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Spiny Shells:Love 'em or Hate 'em
Old 12-11-2011, 10:09 AM
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Well so, after browsing through the Mario Kart 7 Forums, I noticed that A LOT of people(including yours truly) absolutely HATE Spiny Shells. Whiny complains from casual and hardcore gamers have one thing in common: The Spiny Shell hits at the last moment, taking away the lead and making it near impossible to retake it again.(Well, last moments,like I said.) Well then, lets look at them from a different perspective.

Spiny Shells are shells which are blue and have spikes on them. On deployment, it is the fastest thing on the track, sliding on the track and knocking anything and everything out of the way while it charges towards the lead kart. Upon arrival, the Spiny Shell will then attempt to hover for a few seconds before dropping down and detonating with a blue explosion, destroying everything within range. The impact will then flip the kart over 360 degrees and once the kart lands on its four wheels, it will take time for it to move fast again. This weapon is available to those at the back of the race.

Advantages to Noob Kart Racers at the back:
-Spiny Shell may collide into other racers, giving him an advantage
-Spiny Shell wipes out lead kart and anything within range, giving him time to get to first.

Now, this weapon is most powerful to 2nd position racers, who aim to take pole position for themselves. Again, this weapon may backfire on the 2nd racer as the leading racer may choose to pin himself to 2nd Racer, thus bringing him down. This shell actually should be more well-received as it provides a big help if used correctly.

A recent experience of mine has forced me to change my thinking about the way Spiny Shells work. Before that experience, I assumed that once you were targeted by the Spiny Shell, you were dead meat. Now, I think you have a chance of escaping, provided you have the right items. (This may sound familliar to veteran racers, but to the majority who were bombed by the Spiny Shell and are convinced that Spiny Shell=Dead Meat for them, I will say this.)
If you got a Mushroom, when Spiny Shell arrives, give it half a second, then use the Mushroom. The Spiny Shell will actually match your Speed when it arrives, so when it tries to detonate, it will actually stop for a moment. Use the Mushroom when the spiny shell stops circling around the air above your kart. This will trick the Spiny Shell and you MAY escape unscathed depending on your timing.

Well, this is the end of my review on the Spiny Shell. Please comment and respond! Thanks.
Old 12-11-2011, 10:22 AM
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Yes.. but I still think they're a game breaking mechanism that has no place in a respectable title like this.
Old 12-11-2011, 10:25 AM
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It's pretty much the big red button of people who don't want to use any sort of skill whatsoever in a racing game.
In fact, in 150CC and Mirror Mode, if I notice somebody has a blue shell, I give up the lead.
If that's not possible, I pin myself to anybody surrounding me, and failing that, I just keep moving.
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i have no complaints about blue shell, i think it is a crucial part of the game, so be it and just enjoy gokarting...

