Bumper (Mario Kart series)

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A bumper in Mario Kart Tour

Bumpers[1] are stage obstacles in Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, found at the course's final stretch. Like the bumpers on real-world pinball machines, they bounce away players and metal balls opposite the direction they were approached by. Some bumpers are stationary, while others move around in a circle. In Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7, the stationary bumpers are blue and cyan, while the moving ones are magenta. However, in Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, they all light up in multiple colors. If a player lands on top of a bumper, they will perform a Jump Boost.

In Mario Kart DS, there are creme mounds in Tart Top that function like the bumpers but with the added property of applying a pink icing to the player's screen.



  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Mario Kart 7 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 130. ROAD HAZARDS section. "BUMPERS: When you touch a bumper, it knocks you away. Some bumpers are mobile, so keep your eyes open."