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MKT Icon Landship.png
The Landship, in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

The Landship is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It is a small kart similar in appearance to the Airships from Super Mario Bros. 3, with cannons that move back and forth as if firing while the kart moves. The emblem is located on the cannon covers.


Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Landship debuts in Mario Kart 8 as an unlockable kart body part. It grants the player a large acceleration boost and a slight handling boost, at the expense of speed, weight, and traction. It shares its stats with the Biddybuggy and Mr. Scooty. It changes color for all the Koopalings, with the back cabin and cannon covers matching their airships from New Super Mario Bros. U and the seat matching their shell colors. All the other characters have a similar color scheme to Bowser's airship from the New Super Mario Bros. games.

The Landship is one of the vehicle bodies that a CPU-controlled Bowser or Koopaling will occasionally use, combined with Wood tires. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU-controlled Bowser Jr. also occasionally pairs the Wood tires with the Landship, while Bowser now pairs the Landship with the Bowser Kite as well. While the Landship's ground speed, anti-gravity speed, and traction have improved, its air speed, acceleration, ground handling, air handling, anti-gravity handling, and mini-turbo are all weaker than before.

The Landship's engine sounds like a four-stroke while idling, but sounds like a two-stroke while accelerating. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it shares its engine sound with the Inkstriker.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Larry Koopa - Sky blue seat, yellow cannon covers, green cabin
  • Morton Koopa Jr. - Black seat, grey cannon covers, grey cabin
  • Wendy O. Koopa - Pink seat, pink cannon covers, red cabin
  • Iggy Koopa - Light green seat, purple cannon covers, green cabin
  • Roy Koopa - Purple seat, red cannon covers, pink cabin
  • Lemmy Koopa - Orange seat, light green cannon covers, sky blue cabin
  • Ludwig von Koopa - Blue seat, orange cannon covers, green cabin
  • All other characters - Red seat, green cannon covers, red cabin

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Landship returns in Mario Kart Tour as a Normal-type kart. It uses the Slim tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It offers longer Mini-Turbo boosts and increases the points earned for performing them. Unlike before, the Landship's cabin, cannon covers, and seat do not change color, regardless of whether or not one of the Koopalings is using it. The cannons also no longer move. The game introduces a gray variant, the Warship, which also has the Normal classification.

As well as being a common item available in most pipes and the Daily Selects, the Landship has been obtainable through other means such as tour gifts. The following table lists the Landship's instances of special availability by tour.

Tour Availability
Tokyo Tour Tour gift
(192 Grand Stars required)
Mario Bros. Tour Tour gift
(167 Grand Stars required)
Trick Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars required)
Cooking Tour Tour gift
(75 Grand Stars required)
Peach Tour Classic Car Pipe


Mario Kart 8

  • Ground Speed: -0.75
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -1
  • Acceleration: +1.25
  • Weight: -0.5
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1R.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1RT.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R/T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon GBA Bowser's Castle 1.png
GBA Bowser's Castle 1**
MKT Icon Neo Bowser City R.png
3DS Neo Bowser City R
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1R.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2T.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2R.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R

* 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.


Sprites and models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパシップ
Kuppa Shippu
Bowser Ship
Spanish (NOA) Nave Bowser Bowser Ship
Spanish (NOE) Autonave Autoship
French (NOE) Caravéloce Pun on "caravelle" (caravel) and "véloce" (fast)
Dutch Flitsfregat Flash Frigate
German PS-Galleere HP-Galley (PS means "Pferdestärke", engl. horsepower)
Italian Naveloce Pun on "nave" (ship) and "veloce" (fast)
Portuguese (NOA) Autonave Autoship
Portuguese (NOE) Autonavio Autoship
Russian Каравелла
Korean 쿠파십
Bowser Ship
Chinese (Traditional) 庫巴飛船
Kùbā fēichuán
Bowser Flying Ship


  • Before Mario Kart 8 was updated to Ver. 2.0, the Landship's vehicle customization icon always showed the color scheme used by the non-Koopaling characters, even when used by a Koopaling.