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Mario Kart: Lightning Afterburners is the newest release in the Mario Kart series, featuring over 1000 possible kart combinations. It also features Lightspeed Mode, Time Trial Mode, Mission Mode, and Daredevil Mode other than the Grand Prix.
In MK: LA, players can use 50+ karts, 50+ wheels, 50+ gliders and many more objects to customize your kart. After selecting a kart, a type of wheels, a glider, a type of afterburners and power-ups, people can start racing in one of the 16 racetracks. There will be 12 characters; 1 selected by the player and 11 other random characters. Also available is the steerable wheel that can aid players in steering the kart, and the kart gamepad that allows to select engine power, speed and other stuff
This is the list of playable characters, locked and unlocked.
|#||Name||How to Unlock|
|9||Princess Daisy||Complete Mushroom Cup (see below)|
|10||Baby Mario||Complete Fire Flower Cup|
|11||Baby Luigi||Complete Star Cup|
|12||Baby Toad||Complete Special Cup|
|13||Baby Yoshi||Complete Shell Cup (see below)|
|14||Baby Peach||Complete Lightning Cup|
|15||Baby Daisy||Complete Red Shell Cup|
|16||Bowser Jr.||Complete Spiky Shell Cup|
|17||Bowser||Beat the ghost on Bowser's Volcano|
|18||Diddy Kong||Beat the ghost on Gigantic Jungle|
|19||Metal Mario||Beat the ghost in Metalhead Factory|
|20||Metal Luigi||Win a Grand Prix with Metal Mario|
|21||Golden Mario||Win 3 Grand Prixes with Metal Mario|
|22||Golden Luigi||Win 3 Grand Prixes with Metal Luigi|
|23||Rosalina||Win Mushroom, Fire Flower, Star and Special Cup|
|24||Wario||Win Shell, Lightning, Red Shell and Spiky Shell Cup|
|25||Waluigi||Win 1up, Ice Flower, Grand Star and Super Cup|
|26||Diamond version of any character||Win N64, Wii, 7 and 8 Cup|
Grand Prix Mode
This is the main part of the game. There are five difficulties and four grand prixes: the difficulties are 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, 200cc, and 200cc Mirror Mode. The grand prixes all have four cups, so here are they:
Normal Grand Prix
The first and easiest cup. Has these four racetracks: Mario's Raceway, Green Greens, Star World, and Revamped Raceway.
Fire Flower Cup
The second cup. Racetracks: Metalhead Factory, Waluigi Pinball World, Gigantic Jungle and Yoshi Bridge.
The third cup. The tracks are tricky and can be hard to manuever. Racetracks: Daisy's Course, Royal Canyon, Bowser Jr. Play Plaza.
The final cup of the normal grand prix. The tracks are very hard and the Rainbow Road is the hardest ever created up to this point. Racetracks: Luigi Autoway, Bowser's Volcano, Electrodynamic Colosseum, Rainbow Road.