Automatic is a Drift mode for players just starting out or looking for an easier race. Unlike Manual drifting, you don't have to press down on the power-slide button- you simply turn in the direction you want, and a Hop and sliding is performed "automatically", with no speed lost.
Descriptionthe first game, turning sharply (holding down the D-pad for a while) will cause the racer's Kart's back tires to start sliding across the track. It takes a while though for this drift, and for the most part, regular drifting works fine.
One bonus that Automatic Drifting does have in Super Mario Kart is that players won't spin out if they over-drift, like they regularly would.
Mario Kart Trivia
- CPUs in Mario Kart Wii NEVER choose Automatic, only Manual.
- Super Mario Kart never designated its Automatic drift officially as "Automatic", but the processes are still the same.