You can’t avoid the rainbow route in Mario Kart and no matter which version it is, there are always players who try to shorten it. An abbreviation was previously considered impossible, but one has achieved the impossible.
Mario Kart: The Curse of the Rainbow Track
One study found that games like GTA V don’t make you aggressive, but let’s be honest – with the rainbow track in Mario Kart, friendship just ends. Nevertheless, it is simply an obligation, sometimes just to win certain successes or to unlock things. After all, they are now available in several forms.
The track is also represented in Mario Kart 8.
For many players, it is also mandatory to find shortcuts and break records. In the summer of 2018, a YouTuber named Summoning Salt introduced Ultra Shortcuts on ten different “Mario Kart” tracks, but the Wii version has one that no one could manage – until recently.
In his video, YouTuber Summoning Salt describes the ultra shortcut as unprecedented. No wonder, after all, there are numerous steps to be observed and executed perfectly in order to achieve the desired success. You can see the mentioned part from about 29:20 minutes:
Mario Kart: It’s finally done
But it happened around 2.5 years later. Recently, the French “Mario Kart” fan ArthuurrP did what was previously only possible with tool-supported runs – he mastered the ultra shortcut in Mario Kart Wii.
According to eSports advisor Rod Breslau, there have already been tens of thousands of attempts to make it, so ArthuurrP can be particularly proud of itself.
as seen on reddit, after 5 years and tens of thousands of attempts, @ArthuurrrP is the first human to achieve the Mario Kart Wii Rainbow Road ultra shortcut and lap successfully. Arthur the god pic.twitter.com/J52B8NEqHw— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 14, 2021
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