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    Kart/Character/Item FAQ by jdaster64

    Version: 1.07 | Updated: 07/27/12 | Search This Guide

    MARIO KART WII Detailed Kart/Character/Item Stats FAQ v1.05

    Copyright 2012 Jonathan Aldrich aka "jdaster64"

    Introduction

    So why bother? Well, for the most part, I was inspired to do this because I noticed that the Drift stat shown in-game does not always accurately reflect a kart's true drift strength, perhaps most visibly in the case of the Dolphin Dasher. Thus, I set out to figure out more precisely what the stats were through extensive testing.

    Kart/Character Stats

    The meat and potatoes of the guide; here's the new and much-improved vehicle stat chart. A quick legend for easy reference:

    • Weight Class (WC): Small, Medium, or Large; this dictates the kart's rough weight and which characters are able to drive it.
    • Vehicle Type (VT): Kart or Bike. Only karts are able to do double (red) mini-turbos, and only bikes are able to do wheelies. There's a significant difference in playstyle between them, and each have a large following in pro circles.
    • Build: A catchy name I came up with that describes the stats of the vehicle at a glance. More on this further on.
    • Drift Type (DT): The new, "Inward"-drifting bikes take turns much more sharply than "Outward"-drifting vehicles.
    • Weight (WT): Controls the physics of bouncing, tricks, and bumping into other vehicles.
    • Speed (SP): Dictates the maximum speed your vehicle can reach.
    • Turn Speed (TS): A completely hidden stat that determines how much speed you lose while turning without drifting.
    • Acceleration (AC): Determines how fast your vehicle gets up to speed. I graded it on a basis of going from 0-60kph (top speeds in kph are listed below).
    • Handling (HN): How quickly your vehicle turns without drifting.
    • Drift (DR): How sharply your vehicle turns while drifting and holding into the turn.
    • Off-Road (OR): A higher stat makes you lose less speed while off-road.
    • Mini-Turbo (MT): Controls how long your speed boost lasts while getting a Mini-Turbo from a drift. This does not affect the boost you get from a standstill Mini-Turbo in any way.

    With that out of the way, here are the stats!

    Standard Vehicle Order

    Vehicle NameWCBuildVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Standard Kart SSmAll-aroundKartOut68131514141012
    Booster Seat / Baby BoosterSmSlowKartOut52191720121517
    Mini Beast / ConcertoSmMachKartOut71498719519
    Cheep ChargerSmChargerKartOut4582017161215
    Tiny Titan / Rally RomperSmOffroaderKartOut81015121291910
    Blue FalconSmFastKartOut6165116646
    Standard Bike SSmAll-aroundBikeOut37141514151113
    Bullet BikeSmMachBikeIn413109920620
    Bit Bike / Nano BikeSmSlowBikeOut21201719131618
    QuackerSmChargerBikeIn1492017171316
    MagikruiserSmOffroaderBikeIn49161413102011
    Jet Bubble / Bubble BikeSmFastBikeIn511111111889
    Standard Kart MMdAll-aroundKartOut121010121213810
    Classic Dragster / Nostalgia 1MdChargerKartOut11661816141014
    Wild WingMdMachKartOut141574617417
    Super Blooper / Turbo BlooperMdOffroaderKartOut10121211910158
    Daytripper / Royal RacerMdSlowKartOut125171518101315
    Sprinter / B Dasher Mk. 2MdFastKartOut1318374434
    Standard Bike MMdAll-aroundBikeOut9911131312911
    Mach BikeMdMachBikeIn91486818518
    Sugarscoot / Bon BonMdSlowBikeOut74181617111416
    Zip Zip / RapideMdOffroaderBikeOut8815131481812
    Sneakster / NitrocycleMdFastBikeIn1017496545
    Dolphin DasherMdOffroaderBikeIn111113111111169
    Standard Kart LLgAll-aroundKartOut1711101110988
    OffroaderLgSlowKartOut19715151661112
    Flame FlyerLgMachKartOut171751313213
    Piranha ProwlerLgAll-aroundKartOut2014778765
    Jetsetter / Aero GliderLgFastKartOut1620141111
    Honeycoupe / DragonettiLgDrifterKartOut181397616416
    Standard Bike LLgAll-aroundBikeOut15101112121099
    Flame Runner / Bowser BikeLgMachBikeIn151663514314
    Wario BikeLgSlowBikeOut17616151671213
    Shooting Star / Twinkle StarLgDrifterBikeOut1312108817517
    Spear / TorpedoLgFastBikeIn1619264222
    PhantomLgSlowBikeOut14913121351610

