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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch: here's all the shortcuts on all tracks

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a perfect opportunity to mercilessly own all your friends in local multiplayer. We'll help you become the most unpopular person in town.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't super different from the Wii U version - aside from being quite a lot prettier - but it's been a while, so let's refresh ourselves on the secret to success: cheating.

Okay, no, using shortcuts and corner-cuts in Mario Kart Deluxe 8 isn't exactly cheating, but when you suddenly appear eight car lengths ahead of your pal who previously had a solid lead and they have no idea where you came from, that's what gets screeched in your ear right before you are belted across the bean with a controller. Good thing JoyCons are pretty light, eh?

The obvious solution is for absolutely everyone everywhere to be completely aware of all the shortcuts and corner-cuts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Then everyone can "cheat" their way merrily through the stages, and you'll have to find another explanation for acts of fratricide.

To bring about this harmonious state, Arekkz has lovingly captured Switch footage of all the shortcuts and corner cuts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and presented them in the video above. Study it. Burn it onto your eyeballs. Become master of each track now that is has released on the Switch for the first time.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, should I get Mario Kart 8 on Switch even though I've played it on the Wii U? The answer to that seems to be a resounding yes according to critics.

With any luck, there will be no Mario Kart 8 Deluxe-motivated murders. Cross your fingers.

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