Shooting Star (kart)

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This article is about the kart from Mario Kart DS. For the bike from Mario Kart Wii, see Shooting Star (bike).
Shooting Star
The model of the Shooting Star from Mario Kart DS
Shooting Star
Strong stats Speed and Acceleration
Weak stats Weight and Items
Appearances Mario Kart DS

The Shooting Star is Mario's second original kart in Mario Kart DS. It is a small kart that resembles its namesake. The front is shaped like a yellow star where the emblem is located and features a yellow zigzag behind where the character sits. It features good speed, handling, and drift. It is also a very light kart, making it easy for it to be knocked around by heavier karts, and its selection of items is rather low. It is tied with the Egg 1 for the lightest kart in the game (not including the driver's weight). However, it features high acceleration tied with the Light Tripper. Its speed is tied with that of the Light Dancer, Rambi Rider, Standard LG, Standard WL and Streamliner, though it has less drift and handling, like the 4-Wheel Cradle, Gold Mantis and Standard WL. To unlock it, the player has to get a gold trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 100cc, just like the other unlockable karts. To let any character use the kart, the player must obtain all gold trophies on 150cc Mirror Mode. Toad and Wario can use this kart by obtaining all gold trophies in 150cc Nitro or Retro Grand Prix.


  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 7.5/10
  • Weight: 4.5/10
  • Handling: 6/10
  • Drift: 6/10
  • Items: 3/10


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シューティング・スター
Shūtingu Sutā
Shooting Star
French Étoile Filante Shooting Star
German Sternschnuppe Shooting Star
Italian Meteora Meteor
Korean 별똥별
Shooting Star
Spanish Meteoro Meteor