Moo Moo

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Moo Moo
Rendered model of the black-and-white Moo Moo obstacle in Mario Kart 8.
A black-and-white Moo Moo, as it appears in Mario Kart 8
First appearance Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (version 2.0.0) (2021)
Subject origin Cow

Moo Moos[1] (also generically referred to as cows)[2][3] are moving obstacles that appear mainly in farm-based courses in the Mario Kart series. In some appearances, they act as obstacles for drivers.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Moo Moo Farm from Mario Kart 64.
Mario Kart 64

Cows can be seen in the background of the Mario Kart 64 course named Moo Moo Farm.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Although cows themselves do not appear in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mushroom City has a truck advertising the Moo Moo Farm course with the image of a cow.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Cows once again appear in the background of the Retro Course N64 Moo Moo Farm. It is the first game to give them the blue collars with hanging golden bells.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

A Moo Moo as seen in Mario Kart Wii

In Mario Kart Wii, cows serve as obstacles in the course Moo Moo Meadows. When hit, they cause the player to spin out. While the ones seen up close use full models, some in the distant background reuse flat textures from Mario Kart DS. A truck in the Moonview Highway course also has a picture of a cow printed on it with the text "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Two cows make a small appearance in Mario Kart 7 on a sign in the Wii Coconut Mall course, which reads "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Moo Moos return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the return of the Moo Moo Meadows track, this time with Moo Moos of other colors, such as solid black or brown. Also, in Toad Harbor and the game's rendition of Toad's Turnpike, there are advertising trucks and signs with Moo Moos on them. There is also a sponsor known as Moo Moo Meadows Milk. In this game, Moo Moos appear in four different colors; white with blue spots, white with brown spots, black, or brown. The Mii Racing Suit based on a Moo Moo appears in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Moo Moo Mii Racing Suit from Mario Kart Tour
Moo Moo Mii Racing Suit

Although Moo Moos themselves do not appear in Mario Kart Tour, the Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor returns in several courses in the game, and the Moo Moo Mii Racing Suit and Moo Moo Offroader are both based on them and were introduced in the Animal Tour.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the Windmill Meadows features some Moo Moos as obstacles.

Mario Party series[edit]

Moo Moos only make two background appearances in the Mario Party series. In Mario Party 3, they appear in the background of Fowl Play, while in Mario Party: Island Tour, Moo Moos appear on the Perilous Palace Path board as decoration on the board.

Mario Pinball Land[edit]

In Mario Pinball Land, there is a rare chance for a cow to pop out of a hole by hitting a Monty Mole. If Mario hits the Moo Moo before it disappears, he gains 100,000 points.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Cows reappear in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Moo Moo Meadows as obstacles in the Dream Equestrian event.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Despite Moo Moos not appearing in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Moo Moo Yoshi is available as an unlockable Yoshi pattern which resembles a cow.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

In Yoshi's Crafted World, the Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor from Mario Kart 8 makes various cameo appearances on the cartons and signs in the background of the flip side of Rail-Yard Run and Go-Go Yoshi. As first seen on the front side of Rail-Yard Run, there are also five cardboard Moo Moo crafts, which serve as Coal Blockafeller's first souvenir request. There is additionally a Moo Moo costume for Yoshi to wear.

Other appearances[edit]

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

Moo Moos appear as badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade that the player may collect and decorate their Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu with. They are a part of the Mario Kart 8 set of badges.

Minecraft[edit]

A Moo Moo in Minecraft: Wii U Edition
A Moo Moo, as seen in Minecraft.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the traditional Cow's design from Minecraft is replaced with the Moo Moo design found in the Super Mario titles. Red Moo Moos with mushrooms on their back replace Mooshrooms.

Gallery[edit]

Sprites and models[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モーモー
Mō Mō
うし[4] / ウシ[5]
Ushi
Moo Moo

Cow

Chinese (simplified) 哞哞
Mōu Mōu
[6]
Niú

Transliteration of Moo Moo

Cow

Chinese (traditional) 牛牛
Niú Niú
Cow

Dutch Boe-Boe
Repetition of Dutch onomatopoeia "boe" (moo)
French Meuh Meuh
Moo Moo
German Kuhmuh
Cow Moo
Italian Muu Muu
Mucca
Moo Moo
Cow
Korean 음매음매
Eummae-Eummae
젖소[7]
Jeotso

Moo Moo

Dairy cow

Portuguese (NOA) Mumu
Moomoo
Portuguese (NOE) Mu Mu
Moo Moo
Russian му-му
mu-mu
Moo Moo

Spanish Mu-Mu
Moo Moo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 144. "Moo Moos: These herbivores lazily wander near and onto the race trace, forcing players to get creative to avoid running into them. Moo Moos can stop even the heaviest racers in their tracks, and are large enough to easily mess with your ideal racing line."
  2. ^ Mario Kart 64 English instruction booklet. Page 26.
  3. ^ Mario Kart Wii website bio for Moo Moo Meadows
  4. ^ Mario Kart 64 Japanese instruction booklet. Page 26.
  5. ^ Nintendo Switch『マリオカート ライブ ホームサーキット』の無料アップデート第2弾が本日配信。カート1台で最大4人協力しながら楽しめる「リレーレース」では、ピーチ・ヨッシー・キノピオが登場。 topics.nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  6. ^ Nintendo Switch《瑪利歐賽車實況:家庭賽車場》的免費更新第2彈本日發布。只需1台賽車,就能遊玩最多4人協力的「接力賽」,碧姬公主、耀西和奇諾比奧也會登場。 nintendo.com.hk. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  7. ^ 『마리오 카트 라이브: 홈 서킷』의 무료 업데이트 제2탄이 오늘 배포 시작. 카트 1대로, 최대 4명이 협력하며 즐기는 「릴레이 레이스」에서는 피치, 요시, 키노피오가 등장?! nintendo.co.kr. Retrieved November 12, 2023.