Pipe Frame

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Pipe Frame
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
The Pipe Frame in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Acceleration, Off-Road (MK7)
Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Slipstreams (MKT)
Weak stats Speed, Weight (MK7)
Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appears in Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Super Smash Bros. Melee (trophy cameo) Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Pipe Frame (also formerly known simply as the Go-Kart until Mario Kart 7, also called Racing Kart in Super Smash Bros. Melee) is the original form of Kart that appears in the first three installments of the Mario Kart series and is the predecessor to the Standard Kart. Throughout the games it appears in, the kart has different colors depending on the driver. In its original appearances, the Pipe Frame acts as the one and only vehicle available. The abilities of the kart depend on the driver so the kart itself has no strong or weak points.

After a 10-year absence, the Pipe Frame returns in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an unlockable kart body. It generally gives a boost in acceleration and handling while decreasing the weight and traction. The Pipe Frame also appears in Mario Kart Tour as the starting kart.

The Pipe Frame kart has a passing resemblance to an early '80s World Championship kart raced by Ayrton Senna, an icon in Japan due to his connections with Honda, and to modern micro karts known for their combination of small frames and powerful engines.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Super Mario Kart[edit]

The kart makes its first appearance in Super Mario Kart, designed as simple, small go-karts with different colors (red for Mario, blue for Luigi, pink for Peach, red-orange for Yoshi, green for Bowser, olive for Donkey Kong Jr., yellow for Koopa Troopa, and azure for Toad) and various performance traits for each character, along with an ability to boost by drifting.

Each character's kart has different engines; some use four-stroke and few others use two-stroke.

Mario Kart 64[edit]

The go-kart is redesigned in Mario Kart 64, featuring realistic-looking wheels, new colors for every character (red for Mario, green for Luigi, rose for Peach, blue for Toad, light green for Yoshi, yellow for Donkey Kong, violet for Wario, and red-orange for Bowser) and a cubical engine with dual exhaust pipes. It also has a different handling stat compared to its predecessor.

This time, all karts use two-stroke engines, with the exception of Toad's kart which uses a softer sounding four-stroke engine instead.

Toad and Donkey Kong are the only characters to have their own unique engine sound from any other character.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

The kart's design and colors for this game remain unchanged from Mario Kart 64 aside from its handling, which reverted to that of Super Mario Kart to fit the game's two-dimensional environment.

Unlike in Mario Kart 64, all the karts now use four-stroke engines.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

After being absent in subsequent games after Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the Pipe Frame returns in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart body, using its same design from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. The character's emblem is shown underneath the engine. It is one of the three kart parts to have a different color for each character. The eight characters from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit retain the same color schemes, except for Peach, who has a slightly lighter pink color as in Mario Kart DS, and Daisy also retains the same color scheme from said game. Like in Super Circuit, it has a four-stroke engine with powerful-sounding exhausts. Its engine is similar to the Blue Seven and the Sprinter from Mario Kart Wii and sounds like a DOHC V6 and flat-six engine.

In terms of stats, the Pipe Frame slightly boosts acceleration, off-road, and drift, but slightly hinders top speed and weight, which makes it the polar opposite of the Gold Standard in a way. In terms of its hidden stats, however, it gives a strong boost in sea and air speeds, and a good boost in mini-turbo, while not hindering any other stat.

White Miis are the only color to receive a unique color, as no other character in the game uses a white Pipe Frame.

Color schemes[edit]
Character Color Icons
Mario
Mii (Red)
Red Pipe Frame
Luigi
Mii (Green)
Green Green Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Peach
Mii (Pink)
Pink Pink Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Yoshi
Mii (Light-green)
Chartreuse Lime Green Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Bowser
Mii (Orange)
Orange Orange Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Donkey Kong
Mii (Yellow)
Yellow Yellow Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Toad
Mii (Blue)
Blue Blue Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Koopa Troopa Neon Yellow Yellow-green Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Daisy Yellow-orange Light Orange Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Wario
Mii (Purple)
Purple Purple Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Rosalina Turquoise Turquoise Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Metal Mario Steel Gray Gray Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Shy Guy
Mii (Black)
Black Black Pipe Frame from Mario Kart
Honey Queen Burgundy Dark Magenta Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Wiggler
Mii (Brown)
Brown Brown Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Lakitu
Mii (Light-blue)
Cyan Cyan Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7
Mii (White) White White Pipe Frame from Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Pipe Frame reappears in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe again as an unlockable kart body. This time, it now resembles the kart's original design from Super Mario Kart, featuring only one exhaust pipe instead of two as seen in Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart 7. Additionally, the character emblem is now located in the front. Unlike its predecessor, it is now has a two-stroke engine and its sound is shared with the Standard Kart, Teddy Buggy, Wild Wiggler, and the Sneeker, only having a softer exhaust noise.

