In this article, we will walk you through how to unlock the secret character exclusive to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This guide entitled Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlock Gold Mario will give you clear step-by-step instructions on how to unlock the Gold Mario secret character for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and what exactly you’ll need to do to unlock this special character.
In the original Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Wii U, there were many characters to unlock. However in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, every character aside from the elusive Gold Mario was available from the moment you turn onto the game.
Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a colour swap for the Metal Mario character. He retains all the same stat bonuses and weaknesses to his silver-coloured counterpart, but acts as a way to show off just how good you are at the game, to your friends and online rivals alike.
Whilst Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is not the hardest game in the world, you’ll still need to be a master on the course if you want to unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlock Gold Mario
To unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you need to win every cup in Grand Prix Mode in 200cc mode, excluding the new DLC cups. This does not mean that you need to finish first in every race, but that you need to finish overall first in every single non-DLC cup.
Whilst you may think that you need to win on every cup on every difficulty to earn the Gold Mario secret character, that is incorrect. Only the 200cc cups are required on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in order to unlock Gold Mario.
While these are very simple requirement, the act of winning the cups at 200cc is anything but. No Mario Kart game prior to Mario Kart 8 has had a 200cc mode, and as such most of the courses are not designed for such a high speed in mind. The 200cc mode was not present on the Wii U version of Mario Kart 8 at launch, so only the DLC courses could have been created with the incredible speeds of the mode in mind.
We recommend that you take your time to learn how to drive effectively in 200cc mode and learn how to conquer the tracks with the increased speed. We recommend a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe kart combination with good handling and weight to stay on the track and not get knocked off when reaching those higher speeds.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlock Gold Kart
Another secret unlock in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are the parts for the Gold Kart. Similar to Gold Mario, these parts are some of the most difficult to unlock on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and will require huge amounts of skill if you are to utilise these in-game.
The ways to unlock the gold kart parts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are:
- Gold Standard kart: Win every Cup (non-DLC) with at least single star on both 150cc and Mirror Mode in Grand Prix.
- Gold Tires: Beat every Staff Ghost in Time Trial mode at 150cc.
- Gold Glider: Collect 5,000 coins in total in any game mode combined
If you unlock both Gold Mario and all the Gold Kart parts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, then you’ll surely be ready to dominate online. If you’ve mastered the 200cc mode then you’ll certainly be one of the top Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players around.
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