sometimes when blue shell is launched (saw from the bottom screen), i gave up the lead but still it is me being attacked hahaha, just realized blue shells has a lock-on target for whoever is in the lead no matter if he/she became 2nd/3rd after the shell is being launched.
Old 12-11-2011, 10:45 AM
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The Blue shell is just another one of those annoying power ups like the Tanooki tail. When has that ever been useful more or less useless in my opinion.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:49 AM
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I just wish they gave it the frequency of how it was in 64. No one ever really had a big problem with it then, but they nerfed it.
Old 12-11-2011, 12:06 PM
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Actually, the blue shell gives the game a sense of balance. Think about this: If you keep winning Mario Kart because there is no blue shell, there would be no fun attached, like "Oh zzz, so boring, nothing challenging enough". But the Blue shell gives a sense of thrill when you win a race even when you already like got hit by it two times. Even though it gives you frustration(I am prone to frustration), isn't it the mainstay of the Mario Kart series? That winning keeps you hooked because it is difficult to win? If you were killed two times by a blue shell and still won a Mirror 150cc match, i think you would be cheering that despite all the odds, you still won. The Blue Shell makes your karting skills stronger by giving you this 'never say die' spirit.
Old 12-11-2011, 01:49 PM
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I don't hate it... Because no one ever gets it... At least when I play for some reason. Even if they do get it and use it on me, it doesn't matter because I'm way ahead of them.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:06 PM
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Actually, the blue shell gives the game a sense of balanceWait. Balance? Really?. Think about this: If you keep winning Mario Kart because there is no blue shell, there would be no fun attached, like "Oh zzz, so boring, nothing challenging enough". But the Blue shell gives a sense of thrill when you win a race even when you already like got hit by it two timesA sense of thrill. No more like a sense of "yay the cheap shell didnt show up". Even though it gives you frustration(I am prone to frustration), isn't it the mainstay of the Mario Kart seriesBeing frustrated is the "mainstay" of the Mario Kart series?? That winning keeps you hooked because it is difficult to win? If you were killed two times by a blue shell and still won a Mirror 150cc match, i think you would be cheering that despite all the odds, you still wonOk that I get.. The Blue Shell makes your karting skills strongerNope, may help your timing on mushrooms, but that is it. by giving you this 'never say die' spirit.

Bold is what my replies are.
So you are saying its because it adds a sense of challange and thrill from the cheap weapon, but at the same time, you could get that and more if Nintendo just ADDED GOOD ABILITIES IN GAME. The red turtle shell adds this challange, the lucky 7 adds this challange, freaking lightning adds this challange since you can still go on.

Cheap weaponry does not add the sense of thrill.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:22 PM
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It is not the thunder cloud, so it doesn't bug me and at least actually works in this game more effectively then the other games it has been in. The thunder cloud is the only item, I have never liked.
Old 12-11-2011, 03:00 PM
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I'm fine with it. At least it doesn't show up every lap like MKDS and MKWii.
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i have no complaints about blue shell, i think it is a crucial part of the game, so be it and just enjoy gokarting...

sometimes when blue shell is launched (saw from the bottom screen), i gave up the lead but still it is me being attacked hahaha, just realized blue shells has a lock-on target for whoever is in the lead no matter if he/she became 2nd/3rd after the shell is being launched.

Actually i'm pretty sure you can drop to second while it's active and be safe from it.
Old 12-11-2011, 06:42 PM
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If i see it on the bottom screen in time, and there is someone tailing me, while im in first, then i drop to 2nd and let them get blown up priceless.
Old 12-11-2011, 07:11 PM
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Blue shell is so LAME! I HATE IT! I JUST HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE IT! And i also hate that lighting that makes you small. It shouldnt hit you while GLIDING! I lost a race CAUSE OF THAT!

You know what i hate about this shell? Its not cause it tracks you down, its cause it explodes. Yes, thats what i hate about it. Explodes and you fly on the hard ground and cry. Would be so nice if it only impacted like a red shell instead. So it wouldnt be so gamebreaking.
I tried to remove it by throwing a green shell backwards around 50 times but it never works. Either its immun to such crap or im unlucky missing it, i dont have time to look at the lower screen.
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Blue shell is so LAME! I HATE IT! I JUST HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE IT! And i also hate that lighting that makes you small. It shouldnt hit you while GLIDING! I lost a race CAUSE OF THAT!

You know what i hate about this shell? Its not cause it tracks you down, its cause it explodes. Yes, thats what i hate about it. Explodes and you fly on the hard ground and cry. Would be so nice if it only impacted like a red shell instead. So it wouldnt be so gamebreaking.
I tried to remove it by throwing a green shell backwards around 50 times but it never works. Either its immun to such crap or im unlucky missing it, i dont have time to look at the lower screen.
Blue shells are immune.
Old 12-11-2011, 07:23 PM
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If I'm in 1st I hate them.
If I'm not in 1st I love them.

