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Hey guys, Tyler730 here. Welcome to another Predicting Mario Kart 9 blog post. Last time, I talked about what retro tracks should appear. Today I’ll be talking about the items.

Items I Want to See

Banana

BananaMK8

The Banana has always been a staple to the franchise. They can be quite useful in some situations. Plus it’s kind of funny seeing other racers slip into bananas.

Boo

BooMK8

The Boo is a very interesting item. I like the fact that it can steal items from other racers. Glad to see it return to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Green Shell

GreenShellMK8

Like the Banana, the Green Shell is a staple to the series. Why wouldn’t this item return?

Red Shell

RedShellMK8

You know what’s better than a Green Shell? A Red Shell! Why wouldn’t I want this useful item back?

Lightning

LightningBoltMK8

The Lightning is a very useful item. It can really come in handy in some situations. Plus it’s really satisfying to shrink the other racers if you end up getting one.

Mushroom

MushroomMarioKart8

I just really like the idea of making a quick boost. Plus it’s a staple to the franchise.

Starman

StarMK8

One of my all time favorite items. I just like the idea of being temporarily invincible. Plus it’s more common to get than the Bullet Bill (which I also really like).

Poison Mushroom

PoisonMushroomMK8

It really sucks that we couldn’t use this item in Super Mario Kart. I think it should return.

Double Mushroom

Double Mushroom

Two Mushrooms is better than one! It’s double the boosts!

Triple Mushroom

TripleMushroomMK8

Three times the Mushrooms, three times the speed boosts! Why wouldn’t I want this item back?

Golden Mushroom

GoldenMushroomMK8

It’s a Mushroom made of solid gold! Plus it has infinite speed boosts! (well only temporarily)

Triple Green Shell

TripleGreenShellsMK8

Three Green Shells is three times better than one!

Triple Red Shell

TripleRedShellsMK8

Three shells that can home in on another racer? Definitely!

Spiny Shell

Wii Winged Spiny Shell - Mario Kart 8

This is a very controversial item. I am aware that it can be super annoying but it keeps balance. I also want the winged-variant. Removing the wings was a terrible idea in my opinion.

Banana Bunch

BananaBunchMK8

You have multiple Bananas. This can be extremely useful for protection and/or messing around with other racers. Why do we only get three now?

Fake Item Box

N64FakeItemBoxMK8

Honestly it’s pretty surprising that this item hasn’t returned yet. While it’s really poor on defense, I just like the idea of having an item box that’s actually fake. It would be better to have it block items again, though. It also needs to look a lot less obvious. Chill out on the red please.

Fireball

Fireball NSMB

While I’ve never played Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, I heard the racer can’t shoot five fireballs at once instead of one, which is a lot better than one.

Heart

Heart - Mario Kart Double Dash

Like the Boo, this is a very interesting concept. I’m surprised to not see this one return.

Bob-omb

Bob-ombMK8

An item that has made recent appearances. I just like throwing these guys at other racers.

Bowser Shell

Bowser Shell - Mario Kart Double Dash

A giant shell flying around?! Definitely!

Giant Banana

Giant Banana - Mario Kart- Double Dash!! Artwork

A big Banana is better than a small Banana.

Chain Chomp

BlueChainChompMP8

Chain Chomps are awesome! It’s so cool to drive around with the giant behemoth.

Bullet Bill

WiiBulletBillMK8

One of the greatest items of all of Mario Kart. The Bullet Bill can give you a temporarily BIG boost! Plus you’re also invincible too. Always bring this back!

Mega Mushroom

MegaMushroomMK8

I really like it that the racer can become big and squish other racers in their path. It’s really awesome, even if it can be hit by Bullet Bills/Starmen. However, that rarely happens to me.

Lucky 7

Lucky 7 - Mario Kart 7

An item that gives you SEVEN different items?! That’s awesome! Bring this back!!!

Boomerang Flower

BoomerangFlowerMK8

Such a unique power-up from Super Mario 3D Land. As an item it’s no disappointment. Definitely needs to return.

Potted Piranha Plant

PiranhaPlantPotMK8

I always had a lot of fun with this item. The Potted Piranha Plant can grab coins on the road, give you a little boost in speed, and bite other racers.

Super Horn

SuperHornMK8

The Super Horn really is a super item. You can hit other racers and items, including the Spiny Shell! How amazing is that?!

Items I DON’T Want to See

Feather

CapeFeatherMK8

Honestly this should be a battle mode exclusive item. For racing, it’s super useless and only used for a couple shortcuts.

Triple Bananas

TripleBananaMK8

Good item, but 5 Bananas > 3 Bananas.

Yoshi Egg/Birdo Egg

YoshiEggNSMBW
BirdoEggNSMBW

An item that can crack and reveal another item seems cool, but it’s completely useless if the other racer can grab that item. What's the point in using an item that literally HELPS your rivals?

Blooper

Blooper - MarioPartyStarRush

This item is super annoying and common. It’s just ink all over your screen. It's also useless against pro players, as this item does nothing to change the game play. It has no real impact on the racers. I’m surprised this nuisance hasn’t left us yet.

Thunder Cloud

ThunderCloudMK8

I loathe this item with a fiery passion! What’s the point in getting an item that literally harms you? You get a temporary increase in speed but then you get shrunk unless you touch another racer. Are you serious?! This item is the bane of my existence. I’m glad the bane of my existence hasn't appeared in the later installments. All I have to say is: NEVER BRING THIS ITEM BACK!!! Thanks for only having this item in Mario Kart Wii.

POW Block

POWBlockMK8

The POW Block is one of the most annoying and common items. It literally shakes every player in front of the user. My biggest issue is how often it appears, unless I use it. Usually I am in a race and this block menace appears and shakes me. Then it appears again and again and again. However, what really ruins this item is the fact that it's also a completely useless item, and there's a big reason for it being useless: timing. The POW Block became useless once everyone realized that you can be in the air or shake the Wii Remote at the correct time and not really get hit by it at all. I’m glad this annoying and useless thing hasn’t appeared in the later installments.

Fire Flower

FireFlowerMK8

Not a bad item, but the Fireball is better.

Super Leaf

DS Super Leaf - Mario Kart Wii

This item is useless! You get a tail which can whack other racers and items, but I usually get this thing when there’s no danger! What’s the point?!

Crazy 8

Crazy8MK8

If Lucky 7 is what I want, then I wouldn’t want this item. It’s basically Lucky 7 but with a Coin. Speaking of coins...

Coin

CoinMK8

Why? Why? WHY?! Why is the Coin an item?! Considering there’s coins ON THE TRACK, that makes this item pointless. You can also be extremely vulnerable. There’s an incoming Red Shell! What am I going to do. Oh look an Item Box. What is it a Banana? Shell? Super Horn? Nope, I got a Coin. A COIN!!! BAM! I get hit! What the hell?! I NEVER want this item to return. EVER!!! Sorry I Had to let that out. Anyway, let’s get to new items I want to see.

New Items

Iceball

Iceball

It works exactly like a Fireball but it temporarily freezes other racers.

Peepa

Peepa

Creates a barrier of Peepas around the racer. If an another racer touches a Peepa, then the Peepa will temporarily take control of their vehicle.

Hammer Suit

Hammer Suit

Racers can throw multiple hammers at different racers.

Spring Mushroom

SpringMushroom

Racers can launch high into the air up to three times, making insane shortcuts.

Well that ends the blog post. What items do you want to see in Mario Kart 9? Part 3 will be about Characters! This is Tyler730, signing out.