Mario Kart Wii Cheats - Wii

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Unlock Characters
Baby Daisy - 1 Star in all 50cc Wii-Cups.
Baby Luigi - Unlock 8 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
Birdo - Play Time Trials on 16 different courses.
Bowser Jr. - 1 Star in all 100cc Retro-Cups.
Daisy - Win 150cc Special Cup.
Diddy Kong - Complete all 50cc Cups.
Dry Bones - Win 100cc Leaf Cup.
Dry Bowser - 1 Star in all 150cc Wii-Cups.
Funky Kong - Unlock 4 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
King Boo - Win 50cc Star Cup.
Mii (Outfit A) - Win 100cc Special Cup.
Rosalina - Have a Super Mario Galaxy savefile and she will be unlocked after some GPs.
Toadette - Play Time Trials on all 32 different courses.

Unlock Courses
Leaf Cup - Win at least 3rd place in Banana Cup.
Lightning Cup - Win at least 3rd place in Leaf Cup.
Special Cup - Win at least 3rd place in Star Cup.
Star Cup - Win at least 3rd place in Flower Cup.

Unlock Bikes
After meeting the requirements, some unlockables may require you to back out of your save file and reselect it:

Bubble Bike (small bike) - Win Mirror Leaf Cup.
Dolphin Dasher (medium bike) - Win Mirror Star Cup.
Magikruiser (small bike) - Play Time Trials on 8 different courses.
Nitrocycle (medium bike) - Attain at least 1 Star Rank for all 100cc Wii Grand Prix Cups.
Phantom (large bike) - Win Mirror Special Cup.
Quacker (small bike) - Win 150cc Star Cup.
Rapide (medium bike) - Win 100cc Lightning Cup.
Torpedo (large bike) - Unlock 12 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
Twinkle Star (large bike) - Win 100cc Star Cup.

Unlock Karts
After meeting the requirements, some unlockables may require you to back out of your save file and reselect it:

Blue Falcon (small kart) - Win Mirror Lightning Cup.
Cheep Charger (small kart) - Attain at least 1 Star Rank for all 50cc Retro Grand Prix Cups.
Dragonetti (large kart) - Win 150cc Lightning Cup.
Piranha Prowler (large kart) - Win 50cc Special Cup.
Rally Romper (small kart) - Unlock 1 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
Royal Racer (medium kart) - Win 150cc Leaf Cup.
Turbo Blooper (medium kart) - Win 50cc Leaf Cup.

Mirror mode
Win all cups at 150cc class.

Quick Start
When the countdown starts wait till the 2 starts to disappear and then press and hold the 2 button. So the 2 must still be visible but disappearing.

This will give you a boost at the start of the race.

Boost when recovering from a fall
When you fall into something, such as water or falling from rainbow road, when you land, if you hit 2 at the moment you hit the ground, you get a temporary boost.

Alternate Title Screen and Ending Screen
Complete every single cup with a first place to unlock two new Title Screens and one new Ending Photo.

Get a Star by Your Name
Playing extraordinarily well in Grand Prix races can produce a Star Ranking upto 3 at the end results instead of the standard "C, B or A." Collecting these stars in all Grand Prix's adds a Star Icon next to your name in WiFi Races and on the Results Screen for your opponents to see. (Note: Say, if you get a Three star rating in every Grand Prix except one which you got a One star rating in. You would get a One starred nickname until you manage to upgrade the rank.)

One starred nickname - Get a 1-star rating in every Grand Prix.
Double starred nickname - Get a 2-star rating in every Grand Prix.
Triple starred nickname - Get a 3-star rating in every Grand Prix.

More than one person can be the same character
First, make P1 choose the character you both want to be. Then unselect the character and move off of it. Move P2 over, and select the character. Go back one screen, then go into the character select again. You should both be on the same character. Both of you select the character. Do whatever you want from there on.

Note: In the character select screen and options, whenever one of you does an animation, both of you will. Also, if P2 chooses a different kind of vehicle than P1, P1 will look strange. Don't worry, this won't actually happen in the game.

Unlock 50cc and 100cc Karts and Bikes
100cc karts and bikes - Place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all 100cc cups.
50cc karts and bikes - Place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all 50cc cups.

To activate these versions, press the [+] button on the "Speed Select" screen.

