A Needle Bomb is an offensive item in Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. The Needle Bomb is not a bomb, but a red fish resembling Porcupuffer with additional spines on its body. When fired, it travels to its opponent when it is homed correctly. It latches onto the opponent and pops two of the opponent's tires on the right side of the kart. The initial strike causes the kart to stop for a brief moment, and, once the tires are popped, the opponent loses both control and speed. Like all effects, the popped tires eventually recover. Unlike most hazards, if missed, the Needle Bomb lingers in the course until a racer drives into it. The item also comes in a Triple Needle version that allows two more Needle Bombs to be fired.
Names in other languages
- Needle Bomb
- Triple Needle
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