Countdown to Mario Kart 8: The Characters

We are four days away from getting our hands on Mario Kart 8, one of the most highly anticipated games of this year. As each day seems to slow down to a crawl as we get closer and closer to May 30, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the game has to offer!

Let’s get this out of the way. A lot of people are upset and confused with Mario Kart 8’s roster of playable characters. Characters like Diddy Kong, Birdo, and Dry Bones are missing from the playable cast, while five babies, seven Koopalings, and two metal versions of already playable characters all take up spots in the roster of 30 characters. There are many reasons to dislike the roster, but for this article let’s focus on what we do have.

Who do you think you’re going to use the most in Mario Kart 8? Since Dry Bones did not make the cut in Mario Kart 7, I had to settle with Shy Guy, a cool and deserving Mario Kart racer. Since this seems to be the case once again, you’ll be seeing me using the mysterious masked man quite often. For reference, here is the list of playable characters from the start:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Yoshi
  • Toad
  • Koopa
  • Shy Guy
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy
  • Bowser
  • Donkey Kong
  • Wario
  • Waluigi

And the unlockable characters:

  • Rosalina
  • Metal Mario
  • Lakitu
  • Toadette
  • Baby Rosalina
  • Pink Gold Peach
  • Iggy
  • Roy
  • Lemmy
  • Larry
  • Wendy
  • Ludwig
  • Morton
  • Mii

Are you planning on playing with several different characters or do you already have on picked out? What about weight classes? Which one suits you best? Let us know in the comments!

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Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 27, 2014 8:00 AM

i am still upset that birdo didn’t make it in, at this point I will probably be shy guy

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 27, 2014 6:45 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

I’m very depressed that honey queen didn’t make it in, either, so, i’ll probably gonna use baby daisy.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 28, 2014 8:04 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

it is a shame honey queen and birdo didn’t make it I hope you enjoy Mario kart 8 as baby daisy

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 28, 2014 6:33 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

Well, I’m not sure if there will be downloadable content or NFC figurines. Also, how do you rank ALL 11 female racers? (excluding female miis.
P.D. good luck with shy guy.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 29, 2014 10:49 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

hopefully there will be downloadable content with birdo and honey queen, and thanks 🙂

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
May 29, 2014 6:19 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

You’re welcome. 😉

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
May 30, 2014 8:09 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

🙂

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
June 1, 2014 7:11 PM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

I have a last question. What do you think about Daisy Duck? She’s my favorite Disney character overall.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
June 2, 2014 8:00 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

I like her she is awesome 🙂

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
June 3, 2014 4:13 AM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

Well, Which of these 15 Disney characters is your favorite?
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecolla or, Peg-Leg Pete?
Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Max Goof, Clarabelle Cow or Mortimer Mouse?
Ludwig Von Drake, Huey Duck, Dewey Duck, Louie Duck or Clara Cluck?
I’ll guess Pluto or Scrooge McDuck
And also, Which is your favorite Disney character overall?

You can choose up to 3 characters.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
June 4, 2014 7:59 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

my favorite Disney character overall is probably Minnie mouse

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
June 5, 2014 6:28 AM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

Wow.

Birdo fangirl
Birdo fangirl
June 5, 2014 7:27 AM
Reply to  Dude1230321

??

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
June 6, 2014 6:34 AM
Reply to  Birdo fangirl

What?

WaluigiStarman32
WaluigiStarman32
May 27, 2014 8:19 AM

My mains are gonna be Yoshi,Lemmy,Baby Rosalina and of course Waluigi 🙂

lew.coll1
lew.coll1
May 27, 2014 8:29 AM

Most use: Yoshi, Bowser, Koopa and Baby Rosalina the most.
Pink Gold Peach: Completely stupid, fills a slot where a decent character could have been.
Koopalings: Should have been DLC.
Baby Rosalina: I’m fine with her!
Should be back: Bowser Jr., Diddy Kong, Dry Bones and Birdo.

That Koopa Troopa
That Koopa Troopa
May 27, 2014 8:41 AM

I’ll be Koopa Troopa, Yoshi, and Shy Guy. I still hope there’s a DLC Pack with Dry Bones, Birdo, Funky Kong, Diddy Kong, and Bowser Jr. I would’ve taken Pianta as a new character over Pink Gold Peach

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May 27, 2014 1:23 PM

I’ll be pink gold peach….

Gold Sushi
Gold Sushi
May 27, 2014 2:59 PM

Don’t get your hopes too high about DLC. Yes, it could happen, but that doesn’t mean that it WILL happen. Don’t get too disappointed if there isn’t any.

Gold Sushi
Gold Sushi
May 27, 2014 3:00 PM

Who will I use the most? Well I guess I’m kind of lame: Mario. He IS my favorite Mario character, after all.

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
May 27, 2014 8:04 PM

My mains in MK8 are going to be birdo, dry bones, diddy kong, and bowser jr

lemer87
lemer87
May 28, 2014 6:28 AM
Reply to  Emmanuel

all those characters aren`t in the game, so how

Emanuel
Emanuel
May 28, 2014 7:19 PM
Reply to  lemer87

What are you talking about? They are in the game…

Jordy
Jordy
May 27, 2014 8:30 PM

Yoshi all day !

DK64fan
DK64fan
May 28, 2014 3:00 AM

Diddy- wait…no bowser jr- crud… okay Morton Koopa I suppose.

Faceblob
Faceblob
May 28, 2014 2:28 PM

I don’t know what Nintendo was thinking when they made this roster I mean seriously they went down to an all time low…. *sigh* I guess I’ll be Morton? I don’t even know anymore

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
May 29, 2014 9:55 PM

Replaces those Metal Characters with Diddy Kong and Birdo and you got yourself a good roster. Hopefully, they become DLC’s (along with others)