Noshi

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Noshi
MKT Noshi Model.png
The model of the light blue Noshi in Mario Kart Tour
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)

Noshi[1], or Nossie[2], is the name of a species of one-horned sauropods similar to Apatosaurus first seen in the Dino Dino Jungle course of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, where the light blue one serves as one of the main obstacles of the course. While the Nintendo Official Guidebook and site of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! only use the term Nossie to refer to the light blue one,[3][4] internal data indicates that the red and yellow one found in the course are Nossies as well.[5]

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The light blue Nossie in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Nossies first appear in the Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. There the light blue one mainly acts as a hazard for the racers passing near it in the canyon, being able to stomp them with its feet. It can also be met when passing on the wooden bridge that crosses the canyon, where it is able to make the karts spin with its head. Additionally, two Nossies, one colored red and the other colored yellow, appear moving through the lake where the branching boardwalk lies.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The light blue Nossie in Mario Kart 7

The light blue Nossie reappears in the GCN Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart 7, in the same place where it is found in the original course. The main difference is that in this course, this Nossie stretches its neck, making it an obstacle for the drivers gliding above the wooden bridge.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The light blue Noshi in Mario Kart Tour

The light blue Nossie, with its name now romanized as Noshi,[1] appears again in the GCN Dino Dino Jungle track of Mario Kart Tour. With respect to the Mario Kart 7 version of the track, its role is mostly similar, but if a racer lands on it while gliding, they perform a trick. It also appears in Koopa Troopa Beach T, while multiple light blue Noshis appear in Tokyo Blur 1R/T.

Mario Party 8[edit]

The light blue Nossie in Mario Party 8

The light blue Nossie appears as a cameo in the forest behind the DK's Treetop Temple board of Mario Party 8.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other langauges[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノッシー[3][4]
Nosshī
Internally romanized as Nossie originally[2] and more recently as Noshi[1], derived from the name of Yoshi and Nessie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c From the Noshi MapObj of Mario Kart Tour
  2. ^ a b From the nossie.bmd and swimnossie.bmd files found in the root/Course/Diddy.arc/diddy/object directory of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.
  3. ^ a b Description of the courses of the Special Cup in the official Japanese site of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  4. ^ a b Nintendo Official Guidebook of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, page 85.
  5. ^ As can be seen in the root/Course/Diddy.arc/diddy/object/swimnossie.bmd model of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, which contains textures for the purple (nossie_lake.1), turquoise (nossie_lake.2), yellow (nossie_lake.3) and red (nossie_lake.4) Nossie that are supposed to be found in the lake of Dino Dino Jungle.