Change Mii Racer weight class
Go into the Mii Channel and change your Mii drivers weight, witch will have an in game impact causing you to change weight class and have different cars.

Quick start
Hold 2 when the countdown reaches "2" and that number begins to fade.

While the timer to begin the race has just started, hold 1 + 2. As soon as it is about to say "Go", release both buttons and press [2] as you would normally do to start the race. If done correctly you will get very nice boost that will usually put you in first place while in the 50cc or 100cc classes. Note: This may require some practice.

Quick recovery from collision
When you fall into an obstacle, press [2] precisely when you land. You will get a short boost to start moving again.

Quick recovery after being hit with a POW
For this to work you must have drifting set to manual. Before the third strike from the Pow item, start to drift so that your bike will be in the air for the third strike. When you land you should spin only once and maintain about the same speed.

The moment the POW block has plundered its third strike, immediately pop a wheelie. You will not actually go into a wheelie, but the POW does not affect you and you will continue at almost the same speed. You will know that it worked when you see about four blue waves appear from underneath your kart.

If you are using the automatic transmission during a race, lift the Wii Wheel quickly just as the third blast of the POW goes off. You should only spin once and not lose any speed.

To avoid the effects of the POW block item, as soon as you see the POW icon begin shaking the Wii Wheel as much as possible. You can go unaffected by the POW with this technique. It is easier to shake the Wii Wheel and maintain control if you are in a powerslide before you start shaking.

Quickly recovery on a motorcycle after being hit
When on a motorcycle, after you are hit or run into an item pull a wheelie to increase your speed quickly.

To get a small boost while racing, get on a long straight road. You also cannot turn while doing this trick. If done correctly, you will see several blue streaks that fly behind you. Keep driving straight and you will see a blue force field in front of you. You then will get a boost for three or four seconds. Note: This does not always work.

Automatic Hit
To score an automatic hit on anyone in a race, place a banana or fake item box immediately after you land from a DK Cannon. They will be forced to land on it.

Turn Triple Shells into ramming weapon
After you get a triple shell item of any color, press [2] so that all three are spinning around you. Before you launch them you can use them to ram other cars. It does the same damage if you to launch them at an opponent.

Change Mii driver's class
Enter the Mii Channel and change the weight of your Mii. This will cause your Mii driver in Mario Kart Wii to change to the corresponding weight class and give you access to the corresponding new vehicles.

Controlling amount of air
Use the following trick to get more or less distance in the air after the DK, Maple Treeway or any other cannon or big ramp. Use the Wiimote to do a popper wheelie for distance, or lean the Wiimote Forward to point the nose of your vehicle down to fall sooner. For other controllers, press the [Analog-stick Down] for distance or Forward to shorten.

Coconut Mall: Fast time
To get the Expert Staff Ghost on the Coconut Mall time trial, use the Wild Wing medium kart. Take a right into a store on the right side after the first escalator then use a mushroom. You will see a Delfino tree person at the door.

DS Delfino Square: Hidden items
Hit the crates on the side of the road with either your cart or a shell. A Super Mushroom will sometimes pop out, but very close to the edge.

DK Summit: Shortcut
After you shoot out of the cannon and come up to the turn, go off the jump toppers on the left. This should send you soaring through the curve and give you a good lead.

Koopa Cape: Shortcut
Once you go over the ramp leading into the fast stream, keep going around and enter through the little arch with the ramp on the left. This requires something that gives speed, such as a Super Mushroom, Invincibility Star, or Golden Mushroom. Instead of going around the giant red hat, pass through the grass behind it, giving a straightaway path. This will help improve your ghost times in Time Trials and help you win the race.

Koopa Cape: Hidden items
After making the first jump, keep going and you will notice a few Goombas walking in place. Fire a shell at one to reveal either nothing or a Super Mushroom. You can also run into one if in the status of a Mega Mushroom, Invincibility Star, or Bullet Bill.

Maple Treeway: Hidden items
There are many leaf piles here. Run through one to reveal a Super Mushroom or a Banana Peel. Once you get on top of the tree with the caterpillar creatures, an Invincibility Star may be found in one of the bushes on the left side of the treetop, but not on every lap. You may need to veer off to the left after hitting the bush, because the star pops out jumping left. This is useful in getting far ahead of the group if in first place, or to catch up as a bonus if near last place.

