Badwagon

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Badwagon
Badwagon from Mario Kart Tour
The Badwagon in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8, MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Badwagon is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It resembles a hot-pink muscle car with stereo speakers and a Roy Smooth Sounds logo on the rear. The emblem is located on the hood. The vehicle's name is a pun on the bandwagon effect, a psychological phenomenon where individuals more easily conform to a trend set by a larger group of people regardless of contrary evidence.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Badwagon first appears in Mario Kart 8 as a default kart body. Though muscle cars are typically built for speed, the Badwagon does not offer a ground speed boost (though it offers a water speed boost); it excels at weight and traction while acceleration and handling are lowered. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, however, it offers a speed boost on the ground while the water speed is reduced.

The stereo speakers and the lights animate to the beat of the background music, while they are idle in the beginning of the race and briefly when the final lap jingle plays. It shares its stats with the Tri-Speeder, the Steel Driver, the Standard ATV, and the GLA. Artwork of the kart shows that it has four-wheel steering, though it is not used in-game. It has the engine sound of a V-twin with loud and distinctive exhaust noise.

A CPU-controlled Peach will occasionally use this vehicle body, paired with the Standard tires.

While this vehicle body is available right from the start in Mario Kart 8, in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it must be unlocked by collecting coins. CPU King Boo, Roy, Wario, and Pink Gold Peach occasionally use this body during races with the Off-Road tires.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Badwagon returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. It offers longer-lasting Mini-Turbo boosts and increases the amount of points earned for performing Mini-Turbos. It uses the Retro Off-Road tires (although an official screenshot shows it with the Pipe Frame’s tires instead). Unlike its first appearance, the kart's speakers do not move and the lights do not flash. The game introduces two variants, a blue variant, simply named the Blue Badwagon, and a platinum variant, which is named the Grand Badwagon. Both are also classified as High-End karts.

Since its debut, the Badwagon is available in regular tour pipes, including the All-Clear Pipe. It is also a part of the Daily Selects lineup. The table below lists the kart's special availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Cat Tour Week 1 Tier Shop
10,000 coins
Pink Karts Pipe

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Badwagon appears as an Ace-class Shield-type primary spirit with two support slots. It is represented by Pink Gold Peach's Mario Kart 8 artwork, where she drives a Badwagon. When used, the spirit increases movement speed. Its puppet fighter is a Metal Peach, fought on the Mario Circuit stage; defeating her in battle will earn the player the spirit. The Badwagon spirit can also be obtained by purchasing it from Funky Kong's Shack for 4,000 Spirit Points at standard price.

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8

  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.75
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.75

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: -0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -1
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.75
  • Water Handling: -0.25
  • Air Handling: -0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.5
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -1

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Mini-Turbo Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
GCN Yoshi Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit R
GBA Bowser's Castle 1 from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
3DS Daisy Hills R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills R
N64 Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert
3DS Neo Bowser City R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R
RMX Rainbow Road 2R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 2R
SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R
Tokyo Blur 4T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
Tokyo Blur 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
3DS Toad Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R/T*
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T*
SNES Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1
SNES Choco Island 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R**
N64 Choco Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain T**
N64 Choco Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T
RMX Rainbow Road 2 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 2
RMX Rainbow Road 2T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 2T
SNES Donut Plains 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2T
Tokyo Blur 4R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4R
SNES Choco Island 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
91 Badwagon Badwagon spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Mario Kart Series Primary (2) Ace Shield
Speed ↑
Funky Kong's Shack; Spirit Board Peach
  • The enemy is metal
Mario Circuit Mario Circuit - Mario Kart 8

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビートデイモン
Bīto Deimon
Beat Deimon (corruption of "demon")
Chinese (Simplified) 音爆恶魔
Yīnbào Èmó
Sonic-boom Demon
Chinese (Traditional) 音爆惡魔
Yīnbào Èmó
Sonic-boom Demon
Dutch Blingbolide Bling Racing Car
French (NOA) Stéréo-bolide From stéréo, referring to the stereo speakers on the back, and bolide ("racing car")
French (NOE) Beat-bolide From beat and bolide ("racing car")
German Cool-Cabrio Cool convertible
Italian Discocabrio Disco-convertible
Korean 배드왜건
Baedeuwaegeon
Bad Wagon
Portuguese (NOA) Carango Slang word for "car"
Portuguese (NOE) Estereomóvel Stereomobile
Russian Крутачка
Krutachka
From круто (colloquialism for "cool" or "awesome") and тачка (colloquialism for "car")
Spanish (NOA) Clásico Classic
Spanish (NOE) Pandillero Mobster