    Karts-Bikes Order

    Vehicle NameWCBuildVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Standard Kart SSmAll-aroundKartOut68131514141012
    Booster Seat / Baby BoosterSmSlowKartOut52191720121517
    Mini Beast / ConcertoSmMachKartOut71498719519
    Cheep ChargerSmChargerKartOut4582017161215
    Tiny Titan / Rally RomperSmOffroaderKartOut81015121291910
    Blue FalconSmFastKartOut6165116646
    Standard Kart MMdAll-aroundKartOut121010121213810
    Classic Dragster / Nostalgia 1MdChargerKartOut11661816141014
    Wild WingMdMachKartOut141574617417
    Super Blooper / Turbo BlooperMdOffroaderKartOut10121211910158
    Daytripper / Royal RacerMdSlowKartOut125171518101315
    Sprinter / B Dasher Mk. 2MdFastKartOut1318374434
    Standard Kart LLgAll-aroundKartOut1711101110988
    OffroaderLgSlowKartOut19715151661112
    Flame FlyerLgMachKartOut171751313213
    Piranha ProwlerLgAll-aroundKartOut2014778765
    Jetsetter / Aero GliderLgFastKartOut1620141111
    Honeycoupe / DragonettiLgDrifterKartOut181397616416
    Standard Bike SSmAll-aroundBikeOut37141514151113
    Bullet BikeSmMachBikeIn413109920620
    Bit Bike / Nano BikeSmSlowBikeOut21201719131618
    QuackerSmChargerBikeIn1492017171316
    MagikruiserSmOffroaderBikeIn49161413102011
    Jet Bubble / Bubble BikeSmFastBikeIn511111111889
    Standard Bike MMdAll-aroundBikeOut9911131312911
    Mach BikeMdMachBikeIn91486818518
    Sugarscoot / Bon BonMdSlowBikeOut74181617111416
    Zip Zip / RapideMdOffroaderBikeOut8815131481812
    Sneakster / NitrocycleMdFastBikeIn1017496545
    Dolphin DasherMdOffroaderBikeIn111113111111169
    Standard Bike LLgAll-aroundBikeOut15101112121099
    Flame Runner / Bowser BikeLgMachBikeIn151663514314
    Wario BikeLgSlowBikeOut17616151671213
    Shooting Star / Twinkle StarLgDrifterBikeOut1312108817517
    Spear / TorpedoLgFastBikeIn1619264222
    PhantomLgSlowBikeOut14913121351610

    Vehicle "Build" Details

    Here, I'll explain the different "build" types I mentioned earlier. All builds were determined relative to the average of the weight class / vehicle type (e.g. Mach Bike was compared to the average of all Medium Bikes).

    All-around

    As the name suggests, All-around vehicles have balanced stats. These vehicles include all of the standard karts/bikes, as well as the Piranha Prowler. Similar stat classes are the Offroaders and the Drifters.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Standard Kart SSmKartOut68131514141012
    Standard Bike SSmBikeOut37141514151113
    Standard Kart MMdKartOut121010121213810
    Standard Bike MMdBikeOut9911131312911
    Standard Kart LLgKartOut1711101110988
    Piranha ProwlerLgKartOut2014778765
    Standard Bike LLgBikeOut15101112121099

    Charger

    These vehicles have the highest acceleration, and good increases in handling and drift. In exchange, they lose a good amount of speed and turn speed. The Slow class is fairly similar.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Cheep ChargerSmKartOut4582017161215
    QuackerSmBikeIn1492017171316
    Classic Dragster / Nostalgia 1MdKartOut11661816141014

    Slow

    These vehicles have massive reductions in speed and poorer drift than average, but have greatly raised stats in everything else. The Charger class is similar to this, and this is pretty much the opposite of the Mach and Fast classes.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Booster Seat / Baby BoosterSmKartOut52191720121517
    Bit Bike / Nano BikeSmBikeOut21201719131618
    Daytripper / Royal RacerMdKartOut125171518101315
    Sugarscoot / Bon BonMdBikeOut74181617111416
    OffroaderLgKartOut19715151661112
    Wario BikeLgBikeOut17616151671213
    PhantomLgBikeOut14913121351610