Unlike past installments, the colors of the Pipe Frame are now shared with multiple characters, featuring 23 unique colors used among the 36 (41 in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) characters (and of those, twelve of the colors are exclusive to one character, counting alternate colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy, but excluding Miis aside from the brown color). The eight characters from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit once again retain the same color as they were in the original games, while Koopa Troopa now retains the yellow color from his Super Mario Kart artwork, while Daisy and Waluigi retain their respective colors from Mario Kart DS. All the Koopalings (except Morton) have unique colored steering wheels for their karts, as opposed to the standard black. Also, all the Koopalings have unique colored engines, as opposed to the standard goldenrod, and their wheel hinges are uniquely colored, instead of the usual gray. The Inkling Girl's orange variation uses the yellow Pipe Frame, though the icon on the kart selection screen shows the yellow-orange Pipe Frame instead.

Like the Standard Kart, Standard Bike, and Standard ATV, the Pipe Frame body is occasionally used by all the CPU-controlled characters. Most CPU racers will always pair the Pipe Frame with the Standard tires, but Donkey Kong and Koopa Troopa in Mario Kart 8, as well as Dry Bones and Ludwig in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, occasionally also use the Monster tires instead. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Toad is occasionally seen using this body equipped with the Slim tires; Toad, as well as the babies and Shy Guy, also equip it with the Parafoil. The 150cc staff ghosts for Donut Plains 3 and Cheese Land use Lakitu and Orange Yoshi on the Pipe Frame with the Monster tires. The 200cc staff ghost for Bone-Dry Dunes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe uses Dry Bones on the Pipe Frame with the Wood tires.

In Mario Kart 8, the Pipe Frame gives a good boost in handling and a slight one in acceleration, but it hinders traction and slightly hinders weight. In terms of its hidden stats, it offers a good boost in sea and air handling, and slight boosts in sea and air speeds, anti-gravity handling and mini-turbo, while only slightly hindering anti-gravity speed. It shares its stats with the Wild Wiggler, Standard Bike, Flame Rider, Varmint, W 25 Silver Arrow, and City Tripper. Overall, the Pipe Frame has the second highest stat total of any kart body, and the third highest among all vehicles.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Pipe Frame's stats have been altered so that it now hinders speed, but gives a higher boost in acceleration and now slightly boosts traction. In terms of its hidden stats, it no longer increases water speed and now hinders air speed and air handling, while hindering anti-gravity speed further, with no compensation. It now only shares its stats with the Varmint and City Tripper.

An early version of the Pipe Frame's body featured the same design it had from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, with the only exception being that the character's emblem was located at the front, like in the body's final version.

The Mario Kart 8 version of the Pipe Frame was used in a LINE set of stickers based on the game, although lacked the emblem on the front and equipped with the tires from Super Mario Kart. It was also used in a Google Maps Easter egg for Mar10 Day 2018, which ran for a week ending March 17, 2018. The Pipe Frame's appearance in Google Maps later reappears in Mario Kart Tour.

Similarly to Mario Kart 7, but unlike white, brown Miis are the only Miis to receive a unique color since no other non-Mii character in either version of the game uses a brown Pipe Frame.

