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Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
America box art
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Nintendo GameCube
Release date Japan November 7, 2003
Europe November 14, 2003
USA November 17, 2003[1]
Australia November 19, 2003
South Korea 2003[2]
Genre Racing
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Compact disc icon for use in templates. Optical disc
Nintendo GameCube:

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is a racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube and a part of the Mario Kart series. It was released in November 2003 worldwide, being released in Japan first. The game, while retaining many aspects of the previous Mario Kart games, such as selecting a Mario franchise character as the player's driver and the familiar item-based weaponry that the series employs, introduces a feature that is unique to this entry in the Mario Kart series: the two-person karts, hence the title of the game. Two characters handle a single kart, where one character steers and the other uses the items, and they can switch positions at any time if necessary. This is the only game in the franchise where two players can play cooperatively in one kart, with each player handling a single character, though the option to play in separate 2-person karts for each player is still available. In addition, the game introduces Special Items, items that are exclusive to a pair of characters. The game is one of the few games to take advantage of LAN Mode via the Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter, which allows up to sixteen players to participate in a single race.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the first Mario Kart game in the series to employ 3D graphics for characters and items, as opposed to Mario Kart 64 using pre-rendered sprites to display these objects. The game also introduces a larger variety of karts to select from depending on the character combo's weight class rather than the standard go-kart being the sole vehicle all racers use, and this variety of vehicles has been retained in all the Mario Kart games since.

New features[edit]

As with every new Mario Kart game, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! shows several new features, granting a new style of playing for the users. Apart from that, there are two characters per kart; the number of playable characters was increased to join the race. As implied in various Mario series games, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! contains many elements to unlock as well. By beating the cups available in every engine level, the player unveils other hidden levels, karts, and other playable characters in the game. Furthermore, there is a very dynamic selection of karts: Every kart has specific stats that distinguishes from the others, as well as capturing their respective character's style; for instance, Mario's kart, the Red Fire. In the first three games, there was only one kart that the players could use, which was what Mario Kart 7 and games after this would eventually call the Pipe Frame.

When breaking Item Boxes, characters can receive any standard item or a Special Item, a new type of item unique to a specific pair of characters. Additionally, items dropped on the course, including Bananas, Shells, Mushrooms, and Stars, instantly affect the first kart that touches it. The effects of certain items have changed considerably as well.

Another notable change featured in the game is the point system given to the racers after a competition in Grand Prix mode. Starting from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! onward, this new system is used for the newer Mario Kart installments that were developed after this one. Also, players cannot retry a failed race in Grand Prix mode, as opposed to the first three games. Users have to continue racing until finishing a cup to see the overall results. The following chart shows the difference of the point spreads from the previous games to Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Point spread comparisons
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0

This is also the first Mario Kart game to feature live-rendered 3D models for the characters and items, whereas in previous Mario Kart games, the characters and items are pre-rendered sprites.

However, more than the new point system, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! also added important features that would become mainstays of the future Mario Kart titles. For example, before the start of every race, a short overview of the track, lasting a few seconds, shows all of the big features of the track, such as obstacles, scenery, and the characters at the finish line. Also, the countdown to the start of the race lasts for one second longer; in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the countdown is "3, 2, 1, START," while in the first three games, it is represented by two red lights followed by a green light.


The game's cast.

Because of the team mechanic, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! includes 20 playable characters, with nine returning characters and 11 newcomers, the second most introduced in any Mario Kart game. The game also introduces Toadette to the Mario franchise. This is the only Mario Kart game to feature more playable characters than it does race courses. Characters are divided into three classes depending on their weight: Light, Medium, and Heavy. There are eight default teams and two unlockable teams, a total of ten teams and twenty individual characters which can be combined in any way, giving 190 possible character combinations. Pressing L Button and R Button together before selecting any character will choose a random pair of characters and a random kart to play as. In multiplayer mode, it'll randomize everyone's character and kart.


Starting teams[edit]

Unlockable teams[edit]

* - indicates a new character to the Mario Kart series. ** - indicates debut appearance of the character in question.

Unlocking criteria[edit]
Characters Criteria
Toad and Toadette Win the 100cc Special Cup.
Petey Piranha and King Boo Win the Mirror Star Cup.

Supporting characters[edit]

Lakitu as the referee and Toadsworth driving on the Parade Kart in the Award Ceremony.
Lakitu as the referee and Toadsworth driving on the Parade Kart in the Award Ceremony.
Lakitu as the referee and Toadsworth driving on the Parade Kart in the Award Ceremony.

In addition to the playable drivers, numerous other Mario series characters play supporting roles in the game as well. Lakitu reprises his role as the referee, meaning that he signals the start of each and every race and battle with his starting lights, alerts players when they complete a lap around the course, tells the drivers when they're going in the wrong direction, waves the checkered flag to finish the race at the finish line, and returns drivers to the track if they land themselves in a dangerous predicament (i.e. falling off the course). Other characters who make cameos include Shy Guys, Piranha Plants, Cataquacks, and Dinosaurs. Toadsworth drives the winners of a cup around Peach Beach in the Parade Kart. Piantas and Nokis from Super Mario Sunshine cheer the racers on in some courses and join them during the Award Ceremony.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!! has various controls for racing and menus. Each button on the controller represents a different ability while the player is racing or battling.

Menu controls[edit]

  • Control Stick - Move
  • A Button - Accept option/Save Game (At the Options Screen)
  • B Button - Go back
  • L Button+R Button - Random selection (At the character select screen)
  • START/PAUSE Button - Open Start Menu (at title screen)

Race controls[edit]

Single play controls in the pause screen. Co-op play controls.
The controls for single play, and co-op play, respectively in the pause menu.