Since I am usually in first I generally hate them. It is very love-hate.
Old 12-11-2011, 07:36 PM
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I'm usually in first and I love them. Sure they can be annoying at times but they are pretty easy to counter if you're willing to give up the lead for a few seconds. It's just a matter of checking the touch screen more often.
Old 12-11-2011, 07:42 PM
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When ever I see someone get a Blue Shell on the map I just let people pass me...one time I had to go in reverse just to let someone else take the Blue Shell...hahaha...ridiculous...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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My one response:

"Haha, pwned you with the blue shell noob"
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My one response:

"Haha, pwned you with the blue shell noob"
Anyone using the blue shell is a noob because they are way behind.
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My one response:

"Haha, pwned you with the blue shell noob"
So the noobs are beating you? hehehe...
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:45 PM
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Right you are, my friend. The Spiny Shell is, always has been, and always will be annoying, but it's easily the worst in Mario Kart 7. Like you said, at least it is possible to avoid, just unlikely. Hell, I even feel ashamed to use one if I'm in last place. Lightning is just a little but worse but the Spiny Shell falls dangerously close behind. I really wish there was an option to enable/disable certain items from appearing like the Super Smash Bros. series.

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:58 PM
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2 words, really annoying.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:09 PM
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:48 PM
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It's annoying, but sometimes it helps keep the race interesting.
Old 12-11-2011, 09:52 PM
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I like them. Makes me laugh, even when I get smacked in the butt by one zooming down the track.
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Actually, the blue shell gives the game a sense of balance. Think about this: If you keep winning Mario Kart because there is no blue shell, there would be no fun attached, like "Oh zzz, so boring, nothing challenging enough". But the Blue shell gives a sense of thrill when you win a race even when you already like got hit by it two times. Even though it gives you frustration(I am prone to frustration), isn't it the mainstay of the Mario Kart series? That winning keeps you hooked because it is difficult to win? If you were killed two times by a blue shell and still won a Mirror 150cc match, i think you would be cheering that despite all the odds, you still won. The Blue Shell makes your karting skills stronger by giving you this 'never say die' spirit.
I agreed with everything you said. I play wow and see people complain each patch either to easy to to hard... no in between. Go harder its more rewarding.

I love the blue shell.
Old 12-11-2011, 11:44 PM
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BLue shell is fun for a little bit. only reason why i cant 3star everything -,- sigh...
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i hate them. i intentionally get out of 1st place when i see someone with one.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:46 AM
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It really makes the game difficult. But I love it when I pin myself to a bunch of opponents when the blue shell is locked on me. Kaboom, and then they go flying.
Old 12-12-2011, 04:48 AM
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I enjoy them. If I get hit, it may frustrate me, but it only pushes me to try harder to get back in the race. I can only hope my own victims feel the same way.
Old 12-12-2011, 05:51 AM
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The only thing worse than a spiny shell is getting hit by one and tumbling of the road.
Old 12-12-2011, 07:02 AM
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As annoying as the blue shell is, I sometimes find red shells more annoying. The best example would be when someone is driving slower than you with triple reds around them, but they wont fire them at the person in front and all you have is a mushroom/triple mushrooms. This happens to me a lot and when I use a mushroom to pass, they instantly fire one of the shells at me.
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how is it crucial?
have you read the post of dragonbronze?
if you haven't, then here it is--> (very well said)
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Actually, the blue shell gives the game a sense of balance. Think about this: If you keep winning Mario Kart because there is no blue shell, there would be no fun attached, like "Oh zzz, so boring, nothing challenging enough". But the Blue shell gives a sense of thrill when you win a race even when you already like got hit by it two times. Even though it gives you frustration(I am prone to frustration), isn't it the mainstay of the Mario Kart series? That winning keeps you hooked because it is difficult to win? If you were killed two times by a blue shell and still won a Mirror 150cc match, i think you would be cheering that despite all the odds, you still won. The Blue Shell makes your karting skills stronger by giving you this 'never say die' spirit.
just imagine if there is no blueshell, there is no way the leader (especially out-of-sight on the map) can be slowed down, except lightning which actually slows all the opponents, the idea is that racers keeps on changing positions depending on situations/power-ups, its not like f1 race or car racing wherein the leader is assumed to be always the winner, the winner is predictable from the middle of the race. while in mario kart, it is the luck factor that makes it more unique than other racing game.



