* CharacterTiers: It pretty much goes along with top speed. [[TookALevelInBadass PAL!Penta]] is not superior to Advanced characters due to his "better" handling which means he can't boost in a straight line as effectively.
* ThatOneBoss: Pinstripe. Oh. So. Very. Much. Stupid endless bowling bombs, plus the one track that has almost no railings (akin to Rainbow Road). He has excellent accuracy with them too, so good luck if you are behind him!
** However, there is a way to cheat in the Hot Air Skyway (Pinstripe's track) that involves reaching a certain point where two parts of the track run parallel to each other and jumping across the barrier between them, giving you a huge lead.
** N. Oxide's Ghosts in Time Trial mode. ''Especially'' the one on Blizzard Bluff, who pulls off a shortcut deemed barely possible without a Mask or Speed Boost... [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard without a Mask or Speed Boost.]]