Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches today, here’s how to unlock the secret character

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, we gave Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a solid review score and a praise filled write up, saying the game is pretty much in the must own category for Switch owners who crave multiplayer action.

Part of the praise was reserved for the various difficulty settings within the game, with the hardest being the almost map breaking 200cc. Navigating courses at that speed can be near impossible, especially when tight bends enter the equation.

Well, for those of you brave enough, completing all 12 cups in this tough setting unlocks the only secret character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a solid gold Mario.

You can smelt him down and buy three silver Marios.

My recommendation is pick a vehicle with low speed and max out your handling (quads are good for this). Also forget about drifting around corners, especially on maps with ledges, the speed boosts make it harder if anything.

Good luck! Let us know how long it takes you to make it rain gold.

Drift with Charlie on Twitter @clbraith and don’t forget to follow @load_screen and like us on Facebook.

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