Question of the Week #4: Return of the Lucky 7 in Mario Kart 8?

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Looks like I’m in the minority! I absolutely loved Super Mario Galaxy 2. I felt like just about everything was improved on, and the new mechanics and ideas were some of the most creative additions we have seen in the entire Super Mario series. But I noticed that a lot of people preferred Super Mario Galaxy because it had a better storyline and a better hub world. The storyline aspect is interesting since this is a Mario game, but that’s a question for another week. This week we are asking…

 

Should the Lucky 7 Return in Mario Kart 8?

 

The Lucky 7 was a rare item introduced in Mario Kart 7 that allowed players to spin a Mushroom, a Green Shell, a Red Shell, a Banana, a Bob-omb, a Blooper, and a Star all at once. Take a look at the video below to see it in action:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pId1MbMJaWY

It was an interesting reveal, but did it work? For those thinking it’s an invincible powerhouse, think again. Using the item comes at a risk. All the items will spin around you at all times, meaning any outside force can come in and either steal your item or simply destroy everything and set you even further back. But you can also use some strategy take advantage of so many items right at your fingertips. Take a look at two scenarios below, both good and bad:

Mario Kart 8 is coming next year, but should we expect the Lucky 7 to return? Besides the fact that the item is a reference to the title of Mario Kart 7, is there any need or any room for such an item? Do you consider it broken? Does it need to be changed in any way? Any items that need to be swapped out or any items that need to be added? Was this item a one time thing? Perhaps a Lucky 8?

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Marioman01
Marioman01
November 9, 2013 5:10 PM

the lucky seven should return, but they should add another item and call it the Lucky 8. also, FIRST!

lolderpy
lolderpy
November 10, 2013 4:08 AM
Reply to  Marioman01

Congratulations of being first! Want a cup of care? WELL YOU WONT GET IT!

PartyGuy5
PartyGuy5
November 10, 2013 7:31 AM
Reply to  lolderpy

I don’t understand why people think it’s so important to get the first comment… It’s like, “Good for you, because nobody else gives a crap.”

Braystar
Braystar
November 10, 2013 3:29 PM
Reply to  PartyGuy5

Yeah, Because u commented first DOESN’T MEAN THAT SOMETHING SPECIAL WILL HAPPEN TO U!

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 9, 2013 5:21 PM

They should turn in into the Lucky 8 (Except 8 is not a lucky number, so call it the Super 8 or something) It’s the same as the Lucky 7, with the same 7 items, except with a blue shell added to the mix.

PartyGuy5
PartyGuy5
November 9, 2013 5:32 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I would find that quite unique. And especially with a blue shell added to the mix… Or, having the Lightning added would be cool too.

DryBonesLover and Fantic
DryBonesLover and Fantic
November 9, 2013 6:29 PM
Reply to  PartyGuy5

Lightning cause what if you were in first place and super super far ahead and all you had is the blue shell… It’d be useless…

PartyGuy5
PartyGuy5
November 9, 2013 6:59 PM

You don’t get the Lucky 7 if you’re in first place. You only receive it (very rarely, even) in approximately 4th to 7th place.

DryBonesLover and Fantic
DryBonesLover and Fantic
November 9, 2013 7:26 PM
Reply to  PartyGuy5

So, what if you use the items get up to far first place without the blue shell? That could happen…. Just like the Bullet Bill, you get in 12th-9th place you get the bullet bill, go to first place without using it, then you use it when you get to first place… That’s what I do all the time… And I have Mario Kart 7 so usually when I get the Lucky 7 I get up to 2nd or 3rd place and start to use the items and then im in 3rd place…

PartyGuy5
PartyGuy5
November 9, 2013 7:29 PM

STOP ATTACKING MY LOGIC WITH BETTER LOGIC.

PartyGuy5
PartyGuy5
November 9, 2013 5:27 PM

The return of this item is questionable, as the Lucky 7 item appeared to only be a reference title to Mario Kart 7… But, the return of this item would be quite random, as some items from the Mario Kart series appear in one game, then get dropped out in the next. (Ex. Include = Chain Chomp, POW Block, Mega Mushroom, Boo). So, there is really no telling. My opinion? Why not. I enjoyed using the item in MK7. But really, when it comes down to it… If it shows up, I won’t care. If it doesn’t show up, I… Read more »

Yoshidude1
Yoshidude1
November 9, 2013 5:42 PM

No. I think that was just a mario kart 7 item. I guess there could maybe a lucky 8 or something.

