One of the features of the series is the use of various power-up items obtained by driving into item boxes laid out on the course. These power-ups include mushrooms to give players a speed boost, Koopa Shells to be thrown at opponents, banana peels and fake item boxes that can be laid on the course as hazards. The type of weapon received from an item box is influenced by the player’s current position in the race. For example, players lagging far behind may receive more powerful items, such as Bullet Bills which give the player a bigger speed boost depending on the place of the player, while the leader may only receive small defensive items, such as shells or bananas. Called rubber banding, this gameplay mechanism allows other players or computers a realistic chance to catch up to the leading player. They can also perform driving techniques during the race such as mini-turbos, slipstreaming, and rocket starts.
Coloring books also help teachers and parents to solidify children's knowledge. Children can be instructed in their colors, the alphabet, shapes, seasonal occasions, as well as spiritual education to be strengthened in church or at home. For the last few years kid's coloring pages printed from the Internet have become an very serious competitor to the coloring books purchased in the store. Now you don't need to pick one of the various themes to buy for your child. You can get it all. Nowadays nearly every animated cartoon character has a website with free printables or coloring pages as a bonus. Sponge Bob square pants, launched as an animated television series and a media franchise, tells the story and the adventures of a group of friends. The crazy plot on which it was originally based, has soon made it irresistible, in that way that has become a real phenomenon, a series that all the people wanted to see, coming back from work, finding their own way of entertaining themselves.Either they loved it, or they hated it, people couldn't help watch it at least a time.Even it contained a kind of humour, special designed for adults, parents and children could enjoy it together, this way the series turing also into an occasion for reuniting families around TV.