Mario Kart 8 Star Cup Guide – Track Tips, Shortcuts, Items and Antigravity

By   /   Jun 2, 2014

Star Cup is another novelly featured course in Mario Kart 8 featuring four different tracks: Sunshine Airport, Dolphin Shoals, Electrodome, and Mount Wario.

For more help on Mario Kart 8, read our Special Cup Course, Shell Cup Course and Banana Cup Course Guide.

Mario Kart 8 Star Cup

In this guide, I’ll be describing locations of various shortcuts, corner-cuts, and where you can find all item boxes. Still, if you found anything missing, let me know in the comments below!

Sunshine Airport
Just as the track begins, you’ll come across a curvy track with first set of item boxes at the end. You need to perform a trick near the conveyer belt to boost through the area and cut through the corner on right.

After this section, you’ll drive under the plane so make sure to avoid the landing wheels and use the Boost Ramp to land on a higher platform with second set of item boxes.

Keep on following the track and you’ll come across a two Boost Strips closely followed by a Gliding Ramp. Use a Mushroom to turn left, boost over the ramp, and land on the other side.

During the Antigravity Section, you’ll be able to utilize some nodes for Spin Boost. The third row of item boxes can be found near another Gliding Ramp. After entering the lobby, you need to perform a trick near the conveyer belt to boost through the area and cut through the corner on right.

Dolphin Shoals
You’ll find the first set of item boxes right before entering underwater area again. Make sure to get the ring on the ramps and perform a trick to get a small boost.

After entering the cavern, you’ll see that the path will divide into three areas. By taking the middle or right path, you’ll stumble upon second set of item boxes followed by getting you on an eel. Once again, perform a trick at the edge of eel to get a small speed boost.

After coming down from the eel, you’ll come across an Antigravity Strip and a ramp. The third and final row of item boxes will come to you at the first right turn after the Antigravity Section.

Just before the finish line, boost over the dirt path on the right using a Mushroom to get the shortcut.

Electrodome
Start off the track with a Gliding Ramp followed by a large left turn containing first set of item boxes which can be cut by using a Mushroom. After this turn, you’ll find an Antigravity Strip followed by nodes for Spin Boosting.

The path ahead will split into two with second set of item boxes at the convergence. Both of the paths mentioned above will lead you to third set of item boxes and end at Gliding Ramps with another Antigravity Strip at the end.

After getting off the Gliding Ramps, trick at the edge and keep on following the path on the left side which can be cut by using a Mushroom that will lead you to the finish line.

Mount Wario
Mount Wario is a track divided into three different sections which are provided below:

After coming down, you’ll get your first set of item boxes on the snowy road. Keep on following the curvy road until you get to the ramp with a Pit on the right side.

A little ahead, the track will turn to left with two Boost Pads on the outskirts of it. This section will end after a sharp right turn.

You’ll get the second set of item boxes right at the start of the second section. After entering the dam, the track will turn right where you’ll find the third set of item boxes closely followed by Antigravity Section.

Keep on following the area and you’ll come across a set of ramps on both sides of the track which will get you to fourth set of item boxes right next to the finish line.

You’ll get the fifth set of item boxes right at the beginning of third section. Make sure to perform a trick at the end of first ramp which will ensure that you land on the second ramp.

After a long curvy road, you’ll get to the sixth set of item boxes followed by another Gravity Section.

Boost over the Boost Pads and head towards the Gliding Ramp with another set of item boxes commencing the Antigravity Section. Make sure to get the floating rings to get the speed boost to get to the end of finish line.

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