Does anyone else hate the tanooki tail item on here? Items are meant to help you in some way, but more often than not the tanooki tail is a hindrance. You can't skid - and therefore mini-turbo boost - while you're using them, and often they last too long too. You'll get one at one set of item points, and even if you use it straight away it'll often last until just AFTER you've passed the next lot of items, meaning you're unable to get a new item. Then inevitably the person behind you will get a red shell, your tanooki tail will disappear two seconds later, and you'll be left completely defenceless against their red shell if they fire it before you get to the next lot of items. Seriously annoying!
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Nov 24, 12 at 9:17pm
I personally love the tanooki tail. It actually can get rid of red shells if u time it right, and you can drift with it. I've done it a million times. And I think it just looks kinda cute the way pops out of the back of your cart. =)
It's pretty sad that I never even realized at first that if you swing the Tanooki Tail at red shells you don't lose it.
I didn't even realize that at all, until I saw your post.
Yeah, I recently saw someone do it online.
Jun 5, 12 at 4:42am
It is certainly difficult to use the tanooki tail but it can guard from 3 red shells and it isn't nullified if I clash other opponents. So, I think it is useful when I'm in 1th or 2th but it is useless when I'm in 5th or under.