Cheats & Codes
- Leaf Cup … Achieve gold on Shell Cup and Banana Cup
- Lightning Cup … Achieve gold on Leaf Cup
- Star Cup … Achieve gold on Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup
- Special Cup … Achieve gold on Star Cup
- More Kart Choices … Achieve gold on all courses in 100cc, 150cc, or 150cc (mirror) Nitro Grand Prix
- 150cc Mirror … Achieve gold on 150cc Retro Class (all courses)
- Daisy & Dry Bones …Achieve gold on all courses 50cc Nitro Grand Prix
- Waluigi … Achieve gold on all courses 100cc Nitro Grand Prix
- ROB64 … Achieve gold on all courses 150cc (mirror) Nitro Grand Prix. Alec Ritter maintains beating just the Nitro cups unlocks ROB.
- Final Mission … Achieve one ranking on all courses for all missions one through six
Unlock Starry Names
Unlockable: Alternate Ending Screen
Hint: Blue Shell Block
Hint: Burst Start
Hint: Shroom Packing Time Trials
Any kart that has a full statistics meter in the items category will have 3 mushrooms in time trials.
Hint – Snaking/Drifting
powerslide. Mastering snaking can be tricky. To powerslide, press R button
while turning either way and shifting the D-Pad left and right at a medium
speed until your sparks on your Kart turn red. It usually takes only four
left/right/left/right/ motions to get a powerslide, depending on your speed.
Once you master the speed of how you powerslide, you can start to snake.
This will mostly help you get three star ranking on your Grand Prix races. You
can also use this method online, which many users do. (Including myself) To
snake, powerslide a certain direction. After that, either hop or turn sharply
the other way and do another powerslide. Do this for most of the race, and
depending on the track, you can win it easily rather than those that do not
Hope this helps anyone! I’ve taught this to many friends and now they are
really good at Mario Kart DS, and it’s fun to snake!
Hint – DK Pass and Yoshi Circuit
DK Pass … When you see the ice to the right of you when you’re racing, get ready. Near the end of the ice, to the left, there’s a hill with some trees. Climb up the hill with a play that goes moderatley fast over snow and grass and all that (I usually use Dry Bones with his Standard DB), and on the very tip of the hill is an item box. Even if you’re in first place, this item box will give you either 3 mushroom boosts or a star!
Yoshi Circuit … Where the hand of Yoshi is you can see that there is grass leading to a pit of water. Because of that you’ll have to drive around the ‘hand’. Well, if you have Dry Bones Stanard Kart again, you can jump across the gaps. Drive in to the grass, and press the drifting button right when you’re on the edge, and if you’ve done it right you should land on the other side of the track. Unlike the DK Pass cheat, this doesn’t work with most karts. Try to find one that works! You casn also use mushroom boosts with any kart to go through.
Hint: Block Shells
To block red and green shells from scoring a hit on your vehicle, try to hold a banana peel, a red shell, or a green shell of your own behind your go-kart. This will block any shell from hitting you, so you can continue the race unhindered.
Hint: Last Place Item Trick
This is a strange maneuver but worthwhile to try. When you start any given race, allow yourself to fall into last place. Then, grab an item. Because of your last place status, the game will give you an exponentially higher probability of grabbing a great item (like a Star, Bullet Bill, et cetera). Then, work your way past the last place players until youâ€™re in third or fourth place and use your good item to make your way towards first place.
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