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Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner

by Coincollector (talk)

Hello Mario Karters to the Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner. Coincollector is here to show you the tip of this month.

Before getting to the point, I want to thank all of you for picking me in The 'Shroom's Section of the Month (the issue LIV of September to be exact). I dunno what to say... I just can say I feel pleased that you like to read my tips as well as the sections of other nice editors here. I guess I have to make more interesting tips starting now to keep my merit, lol. Again, thanks a lot :)

The tip for this month will be about the karts of Mario Kart DS. It will be Princess Daisy's karts, the Power Flower and the Light Dancer.

Power Flower
That's a neat tourer for summertime, my lady. Too bad that the items in these races will reduce it to junk.

Before playing as Daisy and getting one of her special karts, namely the Power Flower, it's necessary to unblock her by winning all the gold trophies of the Retro Grand Prix cups in the 50cc engine class. The Power Flower has the following stats as seen in the game:

  • Speed: 6/10
  • Acceleration: 6/10
  • Weight: 6/10
  • Handling: 3.5/10
  • Drift: 8.5/10
  • Items: 10/10

The Power Flower has average stats in speed, acceleration and weight. The drift and the items are, however , above average. As you know, the highest item ratio will grant more possibilities to gain rare or powerful items in the race, while the drifting, looking at those numbers, makes the kart turn efficiently in curves, specially the tight ones. In contrast, the handling is below average, making the kart not very useful in loose terrain like dirt or snow.

Light Dancer
It's better not to bother a Daisy with a lawnmower cuz she'll make you eat dust.

Daisy's second special kart is the Light Dancer:

  • Speed: 6.5/10
  • Acceleration: 6.5/10
  • Weight: 4.5/10
  • Handling: 4/10
  • Drift: 9/10
  • Items: 3/10

Basically, the Light Dancer appears to be an upgrade of the Power Flower, since some of its stats are slightly increased compared to the Power Flower's stats. The only downgrades are its weight, which is normal for these kind of vehicles, and the items.

In my opinion, Daisy's special karts are almost similar to Mario's special karts since they show similar stats. The difference is that Daisy's karts have high drifting, the highest drifting ratio within the medium weight class (don't forget that Daisy is a medium-weight character in Mario Kart DS). However it should be noted that the higher the drifitng is, the lower the handling will be, and as you can see, the disadvantages of Daisy's karts are their handling. Regarding these characteristics, Daisy's karts can be used specially in tracks that have numerous curves, since these vehicles can take them with ease and never go off the road. However, due to their very low handling stat, they are hard to control in courses with loose ground. Sometimes it's even hard to handle them when trying to drift in straight roads to do a mini-turbo. You may end up going off the road or fall doing this.

That's all for this month ladies and gentlemen, see you next time here in the Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner of The 'Shroom.