If you play Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch or Wii U, you've surely felt hatred for one of gaming's most frustrating items: the blue shell. Often picked up by racers near the back of the pack, the blue shell locks onto whoever's in first place, flies through the entire group of characters, and drags down whoever's unfortunate enough to be having a great race. If it's a close race, the shell's effects can be devastating.
Fortunately, players aren't completely defenseless against the blue shell. Twitter users gathered together on Friday, January 26, to demonstrate how they had managed to defeat the item!
How do you get rid of a blue shell? Use the Super-horn, an uncommon but very useful item which made its first appearance in Mario Kart 8.
It also looks like the blue shell doesn't affect your character if you crash into something just before it hits you!
A well-timed boost can successfully shoo the blue away.
Though it will slow you down a little, throwing yourself off the track at just the right moment will outwit the shell.
Do these look too tricky to pull off? Never fear, Mario Kart player! Sometimes you just get lucky:
We can't wait to try these out on the Mushroom Circuit!