What's your favorite Mario Kart weapon/powerup?

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  1. CeliVega

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    I really want to say I rely on pure skills and no items to win the race but that's just wrong :p Use items wise and they can win you the race. As for my favourite, I think I will have to go with Blue Shell.
     
  2. Esperahol

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    I love the blue shell, because that is just beautiful Trolling. I mean I have intentionally gotten behind just to get one to shoot at someone (like my Sister). That said if I just want to finish then I go ahead and aim for the red shells. Also I hate bananas.
     
  3. Shylax

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    I love the triple red shell, it provides protection and is a very potent offensive weapon, there's just something satisfying with firing off a red shell. Mushrooms are great, too, since you can use them to take shortcuts. Green shells are cool too, although I've been wiped out by my own green more times than I'd prefer to admit.
     
  4. IndianapolisJones

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    Curse the blue shell of death!! It has ruined me far too many times. My personal favorite powerup is either the invincibility star or the three red shells. The invincibility star for obvious reasons, and the three red shells because they create a protective layer around you AND they are heat seeking.
     
  5. froggy666

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    I do love the Blue Shell. I feel that it can go quite well if you use it at a good time to try and overtake a friend in a moment or two. I feel like there has to be so many friendships that have ruined friendships or, well at least annoyed some friends.
     
  6. Oakster

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    The problem with blue shell is that you only get it if you are last (I think) so you need to already be in a bad situation to get it.
     
  7. joebel

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    The triple red shells are ridiculous in terms of helping you move up spots, although it can be blocked. One of my favorite items is the mushrooms. Simple, but effective speedboosts can help up so much.
     
  8. Wubwub

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    I like the piranha plant and koopa she'll, as well as banana peels. The piranha plant is probably my favorite since it chomps at everything in front, but I like koopa shell as well since I could use it for both offense and defense.
     
  9. GlacialDoom

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    The blue shell is amazing and really OP. It can change the outcome of a race with just a press of a button.
     
  10. Larrel94

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    Has to be the Golden Mushroom or the red shell. the GM is very useful when you find yourself in 5th-6th place and can help you take a few shortcuts towards the end of the race to regain the lead. Red shells are a must if you want to overtake those directly ahead of you, just wait and make sure they aren't defending against them.
     
  11. Squigly

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    The golden mushroom and the blue shells are the most overpowered in the game, capable of springing last place into first or vice versa, so I would definitely pick those two.
     
  12. Qarnage

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    I love the red and green shells. The red ones are impossible to miss but still feel really great. The feeling I get when hitting a green shell is even better though, I love stuff that shows how skilled you are. And of course there's banana's, winning a race by having a well placed banana is the best feeling there is.
     
  13. Determined2014

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    I also agree with the blue spiked shell, it is evil, it is the devil himself.
     
  14. ACSAPA

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    Everyone hates the blue shell. I think they pack quite a punch on your opponents. As annoying as it is, when you are hit by one, they're really useful if you're using them on someone else. In any case, aren't you going to hate any of the weapons you're hit by, until you use them on your enemies.
     
  15. ACSAPA

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    Ah, those are good as well. I'm actually pretty good at using the green shells. Especially, if my enemy is behind me and I'm shooting a green shell, it mostly hits. Still, the red shells are a guaranteed hit.
     
  16. Gin0710

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    Do they still have the red shells? You can't go wrong with the red shells, but I also like the shrinking weapon.
     
  17. ACSAPA

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    The red shells are a classic weapon. It's most Mario Kart players' ace in the hole. If they got rid of the red shells, I'm sure there would be a strike against Nintendo. No, but speaking seriously, the red shells are one of my favorites as well. If Nintendo is smart, they won't get rid of them.
     
  18. SonicSlayer

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    My favourite is the triple red shell hands-down. The first time you activate it, they go around you to form a pseudo-protective barrier and of course you can shoot them at others! I find this power the most versatile as it can be used defensively and offensively at will.
     
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    My favorite powerup in Mario Kart is most definetely the triple red shell, because it is very accurate. I liked this powerup the most through my whole Mario Kart experience and I don't think my opinion will change anytime soon. I like how it can protect you and be used in a offensive maner also.
     
  20. crazyman1090

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    I definitely like the triple red shell. I mean, homing shells that hit three times? Also, it gives protection against a lot of the attacks other players can use on you. It's probably one of the best items.
     
  21. ACSAPA

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    Yeah, it does kind of form a barrier. I think it's a pretty useful power up. Still, I think people are too quick to fear the blue shell. Just remember, when it's i your own hands, you can deal that damage to someone else and feel that kind of "schadenfreude" feeling. Like "Heh, at least it wasn't me who got hit."
     

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