Blue Falcon (kart)

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This article is about the kart from Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. For information about Captain Falcon's vehicle and Final Smash, see here.
Blue Falcon
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The Blue Falcon in Mario Kart 8.
Size Class MKWII: Small
MK8: Any
Strong stats MKWII: Speed
MK8: Speed, Acceleration
Weak stats MKWII: Weight, Handling, Off-Road, Mini-Turbo
MK8: Weight, Traction
Appearances Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1)

The Blue Falcon is a small kart that first appears in Mario Kart Wii. In Mario Kart 8, it appears as a kart part in the first downloadable content pack. It is modeled after the actual Blue Falcon vehicle used by Captain Falcon in the F-Zero series. The Blue Falcon in Mario Kart Wii is based on its more modern design from F-Zero X on the N64, while the one in Mario Kart 8 is based on its design from the original SNES F-Zero. In Mario Kart Wii, the coloring of Baby Mario's variant is the same as the Blue Falcon the kart is based on. The kart bears less resemblance to the vehicle it is based on in Mario Kart Wii, having three wheels and a battery at the bottom. It's depiction in Mario Kart 8 is more accurate, complete with flames instead of exhaust, which changes color depending on the mini turbo.

The Blue Falcon can be unlocked in Mario Kart Wii by winning the Lightning Cup in Mirror Mode. It does not have a bike counterpart for the small size class, being more similar to the medium bike Sneakster and the large bike Spear.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Stats[edit]

Speed: 60/80
Weight: 29/80
Acceleration: 35/80
Handling: 29/80
Drift: 43/80
Off-road: 24/80
Mini-turbo: 29/80
Drift Type:
Out

The Blue Falcon has great speed; it is the fastest small vehicle in the game. In fact, its speed is equivalent to the Flame Runner's. It is also the fastest vehicle without a counterpart in the game. 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.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Baby Mario - Blue body, red fin stripes, brown line through the middle.
  • Baby Luigi - Green body, blue fin stripes, brown line through the middle.
  • Baby Peach - Pink body, yellow fin stripes, brown line through the middle.
  • Baby Daisy - Orange body, turquoise fin stripes, yellow line through the middle.
  • Toad - Dark blue body, red fin stripes and line through the middle.
  • Toadette - Magenta body, red fin stripes, brown line through the middle.
  • Koopa Troopa - Dark yellow body, green fin stripes and line through the middle.
  • Dry Bones - Black body, gray fin stripes and line through the middle.
  • Male Mii - Cadet blue body, dark blue fin stripes, blue line through the middle.
  • Female Mii - White body, hot pink fin stripes, pink line through the middle.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

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 exhausts and an engine noise mimicking that of its original counterpart. Its sound is actually a deeper pitched version of the Jet Bike. The exhaust flames changes color when performing a Mini-Turbo.

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 tied with the Pipe Frame and Mach 8 (also others that share the respective stats), for having a highest possible top speed when used by heavyweight characters.

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

If the player beats the ghost data on Big Blue, they will receive a Stamp of the Blue Falcon.

Stats[edit]

  • Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: 0
  • Traction: -0.5

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルーファルコン
Burū Farukon
Blue Falcon
Spanish (NOA) Blue Falcon (Mario Kart Wii)
Halcón Azul (Mario Kart 8)
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Blue Falcon
Spanish (NOE) Blue Falcon -
French Blue Falcon -
German Blue Falcon -
Italian Blue Falcon -
Korean 블루 팔콘
Beullu Palcon
Blue Falcon

Trivia[edit]

  • The Blue Falcon is the only kart from Mario Kart Wii that returns in Mario Kart 8.