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.
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!
- Pink Gold Peach
- Dry Bowser
- Donkey Kong
- Metal Mario
- Shy Guy
- Koopa Troopa
- Baby Luigi
- Baby Daisy
- Baby Mario
- Baby Rosalina
- Baby Peach
- Tanooki Mario
- Cat Peach
- Female/Male Villager
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.
Or light characters in my favorite karts, like the Pipe Frame or Landship.
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!