‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s’ Top Jump Tricks

The Nintendo Switch gained a new heavy-hitter with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an updated version of the classic kart racer with new characters and a revamped Battle Mode. Many players have been enjoying the high-speed races and bombastic combat. However, one feature that is sometimes overlooked are the characters’ jump tricks, activated by pressing the right trigger while propelling off a ramp. The developers put in effort to make the trick animations fun to watch, and here is a list of some of the most entertaining ones.

*(All GIFs created via Mr. Panda)

We begin with the party showboat, Waluigi, who is a surprising delight to watch on the tracks. WAH!

Fans of Super Mario Bros. 3 will recognize Tanooki Mario’s throwback statue form from the classic NES title. Thank goodness he doesn’t crush the kart under his weight!

Meanwhile, little bro Luigi, loses balance, struggling just to stay on the kart.

Dry Bones, not to be outdone, literally loses his head during races.

Of course, Splatoon’s Inkling kid becomes a squid even in Mario Kart.

Donkey Kong shows off his… Wait… Is DK dabbing?

Ludwig von Koopa, not you too! Personally, I think he resembles anime superhero JoJo more with his fabulous pose.

I wouldn’t want to be next to Dry Bowser on the track. He has some serious road rage!

Then again, I might prefer him to King Boo here. Keep that tongue away from me!

It turns out Link from The Legend of Zelda series also has a trick under his sleeve, or rather, a sword.

Seriously, where does it come from and how does he catch it while driving?

We can’t judge Link, though. He looks like he’s having the time of his life as he plays around with the Triforce during a race; it’s a stark difference from constantly dying in Breath of the Wild.

What are your favorite jump trick animations from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Go ahead and give yourself a boost performing stunts on the racetrack!

Alex Mateo is a lifelong gamer and a huge Nintendo fan. You can find his articles here and his gaming videos here.

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