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Mario Kart 7 cheats
We'll begin with Mario Kart 7 cheats. Well, it's only one cheat but it's the cheatiest shortcut since Mario Kart Wii's Grumble Volcano.
Cheatmaster30 reminded us of it on the ONM forum. As if we could forget. It's the Wuhu Mountain Loop shortcut/cheat, however you want to put it. As you can see by watching the video below, it cuts out half the course. Probably not something that will win your friends online.
Cheatmaster30 says: Go to the cave after the first lap checkpoint, then boost or jump into the water to the right. You get put down by Lakitu on the slope leading to the next checkpoint, skipping about half the course and nigh on making you impossible to beat/catch up to through 'legitimate' means.
Mario Kart 7 shortcuts and track tips
Mario Circuit 2 shortcut
Steno 1 says: Once you go up the ramp just before the end of the race you'll normally glide straight forward. But instead, turn left. It will appear like you're going to crash off road but if you aim to land on the yellow blocks, you'll bounce off and glide towards the finish line.
Fiery Hedgehog says: When you hit the glider ramp at the end of the course, steer over to the left. There's a giant clown car fan shooting out an updraft. You can use it to skip a little bit of the first corner. Make sure you start to drift to the right as soon as you land, or you'll probably collide with the column sticking out of the wall.
Rosalina's Ice World
Fiery Hedgehog says: Notice that after the first lap, part of the ice has vanished, meaning you'll land in the water on laps two and three. However, with a mushroom boost, you can still clear the gap and end up on the remaining ice. It's much faster than driving in the water.
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Fiery Hedgehog says: When the glider ramp pops up for laps two and three, you can spot a ramp in the lava on the left, towards the end of the course. You'll either have to use a mushroom boost, or bounce on the smaller orange ramps leading up to it to reach it, but you can use it to skip the final corner.
Tamzily01 says: On Toad Circuit, last corner before the start/finish. Provided you get the angle right, you can Mushroom boost past the warp pipes. Just don't forget to hop and drift at the end of that bit so you don't lose speed.
Daisy Hills shortcut
Geengy says: Just before the gliding section steer left. You'll slow down, but you'll find a sloping hill with a speed boost at the end. Go up to get lots of height and you can drive on the houses!
Shy Guy Bazaar shortcut 1
Geengy says: In the main bazaar, steer to the far right and you'll see a ramp that takes you onto the roofs of the stalls(A lot like Daisy hills!), with plenty of ramps to trick on.