Bolt Buggy

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Bolt Buggy
Bolt Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.
The Bolt Buggy in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour

The Bolt Buggy is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It resembles the Pipe Frame with a yellow chassis similar to Donkey Kong's color scheme and a pair of headlights in the front. The emblem is located on the back of the kart. The Varmint from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a similar design to this vehicle.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Bolt Buggy first appears in Mario Kart 7 as a default kart body part. It boosts speed, weight, and off-road, but its acceleration and handling are hindered during the process. It is one of the only five karts to increase off-road boost, with the other four being the Bumble V, Cact-X, Pipe Frame, and Tiny Tug. Also, the Bolt Buggy is tied with the B Dasher and Blue Seven for the lowest acceleration of all kart bodies. The engine sound is actually a lower pitched version of several karts from Mario Kart DS, such as the Poltergust 4000, ROB-LGS and Zipper. It also sounds similar to the Koopa King from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! It has the lowest calculated stat total of all kart bodies.

CPU-controlled Bowser, Donkey Kong and Rosalina can occasionally be seen driving in this body.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bolt Buggy appears in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a tour-exclusive Super kart. It was added to the game in the Jungle Tour and is the signature kart of Funky Kong. The Bolt Buggy offers longer-lasting slipstreams and yields more points for performing one. It uses the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It also has a black and red variant called the Dark Buggy, which is classified as a tour-exclusive High-End kart exclusive to the Exploration Tour.

The Bolt Buggy has only been available in certain pipes and is not currently a part of the Daily Selects set. The following table shows the kart's availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Jungle Tour Jungle Pipe 1
spotlight
Jungle Pipe 2
Los Angeles Tour Los Angeles Pipe 1
Los Angeles Pipe 2
spotlight

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7 stat boosts[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
N64 Kalimari Desert R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R
SNES Donut Plains 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T
Tokyo Blur R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
N64 Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert
RMX Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 1
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
DS DK Pass R from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass R
N64 Kalimari Desert T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert T*
SNES Donut Plains 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1R**
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
DS Airship Fortress from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress
DS Airship Fortress T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress T
Los Angeles Laps R from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps R
Los Angeles Laps from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rosalina's Ice World T
3DS Rosalina's Ice World R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rosalina's Ice World R
SNES Donut Plains 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2
SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R

* 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.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Thundering onto the #MarioKartTour track is the Bolt Buggy! This banana-colored monster machine is great for off-roading and straightaways. There's no time to wave goodbye to your rivals when you're fast as lightning!"[1]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バナナバギー
Bananabagī
Banana Buggy
Chinese (Simplified) 香蕉越野车
Xiāngjiāo yuèyěchē
Banana Buggy
Chinese (Traditional) 香蕉越野車
Xiāngjiāo yuèyěchē
Banana Buggy
Dutch Bananenbuggy Banana Buggy
French Buggy Banane Banana Buggy
German Bananabuggy Banana Buggy
Italian Bananauto From banana and auto (car)
Korean 바나나버기
Bananabeogi
Banana Buggy
Portuguese (NOA) Buguelâmpago From bugue (buggy) and relâmpago (lightning)
Portuguese (NOE) Velozmóvel From veloz (fast) and automóvel (automobile)
Russian Быстрый багги
Bystryy baggi
Quick buggy
Spanish Kartplátano Banana Kart

References[edit]

  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (May 23, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved May 24, 2020.