Best Mario Kart Items

The Top Ten
1 Bullet Bill

The Bullet Bill is just like the Chain Chomp but better. First of all it goes faster, and second, it makes you invincible (you are still vulnerable when using the Chain Chomp).

My biggest problem is that it's not going to come up unless you're doing poorly. On top of that, something that "does the racing for you" eliminates the point of the game!

Used to be a fan of it, but as of Mario Kart 8, you only get in when you’re really far behind, unintentionally giving off the impression that the game needs to pick you up and drag you to a reasonable spot.

2 Star

Mario Kart Wii Maple Treeway Strategy:Immediately do Shortcut Shroomless and Watch The Counter Go to 10th. Get The Item Found on the Shortcut. You can get a Star or a Bullet or something and watch the Counter Go to 1st with your star or Bullet or Something. You also have a chance to get the Star in the leaf Pile first.

Get it at 3rd to last place. I think you go about 2x faster. You can slow down Bullet Bills by going in front of them. You can still steer not like Bullet Bill so you can go where ever you want; nocking out other karts along the way! JUST BE WARNED: It dosn't last for the rest of the race; so be carful!

3 Triple Red Shells

This one pretty much gives you one extra place with the luckiest times being moved up three whole placements. Plus, it makes people super angry if you hit them with all three on purpose.

These are so good. You can just spam the L button and hit everyone with your red shells of awesomeness.

I once went a whole race with triple red shells and I only lost 1 if any.

4 Golden Mushroom

While it may not be the most effective, it's a game about having fun, and what's more fun than crashing into everyone else and sending them spiraling out of control?

I love the concept of this item and it came out phenomenal. You can just mash the trigger constantly and zoom past everybody.

It's like you get three mushrooms, except it's all in one and you get to use it more than three times. Quite useful I must say

5 Lightning Bolt

This is probably my favorite item. It shrinks everyone, except for the people with stars

Love this item! Everyone loses their items while you can zip right by them!

my brother was playing mario kart on my switch (I let him) and when he got hit by the lightning he said that this game is an insult to the laws of physics becuase lightning is supposed to make you go faster LOL.

6 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.

The winged spiny shell isn't that helpful but the wingless version is. Not only it blows up on the first place kart, it can hit the other karts in it's way too!

The ultimate friendship ender; this item is what has put Mario Kart alongside Mario Party as a game you play with your friends if you want more enemies.

This item will chase and explode on the person in first place. If you're if first, and you get it, it will explode on you. A perfert timed mushroon boost will avoid it.

7 Chain Chomp Chain Chomps, known as Wanwan in Japan, are metal, barking ball-and-chain like creatures that are restrained by Chains and are a main enemy in the Mario franchise.

This item should come back in the next mario kart game

The chain chomp is a cool item in mario kart double dash, it cool to help you catch up when your in last place or something

8 Super Horn

When it was first introduced, just about EVERYONE got excited because it was made to DESTROY the blue shell and they want REVENGE on the item that cost them so many victories.

You are wrong, darthvadern. Mushrooms can help boost out of spiny shells, only for legitimately skilled players, unlike you. Boom, roasted!

Pretty good if there's a lotta opponents around ya

9 Red Shell
10 Winged Spiny Shell

Oh my gosh I hard this once I was in first place and then one came and I lost the race and the cup. Which was the Class Championship not At school

This is the blue bomb that hits the racers that are either in 1st or 2nd place

Getting hit by it is bad, but at least it is part of the competition.

The Contenders
11 Mega Mushroom

It's just so satisfying squashing everyone

It's kinda hard to hit people with this

Mega Mushroom is very underrated.

12 Lucky 7

"The lucky seven huh? More like, we're out of ideas seven" - Nathaniel Bandy

13 Triple Mushroom

Time trials could not survive without this.

You can use tons of shortcuts with it

14 Big Mushroom

You can smash anyone and it is easy to avoid

15 8 Power Up

You get 8 items, but I always just end up throwing them all over the place instead of strategically using them. AND IT HAS A BLOOPER.

I think this is a little better than Lucky 7, but to improve this item, instead of coin, you get a blue shell in the group.

*Crazy 8. But it's slightly better than Lucky Seven due to the addition of one coin

16 Triple Banana

They're good for blocking shells

17 Heart

This is a good item to defend yourself with. I still wish that it could protect you from three items instead of two, and that a heart wouldn't get wasted when you hit a Mushroom or Star.

Bowser shells as Peach! Time for revenge on being kidnaped so mmaannyy times!

You steal items with it so yeah

18 Crazy 8
19 Boo

This item will get more popular as people get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (for the Nintendo Switch), because it's so awesome! It makes you invincible and invisible plus you steal stuff from other people!

Steal an item from a random person! You could steal a Bob-omb or a Star or a Bullet Bill or a Gold Mushroom or maybe, if you are unlucky, a Coin. You seem to get these more often in first place...

Steals your opponent's item: Only can be good if it gets you something like a red shell.

20 Thunderbolt

If you don't have the bullet bill/chain chomp or a golden mushroom to do your work, then the thunderbolt can. It's extremely useful to catch up because it slows down the karts because it shrinks them and you can flatten it,

They help you catch up the race, and you gotta send it to another player so you don't shrink. Very underrated and unique power-up

This item helps you catch up and you can chain it in last and have a 8th or 12th place box in the top half of the pack.

21 Mushroom

Use it in danger situations and shortcuts!

22 Fire Flower
23 Triple Green Shell

You get two more tries from using this cool item.

24 Feather

It was a nice idea for Nintendo to bring the Feather item back to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

... but as a battle mode exclusive.

25 Piranha Plant The Piranha Plant, known as the Pakkun Flower in Japan, is a plant species from the Mario franchise which usually appears as a leafy green stalk topped with a white-spotted red or green globe, with a maw lined with sharp teeth reminiscent of piranhas.

Great one! It gives you boost but also attacks other players

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