Coin (Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8: Deluxe/Super Mario Kart)

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This is a complete waste of an item.

The Coin is an item featured in Super Mario Kart, as well as Mario Kart 8 and its Deluxe port. This item is highly regarded by some as the most useless item in Mario Kart history.

Why It Sucks

  1. There are Coins everywhere on the track, so why would you need one from an Item Box?
  2. You can't defend yourself from incoming items, nor can you attack others. The Fake Item Box doesn't protect you from incoming items either, but at least you can use it offensively on another player.
  3. While you're in 1st place, you can get Coins just as often as you'll get Green Shells and Bananas, both of which are overhated items and have consistently been in every Mario Kart game.
    • It is especially annoying in Mario Kart 8 as the maximum limit of coins that you can collect in 10 making it extremely annoying to get in that game.
  4. To rub salt in the wound, because the item balance in Mario Kart 8 is based on distance, you can get a Coin from an Item Box in any position.
  5. Mario Kart Tour has a coin limit, it reaches up to 99, including event tokens.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It isn't used in item boxes in Mario Kart: Super Circuit or Mario Kart 7.
  2. At least it doesn't harm you, unlike the Thunder Cloud.
  3. It is more useful in Mario Kart Tour as it helps you to get a bigger combo in that game, not to mention Mario Kart Tour wields up to 99, despite having a coin limit, unlike Mario Kart 8.


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