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Mario Kart Wii Discussion Archives

PAL to NTSC[edit]

Hello there everyone. :)

Now that I've got almost every character and nearly a * rank, I'm turning my attention to this article. I notice that PAL players have already got the basics down, but according to the Manual of Style, we must use NTSC as the main and mention any PAL differences as the side. This doesn't just affect DK's Snowboard Cross to DK Summit, mind you:

  • Quite a few vehicles have different names: Rapide --> Zip Zip, Nitrocycle --> Sneakster, etc. Stats are still the same, though.
  • Competitions on Mario Kart Wii channel are called Tournaments

I would think there are other small tidbits as well. If I could get some more NTSC players to find all the differences between this and the PAL version, that would be great. :) Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 11:05, 4 May 2008 (EDT)

Argg! I have said it 2 times before and I will say it again. Use both the PAL and NTSC names. PAL names aren't less official than the NTSC names. If we use only NTSC names it will be confusing for PAL readers. And if we only use PAL names, it's confusing for NTSC readers. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

I said NTSC as the primary names and PAL as the secondary. We can't treat them equally, but close to it is fine. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 14:52, 4 May 2008 (EDT)

I agree using both names is MUCH better as this was one of the only european pages as everyday this site is becoming more of an american site than an american AND a european site we should do a vote to decide what to do BEFORE we take action Superluigigalaxy 18:43 8 May 2008

Finally, something has been done to deal with this. I think we should change the WiiVehicles template to NTSC naming. For PAL people, we can have a redirect. I've already seen a redirect from the Bon Bon to the Sugarscoot. That way, both can be happy. 25pxEnPeached25px 15:36, 4 May 2008 (EDT)

I think I have to agree with superluigigalaxy, because until something is officially chosen, the articles are going to keep on changing. I just saw someone add both names to the main article, and that really can't be done. Maybe we should make it a proposal? 25pxEnPeached25px 16:20, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

The new vehicle chart is a step in the right direction but having two versions of the chart for PAL and NTSC is not gonna work. Names are the only difference, and the two big obnoxious charts is a lot of extra space for a simple difference of naming. Wholahay 15:56, 10 May 2008 (EDT)

I own the PAL version of Mario Kart Wii, and the worldwide challenges are called Competitions not Tournements, I'm not sure whether this is because the PAL version has a different name for it or not, but I think it needs revising. Please can someone with the NTSC version confirm this. By the way, I'm from Europe, and it is unfair to decide that because the majority of users are American that all articles should be written for American readers. I know that even though we don't have as many European users, we are open to European viewers just as much as American viewers. Scruffy 12:39 20 December 2008 (GMT)

I think Steve has statistics that show that 1% of the site's viewers are Europeans. The problem with naming is that an article can't have two names. So we had to go for the American names. Any European names are still listed in the article and there are redirects: Bon Bon.
And yes the American name for competitions is tournaments. It should even be in the article:
"Tournament Mode" (also known as Competition mode in PAL versions)
- Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:00, 20 December 2008 (EST)
I don't exactly know what PAL and NTSC means, but in the American and European version (for exaple) the Bon Bon is called the Bon Bon. In Africa, it's called the Sugarscoot. Why don't we redirect them as Bon Bon/Sugarscoot, then? Or maybe as Bon Bon (known in Africa as the Sugarscoot) ~ Qyzxf (talk)

Tricks? Stunts?[edit]

What are they called in the game & manual in English? My version only knows stunts. The article seems to know both. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:13, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

They're called tricks :) 25pxEnPeached25px 16:18, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

I checked back my German manual and it still reads "Stunts". Maybe add a note to PAL difference and use "Tricks" on the other parts of the article. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:21, 9 May 2008 (EDT)

Tricks, stunts both have nearly the same meaning. I don't think we need to go out of our way just the note that.Knife (talk) 12:29, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

I lost you in the second sentence. What should we do exactly? - Cobold (talk · contribs) 12:33, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Do nothing. Its fine to use them interchangeably.Knife (talk) 14:51, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

twinkle stars an item?[edit]

when i clicked on the twinkle star i came up as the shooting star "item", can someone tell me why this has been done please! Superluigigalaxy

Sounds like you are referring to the pipe trick. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 05:32, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

--Mauj.gif 19:55, 12 May 2008 (EDT) Baby Luigi:Unlock 8 Expert Staff Ghost, but like!!? I do not understand!

It means that eight of the staff records for Time Trial must be unlocked, but I'm not sure how you unlock those. Stumpers! 23:22, 13 May 2008 (EDT)

--Mauj.gif 16:40, 14 May 2008 (EDT) Thanks stumpers!

