Mario Kart 7 Tips

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!