Each course features some different panels that boost your speed or assist you in overtaking, attacking, and defending against other players.
You May Also Like This:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – All Items Detail
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – All Racers Detail
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – All Bodies, Tires and Gliders Detail
Dash panels help send you flying across the course at high speed. Dash panels are on ramps to help extend how far you go from the ramp. In some cases, the dash panels are on moving platforms and might require you to do some fancy driving in order to hit them. Ironically, sometimes taking a route indicated by dash panels is not the fastest route through a track.
Ramps are innocuous parts of the environment, like the crests of hills formed by a track being rocked by shockwaves or pipes lying lengthwise across the ground. You can Jump Boost off a ramp for extra speed.
Glide ramp will always be found before any mandatory gliding sections of a course, but some shortcuts in the game are only possible due to glide ramps placed off the beaten path. Gliding can help you bypass more complex parts of a course, or avoid obstacles and off-road sections.
Antigravity panels are found before the crazier sections of a course, but they also help enable alternate routes. Remember that the handling of your vehicle changes when under the effects of antigravity, so be prepared to compensate for that.
Spin Boost Pillars
Found on antigravity roads, these pillars provide the same Spin Boost you get when making contact with another racer on these sections of a track. However, you lose some control of your vehicle while enjoying the boost provided by a Spin Boost pillar. Spin Boost pillars don’t share the same appearance across all the tracks they show up on, but they all do the same thing.
Coins are spread throughout every course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with the exception of tracks inspired by F-Zero. Collecting a Coin provides a boost to your maximum top speed. At ten Coins, you reach your maximum potential speed. Just because you’ve hit the ten-Coin cap doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick up more during a Grand Prix race. You not only want Coins for yourself—you want to deny them to your rivals! However, during a Time Trial, you don’t want to go out of your way to collect Coins once you’ve reached the maximum. Concentrating on a good racing line is more important.
Appearing in all game modes outside of Time Trials, Item Boxes contain your primary offense and defense against other racers on the track. As with Coins, you not only want Item Boxes for yourself, you also want to deny your enemies a chance at items. Also in common with Coins, Item Boxes regenerate after a short period of time.