With the exception of perhaps the Bloober, the Blue Shell is the most annoying item you can get against in the Mario Kart games. After all, there is little more annoying than being nuked when you’re headed … unless you’ve thrown the nuke yourself.
It may sound bizarre, but this is the goal of the Blue Yourself challenge that currently occupies Mario Kart speedrunners. Getting a Blue Shell and throwing it when you lead will make yourself a target. That is easy to do. But doing it quickly is of course a different story.
It is important to know that in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you only get a Blue Shell when at least thirty seconds have passed, you are at least two thousand units behind the front runner and you are a bit lucky, since even then you only have a 5% chance of winning. object. It is therefore an art to find a folder on which this checklist can be fulfilled as well as possible. And according to Skilloz, the current record holder, that map is Mario Circuit in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
You can see below how he achieves this goal in less than 38 seconds, but let us give you some context first. He is not only talking about the Blue Shell, but also the Star and Triple Mushroom. The reason for this is simple: when he gets his Blue Shell, he is in last place and well behind the front runner. He has to make up that distance quickly. With the Star you get a speed boost, which helps with that, but you can also ram through all obstacles. The Triple Mushroom can further increase your speed, allowing it to cover the distance in a matter of seconds. Well done!