Koopa King

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This article is about a kart in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. For the king of the Koopas, see Bowser.
Koopa King
Koopa King from Mario Kart Tour.
The Koopa King in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class MKDD: Large
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Speed, Weight
Weak stats MKDD: Acceleration
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Koopa King is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It is named after Bowser's mantle, "Koopa King", and is designed in his likeness, featuring two horns around the front end, headlamps for eyes and a bumper resembling a jaw with sharp teeth.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Koopa King, at the starting line, waiting for a Time Trial to start

The Koopa King first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Bowser's default kart. It is a big and heavy kart and one of two six-wheelers in the game, the other being the Barrel Train. According to the in-game stats, the Koopa King is the fastest kart in the game, as well as having the weakest acceleration, making it a bad pick for simple courses, such as Baby Park. It is also one of the heaviest karts in the game; its weight is tied with the Piranha Pipes and Boo Pipes. The Koopa King is one of the only four karts with a unique engine sound, the other three being the DK Jumbo, Barrel Train, and Parade Kart.

In terms of its actual stats, the Koopa King does offer the highest top speed and the lowest acceleration of all the karts in the game, but it is also tied with the Bullet Blaster for losing the most speed whenever it goes off-road.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Koopa King returns in Mario Kart Tour as part of the Exploration Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. It provides longer-lasting Rocket Start boosts and awards extra points for performing a Rocket Start.

Unlike its Mario Kart: Double Dash!! appearance, the horns and lips are more golden-colored, it only has four wheels as opposed to six (like the Barrel Train), the sharp spikes on said wheels were made flatter, the tires are more brownish in color, it lacks the second handlebar, the back handlebar has been bent down over the platform, making it no longer usable, and the original Bowser emblem on the hood and sides have been replaced by the character's respective emblem.

The game introduces three variants of this kart, all having the High-End classification as well: a black and gold variant called the Gilded King, a red, white, and green variant called the Holiday King, and a silver variant called the Silver King.

The Koopa King is available in regular tour pipes, including the All-Clear Pipe. However, it is not in the Daily Selects set. The following table lists the kart's availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Exploration Tour Koopa King Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
July 22, 2020 - July 29, 2020
Trick Tour (2021) Koopa King Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
May 19, 2021 - June 1, 2021
Wedding Tour Token Shop
200 event tokens
Kamek Tour Tour gift
160 Grand Stars; Gold Pass required

Statistics[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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  • Website bio: One of the fastest - and heaviest - karts on the road, the Koopa King is a mean, green, fighting machine! However, with weak acceleration, it takes a while for this behemoth to build up speed.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Rocket Start Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
N64 Choco Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain T
N64 Royal Raceway from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway
N64 Royal Raceway T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway T
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
DS Waluigi Pinball T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R
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
DS Airship Fortress from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
Wii DK Summit from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit
London Loop 2 from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
N64 Choco Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain**
N64 Royal Raceway R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway R
DS Waluigi Pinball R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
N64 Choco Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R*
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R*
N64 Kalimari Desert 2 from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
DS Airship Fortress T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress T**
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T
DS Airship Fortress R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress R/T
RMX Ghost Valley 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1T
New York Minute 4 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4
New York Minute 4R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4R

* 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: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングクッパ
Kingu Kuppa
King Bowser
Chinese (Simplified) 王者酷霸王
Wángzhě kù bàwáng
King Bowser
Chinese (Traditional) 王者庫巴
Wángzhě kùbā
King Bowser
French Roi Bowser King Bowser
German König Bowser King Bowser
Italian Bolide Bowser Bowser Racing Car
Korean 킹쿠파
King Kupa
King Bowser
Portuguese Bowsauto From Bowser and automóvel ("car")
Spanish Bowsario From Bowser and corsario ("privateer")
Spanish (NOE) Rey Koopa (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) King Koopa