While the controversial fire hopping trick was removed in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it's not all doom and gloom for canny racers. A third pink-coloured 'tier' of turbo boost was added for power sliding masters, making those epic drifts even more important.
But this begs the question, which of the three stages of turbo boost is best in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? The answer probably won't shock you, but the lovely folks from Nintendo UK are at hand to show you with science in the video above.
What do you think of this new boost ability? Has it changed the way you play? Let us know if you are a fan with a comment below.
It's no harm having another Turbo Boost and I'm glad fire hopping is gone.
It's best for tracks like Mario Circuit which do have those really, really long turns too. They were long enough that you'd easily hit stage 2 boost, but could be tempted to try for two of them which'd lead to an unoptimal driving line.
Been wondering recently if the third tier turbo boost was somehow there to replace or help remove the fire hopping from the original.
This video doesn't show what's better though. I mean, obviously the third tier is the better boost. But you have to take the build up time into consideration. Is it better to do two tier 2 boosts or 1 tier 3 boost? Like on the Waterpark in the long section where the water moves...you can easily do two tier 2 boosts there.
If Drifting done with wrong timing, it will be a disaster, especially Rainbow Road / Dragon Driftway / Big Blue in 200 cc.
Don't see this having a huge effect on anything
the turbo boost given by the drifting doesn't really help in baby park in Mario kart 8 unlike how it did in double dash. feels like a difference of 5 to 8 seconds in terms of finishing the race. other than that the drifting really helps in all the other tracks.
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