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Each installment features a variety of different modes. The following four modes recur most often in the series:
Grand Prix Players compete in various "cups," groups of four courses each (five in Super Mario Kart) with four difficulty levels: 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, and 150cc Mirror (courses that are mirrored in terms of direction). As the level increases, the vehicles will go faster. There are eight cups in all, divided into two types: Nitro and Retro. Players earn points according to their finishing position in each race and the top three players with the most points overall will receive a trophy. Mario Kart 8 is the first to feature a fifth difficulty level in the form of 200cc.
Time Trial The player races alone in order to finish any course in the fastest time possible. The best time is then saved as a ghost, which the player can race against in later trials.
VS Multiple human players race against each other on any course with customized rules such as team racing and item frequency. The mode also includes single-player VS races and CPU controlled players to compete in VS races as well since Mario Kart DS (except for Mario Kart 7). Super Circuit, however, features a Quick Run mode, which shares similarities with VS mode.
Battle Multiple human players use racing items to battle each other in a closed arena. Each player starts with three balloons and loses a balloon with every hit sustained; the last player possessing at least one balloon wins. Different battle types were added as the series progressed, as well as single-player battles. Starting with Mario Kart Wii, there is a time limit for each battle. For Mario Kart 8, the battles take place on race courses. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reintroduces arena-style tracks.
Some theories propose that myths began as allegories for natural phenomena: Apollo represents the sun, Poseidon represents water, and so on. According to another theory, myths began as allegories for philosophical or spiritual concepts: Athena represents wise judgment, Aphrodite desire, and so on. Mller supported an allegorical theory of myth. He believed myths began as allegorical descriptions of nature and gradually came to be interpreted literally. For example, a poetic description of the sea as "raging" was eventually taken literally and the sea was then thought of as a raging god.