B Dasher

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B Dasher
ZeldaMK8Bdasher.png
The B Dasher, in Mario Kart 8.
Advantages MKDS: Weight, Items
MK7: Speed, Handling
MK8: Speed, Weight
Disadvantages MKDS: None
MK7: Acceleration, Off-Road
MK8: Acceleration, Traction
Appearances Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1)

The B Dasher is Mario's main kart of choice in the game Mario Kart DS, and it returns as an unlockable kart body in Mario Kart 7, along with being a downloadable kart body in Mario Kart 8. It is a long, skinny, white kart with stripes along each side. It appeared on the box art of Mario Kart DS, and it resembles the real Honda RA272 Formula One car.

In Mario Kart Wii, there is a kart called the B Dasher Mk 2 in Europe, Australia, and Japan, making it the Mario Kart DS kart's successor. However, it's called the Sprinter in the American edition.

History[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart DS artwork of the B Dasher.

The B Dasher appears as the main kart in Mario Kart DS. It has average speed, handling, and drift, above average acceleration, and high items & weight; it is one of the heaviest karts in the game, and its weight is tied with the Hurricane.

To let any character use the kart, the player must obtain all the gold cups in 150cc mirror mode.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The B Dasher, as it appears in Mario Kart 7.

The B Dasher reappears in Mario Kart 7 as one of the selectable kart frames, and is more speed-focused than in Mario Kart DS. It features a speed and handling boost, but its acceleration and off-road stats are hindered during the process. In fact, the B Dasher is tied with the Blue Seven and Bolt Buggy for having the lowest acceleration of all kart bodies. Fortunately, it's tied with the Blue Seven, Bruiser, and Zucchini for having the highest speed of all kart bodies, and it's the fastest kart body to have a positive handling boost.

A CPU Mario is more likely to be seen driving on this body.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Red Yoshi, driving the B Dasher at GBA Mario Circuit.

The B Dasher once again returns in Mario Kart 8 as part of the first downloadable content pack, The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8.[1] It shares the same exact stats with the Mach 8, Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, and P-Wing.

Stats[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Speed: 6/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Weight: 8/10
  • Handling: 5/10
  • Drift: 5.5/10
  • Items: 10/10

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: +0.5
  • Sea Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: +0.25
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: 0
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: 0

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -1
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Bダッシュ
B dasshu
B Dash
Spanish Rayo GTI Thunderbold GTI, GTI stands for Gran Turismo Inyección (Gran Turismo Injection)
French Intrépide Intrepid
Dutch Sprinter Sprinter, probably from the Sprinter, which is outside North America known as the B Dasher Mk 2. Sprinter also means someone who runs fast.
German Bolide Racing Car
Italian Fulmine Lightning
Portuguese Turbólide An aggregation of Turbo and Bólide (Racing Car)
Russian Турбо B
Turbo B
Turbo B
Korean B대시
B Daesi
B Dash

Trivia[edit]

  • Its name is most likely a reference to the controls of the side-scrolling NES and Game Boy games - the player presses and holds the B Button to dash. The B Button in SNES was also responsible for acceleration in Super Mario Kart.
  • In Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Mario's original kart resembles a stylized form of the B Dasher.
  • The B Dasher's tailpipe design seems to be the inspiration for the tailpipe designs of the Standard Karts S/M/L from Mario Kart Wii.
  • The B Dasher's name in Dutch is Sprinter, a reference to the Sprinter (B Dasher Mk 2 in PAL regions and Japan) from Mario Kart Wii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miiverse