--Mauj.gif 16:33, 13 May 2008 (EDT)Hello!, well, and the mode: Bob-omb Blast of Mario Kart Double Dash!!, return in Mario Kart Wii?

Not that I am aware. Stumpers! 23:22, 13 May 2008 (EDT)

--Mauj.gif 16:40, 14 May 2008 (EDT) uummm..

There are two kinds of Staff Ghosts, Juniors and Experts. After you select a course on Time Trials, you can see your Ghost and the Junior SG. If you get a certain time, which is about 4 seconds faster than the Junior SG on most courses, it will say "You have unlocked an Expert Staff Ghost". If it says that, the Junior SG will be replaced by the Expert SG. And it doesn't mark the courses where you got an Expert SG. And the only Battle Modes are Coin Runners and Balloon Battle FH-sprite.pngFreekhenstraFH-sprite.png

--Mauj.gif 16:44, 14 May 2008 (EDT)Aahh,is easy!.

--Mauj.gif 16:40, 14 May 2008 (EDT)Oh buuu, I like the mode: Bomb-omb Blast,mmmm, well, Thanks, thanks, boys!!


I'm putting this up EARLY, cuz I see a horrible edit/flame war coming up between Garlic Man and ForeverDaisy09. Talk it out here before you choose to start an edit war. My Bloody Valentine

Size classes America-only?[edit]

I checked the manual, and I checked the game, and they both use Light - Medium - Heavy for me. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 11:45, 20 May 2008 (EDT)

No. The manual uses the weight-class system. But when I played the game and I unlockt a kart or bike, it said for example You have unlockt the Large kart Aero Glider. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

Read the title. My version, the European one, definitely uses weight classes, in manual and the unlock screens. I figure that the weight classes were changed to size classes in the American version, which was released later on. This would also explain why the manual uses weight classes nevertheless. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 17:35, 20 May 2008 (EDT)
Yes – on unlock screens it says "You unlocked a small size kart, the Blue Falcon". Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 17:49, 20 May 2008 (EDT)

Please note, Cobold, that Arend is European. :| My Bloody Valentine

But from where in Europe? Stumpers! 17:56, 21 May 2008 (EDT)

I am Dutch (Nederlands). But in almost every Nintendo game (and all Mario games), there isn't Dutch language option. The game uses the English language. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

Gotcha. Thanks very much! So what we might be looking at is that the English language versions use the big/little classes. I wonder if just German version uses the classic system or if the French/Spanish/etc. versions do, too? Stumpers! 14:10, 22 May 2008 (EDT)
My version says that I have unlocked the "Blue Falcon (Leicht)". The game uses Leicht, Mittel and Schwer, which definitely translate to Light, Middleweight and Heavy and not to size classes. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 14:26, 22 May 2008 (EDT)
Don't worry, I wasn't doubting you! :) Stumpers! 17:46, 22 May 2008 (EDT)
In the American Spanish version of the game, the karts are "Pequeños", "Medianos" and "Grandes", which means, "Small", "Medium" and "Large". And, anyway, the size of your Mii is decided by the size. I already make the experiment. (I'm latinamerican by the way. Sorry for the grammars horrors) --GinnyN 20:27, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

If you change the language of the Wii, the language of the games change too (I don't know if it works on American Wii's). There are 3 language options (6 on PAL Wii's). English, French, Spanich, (German, Italian and Dutch). It's only possible to choose the Japanese language on JP Wii's. You can change language in the Wii option menu. 60px-ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits)

Dutch is not an possible option, but Spanish is. Just noticed. ~ Qyzxf (talk)
Just a reminder, the standard vehicles have S, M, and L to tell the difference. 25pxEnPeached25px 20:13, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

Staff Ghosts[edit]

Shouldn't we make a table for the normal staff ghosts and the expert staff ghosts? The staff ghosts were listed in Mario Kart DS, I think we should list them here unless we list them on the courses' main articles. Is this a good idea? 25pxEnPeached25px 21:37, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

I think they fit best on this page. We should list the driver and time of the junior staff ghost, the unlock time for the expert staff ghost and the driver and the time of the expert staff ghost itself. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 13:17, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

We should also list what kart/bike they use. The kart/bike that the staff use is different for the juniors and the experts, although the character stays the same. Also, I'm not quite sure how to find out the unlock time because usually you have to get about 5 seconds more (just an average), but none of it is exact. Should they be combined with the courses, or have their own section? 25pxEnPeached25px 13:21, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

There should be a separate section for the ghosts. Also, some people at GameFAQs (scroll far down) seem to have found the unlock times. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 15:42, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

That's actually just the time they got. I did some of the ghosts with a time that wasn't as fast and I still unlocked the fast ghost. 25pxEnPeached25px 18:49, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

