Top Ten Mario Kart Item Ideas for Mario Kart 9

This is my third part of Mario Kart 9 prediction and I am going to talk about possible new items! I thought this would be easy but there were only a few items that actually are realistic, and 10 items got on this list! If you have any ideas for new Mario Kart items, feel free to add!
The Top Ten
Surprise Shell

when thrown, it will turn invisible so no one knows who it will hit. then when it gets close to another racer, it will turn visible and hit them.

Simple, When used this item attacks anybody on the course! You will not get attacked if you used, and the only defense is if your in 12th, The shell never attacks the person in 12

Oh wow, this is an amazingly creative list idea! I would also like to see this powerup.

I like that idea

The Robber

I do recall something like this in one game, but it stole an item from someone

It robs 2 of your coins.

When used, this sneaky crook with take a randomized about of coins from somebody, making them slower or in coin runners, less points

it takes all of your coins

Friendly Firefly

Like that idea

What this helpful firefly does, It guides you to the nearest shortcut in the track, and gives you speed mushrooms so you can make them, this item will appear ONLY in 12th place, giving them an advantage

Going Back

ok really? first of all, an item that makes everyone go backwards? sounds pretty dumb. and second, you go faster if you press a button? that's even worse. and third, it lasts for 8.1 seconds? I don't like this idea at all

I'll try to make this quick, What happens is when used, All the players except for you will move backwards for 8.1 seconds, if they press any buttons, THEY WILL MOVE BACKWARDS FASTER!

8.1 seconds? Sounds WAY too OP.

ok this just sounds stupid

Ice Flower

Of course this item is number one for me! Almost everybody is talking about this item! I only wonder how it would work, maybe you will freeze, or your steering is slippery, who knows, but it really needs to be in Mario Kart 9, and I can almost say it will!

Here's how I see it:
It acts as a fire flower, but with less range, and will freeze opponents

We have the fire flower now we need ice flower to freeze players

It's basically the fire flower, but it freezes players.

Hardcore Mode

What it does is maxes everything on the Kart, the speed, weight, everything! You might be thinking "That item sucks" but no, Players will go fast, losing control and falling off the course (Does not appear in rainbow road, or any battles)

Shouldn't this be a game mode rather than an item?

False Alarm

What will happen is that a warning siren will apply to anybody in 1st to 11th, Anybody can get this item, even the person in first! This false warning will make people FREAK OUT and waste the item they have

ok no. we are not putting a fake siren into mario kart

Dry Bones Shell

There are probably a few possibilities for this, but what I think may work well. The drybones shell unlike most shells will sit on thw track like a banana peel, however when another player or cpu comes within 5 meters it powers up and chases them, after making an impact it breaks then reforms within 20 seconds, and the process repeats. This process will happen 3 times.

There are probably a few possibilities for this, but what I think may work well. The drybones shell unlike most shells will sit on thw track like a banana peel, however when another player or cpu comes within 5 meters it powers up and chases them, after making an impact it breaks then reforms within 20 seconds, and the process repeats. This process will happen 3 times

How about it hits the player 2 places ahead

Awesome

Button Mash

What, Mario using a child pony as an item, please no!

This item will slow people down, forcing them to spam a certain button, a randomized about of times, from 3 to 9 times

stupid idea

Force Field

This item only goes to the person in first, because they get hit the most amount of times, what this does is that it prevents any items from hitting you, Force field will only be on for 12 seconds

The Contenders
Poison Mushroom

It's easy to forget that this was an item in Super Mario Kart that only CPUs could use (Peach and Toad). They would attempt to throw it at you as you drove in first place, and driving into it would cause you to shrink for a short temporary amount of time. As a new obtainable item, this item should work exactly in the same way (but also able to be dropped behind you like a banana).

As a decoy item, it should look just like the ordinary mushroom with slight differences, being either slightly off-colored like the Poison mushroom from Smash, or have it's purple design from Super Mario 3D Land.

Unlike in previous Mario kart games this one doesn't shrink you. I think that should be left to a mini mushroom. Instead a racer can place it on the ground, when a player hits it will put purple residue on your screen and make it so you can use no the items for a temporary time.

Like maybe not using items for 8 seconds or so they can't use powerups

It attacks any players you bump into.

Micro Goomba

A miniature goomba similar to the ones in New Super Mario Brothers that when thrown walks around on the track until flattened by an item, or until it gets on a kart, when on a kart the micro goomba will slow it down and lower its stats by a small amount, similar to how a coin increases stats, the more micro goombas n the kart the more its stats decrease. Luckily they can be thrown off the cart with rapid movements such as turning, speeding up, or launching into the air. I believe when a player gets this item it should actually contain multiple micro goomba to throw onto the track.

A miniature goomba that when thrown walks around on the track until flattened by an item, or until it gets on a kart, when on a kart the micro goomba will slow it down and lower its stats by a small amount, similar to how a coin increases stats, the more micro goombas n the kart the more its stats decrease. Luckily they can be thrown off the cart with rapid movements such as turning, speeding up, or launching into the air.

Like in super mario brothers cool. They should use multiple goombas in the powerup.

It's like a fake item box, but TINY.

Shine Sprite

This would be like the opposite of the Thunder Cloud. When you get it, it appears on top of your head, but if you get hit (or maybe get bumped into), then they the person who hit you takes it. Whoever has it after 10-20 seconds would receive quintuple (5) mushrooms.

This item sounds like a lot of fun!

that would be fun

1Up Mushroom

Also a very known item in the Mario World which has yet to appear in Mario Kart. If you get this item, it will work like a shield for you: it will block every item hit: Bananas, Shells, and even Stars and Lightning Bolts! EVERY item! Probably it will appear in the first places.

