The Blue Shell - Lessons Learned #1

The Blue Shell - Lessons Learned #1

The Blue Shell is often the target of much criticism from Mario Kart players, but as piece of game design, it’s an excellent mechanic that helps to balance the playing field and keep the game close. In this article, I’d like to give some examples of Blue Shells in other games, and discuss why why I believe such mechanics are good for the games they're a part of.