Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 6/24/14
Mario Kart 8 is a really, really fun game. There is no more enjoyable way to ruin friendships for life than plopping down in front of the TV with a bunch of people and trying to find new ways to crush the hopes of those around you. One of the most frustrating things in Mario Kart is the danger of being in first place. While that may seem counter-intuitive, it doesn’t get more aggravating than losing in a close race due to the dreaded blue shell (a shell that takes no skill to throw and which is often thrown by a person who has no chance of winning anyways. What, me? Bitter?). But did you know that there are a couple of ways to dodge the blue shell? .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Yes, you can boost through it. The timing is extremely tricky to get down but a well-timed mushroom can be the difference between victory and defeat at the hands of a lesser rival. The other way to get accused of hacks involves a new item in Mario Kart 8, the super horn. The best thing about the super horn is that there is a chance to grab it from an item box while in first place. Triggering the horn when the blue shell is about to spell your doom can save your life. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Now, take this information and yank that last shred of hope from those people you used to call friends. [Kotaku] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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