I've actually already started work on a normal staff and expert staff table. The unlock times shouldn't be included because they aren't real times. Those are just the times the person who made the faq got. 25pxEnPeached25px 20:55, 23 May 2008 (EDT)
Yeah, the unlock times on the faq aren't official or exact in any way. I got worse times on some courses, but still unlocked it. I think a table with the normal times and expert times, along with the character and bike/kart, and the driver's name would be sufficient.Marcelagus (TCE)
Don't do unlock times, they are all subjective right now. It would take a poll of thousands of drivers (who actually remembered their unlock times) to narrow it down. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 10:59, 24 May 2008 (EDT)
Well is there any indication that Nintendo will release exact unlock times? A wiki is just a repository of knowledge. And this is knowledge that people definitely want to know being that so many of the unlocks are tied to unlocking expert staff ghost. In that sense it can be quantified that the times are not exact and any help on finding closer to exact times is welcomed. Something like "These times have been found to unlock Expert Staff Ghost. These times are not exact. Those with slower unlock times are encouraged to submit them to create a more accurate representation of the Expert Staff Ghost Unlock times." We could start with simply finding all the time on the different web pages and making sure those times are cross referenced with personal unlock times. Despyria 15:03, 18 August 2008 (EDT)

Staff Ghost Tables[edit]

I just finished the tables, but the section I made probably needs alot of editing 25pxEnPeached25px 20:11, 24 May 2008 (EDT)
Actually, not too much, good job overall :) Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 21:26, 24 May 2008 (EDT)
Thank you :) Should the ghost mode on the Mario Kart Channel be added to the ghost section? 25pxEnPeached25px 21:28, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


Whoever deleted the Trivia Q I added shouldn't do it. It is TRUE! When you choose, say, Mario, in DD, he will do the EXACT SAME ANIMATION if you were to PUT THE CURSOR on top of Mario in Wii. After you choose another character and kart in DD, the animation Mario does will be, once again, EXACTLY THE SAME if you CHOOSE Mario in Wii.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Supernicknoboy428 (talk).

But is that notable? - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:07, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
I think it is. I saw it on the article, and went directly to DD to see if it was true, and it was! I thought it was kinda cool. Luigi MH3on3.pngZ3r0 Tw0Zerotwo.jpg
I really don't think reused animations are notable except when they occur across two series. Mario Party reuses animations all the time, for example. Stumpers! 00:43, 30 June 2008 (EDT)

final screen[edit]

i found a pic of the fianl congratulations screen. should i put it on the page? (The following image is deleted upon request.)

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I don't see why not. Of course, it may be considered a "spoiler"... NMRodo

I would say to put it in the character section. -Moonshine

Yeap, this image have better quality Mauj.gifBirdoshiYsh-left.gif


This question just rose in my head, but I couldn't help but wonder... Should we list the tournament challenges somewhere on the article? It's early, so we still have them all. In fact, only the third one started today, correct? NMRodo

No, the second one ended today, the next one will most likely start June 1st. And yes, they should be in the article, they're like the MKDS Missions, but online. To avoid confusion, they're called Competitions in Europe and Tournaments in the US. FH-sprite.pngFreekhenstraFH-sprite.png

Hello there!!!,please, how can I unlock the mirror mode?? Mauj.gifBirdoshiYsh-left.gif

The answer should be in the article, but strangely it says nothing about unlocking requirements for Mirror Mode. My guess would be to beat every cup in in 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc. Also, please do not ask questions like this on the talk page, the talk page is for discussing improvements for the attached article.Knife (talk) 00:27, 31 May 2008 (EDT)

All gold cups in 50cc, 100cc and 150cc are required. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 13:02, 2 June 2008 (EDT)
That wrong: Only Winning or Stars in 150cc cups are needed.
Long story: A few weeks ago I needed a second account (have more tha 30 mkw friends). In respect of both meanings I started with the 150cc cups (and do not touch 50cc and 100cc), take star ranks in all cups and as result the mirror was unlocked. I don't know if winning is enough but stars in all cups are enough. Because of the comment here I have not edited the article yet. -- Wiimm 11:53, 11 August 2008 (EDT)
There is no reaction to my sentence above. Perhaps there are two methods to unlocks the mirror cups: 1) Win all other cups. 2) Get stars in all 150cc cups. At the moment the article is definitely wrong (or not complete) at this point. Any suggestions? -- Wiimm 12:42, 28 August 2008 (EDT)
Isn't it something like Get 1st Place in all 150 cc Cups? Cause, most likely you don't get first place, you won't get a star ranking. C???
Star ranking is more than 1st place. So I don't know if 1st places in all 150cc cups are enough. That's my problem? -- Wiimm 17:28, 28 August 2008 (EDT)
I have cleared my second account and made a test: First I won 7 150xx cups. In the eighth cup I take the third place: That's not enough to unlock the mirror cups. But after winning the eighth cup the mirror was unlocked. And these means: The mirror cups are unlocked by winning all 150cc cups. (see this picture). I have won two cups with A and B ranking and this means that stars are not necessary. -- Wiimm 06:03, 26 October 2008 (EDT)