Single play[edit]

  • A Button - Accelerate/Rocket Start
  • B Button - Brake/Reverse
  • Control Stick - Steer
  • L Button/R Button - Drift/Power slide (Hold)/Mini-Turbo (Release)
  • X Button/Y Button - Use item/Stop Item Roulette/Sound horn
  • X Button/Y Button + Control Stick - Throw item forward or backward
  • Z Button - Switch characters
  • START/PAUSE Button - Pause/Resume

Co-op play[edit]

  • A Button - Double Dash
  • A Button/B Button/X Button/Y Button - Use item/Stop Item Roulette/Sound horn
  • L Button/R Button - Slide Attack
  • Z Button - Switch characters (both players must hit the switch button at the same time)

Game modes[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! contains sixteen new racing courses added, along with six new battle courses. Each racecourse contains its own difficulty and gimmicks. Up to four players can play in all the modes, excluding Time Trial mode, where only one is permitted. In addition, the users can play independently or in cooperative mode, a unique style of gameplay only featured in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Grand Prix[edit]

In Grand Prix Mode, the player needs to win the cups against computer-controlled opponents. The difficulty level against CPU racers changes in each of the four engine classes, which are the following:

  • 50cc - Easy. The minimum top speed is low for all karts and CPU racers have a very limited selection of items. Any kart will take the 1st and 2nd place positions.
  • 100cc - Normal. The minimum top speed is fairly average, while CPU drivers have a wider selection of items: they may use Red Shells to shoot it to the player in front of them. Lightweight karts are almost never in the top positions (when controlled by CPU).
  • 150cc - Hard. The minimum top speed in the karts is high, and CPU drivers have a wider selection of Items, most notably, the Spiny Shell's addition. In this level, CPU drivers can take down players using the items against them. Additionally, all the characters race in mixed teams. CPU-controlled heavyweight karts usually take the top positions, with middleweight cars very rarely taking the top positions (when controlled by CPU).
  • Mirror - Very Hard. Similar to 150cc engine class, however, all the tracks are mirrored. CPU-controlled heavyweight karts usually take the top positions, with middleweight cars very rarely taking the top positions (when controlled by CPU). This engine class is not unlocked until players beat the All-Cup Tour in 150cc.

There are mainly four cups in Grand Prix mode, each one with four stages to race. These cups bear their difficulty levels as well as the race courses within. The most basic is Mushroom Cup with simple courses and few gimmicks. Special Cup, on the other hand, contains long and gimmicky race courses. All the race courses have three laps, except Baby Park, which has seven because of its short length, and Wario Colosseum, which has two due to its great length.

Special Cup is an unlockable cup. It is unlocked when players beat 100cc Star Cup.

Mushroom Cup logo from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Flower Cup logo from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Star Cup logo from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Special Cup logo from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Luigi Circuit
The icon for Luigi Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Mushroom Bridge
The icon for Mushroom Bridge, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Sherbet Land
The icon for Sherbet Land, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The logo for Wario Colosseum, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The icon for Wario Colosseum, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Peach Beach
The icon for Peach Beach, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Mario Circuit
The icon for Mario Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
The logo for Mushroom City, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The icon for Mushroom City, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Dino Dino Jungle
The icon for Dino Dino Jungle, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Baby Park
The icon for Baby Park, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Daisy Cruiser
The icon for Daisy Cruiser, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Yoshi Circuit
The icon for Yoshi Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Bowser's Castle
The icon for Bowser's Castle, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Dry Dry Desert
The icon for Dry Dry Desert, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Waluigi Stadium
The icon for Waluigi Stadium, from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
DK Mountain
The icon for DK Mountain, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Rainbow Road
The icon for Rainbow Road, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
All Cup-Tour

A fifth cup, the All-Cup Tour is the conglomeration of all the cups in the game. It is unlocked after players beat the Special Cup in 150cc. The 16 tracks are played through one after another in random order, with the exceptions of Luigi Circuit always appearing first and Rainbow Road always appearing last. This cup does not appear in other racing modes.

In GP Mode, two players can join a race, as themselves or in Co-op play. Players can play Grand Prix mode with two players in different karts or in co-op mode for two to four players.

Time Trial[edit]

In Time Trial, a single player races courses over a set number of laps to record the fastest completion time. Before racing, adding the player's name entry will register their records available. When a race starts, the characters will have two Mushrooms in hand for speed boost. The best time elapsed in a lap and a race on a specific track will be saved after completing the race. Once a race is completed on a course, the user is able to compete against either their Ghost from the current Ghost data or the Staff Ghost within the stage. Otherwise, if a race is failed, the Ghost data will not be saved. The Ghost data recording can be disabled in the Options screen menu. Each Ghost save is worth five blocks on the GameCube Memory Card.

In Japan, players were able to submit special codes in Time Trial mode as part of a contest. The content never existed outside of Japan, but the results of the code can still be accessed in all versions of the game.


Mario and Luigi battling Bowser and Bowser Jr. in Bob-omb Blast.

Battle Mode is a traditional mode that has presented throughout all the Mario Kart games. Two to four players can compete against themselves using a variety of items (including all the special items) on the new battle arenas found in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

In Battle Mode, it is possible to play in three sub-modes:

