Shooting Star (bike)

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Shooting Star (bike)
ShootingStar-Rosalina.png
Rosalina on her Shooting Star.
Size Class Large
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Drift, Mini-Turbo
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road
Appearances Mario Kart Wii

The Shooting Star (known as the Twinkle Star in Japan, Europe, and Oceania) is a large bike that appears in Mario Kart Wii. It has a star on the front, a comet trail on its sides and exhaust pipes, and a gray wing on the handle bars. It is unlocked by winning the 100cc Star Cup.

The Shooting Star's kart counterpart is the Honeycoupe.

Stats[edit]

Speed: 50/80
Weight: 48/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 32/80
Drift: 59/80
Off-road: 27/80
Mini-turbo: 59/80
Drift Type:
Out

The Shooting Star has good speed (which is tied with that of the Super Blooper) and weight (tied with the Sprinter), along with great drift and Mini-Turbo, which are tied with that of the Wild Wing. It has the best drift and mini-turbo of any large class vehicle. On the other hand, its off-road, acceleration (tied with the Sneakster, Mini Beast, and Piranha Prowler), and handling stats are low, and it is the lightest large vehicle in the game.

The Shooting Star is also the only large vehicle to be lighter than a medium vehicle. In this case, it is lighter than the Wild Wing, a medium kart.

Although the Shooting Star has a good drift and mini-turbo, it drifts outside. In fact, it has the highest speed and drift stat among all the bikes that drift outward.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Wario (Yellow body, orange star, purple stripes and seat)
  • Waluigi (Dark purple body, yellow star, stripes and seat)
  • Donkey Kong (Reddish-brown body, yellow star and stripes, dark brown seat)
  • Bowser (Dark Green body, yellow star and stripes, black seat)
  • King Boo (Grayish-blue body, white star and stripes, red seat)
  • Rosalina (Turquoise body, yellow star, stripes and seat)
  • Funky Kong (White body, red star and stripes, dark brown seat)
  • Dry Bowser (Black body, white star and stripes, red seat)
  • Male Mii (Black body, gold star and stripes, yellow seat)
  • Female Mii (Hot pink body, gold star and stripes, yellow seat)

Trading Card info[edit]

Trading Card

"To a novice racer, the benefits of drifting may be a bit elusive. But once you understand how drifting effectively sets up Mini-Turbos, you'll appreciate how the Shooting Star excels in this important stat category!"

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゥインクルスター
Tuinkuru Sutaa
Twinkle Star
Spanish Estrella Fugaz Shooting Star
French (NOA) Étoile Filante Shooting Star
French (NOE) Scoot Comète Comet Scooter
Italian Moto Stella Star Bike

Trivia[edit]

  • The Shooting Star is one of six vehicles in Mario Kart Wii to go through a design change other than a palette-swap, the others being the Bit Bike, Flame Runner, Wario Bike, Spear, and Phantom. In this case, the star on the side of Rosalina's Shooting Star is larger than on the other characters'. Also, hers does not have a foot rest, as the others do. In a similar manner, Bowser's and Dry Bowser's Shooting Stars have their handles positioned lower than the other Shooting Stars.
  • The Shooting Star is the only outward drifting bike in the game that is faster than all six standard karts and bikes.