It happens to all of us. You are ahead of the pack, clearly in the first place, when someone launches the Spiny Shell (also known as the blue shell). It catches you and circles you before you bump into your kart, and apparently there is nothing you can do about it. But what if I told you that there are two ways to prevent this fate in Mario Kart Tour?
In Mario Kart Tour, blue shells can actually be avoided. With the right item or driving an expert, you can avoid the Blue Shell explosion and continue your dominance on the circuit. Is it easy to reach? No, but everyone would do it, as it were. The methods below require some practice. But once master, you can crush the dreams of your opponents while continuing your lead despite the desperate last attempt.
: Destroy it
The easiest way to prevent you from being hit by the Spiny Shell is to destroy it, which can only be achieved with one item, the Super Horn. The Super Horn (the red box with yellow speaker) ensures that the Spiny Shells do not touch you and effectively destroy you.
To use it, you have to wait until the Spiny Shell arrives and turns around you. Activate the Super Horn just before it hits you. This will dispose of the Spiny Shell and you can continue unharmed.
If you do not have the required item to destroy it, the only other option is to avoid it. There are two ways to achieve this, both of which are quite difficult to do well. The first is to slip back to second place and hold just long enough for the blue scale to pass you and the new driver to hit first place. to take again while keeping enough distance to avoid the radius of the blue scale. The best way to keep your distance is to use Slipstream. It's not easy, but with practice you can use this method to not only avoid blue shells, but also to come first at the start of the race. View our guide below for using Slipstream.
The other method requires the Triple Mushroom or Mega Mushroom. While the item is at hand, while the Blue Shell is getting ready to crash on you, you activate the Mushroom to move forward and prevent the explosion. You must activate milliseconds before it crashes for this work. If you use the Mushroom too early, the blue bowl will just follow you to your current location. I will not lie, this method will require a lot of practice. But it's something you have to learn, because Super Horn is quite rare.