Color schemes[edit]
Character(s) Body color Image
Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Red YoshiMii Racing Suits
Red Normal Suit
Mario Suit
Pikmin Suit
Red Pipe Frame body from Mario Kart 8
Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Green Shy GuyBowser Jr.'s head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Mii Racing Suits
Green Normal Suit
Luigi Suit
Yoshi Suit
Green Thumbnail of a green Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Pink YoshiPink Shy GuyToadette's head icon in Mario Kart 8Cat Peach's icon from Mario Kart 8Female Villager's icon.Pink Inkling GirlMii Racing Suits
Pink Normal Suit
Peach Suit
Kirby Suit
Pink Thumbnail of a pink Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Orange YoshiOrange Shy GuyTanooki Mario's icon from Mario Kart 8Mii Racing Suits
Orange Normal Suit
Varia Suit
Inkling Suit
Yellow-orange Thumbnail of an orange Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Lakitu's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Light-blue YoshiLight-blue Shy GuyDry Bones's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Light-blue Inkling BoyMii Racing Suits
Light-blue Normal Suit
Rosalina Suit
Mega Man Suit
Sky Blue Thumbnail of a light-blue Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Yoshi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Isabelle's icon, from Mario Kart 8.Green Inkling GirlMii Racing Suits
Light-green Normal Suit
Animal Crossing Suit
Yellow-green Thumbnail of a light-green Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Koopa Troopa's head icon in Mario Kart 8Donkey Kong's head icon in Mario Kart 8Yellow YoshiYellow Shy GuyInkling Girl¹Champion's Tunic LinkMii Racing Suits
Yellow Normal Suit
Wario Suit
PAC-MAN Suit
Yellow Thumbnail of a yellow Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Toad's head icon in Mario Kart 8Blue YoshiBlue Shy GuyLink's icon from Mario Kart 8Inkling BoyMii Racing Suits
Blue Normal Suit
Hylian Suit
Captain Falcon Suit
Fox Suit
Toad Suit
Sonic Suit
Blue Thumbnail of a blue Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Shy Guy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Black YoshiBlack Shy Guy iconDry Bowser's icon, from Mario Kart 8.King BooMii Racing Suits
Black Normal Suit
Bowser Suit
Black Thumbnail of a black Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
White YoshiWhite Shy Guy iconMii icon, from Mario Kart 8.
White Normal Suit
White Thumbnail of a white Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Metal Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Gold Mario's icon from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Metallic Gray Thumbnail of Metal Mario's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Pink Gold Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Metallic Pink Thumbnail of Pink Gold Peach's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Wario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Purple Inkling BoyMii Racing Suits
Purple Normal Suit
Purple Thumbnail of a purple Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Dark Indigo Thumbnail of Waluigi's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Bowser's head icon in Mario Kart 8Male Villager's icon. Orange Thumbnail of Bowser's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Mii Racing Suits
Brown Normal Suit
Donkey Kong Suit
Dark Brown Thumbnail of a brown Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Lemmy's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Dark Cyan² Thumbnail of Lemmy's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Larry's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Yellow² Thumbnail of Larry's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Wendy's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Hot Pink² Thumbnail of Wendy's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Ludwig's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Dark Blue² Thumbnail of Ludwig's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Iggy's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Bright Green² Thumbnail of Iggy's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Roy's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Dark Pink² Thumbnail of Roy's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
Morton's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Dark Gray² Thumbnail of Morton's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
¹ - Pipe Frame displayed as yellow-orange in menu
² - These Pipe Frame colors are specially made for each of the Koopalings, and unlike any other Pipe Frame in the game, feature differently-colored wheel hinges/pedals, steering wheel and engine/exhaust (which are normally gray, black, and goldenrod, respectively):
  • Lemmy's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are orange, and its engine and exhaust are medium orange.
  • Larry's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are azure, and its engine and exhaust are dark cerulean.
  • Wendy's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are fuchsia, and its engine and exhaust are teal.
  • Ludwig's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are azure-blue, and its engine and exhaust are forest green.
  • Iggy's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are light-indigo, and its engine and exhaust are purple.
  • Roy's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges, pedals and steering wheel are rose-pink, and its engine and exhaust are purple-violet.
  • Morton's Pipe Frame's wheel hinges and pedals are forest green, and its engine and exhaust are dark slate gray. Its steering wheel remains black.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Pipe Frame returns in Mario Kart Tour, retaining its Mario Kart 8 design and serving as the starter kart. It is classified as a Normal kart. It uses the same tires that it used in Google Maps. The Pipe Frame increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the amount of points earned for performing Slipstreams. Like the Landship and Koopa Clown, the Koopalings do not retain their unique color schemes from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, instead sharing the same color schemes as other drivers. It is the only available kart in several bonus challenges.

