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Alternate Opening Screen

When you first go into Mario Kart 7, there is usually a picture of Mario and Bowser racing and Luigi in the backround flying through the air. Well, if you get all gold cups, multiple new opening screens will be added.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Alternate Opening ScreenGo to "Grand Prix" and get all gold cups with a 1-star ranking in ALL of the cc's.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on April 10, 2012

Get All Star Profile Ratings

Ever seen those people online with 1, 2 or 3 stars on their profile and wondered how they got them? Well, here's how!
UnlockableHow to unlock
1 StarBeat all cups and modes with at least a one star rating
2 StarsBeat all cups and modes with at least a two star rating
3 StarsBeat all cups and modes with at least a three star rating
Verified by: Huntereb, Fire0617 Submitted by: Dragoon on February 25, 2012

Gold kart wheels

These provide great top speed, acceleration and off-road speed but severely decrease handling.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Gold kart wheelsSimply get 1 star ratings in every single cup in every single Grand Prix, including Mirror mode.
golden slickget 30,000 coins
golden swouperget 3 star rank
Verified by: MarioMaster720, Fire0617 Submitted by: Kazooieman, jttfxsbncg on December 06, 2011

Golden Kart Parts

UnlockableHow to unlock
Golden GliderMake 100 StreetPass Connections or collect a total of 10000 coins
Golden Kart BodyGet 10000 VR points or collect a total of 20000 coins
Golden Steering WheelPlay 100 recent races or us the gyro controls 80% of the time
Golden WheelsComplete all Grand Prix cups with at least a one star rank on all difficulties
Verified by: Jeff79, Fire0617 Submitted by: Kokoro, Kokoro on January 06, 2012

Unlockable Characters

Simply finish 1st in all 150cc cups to unlock these characters.
UnlockableHow to unlock
MiiWin all cups in any cc
WigglerWin 150cc Leaf Cup
Metal MarioWin 150cc Special Cup
RosalinaWin 150cc Star Cup
Honey QueenWin 150cc Banana Cup
LakituWin 150cc Lightning Cup
Shy GuyWin 150cc Shell Cup
DaisyWin 150cc Mushroom Cup
WarioWin 150cc Flower Cup
mii awin 100cc leaf cup
Verified by: TheTripleSix, Fire0617 Submitted by: Kazooieman, Kazooieman on December 06, 2011

Unlockable Gliders

These gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
UnlockableHow to unlock
Peach ParasolThese gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
FlowerThese gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
ParagliderThese gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
SwooperThese gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
Beast ParagliderThese gliders are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
Golden GliderGain 100 StreetPass Connections or collect 10000 coins
Verified by: Fire0617 Submitted by: anonymous, anonymous on January 23, 2012

Unlockable Kart Wheels

These wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
UnlockableHow to unlock
SlickThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
WoodThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
MushroomThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
SpongyThese wheels are unlocked ramdomly with a certain coin milestone
SlimThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
Red MonsterThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
MonsterThese wheels are unlocked randomly with a certain coin milestone
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: anonymous on January 23, 2012

Unlockable Karts

These karts are unlocked randomly with certain coin milestones.
UnlockableHow to unlock
B Dasher KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Barrel Train KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Birthday GirlCollect a milestone number of coins
Bumble V KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Blue Seven KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Egg 1 KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Bruiser KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Cact-X KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Cloud 9 KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Koopa Clown KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Pipe Frame KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Tiny Tug KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Zucchini KartCollect a milestone number of coins
Soda JetCollect a milestone number of coins
Bolt BuggyCollect a milestone number of coins
Golden KartCollect 20000 coins, or gain 10000 online VR points
Verified by: Fire0617 Submitted by: Dragoon, anonymous, Dragoon on January 01, 2012

Tips

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10-coin boost

If you collect a maximum of 10 coins on a course, you may not realize it at first, but your overall kart speed will increase a little.
Verified by: leaderm46, MrPacker2003 Submitted by: Marty master on April 20, 2012

Boost at race start

If you notice when playing, some CPU's and players online will shoot way ahead at the beginning of a race, as if getting a mushroom. There is an easy way to do this too.