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Actually i'm pretty sure you can drop to second while it's active and be safe from it.
i just tried a while ago and i think no, i immediately lose my lead after the blue shell was launched, unfortunately, it was still locked-on me even if there are 2-3 racers ahead of me...
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have you read the post of dragonbronze?
if you haven't, then here it is--> (very well said)

just imagine if there is no blueshell, there is no way the leader (especially out-of-sight on the map) can be slowed down, except lightning which actually slows all the opponents, the idea is that racers keeps on changing positions depending on situations/power-ups, its not like f1 race or car racing wherein the leader is assumed to be always the winner, the winner is predictable from the middle of the race. while in mario kart, it is the luck factor that makes it more unique than other racing game.





i just tried a while ago and i think no, i immediately lose my lead after the blue shell was launched, unfortunately, it was still locked-on me even if there are 2-3 racers ahead of me...
No, it depends how late you get in second place. You definitely can do that with timing because it usually works for me.
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No, it depends how late you get in second place. You definitely can do that with timing because it usually works for me.
thanks for clarification, anyway i will try my best in getting that timing right
Old 12-12-2011, 10:27 AM
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I've lost a lot of races thanks to blue shells attacking me right before the finish line, or knocking me off the track.

This cheap piece of **** is the only reason why I choose acceleration over top speed.
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Actually, the blue shell gives the game a sense of balance.
Balance? Lol no. The opposite of balance. There are much better, fairer and more efficient ways to create balance than by adding a laser-guided nuclear missile in the shape of a blue shell to the gameplay (and the same goes for the lightning strike).

How does it offer balance if the player in last place can nuke the player in first place? It would be balance if you can only affect the guys in your direct vicinity - not on the other side of the track. That way you can work your way up to the front instead of ruining the race for the most skilled player at the last moments of the race.
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OH YES YES IM 1ST ONLINE YES FINISH LINE 20 METERS LEFT YES!

Omg whats that sound? Biip biip biip!

OMG FINISH! Come on you can do it, finish 1st before this balanced blue shell hits you!

1 meter. Hit. Flies backwards. Gets hit by a red shell. Gets hit by another red shell. Gets hit by a banana (?). Last place.

I am fine with blue shell tbh, but it shouldnt appear LAST LAP! OMFG! WHY!? WHAT is wrong with nintendo? Are they that evil? Since when is it balanced? It should poof away in the third lap, im sorry, but everyone have the chance of getting to the first place with luck and skills on their side.

And one more thing, for me Nintendo, please add a short invisibility after getting hit by items. I came to the last place cause of getting hit by thousand items a row online. I seriously dont understand why theres a ranked mode (there is?) when theres blue shells and crap recover.

I will propably get arguments such as "Its Mario Kart, there should not be any recover" but it would be nice atleast when playing online:/ Its unfair otherwise though its fun to see people getting chain hit by items.

"LOL spiny shell, lol green shell, lol bob omb i pity him. Here have a RED SHELL! Haha hes on the hard ground. Well sorry for you you got outplayed. Vrooooom!" or something.
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I'm starting to think my game is defective, cause I have not been in these situations this much. I barely see lighting (the most I've ever did see lighting was in SMK) or blue shells showing up in others items, when racing online and the computer gets these items predictably within the same time frames still.

Well whatever, may be you guys should race in the itemless communities that I keep seeing being set-up around the web. Actually give those communities some people racing in it.

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It's mario kart...

That's the answer for all questions in this world...
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It's mario kart...

