Ranking Mario Kart 8 weight classes and racers

My favorite part of playing video games is getting to pick the character I play as. And if I have special customization options, like costumes or karts, then it’s even better!

Much like how I jump from character to character in Super Smash Bros, I love having my options wide open in Mario Kart as well. Although Pink Gold Peach is definitely my number one favorite.

Mario Kart 8 is hands-down my favorite game in the MK series and probably my favorite game on the Wii U as well. I’ve spent a lot of time with this game since I got my Wii U back in 2015. I bought the console bundle that came with Super Mario 3D World and got Mario Kart 8 along with it and I’ve had a blast with the game ever since.

Besides the beautiful visuals, awesome handling and steering and great kart customization, the character roster is what I was most excited about when I first picked up the game.

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And so, with Pink Gold Peach being declared as my ultimate favorite character in MK8, I decided to rank each weight class then rank the racers from my favorite to least favorite within that weight class.

Once I break it down by weight class, the order of racers within that class is pretty much arbitrary based on which characters I play as most and just like the looks of.  The only character that will be left off the list is the Mii racer but I don’t ever use them.

Alright everyone, I’m about to break it down so watch out!

Heavy

  1. 32px-MK8_PGPeach_Icon.png Pink Gold Peach 53px-MK8_PinkGoldPeach.png
  2. 32px-MK8_Dry_Bowser_Icon.png Dry Bowser
  3. 32px-MK8_DKong_Icon.png Donkey Kong75px-MK8_DonkeyKong.png
  4. 32px-MK8_Waluigi_Icon.png Waluigi 73px-MK8_Waluigi.png
  5. 32px-MK8_Roy_Icon.png Roy 68px-MK8_Roy.png
  6. 32px-MK8_MMario_Icon.png Metal Mario 55px-MK8_MetalMario.png
  7. 32px-MK8_Bowser_Icon.png Bowser 65px-MK8_Bowser.png
  8. 32px-MK8_Link_Icon.png Link
  9. 32px-MK8_Rosalina_Icon.png Rosalina 70px-MK8_Rosalina.png
  10. 32px-MK8_Morton_Icon.png Morton 56px-MK8_Morton.png
  11. 32px-MK8_Wario_Icon.png Wario 72px-MK8_Wario.png

 

Light

  1. 32px-MK8_ShyGuy_Icon.png Shy Guy 75px-MK8_ShyGuy.png
  2. 32px-MK8_Lemmy_Icon.png Lemmy 52px-MK8_Lemmy.png
  3. 32px-MK8_Larry_Icon.pngLarry 48px-MK8_Larry.png
  4. 32px-MK8_Isabelle_Icon.png Isabelle
  5. 32px-MK8_Lakitu_Icon.png Lakitu 75px-MK8_Lakitu.png
  6. 32px-MK8_Toadette_Icon.png Toadette 75px-MK8_Toadette.png
  7. 32px-MK8_Toad_Icon.png Toad 75px-MK8_Toad.png
  8. 32px-MK8_Koopa_Icon.png Koopa Troopa 75px-MK8_Koopa.png
  9. 32px-MK8_Wendy_Icon.png Wendy 60px-MK8_Wendy.png
  10. 32px-MK8_BabyLuigi_Icon.png Baby Luigi 75px-MK8_BabyLuigi.png
  11. 32px-MK8_BabyDaisy_Icon.png Baby Daisy 74px-MK8_BabyDaisy.png
  12. 32px-MK8_BabyMario_Icon.png Baby Mario 75px-MK8_BabyMario.png
  13. 32px-MK8_BabyRosalina_Icon.png Baby Rosalina 74px-MK8_BabyRosalina.png
  14. 32px-MK8_BabyPeach_Icon.png Baby Peach 74px-MK8_BabyPeach.png

Medium

  1. 32px-MK8_Tanooki_Mario_Icon.png Tanooki Mario
  2. 32px-MK8_Luigi_Icon.png Luigi 75px-MK8_Luigi.png
  3.  32px-MK8_Ludwig_Icon.png Ludwig 58px-MK8_Ludwig.png
  4.  32px-MK8_Yoshi_Icon.png Yoshi 75px-MK8_Yoshi.png
  5.  32px-MK8_Peach_Icon.png Peach 75px-MK8_Peach.png
  6.  32px-MK8_Iggy_Icon.png Iggy 51px-MK8_Iggy.png
  7. 32px-MK8_Cat_Peach_Icon.png Cat Peach
  8. 32px-MK8_Mario_Icon.png Mario 75px-MK8_Mario.png
  9. 32px-VillagerFemale-Icon-MK8.png32px-VillagerMale-Icon-MK8.png Female/Male Villager
  10. 32px-MK8_Daisy_Icon.png Daisy 75px-MK8_Daisy.png

 

If I’m not using a heavier racer like Pink Gold Peach or Dry Bowser, my go-to is usually Blue Shy Guy. I like to use a variety of karts just for the challenge of trying everything but I really enjoy using heavier character on bikes, especially the Yoshi Bike and Sport Bike.

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Or light characters in my favorite karts, like the Pipe Frame or Landship.

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Now that you know how I like to race, what’s your favorite way to take on some of Nintendo’s best in kart racing? What’s is your preferred racer weight class? What’s your favorite racer/kart/tires/glider combination? Let me know in the comments below!

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