Who do you play as in Mario Kart?

Just list who you play as and if you feel like it, why you play as them.

Super Mario Kart: Yoshi
*Only played it once but he's the only one I've played as.
Mario Kart 64: Yoshi
*Played it alot as a kid. be and my brother would always try to be him
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Yoshi
*I tried them all but Yoshis seemed to be the easiest when it came to catching up.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: Yoshi/Baby Luigi in Waluigi Racer
*Yoshi 'cause he's awesome, Baby Luigi only for his Special (Otherwise I'd choose an actual good character) and the Waluigi racer 'cause it looked cool.
Mario Kart DS: Yoshi in Polturgiest 4000 (Or whatever it's called)
*Yoshi because he's awesome and the Vacuum Cleaner because it has a nice balance of handling, speed and acceleration.
Mario Kart Wii: Toad in Bullet Bike
*I never really liked the Med. & Large Karts so I used to use Dry Bones on the Magikruiser. Then I needed to do the Big Shortcut on GBA Bowser's Castle # and I used the Bullet bike and Toad to pull it off. Used 'em ever since.
Mario Kart 7: Yoshi --> Shy Guy --> Metal Mario --> Any Unlockable
*Just a Guess.
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
Luigi, forever and always.
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
Acceleration only matters if you slow down at all the entire race, which is generally avoided, so acceleration is pretty useless imo.
 

Bop1996

Power Star
Retired Wiki Staff
CharizardLover said:
Lord Ghirahim said:
Acceleration only matters if you slow down at all the entire race, which is generally avoided, so acceleration is pretty useless imo.
I always have bad luck with items getting me bad. Always. So naturally I slow down a lot.
Ah. Well, in 150cc of MKW, which has utterly broken items, you still usually gain time by ditching acceleration for speed.
 

DragonFreak

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly!
Lord Ghirahim said:
CharizardLover said:
Lord Ghirahim said:
Acceleration only matters if you slow down at all the entire race, which is generally avoided, so acceleration is pretty useless imo.
I always have bad luck with items getting me bad. Always. So naturally I slow down a lot.
Ah. Well, in 150cc of MKW, which has utterly broken items, you still usually gain time by ditching acceleration for speed.
Yeah, maybe you're right. Also, love your signature!
 

Anser

King Bowser
In all of them, Yoshi.
But, in Mario Kart Wii, Rosalina and King Boo are my mains. Sometimes I still choose Yoshi, though.
 

Propeller Toad

Dislikes the amount of neglect Toad receives...
Mario Kart 64: Toad
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Toad
Mario Kart Double Dash: Toad + Paratroopa
Mario Kart DS: Toad
Mario Kart Wii: Toad (or Toadette sometimes)
Mario Kart 7: Toad (regardless)

In short, I have played as Toad in every Mario Kart I have played in. I'd probably choose him in any of the Mario Kart games I have yet to play as well. I don't care for stats, I just select the character depending on how much I like him/her/it. Toad was my immediate favourite in the earlier Mario games, so it was natural that I would choose him whenever he was a playable character.
 

MnSG

Cosmic Beauty
Super Mario Kart: Yoshi
Mario Kart 64: Yoshi
Mario Kart Double Dash!!: Varies
Mario Kart Wii: Varies
 

Mario4Ever

A price for everything.
Retired Wiki Staff
I'm generally best with Mario.
 

Weasel

Donkey Kong
Retired Forum Mod
Bowser Jr. If he's not in, then I'll roll with Koopa Troopa or Dry Bones. Though in MK7, I'm pretty sure I'll end up using Shy Guy a lot.
 

Dark Light

Cherries and Berries
Mario Kart 64: Peach or Toad
Mario Kart Super Circuit: Peach or Toad
Mario Kart Double Dash: Baby Luigi + Baby Mario on the Koopa King
Mario Kart DS: Toad
Mario Kart Wii: Baby Luigi
Mario Kart 7: Will be Toad mainly

Baby Luigi only for his Special (Otherwise I'd choose an actual good character)
:(
 

Raven Effect

That's what I call hamburgers
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Mario Kart 64: Anyone
Mario Kart Double Dash: Koopa Troopa/Baby Luigi for their special items
Mario Kart DS: I don't really remember but prolly anyone
Mario Kart Wii: My Mii in the Blooper car
 
Baby Luigi only for his Special (Otherwise I'd choose an actual good character)
Oh, I forgot to mention it's either Baby Mario or Baby Luigi. I would be Baby Mario, because he's allright as a character, but my friend likes using him so I had to stick with Baby Luigi. Of course, I never let my friends be Yoshi but I let them have their choices after that before I choose. I'm often stuck with B. Luigi.
 

havingChortles

The kung-fu is what everybody was fighting.
Super Mario Kart: Koopa Troopa and Luigi
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Luigi
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: Koopa Troopa and Paratroopa, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi
Mario Kart DS: Luigi
Mario Kart Wii: Luigi, Baby Luigi, Koopa Troopa, and Rosalina


Only Mario Kart installments I've played as of now.
 

Easmo

Bob-omb
I tend to root for the underdogs with a mixture of which characters I can handle better, so it depends on the game and time period.

SNES Mario Kart- Bowser or Luigi
MK64- Same
MKSC- Same
MKDD- Waluigi and Daisy or Birdo and Daisy
MKDS- Waluigi. Always.
MK Wii- Birdo, Toadette, Waluigi and King Boo
MK7- Rosalina and Koopa
 

Wargreymon

Koopa Troopa
I play with anyone (It's a shame Nintendo doesn't include a random button just like in MKDD :mad:), but my fav characters are :mario:, :luigi: and :yoshi:. I played a lot with Yoshi in MK64 times.
 

Master Crash

The Dragon of the West
Chat Operator
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Luigi/Yoshi
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: Luigi/Baby Luigi/Bowser Jr./Donkey Kong/Daisy
Mario Kart DS: Luigi/Dry Bones
Mario Kart Wii: Luigi/Baby Luigi/Baby Daisy/Mii
Mario Kart 7: Luigi/Metal Mario/Koopa/Lakitu/Rosalina
 

NSY

Celestial Guide
Mario Kart DS: Yoshi
Mario Kart Wii: Yoshi
Mario Kart 7: Yoshi
 
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