So you want to know how to get the best Rocket Boost Start in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe huh? Well, I’ve got some good news–if you already mastered it in Mario Kart 8, then you’re already good to go, because it hasn’t changed. So go ahead and close this video and get on with your day. Just make sure to hit that Subscribe button before you leave–please? But for the rest of you, well…you came to the right place. Because learning how to properly time the Boost Start is essential to getting an early lead and can have a profound impact on the entire race. So here’s what it boils down to. During the countdown, hit gas as soon as the Number 2 appears and settles into place. The better you time it, the longer the boost.

But you have to be careful, because if you hit gas too early, you’ll burnout out–including before the “2” fully settles into place–and even for a few frames after. Which is why you shouldn’t try and anticipate it–Instead, wait until 2 locks into, AND THEN hit the gas. As long as you’re quick–but not too quick–you should get the best possible boost. To better show what I mean, let’s show it again in slow motion–and this time, watch Mario’s tires since they’ll spin exactly when I hit the gas.

So Here’s the Number Two, and you can see me hit the gas just after it locks into place. Yep! It’s a perfect boost start–and it’ll get us to 1st coin ahead more than a full second faster than having no boost at all. Nice! And even if you mis-time it and get a weaker boost, it’s still better than nothing. Just don’t burn out, otherwise it’ll put you more than a second behind someone with no boost, and 2 seconds behind someone who nails the boost. But we have one more tip for you: if you catch yourself rev’ing up too early and are afraid you might burnout–immediately stop rev’ing, and then try again.

If you managed to avoid rev’ing up too much, you might still be able to land that boost start, Trust me, that’s saved my tailpipe more than a time or too. And if you think it might save yours, how about you rocket-boost on over to that Subscribe button and give it a click. We promise you won’t regret it. And with that thanks for watching and make sure to stay tuned to GameXplain for more on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and everything else Nintendo Switch too. .

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