Turbo Birdo

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Turbo Birdo
Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour
The Turbo Birdo in Mario Kart Tour.
Size Class MKDD: Medium
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Weight
Weak stats MKDD: Speed, Acceleration
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The Turbo Birdo is a kart from the Mario Kart series. Similar to how its counterpart, the Turbo Yoshi, is modeled after Yoshi, this kart is modeled after Birdo.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The Turbo Birdo in action

The Turbo Birdo first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Birdo's kart. It can be unlocked by completing the Flower Cup in 150cc. It is the heaviest middleweight kart in the game, and has average speed, acceleration, and steering capabilities.

In terms of actual stats, the Turbo Birdo has the same top speed as the Bloom Coach, but is tied with the Red Fire, Bullet Blaster, and Parade Kart for the weakest acceleration of all the three star acceleration karts. Also, despite of its four star weight rating, the Turbo Birdo is only heavy enough to rival the weight of the Wario Car and Parade Kart. It is one of the four karts to have stats "out of the ordinary" for its weight class, with the others being the Green Fire, the Boo Pipes, and the Barrel Train.

The Turbo Birdo, Turbo Yoshi, Toad Kart, and Toadette Kart all share the same engine sound.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Turbo Birdo returns in Mario Kart Tour alongside Birdo as part of the Holiday Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. Similar to the Turbo Yoshi, it only has one handlebar rather than two as in its original appearance, the rear of the kart curls up to resemble Birdo's tail, replacing the original kart's platform, and the joints of the first handlebar have moved to make room for the driver's emblem. The mouth now has a visible grille. It is the signature kart of Birdo. The Turbo Birdo increases the duration of Mini-Turbo boosts and the amount of points earned from performing Mini-Turbos. It uses the Turbo Yoshi's tires, although in the splash art for the 2020 Yoshi Tour it is shown with the Pipe Frame's tires instead.

The game introduces three variants of the Turbo Birdo: a light-blue variant introduced in the Vancouver Tour called the Light-blue Turbo Birdo, a yellow one introduced in the 2020 Yoshi Tour called the Yellow Turbo Birdo, and a black one introduced in the 2021 Yoshi Tour called the Black Turbo Birdo. The light-blue and yellow variants are also classified as Super karts, while the black variant is classified as a High-End kart.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Turbo Birdo appears as a sticker. In The Subspace Emissary, it can be used by any fighter to increase their weapon attack power by 15 points.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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  • Website bio: The Turbo Birdo is an all-around good kart, with good speed, acceleration, and weight. To unlock this kart, finish the 150cc Flower Cup with a 1st place win.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Mini-Turbo Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Choco Island 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
DS Luigi's Mansion T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion T
New York Minute 2R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2R
London Loop 2T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop 2T
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T*
SNES Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T
3DS Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road
3DS Rainbow Road R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R
N64 Frappe Snowland R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R
N64 Frappe Snowland T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
3DS Daisy Hills from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills**
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: It's tough to say which of Turbo Birdo's features stands out the most. Is it the red bow? The enchanting eyelashes? Or maybe it's...wait! This seems oddly familiar...
    Feast your eyes on the Turbo Birdo, the perfect kart to pair with the pink-hued racer, Birdo!
    [1]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of Turbo Birdo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! [Weapon] - Attack +15

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャサリンターボ
Kyasarin Tābo
Birdo Turbo
Chinese (Simplified) 凯瑟琳疾速
Kǎisèlín jísù
Turbo Birdo
Chinese (Traditional) 凱瑟琳疾速
Kǎisèlín jísù
Turbo Birdo
French Turbo Birdo -
German Birdo-Turbo Birdo Turbo
Italian Turbo Strutzi Turbo Birdo
Korean 캐서린터보
Portuguese Birdomóvel Birdomobile
Spanish Turbo Birdo -

References[edit]

  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (December 22, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved August 29, 2021.