Metal Mario Added to Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Metal Mario is joining the playable character roster for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, at least for arcade systems in Japan. The announcement comes quite some time after the announcement of Rosalina as a playable character back in December of last year.

Since then, several characters from the current roster have gotten new alternate costumes, including the recently revealed Dry Bowser alternate costume for Bowser. The others include Fire Mario, Ice Luigi, Blue Toad, Red Yoshi, and Strawberry Don-chan.

 

Sources: [1] [2] [3]

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Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
July 30, 2014 6:06 AM

I wish this would come to my city…

T0blet
T0blet
July 30, 2014 7:38 AM

It appears me and E.Gadd were right about both Metal Mario and Rosalina last year. The character icons now align perfectly. 🙂

Dude1230321
Dude1230321
July 30, 2014 3:43 PM
Reply to  T0blet

Well, this is true, but there’s one thing that i do not understand… Why Nintendo didn’t put in a Honey Queen emblem in the arcade cabinet?
(P.S. It’s very unfair that this Mario Kart has Dry Bowser as a palette swap of Bowser while in Mario Kart Wii they are two separate characters).

VideoTanooki
VideoTanooki
July 30, 2014 8:03 AM

I guess his costume would be Gold Mario

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
July 30, 2014 8:46 AM

It’s weird see Dry Bowser as a costume of Bowser while Metal Mario isn’t one of Mario.

Sergio Ros Val
July 30, 2014 9:59 AM

Dry Bowser for Mario Kart 8!

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
July 30, 2014 5:57 PM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

PLZ NINTENDO!! YOU STILL HAVE TIME!!

Bowser498
July 31, 2014 6:40 AM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

Um, Mario Kart 8 was already released, unless you are talking about dlc. :p

Sergio Ros Val
August 1, 2014 12:29 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

No, I’m not talking about the DLC everyone wants…

Bowser498
August 1, 2014 5:31 AM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

Oh, ok!

Sergio Ros Val
August 1, 2014 6:57 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

It was sarcasm, if you didn’t notice it yet 😛

Bowser498
August 1, 2014 7:09 AM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

lol… I already could tell that it was sarcasm… 😛

Sergio Ros Val
August 1, 2014 12:30 AM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

Everyone wants a DLC with arenas, Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, Birdo…

Sergio Ros Val
August 28, 2014 8:49 AM
Reply to  Sergio Ros Val

It’s happening…but not as I would like. What are you doing to Mario Kart, Nintendo? 🙁

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
July 30, 2014 12:57 PM

thanks to Luigiguy567, I knew this in advance.

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
July 30, 2014 12:58 PM

oooh dry bowser looks beast

LudwigVonKoopa7777
LudwigVonKoopa7777
July 30, 2014 2:12 PM

BEAUTY! IT IS DRY BOWSER!!!

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
July 30, 2014 5:57 PM

ohhh, strawberry… Boo like.

Braystar
Braystar
July 30, 2014 6:13 PM

For the people who think that MM sholud be a pallette swap for Mario, he already has one, Fire Mario, so stop saying he should be and anyway, he’s a seperate person, an “anti” mario.

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
July 30, 2014 6:21 PM
Reply to  Braystar

No offence but if he’s “anti” Mario why he has Mario in the name and why he’s just like Mario but made of metal?

Mi
Mi
July 30, 2014 6:30 PM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

I agree, Thank you!

Braystar
Braystar
July 30, 2014 7:14 PM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

Bowser tried to create an evil mario, using Mario’s DNA from the Metal Cap Cave, but it failed, and how I think MM was born…

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
July 30, 2014 7:28 PM
Reply to  Braystar

Nice theory, lol

Bowser498
July 31, 2014 6:41 AM
Reply to  Braystar

Lol…

koola
koola
August 3, 2014 7:46 AM
Reply to  Braystar

Wouldn’t the “anti-Mario” be Shadow Mario from Sunshine? Metal Mario is just Mario wearing the metal cap. No stupid backstory necessary

Braystar
Braystar
August 3, 2014 5:06 PM
Reply to  koola

Well how do Mario and MM be at the same place at the same time BM has used a time machine before, so U can’t argue about that, @$$.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
July 30, 2014 6:45 PM

*Sigh* I already found this earlier, but it sucks the lazy recolor himself is starting to become more and more common in Mario Games. I know Nintendo is trying to make a throwback to Mario 64 and Smash, but why bother bringing him back if you’re just going to give him the personality of a baked potato?

king K.Rool and Krystal
king K.Rool and Krystal
August 2, 2014 10:11 AM

Dry bowser?! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!