Pipsy

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Pipsy
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Pipsy as depicted in Diddy Kong Racing DS
Species Mouse
First appearance Diddy Kong Racing (1997)
Latest appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)
Latest portrayal Eveline Fischer (1997 - present)[1]

Pipsy is a lightweight, yellow mouse, debuting in Diddy Kong Racing, and reappearing for its remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. She wears a red hairbow with white polka-dots on it, a blue and white sailor suit and a pair of red gloves. In the original game, she is the only female character, until the Nintendo DS remake introduces Tiny Kong and Dixie Kong. She was created by Rare Ltd., and due to the Microsoft buy out of the company, the rights to her character are now owned by Microsoft.

Character creation[edit]

The early "Astro Mouse" design

Pipsy's design was born out of a canceled game project called Astro Mouse. After the plans to make Astro Mouse a full game fell through, its main character was redesigned by Rare Ltd. artist Kevin Bayliss and included in Diddy Kong Racing as Pipsy.[2]

History[edit]

Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Pipsy in a plane in Diddy Kong Racing

Pipsy is one of the main playable characters in Diddy Kong Racing, having been kicked out of her home by Wizpig. She is one of many characters to assist Diddy Kong and Timber in preventing Wizpig from taking over Timber's Island. In the ending, Pipsy is seen riding on a pink triceratops. Her vehicle color is pink. Pipsy's statistics are tied with Tiptup for best acceleration and handling. Her top speed without bananas is 53.5 mph, and her theme instrument is steel drums.

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

Pipsy goes relatively unchanged in the remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS.

Mario no Bōken Land[edit]

Pipsy in Mario no Bōken Land

Pipsy makes a small non-speaking cameo in the Diddy Kong Racing segment of, Mario no Bōken Land, titled "Go Go Diddy!". She is shown competing in a race, in her car, in 10th place. In the finale of the story, she is seen celebrating Diddy Kong being awarded a crown for defeating Wizpig.

4-koma Gag Battle[edit]

Pipsy appears throughout the 4-koma Gag Battle manga adaptation of Diddy Kong Racing.

Profile and statistics[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

  • Diddy Kong Racing instruction manual: "(High acceleration, light weight, excellent handling, medium top speed) Evicted from her mountain home by the wicked Wizpig, Pipsy the mouse turns to her friends for help and gives them yet another reason to want the intruder out. She might seem delicate, but take her on in a race and you'll find that she's a lot tougher than she looks!"
  • Diddy Kong Racing Official Nintendo Player's Guide: "When it comes to skill and speed on the race track, this mighty mouse is certainly no pipsqueak. Driven out of her mountain home by the wicked Wizpig, she has a lot at stake in the coming challenge."
  • Character stats
    • Weight group: Light
    • Acceleration: 5/5
    • Turning: 5/5
    • Top Speed: 1/5
    • Vehicle Color: Pink

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

  • Character stats
    • Speed: 1/5
    • Acceleration: 5/5
    • Handling: 5/5

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • A "Dark" version of Pipsy would have appeared in Diddy Kong Racing Adventure, which was a rejected video game pitch idea. Her special move would have been throwing triangular cheese wedges that damage the player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eveline Fischer's IMDb
  2. ^ RareGamer.co.uk (Accessed on 01-14-14)