- If you are looking for the power-up seen throughout series, the right page is Super Mushroom.
Mushrooms are strategic items in the Mario Kart series. The Mushroom first debuted in Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. They have many different forms but the standard mushrooms are used to boost a character's speed. They appear as Single Mushrooms or Triple Mushrooms in their basic form (and much similar triple Red and Green Shells). Their effects have been changed during the years. For example the control option in Mario Kart 64 has been modified in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii.
Types of Mushrooms in Mario Kart
The Golden Mushroom is a special form of the Mushroom that gives you an unlimited amount of mushrooms for a period of time. The Golden Mushroom can be used many times and does not run out of boosting power for a limited amount of time. In the later games, this was only given to the lower placed players (6th and below).
The Mega Mushroom first appeared in Mario Kart Wii to tribute the famous item from the New Super Mario Bros. game that was made earllier. It has a similar property to the item in the game: it increases the size of the character; making them able to flatten other opponents and ram through some obstacles. A warning icon for this item was added in Mario Kart Wii.
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