An Emblem is a symbol that appears on a Kart or Bike in Mario Kart. The emblem in Mario Kart DS, is customizable, but in other Mario Kart games, they are character exclusive only. In Mario Party 7, whenever a character places an Orb, then it creates a Character Space which is symbolized by an emblem. In Mario Party 8, the emblem appears next to the character to indicate when it is the character's turn and when someone owns a hotel in Koopa's Tycoon Town, then the emblem will appear on top of the hotel to indicate that the character owns it. In the minigame Stampede, the player must stamp his or her emblem in blank sheets of paper. Emblems also make appearance in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. The symbols appear on flags and Emblems (not the symbol itself) in these games. The Mario characters do have the same logos, but since most Sonic characters do not have an emblem at all, they've most of the time a one-coloured silhouette of themselves in a different angle, with a colored background.
When not using a customized emblem:
When using a Roadblock Orb:
Rackets of unplayable characters and items can be accessed in this game.
Mario Kart DS
Mario Party 8
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Mario Kart Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii