Cheats & Guides

Mario Kart 8 Cheats For Wii U

  1. Rocket Boost

    Press and hold the accelerator button when "2" stops fading in and starts fading out for a rocket boost at the start of the race.

    Contributed by: Mrakainus 

  2. Unlockable Racers

    In Grand Prix mode, get first place on any Cup in any engine class and you will be given one of 13 additional characters at random - however you can not repeat the same cup with the same engine class to earn more characters.

    Contributed by: psi_kever 

  3. Unlocking Vehicle Parts

    Vehicle parts are unlocked at random every time you get 50 coins. Once you reach 1000 coins total kart parts are unlocked every 100 coins. The only exceptions to this rule are the gold parts. You need to collect a grand total of 2,800 coins to unlock all non-gold parts. You can get coins during a race, but only the coins you have when you finish a race (max of 10 coins per race) will be added to your total. (If you play local multiplayer, all coins held by all players at the end of a race will be added to your total, allowing you to potentially get up to 40 coins per race if you have four players.)

    Contributed by: Lavapool632 

  4. Alternate Title Screen and True Ending Credits

    Complete every single cup with a first place unlocks new alternate Title Screens and unlocks the true ending credits

    Contributed by: MBBDarigon 

  5. Manually choosing the season on the Animal Crossing DLC Track

    If you hold a specific button while selecting the Animal Crossing stage with A, you can actually choose what season you play on. These are: L for Spring R for Summer zL for Autumn zR for Winter

    Contributed by: Tingloid 

  6. Grand Prix Stars

    Getting 1st place in a Grand Prix will reward you with a gold trophy and up to 3 stars based on the number of points you had.

    Earn 54 or 55 points (Two 1st and Two 2nd place finishes OR Three 1st and One 3rd or 4th Place finish) 1 Star
    Earn 57 Points (Three 1st place finishes and One 2nd place finish) 2 Stars
    Earn 60 Points (Four 1st place finishes) 3 Stars

    Contributed by: sonicfan210 

  7. Miiverse Stamps

    There are 62 Unlockable Miiverse Stamps in Mario Kart 8: 30 character stamps and 32 track stamps.

    Finish 1st in any Grand Prix with that character Character Stamp
    Beat the normal staff ghost time for track Track/Course Stamp

    Contributed by: sonicfan210 

  8. Gold Parts

    Unlockable Gold Kart parts

    Collect 10,000 Coins (Multiplayer gives players the total amount of Coins collected by all players during each race) Gold Glider
    Get at least one star (54 points or more) on every 150cc and Mirror Mode race Gold Standard Kart
    Beat all of the Time Trials Staff Ghosts OR collect a total of 15,000 Coins Gold Tires

    Contributed by: Hinoken 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by kirbydude385 267K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by super_luigi16 334K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by ABXInferno 62K

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Gold Mario

    Place first in all 12 200cc cups. Gold Mario will then be available as an alternate color for Metal Mario.

    Contributed by: LuigiSan 

  2. Choose the season on the Animal Crossing track

    When starting a race on the Animal Crossing track while playing offline in any mode other than time trials, hold one of the four shoulder buttons (L for Spring, R for Summer, ZL for Fall, or ZR for Winter) to choose the season the track appears as.

    Contributed by: LuigiSan 

  3. Turbo Boost at Start of Race

    To get a turbo boost at the start of a race, simply wait until the number 2 in the countdown appears, then hold A until the race begins. If done right, you will receive a turbo boost as soon as the race starts.

    Contributed by: Dev 

  4. How to use LAN play.

    To use LAN play, on the opening screen where it says Press "L" and "R" to play, hold down "L" and "R". While holding "L" and "R", press down on the Left Stick. At this point you may let go of those three buttons. LAN play will now be an option instead of Wireless play.

    Contributed by: CoolGuy3000 

  5. Fast Coin Farming

    1: You need two Joy-Cons, two single ones are ok, you get two if you buy the Switch.
    2: Select Multiplayer mode, then select 2 players.
    3: Select VS Race
    4: It doesnt matter which Character or Vehicle you choose, one that got Speed AND Accelerationwould be good (like Mario)
    5: While setting up your Vehicles, press the + or - on each controller and make sure the settings are like this:
    -- Auto Steering: ON
    -- Control: Joystick (motion control will NOT work)
    -- Auto Accelerate: ON
    6: After setting up the Karts, the next screen takes you to race settings. Select 200cc Race at the very top, and then copy the setting below:
    -- Teams: No Teams
    -- Items: No Items
    -- COM: No COM
    -- COM Vehicles: All Vehicles
    -- Courses: Choose
    -- Race Count: 48 Races (this number can change, however, 48 is ideal if you will be coin farming for an hour or two)
    7: After this, it is time to pick the track. Select either Mute City (last track in the Egg Cup) or Big Blue (last track in the Bell Cup) and start the race.
    8: At this point, you can set both controllers down and let the game do the rest.
    **Each race takes about 2 minutes & 30 seconds so you can complete a cup about every 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy this and go get yourself that Gold Glider! **

    Contributed by: rkuhns610 

  6. Alternative title screens

    Once having won gold trophies for all 150cc mirror and 200cc cups, alternate title screens will start to appear.

