Shooting Star (kart)
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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 and features a yellow zigzag behind where Mario sits. It features good speed, handling, and drift. It is also a light kart, making it easy for it to be knocked around by heavier karts, and its selection of items is rather low. 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. Its weight is tied with the Poltergust 4000, Standard YS, Standard TD, Standard SG, Light Dancer and Banisher. 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 cups on 150cc Mirror mode. Toad and Wario can use this kart by obtaining all gold cups in 150cc Nitro or Retro Grand Prix.
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