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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Guide: 'Mario Kart 8' Driver Base Stats

Mario Kart 8 takes the standard Light, Medium, Heavy character trait and ramps it up quite a bit. Those of you new to the game may find that you're falling greatly behind, despite your skill behind the wheel being far superior to the jackass sitting next to you.

This could easily be due to your favorite character not being able to keep up. It also will have something to do with the kart body, wheels, and glider that you've chosen - but more on that later.

Thanks to the fine folks over on the Mario Kart 8 wiki, we now have this beautiful character comparison chart. As you can see, the heavier the character, the faster they are, and the lighter the character, the more acceleration they have.

If you find that you can't keep up in the straights, it might be time to switch from Toad and try a race or two out with DK or Bowser.

Character Stats
Weight ClassSpeedAccelerationWeightHandlingTractionMini-Turbo
GroundWaterAirAnti-GravityGroundWaterAirAnti-Gravity
LightMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngMK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8 BabyDaisy Icon.png
MK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8 Lemmy Icon.pngMii MK8.png
2.252.752.252.53.252.254.754.754.554.53
MK8 Toad Icon.pngMK8 Koopa Icon.pngMK8 ShyGuy Icon.png
MK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 Larry Icon.pngMK8 Wendy Icon.png
2.753.252.75332.754.254.2544.54.252.75
MediumMK8 Peach Icon.pngMK8 Daisy Icon.pngMK8 Yoshi Icon.png3.253.753.253.52.753.253.753.753.5442.5
MK8 Mario Icon.pngMK8 Luigi Icon.png
MK8 Iggy Icon.pngMK8 Ludwig Icon.pngMii MK8.png
3.754.253.7542.53.753.253.2533.53.752.25
HeavyMK8 DKong Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.png
MK8 Rosalina Icon.pngMK8 Roy Icon.png
4.254.754.254.52.254.252.752.752.533.52
MK8 MMario Icon.pngMK8 PGPeach Icon.png4.254.754.254.524.752.752.752.533.251.75
MK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Wario Icon.png
MK8 Morton Icon.pngMii MK8.png
4.755.254.75524.752.252.2522.53.251.75

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