Battle Description
A Balloon Battle at Block City.
Balloon Battle
The classic battle style which consists of popping opponents' balloons to score, using the items from the Item Boxes. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the players can even "steal" balloons from their rivals, using a Mushroom to dash into them or hitting with a star. This new feature has been kept for future Mario Kart games. In Co-op play, the rear player can also take away opponents' balloons while doing a Slide Attack. Unlike Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the players no longer transform into Mini Bomb Karts or Bob-ombs after being taken out, and instead just vanish.
A Shine Thief battle at Nintendo GameCube.
Shine Thief
In Shine Thief, players must retrieve a Shine Sprite dropped on the course and keep it in hand until time runs out. On the other hand, players who couldn't retrieve the treasure can use items against whoever has the Shine to force them to drop it. If using a Mushroom, a Star or a Slide Attack (Co-op Play), a Shineless player can steal the Shine directly from its owner. The Battle mode Shine Runners from Mario Kart DS was based on this sub-mode.
A Bob-omb Blast battle at Pipe Plaza.
Bob-omb Blast
Characters use Bob-ombs to hit their opponents and score stars to win. The bombs can be obtained by running over an Item Box, which only contains Bob-ombs. Every character can hold up to five of these explosives, and can throw them forwards or drop them backwards. Any kart that makes contact with an opponent's bomb or gets blown up by the explosion will lose stars. For two players, competitors need three stars to win the battle, while for three or four players, they need four.
Names in other languages[edit]
Balloon Battle
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふうせんバトル
Fūsen batoru
Balloon Battle
French Bataille de Ballons Battle of Balloons
German Ballon-Wettkampf Balloon Contest
Italian Battaglia Palloncini Balloon Battle
Spanish Batalla de Globos Balloon Battle
Shine Thief
Language Name Meaning
Japanese いただきシャイン
Itadaki shain
Take the Shine
French Voleur de Soleil Sun Thief
German Insignien-Diebstahl Insignia Theft
Italian Ruba il Sole Custode Steal the Shine
Spanish Asalto al Sol Assault on the Sun
Bob-omb Blast
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドッカン!ボムへい
Dokkan! Bomuhei
Kaboom! Bob-omb
French Explosion Bob-omb Bob-omb Explosion
German Bob-omb-Wurf Bob-omb Toss
Italian Scoppio di Bob-ombe Bob-ombs' Outbreak
Spanish Bob-ombardero Pun on word Bob-omb and Bombardero ("bombardier")

Battle courses[edit]

The icon for Cookie Land, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Cookie Land

The icon for Block City, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The logo for Block City, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.

The icon for Luigi's Mansion, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Luigi's Mansion
The icon for Nintendo GameCube, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Nintendo GameCube

The icon for Pipe Plaza, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Pipe Plaza

The icon for Tilt-a-Kart, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The logo for Tilt-a-Kart, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Unlocking criteria[edit]
Course Criteria
Luigi's Mansion Win the 150cc Mushroom Cup.
Tilt-a-Kart Win the Mirror Flower Cup.


Characters racing in Versus mode.

Versus (for two to four players) allows racers to select their characters and karts, and compete among themselves on the tracks. It's also possible to play in versus mode through a LAN connection where more than four players can join a competition. Additionally, there are some versus options found in the Option menu to change the mode's gameplay:

  • Number of Laps: The number of laps set over all tracks, ranging from one to nine. If one lap is chosen, the beginning of the race will start as a Final Lap with Final Lap fanfare music.
  • Items: The variety of items given to the racers can be changed to:
  • Recommended: Default way in obtaining certain item by racer's place.
  • Basic: Powerful items like lightning bolts or stars are rarely obtainable.
  • Frantic: Items such as bananas and green shells are absent.
  • None: No items to use at all.

Co-op play[edit]

Supporting the main feature in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! upon two-racers-one-kart, Cooperative Play (also said Co-op Play) lets two players control their respective character in a kart, one being the driver and the other as the item thrower. While playing in Co-op mode, the players' characters can perform special moves that a single player cannot make. The rear character can perform a Slide Attack to steal an item from their rivals while messing up the rival's vehicle's controls. Both players can even double the power of the Rocket Start by pressing the A Button button at the same time. This special boost is the Double Dash.

The following table below excludes Time Trial as it is a single player exclusive mode.

Co-op Play Modes
Players Grand Prix Versus Battle
P1 vs. P2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
P1 & P2 Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
P1 & P2 vs. P3 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
P1 & P2 vs. P3 vs. P4 X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
P1 & P2 vs. P3 & P4 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg


Selecting a kart by characters' size
Weight Pairings Kart Selected
Light Light Light Kart
Medium Light Medium Kart
Medium Medium
Heavy Light Heavy Kart
Heavy Medium
Heavy Heavy

Twenty-one karts are available in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, notable for having different designs and appearances. There is one kart for each character, plus the Parade Kart. Every kart has three ratings, rated by the number of stars. The maximum amount is five.

  • Acceleration: How quickly a kart can achieve its top speed.
  • Speed: The level of top speed when the kart goes forward.
  • Weight: The weight of the kart.

Just as the characters are classified according to their weights, karts are split into three groups in size with some general characteristics:

  • Light: Lightweight karts show a nice acceleration but poor top speed and low weight. They can be easily bumped away by heavier karts. They do not lose a lot of speed when they go off course.
  • Medium: Medium-weight vehicles show average top speed and acceleration. Some karts within this group have slightly varied stats, though.
  • Heavy: Heavyweight karts have the highest level of weight among the karts, capable of knocking away light and medium-weight vehicles. Many of these show high top speed, although their acceleration and off-road are fairly poor.

Each combination of characters will also determine the class of kart that will be used for the race. The table to the top right means the resulting vehicle according to the size of the characters.

An exception to this rule is the Parade Kart, which all the characters, regardless of weight, can drive. It is unlocked by completing All-Cup Tour in Mirror Mode.

Kart stats[edit]

These are the kart stats that are displayed in-game.