    Offroader

    These vehicles are fairly average in most stats, but have a much higher off-road stat than usual. In exchange, the drift and mini-turbo stats are slightly lower than average. The Drifter class is an almost direct opposite of this class.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Tiny Titan / Rally RomperSmKartOut81015121291910
    MagikruiserSmBikeIn49161413102011
    Super Blooper / Turbo BlooperMdKartOut10121211910158
    Zip Zip / RapideMdBikeOut8815131481812
    Dolphin DasherMdBikeIn111113111111169

    Drifter

    This class comprises only two vehicles, but they share the distinction of having greatly increased Drift and Mini-Turbo, in exchange for slightly lower off-road and other stats.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Honeycoupe / DragonettiLgKartOut181397616416
    Shooting Star / Twinkle StarLgBikeOut1312108817517

    Mach

    Widely regarded as one of the best classes, these vehicles have greatly increased Speed, Drift, and Mini-Turbo, but sizable reductions in everything else.

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Mini Beast / ConcertoSmKartOut71498719519
    Bullet BikeSmBikeIn413109920620
    Wild WingMdKartOut141574617417
    Mach BikeMdBikeIn91486818518
    Flame FlyerLgKartOut171751313213
    Flame Runner / Bowser BikeLgBikeIn151663514314

    Fast

    These power-packed vehicles are designed only for speed, at the cost of six- or seven- point reductions in everything but acceleration. Although the Jet Bubble's speed is clearly subpar, it made the list because it has all the characteristic downsides of a Fast vehicle (just without the super speed).

    Vehicle NameWCVTDTWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Blue FalconSmKartOut6165116646
    Jet Bubble / Bubble BikeSmBikeIn511111111889
    Sprinter / B Dasher Mk. 2MdKartOut1318374434
    Sneakster / NitrocycleMdBikeIn1017496545
    Jetsetter / Aero GliderLgKartOut1620141111
    Spear / TorpedoLgBikeIn1619264222

    Class/Build Stats at a Glance

    Here are the weight class / vehicle type average stats:

    Class & TypeWSTAHDOM
    Small Kart69121413131113
    Small Bike38131414141215
    Medium Kart12119111111911
    Medium Bike911121112111112
    Large Kart1814887959
    Large Bike1512109109811

    And here are the average stats for the builds mentioned above:

    BuildSTAHDOM
    Charger-4-464312
    Slow-6646-253
    Offroader030-1-27-3
    All-around-1111102
    Drifter-11-1-28-27
    Mach4-3-6-56-55
    Fast6-6-3-6-7-6-7

    Note that Weight does not correspond with any particular build; weight only varies two points in either direction from the averages above.

    Character Stats

    As most of you probably know, your character choice affects your vehicle's stats ever-so-slightly. However, the effects vary wildly based on the stat; more information on this can be found in the "Stat Specifics" section below. All you need to know here is that 1 point on this chart is equivalent to 1 point on the vehicle charts.

    CharacterWTSPTSACHNDRORMT
    Baby Mario3.20.00.90.01.42.20.00.0
    Baby Luigi3.22.00.90.00.00.00.00.0
    Baby Peach2.11.00.90.60.70.00.00.0
    Baby Daisy2.12.00.00.00.00.00.03.0
    Toad0.00.01.81.10.00.00.00.0
    Toadette0.01.00.00.00.00.02.00.0
    Koopa Troopa0.00.00.90.00.71.10.06.1
    Dry Bones0.00.00.90.60.00.00.06.1
    Mii (Small)2.11.00.00.00.01.10.03.0
    Mario2.10.00.00.60.71.10.00.0
    Luigi2.11.00.90.00.00.00.00.0
    Peach0.01.00.01.10.00.00.00.0
    Daisy0.02.00.00.00.71.10.03.0
    Yoshi1.10.00.00.00.01.12.00.0
    Birdo1.10.00.90.00.00.01.06.1
    Diddy Kong0.00.00.90.60.00.00.06.1
    Bowser Jr.0.00.01.80.00.00.01.03.0
    Mii (Medium)1.11.00.00.00.00.01.03.0
    Wario1.10.00.00.00.01.11.06.1
    Waluigi0.00.00.01.10.00.01.00.0
    Donkey Kong1.10.00.90.60.70.00.03.0
    Bowser2.11.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
    King Boo0.00.00.90.01.42.21.00.0
    Rosalina0.01.01.80.00.70.00.03.0
    Funky Kong0.02.00.00.00.00.01.00.0
    Dry Bowser0.00.00.90.00.00.02.06.1
    Mii (Large)0.01.00.00.60.71.10.00.0

