Most Overrated Mario Kart Items

So yeah I like a large majority of items. However some are just plain overrated. This is based on how good the item is, how many games it's been in since it's debut and how often it appears. I will try to focus on generally well liked items.

The Top Ten

1 Bowser Shell

It's a giant green shell. That's it.

2 Giant Banana

Just an oversized banana. That's it.

3 Fake Item Box

Completely useless. Anyone with more than 5 minutes experience can recognize it instantly.

I hate how it can't defend a green shell. Even a banana can do that - Randomator

4 Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt

It's in every Mario kart game since Mario kart 64. It strikes maybe 1-2 times per race. It zaps and shrinks anyone in front of you. However your almost guaranteed to not get one person at least.

5 Mushroom Mushroom

The skilled players can dodge blue shells with it, you know.

It's nice for shortcuts but nothing more than that. The triple is way better

6 Super Leaf Super Leaf

A lot of people hate this item though - Randomator

This item is not that good. Bananas and green shells do the job better.

7 Bom Omb

It's so hard to hit someone. You have to aim perfectly. And you also have to avoid being It's victim.

8 Super Horn

It made MK easier for noobs, something a game should never do.

The only downside is you can only use it once - Randomator

It may have only been in one game. But it's popular just because the blue shell.

9 Gold Mushroom

Am I the only one who hates getting this? It’s nice to get speed but it’s almost too much if that makes sense - Randomator

It's nice but almost too much.

10 Blue Shell Blue Shell

I’d say it’s a pretty hated item - Randomator

Yep this is the most controversial item. You either love it or hate it. But in reality it gets too much attention.

Useful if you're at the back of the line. If you're not, well, damn - TwilightKitsune

The Contenders

11 Chain Chomp Chain Chomp

Bullet is overall better

12 Piranha Plant Piranha Plant

It's only good for eating stuff in front of you. You are completely vulnerable from behind - Randomator

13 POW Block
14 Blooper Blooper Bloopers (Often Referred To Bloobers Until Paper Mario, Though Blooper was in use beforehand) are Squid-Like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in the Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party more.

Not overrated because everyone hates it

15 Lucky 7
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