After going up the curved branch on the left (or the right if in Mirror mode), you will notice many piles of leaves and the caterpillar-like creatures. They may get in the way of this attempt, so avoid them at all cost. This may also require some luck. You must hit a certain pile on the left and a Star will pop out, giving you invincibility. It may only happen on the second lap, because it is difficult to find. Bananas and Speed Mushrooms can also be found throughout the entire course.

Mushroom Gorge: Hidden items
There are some Goombas around that contain Super Mushrooms or absolutely nothing.

Winning online
A win counts as long as points are added to your total score. For example, if you get fifth, or sometimes sixth, place in an online race it is still considered a win. The same thing happens with Battle Online. You can be on the losing team, but if you scored enough coins or hits and it adds points to your score, then it can be a win.

Half pipes
When hitting half pipes (parts of track with the blue strips and the white arrows), hit them as narrow as possible to glide through them. Tricks will slightly slow you down, but you will get the boost when you come down either way. You cannot hit them at about an 80 degree angle because you will not go over the top; you will bounce up and down. Note: This is not recommended on Rainbow Road.

Team drafting boost
This trick requires two or more players. When playing in Vs. Team racing, draft by follow a friend behind somewhat close. Once you get the boost, go around him or her and take the lead in front of them. Have that friend draft behind you. Keep repeating this and you can quickly finish a race.

Guarding against Red Shells
You can block Red Shells by equipping an item behind you. Once you have an item, hold [D-pad Left] or [D-pad Right]. Items that work are Green Shells, Red Shells, and Bananas. Do not hold Fake Item Boxes or Bob-ombs behind you.

Avoiding Spiky Shells
When you are in first place and have a Spiky Shell coming at you, hit the brakes so that racers that are behind you will get stuck in the blast. This allows you to keep your place longer.

Avoid Red and Green Shells
To avoid a red or green shell, go on a DK Cannon if one is available. The shell will disappear at the entrance. You can also use this trick for clouds. They will disappear above you on the cannons and you will not be affected by them.

Avoiding Blue Shells
This trick requires a mushroom. The Blue Shell goes up and comes down. Before it hits, you will have time to use a mushroom and avoid the shell. You should boost forward and the Blue Shell should explode behind you.

You must be in first place to get a Blue Shell targeted at you. This trick also requires some sort of speeding item, such as a Speed Mushroom. Once the Blue Shell is above your head, use the speeding item just before it descends. It will make a large explosion behind you, but will miss. You can also avoid them by using the following tricks on the listed courses:

DK Summit: Go through the DK Cannon.
N64: DK's Jungle Parkway: Go over the ramp the jumps over the yellow river.
GCN: DK Mountain: Go through the DK Cannon.
Rainbow Road: Go through the tunnel with the giant stars on each end.

Worst item combination
The worst item combination is the Red Shell and the Blue Winged Shell. For the Red Shell, hold a Banana, Green Shell, or another Red Shell behind you. It will break. For the Blue Winged Shell, use the "Avoid Blue Shells" glitch to avoid it. If you cannot and are unfortunately in first place, then expect to lose a lot of places. Alternately, break the Red Shell, let the person in second place get close to you, and you will be blown up together. You will still lose places, but if it is DK or Bowser, then you will want to.

Getting rid of clouds
If you have a cloud over your head, ram into another player to get rid of it. Note: This works on everyone, including CPU players.

Rank requirements
The following are requirements to get a one, two, or three star rank.

* Get a final score of 53 or above.
* Lead most of the laps.
* Stay in first place for a good period of time.
* Do a lot of tricks on ramps.
* Avoid having to use Bullet Bills to catch up.
* Use lots of techniques such as wheelies, avoiding POW blocks, etc.
* Do not fall off edges too much (one or two times is acceptable). If you get hit by many Spiny Shells and still win, this indicates that you are resistant and will probably have a high rank.

* A perfect 60 is required for a Three Star Rank. A two star rank ranges from 55 to 60. A one star rank is 53 to 60 with most or all of these requirements.

Easier control
If you experience turning, wheelie, or trick issues using the Wii Wheel, try using the Nunchuk and Wiimote.

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding cup.

Star Cup: Complete the Mushroom and Flower Cups.
Star Cup: Complete the Flower and Mushroom Cups with a trophy.
Special Cup: Complete the Star Cup with a trophy.
Leaf Cup: Complete the Banana and Shell Cups with a trophy.
Lightning Cup: Complete the Leaf Cup with a trophy.