There's a new tournament announced! Looking at the picture's (found here:, you have to collect coins on Coconut Mall. FH-sprite.pngFreekhenstraFH-sprite.png

Not only that, but karts only...grr, you really have to retry a VS Tournament a lot to get a no blue-shell, mushroom-aided time. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y

Another tournament announced! See link above for pictures and (Japanese) description. It seems to be a VS Race on Twilight House from DS. FH-sprite.pngFreekhenstraFH-sprite.png

The Tournaments list needs to be moved. A twice a month update is going to make the page very long and unwieldy. Maybe a mention of that there are Tournaments and the list moved to either the bottom of the page.... or better make a sub (child) page.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Despyria (talk).

Unlock times[edit]

I have bought the Japanese Official guide book, and it is listed with precise unlock times for fast staff ghosts. So, I'm just making it clear that these arren't from some Gamer site, and it's official. I'll start adding them now. Marcelagus (TCE)

Also, I have a concern about the tournaments section. Right now, it's relatively small with only 7 tournaments, but 2 per month means 24 per year. That section could get massive pretty quickly; Are we still going to keep each tournament the same size? Marcelagus (TCE)

Discussion of my (Wiimm) last time changes (expert ghosts)

  • In one of my accounts the race time for sherbet land is 02:42.536 and the expert ghost is unlocked. And this means that the Nintendo Official Guide book ist wrong at this point. If you want I make some screen shoots later at home.
  • If you take a look at your account you can see that the expert ghost time of mario circuit 3 is 1:26.659 and not 1:29.670.

Wiimm 01:13, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Take a look at this picture and you see that my time is the correct one. This can be proofed by everyone. And this means that the Nintendo Official Guide has at least one or perhaps more errors.
  • The next picture shows the best time of my second account. And with this best time the expert and MII-B are unlocked. And this is an other error of the guide.

Wiimm 11:53, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

Are there possibly differences between the European and the American versions? I remember using an American guide for the staff ghosts, and all the times were wrong. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 13:02, 13 August 2008 (EDT)
Yes it could be -- but i didn't belive it. 63 Nintendo ghosts have the same time but one is different? For Mario Circuit 3 it can be verified: An american guy may compare the time.
The unlock times is more complex. I collect here in Germany many records too find out the unlock times on an empiric way. 31 times are near by but always smaller than the times here. The differences are between 1 msec up to 1400 msec. 14 differences are smaller than 100 msec. This is a good sign for my empiric work. Only my sherbet time is greater and that time was verified by me. I think this is an error in the guide. --- Wiimm 17:47, 13 August 2008 (EDT)
1.4 seconds isn't too bad. Feel free to edit any of the times if they are significantly off, like Sherbet Land. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 02:30, 14 August 2008 (EDT)
I'm hearing a controversy about a American/PAL difference, but all of my times were from the Japanese official Nintendo guide book. o_0 Marcelagus (TCE)

I'm adding two stats to the Staff Times. Wii Wheel and Drift Type. It is notable that though most of the starting staff ghosts (I am assuming) are Automatic Drift and the Expert are Manual, Nin*Tkym Fast Staff on Moo Moo Meadows does the course automatic drift. I have to open a new license and get all the normal staff ghost to finish.

Despyria 20:00, 2 January 2009 (EST)

Unlockable Characters[edit]

Are you sure that we need 5,000 WFC Ghost Races (one of the alternatives) for unlocking Mii outfit B? This number is awful great! -- Wiimm 09:04, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

I have the Premiere Guide, and it says that its one of the unlockable alternatives. --Palkia47 09:35, 21 August 2008 (EDT)
"5000 races" or "50 WFC Ghost Races" are plausible but "5,000 WFC Ghost Races" looks like an printing error. -- Wiimm 09:22, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
I would think so, too, but it is the truth. --Palkia47 09:38, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
I don't think that's excessive. It is a lot harder to unlock all 32 fast ghost than a mere 50 Ghost Races. Browser, Wario, or Rainbow alone could take 50 races to unlock the fast ghost. I think it is an effort to force people doing the hard way and rewarding perserverance at the same time. However a cheat on that is simply start a ghost race then quit it immediately. However you would have to do that 5000 times, but I'm sure that this has occurred to other people than myself. FYI I have the Outfit B by unlocking all Fast Ghost.Despyria 16:56, 29 August 2008 (EDT)

The unlocking conditions for Mii Outfit B are as follows:

  • Unlock, not beat, all Expert Staff Ghosts.
  • Win 5,000 WFC Ghost Races
  • Play, not necessarily win, 5,100 games, whether they be on Wi-Fi or not, whether they be races or battles.

