Shooting Star (bike)

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This article is about the bike from Mario Kart Wii. For the kart from Mario Kart DS, see Shooting Star (kart).
Shooting Star
Twinkle Star
Rosalina's Shooting Star
Rosalina on her Shooting Star
Size class Large
Strong stats Speed, Drift, Mini-Turbo
Average stats Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road
Appears in Mario Kart Wii

The Shooting Star (known as the Twinkle Star in Japanese and British English) is a large Drift/Mini-Turbo-type outside drifting bike that appears in Mario Kart Wii. It resembles a motorized scooter, specifically a Suzuki Burgman. It has a Star on the front, a comet trail on its sides and exhaust pipes, and a gray wing on the handlebars. The emblem is located on the very back of the bike. It is unlocked by winning the 100cc Star Cup or by playing 1,500 races. The Shooting Star is one of seven vehicles in Mario Kart Wii to go through a design change other than a palette-swap, the others being the Booster Seat, 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 handlebars positioned lower than the other Shooting Stars.

The Shooting Star's kart counterpart is the Honeycoupe.


Speed: 50/80
Weight: 48/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 32/80
Drift: 59/80
Off-Road: 27/80
Mini-Turbo: 59/80
Vehicle type:

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. Its mini-turbo is also tied with the Booster Seat. 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 good drift and mini-turbo, it is a Drift type bike, which means it drifts outside. In fact, it has the highest speed and drift stat among all the bikes that drift outward as well as being the only outward drifting bike to be faster than all six standard karts and bikes.

Compared to the Flame Runner (its group counterpart), the Shooting Star is slower and lighter, but does slightly better in every other stat. As opposed to inside drift, it has outside drift.

If Waluigi rides the Shooting Star, it will tie with the Mini Beast's default drift stat. Also, if Donkey Kong, Rosalina, or a Large Mii rides the Shooting Star, it will tie with the Mach Bike's default mini-turbo stat. In addition, if Wario or Dry Bowser ride the Shooting Star, its mini-turbo will exceed the Mini Beast's default mini-turbo stat by one point.

Color schemes[edit]

Moonview Highway
Rosalina using her Shooting Star on Moonview Highway
Character Color scheme Image Character Color scheme Image
Wario Yellow body, orange star, purple stripes and seat, green frame, dark-blue wheels Wario's Shooting Star Waluigi Dark purple body, yellow star, stripes and seat, orange frame, dark-blue wheels Waluigi's Shooting Star
Donkey Kong Red body, yellow star and stripes, dark brown seat, brown frame, teal-blue wheels Donkey Kong's Shooting Star Bowser Dark green body, yellow star and stripes, black seat, red frame, dark-blue wheels Bowser's Shooting Star
King Boo Dark blue body, white star and stripes, red seat, black frame, dark-blue wheels King Boo's Shooting Star Rosalina Turquoise body, yellow star, stripes and seat, teal-blue frame, dark-blue wheels Rosalina's Shooting Star
Funky Kong White body, red star and stripes, dark brown seat, dull dark-green frame, teal-blue wheels Funky Kong's Shooting Star Dry Bowser Black body, white star and stripes, red seat, maroon frame, teal-blue wheels Dry Bowser's Shooting Star
Male Mii Black body, yellow star, stripes and seat, dark blue frame, magenta wheels Shooting Star from Mario Kart Wii Female Mii Hot pink body, yellow star, and stripes and seat, dark blue frame, sky blue wheels Shooting Star from Mario Kart Wii


Trading Card info[edit]

The Shooting Star card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

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