Rambi Rider

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Rambi Rider
MKT Icon RambiRider.png
The Rambi Rider in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats DS: Speed, Weight, Drift and Items
Weak stats DS: Acceleration and Handling
Appearances Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Tour

The Rambi Rider is a kart in the Mario Kart series. The vehicle's front is shaped like Rambi the Rhino's head, while the cab is composed of a big wooden box. The emblem is located on the back (and sides in Mario Kart Tour) of the kart.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

The Rambi Rider first appears in Mario Kart DS as Donkey Kong's first kart. It has low acceleration and handling, but it has high speed, drift and item ratings. It is also among one of the heaviest vehicles in the game; its weight is tied with the Dragonfly and ROB-LGS. Its speed is equivalent to that of the Light Dancer, Shooting Star, Standard LG, Standard WL and Streamliner.

The kart is unlocked for Bowser and Daisy as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc, and becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in Mirror Mode.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Rambi Rider returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a tour-exclusive Super kart. It offers longer-lasting Rocket Starts and awards bonus points upon successfully performing one. The Rambi Rider could be unlocked as part of a Special Offer to commemorate the start of the Jungle Tour, due to it being themed around the Donkey Kong Country series. It uses the Red Monster tires from Mario Kart 7. Unlike in Mario Kart DS, the Rambi head on the front of the kart is a darker shade of gray than its horn, and the kart now has an exhaust pipe at the back.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 4/10
  • Weight: 9/10
  • Handling: 3/10
  • Drift: 7/10
  • Items: 10/10

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Rocket Start.png Rocket Start Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon DK Pass.png
DS DK Pass
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain R.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
MKT Icon DK Pass RT.png
DS DK Pass R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle R.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R**
MKT Icon DK Pass R.png
DS DK Pass R
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 1R.png
RMX Choco Island 1R
MKT Icon Choco Island 1T.png
SNES Choco Island 1T
MKT Icon Choco Island 1R.png
SNES Choco Island 1R
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain T.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R*
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle RT.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2R.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 1R.png
RMX Rainbow Road 1R

* 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.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Rolling up in #MarioKartTour is the Rambi Rider! Feel the fury of its namesake as it barrels down the track. It may be tempting to ram into things, but make sure you cross the finish line first!"[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャングルカーゴ
Janguru Kāgo
Jungle Cargo
Spanish Rambi Rally -
French Rambi Mobile From Rambi and "automobile"
German Rambi-Jeep Rambi-Jeep (from the automobile brand)
Italian Rino Sprint Rhino Sprint
Portuguese Jipe Rambi Rambi Jeep
Korean 정글카고
Jungle Cargo


  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (May 21, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved May 21, 2020.