    Contributed by: jumballi 

  7. LAN Play Option

    On the main menu, press L3 while holding L and R. The "Wireless Play" option will turn in to a "LAN Play" option.

    Contributed by: IPlayVideoGames 

  8. Unlock Mii Racing Suits

    Use amiibo to get racing suits!

    Use the Smash Bros Villager or Animal Crossing series Isabelle amiibo Animal Crossing Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Bowser or Mario series Bowser amiibo Bowser Suit
    Use the Captain Falcon amiibo Captain Falcon Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Daisy amiibo or Super Mario Daisy amiibo Daisy Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Donkey Kong or Mario series Donkey Kong amiibo Donkey Kong Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Fox or Star Fox series Fox amiibo Fox Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Kirby or Kirby series Kirby amiibo Kirby Suit
    Use the 8-Bit Link, Smash Bros Link or Legend of Zelda series Link amiibo. Link Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Luigi or Mario series Luigi amiibo. Luigi Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Mario or Mario series Mario amiibo Mario Suit
    Use the Mega Man amiibo Mega Man Suit
    Use the PAC-MAN amiibo PAC-MAN Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Peach or Mario series Peach amiibo Peach Suit
    Use the Olimar amiibo Pikimin Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Rosalina or Mario series Rosalina amiibo Rosalina Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Samus or Metroid series Samus amiibo Samus Suit
    Use the Sonic amiibo Sonic Suit
    Use the Inkling Boy or Inkling Girl amiibo Splatoon Suit
    Use the Toad amiibo Toad Suit
    Use the Smash Bros Wario or Mario series Wario amiibo. Wario Suit
    Use the Woolley World Yoshi, Smash Bros Yoshi or Mario series Yoshi amiibo Yoshi Suit

    Contributed by: manueldiaz, timham25 

  9. Gold Parts

    Unlockable Gold Kart parts

    Collect 5,000 coins in total. Gold Glider
    Win every Cup with at least a single star on Mirror Mode in Grand Prix. Gold Standard Kart
    Beat every Staff Ghost in Time Trial mode at 150cc. Gold Tires

    Contributed by: butterball_88 

  10. Unlockable Parts

    Through playing Grand Prix mode, you will earn coins. Collect enough to unlock a random kart/wheel/glider part. This will continue until all regular parts are unlocked.

    Collect 30 Coins total Part 01
    Collect 60 Coins total Part 02
    Collect 90 Coins total Part 03
    Collect 120 Coins total Part 04
    Collect 150 Coins total Part 05
    Collect 180 Coins total Part 06
    Collect 210 Coins total Part 07
    Collect 240 Coins total Part 08
    Collect 270 Coins total Part 09
    Collect 300 Coins total Part 10
    Collect 330 Coins total Part 11
    Collect 360 Coins total Part 12
    Collect 390 Coins total Part 13
    Collect 420 Coins total Part 14
    Collect 450 Coins total Part 15
    Collect 500 Coins total Part 16
    Collect 550 Coins total Part 17
    Collect 600 Coins total Part 18
    Collect 650 Coins total Part 19
    Collect 700 Coins total Part 20
    Collect 750 Coins total Part 21
    Collect 800 Coins total Part 22
    Collect 850 Coins total Part 23
    Collect 900 Coins total Part 24
    Collect 950 Coins total Part 25
    Collect 1000 Coins total Part 26
    Collect 1050 Coins total Part 27
    Collect 1100 Coins total Part 28
    Collect 1150 Coins total Part 29
    Collect 1200 Coins total Part 30
    Collect 1250 Coins total Part 31
    Collect 1300 Coins total Part 32
    Collect 1350 Coins total Part 33
    Collect 1400 Coins total Part 34
    Collect 1450 Coins total Part 35
    Collect 1500 Coins total Part 36
    Collect 1600 Coins total Part 37
    Collect 1700 Coins total Part 38
    Collect 1800 Coins total Part 39
    Collect 1900 Coins total Part 40
    Collect 2000 Coins total Part 41
    Collect 2100 Coins total Part 42
    Collect 2200 Coins total Part 43
    Collect 2300 Coins total Part 44
    Collect 2400 Coins total Part 45
    Collect 2500 Coins total Part 46
    Collect 2600 Coins total Part 47
    Collect 2700 Coins total Part 48
    Collect 2800 Coins total Part 49
    Collect 2900 Coins total Part 50
    Collect 3000 Coins total Part 51
    Collect 3100 Coins total Part 52

    Contributed by: Dev, TuxedoAlex, ShadowMario3