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  • A button: Accelerate; select menu
  • B button: Reverse; return from menu
  • X button: Use current item
  • Y button: Toggle bottom screen overhead view
  • L button: Use current item
  • R button: Jump
  • Select button or blow into microphone: Inflate balloons (Balloon Battle)


  • R button + Neutral dpad: Drift
    • R button + HLeft dpad + HRight dpad + HLeft dpad: Power boost (H means hold until a spark is seen) (can be done in other combination of left and right)
  • B button + Neutral dpad: When at full stop, change kart's faced direction (aka reversing)
  • B button + A button + Left dpad/Right dpad: Turn without moving the kart