How’s it going, everyone? It’s Abdallah, here! Bringing you guys a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe video, on… …’10 ways to dodge a spiny shell’ within the game. Now, if you guys have ever played ‘Mario Kart’… …you know that the dreaded blue shell/spiny shell… …is one of the things that you really don’t like, because… …it can totally ruin friendships, it can totally cost you the game… …especially if you’re in first place.

It’s an item that you can get in the lower ranks. And, if you launch it, it’ll head straight to the person in first place… …and blow them up! It’s definitely a balancing tool within the game, and I respect it… …but at the same time I totally despise, when I’m in first place… I’ve got his perfect run, all my lines are on point… …and…I can’t do anything about this… …and end up losing tournaments, or games because of it. So, what we’re gonna do in this video is… …we’re gonna sow you ten ways to dodge them. Some of these are going be new to you. Some of these, may be old to you.

And of course, some of these are going to be, very very situational! So, without further ado, let’s jump into it! Now our very first one is going to be the ‘Bait and Switch’ tactic. Of course, we’ve all seen it… When you’re in first place, you see a Blue shell coming, you slow down, and you let second place take it. Right? In ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ you can see the blue shell on the mini-map. If you look in the lower corner of the screen right here, ^ …you’ll notice that there’s a little icon for the blue shell.

Because there is no item spying in this game, …you’re going to have to pay attention to that. So, slow down, and allow that second place player to take the hit for you! It’s gonna be so awesome! Next up, is the ‘Bail Out’ method. This is a very popular method among pro-players… …in ‘Mario Kart 7’. Simply put, if you bail out right at the perfect time… …you can indeed jump back onto the game… …and allow yourself to not get hit by it. But of course, the timing is very perfect. So, if you do it wrong, you’re going to take the blue shell hit… …and of course, you’re going to take the Lakitu toll of an additional three coins. Next up is the ‘Super Horn’, introduced in ‘Mario Kart 8’ for Nintendo Wii U. Of course, if you do get this item… …it’s very simple to pull off. Once you see the blue shell, circling above your head… Simply put, press the item button, and blow the blue shell to bits! Now, this was introduced in ‘Mario Kart 8′ like we talked to you guys about, before.

It’s one of my favorite things, because not only are you dodging the blue shell… …but you’re straight-up crumbling it into so many different pieces! And the timing window of this one is really not as strict as the other ones. Let’s say, bailing off of the level in order to get it. So, you can take a look over here. Boom! This thing blows up! You got so many little pieces. And, we just listen to the beautiful sound, that is the crumble of the spiny shell behind you. You got nothin’! Now, with the Super Horn, you can actually get it when you’re in first place. But, it’s more common when you’re not in first place, of course! Alright! This is a classic. Right here! ‘The Mushroom”. All you have to do…this one takes a little bit of practice.

But you have to use the mushroom a couple of frames right before the blue shell hits you. We’ll watch this again, in slow-motion. Now, this has been one of the things that you can do… …uh, I wanna say, for quite some time in a lot of iterations of ‘Mario Kart’. You have a possibility of pulling a mushroom in first place. It’s happened to me a couple of times. And, of course if you know that you can make it all the way up to first place… …hold onto the ‘shroom! Because it’s a guaranteed, if you know the timing…

…it’s a guaranteed way of dodging a blue shell. This is the most optimal way of doing it. So, keep that in mind. And, it will indeed take some practice. Now, of course, the timing is so strict… …that if you bust out your ‘shroom a little bit too early… …like you can see right over here, in this example… …I did it a little bit too early…and, boom! We’re gonna get exploded on, and D.K. is gonna get rocked by this thing! There’s nothing worse than you being in first place, having that mushroom, and of course missing that blue shell dodge! Oh, it’s terrible. D.K.’s like flailing his arms right now, ’cause he’s so upset that I made him do that! Dang it! Next one is gonna be the ‘Golden ‘Shroom’. As I talked to you guys about earlier, the golden ‘shroom… …yeah, this is gonna be very situational. If you somehow find your way into a very low placement of the game… …of course, maybe like ninth, tenth, eleventh place… …and you make it all the way up to first place… …heck yeah you can dodge it with a golden ‘shroom! Look at this! D.K.

