Worst Mario Kart Items

The Top Ten

1 Thunder Cloud

The thundercloud should be #1. Do you want to know why? The coin sucks, but it's better than getting no item at all, it gives you 2 coins and a tiny speed boost. In my opinion, the coin should be #3. The blooper...well it pretty much does nothing. It gives you worse handling, but the stat decrease is so small that you can't even notice it, so the blooper should be #2. However, the thundercloud is the only item that is WORSE than nothing. After a certain amount of time, it zaps you like a lightning bolt. Sure, it can be passed on to other players, but more often than not, the other racers aren't close to you. Furthermore, at the positions you get the thundercloud in, you could've gotten actual good items to help you catch up. You may say that the thundercloud gives you a tiny speed boost, but it does not nearly make up for the zap at the end.

I hate these damn things! I know it can be passed on to other players, but what if you get it when there's nobody near you? I hate when that happens!

I can't decide if it's thunder cloud or Blue shall I CHOOSE THIS. Why? If you are way ahead in first place and have nobody to bump into your in trouble

More like a power down.

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2 Coin

There is no pluses to the coin power-up. Come on, see if you can come up with a reason that coins are not total trash. And don't say, "but they make you faster the more you collect! " BECAUSE THE SPEED INCREASE IS SO SMALL, IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE THE SMALLEST DIFFERENCE! Maybe Nintendo didn't think to look a this list before making Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Because this is still in the game! Oh, well. We can't win every time.

Coins are useless. They do nothing. Get hit by a red shell. Lose 3. Hit by a blue shell. Same as last time. They don't defend you,they don't even do anything and at least 20 times during the race track YOU ALWAYS LOSE THEM. I would rather get a green shell because that thing is actually useful to block other stuff. Doesn't even make you go that faster. Doesn't make the game fun or entertaining. Vehicle customizations? I collected more than ten coins in two races and guess what. NOTHING HAPPENS. No one cares how much you got. They vehicle customizations you earn are some weird motorcycle, wheels the size of pennies, and flying thing you don't even need.USELESS

I'm not talking about the coins laying on the course, I'm talking about the ones gotten from Item Panels in Super Mario Kart. (the ones that do nothing other than give you two coins)

It sucks when a red shell is coming towards you and you grab an item box and get this! - darthvadern

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3 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 ...read more.

Can't the blooper be a single-player exclusive? In multiplayer it does nothing to the racers affected except not being able to see the gorgeous graphics in front of them. I want this thing removed from Mario Kart, it's useless! - BlueBobYT

These items are useless! They do nothing to the players in front of you! Why was this confirmed for Mario Kart 8?!

This should be first honestly, the coin gives you a tiny speed boost and the thunder cloud, while a troll item, you can get to first palce easier and you can just pass it to another player, this thing dose nothing except inking your screen! The worst honestly - darthvadern

While playing against AI it's absolutely useless - B1ueNew

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4 Blue Shell 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 thing is not suppose to help you win. It is only suppose to help the leader lose. "NO! NOT ANOTHER BLUE SHELL! "

OH MY GOD THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1, You Wanna Know Why, Because When I'm In First Place I Often Get Hit With This

On multiplayer mode, its actually kinda hilarious how my friend(who is normally RIGHT behind me) & I get thrown up into the air. However, believe it or not, the person who launched that shell was none other than her sister

It's not bad, it good, it's fair for people who suck at Mario Kart - darthvadern

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5 Boo

The boo is 4th best mario kart item because this item turns you invisible for 10 seconds you can't get hit with spiny shells lighting bolts nothing it also steals the most powerful item and I am happy that it has returned in mario kart 8 deluxe and it will steal the most powerful item in the game and in the old games it would fail and get you no item but if there is nothing to steal in mario kart 8 deluxe you get a mushroom, triple mushroom and rarest bullet bill how do I know this well I test it so that's why I think you should the boo in the 4th best mario kart item

The boo really isn't that bad of an item, even though the boo can leave you with nothing, you're invincible for 10 seconds as well. And it gets better if you get a GOOD ITEM. - BlueBobYT

Why s the boo here he is a great item

I never saw the appeal for it - darthvadern

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6 Lightning

It's good in Mario Kart 7 when you can crush players who have been affected by it, but in other games it's not that useful - darthvadern

Whats the lighting doing here it should be the 6'th best item

7 Fake Item Box

These are like Bananas, but you can't block anything with them!