* is unlockable

Unlocking criteria[edit]
Kart Criteria
Green Fire Win the 50cc Mushroom Cup.
Bloom Coach Win the 50cc Flower Cup.
Para Wing Win the 50cc Star Cup.
Bullet Blaster Win the 50cc Special Cup.
Rattle Buggy Win the 100cc Mushroom Cup.
Waluigi Racer Win the 100cc Flower Cup.
Toad Kart Win the 100cc Special Cup.
Turbo Birdo Win the 150cc Flower Cup.
Barrel Train Win the 150cc Star Cup.
Toadette Kart Win the Mirror Mushroom Cup.
Piranha Pipes Win the Mirror Star Cup.
Boo Pipes Win the Mirror Special Cup.
Parade Kart Win the Mirror All-Cup Tour.
Actual stats[edit]

The stars shown on the vehicle selection screen are less precise than the actual values used by the game[3]; Speed and Weight each have 9 distinct values rather than 5, and the differences in Acceleration are mainly due to two values, generating 9 possible combinations that don't necessarily line up with the menu stats: the first value affects mainly the first phase of acceleration while starting from a standstill, the second affects acceleration when the speed is higher than around 50% of the maximum speed[4][5][6]. When drifting, acceleration depends on values that are the same for all karts. Drifting itself can begin when the speed of the kart is at least 15 km/h (26 units). When the speed is lower than that, trying to drift results in the kart having an acceleration value proportional to the first acceleration value, but considerably smaller than that[4][7]. It is also important to note that the values determine acceleration in terms of increase of relative speed, the fraction of current speed to top speed, over time[8].
Speed is reported in units, from which the values in the speedometer are calculated using the following conversion factors[4]:

Skm/h = Sunits / 1.75
Smph = Sunits / 2.5

Speed is actually capped at 175 units (100 km/h, 70 mph)[9].
Furthermore, there's a hidden Off-Road stat that determines a vehicle's top speed in most off-road terrains, such as grass. Weak off-road patches, like the yellow sand in Dry Dry Desert, reduce the kart's top speed by a fixed 20 units (~11 km/h, 8 mph). On the other hand, middle off-road patches, such as the grassy and sandy part where the Chain Chomp lies in Luigi Circuit, reduce speed to a value dependent on the kart chosen. Finally, heavy Off-Road areas such as the reddish sand in Dry Dry Desert or underwater parts, slow down all karts to a fixed 40 units speed (23 km/h, 16 mph)[4].
When shrunken by Lightning, the top speed in normal roads and weak off-road sections goes down by 20 units, while the top speed in medium off-road sections goes down by 10 units. The top speed in heavy off-road sections stays unaltered[3].
All karts have their own Mini-Turbo value, however all light karts have a Mini-Turbo boost that lasts 30 frames, all medium karts have a 20 frames Mini-Turbo boost, and all heavy karts have a 10 frames Mini-Turbo boost. Interestingly, the Parade Kart has a Mini-Turbo boost that lasts 30 frames[4].

Conventional Classification
Vehicle Top Speed Off-Road Acceleration Weight Mini-Turbo
Red Fire
Red Fire
5 4 4 5 2
Green Fire
Green Fire
7 3 3 4 2
Heart Coach
Heart Coach
4 6 6 5 2
Bloom Coach
Bloom Coach
6 4 5 3 2
Turbo Yoshi
Turbo Yoshi
4 5 6 6 2
Turbo Birdo
Turbo Birdo
6 4 4 7 2
Goo-Goo Buggy
Goo-Goo Buggy
1 9 9 2[stats 1] 3
Rattle Buggy
Rattle Buggy
2 9 8 2 3
Toad Kart
Toad Kart
3 9 7 2 3
Toadette Kart
Toadette Kart
1 9 9 2 3
Koopa Dasher
Koopa Dasher
2 8 8 3 3
Para Wing
1 8 9 3 3
DK Jumbo
DK Jumbo
8 2 2 8 1
Barrel Train
Barrel Train
8 7 3 5 3
Koopa King
Koopa King
9 1 1 9 1
Bullet Blaster
Bullet Blaster
8 1 4 1 3
Wario Car
Wario Car
7 3 3 7 1
Waluigi Racer
Waluigi Racer
5 9 5 6 2
Piranha Pipes
Piranha Pipes
8 7 2 9 1
Boo Pipes
Boo Pipes
2 9 8 9 1
Parade Kart
Parade Kart
7 3 4 7 3
  1. ^ In Battle Mode, the Goo-Goo Buggy's weight value is 1.
Actual Data
Vehicle Top Speed[stats2 1] Weak Off-Road[stats2 1] Medium Off-Road[stats2 1] Acceleration Weight Mini-Turbo
units km/h mph units km/h mph units km/h mph First Value Second Value frames
Red Fire
Red Fire
140 80 56 120 68.6 48 74 42.3 29.6 0.3 0.005 2 20
Green Fire
Green Fire
142 81.1 56.8 122 69.7 48.8 77 44 30.8 0.15 0.005 1.75 20
Heart Coach
Heart Coach
139 79.4 55.6 119 68 47.6 83 47.4 33.2 1 0.005 2 20
Bloom Coach
Bloom Coach
141 80.6 56.4 121 69.1 48.4 77 44 30.8 0.5 0.005 1.5 20
Turbo Yoshi
Turbo Yoshi
139 79.4 55.6 119 68 47.6 80 45.7 32 1 0.005 2.25 20
Turbo Birdo
Turbo Birdo
141 80.6 56.4 121 69.1 48.4 77 44 30.8 0.3 0.005 2.5 20
Goo-Goo Buggy
Goo-Goo Buggy
136 77.7 54.4 116 66.3 46.4 92 52.6 36.8 3 0.01 1.25 30
Rattle Buggy
Rattle Buggy
137 78.3 54.8 117 66.9 46.8 92 52.6 36.8 2 0.01 1.25 30
Toad Kart
Toad Kart
138 78.9 55.2 118 67.4 47.2 92 52.6 36.8 1 0.01 1.25 30
Toadette Kart
Toadette Kart
136 77.7 54.4 116 66.3 46.4 92 52.6 36.8 3 0.01 1.25 30
Koopa Dasher
Koopa Dasher
137 78.3 54.8 117 66.9 46.8 89 50.9 35.6 2 0.01 1.5 30
Para Wing
136 77.7 54.4 116 66.3 46.4 89 50.9 35.6 3 0.01 1.5 30
DK Jumbo
DK Jumbo
143 81.7 57.2 123 70.3 49.2 71 40.6 28.4 0.1 0.005 2.75 10
Barrel Train
Barrel Train
143 81.7 57.2 123 70.3 49.2 86 49.1 34.4 0.15 0.005 2 30
Koopa King
Koopa King
144 82.3 57.6 124 70.9 49.6 68 38.9 27.2 0.08 0.005 3 10
Bullet Blaster
Bullet Blaster
143 81.7 57.2 123 70.3 49.2 68 38.9 27.2 0.3 0.005 1 30
Wario Car
Wario Car
142 81.1 56.8 122 69.7 48.8 74 42.3 29.6 0.15 0.005 2.5 10
Waluigi Racer
Waluigi Racer
140 80 56 120 68.6 48 92 52.6 36.8 0.5 0.005 2.25 20
Piranha Pipes
Piranha Pipes
143 81.7 57.2 123 70.3 49.2 86 49.1 34.4 0.1 0.005 3 10
Boo Pipes
Boo Pipes
137 78.3 54.8 117 66.9 46.8 92 52.6 36.8 2 0.01 3 10
Parade Kart
Parade Kart
142 81.1 56.8 122 69.7 48.8 74 42.3 29.6 0.3 0.005 2.5 30
  1. ^ a b c Top speed values in various conditions are relative to the 150cc class.

