Alternate Title Screen
Win gold cups for 50cc, 100cc and 150cc on every set of courses and the title screen will change.
Avoid Spinning Out
If you start spinning out all you have to do is press B and a little music note should show up that relieves you from spinning out.
In the Mushroom Cup use the following
Any character will do
In the Flower Cup use the following
In the Star Cup use the following
In the Special Cup use the following
Over all i would use Bowser or DK(Donkey Kong).
Chances of rare items
Wheb racing the Grand prix the chances of finding rare items like Thunder, Spike Shell, and Star are different at different places your at when you get a item box. 8-5 place, there are better chances of getting these items.
On dk jungle parkway at the beging of the level turn around and go in the caves beging and turn around then drive on the road to the end of the cave befor you exit the cave at the wall on the left you chould go throu the wall and in water then you will get taken out of the water and put at the beging of the cave know drive to finsh line and will advance a lap.
Have u ever noticed the way the computers are a little faster then u? well they have a little advanage. They are faster then you even if u are toad and u are racing mario the slowes person! Its very unfair you are saying to yourself but think about it. if they didnt cheat there would be no challenge.
Here are some things they cheat on.
They are faster then.
If u try to hit them with a red shell,etc it mite just stop them and not send them flying like normal.
And there very annoying.
To access a new mode called Extra, win every cup with a gold trophy (50cc, 100cc and 150cc) and you will get a new mode under 150cc named Extra. This is where you are fast and all courses are back to front.
If you reached the golden cup in the 150 cc level of Mario Grand Prix, you will get an extra level. A new titlescreen appears and you can race all the courses mirrored.
HUGE shortcut on wario land
At the very beginning of this track there are some small bumps, when you are heading for them veer left (or right if you are playing in extra) into the first one so you are facing straight at the wall, (this is the hard bit), when you hit the wall press the "R" button, this will jump you over the wall and you will be halfway through the coarse allready. (you have to press "R" at the exact time you hit the wall, not before or after). This can be used on the 2nd and 3rd laps aswell.
Koopa Troopa Beach
Go through the cave via the jump. Use the mushroom powerups to make it, or jump without one at the edge of the jump.
Mushroom cup cheat
At the beach level there is a lake to the left of a clif-tunnel. Drive in to the lake but only a little bit and up again and then you will notice that you are at first place. You shouldn´t drive in to something then you will become the place you were at before.
On Kalimari Desert, turn left onto the second set of train tracks that you cross. Make sure you have a SUPER STAR, or this trick will not work. When you come to the tunel, hit the trigger(z) just before you enter the tunnel. Some time after you have entered the tunnel, it should tell you that you are on the next lap! Now get back off the tracks just after the tunnel, and if you were close enough, you should be in first place!
Shortcut in Kalamari Desert
To do this shortcut you must have either a star or golden mushroom. Enter on the second railway track and use your star or mushroom befor you enter the tunnel. You will be way ahead of everyone else.
Super Cheap Shortcut in Frappe Snowland !
This is the best shortcut ever! After you read this, you can surprise your friends with an awesome shortcut! Near the end of the track you will enter a valley of ice mountains. After that is a bridge leading to the finish. BEFORE you touch the ice ground, jump from the bridge onto the snow(sideline). Continue AROUND the finish (when you pass the finish you will be on your second lap) and swerve to the left or right depending on which side you jumped on. When you pass the "out of bounds" area, the lakitu will place you before the finish line. Go through it and you will be on your third lap! This saves about one minute of time! If you miss the jump, try again or do it again at the end of the second lap.
When the light goes blue, press the gas instantly to make a turbo start.
This one you will have to practice. At the first few hills, make speed and try to jump across the wall. You will now be at the half of the circuit.
Go to the spot in the maze where all the roads melt to one road again. Stay on the right, and make a sharp left slide across the edge when there is no fence anymore. When you perform it well, you will land on the road at the left. This is gonna be a hard one to practice.