Flame Flyer

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Not to be confused with Flame Runner or Flame Rider.
Flame Flyer
Flame Flyer from Mario Kart Tour
The Flame Flyer in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class Large
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Drift, Mini-Turbo
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road
Appearances Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart Tour

The Flame Flyer is a kart from the Mario Kart series. The kart's appearance is similar to a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda due to its front fascia and overall design, its six exhaust pipes (three on each side) and its engine sticking out of its hood that shakes. The kart also features flame motifs and bears the Mario Kart trademark name on the tires. The emblem is located on the sides and rear of the kart. Despite that the exhaust pipes are located on the sides of the vehicle, the cloud of exhaust still comes out from the back of the vehicle when the player gets an engine bust.

History[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Flame Flyer first appears in Mario Kart Wii, as a kart exclusive to large-sized drivers. It features great speed and weight, along with good drift and Mini-Turbo performing; it is the fourth fastest vehicle (third fastest kart) in the game, with its speed being tied with that of the Sneakster. It is also fairly heavy, with its weight being tied with the Standard Kart L and Wario Bike; it is the fourth heaviest vehicle in the game, after the Honeycoupe, Offroader, and Piranha Prowler. However, it suffers from the third worst handling in the game, after the Jetsetter and Spear, and it is tied with the latter in off-road performance, both having the second worst off-road in the game.

Additionally, the Flame Flyer has the worst acceleration of all vehicles in the game, meaning it starts off very slowly if a Rocket Start is not performed. However, if Waluigi or Large Mii uses the Flame Flyer, the acceleration will exceed that of the Flame Runner, as both characters receive an acceleration bonus. And if Donkey Kong uses the Flame Flyer, the acceleration will almost be the same as the Flame Runner. If Bowser rides the Flame Flyer, its weight will tie with the Offroader and its speed also ties with the Sprinter.

The kart's bike counterpart is the Flame Runner. Compared to the Honeycoupe, the Flame Flyer is faster, but is slightly lighter and has worse drifting and Mini-Turbo. The Flame Flyer shares its engine sound with the Mini Beast and the Wild Wing. The exact same sound is recycled for B Dasher and Bruiser in Mario Kart 7.

Color schemes[edit]

Character Color scheme Image
Wario Purple body, golden-yellow flames, yellow engine blower flaps Wario's Flame Flyer
Waluigi Indigo body, yellow flames, purple engine blower flaps Waluigi's Flame Flyer
Donkey Kong Brown body, chartreuse flames, light-green engine blower flaps Donkey Kong's Flame Flyer
Bowser Green body, yellow flames, red engine blower flaps Bowser's Flame Flyer
King Boo Black body, hot pink flames, magenta engine blower flaps King Boo's Flame Flyer
Rosalina Aqua body, blue flames, yellow engine blower flaps Rosalina's Flame Flyer
Funky Kong Crimson body, azure-blue flames, azure-blue engine blower flaps Funky Kong's Flame Flyer
Dry Bowser Gray body, maroon flames, maroon engine blower flaps Dry Bowser's Flame Flyer
Male Mii Yellow body, blue flames, blue engine blower flaps Male Mii's Flame Flyer from Mario Kart Wii
Female Mii Pink body, white flames, hot pink engine blower flaps Female Mii's Flame Flyer from Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Flame Flyer returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. It uses the Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. However, unlike its Mario Kart Wii appearance, it only has Bowser's color scheme no matter which driver is using it. The engine also no longer shakes. The Flame Flyer increases the duration of Rocket Start speed boosts and the number of points earned for performing a Rocket Start.

The game introduces three High-End variants of this kart: a white and pink variant named the Wildfire Flyer that was first made available in the 2019 Winter Tour, a red, white and blue variant called the Star-Spangled Flyer that first appeared in the 2020 Los Angeles Tour, and a black and orange variant called the Inferno Flyer which debuted in the Bowser vs. DK Tour.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Speed: 62/80
Weight: 59/80
Acceleration: 16/80
Handling: 21/80
Drift: 48/80
Off-road: 18/80
Mini-turbo: 48/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Trading Card information[edit]

Trading Card

It's a muscle car revival! Who can deny the awesome presence of a blower popping out of the hood? The Flame Flyer packs very high levels for Speed and Weight, with lower levels for Acceleration and Handling stats.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Rocket Start Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass
New York Minute 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R*
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
DS DK Pass R from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass R
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
3DS Daisy Hills T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills T**
3DS Neo Bowser City T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City T
New York Minute T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute T
New York Minute R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute R
New York Minute R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute R/T
RMX Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1R
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/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.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアホットロッド
Faia Hotto Roddo
Fire Hot Rod
Chinese (Simplified) 火焰热浪
Chinese (Traditional) 火焰熱浪
French (NOA) Crache-flammes Flame-belcher
French (NOE) Crache-feu Fire-belcher
German Feuerschleuder Fire Slingshot
Italian Fiamma volante Flying Flame
Korean 파이어카트
Paieo Kateu
Fire Kart
Portuguese (NOA) Flamejante Flaming
Spanish Carro Fulminante Fulminating Car