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Mario Kart 64 [N64]
Press A to accelerate at the instant between the dimming of the second light and the flashing of the blue light at the start of the race. Performed correctly, your kart will rapidly accelerate ahead of the other racers. Note that accelerating too soon will result in a spin out.
Banana peel recovery:
When a banana peel is run over, immediately hold the brake for one second, then accelerate to avoid skidding or losing a balloon in battle mode.
Align your kart behind the next racer. Wisps of air will appear from the sides of your kart. The small speed increase that your kart will gain should be enough to pass the racer that is being followed.
Hold R to slide around a corner, and press the Analog-stick to steer in the direction of the turn, then to the opposite direction. The smoke from your kart will change from white to yellow if done correctly. Continue to hold R and repeat the steering motion with the Analog-stick to change the smoke from yellow to red. Release R once the smoke becomes red. The speed of your kart should increase for a few seconds.
After falling off a course, watch as Lukita places your kart back on the track. Press A when your kart is two or three tire widths from the track to immediately resume the race.
Win the gold cup in the 150cc class. After the Nintendo 64 is reset, the title screen will change to confirm that mirrored courses are enabled. Enter the 150cc option under GP mode to access the courses. Note that when racing the mirrored Toads' Turnpike, you will be going against the traffic.
Mario 64 castle:
Follow the yellow road to the right of the big jump on the Royal Raceway course to reach the castle from Mario 64.
1. Press and hold R and the joystick while turning. (Left or Right it doesn't matter)
2. Behind the car dust should be coming out in the form of a V then it will change to a gray E.
3. (If turning left) Click the control stick right then back left. The E's should now turn yellow.
4. Repeat and the E's should turn red.
5. Release R and you car will get a burst of speed.
6. Note the moving of the stick changes how hard your car is turning, keep your car in control.
7. Try this trick on Rainbow Road, you can do it three or four times in one turn. (This is essential for beating the computer in the harder levels)
Shortcut in Royal Raceway:
When you off the big self prepelled ramp take asharp left and if you make it you will be right by the finish lineif you don`t make it you`ll run into the mountain or you`ll just miss.
Rainbow road shortcut:
After you start, when the hill starts to go down turn and jump of the side of the road. It takes good timing and practice to know when to jump but it cuts off about a quarter of the race.
View Mario Raceway record:
Press R at the title screen to see the best time trial record for Mario Raceway.
Course ghost racers:
Enter time trial mode and complete a course, beating the time indicated below. Then, select "Retry" to race the course again. The phrase "Now Meet the Course Ghost" will appear. The course ghosts are automatically saved to the cartridge for future replay without beating the course time again.
Mario Raceway 1'30"00
Luigi Raceway 1'52"00
Royal Raceway 2'40"00
You can protect yourself from getting hit by shells, or you can get back at other racers with this trick. Make sure you have a single or multiple bananas, or a single shell. Hold Z instead of simply pressing the button. The power-up will now be in back of your racer. If another racer shoots a shell at you, the banana/shell will block it. You can also hold the power-up until a racer gets in back of your vehicle.
Throw a shell behind your kart:
Get a single red or green shell. Hold Z, press Analog-stick Down, then release Z. If done correctly, the shell should shoot straight behind your kart.
Hop into first place:
Use the "Turbo start" trick, then hop on one of other karts at the start of a race. If done correctly, your kart will hop into first place.
Wario Stadium shortcut:
Note the first bump right after starting a race at Wario Stadium. When the race starts, turn around and go back a short distance. Next, accelerate to the left side of the bump. Press R a couple of times when you are at the top of the bump. If done correctly, you will land on the other side of the wall, cutting off half or more of the race.
Yoshi's track shortcut:
Start racing and get to the area where all the routes combine. Go to the left until you see where the fence ends. After that, look down and you will see the other side of the track. Get to the location where the shortest jump is, then go back a little bit. Speed up, cut the wheel to that short jump area, and press R. If done correctly, you will then end up on that side of the track, giving yourself a lead. Note: You do not always have to stop; but doing so may help until you are used to the trick.
On the beach level if you haven't gotten a mushroom or star by the time you reach the arch, then get one of the boxes. If you get a star or a mushroom, keep going until you see a ramp with a cave ahead of it, then go up the ramp and use the mushroom or star. You will go flying forward into the cave, which is a shortcut. If you don't get a mushroom or a star, then make a sharp turn right and there will be a path going across the water as a shortcut.
Alternate Title Screen
Win gold cups for 50cc, 100cc and 150cc on every set of courses and the title screen will change.
Avoid Spinning Out
If you start spinning out all you have to do is press B and a little music note should show up that relieves you from spinning out.
Luigi,(need two or more players.):
First pass a lap and get the itembox from the hot air balloon. Then go to the finish line. Then line up with the white line by the mountain. The person with spiny shell hold it. The other person goes to the opposite side of the track then charge at the spiny shell. You will fly through the mountain and land in the bridge.
Must have 2 players. First one gets shield power. Then go to intersection on track. Plyers get on opposite sides of the track. The person with the shield power turns it on. The other person charges at the person with the shield power. He then goes through the wall and on to the track. He lands inside a tunnel. This counts as a lap.
Royal Raceway (Not use heavy people):
In expert mode Race untill you are at the ramp when you hit the boooster make a hard left. Not to hard or you will go in the moat. When you hit mountain side, hold control stick up, hold 'A' button, and rapidly press 'R, and you are on the mountain ledge.
Put out many fake item boxs, and a few will be invisible.(You can Still blow up when you hit the invisible prize box.)
Double Speed driving:
Press A, B, B, A, C-Up, C-Down quickly when you are done selecting a player to drive. During the game, if the code is sucessful, you will move twice as fast as the computer or the oponent. You will finish with two lap before the computer even finish with one. You will be overlaping them.