When you are lined up at the starting line, wait for the countdown. When the countdown starts wait for the "2", as soon as the "2" starts to go away hold down the accelerate button (A). If you did this correctly, you should boost out of the starting line as soon as the countdown says "1".

If you did it wrong you will not boost, or you will spin out. Keep trying until you have mastered it!
Verified by: generalbug32 Submitted by: Huntereb on March 18, 2012

Boost from fall

Never more get frustrated after falling off a ledge in Mario Kart 7. When Latiku picks you up and drops you on the asphalt surface, the moment your tires touch the track, press the acceleration button and you'll get a boost.
Verified by: Huntereb Submitted by: Dragoon on February 25, 2012

Coin Milestones

All of the following are coin milestones a mentioned in various other cheats, these can allow you to get new vehicle parts such as wheels and gliders as well as new karts.
  • 50 Coins
  • 100 Coins
  • 150 Coins
  • 200 Coins
  • 250 Coins
  • 300 Coins
  • 400 Coins
  • 500 Coins
  • 600 Coins
  • 700 Coins
  • 800 Coins
  • 900 Coins
  • 1,000 Coins
  • 1,200 Coins
  • 1,400 Coins
  • 1,600 Coins
  • 1,800 Coins
  • 2,000 Coins
  • 2,500 Coins
  • 3,000 Coins
  • 3,500 Coins
  • 4,000 Coins
  • 4,500 Coins
  • 5,000 Coins
Verified by: spyrosflouris2001, Huntereb Submitted by: Dragoon on January 01, 2012

Do Tricks!

It is possible to do tricks in this game just like Mario Kart Wii. What you need to do is press the "R" button right before you go off any ramp. Granted, the tricks aren't as fancy as the Wii version, but you still get the small speed boost.
Verified by: pokefan6298 Submitted by: NTOFVG on January 06, 2012

Easy Protection

If you race on ,"DS Airship Fortress", an easy way to protect yourself from getting hit by red or green shells, people with star-power or the tanooki tail, and the bullet bills being launched at you; is to simply drive across the little wall near the beginning of the course and you should be 90% safe from most of the hazards. (Just be careful getting on the wall!)
Verified by: Huntereb Submitted by: Marty master on March 29, 2012

Hazardous Item Boxes

If you have a banana or bananas, just lay one where there's an item box and if you lay it correctly, the banana will sit practically inside the item box. So when the next person drives through that item box, they'll slip and spin-out.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on April 10, 2012

How to earn Stars

A lot of people seem to be confused on the subject of how to actually get 1,2, or even 3 stars on all cups. What actually counts most during these races is not just not falling off of stages. Though this can possibly ruin your chances, it doesn't mean you won't earn stars. What really matters is simply how long you stay in 1st place. The longer you stay in 1st place, the better chance you will receive a star, or multiple stars in a race.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Asch on March 06, 2012

How to Get a 3 Star Rating

In order to get a 3 star rating, you must not fall off a cliff/hill too often. You need to stay ahead of all the other racers and get 1st place in EVERY course, so your grand point total MUST equal exactly 40 points. Also, try to trick at every suitable opportunity. When you're at the beginning of a race, you see Lakitu holding some type of a stoplight thing, when the 2nd light is lit (or when you see the number 2 come up), hold down the A button. Once it says "GO!" you'll get a turbo boost and you'll be ahead of all the other racers (unless they have high acceleration). Also, don't bump into walls or barriers as much. Try to dodge objects that are coming towards you (For example, on Rock Rock Mountain, when you're going up that steep hill, you'll see some rocks falling from the mountain that can knock you back down the hill).
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: anonymous on January 23, 2012

Rainbow Road shortcuts

The first shortcut is located right after the 2nd Section (Lap) Finish-Line. This is an easy one, all you need to do is drive to the red and white dotted line and hop (by pressing the (R) button) over the gap. When doing this you cut off the turn AND save yourself a few tenths of a second.

