Blue Falcon

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Blue Falcon
Blue Falcon from Mario Kart 8
The Blue Falcon in Mario Kart 8.
Size class MKW: Small
MK8 and MK8D: Any
Strong stats Speed (MKW)
Speed, Acceleration (MK8)
Speed (MK8D)
Average stats Acceleration, Drift (MKW)
Handling (MK8)
Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Weight, Handling, Off-Road, Mini-Turbo (MKW)
Weight, Traction (MK8)
Acceleration, Weight, Handling (MK8D)
Appears in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Blue Falcon is a kart in the Mario Kart series modeled after the vehicle of the same name used by Captain Falcon in the F-Zero series. In Mario Kart Wii, the Blue Falcon is based on its design from F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, while in Mario Kart 8, it is based on its design from the original F-Zero. In Mario Kart Wii, the coloring of Baby Mario's Blue Falcon is the same as its namesake and the emblem is located on the hood, two tailfins, and rear. The kart bears less resemblance to the vehicle it is based on in Mario Kart Wii, having four wheels and a battery at the bottom. Its depiction in Mario Kart 8 is more accurate; it now emits flames, which changes color during a mini-turbo drift, instead of exhaust smoke. In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the emblem is located on the sides of the kart.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Blue Falcon is an unlockable small vehicle, unlocked by winning the Lightning Cup in Mirror Mode or by playing 4,200 races. The kart emphasizes top speed and trades off other stats, similar to its medium and large counterparts (the Sprinter and Jetsetter respectively), but not as polarizing. It is the fastest small vehicle in the game, with its top speed being equivalent to the Flame Runner's. However, the vehicle is rather light and has average drifting and acceleration, but its other stats are rather low. In fact, the Blue Falcon is the only small vehicle to have a Mini-Turbo lower than thirty, unless driven by Baby Daisy, Koopa Troopa, Dry Bones, or the Mii based on their Mini-Turbo bonuses. Its weight is tied with the Standard Kart S. Its acceleration is tied with the Super Blooper. Its off-road is tied with the Honeycoupe, the Wild Wing, and the Sneakster. The Blue Falcon's off-road is rather poor; it has the worst off-road performance, handling, and Mini-Turbo out of all small vehicles. The Blue Falcon also has the lowest stat total out of any small vehicle in the game, having 249 stat points.

The Blue Falcon is one of the six vehicles in Mario Kart Wii to not have a counterpart for its size class, with the other five vehicles being the Classic Dragster, Jet Bubble, Piranha Prowler, Phantom, and Zip Zip.

Although it is called the Blue Falcon, most characters driving this vehicle have non-blue color schemes; for example, Baby Luigi has a green Blue Falcon. If Baby Luigi or Baby Daisy ride the Blue Falcon, it will surpass the Sprinter's, Flame Flyer and Sneakster's, and Flame Runner's default speed by one point, three points, and five points respectively. Also, if Toadette rides the Blue Falcon, it will surpass the Piranha Prowler's and Bullet Bike's default off-road stat by one point.

Color schemes[edit]

Character Color Scheme Image Character Color Scheme Image
Baby Mario Blue body and seat, dark red fin stripes, light brown stripe through the middle Baby Mario's Blue Falcon Baby Luigi Green body, blue fin stripes and seat, light brown stripe through the middle Baby Luigi's Blue Falcon
Baby Peach Pink body, yellow fin stripes, blue seat, light brown stripe through the middle Baby Peach's Blue Falcon Baby Daisy Orange body, shamrock green fin stripes, blue seat, yellow stripe through the middle Baby Daisy's Blue Falcon
Toad Dark blue body, red fin stripes and stripe through the middle, blue seat Toad's Blue Falcon Toadette Magenta body, red fin stripes, blue seat, light brown stripe through the middle Toadette's Blue Falcon
Koopa Troopa Golden-yellow body, lime green fin stripes and stripe through the middle, blue seat Koopa Troopa's Blue Falcon Dry Bones Dark gray body, light gray fin stripes and stripe through the middle, blue seat Dry Bones in the Blue Falcon on the character select screen
Male Mii Cadet blue body, dark blue fin stripes, seat and stripe through the middle Blue Falcon from Mario Kart Wii Female Mii White body, magenta fin stripes, seat and stripe through the middle Blue Falcon from Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Luigi drives in the Blue Falcon on Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8.
Luigi driving the Blue Falcon in Mario Kart 8.

The Blue Falcon returns in Mario Kart 8 as one of the vehicles included in The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack, as well as one of the three retro vehicle bodies to return in the game along with the B Dasher and Pipe Frame. The model is redesigned to look like the original Blue Falcon from F-Zero for the SNES, complete with flames coming out from the exhaust pipes and an engine noise mimicking that of its original counterpart, and it no longer changes color depending on which character is using it. The tailfins also move when the kart turns. It can also be used by a character of any weight class, as opposed to being exclusive to lightweight characters. Its engine sound is actually a deeper pitched version of the Jet Bike's, which is a ducted jet engine. The exhaust flames change color when performing a Mini-Turbo. CPUs never use the Blue Falcon, thus making this kart a player-exclusive kart.

In terms of its stats, the Blue Falcon's stat distribution is similar to that of the Soda Jet from Mario Kart 7; it gives a high boost in speed and acceleration as well as an average Mini-Turbo, at the cost of some weight and traction. Also, the Blue Falcon's stats are shared with the Streetle, which is available in the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

It is one of the several vehicles in Mario Kart 8 to have a supercharged engine, the others being the Mach 8, Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, B Dasher, Badwagon, P-Wing, Comet, and Jet Bike.

A Stamp of the Blue Falcon became available in Version 4.0 of Mario Kart 8, which was released on April 23, 2015.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it can be unlocked randomly by collecting coins and now shares stats with the Splat Buggy. It provides a higher boost to traction, anti-gravity handling, and water handling, while reducing water speed, air speed, acceleration, weight, ground handling, and air handling. CPUs will never use this vehicle body, making it among the few player-exclusive vehicle parts in the game.

Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit[edit]

Caped Mario riding Yoshi, in front of an F-Zero machine
Mario and Yoshi overtaking the Blue Falcon

Blue Falcon appears in Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit, a two-page comic published in the 4/1992 issue of the German Club Nintendo magazine. In the comic, Mario and Yoshi are chased by Blue Falcon for violating the speed limit.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Speed: 60/80
Weight: 29/80
Acceleration: 35/80
Handling: 29/80
Drift: 43/80
Off-Road: 24/80
Mini-Turbo: 29/80
Vehicle type:

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Mario Kart 8

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルーファルコン
Burū Farukon
Blue Falcon

Chinese 蓝色之隼
Lánsè zhī Sǔn
Blue Falcon

Dutch Blue Falcon
French Blue Falcon
German Blue Falcon
Italian Blue Falcon
Korean 블루팔콘
Blue Falcon

Portuguese Blue Falcon
Russian Синий сокол
Siniy sokol
Blue falcon

Spanish (NOA) Halcón Azul (Mario Kart 8)
Blue Falcon (Mario Kart Wii)
Blue Falcon
Spanish (NOE) Blue Falcon


  • Though it never appeared in the game, the Mario Kart 8 version of the Blue Falcon had specific files relating to it within Mario Kart Tour, with the specific codename BFalcon8.
  • The color scheme of Baby Luigi, Toadette and Dry Bones' Blue Falcons resemble the namesake vehicle's alternate colors in F-Zero X.