Knife (talk) 14:17, 26 October 2008 (EDT)

Character Bonuses[edit]

From where was the information for Mario Kart Wii character stat bonuses obtained? The information is very unaccurate, and there is significantly more precise table of additional character stats which can be found on this page: For example, Dry Bowser's special stats are listed on the main article as being +2 for both Off road and Mini Turbo. However, the actual bonuses are +6 for both those stats... I've taken the liberty of changing all the stats listed on the main article to the more precise versions, if thats ok.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Churkirby (talk).

Cup Logos[edit]

Shouldn't we add the 8 Cup Logos? Some cups, such as the Mushroom Cup, can just use the item picture, but other cups, like the Special Cup, have no such picture. Having the pictures in one place would be helpful.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by StarBP (talk).

New Shortcut?[edit]

[Click Here]
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Panther2598 (talk).

That wasnt much of a shortcut. -Rosalina1234

You could improve this article[edit]

I didn't mean this article is terrible, but there could be improvement to it. I noticed that you keep saying "kart" most of the time, instead of "vehicle". Where are the "bikes"? TheMarioMan (T|C) 05:23, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

I saw Petey, Paratroopa and Hammer Bro on the character select screen in a picture, Are they playable? Luigi, Funky and Petey, Heroes!!! 20:04, 1 August 2009 (EDT)

No, they are not playable. The picture was probably fan art, or a hack(Not to mention paratroopa is in Double Dash, and the only time I have seen Hammer Bro playable is in Mario Party 8.). I have seen every character unlocked on the selection screen and they are not there. Toolsotrade 19:23, 10 May 2012 (EDT)Toolsotrade

Actually they were playable characters in the beta version. — BowserI'm Big Koopa (Talk to me!) Bowser Jr. 20:22, 10 May 2012 (EDT)

Petey Pirahna? Hammer Bro.? Paratroopa?[edit]

I was fooling around at the Spriters Resource And I was looking at the file selection Characters for Mario Kart Wii. It had Petey, Hammer Bro, and Paratroopa! I am not sure if this is custom! Luigi Funky And Petey!!

Not custom, I ripped it. They're beta icons. -Girrrtacos

But, what's up with paratroopa's???

It's like one of the MKDD beta icons.

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I have been thinking about rearranging some sections to improve flow and user friendliness. In particular moving the vehicle graph closer to the Character Modifier chart (or other way around). I was also thinking that the led into the vehicle graph is a little cluttered. The vehicle type might be better served at the bottom of the graph to flow better between the character mod graph and the vehicle graph. I would love some feedback on this and getting better linear flow through the whole article. I would hate to start moving things just to have them moved several times to make the overall flow work better.

It might be a sizable project, better to do it once than several times.--Despyria 01:15, 20 November 2009 (EST)

I was looking at the page verses the manual pages and think I can arrange it in a better way. I already moved vehicles and characters closer to each other. I also plan on removing the item art from the artwork area adding that into items. I think dropping course below vehicles, and items maybe above drivers gets it closer to the manual layout and makes more sense.--Despyria 12:05, 20 November 2009 (EST)

Vehicle Type?[edit]

Ok I have looked at this several times and it seems so subjective to me, at the very least in it's current form. The vehicle type should be quantifiable, and we should have the ability to add it to the chart and lose the example portion of the explanations. But I can't source anything in particular on the vehicle types as they apply to MKW. So as it is that area is incomplete and subjectively unhelpful.

I don't feel like I can make the determination which vehicle is which type. Does anyone else feel up to it? Should it be tagged as subjective until we get it sorted out?--Despyria 02:02, 20 November 2009 (EST)

It results hard determinate the exact value for each kart's stat, and the better recurrent idea is putting in this way. Sure, maybe it seems sorta inaccurate, but it makes easy for now to identify the classification.

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I think I managed to change that a bit to be a tad better. I might go through and add it to the graph if I think I have a firm handle on how it should shake out. ATM the disclaimer that it is subjective should be enough for people to form their own conclusions.--Despyria 12:02, 20 November 2009 (EST)

Ending Screens[edit]

Just uploaded these.



