How to put objects behind you in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Mario Kart 8 is one of the craziest games I’ve ever played with my friends. Friends become enemies in an instant when you throw things at each other. What if I told you there was a way to place objects behind you to prevent yourself from being hit? Here’s how to put items behind you in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Putting objects behind you in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

To put objects behind you in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you must hold down the item button and slide it behind your vehicle. There are many items you can use in the game to prevent your friends or enemies from crossing the finish line. Some of the items you can use and place behind you are bananas, green and red shells and bombs. These are the only items you can use, but be careful when handling the bomb. If you’re not fast enough, you might end up getting blown up.

If you still don’t know how to use the item button correctly, you need to press the ZL/L button on your controller. Make sure you hold down the L button so you can slide it properly behind you. Some issues players have encountered include pressing and holding the left stick. Don’t use your analog stick when trying to place objects behind you. You can also try holding down the ZL button for a long time to keep it attached behind your vehicle.

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How to throw an object forward in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is much more than just a racing game. It’s a game that requires strategies to reach the top. You can still bump into players and force them off the ledge, but using an item behind you is a great defensive strategy. If you’re not ready to throw things behind you, you can always do it the old-fashioned way and throw them in front of you.

To get an item, you have to go through an item box. Pick up the item, use your left analog stick and hold the ZL/L button. This will throw the item at a player and, depending on the item, can cause them to crash and burn.

By Martin Jenkins

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