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
MKT Icon KoopaKing.png
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.


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 offers longer-lasting Rocket Starts and awards extra points upon successfully performing one.

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been bent down over the platform, making it no longer usable, and the original Bowser emblem on the hood and sides have been replaced by the character's respective emblem.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 also introduces two variants of this kart; a black and gold variant called the Gilded King, and a red variant called the Holiday King, which are also classified as High-End karts.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Rocket Start.png Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Choco Mountain T.png
N64 Choco Mountain T
MKT Icon Royal Raceway.png
N64 Royal Raceway
MKT Icon Royal Raceway T.png
N64 Royal Raceway T
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball T.png
DS Waluigi Pinball T
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2T.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert 2R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1R.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
MKT Icon Airship Fortress.png
DS Airship Fortress
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle RT.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland RT.png
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Choco Mountain.png
N64 Choco Mountain**
MKT Icon Royal Raceway R.png
N64 Royal Raceway R
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball R.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R
MKT Icon Choco Mountain R.png
N64 Choco Mountain R*
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 2R.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R*
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert 2.png
N64 Kalimari Desert 2
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1T.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
MKT Icon Airship Fortress T.png
DS Airship Fortress T**
MKT Icon Sunset Wilds RT.png
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T

* 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.


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
Spanish Bowsario From "Bowser" and "corsario" (privateer).
French Roi Bowser King Bowser
German König Bowser King Bowser
Italian Bolide Bowser Bowser Racing Car
Portuguese Bowsauto From "Bowser" and "automóvel" (car)
Chinese (Traditional) 王者庫巴
Wángzhě kùbā
King Bowser