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Mario Kart 8 - Items nerfed

Discussion in 'Articles' started by Xiro, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Xiro

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    With the upcoming game "Mario Kart 8" for the Wii U, we have many glimpse of various gameplays. As noticed by multiple players, the items in the game have been "nerfed."
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    The explosions of the blue shells, and bob-ombs have been reduced in their impact. Not only the bob-ombs and blue shells were affected, but also many other items such as:
    The following items with ✔ are affected by this outcome. The following with ✘ are not affected by this outcome
    Items as of April 2014

    ✔Red Shells + Triple Red Shells
    ✔Green shells + Triple Green Shells.
    ✔Spiny Shell (Blue Shell)
    ✔Bob-omb
    ✔Star
    ✔Bullet Bill
    ✔Boomerang Flower
    ✘Golden Shroom + Shroom + Triple Shrooms
    ✘Coin
    ✘Bananas + Triple Bananas
    ✘Fire Flower
    ✘Blooper
    ✘Potted Pirhana Plant
    Seems like they nerfed the power items, and levelled up the strategy ones. Maybe MK8 won't be so luck based.
    Not only the items got nerfed, but when falling off you don't lose your item like in previous titles. Not only that, but when hit by an item you don't lose the current item you have.
    Seems like abit of Double Dash and Mario Kart 64 mix together, eh?
     
  2. Agosta

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    Yeah, after watching some recent game footage it looks like it takes only about 2 seconds to recover from a Blue Shell, compared to the 4+ in MKWii. It doesn't send you in random directions like MK7 either.
     
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    >boomerang flower
     
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    Just to give an idea, here's a list of the most to least hitstun for each item from what I've witnessed from the gameplay..

    Highest hitstun:
    These items give the most hitstun out of all the other items.

    - Green Shells (buffed from MKW)
    - Red Shells (buffed from MKW)
    - Bananas (buffed from MKW, MK7)

    Average hitstun:
    These items give a little more than normal hitstun than the other items.

    - Blue Shell (nerfed from MKW, MK7)
    - Bob-omb (nerfed from MKW, MK7)

    Lowest hitstun:
    These items give the least hitstun than the others, but they could be troublesome if hit by them in quick succession.

    - Boomerang Flower
    - Fire Flower (same as MK7)
    - Piranha Plant
    - Star (massive nerf from MKW, MK7)
    - Bullet Bill (massive nerf from MKW, MK7)
     
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    Overall I like this, though with all the nerfs to defensive play I'm a little worried if triple reds didn't get nerfed...
     
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    Correct me if i'm wrong but i'm very sure when hit by a star, your recovery time is way more if hit by a bullet bill from what i've seen from gameplay videos.
     

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