Just gives you a shield that will deflect on item upon it hitting you. It can also deflect certain obstacles.

It should raise all your stats to the limit for a small period of time: speed, handling, weight, etc.

I was thinking this same idea. It would be perfect.

Hammer

Hammer Bro was going to be in Mario Kart Wii in its beta, but if Hammer Bro makes it onto Mario Kart 9, then having a hammer item that functions for a few seconds while constantly pounding like crazy when crushing items/opponents, much like in the original Donkey Kong (1981) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, would sound like a great item.

Or perhaps have a bunch (like 7-10ish) amount of hammers to throw at opponents functioning much like how Bowser throws hammers in Super Mario Bros. and how Hammer Bro does so in Super Mario Bros. 3, which would cause players to spin out when hit or when they drive into a hammer on the ground, would definitely sound like a great item indeed.

When this item is received a player can throw 10 to 15 hammers which bounce up and down twice then break.

Black Shell

Seeing it in the arcade version it has a average change along with the gold shell.

Oh I already added this to the list and I realize this works exactly like the Bowling Bomb. But this one works like a Red Shell: it moves to the one in front of you and explodes there. I also got other Shell ideas:
Yellow Shell: The person it hits becomes a Star
Spiny Shell, which is also on this list
Rainbow Shell: It first acts like a Red Shell [it hits the one in front of you], then it acts like a Blue Shell [it goes to number one], then it acts like a Green Shell [it takes five hits before it is out] and if it hits somebody, it works like this Black Shell [it explodes] and it ends like a Yellow Shell, dropping a Star. Too unrealistic...

One person said that the black shell is going to be like the spiny she’ll but will hit the one in front of you but will explode

Mini Mushroom

Here's the deal, if Mario kart 9 also had 12 racers, than this item can be obtained from 4th-9th (unless it's like Mario kart 8 where you can literary get a golden mushroom in 5th). Anyways, it's sort of like the thundercloud from Mario kart WII (but not as bad as that item). You use it and you become mini for about 10-15 seconds. Before I get argued, let me explain some things, 1. you can use it at any time, 2. you can't "spread" the item, 3. it's WAY better than the thundercloud! So while you're small, you obtain more speed every second (like thundercloud) until the item wears off, or someone bumps into you and you get squished (you're still mini when you get squished but if any of you are real Mario Kart fans, you should know that being squashed reduces speed). Here's where it gets better, while you're still vulnerable to any other item as normal (in addition to the risk of getting squashed by other racers), the lighting bolt will benefit you. Sure you'll still spin around and lose ...more

Maybe there would be shortcuts that are mini pipes like in New Super Mario Bro’s DS and you could use it for that. Also off road does not affect you and you can get shortcuts by driving on top of the water.

you throw it and it stays on the course. if another racer touches it, they shrink. like the lightning, how long they stay small depends on the place they were in when they got hit. does not appear in 10th, 11th, or 12th place

you throw this and if a racer goes over it, they get smaller. how long they stay small depends on they place your in when you hit it

Spiny Shell

You know Lakitu? You probably do. He is the person that starts every race. So adding him in Mario Kart 8 as a character might not be a perfect idea. But he is also known for throwing his Spiny Shells at you. Do you know that? Spiny Shells are Shells that walk like a Goomba when they stop rolling. And that is exactly how it will work!

Doesn't sound to op and I would love to see that in the next mario kart game!

The proper name for blue shells are spiny shells. A new name is needed.

Blue Shell The spiny shell, commonly referred to as the blue shell, is a well-known power-up item of the Mario Kart series of video games.

this one would be cool if it had the wings. for anyone who doesn't know what this does, it automaticlly locks on and chases after whoever is in 1st place. then they dive towards the player and blow up

They should add the wings back

WAIT! WAIT! Before you say this item sucks, it acts like a red Shell and whoever it hits get frozen for 3-6 seconds giving the person in last an advantage, Only appears in 10-12 place

Red Spiny Shell

Like the Blue Spin Shell, but targets the player in front of you.

So an explosive red shell

Orange Shells

Could be any color really, it's a shell you'd get in the top 3 or 5 and this shell would act as a red shell only it would target the racer behind you.

Green Spiny Shell

Essentially an explosive green shell

Like the Blue Spiny Shell except instead of targeting the person in first, it bounces around around five times, or until making impact with a racer, once it has done so it explodes like a blue shell.

Volt Shroom

If you hit any players you squish them AND attack them AND slow down their speed for 5 secs. Only for players 8-12 or if 8 players 6-8.

I will give a very short explanation [or I will try]: The Volt Shroom turns you electric, and everybody who hits you, gets a shock and slows down until he acquires a speed of 0mph. Short enough?

this item basically works like the lighting

Ztar

You may not know this item, but it is a bad star! In several Mario Party games, you would lose a Star when getting this. But in Mario Kart it would work totally different: if you get the Ztar, you can't decide to use it or not: you will slow down, and every single tiny hit makes you spin! A bad item, but I am a fan of this one!

Cool idea, but maybe drop it on the track instead of being harmed by your own item.

An anti-item worse than the thunder cloud? No thanks.

Oil

As it appears in I think SNES Mario Circut 4, there is that oil that makes you spin around, this item does the exact same thing, (Does not appear on Rainbow Road, Only appears in 11-12th place

You can throw this item on the ground and then oil leaks out of the container. If a player touches the oil they spin out for a couple of seconds.

You can throw this item and oil will leak out on the ground. If a racer touches the oil they spin out for a couple of seconds.

it would make opponents slip

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