I have no idea who falls for these... - TheYoshiOverlord

A worse version of the banana - darthvadern

In the original appearance. It is useful to mix them with the Item Boxes, but always gets nerfed...

8 POW Block

I actually like the POW block, it requires some skill to avoid and it's great for you - darthvadern

This item is so annoying

The dumb thing is, YOU GET AFFECTED BY IT EVEN WHEN YOU USE IT! Most STUPID ITEM EVER! Let's hope Nintendo removes this dumb item

9 Bob-omb Bob-omb

I hate the bob-omb item, I aim too badly and get myself affected - BlueBobYT

You can't even aim with this trash - B1ueNew

Who needs Bob-Ombs when there's triple red shells? - darthvadern

10 Banana

It's not bad! Sure it's not effective but it's great for defending yourself! - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Green Shell Green Shell

See my comment for banana, same here except even better since it's so satysfying hitting people with these shells! - darthvadern

12 Spiny Shell

I am in first place, I see a blue shell, it hits me good! This item definitely the worst evil item in history!

This isn't A Bad item. Its for item Balancing, it makes the game more fair

So bad it's put twice! - BlueSheepYT

Already on the list! - darthvadern

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13 Yoshi Egg

It's the same as the red shell, no real need for this item - darthvadern

Like homing red shells, but MUCH weaker - Harri666

14 Boomerang Flower

Decent item - darthvadern

15 Super Leaf

I think this should be #2, this item serves not a SINGLE use in races, battle-mode exclusive would've been better. You have this leaf stuck to your tail, only being able to take down the karts that are basically about to bump into yours. You can't grab another item with this thing on, You could've got a RED SHELL. Thank my eggs that it's been in only 1 game. - BlueBobYT

It's great in battle mode, however in regular races it's just pointless! - darthvadern

This item saved me once but killed me every other time.

It lasts too long and is mostly pointless - Harri666

16 Triple Bananas

I keep on getting these things over and over and it gets annoying

They're great! - darthvadern

17 Cape Feather

Only good in Battle Mode - darthvadern

18 Bullet Bill

Some dummy just added this contender. This is the best item ever. So why is it here?

This item is overrated. It can drop you to the worst places possible, it makes bad players win.

This item Is for noobs

You're trolling right? This is the best item! I don't think it's even subjective - darthvadern

19 Red Shell

Huh? They're among the best! - darthvadern

This is one of the best

No! They're good! - TeamRocket747

20 Chain Chomp

It's a frustrating version of the Bullet Bill, it tracks like Rainbow Road when you get this you just sigh - darthvadern

It can pull you off the track and doesn't even make you go faster like a bullet bill.

21 Golden Mushroom Golden Mushroom

What? It's excellent! - darthvadern

22 Super Horn

Good item - darthvadern

23 Triple Green Shells

They're great! - darthvadern

24 Mushroom

What? They're so helpful! - darthvadern

25 Fire Flower

This is excellent! It's a better version of Red / Green Fire from Mario Kart: Double Dash! - darthvadern


26 Banana Peel

Already on the list! - darthvadern

27 Crazy 8

I hate this it is confusing when you need to press the item button and it is possible for other racers to steal them

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List Stats

100 votes
27 listings
4 years, 268 days old

Top Remixes

1. Blue Shell
2. Coin
3. Lightning
1. Coin
2. Thunder Cloud
3. Blooper
1. Thunder Cloud
2. POW Block
3. Coin


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