UhHuhAlrightDaisy 17:50, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

The only problem I see is this, why would you consider what you uploaded to be game artwork? I thought we mainly focus on what was released to the press in the respective sections. I'd have to take them out of the main article, but the pictures themselves can stay for further discussion for they still have a possible use for these parts (besides, you placed them here as well so that keeps them from getting them marked as "unused). --M. C. - "Mario Gals" Fan! User Page | Talk Page 01:30, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Another problem is that there is no Mii visible on the picture, only its shadow. Beside that, its not really an artwork but a rip, due to the missing Mii. It can be requested to take a screenshot with the standard Mii you will get from scratch in the Mii-channel.
Lakituthequick.png Lakituthequick 05:11, 27 July 2011 (EDT)

Faulty Link[edit]

The link for Bowser's Castle (under the Tracks section) goes to the page for Bowser's actual castle. Shouldn't it go the the page for the Bowser Castle racecourse page? Mpeng|Talk

Or am I missing something? Mpeng|Talk

Rocket Start Explanation[edit]

I recently made a minor edit describing how the rocket start can be performed. I have two things to say about it: 1. I'm not sure it's worded correctly, someone change it if it's wrong. 2. To anyone who reads this, I would recommend that someone look out for missed details like this and change them accordingly.



Don't you think moving the music things to the track they belong to would make more sense than just dropping them on this page? Why Bother (talk)

I think it's done that way so people don't have to go to a specific article for a specific piece of music. The same thing was done with DK64 when I uploaded music from it. Mario4Ever 22:53, 13 July 2011 (EDT)
Maybe, but shouldn't it also be in the specific course? Then again, if we did something like that, we'd probably also have to do the same with Super Mario Galaxy music. Why Bother (talk)


In the vehicle chart, there's a "Drift-Type" column with In/Out as the possible values. What does this mean? This variable could use a bullet point explaining its definition like the other stats have in the list above the chart. Thanks.--FierceDeku

Re: It means what happens when you drift. "In" means you'll turn sharper and "Out" means you turn more loosely. All karts are outies. Most people already know what it is so theres no need to put a bullet point despite this being the only mario kart game to have vehicles that have a drift type of "In". Photo0058.jpg

Toolsoftehtrade. what do you need? 12:57, 9 June 2012 (EDT)Toolsotrade


I recently made a change to trivia about the AI and how its known to be rubber band style, which means the AI is extremely hard and often referred to as "cheating AI". If you think its necessary to keep and improve it, be free to do so and this information has been taken from wikipedia the free encyclopedia. Thank you for contributing. --mkwiicheatback

That is considered opinion and not fact so it shouldn't be on this article Raven Effect (talk)

Re:No. MarioKartWii Cheatback found that from wikipedia. Go to wikipedia and read the entire freaking thing. Its there alright. --Wikipediacontenttaker

Re:Hey. Looks like an arguement. If Raven Effect is right, then mkwiicheatback may have not used the exact words from wikipedia, or the said Rubber band AI effect maybe speculation posted on Wikipedia. WikipediaContentTaker maybe his sockpuppet, but the Rubberband effect speculation can be seen in the reception area on the article on wikipedia if you look closely. This is really all I can say about this "Speculation"(It is not an opinion though.) I really cant help any farther here but the administrators other than raven effect can negotiate to solve it. Photo0058.jpg

Toolsoftehtrade. what do you need? 15:55, 13 June 2012 (EDT)Toolsotrade

Stars, not asterisks!![edit]

The staff ghosts are listed with an asterisk replacing a star. This is common, however, Mario Kart 7's includes the stars. This can be fixed, and should be, its a featured article!! 15:23, 17 August 2012 (EDT)

Never mind, this has been fixed. 15:26, 17 August 2012 (EDT)

Nin★Ichiro = Ichiro Suzuki? SOLVED[edit]

Prior to the recent events, Ichiro Suzuki was on the Seattle Mariners (MLB). He was just traded to the Yankees, but I was reading up on the Wiki and discovered that none other than Nintendo is the primary owner of the Seattle Mariners! Also, if you pay attention to the credits in Mario Kart games, you see Ichiro Suzuki occasionally. Could this Ichiro be the baseball player? P.S. I tried looking this up on Google, but the recent trade made it difficult. 15:32, 17 August 2012 (EDT)

Edit: I just looked this up here: and discovered that it indeed is the very same Ichiro. Wow, I never knew that before!