Me
Me
November 9, 2013 6:58 PM

perhaps as a special item…

Brookelas
Brookelas
November 9, 2013 7:11 PM

I don’t think it will return for more than one reason. First of all, like most people below, it is called Lucky 7, an obvious reference to the Mario Kart 7 title. and a Lucky 8 wouldn’t work. Also, it was honestly so random. I mean, having a star and bob omb together in the same spinning whatumacallit. I would prefer MK8 to have it’s own trademark item. What about a shuriken-like boomerang shaped like an 8 that can go around the entire track and come right back to you, and it hits anyone in the path? I don’t know,… Read more »

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 10, 2013 8:20 AM
Reply to  Brookelas

They could call it the Super 8 maybe…

J-man
J-man
November 10, 2013 5:36 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I feel as those that name might lead to controversy with the Super 8 hotel…

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 10, 2013 6:30 PM
Reply to  J-man

Or the super 8 movie… Meh, just call it the Ultra 8.

Anon
Anon
November 9, 2013 7:42 PM

It’s one of the worst items in Mario Kart history, and was made as a gimmick to tie in with MK7’s name.

So no.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 9, 2013 9:29 PM

I hate that item! I use it then some jerk comes and drives by and steals my good stuff! So no way!

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 10, 2013 8:20 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

That’s sad. I usually have excellent Luck with the Lucky 7. It always gets me from last place to first, all you have to do is get rid if the bomb-omb as quick as possible, and then you’re safe.

Yoshidude1
Yoshidude1
November 10, 2013 9:50 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I used to be luck but now not so much 🙁

Braystar
Braystar
November 10, 2013 3:27 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Yeah BOB-OMB SUCKS!

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
November 10, 2013 1:03 AM

Nope. Should keep lucky 7 for only Mario kart 7. 8 doesn’t need it but hopefully there is a GOOD new power up 🙂

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
November 10, 2013 2:19 AM

I think Lucky 7 should return to Mario Kart 8. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it too.

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
November 10, 2013 11:43 AM

I think there should be a new item, just not revolving around the number 8. The whole antigravity thing is kind of taking the whole 8 thing already. Maybe there could be a coin thing where if you get I don’t know… 15 coins or something you get a special power up. But each character has there own. Yoshi throws a huge egg, Luigi gets a vacuum and sucks everybody closer back to him, Mario could have a flamethrower (haha that would be awesome!!!) Rosalina could use a sling star. They have done this in other games like Mario hoops… Read more »

Braystar
Braystar
November 10, 2013 3:27 PM
Reply to  Cole Holbrook

Yeah, but that would copy Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing, so…
NO!

lolderpy
lolderpy
November 11, 2013 3:10 AM
Reply to  Cole Holbrook

1. This inst Mario and Nintendo All-stars Racing.
2. WTF A FLAMETHROWER?
3. Who the hell said Rosaline is playable???

Cole Holbrook
Cole Holbrook
November 11, 2013 10:11 AM
Reply to  lolderpy

1. Sorry my cement made you so angry.
2. I really just think Rosalina will be. Nintendo had been pushing her character and she was in the last two.
3. A flamethrower would be so funny.
4. I realize this isn’t “Mario and Nintendo All-Stats Racing” but holly cow not that you said it imagine how awesome that game would be.

theepicface=3=3
theepicface=3=3
November 10, 2013 1:13 PM

its only a one game thing

GameGuy5
GameGuy5
November 10, 2013 1:45 PM

A suggestion for next week or maybe the weeks to come is, “Who is your favorite and least favorite character in the Mario universe?”

DannyRaisin4
DannyRaisin4
November 10, 2013 3:18 PM

NO, make a new item that is not a combo of 7 others 🙂

MarioMaster810
MarioMaster810
November 10, 2013 4:24 PM

Maybe they should create some sort of ‘Crazy 8’ item…

J-man
J-man
November 10, 2013 5:39 PM

I doubt the item would come back…it seems as those it had that “one-game exclusive” kind of feeling to it.

Sashe2705
Sashe2705
November 10, 2013 11:36 PM

This item wasn’t my favourite. I hated when someone crashed into my Bob-omb and all my items were gone. I think it shouldn’t return to MK8!

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
November 10, 2013 11:51 PM

This is Mario Kart EIGHT, so it’s unlikely.

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
November 13, 2013 12:07 PM
Reply to  CuriousUser

In that case, they should have a lucky EIGHT ball item, or something exclusive to the game to give it a fun twist!

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
November 13, 2013 12:07 PM
Reply to  KinopioToad

A gravity changer would be nice.

Marioman01
Marioman01
November 11, 2013 3:35 AM

why do they always starts arguing about being first when I’m first? I just wanted to be lucky enough to be first. how rude 🙁

programninja
programninja
November 11, 2013 1:09 PM

I say there should be a lucky 8 in mario kart 8, to keep a tradition and have a unlucky 7

gmanextreme9
gmanextreme9
November 11, 2013 1:39 PM

I do not think it will return because it kinda went with the name Mario Kart 7.

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?
November 11, 2013 7:04 PM

Huh? I just don’t understand you guys’ reasoning. 7 has been a lucky number ever since time can tell. It would still be totally logical.

I don’t really have an opinion on it though, I never got the Lucky 7 once. I guess I’m not lucky. 😛

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 6:15 AM

No lucky 7 but maybe a different MK8 exclusive item?