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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe unlock list for 2023

By Olivia Richman


Sep 11, 2023

Reading time: 3 min

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on the Nintendo Switch and it continues to come out with new tracks, racers, and other content. But even if you don’t want to pay for anything, you can still unlock a lot of content within Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the right amount of in-game currency.

Here are all of the unlockables you can get by collecting coins and completing challenges.

All unlockable characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

There is actually only one unlockable character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe right now: Gold Mario.

You can unlock Gold Mario by completing every cup in the 200cc Grand Prix. Once you do this, Metal Mario will turn to Gold Mario in the character select.

All other new characters have to be purchased as DLC.

Unlockable vehicle parts

You can get new vehicle parts by simply collecting coins while racing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

After reaching 450 coins, you will get a new vehicle part every 30 coins you collect. Once you reach 1,500 coins, you’ll get a new vehicle part every 50 coins you collect. Once you reach 3,100 coins, you will then unlock a new vehicle part every 100 coins.

All of the vehicle parts are chosen at random so the order in which you get the new parts are not predictable.

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Mario Kart 8

Here are all of the vehicle parts you can unlock:

  • Karts
    • Pipe Frame
    • Mach 8
    • Cat Cruiser
    • Tri-Speeder
    • Badwagon
    • Prancer
    • Biddybuggy
    • Landship
    • Sports Coupe
    • GLA
    • W 25 Silver Arrow
    • 300 SL Roadster
    • Blue Falcon
    • Tanooki Kart
    • B Dasher
    • P-Wing
    • Koopa Clown
  • Standard bikes
    • The Duke
    • Flame Rider
    • Varmint
    • Mr. Scooty
    • Master Cycle Zero
  • Sports bikes
    • Sport Bike
    • Jet Bike
    • Yoshi Bike
    • Master Cycle
  • ATVs
    • Wild Wiggler
    • Teddy Buggy
    • Bone Rattler
    • Inkstriker
  • Tires
    • Slick
    • Metal
    • Button
    • Wood
    • Cushion
    • Blue Standard
    • Hot Monster
    • Azure Roller
    • Crimson Slim
    • Cyber Slick
    • Retro Off-Road
    • GLA Tires
    • Triforce Tires
    • Ancient Tires
    • Leaf Tires
  • Gliders
    • Cloud Glider
    • Wario Wing
    • Waddle Wing
    • Peach Parasol
    • Flower Glider
    • Bowser Kite
    • MKTV Parafoil
    • Hylian Kite
    • Paraglider
    • Paper Glider

On top of this, there are also three gold vehicle parts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. These are earned by beating certain challenges.

The Gold Standard Kart is earned with a one-star ranking in every Mirror Cup in the base game. You can then get Gold Tires by beating all 48 staff ghosts in the 150cc Time Trials in the base game. Then, you can get the Gold Glider by collecting 5,000 coins.

Unlockable title screens

On top of racers and vehicles, you can even unlock alternate title screens and other goodies. If you win a gold trophy in every Mirror Cup and 200cc Cup in the base game, you can get Bowser, Link, Luigi, anti-gravity mode Mario, Rosalina, Peach, Yoshi, Villager, Isabelle, the Babies, the Koopalings, and Mario and Bowser as your title screen instead.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Unlockable Mii customes

If you race with a Mii driver, you can also customize them with unlockable Mii costumes. You can unlock these by using Amiibos.

  • Mario Suit
  • Luigi Suit
  • Peach Suit
  • Yoshi Suit
  • Donkey Kong Suit
  • Hylian Suit
  • Captain Falcon Suit
  • Kirby Suit
  • Varia Suit
  • Fox Suit
  • Toad Suit
  • Bowser Suit
  • Wario Suit
  • Rosalina Suit
  • Pikmin Suit
  • Animal Crossing Suit
  • Mega Man Suit
  • Pac-Man Suit
  • Sonic Suit
  • Splatoon Suit


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