Do you like gold? Of course you like gold, even if the look of it doesn't appeal to you the value surely must. Thankfully Nintendo wants us to flash our so-called bling as much as we do, and so they've tucked away a whole range of gold kart options in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for us to find.
Well if you're feeling curious you can always just check out the video above which tells you exactly how to get your button-mashing fingers on every one of these. They include the Gold Kart (known as the Gold Standard in the US version), Gold Wheels, Gold Glider, and Gold Mario himself, a shameless clone of his metal self with supposedly more cash to flash.
Alternatively, you can read how to do it below!
How To Unlock The Gold Kart And Gold Mario In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Gold Mario Unlock Requirements
To unlock Gold Mario, you'll have to complete all Grand Prix Cups on 200cc and get Gold Trophies on all of them.
It should be noted that Gold Mario has identical stats to Metal Mario (he's just a reskin), so you're unlocking him only for the prestige. He doesn't go faster or anything.
Gold Kart Parts Unlock Requirements
Unlike other parts which are unlocked simply through collecting a load of coins, the Gold Kart (or Gold Standard as it's known in the States) and Gold Wheels have specific unlock requirements.
Gold Kart / Gold Standard
To unlock the Gold Kart sans wheels, you need to complete all Cups up to and including 150cc and Mirror with at least one gold star on each. Completing 150cc Cups counts as a win on both the 50cc and 100cc equivalents, so there's no need to beat them all — just the 150cc and Mirror Cups will do the job.
To unlock the Gold Wheels, you need to beat the Staff Ghost's time on every single course in the Time Trials mode.
To unlock the Gold Glider, you need to have amassed 5000 coins in your game. That's half the amount you needed to do the same in the Wii U version of the game, but still a substantial amount.
If you're looking for a way to get those coins while putting in the minimum effort, you might want to investigate our coin 'smart farming' guide:
And that's it! Best of luck mining that gold.
This article is part of our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe guide series, featuring tips, hints, tricks and unlocks for the best kart racing game on Switch. You can find the Full Character Roster, every course in the game, including the DLC tracks, and How To Download And Access the DLC itself.
We also explain How To Build The Best Kart, How To Unlock All Gold Mario And All Gold Kart Parts, How To Avoid Blue Shells, How To Farm Infinite Coins, How To Drift, Slipstream, And Boost, and How To Get A Rocket Start, as well as Explain And Rank Every Item, list every every compatible amiibo and unlockable Mii Costumes, explore The Difference Between 'All Items' And 'Frantic Items', plus give an in-depth explanation of All Control Options And Assists and How To Turn Automatic Steering On And Off.