This game introduces two pixelated counterparts named the 8-Bit Pipe Frame and Yellow 8-Bit Pipe Frame and another variant that has the gold color scheme, including the tires, named the Gold Pipe Frame. Both are classified as High-End karts. The Pipe Buggy also belongs to the Pipe Frame family, but it has a different appearance.

In the screenshot used for New York Minute's Coin Rush mode, Gold Mario uses the Pipe Frame, but it is equipped with the Gold Tires instead of its regular tires, making it resemble the Gold Pipe Frame; however, Gold Mario uses the Gold Standard in-game. In an official screenshot showing the Bob-omb Cannon item, King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) drives a black Pipe Frame instead of a purple one. Similarly, in an official screenshot used for the token event in the Super Mario Kart Tour, Pauline is shown driving a white Pipe Frame instead of a magenta one.

Color schemes[edit]
Character(s) Color Image
MKT Icon BabyMario.pngMario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Red YoshiRed Koopa (Freerunning)Fire Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourMario (Hakama)Mario (Santa)Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Yoshi (Reindeer)Mario (Happi)Mario (SNES)Mario (Sunshine)Fire RosalinaBaby Mario (Koala)Mario (Golf)Mario (Aviator)Bowser (Santa)Red Mii Racing Suit Red Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyLuigi.pngLuigi's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Hammer Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourGreen Shy GuyPenguin LuigiBuilder LuigiLuigi (Painter)Luigi (Vacation)Luigi (Golf)Luigi Mii Racing Suit Green Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngPeachToadette's icon from Mario Kart TourPink YoshiPink Shy GuyPeachette's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Peach (Kimono)Peach (Vacation)Baby Peach (Cherub)Toadette (Explorer)Cat PeachBuilder ToadettePeach (Happi)Penguin ToadettePeach (Yukata)Dixie Kong's icon from Mario Kart TourPink Shy Guy (Ninja)Peach Mii Racing SuitBirdo Mii Racing Suit Pink Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
IggyMKT Icon Yoshi.pngBowser Jr. from Mario Kart TourYoshi (Egg Hunt)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Yoshi Mii Racing Suit Lime Green Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyDaisy.pngKoopa Troopa's icon from Mario Kart Tour.LarryDaisyYellow Toad (Pit Crew)MKT Icon DonkeyKong.pngBirdo (Yellow)Builder Mario from Mario Kart TourMario (Swimwear)Captain Toad from Mario Kart TourDaisy ((Yukata)Penguin ToadYoshi (Kangaroo)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) Yellow Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon Bowser.pngDiddy Kong from Mario Kart TourDaisy (Fairy)Peach (Explorer)Daisy (Swimwear)Daisy (Farmer) Orange Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
LudwigToad's icon from Mario Kart TourToad (Pit Crew)Blue YoshiBoomerang Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourBlue Koopa (Freerunning)Birdo (Blue)Toad (Party Time)Ice MarioBuilder ToadCat ToadMario (Racing)Penguin Mario from Mario Kart TourLakitu (Party Time)Chargin' Chuck from Mario Kart TourMario Mii Racing SuitToad Mii Racing Suit Blue Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Baby Rosalina's icon from Mario Kart TourRosalina's icon from Mario Kart TourBaby Rosalina (Detective)Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina Mii Racing Suit Aqua-teal Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
LemmyLight-blue Toad (Pit Crew)Lakitu from Mario Kart TourBirdo (Light Blue)Ice Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourLight-blue Shy GuyRosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Volendam)Funky Kong's icon from Mario Kart TourKamek from Mario Kart Tour Cyan Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Purple Koopa (Freerunning)MKT Icon Wario.pngRosalina (Halloween)Mario (Halloween)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Wario (Hiker)Wario (Cowboy)Nabbit from Mario Kart TourWaluigi (Vampire)Nabbit Mii Racing SuitWario Mii Racing Suit Purple Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon Waluigi.pngLuigi (Classic)Mario (Baseball)Cat RosalinaWaluigi (Bus Driver)Shy Guy (Ninja)King Bob-omb Mii Racing Suit Indigo Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
RoyWendyBirdo from Mario Kart TourPauline's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Peach (Halloween)Pauline (Rose)King Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour Magenta Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Shy Guy's icon from Mario Kart Tour.MKT Icon KingBoo.pngMeowser from Mario Kart Tour Gray Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Dry Bones's icon from Mario Kart Tour.MortonPauline (Party Time)Peach (Wintertime)Mario (Chef)Peach (Wedding)White YoshiMario (Tuxedo)Dr. Mario from Mario Kart TourDr. LuigiShy Guy (Pastry Chef)Birdo (White)King Boo Mii Racing Suit White Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Black Shy Guy from Mario Kart TourMario (Musician)Black YoshiMario (Samurai)Dry Bowser's icon from Mario Kart TourGold Koopa (Freerunning)Birdo (Black) Black Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Monty Mole from Mario Kart TourMario (Classic)Luigi (Lederhosen)Tanooki Mario from Mario Kart TourTanooki RosalinaDonkey Kong Mii Racing SuitBronze Mii Racing Suit Brown Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Metal Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Mario (Satellaview)Silver Mii Racing Suit Metallic Gray Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Yoshi (Gold Egg)Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold)King Boo (Gold)King Bob-Omb (Gold)Gold Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Gold Mii Racing Suit Gold Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pink Gold Peach from Mario Kart Tour Pink Gold Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Die Jagd nach dem Nintendo 64: Krawall im All"[edit]

