DescriptionMini-Turbo, drifting around a curve for a set amount of time, is also the same way to get a Super Mini-Turbo. The trick is, you gotta drift for a longer period of time. Blue sparks mark when a regular Mini-Turbo has been charged, and when they turn orange, a Super is ready. Releasing the drift button (usually B) thrusts the player forward, exhaust pipes flaring fire.
Sharp corners aren't necessarily needed for achieving a Super Mini-Turbo. A long straightway can yield one, so long as the player can handle sliding in a straight path. It will take a whole lot less time, though, when the area drifted upon is turning.
A few mandates dictate you can actually perform a Mini-Turbo, though. Only characters driving in Manual Drift Mode can achieve them, the same goes with a standard Mini-Turbo. Automatic drift lack these incredible boosts. Also, because of Bike's ability to pull off Wheelies, they cannot in return receive Super Mini-Turbos. This is so Karts can be balanced with the other vehicle type.Mario Kart 7 is that they are a little toned down in acceleration. Bikes in Mario Kart 8 also sees them taking on a few changes. They can no longer perform Wheelies, which made Bikes in Mario Kart Wii astoundingly over-popular over Karts. In recompense, the capability of performing a Super Mini-Turbo (kind of in between the previous two games in terms of power) is allowed for Bikes now.
Mario Kart Trivia
- Blue flame is actually hotter than any old orange flame. And a Super Mini-Turbo should require more thermal energy to pull off. So, in theory, orange sparks should mark when a regular Mini-Turbo is charged, and blue sparks should represent when a Super Mini-Turbo is ready.