Talk:Rocket Start

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Um, what Toad does on the picture is everything but a Rocket Start. It's one of those "Too early"-starts. But I dunno how to change pictures. :( --PaperStriker 17:41, 19 March 2008 (EDT)

You can search for pictures here. Take the name of the image you want to use (e.g. "Mario.jpg"), then use the code:
[[Image:<your image name here>|thumb]]
So, if "Mario.jpg" is your image:
You can also add descriptions after an additional |. I've removed the current image, but I don't know which you wanted to use here. If there is no fitting on the wiki you can upload one. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 17:45, 19 March 2008 (EDT)


Is the name official? Or is it a controversy like the names of the planets in Super Mario Galaxy? ~Why Bother

  • @Why Bother: It's official! Reddragon19k 20:42, 30 May 2011 (EDT)
Where is it official?
Various Mario Kart websites. Reddragon19k 09:29, 10 September 2011 (EDT)


Why isn't that in the category Super Mario Galaxy?

--New Super Mario Maker (talk) 13:19, 24 July 2015 (EDT)

If you feel that a category is missing, edit the article, add [[Category:Super Mario Galaxy]] inside the list of categories, and you'll be set. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 14:34, 24 July 2015 (EDT)

The Rocket Start in Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Rocket Start's timing in Mario Kart 7 is when the number "2" fully appears and not when the number "2" starts to fade. Yes, I KNOW that the number "2" appears before the sound, but it stops spinning when it's heard! Sarantis (talk) 13:58, 18 November 2015 (EST)

I still think the general rule still applies since when it fully appears, that's pretty much when it begins to fade, kind of like an apex of something being thrown up, right before falling. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 00:36, 19 November 2015 (EST)
OK. You can actually perform a Rocket Start when the number "2" stops spinning. I think it should be changed to say 'When number "2" stops spinning', as the number "2" doesn't necessarily has to start fading in order for the player to perform a Rocket Start in Mario Kart 7. In Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii, it's also possible to perform a Rocket Start when the number "2" starts fading, which means it doesn't have to fade completely in order for the player to perform a Rocket Start in these 2 games. Sarantis (talk) 14:19, 21 November 2015 (EST)

Split Start Dash from Rocket Start[edit]

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split 10-0

This split is for the reason that Start Dash is a Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games concept and Rocket Start is a Mario Kart (series) concept. Although not officially named, Super Mario Galaxy more closely relates to the boost starts found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games than in the Mario Kart (series). So the proposed split is Rocket Start (loses Super Mario Galaxy and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games) and Start Dash (becomes an article instead of a redirect page and gains Super Mario Galaxy and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games).

Proposer: Wildgoosespeeder (talk)
Deadline: June 14, 2016, 23:59 GMT


  1. Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Let's do it.
  2. Alex95 (talk) If they are actually named differently, then sure.
  3. AfternoonLight (talk) I agree! Let's split!
  4. Baby Luigi (talk) This page isn't a catch-all term for all rocket starts in the series, it's specifically talking about the Mario kart one. Let's split it.
  5. A51_Trooper (talk) I approve of this!
  6. Fawful's Minion (talk) They're two different things.
  7. Marioguy (talk) Different names = Let's go!
  8. LudwigVon (talk) - Per proposal.
  9. BabyLuigi64 (talk) Per proposal.
  10. Bwburke94 (talk) This is a reluctant support, but the two concepts are slightly different in execution.



I like this idea very well and let me explain it in detail. Rocket Starts refer to the starting boosts in Mario Kart, while the Start Dash refers to the boost outside of the Mario Kart games. For example, if you're at the starting line at Maple Treeway, then you can Rocket Start because it's a Mario Kart track. So, I agree with my decision because it has two different effects. AfternoonLight (talk) 23:28, 2 June 2016 (EDT)