That's the answer for all questions in this world...
Unless you allow the series to improve. Then a critical attitude towards a game's obvious flaws should be welcomed.
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Unless you allow the series to improve. Then a critical attitude towards a game's obvious flaws should be welcomed.
I know.

I only emphasize the obvious.
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I agree with everyone saying that they wish the blue shell disappeared during the last lap, it really would decrease the amount of complaints without having to get rid of it completely.

I mean come on, I imagine it! If someone had a blue shell during their 2nd lap, but hadn't yet crossed to their 3rd, POOF! Their blue shell would disappear as soon as whoever's in 1st finishes their 2/3 lap and it wouldn't show up again for the rest of the race! Now you can't sit there and tell me that you all wouldn't find relief in that!

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That's the answer for all questions in this world...
May be, but yunno, but it does not explain Maka Wuhu. Still does not cover this.

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I am mostly always in first place until the blue shell on the last lap. I hat it. I wish there was a way around it, like the pow button on Mario Katy wii, all you had to do was wheely when it was on the last pow.
There should be some defense for the blue shell
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I am mostly always in first place until the blue shell on the last lap. I hat it. I wish there was a way around it, like the pow button on Mario Katy wii, all you had to do was wheely when it was on the last pow.
There should be some defense for the blue shell
There were more ways to dodge a Blue Shell on Wii.

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I am mostly always in first place until the blue shell on the last lap. I hat it. I wish there was a way around it, like the pow button on Mario Katy wii, all you had to do was wheely when it was on the last pow.
There should be some defense for the blue shell
There is, you have to be lucky enough to get a mushroom in first place, as soon as you see the spiny shell about to slam onto you, use the mushroom and POOF! you avoided a spiny shell. and i absolutely hate the spiny shell
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no bottom screen don't care (snip)

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I actually have a video of myself dodging it, i did it on sunday, too lazy to upload it to youtube then lol
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:33 AM
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Blue shells are immune.
Wrong, sir! You can actually use a Mushroom to boost out of the way before it hits you, but it has to be very precise.
Old 12-13-2011, 02:36 AM
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I am kinda mad they took away the Boo and the feather. I miss these items soo much.

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:44 AM
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I am kinda mad they took away the Boo and the feather. I miss these items soo much.
those were a few of the best items (IMO) why is nintendo so cruel sometimes

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:49 AM
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those were a few of the best items (IMO) why is nintendo so cruel sometimes

I think they were playing Mario Kart 64 in the office and got tired being stuck in the back, cause boo kept stealing their blue shells and lighting bolts while they were stuck in 7th and 8th place. Cause the mail boy kept front running them.
Old 12-13-2011, 02:52 AM
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I think they were playing Mario Kart 64 in the office and got tired being stuck in the back, cause boo kept stealing their blue shells and lighting bolts while they were stuck in 7th and 8th place. Cause the mail boy kept front running them.
lol yea and whats worse about that is that boo was my fav item in mk64 and is my favorite character of the mario franchise, i love him
Old 12-13-2011, 03:00 AM
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lol yea and whats worse about that is that boo was my fav item in mk64 and is my favorite character of the mario franchise, i love him
I liked the boo in SMK also, it'd be the ghost house raceway 1, I'd Boo to feather take the race.

I liked how well you could front run in MK64. I remember I'd just get hit by the blue and laugh as I had a huge lead, I do remember it took my friends about 40 seconds to almost barely see me after I get blue shelled, lighting bolted, then blue shelled into water (this was at banshee board walk) and then they might barely see me. Same thing with the CPU on 150cc.

It also doesn't matters that they took away the stationary boost you could do either that they had in Wii.
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I liked the boo in SMK also, it'd be the ghost house raceway 1, I'd Boo to feather take the race.

I liked how well you could front run in MK64. I remember I'd just get hit by the blue and laugh as I had a huge lead, I do remember it took my friends about 40 seconds to almost barely see me after I get blue shelled, lighting bolted, then blue shelled into water (this was at banshee board walk) and then they might barely see me. Same thing with the CPU on 150cc.