Staff Ghosts[edit]

This game follows Mario Kart 64 in including the possibility to race against Staff Ghosts, ghosts created by Nintendo staff as the main ghosts of the course. They can be unlocked by achieving a certain time on the respective course. Below is a table showing all Staff Ghosts and their respective times.[10]

Course Unlock Time Time Characters Kart
Luigi Circuit 01:29.000 01:26.277 Luigi Mario Red Fire
Peach Beach 01:23.000 01:20.404 Peach Daisy Heart Coach
Baby Park 01:14.000 01:11.108 Baby Mario Baby Luigi Goo-Goo Buggy
Dry Dry Desert 01:53.000 01:50.755 Birdo Yoshi Turbo Yoshi
Mushroom Bridge 01:34.000 01:31.458 Koopa Paratroopa Koopa Dasher
Mario Circuit 01:44.000 01:41.384 Mario Luigi Red Fire
Daisy Cruiser 01:55.000 01:52.207 Daisy Peach Heart Coach
Waluigi Stadium 02:02.000 01:59.658 Waluigi Wario Wario Car
Sherbet Land 01:28.000 01:25.904 Baby Luigi Baby Mario Goo-Goo Buggy
Mushroom City 01:53.000 01:50.663 Paratroopa Koopa Koopa Dasher
Yoshi Circuit 02:02.000 01:59.886 Yoshi Birdo Turbo Yoshi
DK Mountain 02:15.000 02:12.639 Donkey Kong Diddy Kong DK Jumbo
Wario Colosseum 02:24.000 02:21.106 Wario Waluigi Wario Car
Dino Dino Jungle 02:03.000 02:00.908 Diddy Kong Donkey Kong DK Jumbo
Bowser’s Castle 02:47.000 02:44.690 Bowser Bowser Jr. Koopa King
Rainbow Road 03:19.000 03:16.476 Mario Peach Red Fire


Upon running over a single Item Box or Double Item Box, the characters receive a power-up.
Upon running over a single Item Box or Double Item Box, the characters receive a power-up.
Upon running over a single Item Box or Double Item Box, the characters receive a power-up.

Traditional items from Super Mario Kart through Mario Kart: Super Circuit appear in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! with a bunch of new power-ups to change a race drastically, such as stealing the opponent's place or item by using a Mushroom or reducing the racers to small size with the rare Lightning. The rear character obtains a determinate item by running into an Item Box. However, Double Item Boxes give items to both the rear character and driver. The variety of items depends on the kart's place. Leader racers tend to receive basic items such as Bananas or Green Shells, while those going under fourth place can receive rare items like a Star or a Spiny Shell.

Items are classified in two forms:

  • Standard: Drivers can obtain these types of items when they go through an Item Box or Double Item Box.
  • Special: Some drivers obtain a special item that other drivers cannot obtain by an Item Box. When a character holds a special item, the second character cannot obtain another special item via Item Box.

Standard Items[edit]

Image Name Instruction Booklet Description
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! promotional artwork: A Green Shell Green Shell Green Shells move in straight lines when thrown and knock karts for a loop if they hit.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! promotional artwork: A Red Shell Red Shell Red Shells seek out karts in front of you and flip them over when they strike.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! promotional artwork: A Spiny Shell, now with the capability of the wings Spiny Shell This winged wonder heads straight for the leader of the pack and explodes on impact. Any kart caught in the blast area will flip.
Artwork of a Mushroom from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, also used for Mario Kart DS Mushroom These turbo toadstools give karts brief speed bursts.
Triple Mushrooms from Mario Kart: Double Dash. Triple Mushrooms Triple Mushrooms allow you to dash three times in a row.
Mario Kart Double Dash!! promotional artwork: A Banana Peel with the common symbol of the eyes Banana These slippery skins can be dropped or thrown in strategic spots to send rivals into sudden spins.
A Fake Item in Mario Kart: Double Dash Fake Item These items of depiction look just like real Item Boxes, so place them where your opponents won't expect.
Concept artwork of a Star from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Star Stars make karts temporarily invincible and increase their top speed by a hair. Karts hit by Star-wielding karts will go flying.
Artwork of Lightning Lightning This mighty bolt strikes all opponents at the same time, causing them to spin out, drop their items, and shrink in size, which reduces their max speeds.

