Koopa Dasher

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Koopa Dasher
Koopa Dasher from Mario Kart Tour
The Koopa Dasher in Mario Kart Tour
Size class MKDD: Light
MKT: Any
Strong stats Acceleration (MKDD)
Average stats None (MKDD)
Weak stats Speed, Weight (MKDD)
Appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Koopa Dasher (or the Koopa Wing)[1] is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It is shaped like a Green Shell with a "K" on the front. In early screenshots, it had an "N", because Koopa Troopa's Japanese name is Nokonoko.[2]

History[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Koopa Dasher first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as the signature kart of Koopa Troopa. It is a lightweight kart available by default. The Koopa Dasher is unique among the other lightweight karts, being larger with a little more weight compared to the others, allowing it to withstand hits from heavier karts better. It also has below-average speed, good acceleration, and decent handling. Its speed and acceleration are tied with the Rattle Buggy and the Boo Pipes, with the latter stat being slightly stronger than the Toad Kart's. Additionally, the Koopa Dasher bounces more than the Toad Kart and Rattle Buggy despite being heavier than them.

In this game, its wheels resemble shells as well.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Koopa Dasher returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Normal kart. It no longer has a "K" on it, being replaced by the driver's emblem, and the platform is absent. In the beta version, the kart used the Pipe Frame's tires, but in the final game, it uses the Turbo Yoshi's tires. The Koopa Dasher increases the duration of Rocket Start boosts and the number of points earned upon performing a Rocket Start.

The Koopa Dasher appears in the First Pipe and Second Pipe of every tour and is a part of the Daily Selects set. The following table lists other availabilities for this kart by tour.

Tour Availability
New York Tour Tour gift
64 Grand Stars required
Peach Tour Tour gift
75 Grand Stars required
Sunset Tour Tour gift
75 Grand Stars required

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • Speed Gold star.pngGold star.png
  • Acceleration Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png
  • Weight Gold star.pngGold star.png
  • Website bio: This aerodynamic turtle shell is faster than the Goo-Goo Buggy, but with lower acceleration. The Koopa Dasher is a great choice for light characters.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Rocket Start Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
N64 Kalimari Desert T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert T
SNES Mario Circuit 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
SNES Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R**
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
RMX Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T
New York Minute B from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute B

* 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.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコノコダッシュ
Nokonoko Dasshu
Koopa Troopa Dash
Chinese (Simplified) 慢慢龟冲刺
Mànmanguī chōngcì
Koopa Troopa Dash
Chinese (Traditional) 慢慢龜衝刺
Mànmanguī chōngcì
Koopa Troopa Dash
French Koopa Mobile (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
Koopa bolide (Mario Kart Tour)
From Koopa and automobile
Koopa racing car
German Koopa-Flitzer Koopa Speeder
Italian Cabrio Koopa Koopa cabriolet
Korean 엉금엉금대시
Eonggeumeonggeum Daesi
Koopa Troopa Dash
Portuguese Koopamóvel From Koopa and automóvel ("automobile")
Spanish Koopamóvil From Koopa and automóvil ("automobile")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. Mario Kart: Double Dash PRIMA's Official Strategy Guide. Pgs 29, 33.
  2. ^ Pre-release screenshot showing the "N"Media:MKDD Waluigi Stadium early.png