Birthday Girl

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Birthday Girl
Royal Ribbon
MKT Icon BirthdayGirl.png
Birthday Girl as seen in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (trophy cameo), Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Battle Card cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Birthday Girl (known as the Royal Ribbon in the British English version) is a kart that appears in the Mario Kart series. It resembles a shoe decorated with spotted ribbons and bows. The emblem appears on the center of the front bow.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Birthday Girl first appears as a default kart body in Mario Kart 7. It changes color for Princess Daisy, Rosalina, and Honey Queen, receiving an orange, blue, and purple color scheme, respectively. Furthermore, it is Princess Peach's, Princess Daisy's, and Rosalina's signature kart, as well as one of Honey Queen's, alongside the Bumble V. Although it changes color for most female characters, Peach, female Miis, or any other characters do not get a color change.

The Birthday Girl offers a high acceleration and handling boost, while its speed, weight, and off-road are hindered. It is tied with the Cloud 9 and Tiny Tug for the lowest speed of all kart bodies, while being tied with the Egg 1 and Bumble V for having the highest acceleration of all kart bodies. Lastly, the Birthday Girl is tied with the Cloud 9 and Koopa Clown for having the highest handling of all kart bodies.

CPU Daisy is more likely to be seen driving this body with the Roller, Slim, Slick, or Sponge tires. Male or indeterminate-gender computer racers do not use this kart. It has the same engine noise as the Standard Bike from Mario Kart Wii.

Color schemes[edit]
Character Color scheme Image
Princess Daisy Orange bow, yellow body, light orange spots Daisy Birthday Girl.png
Rosalina Blue bow, dark blue body, light blue spots Rosalina Birthday Girl.png
Honey Queen Purple bow, dark purple body, light purple spots MK7 Birthday Girl Slick Purple Combo.png
All other characters Pink bow, red body, light pink spots Peach Birthday Girl.png

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Birthday Girl returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Normal kart. Unlike its Mario Kart 7 appearance, it only has the default coloration no matter which driver is using it. The bow at the back is also given spots like the front one. It uses the Roller tires, being a mix of their appearances from Mario Kart 7 (black tire treads) and Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (yellow center). The Birthday Girl increases the speed boosts and points resulted from driving over Dash Panels.

The game presents four variants of the Birthday Girl, two of which are derived from the kart's character-specific color schemes from Mario Kart 7. Rosalina’s color scheme for the kart is used for a variant called the Birthday Girl Rosalina, which also has the Normal classification, and Daisy’s color scheme for the kart is used for a variant called the Birthday Girl Daisy, which has the Super classification. Another variant called the Ribbon Rider appears as a High-End kart available during the London Tour. The fourth variant, the Festival Girl, appears in the Summer Festival Tour, which is also a High-End kart.

The Birthday Girl is a common item in tour pipes and the Daily Selects. However, throughout the game's history, it could be obtained in other ways as well. The following table lists all instances of special availability for the Birthday Girl by tour.

Tour Available in / as
Holiday Tour Tour gift
(167 Grand Stars)
Valentine's Tour Tour gift
(167 Grand Stars)
Yoshi Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

A collectible trophy of Princess Peach on the Birthday Girl can be obtained in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, a level 2 Character Card shows the Mario Kart 7 artwork of Peach driving the Birthday Girl. When used in battle, it enables the player with the highest attack power to act first for a limited time.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Dash Panel.png Dash Panel Plus
Favored courses Bonus points ×2
MKT Icon Choco Island 2T.png
SNES Choco Island 2T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit T.png
3DS Toad Circuit T
MKT Icon Daisy Hills R.png
3DS Daisy Hills R
Bonus points ×1.5
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit T.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
MKT Icon Choco Island 2RT.png
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland R.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R
MKT Icon Daisy Hills.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Icon Daisy Hills T.png
3DS Daisy Hills T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit R.png
3DS Mario Circuit R
MKT Icon London Loop 2.png
London Loop 2
MKT Icon London Loop 2T.png
London Loop 2T


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Peach + Birthday Girl
Peach + Royal Ribbon
BirthdayGirlTrophy3DS.png Princess Peach, where are you off to with that pink parasol? A day at the beach? More like a day at the races! Her tough and unconventional karts are ready, and she wants to take the checkered flag. Expect to see Peach win and be elegant at the same time. The next race is about to start, but who's going to come out on top? Will it be Peach, with her lovely Peach Parasol? She's customised her kart to be both tough AND cute, because she's not just aiming to win - she's aiming to win in style!

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バースデーガール
Bāsudē Gāru
Birthday Girl
Spanish (NOA) Rosilazo GTI Pun on Rosa (Pink) and Lazo (Ribbon), GTI stands for Gran Turismo Inyección (Gran Turismo Injection)
Spanish (NOE) Lazo GTI Ribbon GTI, GTI stands for Gran Turismo Inyección (Gran Turismo Injection)
French Turboruban Turbo Ribbon
Dutch Royaltyracer Royalty Racer
German Schleifenkiste Bow Box, a pun on Seifenkiste (soapbox car) and Schleife (bow, ribbon)
Italian Nastronave From "nastro" (ribbon) and "astronave" (spaceship)
Portuguese (NOA) Laçarote GTI Peach Peach Ribbon GTI, GTI stands for Gran Turismo Injection
Portuguese (NOE) Laço Real Royal Ribbon
Russian Бантомобиль
Bantomobil'
Bantomobile
Korean 웨딩카
Weding Ka
Wedding Car
Chinese 生日女孩[1][2]
Shēngrì Nǚhái
Birthday Girl

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo. 瑪利歐賽車7 : 組裝賽車 (Mario Kart 7: Assembling Karts). Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ iQue. 马力欧卡丁车7 : 设计卡丁车 (Mario Kart 7: Designing Karts). Retrieved January 28, 2017.