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Rocket Start

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A demonstration on how to use it in Mario Kart DS.

A Rocket Start is a technique introduced in Super Mario Kart and featured in every Mario Kart game since. It allows players to rocket out of the starting line at high speed, gaining a head start over any racer that simply drives out of the starting line. The technique was given a name in the instruction manual for Mario Kart 64. Similar to Mini-Turbos, Rocket Starts all vary slightly from game to game. You must press the Acceleration button at different times during the Pre-race countdown either between the first and second light or on the green light.


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