Mario and Luigi driving karts in the Club Nintendo comic "Die Jagd nach dem Nintendo 64: Krawall im All".

In the Club Nintendo comic "Die Jagd nach dem Nintendo 64: Krawall im All", Mario and Luigi are seen driving karts in their mission to find a spaceship shaped like the Nintendo 64. They compete against Wario and Bowser and make another reference to the Mario Kart games by dropping Banana Peels and making them crash. The karts seen in this comic resemble those seen in Mario Kart 64. Unlike their video game equivalents, though, they can also be turned into jet skis by pushing a button on their steering-wheels.

Mario Kirby Meisaku Video[edit]

A go-kart makes an appearance resembling the one in Super Mario Kart in the Mario segment of the Mario Kirby Meisaku Video where Mario drives it during his pursuit of the mysterious thief W. Eventually, after being attacked by some monsters, he spins out near a vegetable garden.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

A kart. Page 145 of volume 6 of Super Mario-kun.

Go-karts are seen in the Mario Kart adaptions of Super Mario-Kun. The first time they appear, Mario races against other characters including Donkey Kong Jr. and Bowser.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

A go-kart appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a trophy under the name "Racing Kart." The trophy can be obtained at random in the Lottery or in the game's single-player modes.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Racing Kart Kart Super Mario Kart
9/92
The famous racing karts from the ever-popular Mario Kart racing series come loaded for speed with three different engine sizes: 50, 100, and 150 cc. The karts' handling differs with the characters driving them, but all of them utilize Mario Kart standards like drift, jump, and turbo. They're extremely durable and impossible to total.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Stat values are out of 6.

Mario Kart 7

  • Speed: -0.25
  • Sea Speed: +1
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: 0
  • Sea Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: +0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: +0.25

Mario Kart 8

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
SNES Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T**
London Loop R from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop R
3DS Toad Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit T
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
SNES Mario Circuit 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2
RMX Mario Circuit 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1R/T
SNES Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1
Wii Maple Treeway from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway

* 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.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Pipe Frame.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケルトン
Sukeruton
Skeleton
Chinese (Simplified) 管架车
Guǎnjià Chē
Pipe Frame Kart
Chinese (Traditional) 管架車
Guǎnjià Chē
Pipe Frame Kart
Dutch Skelter Go-kart
French Rétro Retro
German Go-Kart Go-kart
Italian Tuboturbo Pipe Turbo
Korean 스켈레톤
Seukelleton
Skeleton
Portuguese (NOA) Tuboturbo Pipe Turbo
Portuguese (NOE) Tubomóvel Pipemobile
Russian Труботурбо
Truboturbo
Pipe Turbo
Spanish Tubiturbo Turbo Pipe