Special Items[edit]

Main article: Special Item (Mario Kart series)
Image Name Characters Instruction Booklet Description
Fireball in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.Green Fireball in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Fireballs Mario & Luigi They split up after they're thrown and go sliding ahead. These powerful pyrotechnics can take out multiple opponents at once.
A Heart in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Heart
Peach & Daisy Flying hearts surround the royal ladies' karts, and any item that hits them becomes theirs to use. A cute and handy item.
A Yoshi's Egg in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.A Birdo's Egg in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Yoshi's Egg
(Birdo's Egg)
Yoshi & Birdo These eggs roll down the road and home in on opponents. When they hit and break, they'll drop three more items.
A Chain Chomp in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Chain Chomp
Baby Mario & Baby Luigi This fearsome beast chases karts with reckless abandon, pulling the babies behind it at breakneck speeds.
Triple Green Shells in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.Triple Red Shells in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Triple Green Shells and Triple Red Shells Koopa & Paratroopa Don't let Koopa and Paratroopa worry about not having enough shells. Get three at a time!
A Giant Banana in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Giant Banana
Donkey Kong & Diddy Kong Only DK and Diddy know where these monstrous fruit can be found. Once they're in the road, they're tough to manoeuvre around.
Bowser's Shell in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Bowser's Shell
Bowser & Bowser Jr. An awe-inspiring giant shell! As it careens down the road, slamming and ramming into karts, it's the very image of Bowser himself.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! artwork: Bob-omb (this artwork is reused for Mario Kart DS) Bob-omb
Wario & Waluigi Take aim and give your opponents an explosive surprise. Mess up, and you might just hit yourself! This item's dangerous...
A Golden Mushroom from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (This artwork is reused for Mario Kart DS) Golden Mushroom Toad & Toadette N/A
  • Petey Piranha and King Boo have the ability to obtain any special item, excluding Green Fireballs and Birdo's Egg.
  • Note: Although special items can only be obtained by the characters they are assigned to, if a player is holding a special item, another player can steal it by colliding with the player holding the item while under the influence of a Mushroom, Star, or Slide Attack. Also, any character can get any special item in Battle Mode. Finally, in Co-Op Mode, the driver can pass a special item to the person in the back.

Driving techniques[edit]

Drifting and mini turbo[edit]

Main article: Drift

Drifting prevents racers from losing speed in turns or from going off the course. By keeping the controller's R Button (or L Button) button pressed, and tilting the stick to either side, racers make the kart begin a turn. While drifting, racers can gain a momentary speed boost by tilting the control stick to either side, opposite to a corner's direction. The kart then starts to produce sparks on its wheels. Doing this two times more, racers make the sparks become orange, then blue. Then, a mini turbo can be released right after the racer lets go of the R Button (or L Button) button.

This tactic can be used to perform "snaking" (continuous power sliding) and elude homing hazards such as Red Shells.

Rocket Start[edit]

Main article: Rocket Start
The Rocket Start in action at Baby Park.

A Rocket Start is a speed boost given to a kart when a race starts out. To perform, racers just have to press the A Button button to accelerate right when Lakitu's lights turn green or by tapping the button repeatedly while Lakitu counts down.

Double Dash[edit]

Main article: Rocket Start#Double Dash
The Double Dash in action at Mushroom Bridge.

The Double Dash is similar to the Rocket Start. Although it is more powerful, it can only be performed in Co-op play. Both team members can press the A Button button at the same time when Lakitu's light turns green. Upon being done perfectly, the kart bolts farther, leaving out a blue flame as a result. This technique is named after the game's subtitle.

Item steal[edit]

Donkey Kong uses the Slide Attack, which can be used to steal items from opposing racers.

Item stealing is snatching a power-up directly from the rival's hands in a kart. There are three ways to steal an item as long as the player's rear character holds no items. Items can be stolen when the rear racer uses a mushroom or a star to hit an opposing kart and snatch the item that one of the rivals have. In Co-op Mode, the player's rear character can use the Slide Attack to knock other rivals and take their items away. However, if the rear character knocks a rival kart with two players holding an item, the character can get the rival rear character's item, while the rival driver drops the other item onto the track.

LAN Mode[edit]

Title screen in LAN play

Using the Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter (sold separately) attached to the game system, in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! it is possible to play via Local Area Network (LAN), using up to eight Nintendo GameCube systems connected to a hub device, or also using two consoles connected together through a cross-cable, where more than four players can join a race locally. This means that up to sixteen users can play at the same time with their friends using two or more GameCube systems with the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! game discs on.

After connecting the systems to the hub, the players should turn the systems' power button to begin. The LAN Mode option appears on screen to confirm the selection. Once LAN Mode is selected and confirmed on all participating game systems and the connections have been established, the Select Mode displays. Players may proceed by pressing the controller's A Button button, the LAN Mode title screen displays to enter to play.

LAN Mode does not work on the Wii, as the system disables the Ethernet port when it switches to play GameCube games.

In the LAN Mode title screen there are three options:

  • Start Game: Begin Versus LAN play.
  • Select Mode: Adjust LAN setup options. This allows users to choose the modes of play:
    • Game Mode: Select one of these game modes available: Versus, Balloon Battle, or Shine Thief. Bob-omb Blast cannot be played in the LAN setup. Only in Versus mode can the number of laps on the tracks and the engine classes be changed.
    • Order of Courses: Choose the way in which courses or stages will be selected: Random, All courses, one course or All-cups (only for Versus).
    • Co-op: Enable or Disable Cooperative Mode.
    • Screen Division: This option won't be available if there are more than four Nintendo GameCube systems in use.
  • Quit LAN Mode: Stop playing LAN Mode.

Unlike the local multiplayer, the players' characters are chosen at random each time a race begins.

Toad and Toadette can be selected, providing they have been unlocked on one of the memory cards. Petey Piranha and King Boo however are never picked, even if they have been unlocked on one of the memory cards.

