Countdown to Mario Kart 8: The Blue Shell

We are eight days away from getting our hands on Mario Kart 8, one of the most highly anticipated games of this year. As each day seems to slow down to a crawl as we get closer and closer to May 30, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the game has to offer!

The Blue Shell. Whether you love it or hate, the item is coming back in Mario Kart 8, and this time it behaves just like it did in Mario Kart 7. I personally have a strong hatred for the item. It punishes the player for doing well and staying in first while it doesn’t really make a difference for the person who threw the item. It just feels unfair overall.

However, the addition of the Super Horn has made for an interesting twist. If you have this special horn as a Blue Shell draws near, you can use it to completely vaporize the once dreadful item. And it’s not uncommon to find the Super Horn in first place! It’ll be interesting to see how effective this item is and how much it changes the overall strategy of the race.


Do you like that the Blue Shell is back? Was allowing the Super Horn to eliminate the Blue Shell a bad idea? Would you have preferred a version of the Blue Shell from previous games? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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