The Dolphin Dasher is an unlockable medium-sized bike in the game Mario Kart Wii. It is unlocked by winning the Mirror Star Cup or by playing 3,750 races. As the name suggests, it resembles the Dolphins from Super Mario World. The character's emblem is shown only on the bike's belly. The tires on this bike feature a "wavy" design also found on the Cheep Charger and Super Blooper. The rims inside the tires have beach ball-like patterns. These vehicles are all based on aquatic Mario series enemies.
Its kart counterpart is the Super Blooper, which is slightly faster and lighter, making the Dolphin Dasher the only bike heavier than its kart counterpart. The arcade title, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, features a kart that is similar to the Dolphin Dasher, dubbed the Turbo Dolphin.
The Dolphin Dasher has a great off-road stat, which is tied with that of the large bike Phantom. Unlike the Magikruiser, it loses a little more speed when going off-road. Compared to the Zip Zip, the Dolphin Dasher has more speed and weight, but has less acceleration, handling, drift, off-road, and mini-turbo. It is also noted for being the heaviest medium bike in the game, but suffers from having the worst drifting among all the hang-on type bikes. However, its tight cornering helps keep that a minor issue, allowing it to make tight turns. The Dolphin Dasher shares the same speed and handling stats as the Jet Bubble. The two vehicles also have the same mini-turbo stat.
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"If cute was a category, the Dolphin Dasher would be in the top spot. Instead, its Off-Road capabilities are really its best attribute. Just don't try to get too fancy with drifting—you might run into something or even roll 'er!"
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