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 in any position, 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 and King Boo'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.

Official profiles[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

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


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)
Spanish (NOA) Superclaxon Super Horn
Spanish (NOE) Superbocina Super Horn
French Super klaxon Super Horn
Dutch Superclaxon Super Horn
German Superhupe Super Horn
Italian Super clacson Super Horn
Portuguese Superbuzina Super Horn
Russian Супергудок
Super Siren
Korean 슈퍼경적
Super Horn


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