Is this trying to help out the wiki or does it belong in mindless junk? User:New Super Yoshi/sig

Letter and star rankings on GP?[edit]

Some of the unlockables are to get a * ranking on a certain cups. Does anyone know what gives you the particular rankings? Should this article have a section on the rankings? --Rosalina's stars 12:31, 26 September 2012 (EDT)


I unlocked her just by owning Super Mario Galaxy, i didn't win 50 races, i think i just got the game and she was unlocked due to my love for galaxy/ owning the game before getting mario kart wii. can we remove "win 50 race", as it is false. 14:57, 3 January 2013 (EST)

It's not supposed to be winning 50 races, you're supposed to simply do 50 races. I had a Super Mario Galaxy save file and I immediately didn't unlock her. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)

i didn't even play the game and i unlocked her. i just started the game and i unlocked her. thats all. no races done. 14:57, 3 January 2013 (EST)

That's odd. I didn't unlock her automatically when I played. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)

Weird, well i suppose something weird happened to my game or Wii. 14:57, 3 January 2013 (EST)


on the bike and kart articles they have images of the game which aren't on the gallery. I don't have an account (but act like i do) so i don't think i can add them. may someone sort this out? 13:38, 4 January 2013 (EST)

A quastain[edit]

Reference 4 shows in the items part error margin. What does that mean.
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You'll have to be more specific. Reference four is on the Bonuses and Vehicles section, not items.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 18:32, 16 January 2013 (EST)

The right has items and one of the things there is error margin.what does that mean? Item possibilities it techinelly is what is error margin

Can somebody answer??

The table is just an estimate. There are probably some errors made due to the estimation. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C)

Revert the names back to PAL[edit]

I don't understand! Please rename the karts back to the PAL versions, it makes it easier to know which is which.

Just think about it. If we renamed every kart to the PAL version, then Amercians could say "rename the karts back to the American version, it makes it easier to know which is which". Since there are more Americans visitors than English ones, we chose to name the karts (and every single other article in the wiki) after the north american name. It's the policy.
Banon (talk · edits) 18:22, 31 March 2013 (EDT)
No, more versions have the PAL names. Unless the policy had no idea but to give out that stupid rule.

35px The fluttering fire Paragoomba 35px 14:38, 6 April 2013 (EDT)

What's wrong with the names now? We provide BOTH PAL and American names for this article, so I don't see the problem here. And excuse me, if you're going to say, "that American rule is stupid", I'm just going to say that "renaming all the names to PAL" is a stupid move too.

Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 18:51, 6 April 2013 (EDT)

Default colors on info-boxes[edit]

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cancelled by proposer

Lately I have saw a lot of kart articles that have the wrong default colors on the info-boxes, (like seeing Diddy Kong's Sugarscoot instead of Peach's, the latter has the default color) So we should be better when it comes to them.

Proposer: A Paragoomba and the Koopa Bros. (talk)
Deadline: 17th May 2013, 23:59


  1. A Paragoomba and the Koopa Bros. (talk) Per proposal



Exact values for "Vehicle Stats" and "Driver Bonuses"[edit]

If you want more exact values, visit my (German) site:

I have found the tables in the MKWii DVD and copied them to my website. Some values are multiplied by a factor to get more manageable values. For offroad I recommend the column O2 or O3.

Wiimm (talk) 16:00, 4 June 2013 (EDT)


I know this isn't the right place for match-making races, but where can I go to do so? Chilex (talk) 00:16, 7 July 2013 (EDT)

Why removing item durations[edit]

See this diff:
The item durations were removed and an old false info inserted again (Mega Mushroom is not invincible for Lightning Bolt).
Why? -- Wiimm (talk) 15:58, 31 August 2013 (EDT)
It was an anon edit, replace the info with the factual one. Yoshi876 (talk)

Original Track, Arena, Driver and Vehicle Names in 10 languages/dialects[edit]

See this:
Is it interesting for this wiki?
All info are copied directly from internal MKWii files. I will do similar for driver and vehicles.
Wiimm (talk) 05:49, 10 September 2013 (EDT)
And now in all 10 languages/dialects supported by Nintendo.
Wiimm (talk) 17:34, 11 September 2013 (EDT)
Last not least: Drivers and Vehicles
Inserting are the alternative names for Rosalina: Rosalinda, Harmonie and Estela.
Wiimm (talk) 08:12, 15 September 2013 (EDT)

Hidden Levels?[edit]

I so on a website that in mariokart wii there are some hidden levels that go on forever that are inaccessible without hacking. Is theis true? this is where i found it from.
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Confusing wording?[edit]

In the trivia section, one of the statements is: "Mario Kart Wii is the only game in the Mario Kart series where the weight classes have equal characters, if one does include the download play exclusive Shy Guy in Mario Kart DS."