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character.

Baby Daisy

* Get a "One Star" rank in all 50cc cups.
* Win 1,950 races.

Baby Luigi

* Defeat eight Staff Ghosts.
* Win 3,150 races.


* Get 250 Wi-Fi wins.
* Play Time Trials on sixteen different courses.
* Win 1,350 races.

Bowser Bones

* Get a total of 8 Stars in the 150cc Cups.

Bowser Jr.

* Get a "One Star" rank in all 100cc Retro Cups.
* Win 3,450 races.


* Win the 150cc Special Cup.
* Win 2,850 races.

Diddy Kong

* Complete all 50cc Retro Cups.
* Win 450 races.

Dry Bones

* Win the 100cc Leaf Cup.
* Win 1,050 races.

Dry Bowser

* Win 4,350 races.
* Get at least a "One Star" rank in the 150 cc Cup in the Mushroom, Flower, Star and Special Cups.

Funky Kong

* Unlock four Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
* Win 2,250 races.

King Boo

* Win the 50cc Star Cup
* Win 750 races.

Mii (Outfit A)

* Win the 100cc Special Cup.
* Win 1,650 races.

Mii (Outfit B)

* Unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
* Win 5,100 races.


* Get a "One Star" rank in the 100cc Mushroom Cup.
* Get a "One Star" rank in all Mirror Mode Wii Cups.
* Have a saved game file from Super Mario Galaxy and win 50 races.
* Win 4,950 races.


* Get 1,000 Wi-Fi wins.
* Play Time Trials on all thirty two courses.
* Win 2,550 races.

Bikes and karts
Complete one of the indicated tasks to unlock the corresponding vehicle. Note: You may need to reload your saved game file in order for the vehicle to appear.

Aero Glider large kart

* Get a "Gold" rank in all 150cc Retro Cups.

Blue Falcon small kart

* Win the Mirror Lightning Cup.
* Win 4,200 races.

Cheep Charger small kart

* Get a two star rank in the 50cc Leaf Cup.
* Win 1,800 races.


* Win 2,700 races.

Dolphin Dasher medium bike

* Win the Mirror Star Cup.
* Win 3,750 races.

Glory medium kart

* Unlock twenty four Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.

Honeycoupe (Dragonetti) large kart

* Win the 150cc Lightning Cup.
* Win 3,000 races.

Jet Bubble small bike

* Win the Mirror Leaf Cup.
* Win 3,900 races.


* Win 4,500 races.
* Get least a "One Star" rank in all of the 150 cc Cup races.

Kamek small bike

* Defeat all the Nintendo ghosts in the Star Cup.

Magikruiser small bike

* Play Time Trials on eight different courses.
* Win 900 races.

Phantom large bike

* Win the Mirror Special Cup.
* Win 4,050 races.

Piranha Prowler large kart

* Win the 50cc Special Cup.
* Win 600 races.

Quacker small bike

* Win the 150cc Star Cup.
* Win 2,400 races.

Royal Racer medium kart

* Win the 150cc Leaf Cup.

Shooting Star (Twinkle Star) large bike

* Win the 100cc Star Cup.
* Win 1,500 races.

Sneakster (Nitrocycle) medium bike

* Get at least a "1 Star" rank for all 100cc Wii Grand Prix Cups.
* Win 3,300 races.

Spear (Torpedo) large bike

* Unlock twelve Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials.
* Win 3,600 races.

Sprinter (B Dasher Mk 2) medium kart

* Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts.
* Win 4,650 races.

Super Blooper medium kart

* Get a "Gold" rank in the 50cc Leaf Cup.
* Win 300 races.

Tiny Titan small kart

* Get a "Gold" rank in all 50cc Retro Cups.
* Win online 50 times.
* Win 1,200 races.

Zip Zip (Rapide) medium bike

* Win the 100cc Lightning Cup.
* Win 2,100 races.

150cc Mirror mode
Get a "Gold" rank in 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc Grand Prix modes.

Mirror Grand Prix mode
Win 4,800 races.

Alternate title screen and ending sequence
Get a "Gold" rank for all cups, including those in 150cc Mirror mode.