The second shortcut is located near the Final Finishing Line. Once you get to the top of the VERY steep hill and then start to go down a little, STOP, and drive over to the beginning of the red and white dotted line and hop, you should have now skipped a big turn and save yourself a second or two.(Make sure you reach the bottom of the road and not fall off!)

The final shortcut is located (or takes place) where you drive around Saturn's rings. The only thing needed is at least 1 mushroom so you can boost yourself (after getting launched into the air). So when your gliding over Saturn's rings, stay as close to the planet as possible, and use a mushroom while tilting the circle pad (down) and you should skip a good amount of having to drive around Saturn's rings, saving you time.

Try them out and good luck!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on March 29, 2012

Rocket Start Boost

The rocket start boost is the most important element of any Mario Kart race and it helps the racer get out of the starting line... fast!

To perform it, just wait for the countdown to show 2. When it does reach that number, press the gas button (A or Y). Remember, you must hold the button until GO! appears for maximum results

When GO! appears on the screen, you'll get a rocket start and take an early lead.

Warning: Hold it too long, and you'll stall. Be careful!
Verified by: ShadowYoshi Submitted by: dragon18k on July 25, 2012

Tailgate Speed Boost

Just like Mario Kart Wii, You can tailgate someone to gain a speed boost. Just stay behind someone and you will see what looks like blue wind form. Tail the person/character long enough, and you will be given a speed boost!
You must be close, and you must be right behind the person/character for this to work.
Verified by: pokefan6298 Submitted by: NTOFVG on January 06, 2012

Turn on the spot!

By pressing the Accelerate the Brake buttons on the 3DS, you can find yourself performing a 360 degree turn on the spot. A wholly useless piece of trivia but fun nevertheless!
Verified by: Huntereb Submitted by: Dragoon on February 25, 2012

Glitches

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Another Maka Wuhu Glitch

To do this glitch, you must first reach the part of the course in "Maka Wuhu" that has the floating platform (where you glide for a while before the finish-line). Then after flying off of the floating platform, glide down to the fence (that separtes inbounds from out-of bounds where all the sand is) and make sure to stop yourself right before you fly over the fence by pressing (B) and you should drop straight down and be out-of bounds. Then you should be dropped off a few feet ahead where the big circle is with the orange arrow saving you a second or two, just remeber to press (A) as soon as your wheels touch the ground for a little boost.
Verified by: ShadowYoshi Submitted by: Marty master on April 10, 2012

Another Wuhu Loop Glitch

For this one you need to drive until you reach the part of the course that has the light house. Then turn right onto the dusty road. Stop to the left of the second boost pad so that your in the grass in front of it and turn until your lined up with the boost pad so that you can see the ocean ahead of you. Drive straight ahead and press the R button as soon as your on the tip of the boost pad (doing this will make the chances of this working greater). You should be dropped off at the last turn right before the finish line. This will save you about 2 seconds in a time trial and bump you up 2 to 4 places in a race.
Verified by: Huntereb Submitted by: Marty master on January 23, 2012

Awesome glitch/shortcut for Wuhu Mountain

Theres this awesome glitch on Wuhu Mountain Loop that basically cuts out a whole lap! Just go to the entrance of the cave, just past the flag marking the second lap. If you look to your right, you'll see a large rock stopping the water. Now, get a speed-boost and speed off the edge, making sure you go over the rock, but more to the right. You then respawn next to the castle, only a short distance from the flag marking the 3rd lap. Be sure you get over the rock and fall off to the right side of it. Otherwise, the glitch will likely not work.