Oh man! I totally wanted this to be the thumbnail of the video! Because D.K.’s just in so much awe, that he came in first place, right over here. It doesn’t even matter. We used the super mushroom directly… …we started it at the moment that we needed to. D.K.’s mouth is just so wide open, because he was able to do it! And now he’s just kind of flying all the way to the finish line. Look at this! Look at those teeth! The perfect dentistry of D.K.’s mouth! Anyway… I thought that was pretty funny! But again, very situational. So, here we go. Another situational one. ‘Bullet Bill’, number six. Yeah. Bullet Bill, taking this all the way from the last ranks… …holding it, when you’re in first place… …yeah, you better believe it! We totally went there. So, I decided to show this one off, because I remember during one of the ‘Mario Kart 7’ streams that I did… …one of the audience members I was playing along with, he’s like…

…”Dude, I’m gonna dodge a blue shell, with a Bullet Bill.” …and I’m like, “Ok…good luck to ya!”… …and he straight-up did it! And I’m like, “Alright, fine! You know what? We’re gonna pay homage to that!” And we’re gonna show you that you can hold onto a Bullet Bill from a lower rank… …work your way up to first place… …and with the situational irony that it is… Boom! Press that right before the blue shell comes at you, and you will dodge it to victory! And you’ll look like a boss too! ‘Cause it’s like, who’s gonna take one, all the way up to first place? Number seven is the ‘Super Star’. Again…situational. Not as situational as the Bullet Bill, but you guys can see over here that, of course…

…it’s a super star. You can dodge everything with the Mario super star, here. Of course, we’re in the desert with Mario. I felt that this would be really cool. It doesn’t really matter, the timing, as long as you press it… …and you have the invincibility frames while the blue shell is homing in on you. Now, making the track from the lower ranks, all the way up to first place… …while taking all the red shells… …taking all the banana peels that you slip on… …while holding onto the star, definitely takes some discipline. And, if you see that, man, if you see someone holding a star in first place yeah, you better watch out.

Here we go! Number eight, ideally is ‘Crazy eight”. Now this item is pretty funny because… …the chances of you getting this item in a lower rank… …are pretty slim. It’s pretty weird because this is so many different items. Whenever you guys see a blue shell coming your way… …just spam all the items, and get that star. So, that is so much fun! That took me a couple of tries to actually get this recorded footage for… …because the crazy eight is just so hard to…

…straight-up get within the game. And then, as you’re coming up from the lower ranks… …you don’t wanna come near anyone of the computer units, or anyone of the players that you’re playing with… …because if they nudge your star, if they nudge your bomb, if they nudge your mushroom… …they’re gonna take that directly from your huge ring of items. So, keep that in mind as you guys are playing it. And of course, rest in peace, Pokey! Sorry man, didn’t mean to blow you up there! Alright, now introducing ‘The Boo’. Now this boo item is brand new to ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’… …of course we’ve had it in different iterations of ‘Mario Kart’, but… …this allows you to steal an item, and at the same time gain some invincibility. So, right over here it comes in, like the middle ranks. So, if you’re able to hold onto this while you’re in first place… Super awesome! You can dodge a blue shell with a boo, believe it or not. It looks so awesome! And you never know, if you’re in first place, if you’re gonna steal a star…

…or if you’re gonna steal a lightning bolt, or a super ‘shroom… …with that boo that you held onto at the very end. It’s definitely one of my favorite ways of dodging a spiny shell, within the game. It just looks so awesome! Look! He’s transparent. That blue shell did nothing against him. And of course last, but not least, ‘The Hold’ method. Yea. Pretty situational, but very funny! Ok, Waluigi, of course! Now… …you can’t get hit by a blue shell…if you’re holding the blue shell… …am I right!? I don’t know honestly, if you can spawn two blue shells in the game… …but you guys can take a look over here. I was able to get a blue shell, in a lower rank. And, I indeed held onto it, and made my way all the way up to first place. Heck yeah! Dodging a blue shell with a blue shell! It’s so great! So, holding onto this absolutely crossing the finish line, like a boss… I mean, of course, you’re not gonna throw it and blow yourself up, are ya? I don’t think so.

“Waluigi tha winner!” Well, that’s gonna be it for the ‘Blue Shell dodging’ tutorial. I hope you guys learned something! If you guys did, let me know in the comment section below… …and of course, if you guys have other creative ways of getting rid of the blue shell that’s on your tail… …I’m also looking forward to reading those comments! Now, if you guys have not seen on my YouTube channel… …we have an entire ‘Tips and Tricks’ playlist, that we will be giving you guys loads of information. So, you guys can watch that right over here. ^ Of course, you can catch the newest video on my channel over there. And, I would love it if you guys would watch the full on ‘Let’s Play’ of ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’… …where we play through the entire game, getting perfect runs of all the different cups… …starting 150cc, Mirror Mode and of course, the 200cc triple star runs. You guys can check that out right there. And, of course, if you guys are interested in even more Nintendo content, other than ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe… …you guys can indeed click right over here to subscribe for even more! So, thanks for watching, and we’ll talk to you guys on the next one! Take care!

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