Cat Cruiser

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Cat Cruiser
MKT Icon CatCruiser.png
The Cat Cruiser in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats None (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling (MK8D)
Weak stats None (MK8)
Speed (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Cat Cruiser is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It is a pink vehicle resembling somewhat of a Volkswagen New Beetle, with cat motifs such as whiskers, a tail, ears embedded on the windshield, and a paw-shaped seat. The emblem is located on the sides of the kart. When the kart is underwater, the propeller will be located at the end of the tail, rather than the usual location on or just below the back of the kart.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Cat Cruiser makes its first appearance in Mario Kart 8 as an unlockable kart body. Its stats are identical to the Standard Kart, The Duke, Teddy Buggy, Prancer, Sneeker and the 300 SL Roadster, which means it grants drivers no advantages or disadvantages.

This vehicle is based on Princess Peach's cat form in Super Mario 3D World. Cat Peach also appears in The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, making this her signature kart. In fact, a CPU-controlled Cat Peach will occasionally use this kart body paired with the Standard tires.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Cat Peach and Toadette occasionally use this kart body paired with the Retro Off-Road tires, while Daisy uses it with the Standard tires instead. Its stats also got changed so that it now offers acceleration and handling in exchange of speed. It shares stats with the Comet, Yoshi Bike and Teddy Buggy.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Cat Cruiser appears again in Mario Kart Tour as a High-End kart. Introduced in the Cat Tour, it is the signature kart of Cat Peach. The kart uses pink-rimmed versions of the Standard tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It raises the duration of Mini-Turbo speed boosts and the number of points earned for performing them.

The Cat Cruiser is available in regular tour pipes, including the All-Clear Pipe. However, it is currently not in the Daily Selects of the shop. The following table shows this kart's availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Cat Tour Cat Pipe 1
(spotlight)
Tour gift
(15 Grand Stars; Gold Pass required)

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • All Stats: 0

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2.png
SNES Donut Plains 2
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2.png
Paris Promenade 2
MKT Icon Royal Raceway R.png
N64 Royal Raceway R
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 1RT.png
RMX Rainbow Road 1R/T
MKT Icon Maple Treeway R.png
Wii Maple Treeway R
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1T.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1T
MKT Icon Choco Island 2R.png
SNES Choco Island 2R
MKT Icon Choco Island 2T.png
SNES Choco Island 2T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Paris Promenade 2R.png
Paris Promenade 2R**
MKT Icon Maple Treeway.png
Wii Maple Treeway*
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2T.png
SNES Donut Plains 2T**
MKT Icon Royal Raceway.png
N64 Royal Raceway*
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 4RT.png
Tokyo Blur 4R/T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 4T.png
Tokyo Blur 4T
MKT Icon Royal Raceway RT.png
N64 Royal Raceway R/T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T
MKT Icon Ninja Hideaway.png
Ninja Hideaway
MKT Icon Ninja Hideaway T.png
Ninja Hideaway T

* 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:
    • "Cat Peach made her debut in the Super Mario 3D World game. Once the player grabbed the Super Bell special item, Cat Peach leaped into action! And now she's riding in the cute Cat Cruiser, complete with tail! #MarioKartTour"[1]
    • "In addition to Funky Kong, you can find Cat Peach and the Cat Cruiser in pipes. This includes the All-Clear Pipe, which you can fire by clearing all of this tour's cups in #MarioKartTour. Be sure to cross every finish line!"[2]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコクラシカル
Neko Kurashikaru
Cat Classical
Spanish (NOA) Felino Feline
Spanish (NOE) Mininomóvil From "minino" (pussycat) and "móvil" (mobile)
French Chabriolet From "chat" (cat) and "cabriolet"
Dutch Miauwto From "auto" (car) and "miauw" (meow)
German Katzen-Cabrio Cat Cabriolet
Italian Miaomobil Meowmobil
Portuguese (NOA) Miaumóvel From "miau" (meow) and "automóvel" (automobile)
Portuguese (NOE) Gatomóvel From "gato" (cat) and "automóvel" (automobile)
Russian Котбриолет
Kotbriolet
From "кот" (cat) and "кабриолет" (cabriolet)
Korean 고양이크루저
Goyang'ikeurujeo
Cat Cruiser
Chinese (Simplified) 古典猫车
Gǔdiǎn māo chē
Classic Cat Car
Chinese (Traditional) 古典貓車
Gǔdiǎn māo chē
Classic Cat Car

References[edit]

  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 26, 2021) Twitter. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  2. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 31, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved February 1, 2021.