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MKT Icon CactX.png
The Cact-X in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Handling, Off-Road
Weak stats Speed, Acceleration
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour

The Cact-X is a kart in the Mario Kart series. As its name states, the kart body is shaped like a cactus, more specifically a saguaro cactus due to the exhaust pipes being cactus arms. The emblem is located on the hood.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Cact-X first appears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart body part. It offers a boost in handling and off-road but has reductions in speed and acceleration. It is one of the only five karts to increase off-road boost, with the other four being the Bolt Buggy, Bumble V, Pipe Frame, and Tiny Tug. It has the same engine sound as the Koopa Clown.

CPU Toad can occasionally be seen driving in this body.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Cact-X reappears in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. It increases the length of slipstreams and the points earned for performing one. It uses the Sponge tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. An icy-blue variant called the Cact-Ice is introduced in the Snow Tour, which is also a High-End kart.

The Cact-X was added to the game in the Wild West Tour and has since appeared in the First Pipe and Second Pipe of every tour. However, it is not currently a part of the Daily Selects set. The table below shows the kart's other availabilities by tour.

Tour Availability
Wild West Tour Cact-X Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
August 5, 2020 -
August 12, 2020
Sunset Tour Cact-X Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
November 11, 2020 -
November 18, 2020


Mario Kart 7[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert 2R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert 2T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert 2T
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain R.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert RT.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1.png
SNES Donut Plains 1
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1R.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1R
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1T.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1T
MKT Icon Choco Island 1T.png
SNES Choco Island 1T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2T.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2R.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps.png
Los Angeles Laps
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert 2.png
N64 Kalimari Desert 2**
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain*
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1T.png
SNES Donut Plains 1T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1R.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1
MKT Icon Airship Fortress.png
DS Airship Fortress
MKT Icon Airship Fortress R.png
DS Airship Fortress R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2**
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach RT.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R/T*
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps R.png
Los Angeles Laps R
MKT Icon Sunset Wilds R.png
GBA Sunset Wilds R
MKT Icon Sunset Wilds.png
GBA Sunset Wilds
MKT Icon Sunset Wilds T.png
GBA Sunset Wilds T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach R.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
MKT Icon Sunset Wilds RT.png
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T
MKT Icon Rosalina's Ice World.png
3DS Rosalina's Ice World

* 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンドランナー
Sand Runner
Spanish (NOA) Cactomóvil Mobile Cactus
Spanish (NOE) Kartus Pun on kart and cactus
French Karctus Pun on kart and cactus
Dutch Au-au-auto From au ("ouch") and auto ("car")
German Kaktuskarre Cactus Car
Italian Kaktus Kart Cactus Kart
Portuguese (NOA) Kaartinga Pun on kart and caatinga (Brazilian semi-arid biome)
Portuguese (NOE) Cato-X Cactus-X
Russian Кактусомобиль
Chinese (Simplified) 沙漠跑车
Shāmò pǎochē
Desert Runner
Chinese (Traditional) 沙漠跑車
Shāmò pǎochē
Desert Runner