Gold Glider

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Gold Glider
MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.png
The Gold Glider in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats None (MK7, MK8)
Weight (MK8D)
Weak stats None (MK7, MK8)
Traction (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Gold Glider is an unlockable glider in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Kart Tour. It is a gold version of the Super Glider. CPUs never use the Gold Glider, along with the Gold Standard, and the Gold Tires, making this glider player-exclusive.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, it highly resembles the Super Glider, except that the Gold Glider has a golden color surrounding it. It can be unlocked by connecting with 100 people with StreetPass, or by collecting 10,000 coins. The Gold Glider does not offer any stat boosts and is therefore a purely aesthetic unlockable. It does, however, slightly increase the kart's gliding distance.

When the Gold Gilder is combined with the Gold Tires and Gold Standard body, they complete the whole Gold Standard. This kart gives great speed (the 2nd biggest boost in the game) and good weight, but has a bad acceleration and handling boost, and has the worst off-road in the game.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Gold Glider returns as an unlockable glider in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Instead of being entirely gold, the cloth is now black, and the game logo's "8", surrounded by a wreath of olive leaves, appears in place of the character's emblem, like the Gold Standard. Like in the previous game, it is unlocked by collecting 10,000 coins (halved to 5,000 coins in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), and it does not offer any stat boosts. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it now offers a slight boost to weight and anti-gravity speed while slightly lowering traction; its stats are now identical to the Wario Wing, Plane Glider, and Paraglider.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Gold Glider returns in Mario Kart Tour. In this version, it is identical in design to the Super Glider, but completely gold. It is classified as a High-End glider. Collecting Coins grants more points when using this glider.

Gold Mario uses this glider on several Coin Rush courses with a gliding section.

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • All Stats: 0

Whole Gold Standard

  • Speed: +1.25
  • Sea Speed: -1
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.75
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Handling: -1.25
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: -1
  • Off-Road: -2.75
  • Mini-Turbo: 0
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: -1.25

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • All Stats: 0

Whole Gold Standard

  • Ground Speed: +0.75
  • Water Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.75
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -1.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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

Whole Gold Standard

  • Ground Speed: +0.75
  • Sea Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -1.5
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Ground Handling: -0.25
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: -1
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.75
  • Traction: -1.75
  • Mini-Turbo: -1

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png Coin Plus
Favored courses Combo bonus ×3 and big combo-time boost
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1T.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1T
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion T.png
DS Luigi's Mansion T
MKT Icon DK Pass T.png
DS DK Pass T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon Toad Circuit T.png
3DS Toad Circuit T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach R.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road T.png
SNES Rainbow Road T
MKT Icon New York Minute RT.png
New York Minute R/T
Combo bonus ×2 and combo-time boost
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
MKT Icon Choco Island 2T.png
SNES Choco Island 2T
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road.png
3DS Rainbow Road
MKT Icon Daisy Hills.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Icon New York Minute.png
New York Minute

* indicates a course added to favorites after reaching Level 3. ** indicates a course added to favorites after reaching Level 6.


Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドカイト
Gōrudo Kaito
Gold Kite
Spanish (NOA) Ala dorada Golden wing
Spanish (NOE) Dorada Golden
French Or Gold
Dutch Gouden vleugel Golden wing
German Goldgleiter Gold Glider
Italian Ali d'Oro (Mario Kart 8)
Ala d'Oro (Mario Kart 7)
Golden Wings
Golden Wing
Portuguese (NOA) Asa Delta de ouro Gold Hang Glider
Portuguese (NOE) Planadouro Contraction of kite (Planador) and gold (Ouro)
Russian Золотой планер
Zolotoy planyor
Gold glider
Korean 골드글라이더
Goldeugeullaideo
Gold Glider
Chinese 金滑翔翼
Jīn Huáxiángyì
Golden Glider

Trivia[edit]

  • The Gold Glider is the only gold part not to have a different name in Europe and Australia.