    Incidentally, due to faulty coding somewhere in the game, the Miis have the correct stats factored in on the vehicle-selection screen, but their actual stats are misread; Mii-L actually has Mii-M's stats, Mii-M has Mii-S's, and Mii-S has Rosalina's, for whatever reason.

    Stat Specifics

    This section gets into the nitty-gritty as to what some of these stats actually represent. There's a lot of estimation going on here, particularly for acceleration, but this should interest some of you.

    • Speed: Measured in kilometers per hour, these are the exact top speeds that correspond to the stats in the charts above.
    • Acceleration: The time in seconds it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60kph.
    • Offroad Multipliers: How much of your top speed you retain while driving over various terrains. In addition, you can only get Mini-Turbos off-road if this is .55 or higher.
      • Offroad 1 - Thick offroad areas, such as the pink snow in DK Summit, dark sand in Desert Hills, etc.
      • Offroad 2 - Most standard offroad areas, including practically all grass. You can drift in this terrain with a total Offroad stat of 14 or higher.
      • Offroad 3 - Shy Guy Beach water, rocks on the side of Grumble Volcano, Moonview Highway, and Koopa Cape.
      • Offroad 4 - Sherbet Land, everywhere excepting the cave. DS Desert Hills is not offroad, contrary to popular belief.
    • Mini-Turbo: The duration of a blue Mini-Turbo boost, in 1/60ths of a second. Red boosts always last three times as long as blue ones.

    Note that "Weak" corresponds to the weaker character bonuses, and "Strong" to the stronger ones in the table above.

    StatSPACOR1OR2OR3OR4MT
    175.004.00.1850.3250.5500.881015
    275.533.71.1963.3434.5671.886616
    376.063.43.2076.3618.5842.892118
    476.593.17.2189.3802.6013.897719
    577.122.94.2302.3986.6184.903220
    677.652.72.2415.4170.6355.908822
    778.182.52.2528.4354.6526.914423
    878.712.33.2641.4538.6697.919924
    979.242.16.2754.4722.6868.925526
    1079.772.00.2867.4906.7039.931027
    1180.301.85.2980.5090.7210.936628
    1280.831.71.3093.5274.7381.942229
    1381.361.58.3206.5458.7552.947731
    1481.891.46.3319.5642.7723.953332
    1582.421.35.3432.5826.7894.958833
    1682.951.25.3545.6010.8065.964435
    1783.481.16.3658.6194.8236.970036
    1884.011.07.3771.6378.8407.975537
    1984.540.99.3884.6562.8578.981139
    2085.070.92.3997.6746.8749.986640
    Weak+0.53-5%+.0171+.0184+.0113+.0064+4
    Strong+1.06-10%+.0342+.0368+.0226+.0128+8

    Item Roulette Probabilities

    Exactly what it says on the tin. These tables show the exact probabilities of getting items in the various game modes, out of a total of 40. Note that these tables are only accurate for the "Balanced" item setting; setting it to "Aggressive" or "Strategic" may change the distributions slightly.

