a top position on the Star Cup.
  • Banana Cup: Win in a top position on the Shell Cup.
  • Leaf Cup: Win in a top position on the Banana Cup.
  • Lightning Cup: Win in a top position on the Leaf Cup.

Next up, you can see how many coins are required to unlock the individual custom parts for your karts, bikes and other vehicles. Once again, CheatCC lists the following requirements for unlocking the parts:

  • Cushion Wheels: 50 Coins
  • Mr. Scooty Bike: 100 Coins
  • Blue Standard Wheels: 150 Coins
  • Pipe Frame: 200 Coins
  • Tri-Speeder Go-Kart: 250 Coins
  • Slick Wheels: 300 Coins
  • Wild Wiggler ATV: 350 Coins
  • Button Wheels: 400 Coins
  • Cloud Glider Glider: 450 Coins
  • Varmint Bike: 500 Coins
  • Plane Glider Glider: 550 Coins
  • Yoshi Bike: 600 Coins
  • Flower Glider: 650 Coins
  • The Duke Motorcycle: 700 Coins
  • Circuit Special Go-Kart: 750 Coins
  • Prancer Go-Kart: 800 Coins
  • Crimson Slim Wheels: 850 Coins
  • Landship Go-Kart: 900 Coins
  • Flame Rider Bike: 950 Coins
  • Retro Off-Road Wheels: 1,000 Coins
  • Steel Driver Go-Kart: 1,100 Coins
  • Azure Roller Wheels: 1,200 Coins
  • Wario Wing Glider: 1,300 Coins
  • Comet Bike: 1,400 Coins
  • Off-Road Wheels: 1,500 Coins
  • Metal Wheels: 1,600 Coins
  • Jet Bike: 1,700 Coins
  • Teddy Buggy Go-Kart: 1,800 Coins
  • Waddle Wing Glider: 1,900 Coins
  • Bowser Kite Glider: 2,000 Coins
  • Hot Monster Wheels: 2,100 Coins
  • Cat Cruiser Go-Kart: 2,200 Coins
  • Sponge Wheels: 2,300 Coins
  • Peach Parasol: 2,400 Coins
  • MKTV Parafoil: 2,500 Coins
  • Cyber Slick Wheels: 2,600 Coins
  • Sports Coupe Go-Kart: 2,700 Coins

Finally, you can learn how to pull off what’s called “fire hopping”. This is a special technique that players have been using to get small boosts to out-race their opponents, whether it’s in single-player competition or when playing online. Check out the video walkthrough on how to “fire hop” in Mario kart 8 for the Wii U below, courtesy of YouTube user CharlieSockGaming.


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