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. - Gametheorysucks

2 Giant Banana

Just an oversized banana. That's it. - Gametheorysucks

3 Fake Item Box

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

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. - Gametheorysucks

5 Super Leaf Super Leaf

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

6 Bom Omb

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

7 Mushroom Mushroom

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

8 Super Horn

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

9 Gold Mushroom

It's nice but almost too much. - Gametheorysucks

10 Blue Shell Blue Shell

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

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

The Contenders

11 Piranha Plant

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

12 Chain Chomp
13 POW Block
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