History YMMV / MarioKart

6th Feb '18 11:43:31 AM Anddrix
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** Despite serving as [[HellIsThatNoise one of the opposing tropes]] when you're going to be on the receiving end, hearing a Blue Shell's signature jet-like rushing sound when you're in one of the better positions that isn't its target, ''especially'' second place, is almost always a great relief.

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** Despite serving as [[HellIsThatNoise one of the opposing tropes]] tropes when you're going to be on the receiving end, hearing a Blue Shell's signature jet-like rushing sound when you're in one of the better positions that isn't its target, ''especially'' second place, is almost always a great relief.
6th Feb '18 11:28:24 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The distinctive, deep whooshing sound of a Blue Shell being unleashed and rushing towards its victim is this, especially when you're in first place. It's often audible long before it arrives, too, since many tracks have things like bridges or jumps over previous parts of the track, leaving the dread hanging in the air building up to its arrival.
17th Dec '17 2:44:39 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The Lightning Bolt as well, which it really shouldn't be considering it affects everyone else with it, with characters closer to the lead being affected for longer periods. The problem comes from it being rigged to happen too often and making you often lose your defensive item just as a red shell is coming. And of course, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will coordinate its racers so that they'll use a Spiny Shell just before they use the Lightning]][[note]](If it used the lightning first, like two human players might do, it would destroy the Spiny Shell)[[/note]], [[HumiliationConga setting first place up for a distressingly common one-two punch.]] To make matters worse, if the lightning bolt strikes you while your glider is deployed, it disappears as you fall into the abyss below. Unlike the Spiny Shell, which got a foil in the Super Horn in ''8'', there's ''no'' way to purposefully protect yourself from this (you ''can'' try to fall off course and hope that the lighting strikes when Lakitu is dragging you back on the road, but it's more or less a fluke). Once again, ''Arcade GP'' mericfully doesn't have this item.

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** The Lightning Bolt as well, which it really shouldn't be considering it affects everyone else with it, with characters closer to the lead being affected for longer periods. The problem comes from it being rigged to happen too often and making you often lose your defensive item just as a red shell is coming. And of course, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will coordinate its racers so that they'll use a Spiny Shell just before they use the Lightning]][[note]](If it used the lightning first, like two human players might do, it would destroy the Spiny Shell)[[/note]], [[HumiliationConga setting first place up for a distressingly common one-two punch.]] To make matters worse, if the lightning bolt strikes you while your glider is deployed, it disappears as you fall into the abyss below. Unlike the Spiny Shell, which got a foil in the Super Horn in ''8'', there's ''no'' way to purposefully protect yourself from this (you ''can'' try to fall off course and hope that the lighting strikes when Lakitu is dragging you back on the road, but it's more or less a fluke). Once again, ''Arcade GP'' mericfully mercifully doesn't have this item.
17th Dec '17 2:44:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The Lightning Bolt as well, which it really shouldn't be considering it affects everyone else with it, with characters closer to the lead being affected for longer periods. The problem comes from it being rigged to happen too often and making you often lose your defensive item just as a red shell is coming. And of course, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will coordinate its racers so that they'll use a Spiny Shell just before they use the Lightning]][[note]](If it used the lightning first, like two human players might do, it would destroy the Spiny Shell)[[/note]], [[HumiliationConga setting first place up for a distressingly common one-two punch.]] To make matters worse, if the lightning bolt strikes you while your glider is deployed, it disappears as you fall into the abyss below. Unlike the Spiny Shell, which got a foil in the Super Horn in ''8'', there's ''no'' way to purposefully protect yourself from this (you ''can'' try to fall off course and hope that the lighting strikes when Lakitu is dragging you back on the road, but it's more or less a fluke).

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** The Lightning Bolt as well, which it really shouldn't be considering it affects everyone else with it, with characters closer to the lead being affected for longer periods. The problem comes from it being rigged to happen too often and making you often lose your defensive item just as a red shell is coming. And of course, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will coordinate its racers so that they'll use a Spiny Shell just before they use the Lightning]][[note]](If it used the lightning first, like two human players might do, it would destroy the Spiny Shell)[[/note]], [[HumiliationConga setting first place up for a distressingly common one-two punch.]] To make matters worse, if the lightning bolt strikes you while your glider is deployed, it disappears as you fall into the abyss below. Unlike the Spiny Shell, which got a foil in the Super Horn in ''8'', there's ''no'' way to purposefully protect yourself from this (you ''can'' try to fall off course and hope that the lighting strikes when Lakitu is dragging you back on the road, but it's more or less a fluke). Once again, ''Arcade GP'' mericfully doesn't have this item.
16th Dec '17 2:35:38 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In versions of ''Arcade GP'' that have cards, once you purchase a card and pick a character, you can only ever use that character when playing on your card; in order to use other characters with a card, you'll have to purchase more cards. This was fixed in ''Arcade GP 2'', where you can now pick another character every time you start a credit.

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** In versions of ''Arcade GP'' that have cards, once you purchase a card and pick a character, you can only ever use that character when playing on your card; in order to use other characters with a card, you'll have to purchase more cards. [[note]]This is probably a holdover from ''VideoGame/WanganMidnightMaximumTune'', another Bandai Namco Amusement game that uses cards. It makes sense in ''Maximum Tune'' due to the whole "tuning a car and making it more powerful" gimmick, but there's no kart-tuning in ''Arcade GP'' to justify the character lock.[[/note]] This was fixed in ''Arcade GP 2'', where you can now pick another character every time you start a credit.
16th Dec '17 2:32:51 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In versions of ''Arcade GP'' that have cards, once you purchase a card and pick a character, you can only ever use that character when playing on your card; in order to use other characters with a card, you'll have to purchase more cards. This was fixed in ''Arcade GP 2'', where you can now pick another character every time you start a credit.
16th Dec '17 2:05:52 PM MrLoser
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** The DLC characters in ''8''. While there are fans who love the crossover aspect and don't mind Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario, others see them as a waste of money, or feel that ''Zelda'' and ''Animal Crossing'' don't gel well with the ''Mario'' universe.

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** The DLC characters in ''8''. While there are fans who love the crossover aspect and don't mind Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario, others see them as a waste of money, or feel that ''Zelda'' and ''Animal Crossing'' don't gel go well with the ''Mario'' universe.
16th Dec '17 2:05:52 PM MrLoser
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11th Dec '17 9:12:21 PM HarpieSiren
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* AmericansHateTingle: Metal Mario is a BaseBreakingCharacter overseas, as he is seen as a "lazy Mario clone", but Japanese players absolutely ''worship'' him.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Metal Mario is a BaseBreakingCharacter overseas, as he is seen as a "lazy Mario clone", but Japanese players absolutely ''worship'' him. Zigzagged, however, in that Metal Mario technically ''was'' created in Japan.
1st Dec '17 7:48:20 AM Gosicrystal
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** Similarly, snaking in ''Mario Kart DS''. Some took advantage of it, while others (derogatorily referred to as {{Scrub}}s by the other side of the base) thought it was cheating. And others don't mind either way.

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** Similarly, snaking Snaking in ''Mario Kart DS''. Some took advantage of it, while others (derogatorily referred to as {{Scrub}}s by the other side of the base) thought it was cheating. And others don't mind either way.


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** The triple red shell. You easily lose 6 seconds if the racer behind you throws you all three in succession, which is actually ''worse'' than the infamous blue shell's explosion.
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