I don't understand what this means for two reasons. First, because I'm not sure what "equal characters" refers to. Some kind of character attribute besides weight? And second, because I would guess from the context that it should say "if one doesn't include" rather than "if one does include." I would reword the statement if I understood the intended meaning but I don't.
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Trivia section[edit]

Some of the info seems really unnecesary like the Peach , Daisy and Rosalina thing . Maybe it should not be there at all? Super Starbits (talk)

New Methods to use WFC[edit]

I think there should be a sentence talking about efforts to create a custom WFC server after the shutdown. Wiimmfi is a prime example of this. JoshTheGMan97 (talk) 13:45, 27 October 2014 (EDT)


how do i edit the References? it looks Blank when i go into Edit Mode, all it says is "< Refrences />" without the spaces. Toad the Mushroom (talk)

i wanted to edit the "Country Flag" from Spriters Resource thing, as it says "Not Found" and it's in the References... Toad the Mushroom (talk)

Should we add information from data mining?[edit]

In this page and in this page as well there is information on Mario Kart Wii coming from data mining. Should it be added to this page? if yes, how should the new section be named?

change it back[edit]

I think that the tables with the bonus stas. for the characters and the karts should be changed back to the way they were because it looks very confusing and I don't like the side scroll. So I think it should be changed back. CaptainToadMarioMaker.png Captain Toad CaptainToadMarioMaker(2).png 09:33, 31 January 2016 (EST)

The original tables are still there, in the proper sections, the new tables are in a different section (Actual stats). Regarding the side scroll, that shouldn't happen, as their width was specified in percentages. Has someone any formatting suggestion on how to avoid this? Is there the possibility of setting relative text size based on the display resolution?--Mister Wu (talk) 09:53, 31 January 2016 (EST)

Battle Course music[edit]

The articles for all Wii battle courses should have their theme music included to improve their articles. -TheUnknown67 (talk) 19:30, 23 June 2016 (EDT) Note: any replies should be replied to my talk page.

Sure, why not. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 19:38, 23 June 2016 (EDT)

100% Completion[edit]

I completed the mirror cups without getting at least 1 star on all of them, as such I didn't unlock Rosalina. But I got the 100% thanks for playing picture, and the title screen changed to one of the character alone, this was my only save file on the game but the article stats you need to achieve 100% for these features to show. Overall this has made me very confused
Shy Guy on WheelsSGoW sig.png(T|C|S) 15:39, 13 February 2017 (EST)

This title screen should show up simply for beating Mirror Cups. So I guess that information can be changed if you will. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 15:40, 13 February 2017 (EST)
Gold rank not just playing all of them. Yoshissm-animated walk.gif Yoshi the SSM (talk) 15:51, 13 February 2017 (EST)

Getting star rank[edit]

Um,I noticed that you can unlock characters by getting star rank in cups (like Bowser Jr. unlockable by getting stars in all retro 100cc cups). It doesn't say how to get star rank, can someone add that? -PinkYoshiFan

Currently Nobody Knows Precisely How To Get At Least One Star On Any Of The Mario Kart Games Other Than Mario Kart 8. So Until Someone Finds That Out, No Info About That Will Be Put On There About How To Get A Star, Two Stars Or Triple Stars, For Completing A Grand Prix Cup.
Shy Guy on WheelsSGoW sig.png(T|C|S) 12:07, 12 March 2017 (EDT)

The Koopalings[edit]

Uh,the Koopalings are in Mario Kart Wii. Wariopig,Master Of Disguise

No, they aren't. Just Bowser, and him in Jr. and Dry forms. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:45, 17 April 2017 (EDT)

Unlocking Rosalina[edit]

I have seen other websites that say you can get Rosalina by earning 1 star in each of the 100cc cups and unlocking 18 expert staff ghosts. Is this true? If so, we should add it to the article. -YoshiFlutterJump (talk) 15:07, 30 April 2017 (EDT)

That's false. If that was true, then I would've unlocked her before I started the Mirror Cups. Rosalina can be unlocked earlier if you own a copy of Super Mario Galaxy though.
Shy Guy on WheelsSGoW sig.png(T|C|S) 15:27, 30 April 2017 (EDT)
Speaking of which, is it possible to unlock Rosalina with SMG2? Some websites say you can and others say you can't. -YoshiFlutterJump (talk) 20:20, 30 April 2017 (EDT)
I doubt it, considering SMG2 was not released until after Mario Kart Wii. MKWii wouldn't know what to look for. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 20:21, 30 April 2017 (EDT)
It can't. I have SMG2 and not the original, and it didn't unlock Rosalina. --FlameChompNSMBW.pngTheFlameChomp (talk) 20:27, 30 April 2017 (EDT)

Battle Course Minimaps[edit]

I noticed that none of the battle courses from this game have any of their mini maps on their pages. I was wondering if I could add them so it would be more consistent with the other Mario Karts or if I should just leave them alone. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 21:22, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

Just add them if you can, I don't think there's a particular reason why they're missing.--Mister Wu (talk) 01:47, 16 July 2017 (EDT)
They're missing mostly because mini-maps are actually flattened 3D models, and you need SZS Modifier with the tracks extracted to view them. BabyLuigiFire.png(T|C) 01:49, 16 July 2017 (EDT)