Gold Glider

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Gold Glider
Gold Glider from Mario Kart Tour
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 a glider in the Mario Kart series. It is a gold version of the Super Glider.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, the Gold Glider can be unlocked by connecting with 100 people with StreetPass, or by collecting 10,000 coins. It 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.

CPUs never use the Gold Glider, along with the Gold Standard, and the Gold Tires, making this glider player-exclusive.

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 as a High-End glider. In this version, it resembles the Super Glider, which it serves as a variant of, only with a gold color scheme. Unlike the Super Glider, it increases the chances of obtaining Coins from Item Boxes and the number of points earned from them.

The Gold Glider appears in the First, Second, and All-Clear Pipes of every tour and is part of the base Daily Selects set. The following table shows the glider's additional availabilities by tour.

Tour Availability
Winter Tour (2019) Gold Glider Pack
November 26, 2019 -
December 3, 2019
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
Mario Bros. Tour Tour gift
288 Grand Stars, Gold Pass required
Cooking Tour Gold Pipe
1st Anniversary Tour Gold Pipe
Gold Glider Pack
October 14, 2020 -
October 21, 2020
$19.99 / €21.99 / AU$30.99

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

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Coin from Mario Kart Tour. Coin Plus
Favorite courses
(Combo bonus ×3 and big combo-time boost)
SNES Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1
SNES Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
SNES Mario Circuit 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1T
DS Luigi's Mansion T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion T
DS DK Pass T from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass T
3DS Toad Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit
3DS Toad Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit T
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
SNES Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road
SNES Rainbow Road T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road T
New York Minute R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute R/T
New York Minute 3R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3R/T
RMX Rainbow Road 2R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 2R
RMX Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 2R
Favored courses
(Combo bonus ×2 and combo-time boost)
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T*
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R**
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T*
SNES Choco Island 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2T
3DS Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road**
3DS Daisy Hills from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills
3DS Mario Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit
New York Minute from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute
Los Angeles Laps from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps
New York Minute 3 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3
New York Minute 3T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3T
New York Minute 3R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3R
RMX Rainbow Road 2 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 2
SNES Donut Plains 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2T
RMX Choco Island 2 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 2

* 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]

Names in other languages[edit]

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