    Grand Prix (Player)

    ITEM / PLACE123456789101112
    Banana157421
    Triple Bananas5531
    Green Shell107421
    Triple Greens2542
    Red Shell310864321
    Triple Reds35432
    Fake Item Box74211
    Mushroom4786531
    Triple Mushroom247101113141085
    Golden Mushroom26911121110
    Star358986
    Bob-omb13322
    Blue Shell12321
    Lightning1359
    Thundercloud23321
    Mega Mushroom12432
    POW Block22321
    Blooper123321
    Bullet Bill246810

    Grand Prix (CPUs)

    ITEM / PLACE123456789101112
    Banana148775444321
    Triple Bananas542
    Green Shell1088766766431
    Triple Greens3321
    Red Shell213875432
    Triple Reds
    Fake Item Box7433221
    Mushroom235667497772
    Triple Mushroom234567913115
    Golden Mushroom3678
    Star135678
    Bob-omb122233
    Blue Shell12222
    Lightning7
    Thundercloud1221
    Mega Mushroom12322
    POW Block22221
    Blooper22222
    Bullet Bill249

    Versus Mode (Players)

    ITEM / PLACE123456789101112
    Banana157411
    Triple Bananas5531
    Green Shell137531
    Triple Greens24421
    Red Shell1098532
    Triple Reds124432
    Fake Item Box7421
    Mushroom47976431
    Triple Mushroom13691113151393
    Golden Mushroom1481014148
    Star2571097
    Bob-omb12322
    Blue Shell123321
    Lightning9
    Thundercloud233321
    Mega Mushroom134422
    POW Block22322
    Blooper22222
    Bullet Bill3813

    Versus Mode (CPUs)

    ITEM / PLACE123456789101112
    Banana148776544322
    Triple Bananas532
    Green Shell1088766766431
    Triple Greens3321
    Red Shell213776432
    Triple Reds
    Fake Item Box7433221
    Mushroom235678897772
    Triple Mushroom234567812136
    Golden Mushroom35710
    Star135786
    Bob-omb122211
    Blue Shell12222
    Lightning5
    Thundercloud12211
    Mega Mushroom12322
    POW Block2222
    Blooper222225
    Bullet Bill10

    Versus Mode (WiFi)

    ITEM / PLACE123456789101112
    Banana15831
    Triple Bananas4541
    Green Shell137632
    Triple Greens244321
    Red Shell101086421
    Triple Reds244432
    Fake Item Box8321
    Mushroom579654
    Triple Mushroom2461013151252
    Golden Mushroom1491114129
    Star5811117
    Bob-omb12332
    Blue Shell123321
    Lightning38
    Thundercloud133322
    Mega Mushroom13432
    POW Block22322
    Blooper23322
    Bullet Bill13914

    Battle Modes

    Note that in all Battle modes, the items you get are determined by how many points you are behind the player with the most points on the other team. The sets of columns are, from left to right, the items received by players, by computers, and on WiFi.

    Balloon Battle

    ITEM / POINTS BEHIND<33-56+<33-56+<33-56+
    Banana529351
    Triple Bananas2222222
    Green Shell103117393
    Triple Greens333135333
    Red Shell10121281216101213
    Triple Reds3636
    Fake Item Box325342
    Mushroom322133
    Triple Mushroom241224
    Golden Mushroom
    Star241224
    Bob-omb222222222
    Blue Shell211
    Lightning222
    Thundercloud
    Mega Mushroom234123234
    POW Block
    Blooper2112121
    Bullet Bill

    Coin Runners

    ITEM / POINTS BEHIND<44-78+<44-78+<44-78+
    Banana528351
    Triple Bananas2222222
    Green Shell84118483
    Triple Greens33335333
    Red Shell12121391216111214
    Triple Reds3636
    Fake Item Box425242
    Mushroom2112133
    Triple Mushroom231223
    Golden Mushroom21
    Star241224
    Bob-omb222222222
    Blue Shell111
    Lightning
    Thundercloud
    Mega Mushroom234123234
    POW Block111
    Blooper2112121
    Bullet Bill

    Credits/Copyright

    Thanks to Nintendo for making this amazing game (and making sure CPUs get limited access to lightning and triple-reds), and thanks to all the guides out there on GameFAQs that helped inspire me to make this one!

    This guide is not to be posted anywhere else in part or in whole without crediting me, Jdaster64, nor without asking permission. If you wish to use the stats in this guide, or just have general questions concerning it, you can contact me via e-mail at smasfan AT hotmail DOT com.

    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.

    Version History

    7/19/2012 - (1.00) First, complete version of the guide!

    7/20/2012 - (1.05) Fixed the formatting and a few typos.

    7/27/2012 - (1.07) Fixed some character stat errors, hopefully for the last time.

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