Birthday Girl

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Birthday Girl
Royal Ribbon
Birthday Girl from Mario Kart Tour
The Birthday Girl 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 Daisy, Rosalina, and Honey Queen, receiving an orange, blue, and purple color scheme, respectively. Furthermore, it is Peach's, 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 CPU 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
Daisy Orange bows, yellow body, light orange spots Princess Daisy, using the Birthday Girl, equipped with the Slick tires.
Rosalina Blue bows, dark blue body, light blue spots Rosalina, using the Birthday Girl, equipped with the Slick tires.
Honey Queen Purple bows, dark purple body, light purple spots Honey Queen, using the Birthday Girl, equipped with the Slick tires.
All other characters Pink bows, red body, light pink spots Princess Peach, using the Birthday Girl, equipped with the Slick tires.

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 yellow-rimmed versions of the Roller tires from Mario Kart 7. The Birthday Girl increases the duration of Dash Panel speed boosts and the number of points resulted from using 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 has appeared in the First and Second pipes of every tour and is also a part of the Daily Selects base set. The following table lists the Birthday Girl's other availabilities by tour.

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, the card 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 Dash Panel Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Dash Panel Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Choco Island 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2T
3DS Toad Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit T
3DS Daisy Hills R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills R
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Yoshi Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
SNES Choco Island 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
N64 Frappe Snowland R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R
3DS Daisy Hills from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills**
3DS Daisy Hills T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills T
3DS Mario Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit R
London Loop 2 from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2
London Loop 2T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2T

* 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. 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]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

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

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.