Koopa Clown

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This article is about the kart part from Mario Kart 7. For the vehicle it's modelled after, see Koopa Clown Car.
Koopa Clown
Koopa Clown from Mario Kart Tour
The Koopa Clown in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Handling (MK7)
Weight, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Off-Road (MK7)
Speed, Acceleration (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

The Koopa Clown is a kart in the Mario Kart series, based upon Bowser's Koopa Clown Car. The emblem is located on the rear.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Koopa Clown first appears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart part. It boosts handling, but lowers acceleration and off-road slightly. It should also be noted that the Koopa Clown is tied with the Birthday Girl and Cloud 9 for having the highest handling of all kart bodies, and it has the highest handling of any kart body that doesn't have a negative impact on the weight stat.

In terms of its hidden stats, the Koopa Clown offers one of the strongest mini-turbo boosts in the game; a trait that it shares with the Barrel Train and Bumble V kart bodies. Its engine noise is similar to that of the Tyrant, Hurricane, Rambi Rider, Wildlife, Brute and Dragonfly from Mario Kart DS and also shares it with the Cact-X.

CPU Bowser can occasionally be seen using this kart body.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Although it does not appear in the original Mario Kart 8, the kart reappears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an unlockable kart body. It is redesigned to appear smaller. The exhaust pipes are shorter and it is equipped with a pair of propellers that open up on gliders and anti-gravity segments. Other design aspects were also changed to make it better resemble the actual Koopa Clown Car, such the exhaust pipe placed in its mouth being removed. The tips of the propellers also have a secondary color. Much like the Landship, the kart has different palette colors for each of the Koopalings, which match the colors of the Koopa Clown Cars they use in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. For other characters, it uses the default green color. Its engine sound is shared with the Biddybuggy. CPU Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings occasionally use this body during races. It gives off a small boost to weight, water speed, handling, water handling, and the highest boost to traction, while speed, acceleration, and mini-turbo are hindered. It shares it's stats with the Tanooki Kart and the Master Cycle Zero.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Lemmy: Yellow with orange, light-blue tipped propellers
  • Morton: Gray with brown propeller tips
  • Larry: Light blue with orange propeller tips
  • Wendy: Pink with light pink propeller tips
  • Iggy: Bright green with dark purple propeller tips
  • Roy: Red with purple propeller tips
  • Ludwig: Blue with green propeller tips
  • All others: Green with yellow-orange propeller tips

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Koopa Clown returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. It was added in the Tokyo Tour and uses its Mario Kart 8 Deluxe design. In this game, the kart is equipped with the Standard tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the rim of the Koopa Clown does not change color regardless of whether or not a Koopaling is driving it. The kart’s propellers also no longer pop out while it is gliding. The Koopa Clown increases the duration of Mini-Turbo boosts and the amount of points earned for performing Mini-Turbos.

The 2019 Halloween Tour introduces a purple variant of the kart called the Dark Clown, which is also classified as a Super kart. The 2021 Holiday Tour introduces a Christmas-themed variant, the Candy Clown, which has the High-End classification.

The Koopa Clown is available in regular tour pipes and is also part of the shop's Daily Selects. It could be obtained through other means as well; the table below lists the special availability of the Koopa Clown by tour.

Tour Availability
Pirate Tour Event Shop
Sunset Tour Token Shop
Mario vs. Luigi Tour Token Shop
Sydney Tour (April–May 2021) Token Shop
Yoshi Tour (2021) Premium Challenge completion reward
Kamek Tour Premium Challenge completion reward

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

The Koopa Clown reappears in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit keeping its appearance from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe but with small rocket-like objects on the sides and the kart's tires being set to anti-gravity at all times, now limited to a CPU-only kart used by Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings. Similar to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Koopalings' Koopa Clowns are uniquely colored except for the steering wheel piece, which is green for all of them in the game itself.

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7

  • Speed: 0
  • Sea Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: +0.5
  • Sea Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: 0

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Mini-Turbo Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
3DS Rainbow Road T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road T
SNES Rainbow Road R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road R
3DS Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GBA Bowser's Castle 1 from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1**
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
3DS Rainbow Road R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R
N64 Kalimari Desert R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T*
3DS Neo Bowser City R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R
3DS Neo Bowser City T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City T
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2 from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T

* 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 7[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Other[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパクラウン
Kuppa Kuraun
Koopa Clown Car
Chinese (Simplified) 酷霸王小丑飞船
Kùbàwáng Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Koopa Clown Car
Chinese (Traditional) 庫巴小丑飛船
Kùbā Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Koopa Clown Car
Dutch Koopa-clown -
French Koopa-mobile -
German Clown-Kutsche Clown Carriage
Italian Clown Koopa Koopa Clown
Korean 쿠파피에로
Kupapiero
Koopa Clown
Portuguese (NOA) Cápsula Koopalhaço Cápsula ("capsule") + a portmanteau of Koopa and palhaço ("clown")
Portuguese (NOE) Palhaço Koopa Koopa Clown
Russian Клоуномобиль
Klounomobil'
From клоун kloun ("clown") and автомобиль avtomobil' ("automobile")
Spanish (NOA) Koopayaso From Koopa and payaso ("clown")
Spanish (NOE) Helikoopa -