How to Unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

How to Unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

There are many unlockables in Mario Kart that can be easily obtained by playing the game. You will collect coins in each race you finish, and these coins will automatically unlock different items. However, there are secret unlockables which require completing various challenges, hardest one definitely being Gold Mario Challenge.

How to unlock Gold Mario

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Gold Mario is a golden version of Metal Mario. To unlock this hidden skin, you must win all trophies in the Grand Prix at the 200cc race. You will have to get a gold trophy in every race; you don’t have to take first place.

However, this is challenging because the game will be at its extreme difficulty and fastest racing speed. If you get to complete the challenge, Gold Mario will appear in the character selection in replacement for Metal Mario.

How to unlock Gold karts

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Gold Mario isn’t the only golden thing you can get in Mario Kart. Gold Standard Kart is unlockable through achieving at least one gold star in every mirrored track at 150cc races. To earn a star, you will have to score 55 points or more in each of the four tracks.

This means you will have to come first in three out of four races while making sure you take at least third place in the final race.

How to unlock Gold Tires

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You will have to win against every Staff Ghost in Time Trial mode, and you will have to do it at 150cc. Otherwise, you won’t be able to unlock the Gold Tires. The Staff Ghost are quite competitive racers; you will have to be more focused as you play against them.

Please get too familiar with all the tracks and get to know all the No Shortcut Items. Also, Don’t forget to make the best of your three accelerator mushrooms. As long as you avoid making mistakes, your chance of winning will increase.

How to unlock Gold Paragliders

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The Gold Gliders are easier to open compared to the other parts. But it will take the longest to complete. The reason behind it is that you can’t earn more than ten coins in each race, and to unlock the Gold Gliders, you will need to collect 5,000 coins (10,000 coins if it’s Wii U Mario Kart).

You will have to grind many games, so we recommend you play multiplayer with your friends to make this journey enjoyable.


Now that you know about all the challenges and the requirements, it’s best to ensure your game configuration is set to your advantage. This will give you an edge and help you win even multiplayer races.

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