Super Horn

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Super Horn
A red block with a yellow loudspeaker embedded in it.

First appearance

Mario Kart 8 (2014)

Latest appearance

Mario Kart Tour (2019)

Effect on player

Produces a shockwave that destroys nearby items and damages nearby racers and certain course obstacles.
“Finally, a way to stop the all-mighty Spiny Shell!”
Mario Kart 8 Super Horn TV Spot
Wario uses the Super Horn on Yoshi.

The Super Horn is a new item introduced in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It can be obtained if the player is 400 to 2000 units from the leader, though it is the rarest item to obtain in first place. When players use it, it emits a large shockwave generated from sound that can flip out nearby racers and destroy items, including Spiny Shells, within its radius. It looks similar to both the Light Box and the Cannon Box from Super Mario 3D World. It is the successor to the Car Horn from Mario Kart Arcade GP and its sequels, which had multiple uses but could not destroy items.

The Super Horn returns in Mario Kart Tour, with the same function as Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Additionally, it appears in Pauline, King Boo, Daisy (Holiday Cheer), Luigi (Classic), Mario (Chef), Mario (Halloween), Nabbit, and Lakitu (Party Time)'s special item, the Lucky Seven, in place of the Star due to it now being exclusive to certain challenges. Additionally, due to the current absence of Piranha Plants as items, the Super Horn now has the ability to repel Bloopers, giving players who do so a specially-named point bonus. The Super Bell special item has a behavior similar to the Super Horn. Unlike the Super Horn, however, the Super Bell rings 3 times (4 with Super Bell+) when used.

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, jukeboxes are replaced by Super Horns.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Sends nearby vehicles and items flying with an ear-splitting honk."

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: "The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. It can repel Bloopers, and even Spiny Shells!"
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Item introduction: Super Horn
    Hear that? The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. This versatile item can repel most attacking items, even Spiny Shells! With the right timing, this item can be perfect for offense or defense.

The following gliders in Mario Kart Tour increase the chance of getting Super Horns from Item Boxes, and will award more points for hitting racers with one.

Special skill Normal Super High-End
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Super Horn Plus
+20 points +30 points
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパークラクション
Sūpā Kurakushon
Super Horn (specifically "klaxon", a type of loud horn traditionally used on cars)
Chinese (Simplified) 超级喇叭
Chāojí Lǎbā
Super Horn
Chinese (Traditional) 超級喇叭
Chāojí Lǎbā
Super Horn
Dutch Superclaxon Super Horn
French Super klaxon Super Horn
German Superhupe Super Horn
Italian Super clacson Super Horn
Korean 슈퍼경적
Super Horn
Portuguese Superbuzina Super Horn
Russian Супергудок
Super Siren
Spanish (NOA) Superclaxon Super Horn
Spanish (NOE) Superbocina Super Horn