The kart that is picked is the one that belongs to the driver. If their respective kart has not been unlocked on one of the memory cards, then they use their respective partner's kart (e.g. Luigi uses Mario's kart). The exception is that if a small character is paired with a large character, then the large kart is used instead. This means that the Piranha Pipes, Boo Pipes, and Parade Kart cannot be used in LAN mode.

LAN connection[edit]

In this way, two to eight Nintendo GameCube systems are connected to an over-the-counter 10BASE-T hub. The LAN cables used to connect every game system to the hub must be compatible, otherwise, the connection won't be carried out. Every Nintendo GameCube system has to have attached their Nintendo Broadband Adapter, and the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! game disc in hand, one per system. At last, the number of GameCube controllers used depends on the number of players present.

Cross-cable connection[edit]

Unlike LAN connection, where it uses a hub to connect GameCube systems to it, the Cross-cable connection requires of only two GameCube game systems connected between themselves, through a 10BASE-T hub-compatible cross-cable. The rest of the required equipment is similar: A Mario Kart: Double Dash!! game disc per system, the Nintendo Broadband Adapter attached to the game system, and the number of GameCube controllers regarding how many players participate.


Occasionally the users may experience malfunctions or be unable to connect due to technical problems.

  • When using an incompatible LAN cable with the Hub in use, or using another type of cable different to the cross-cable to connect two systems directly.
  • A LAN cable is not fully inserted into the Hub or any game system.
  • A LAN cable was removed during the transfer of data.
  • Any game system was turned off or the game system's RESET button was pressed in the process.
  • When some device other than a Nintendo GameCube is connected to the Hub.
  • When a Hub or LAN cable not compatible with the 10BASE-T standard is being used.
  • When more than eight Nintendo GameCube systems have been connected.

Differences in split-screen races[edit]

There are several differences that players can notice in split-screen mode, most likely to preserve the frame rate. In Dolphin's Netplay online mode, the single screen features are featured in split-screen races, but the item boxes still have a brighter checkerboard texture.

All courses

  • Item Boxes have a brighter checkerboard texture, as opposed to clearer checkerboard texture.
  • Dash Panels look slightly different.

Luigi Circuit

  • The flowers on the grass are missing.
  • The two blimps that fly above the track are also missing.

Peach Beach

  • The Daisy Cruiser in the background is absent.
  • The Piantas are absent.
  • Before the finish line, the Pianta statue fountain is replaced by a Power Star. The fountain is also not active.

Baby Park

  • The Yoshi helicopter is removed.

Dry Dry Desert

  • Just before the finish line, the Item Boxes are removed from the three small hills.
  • Some of the Pokeys are missing.

Mushroom Bridge

  • There are no whirlpools in the water.
  • There are only two trucks, three cars, four buses, two moving Item Boxes, one Mushroom Car, and two Bomb-cars.
  • Mushroom City and Peach's Castle do not appear in the background.
  • The advertisement signs after the green tunnel are missing.
  • The Wiggler Wagon on Mushroom Bridge is only five body segments long, as opposed to being ten body segments long.
  • All shadows except vehicles and the player karts are missing.

Mario Circuit

  • There are fewer Goombas and Piranha Plants.

Daisy Cruiser

  • The umbrellas are absent.
  • The Piantas are absent.
  • Areas normally blocked off by traffic cones are instead blocked off by barriers.
  • The moving Item Boxes do not move and can spawn Double Item Boxes.
  • The colorful banners above the curved staircase are removed.
  • There are no shadows at Daisy Cruiser.
  • The inside of the ship has no lights on the ceiling.
  • There are less Item Boxes in the dining area.
  • In the dining area, the tables that aren't used as obstacles are absent.
  • In the dining area, the items on top of the pillars were removed.
  • There is no trapdoor over the entrance to the alternate route.
  • In the alternate route under the floor, there is no fan in the tube, nor are there any colored pipes on the ceiling.
  • Near the end, there are no life rings.

Waluigi Stadium

  • The rings of fireballs on the ramps are absent.
  • The metal Piranha Plants do not move their jaws.
  • The moving arrow signs are absent.
  • The Jumbotron is absent.

Sherbet Land

  • There are only two moving Item Boxes at each end of the tunnel, as opposed to three.
  • Only two Blue Shy Guys appear before the tunnel as opposed to three.

Mushroom City

  • The traffic lights are absent.
  • There are only four moving Item Boxes, two Mushroom Cars, four cars, two Bomb-cars, one bus, and one truck.
  • Mushroom Bridge is not seen in the background.
  • All shadows except vehicles and the player karts are missing.

Yoshi Circuit

  • Some of the Piranha Plants are missing.
  • The Sunshine, the Daisy Cruiser, and the Yoshi Helicopter do not appear.

DK Mountain

  • Boulders are less common.
  • At the cliff area, one of the Item Boxes is absent.

Wario Colosseum

  • The rings of fireballs on the ramps are absent.
  • Coming off the first jump ramp after entering the dome, there are only four item boxes as opposed to five.

Dino Dino Jungle

  • The volcanoes in the background of the track near the finish line, including the volcano from DK Mountain, are absent.
  • In the area where there are Item Boxes on the trunks, the Item Boxes are removed.
  • In the area between the dinosaur's feet, there are only two Item boxes, rather than four.
  • There are fewer dinosaurs.
  • In the first alternate route area where the bridge splits, there is only one Double Item Box instead of two.
  • Near the end, before the finish line, there are only two moving Item Boxes instead of four.
  • The crystals and pillar formations in the tunnels are removed.

Bowser's Castle

  • Only two of the Thwomps are present.
  • The Lava Bubbles are removed.
  • In the circular room with fireballs revolving around a pillar in the center, three of the six rotating fireballs are removed.
  • The Bowser statue shoots fireballs at a slower rate.

Rainbow Road

  • At the second sharp turn area, one of the Item Boxes is removed.
  • Mushroom City is absent.
  • All the floating items are removed.