Golden Wii Wheel icon
After using the Wii Wheel extensively in all modes, a golden Wii Wheel will appear next to your name when you go online.

50 cc karts and bikes
Win trophies in all 50cc Grand Prix Cups.

100 cc karts and bikes
Win trophies in all 100cc Grand Prix Cups.

Expert staff ghosts
After beating the normal staff ghosts by a certain margin of time, you can unlock the Expert staff ghosts. The following are the approximated times for unlocking them.

Mushroom Cup

Luigi Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:29.670
Unlock Time: 01:25.742

Moo Moo Meadows

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:37.856
Unlock Time: 01.33.571

Mushroom Gorge

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:16.110
Unlock Time: 02.07.755

Toad's Factory

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:22.480
Unlock Time: 02.15.681

Flower Cup

Mario Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:44.777
Unlock Time: 01.39.183

Coconut Mall

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:30.764
Unlock Time: 02.24.788

DK's Snowboard Cross

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:34.693
Unlock Time: 02.24.725

Wario's Gold Mine

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:19.583
Unlock Time: 02.14.932

Star Cup

Daisy Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 0:56.822
Unlock Time: 01.48.791

Koopa Cape

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:03.022
Unlock Time: 02.54.897

Maple Treeway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.633
Unlock Time: 02.50.229

Grumble Volcano

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:28.237
Unlock Time: 02.19.524

Special Cup

Dry Dry Ruins

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:30.949
Unlock Time: 02.21.681

Moonview Highway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:16.802
Unlock Time: 02.07.016

Bowser's Castle

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:04.836
Unlock Time: 02.55.017

Rainbow Road

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:05.895
Unlock Time: 02.59.293

Shell Cup

GCN Peach Beach

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:34.233
Unlock Time: 01.30.698

DS Yoshi Falls

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:16.461
Unlock Time: 01.12.901

SNES Ghost Valley 2

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:06.595
Unlock Time: 01.03.752

N64 Mario Raceway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:14.799
Unlock Time: 02.07.915

Banana Cup

N64 Sherbet Land

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:48.651
Unlock Time: 02.37.784

GBA Shy Guy Beach

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:45.568
Unlock Time: 01.39.255

DS Delfino Square

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:41.807
Unlock Time: 02.33.107

GCN Waluigi Stadium

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:32.882
Unlock Time: 02.24.645

Leaf Cup

DS Desert Hills

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:10.233
Unlock Time: 02.01.141

GBA Bowser Castle 3

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.304
Unlock Time: 02.50.637

N64 DK's Jungle Parkway

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:58.264
Unlock Time: 02.49.028

GCN Mario Circuit

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:59.771
Unlock Time: 01.55.267

Lightning Cup

SNES Mario Circuit 3

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 01:38.880
Unlock Time: 01.34.828

DS Peach Gardens

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:34.894
Unlock Time: 02.29.006

GCN DK Mountain

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 02:57.744
Unlock Time: 02.50.248

N64 Bowser's Castle

Normal Staff Ghost Time: 03:19.323
Unlock Time: 03.06.723

Profile name stars
You can add a star next to your profile name on the results screen and the Wi-Fi races by completing all Grand Prix races with a certain rank.

One star profile name: Earn a "One Star" rank in all Grand Prix races.
Two star profile name: Earn a "Two Star" rank in all Grand Prix races.
Three star profile name: Earn a "Three Star" rank in all Grand Prix races.

Earn all trophies in a class to view the credits and see a congratulations screen featuring your Mii with Mario and Peach. To get another congratulations screen featuring your Mii with all the racers, win all Grand Prix Cups.

Glitch: Avoid Blue Shells
On any track with a DK cannon, while flying in the air the blue shell will chase you then will fall behind. You will hear an explosion, but you will be unharmed.

Set Blue Shell
When you are on the final lap of the Delfino course in the Banana Cup, a Blue Shell will hit you on the bridge. This also happens when you are near the finish line, and also occurs almost every time you play this course, making the Blue Shell "set" to hit you.

Use same character more than once at a time
This glitch works off the fact that you are automatically placed onto the character that you were last selected on. To do it, have one person select the character so it says "OK", then have them deselect and move. Then have the another person (up to all three other people, in turn) who wants the same character select so that it reads "OK". Then, have controller one go back to the previous screen and once going back to the character selection screen, everyone who selected that character will be piled on the same one.

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