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

Nintendo is great, to adding this item is a mistake. Items are supposed to help you not shrink you

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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)

No one evencares about how many coins they have!

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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.

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

This items only point is to annoy your opponents!

In Mario kart 8, the black blob covers a tiny bit of the screen - Harri666

Anyone who believes that this is useful is a LOSER!

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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! "

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

Someone throw this pathetic thing in the steamer. - BlueSheepYT

This item is meant ti punish those who are actually GOOD at the game. That is messed up. Plus, it doesn’t help YOU when you use it, it only harms the person you will likely never catch up to.

5 Lightning
6 Boo
7 Fake Item Box

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

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8 POW Block

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
10 Banana

The Newcomers

? Chain Chomp

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

? Banana Peel Banana Peel

The Contenders

11 Green Shell Green Shell
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

Super Horn helps in MK8.

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13 Yoshi Egg

Like homing red shells, but MUCH weaker - Harri666

14 Boomerang Flower
15 Super Leaf

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

It lasts too long and is mostly pointless - Harri666

16 Cape Feather
17 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

18 Super Horn
19 Triple Bananas
20 Triple Green Shells
21 Mushroom
22 Red Shell

No! They're good! - TeamRocket747

23 Fire Flower


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List Stats

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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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