It might not work at first, but eventually you'll get the hang of it.
Verified by: Huntereb Submitted by: generalbug32 on December 22, 2011

Daisy Cruiser glitch

Requires koopa clown and roller wheels.Go to the right side after the start.When you are about to go off the wooden platform,stop and go to the fence on the right.Then nudge left a little and then your about to go off the wooden platform and your still holding A at the fence,hold right and you will go thourgh the ceiling where the tables are.Then turn right and use your mushroom.It is even possible when you are tiny.TWD98 founded this.
Verified by: ShadowYoshi Submitted by: anonymous on November 05, 2012

DK Jungle Glitch

First you need to drive until you reach the part of the course where you enter the cave that has the golden banana sitting inside. As soon as you enter the cave, the road turns right but instead of turning right just simply drive to the corner of that turn and you should see it come a point. Make sure you go straight ahead to that point and press the (R) button to hop as soon as you go off the edge (doing this will make the chances of this working greater). If done correctly you should have been dropped off near the exit of the cave. This will save you about 2 seconds in a time trial and bump you up at least 2-4 places in a race.
Verified by: spyrosflouris2001 Submitted by: Marty master on February 24, 2012

Rock rock mountain

When your on rock rock mountain choose time trials and hit rock rock mountain and save your mushrooms for the second lap and when your going up the hill with the rocks falling down there should be some pipes go to the one that blows air and when it puts you up hit all your mushrooms at one time when your about to go in the cave you shouldn't be in the cave but on that wooden plank hope this helps <img src="http://cdn.staticneo.com/neoassets/smileys/smile.gif" border=0 vspace=2 alt="" />.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Zack on July 18, 2012

Waluigi Pinball Glitch

Near the beginig of the course "Waluigi Pinball", you fly up through a cannon. Well, if you press the (B) button about half-way up the cannon, you should fall straight down right in the middle of the cannon. Then, Lakitu should drop you off where you exit the cannon saving you time. But the most important part is by pressing the (A) button as soon as your dropped off and your wheels touch the ground so you recieve a little boost. Remeber timing must be perfect and good luck!
Verified by: ShadowYoshi Submitted by: Marty master on April 10, 2012

We're All First!

In the Maka-Wuhu track, with one person who owns the game, and two people playing download play, if you race along the entire track, and then after landing before the finish, turn right, and you will be at the start again.
After everyone passes the start, everyone's rank will be first!
This last's until 5 minutes passes, or someone crosses the finish.
PS. This may work with more than 2 download players, or maybe online, but I haven't tested any other scenario's.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Pokemon cheater on January 11, 2012

Wuhu Loop Glitch

First select Wuhu Loop then drive until your near the last section (or last lap) area that has the stone pillar shortcut. Once you drive past the last stone pillar you should see a tree. This is where you need to use one of your mushrooms and boost to the LEFT of the tree and fly straight out into the water. You then should be dropped off past the last section line if done correctly. Then once you finish, both the finishing music and the last lap music should play at the same time.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on January 23, 2012

Easter eggs

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Maka Wuhu-Morning?

To play on "Maka Wuhu" in the morning, just simply play on that course in Mirror Mode and it will look like the sun is rising in the east, thus making it look like morning.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on April 04, 2012

Make Mario Dizzy

When on the 3DS home page, hover over the Mario Kart 7 icon and blow into the microphone and watch him spin!
Verified by: generalbug32 Submitted by: Dragoon on February 25, 2012

Mario Kart Wii Luigi Circuit?

If you choose "Toad Circuit" in Mirror Mode, the end of the course near the finish line will look a lot like the one in Mario Kart Wii's "Luigi Circuit".
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on March 29, 2012

Missing Hazards Online

If you play on two courses on WiFi, you may not notice it at first, but some of the road hazards have been removed from certain spots on these courses. The list below will tell you what has changed on the following online courses:

DK Jungle- There's only 2 moving tiki heads right after the flower you bounce off instead of three.

Maple Treeway- Only 1 Big Wiggler will be walking around the big open area you drive through (right after the first sharp turn).


Technically, this makes racing a whole lot easier on these courses.
Check them out for yourself and enjoy!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on April 07, 2012

Missing Hazards Online #2

Three more courses that have missing hazards online are listed below:

Wario's Shipyard- Both of the moving crabs where you glide over a large section of water (near the finish-line) have been removed.

Pirrahna Plant Slide- All of the Goombas (both the real ones and the fake ones) located at the two sharp turns near the finish-line have been removed.

Daisy Hills- There is only one lamb instead of two. It's located a little after you cross the first wooden brigde or after the first set of item-boxes.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Marty master on April 10, 2012
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