Alternative Title: So You're Gonna Knock Me Off The Course Eh...
So. I've been recently trying to 3 star the 150CC courses... I've gotten three cups done so, and now finished my fourth. That was a massive pain, though. xD
The first two tracks were fine, though there were some panic moments on DK Jungle(Not Rosalina's Ice World, it's one of the best courses on this game. =P).
Then I get to Bowser's Castle. I hate that track, I really do.
' For one, when you drift after the first/second thwomp, you have a 90% chance of sliding right off the track, and landing in the lava. -5 seconds, head to 6th place. Then there's the underwater part. Multiple sections like that. -10 seconds, fall to 7th place. Then there's all the blue shells and such so that when you do
get into 1st place, you get knocked out.
I had to do this track twice because of that; I fell off the track literally right before the end of the third lap, and no matter how hard I tried, there was simply not enough time to catch up. So, after I beat that a second time, it was onto Rainbow Road.
I was leading that more or less a good chunk of the time; though there was an absolutely cheap move right at the beginning, I somehow got hit by something, and got thrown off the track at the first ramp section. That was fine, I got back my lead by the time I got to the rings, and kept
my lead all the way past, though there were a few times I was surprised that I didn't
fall. Then you get to that spinning section that has the jumps following it. Surprisingly, I didn't
mess up on the jump and get hurled into Oblivion(Though how I'd have gotten into an Elder Scrolls game is beyond me...); but my panic didn't help; I made a couple jumps, and then hurled myself off into Oblivion(There it is again!). I get set back onto the track with only about maybe a fourth or fifth of the race left; I make my way past those dang ramps, and hit an item box.
LIGHTNING GET! >=D I begin to drift, and hit the L button as soon as I could... Instantly, the entire group of opponents is sent spinning, and some even get knocked off the track. I then start laughing out loud literally, as I pass them all easily, without even having a mushroom or drifting, and proceed to win the race. This was literally right before the finish line; the last two turns! xD When the fall happened I was going "NO, NO, NO!!" And then when I got the lightning, that turned into "YES, YES, YES, TAKE THAT!!" Overall just awesome, as i did not want to replay that race again. =P Now to finish the rest... *Starts the other 'last' cup first* No way am I saving the SNES Rainbow Road for last... That'll be even more of a pain. >_>