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Want to get all the stars in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Here’s how!

By Olivia Richman

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Jun 9, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

You may be wondering what the stars mean after you complete a cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. These stars are actually the game’s ranking system, and the better you do in a cup, the more stars you’ll see. Want to get all the stars in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Here’s how you can do it.

How many stars can you get in Mario Kart?

The highest number of stars you can earn for each Grand Prix cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is three. When you get three stars after a cup, you’ll receive a gold trophy as well. Here is how to get three stars in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and receive a gold trophy each time.

How to get three stars in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

To earn three stars at the end of a Grand Prix cup, you’ll need to place first in all four of the cup’s races. You get 15 points each time you get in first, and you need 60 points to guarantee the three stars.

  • Three first-place and one second-place: 57 points — two stars
  • Two first-place and two second-place: 54 — one star
  • Any score below 54 will get zero stars

Keep in mind that you need to get first place in all of the races on each difficulty level of every cup in order to truly get every star in the game. This means you need to get 60 points in all of the Grand Prix cups at 50cc, 100cc, 200cc, and Mirror to obtain every star in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and all of the resulting gold trophies. Doing this will also unlock Gold Mario in the process.

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Tips for getting first place in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to learn, but a bit difficult to truly master. Here are some tips to guarantee a good placement. Give it some practice and you’ll be getting all first-place finishes in no time.

  1. Select a heavy character. Here are some of the best racers to use.
  2. Choose the right kart! You want a vehicle that’s fast and handles well, with tires that have great traction.
  3. Learn to drift properly. This will give you speed boosts that temporarily increase your maximum speed.
  4. Memorize the maps and their best shortcuts. Some shortcuts will put you far ahead of opponents.

Keep these tips in mind and you’ll soon have all of the stars in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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