Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gives Access To All Unlockables, Except One: Here's How To Unlock Gold Mario


One of the best things about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch is that it opens up all unlockables to players. However, there remains one character that players can unlock, and that is Gold Mario.

Players who fire up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will instantly gain access to 42 characters, including 48 racing tracks and the improved Battle Mode. However, for racers who would like to use Gold Mario, they would have to work for it.

How To Unlock Gold Mario In 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'

Gold Mario, revealed in a trailer that was released for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe last month, remains as the only unlockable in the game. He is a secret character who is only available on the upgraded Nintendo Switch version of the game and not on its original release for the Nintendo Wii U.

To unlock Gold Mario, players will need to win a gold trophy for all racing events in the 200cc class. This might seem simple enough to do, but it is harder than most players think.

Mario Kart 8 is the first game to offer a 200cc class, as previous games in the franchise only go as high as 150cc. This literally means that the game, as well as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, goes faster than all other Mario Kart games have ever gone, so acquiring a gold trophy in all 200cc events will prove to be a challenge even to veteran Mario Kart racers.

Tips To Unlock Gold Mario

The best tip to unlocking Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would be to first take time to master the 150cc class.

Players should find the combination of the character, vehicle, wheels, and paraglider that they are most comfortable with and then use that to learn every nook and cranny of the game's race tracks. Only once players are dominating the 150cc class should they attempt to step up to 200cc and begin the mission to unlock Gold Mario.

Is Unlocking Gold Mario Worth It?

Gold Mario first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. 2, released in 2012, as the form that Mario takes after acquiring a new power-up flower. Gold Mario was then showcased as a limited edition Amiibo and made appearances in titles such as Super Mario Maker, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Golf: World Tour, and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Is going through the trouble of unlocking Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe worth it? The answer to that would depend on the player.

The stats of Gold Mario are identical to that of his less flashy version, Metal Mario, with a weight of 10, acceleration of 1, speed of 8 in all environments, grip of 8, and handling of 3 in all environments. So why strive to unlock Gold Mario when Metal Mario is available?

The answer, of course, is to show off. Without any special stats or advantages over other characters, the quest to acquire Gold Mario is more of a way to prove your skills in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and to show everyone else that you have mastered the racing game.

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