What is the best strategy for getting a star ranking?

  1. I need help unlocking star ranking stuff, and I have tried over and over, but can't get it. Please help me!

    User Info: keyblade_lord

    keyblade_lord - 12 years ago
  2. Which cups or cc do you need help on cause it depends from stage to stage. Although as a general rule Heavy types are good for getting star ranks.

    User Info: Death_Ragnell

    Death_Ragnell - 12 years ago
  3. In particular, I need 100cc retro cups.

    User Info: keyblade_lord

    keyblade_lord - 12 years ago

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  1. I think that the best way to get stars is to use a fast kart and heavy character that way no one can bump you out of the way and you will have the best time. You need to a really low time (not nesicarially 1st place) to get stars and the fast kart will help you do so. And just in case whenever you get an item ( I know this is tedious but its helpful) hold it behind you until you get hit and then quickly replace it with another item, and be sure to spin out of POWs. If you do this I think the only things that can slow you down are blue shells and those lightning bolt things. and try not to crash :]

    User Info: jollygorrilla

    jollygorrilla - 12 years ago 5   0

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  1. Take into account that the following scenarios may affect your ranking.

    -Getting hammered on with many items in a small amount of time(Blue Shells mostly)
    This allows leeway for how fast you finish and your finishing place. It also allows you to use items more to catch up.

    -If you fall of the track once, but followed the guidelines strictly, then you can probably still achieve a good star rank.

    Here's a general tip to remember when looking to get a star rank:

    Make sure that you know that what you do in all 4 races in one cup counts towards getting a Star Rank. Pretend that the four races are one huge race.

    a. Guidelines for getting a 1-Star Rank:

    Trying to get a 1-Star Rank allows for some leeway, but not too much. To earn a 1-Star Rank, you'll still have to play well.

    -You are allowed to bang into walls (1 or 2 times)
    -You are allowed to bang into obstacles (1 or 2 times)
    -Stay on road as much as you can (Off-roading is allowed 2 to 3 times without a boost)
    -Try not to fall off the track (Once is allowed, twice almost guarantees a non-Star Rank)
    -Do as many tricks/tactics as you can. Drift Boost, Snaking, Wheelie, etc. (This is a rumor, but it may help)
    -Stay in first for a good amount of the race
    -Try not use items to catch up to other players (once is allowed. Ties into the above reason)
    -Finish as fast as possible
    -You must get 53 points or more as your grand total

    b. Guidelines for getting a 2-Star Rank:

    Trying to get a 2-Star Rank is obviously harder than trying to get a 1-Star Rank. It allows for little leeway.

    -Try not to bang into walls
    -Try not to bang into obstacles
    -Stay on the road as much as you can (Off-roading is allowed 1 to 2 times without a boost)
    -Try not to fall off the track (maybe once, but it almost guarantees you a 1-Star Rank)
    -Do as many tricks/tactics as you can. Drift Boost, Snaking, Wheelie, etc. (This is a rumor, but it may help)
    -Try to stay in first for most of the race
    -Try not to use items to catch up to other players
    -Finish as fast as possible
    -You must get 55 points or more as your grand total

    c. Guidelines for getting a 3-Star Rank:

    Trying to get a 3-Star Rank is no doubt harder than getting one of the two previous Star Ranks. It allows for almost no leeway.

    -Try not to bang into walls
    -Try not to bang into obstacles
    -Stay on the road (unless you have a boost item to allow you to travel off-road)
    -Try not to fall off the track
    -Do as many tricks/tactics as you can. Drift Boost, Snaking, Wheelie, etc. (This is a rumor, but it may help)
    -Stay in first for much of the time in races
    -Try not to use items to catch up to other players
    -Finish as fast as possible
    -You must get 60 points as your grand total

    This was taken from the message boards and edited. Hope it helps.

    User Info: A_Dry_Bone

    A_Dry_Bone - 12 years ago 5   2
  2. Of course, it depends on what star level you are trying to achieve. What you need to do is always finish every race in the cup in first place. While doing that, you need to get as a quick of a time as possible while not hitting as many obstacles as possible. That includes items, walls, driving off the road, hitting drivers, etc. Keeping these in mind you should at least achieve a one-star level on all cups.

    User Info: jm_gamer_13

    jm_gamer_13 - 12 years ago 2   0
  3. To get the star ranks, you have to get very low times overall in the cup. Your score won't matter as long as you're fast, but it does help if you always take 1st place in every race. Your best bet is to use Karts or Bikes with high speed ratings.

    User Info: DoublePie

    DoublePie - 12 years ago 2   2
  4. stay in 1st a good part of the race and try geting first or second in 2 of the laps but be one 1st at least in one lap get first place in 3/4 in the the grand prix races and you will get 1 star rank if you get 4/4 with all the things I told ya youll get 2 stars ranking but Im not shure how to get 3 stars ranking

    User Info: Gmaster01

    Gmaster01 - 12 years ago 1   1
  5. On the subject of banging into walls, I'd get a vehicle with good handling if I were you. I find that bikes are faster, but karts usually are easier to steer. You should time your sharp turns wisely, especially in places with a lot of walls such as SNES Mario Circuit 3. Using manual may help a bit as well, along with the use on the 'mote + Nunchuk (easier to use than the Wii Wheel, IMO.)

    Also, I've found that it helps to use offensive items as often and as strategically as possible to leave the CPUs in the dust. Hope that helps.

    User Info: Sonalis1092

    Sonalis1092 - 12 years ago 1   2

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