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Retro Feature

by Yoshi876 (talk)
First article: Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, Issue XXXIX
Last article: Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, Issue LXXIII
Sections Written: Main Team: 33
Positions held: Contributor

Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager and Pipe Plaza Director, Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past. This time I bring you a section from Coincollector (talk)!

Coincollector joined the MarioWiki on 8th December 2008 and made his 'Shroom debut during Issue XXXIX in the Main Team. Coincollector’s first section was Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner which had been featured once before. Coincollector would go on to write Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner thrity-one more times! He also submitted a Special Artwork in Issue LVII, which was done alongside Hypnotoad (talk) better known as Anton.

Coincollector also found fame on the wiki, as he was promoted to both the ranks of Admin and Bureaucrat. However, these came to an end when he retired from the wiki on 24th September 2013.

However, you’re not here to learn about the history of Coincollector, you’re here to a view a classic section from issues gone by, so without further ado here is Coincollector’s Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner from Issue XLVII.

Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner

by Coincollector (talk)

Welcome to Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner. Your friend Coincollector is here to tell you the tip of the month.

This time I want to tell you all about two karts that appear in Mario Kart DS, the B Dasher and the Shooting Star. (Not the other Shooting Star!) These two vehicles, along with the Standard Kart MR, belong to Mario. However, I'll only talk about his two exclusive karts on this occasion.

Mario on his B Dasher.
The Mushroom Kingdom's Honda RA272, aka B Dasher.

The B Dasher is the first alternative vehicle available for Mario when you begin the game. According to the stats seen in-game, Mario's B Dasher has:

Speed: 6/10
Acceleration: 7/10
Handling: 5/10
Drift: 5.5/ 10
Items: 10/10

As you can see, the B Dasher is an all-round vehicle, suitable for beginners as it has very balanced stats. It also provides a very high item ratio as a bonus, allowing you to get a wide variety of items and take advantage of whenever you need.

Mario on his Shooting Star.
It's just me or did Mario steal Kirby's warp star and pimp it into a kart?

The Shooting Star is the other alternative, but to unlock it you must complete all of the cups in 100cc and earn gold trophies. These are its stats:

Speed: 6.5/10
Acceleration: 7/10
Weight: 3/10
Handling: 6/10
Drift: 6/10
Items: 3/10

Unlike the B Dasher, the Shooting Star has very uneven stats. It's slightly faster than the B Dasher but shares the same acceleration. The handling and drifting are a bit higher, so it is possible to take tight corners with ease while drifting, whereas the weight is considerably low, making it easy to be pushed away by a heavier kart like its counterpart the B Dasher. The Shooting Star also sacrifices its item ratio, meaning you may not obtain rare items as frequently as the B Dasher can.

The Shooting Star is rather different from the B Dasher in stats. If the B Dasher is for beginners, the Shooting Star then is made for advanced players. It has features that a skilled racer looks for, like high speed and handling, and low items.

Personally, I would choose the Shooting Star as it has superior stats to the B Dasher, and I am a skilled player. Although in my days as a newbie, the B Dasher was the best option. It allowed me to learn the basics of driving, but I would never recommend it for intense or difficult races.

Well Shy Guys, that's about all for MK: Wheel Tips Corner this month. Remember to look both ways before crossing the road or else Mario will push you away with his B dasher. Hasta Pronto.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next month for another trip back in time.

The 'Shroom XCVII
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom Spotlight
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Main sections Retro Feature
Closing Statement