Bonus disc[edit]

Cover art for the bonus disc box

Preorders for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! also gave customers a bonus disc containing playable demos, game trailers, and content that can be transferred to Fire Emblem on the Game Boy Advance. The disc came in a special two-disc game box, and the cover for the game had the line "Includes BONUS DISC with playable demos!" written across the bottom right.

Content for the bonus disc includes:


For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! media.
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Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! pre-release and unused content

The models of the characters are from Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Mario and Luigi are seen in this trailer of a very early build of the game, driving separately, each in a simple, blue kart.

Donkey Kong Jr. was also seen in an early build of the character selection screen, but was scrapped in the end.

In the game's data, there are references to a Reverse Cup, which may have had courses played backwards. There is a texture and 3D models of the trophies for this cup. Racing on courses in the reverse direction would not be fully implemented until Mario Kart Tour.


Critical reception[edit]

The game received favorable reviews, attaining an average score of 87.20% on GameRankings based on 73 reviews and an average score of 87 on Metacritic based on 58 reviews.[11][12]

Spencer McIlvaine of Nintendo Life gave the game 9 stars out of 10, praising the game as being a worthy successor to the Mario Kart franchise, despite that it has less innovation than the other games. He concluded with "Nevertheless, the game has lost some of the edge that it had in its first two outings and shows fewer innovative ideas here. This time around the game was mostly about better graphics and less buggy programming with a few gimmicks thrown in like having two drivers instead of one. As a result, Double Dash is not the most recommended Mario Kart game in the franchise. But compared to other games in general it's still one heck of a ride."[13] Tom Bramwell of Eurogamer gave the game a score of 9 out of 10. He praised the game for adding more content, especially the online LAN mode. He wrote, "In my opinion, it's not a better game than the original Super Mario Kart, but it is the closest anyone's ever come, and one of the finest pieces of electronic entertainment ever developed." He also stated that rating Mario Kart Double Dash!! was the hardest thing he did because he always wanted to write about it.[14]

On the contrast, Edge Magazine UK gave the game a 5 out of 10, criticizing the game of "not being a racing game any more".[15] Fran Mirabella III of IGN gave the game a score of 7.9 out of 10. He criticized that Mario Kart Double Dash!! felt very similar to Mario Kart 64 and although it gets the job done that it felt that it had wasted potential. He praised the multiplayer for being superb.[16]

Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo GameCube Spencer McIlvaine, Nintendo Life 9/10 "Mario Kart is a staple in the Nintendo library and Double Dash is a worthy successor to that tradition. This franchise pre-dates the Smash Bros. franchise and for many Nintendo fans this is the must have multi-player title on any system. As a result, Mario Kart Double Dash enjoyed tremendous success on the Gamecube and was even included in a bundle with the system at one point. Nevertheless, the game has lost some of the edge that it had in its first two outings and shows fewer innovative ideas here. This time around the game was mostly about better graphics and less buggy programming with a few gimmicks thrown in like having two drivers instead of one. As a result, Double Dash is not the most recommended Mario Kart game in the franchise. But compared to other games in general it's still one heck of a ride."
Nintendo GameCube Tom Bramwell, Eurogamer 9/10 "In my opinion, it's not a better game than the original Super Mario Kart, but it is the closest anyone's ever come, and one of the finest pieces of electronic entertainment ever developed."
Nintendo GameCube Fran Mirabella III, IGN 7.9/10 "I only hope that Nintendo pours more production into the sequel and remembers that just because Mario Kart was once designed for the younger crowd, doesn't mean it can't become an everyone title with some complexity to it."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 87
GameRankings 87.20%


Mario Kart: Double Dash is the 2nd best-selling game for the Nintendo GameCube, right behind Super Smash Bros Melee, with approximately 7 million copies sold, including 3.8 million copies in the United States[17], and over 802,000 units in Japan, as of December 31, 2009.[18]


Main article: List of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! glitches

Permanent upside-down car[edit]

This glitch only works with the Parade Kart. To perform the glitch, the player should go to a place where they can get smashed by a course obstacle, such as the Thwomps in Bowser's Castle or the blue dinosaur in Dino Dino Jungle (Bowser's Castle is preferred because the Thwomps are stationary). This glitch best works for two players, as timing is needed. One player should drive underneath a Thwomp, while the other should receive an explosive power-up, either a Spiny Shell or a Bob-omb. When received, the player should fire the item at the correct moment, blasting the kart into the air and getting smashed under the floating Thwomp. After falling down, if done correctly, the player will remain such, which is upside down. Note that the player is invincible in this position and the player can only revert to a normal position if Lightning strikes them and a Thwomp afterward.


Main article: List of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! staff

Executive producer[edit]


Chief director[edit]

  • Kiyoshi Mizuki


  • Yasuyuki Oyagi
  • Futoshi Shirai
  • Daiji Imai

Assistant director[edit]

  • Kentaro Tominaga


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

References to other games[edit]

References in later games[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオカート ダブルダッシュ!!
Mario Kāto Daburu Dasshu!!
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐賽車 Double Dash!![19]
Mǎlì'ōu Sàichē Double Dash!!
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
French Mario Kart: Double Dash!! -
German Mario Kart: Double Dash!! -
Italian Mario Kart: Double Dash!! -
Spanish Mario Kart: Double Dash!! -


  • This is the last main Mario Kart game to use the original series' logo for its box art and tracks. The next installment would introduce the new and current logo.
  • On the box art for the International releases, the "L" on Luigi's cap is backwards.
  • Mario's reflection in one of the key arts does not match Mario's expression. This is because at the time, 3D game artists relied on using environment mapping to mimic the reflective effects of metal. The environment map is a separate 2D image used to approximate a reflection. It is likely the environment map is used from another key art where it would match the facial expression of Mario's reflection.
  • This is the first game in the series that can be played in multiple languages, besides English and Japanese.


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