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." Skip to 5:23 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?