Quick reference control diagram for new players

If you want your Mario Kart tournament to be a success, everyone needs to know the controls.

I designed this diagram to be printed large as an easy reference for players, especially those unfamiliar with the Nintendo Switch JoyCon controller.

Download the PDF and print as big as you like – it’s vector!

Mario Kart 8 control diagram

I iterated to improve concision and clarity.

Key actions are most prominent and advanced techniques like defending are labelled underneath. The diagram doesn’t teach the advanced concepts, instead serving as prompts and “knowledge in the world”, as Don Norman would put it!