It also doesn't matters that they took away the stationary boost you could do either that they had in Wii.
yea mario kart 64 was one of my favorites in the series, the blue shell has changed a lot since then, mario kart has gotten a lot more fain, then unfair again, but i still love it and the cpu on mario kart 64 was very easy to beat
Old 12-13-2011, 03:40 AM
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yea mario kart 64 was one of my favorites in the series, the blue shell has changed a lot since then, mario kart has gotten a lot more fain, then unfair again, but i still love it and the cpu on mario kart 64 was very easy to beat
I just wonder what other tech the usual that will null the blue shell other then shroom, star, lighting bolt, cliff (this is an option, not optimal, but in fact an option) and while braking sounds nice. I don't like it so much. I scored a 1st place with a blue shell without using it cause everybody was breaking in fear.

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Old 12-13-2011, 03:56 AM
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I just got an idea. Since almost everyone is complaining about two things:
1.Blue Shell's tendency to kill you off.
2.Super Leaf's underpowered abilities.
Why don't we try to convince nintendo to add the ability to deflect a blue shell with a super leaf.
Since the only ways to deflect a blue shell is:
-Mushroom(Very rare in 1st and needs very precise timing.)
-Star(impossible for 1st place to get it)
-Bullet Bill(Same thing as Star)
Why don't we add the power I mentioned above to the super leaf?
Like that, no one would be complaining about its underpowered abilities, and pole position racers would be able to deflect the blue shell, giving pole racers a slight chance.
But of course, if super leaves had this ability, it would be made a bit rarer. But who cares? Most of its skills suck.
If this would be implemented in real life mario kart, this would reduce the amount of complaints about unfairness and would make players depend more on luck so that they can get a super leaf!
Reply pls.
Old 12-13-2011, 04:12 AM
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I said about the super leaf in my super paragraph long 1st impression thing, when I did my pin registration on Club Nintendo. I'm waiting for the post play to show up so I can post the exact same paragraph again.

I can see it now so many complaints, they take away tires and karts won't be hover karts either. And they remove the engines cause people aren't banded enough during the race.

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Both mostly love. I wish I could see the look an people's faces when I dodge a bs (aka BLUESHELL)

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Originally Posted by dragonbronze View Post
I just got an idea. Since almost everyone is complaining about two things:
1.Blue Shell's tendency to kill you off.
2.Super Leaf's underpowered abilities.
Why don't we try to convince nintendo to add the ability to deflect a blue shell with a super leaf.
Since the only ways to deflect a blue shell is:
-Mushroom(Very rare in 1st and needs very precise timing.)
-Star(impossible for 1st place to get it)
-Bullet Bill(Same thing as Star)
Why don't we add the power I mentioned above to the super leaf?
Like that, no one would be complaining about its underpowered abilities, and pole position racers would be able to deflect the blue shell, giving pole racers a slight chance.
But of course, if super leaves had this ability, it would be made a bit rarer. But who cares? Most of its skills suck.
If this would be implemented in real life mario kart, this would reduce the amount of complaints about unfairness and would make players depend more on luck so that they can get a super leaf!
Reply pls.
u right I got
Super leaf in 4 place (bumer) and mushrooms are not thatt rare I get them like for every 15-20 items YES IN 1PLACE

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If Mario Kart 7 had a 200cc or 250cc imagine the BLUESHELLS

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:58 PM
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I really like the blue shell very much. Sure, it makes me want to explode when I?m hit before the finish line (theres?s actually a blue explosion). It is part of what makes mario kart unique among other racing games. you can go from first to last in an instant and also recover very quickly. you can never know how long your first place is going to last.
If you want to play with skill only, there should be communities that don?t use items, there?s also a ton of generic racing games that aren?t this exciting.
blue shell keeps positions in constant change.