Top Ten Mario Kart Wii Characters

The Top Ten
Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

In Mario Kart Wii, Yoshi gets an 12/20 "Okay" score.

Baby Luigi gets a 19/20 "Amazing to Masterpiece" score.

Dry Bowser gets a 16/20 "Great" score.

Funky Kong gets a 19/20 "Amazing to Masterpiece" score.

Dry Bones gets a 19/20 "Amazing to Masterpiece" score.

Toad gets a 12/20 "Okay" score.

Mario gets a 19/20 "Amazing to Masterpiece" score.

Luigi gets a 13/20 "Okay to Good" score.

Princess Daisy gets a 12/20 "Okay to Good" score.

Mii get an 11/20 "Mediocre to Okay" score.

Princess Peach should never be on the list, by the way. Please go check out "Top 10 Reasons to Hate Mario Kart Wii" and you will see my point.

More like Top Ten Reasons to hate chocolate (although I do hate it).

Yeah, I know he's really good, but why are you judging just for his LOOKS?! I bet half of you voted just because he's "adorable", and that DOES NOT matter! But anyway, I like him, but I'm just here to point out that people are always judging by their LOOKS!

Yoshi has always been my favorite Mario character, whether it was Mario Kart, Mario Party, or heck, even in the Super Smash Bros. series he is the best Mario-related character. Not to mention, he is a medium character, the best kind for me.

Yoshi is the best because he stands up for what is right. Against whatever odds, he sets out to right what is wrong and defends the defenseless. Yoshi is a (and the whole colourful yoshi clan are) Heroes!

Funky Kong

Statistically, Funky Kong is the best character in the heavyweight category and arguably the best character in the game. He has +4 on speed, which makes him cut down on time much quicker than other characters. You can see the difference very quickly if you go to time trials.

Every donkey kong character has a game. (Not everyone but still). Donkey Kong has... well a franchise. Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong have games. Funky Kong’s game is Mario Kart wii because you will only play as him on the flame wheeler. (If not, then Daisy on the Zip Zip.)
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I have played him a lot and I have to say that he isn't really the best character. Most people play him for his looks and sounds but he is still a good character.

Funky Kong is the best because his stats with the Flame Runner are the best, and the Flame Runner is the best bike in the game. Funky Kong also has the best stats in the game (Second is Daisy), which makes the best combo Funky x Flame Runner.

Dry Bones Dry Bones is a common enemy species in the Super Mario series of video games since „Super Mario Bros. 3“ (1988). After his first debut as a playable character in „Mario Superstar Baseball“ (2005), he became a fan-favorite and also got playable in other spin-offs of the Mario series.

It's completely obvious that Koopa Troopa got ditched and replaced by Dry Bones in Mario Kart DS. Dry Bones may look creepy but he is actually pretty cute for a skeleton turtle, especially if you see Mario Kart Wii's ending screen.

How the hell is Yoshi above this beast. I read the Yoshi comments and they all said how cute he is. Last time I checked Yoshi wasn't useful to me at all in mkwii (I mean heck he gets 8th or worse all the time)But this guy + Bullet Bike and I unlocked all the toughest things Dry Bowser, Rosalina,etc Dry bones for the win. So glad he's back in MK8 Deluxe

Dry Bones deserves the top spot, not Yoshi. Most people always play as Dry Bones in the Bullet Bike and the Mini Beast and they are invincible! Nobody can defeat them! YOU ROCK, DRY BONES!

Dry Bones was the best in MKDS, and in my opinion, the best in MKWii. There are so many bikes and karts that he can use to his advantage, and for all the unappreciated lightweights (who I love) Dry Bones really stands out

Baby Luigi

To me he is the cutest baby character, very helpful when using bullet bike, booster seat, and the falcon one. He is overall badass and when I unlocked him I never was any character afterwards.

I had to get a new wii but on my old one baby luigi let me beat rainbow road time trial in 2:54!
(I used the blue falcon witch he rules with). To me baby luigi is the best!

I just think baby luigi and the quacker are the best combo Mario kart has ever seen. With baby luigi there it never slows down

Tied with baby mario for heaviest lightweight, but he has an impressive speed boost.

Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super ...read more.

First let me explain some concepts of mario kart characters, then I will describe why dry bowser is the best. In mariokart wii the characters don't matter at all, the karts determain everything, but certain karts are only available to certain characters, therefore characters have a very slight impact. There are three weight catagories, small, middle, and heavy karts. Small karts are slower but have better acceleration and agility, middle karts have ok everything, and heavy karts are fast but can accelerate or turn worth crap. Characters are also identified through weight, and small karts are only availible to small characters, middle karts to middle characters etc. So, no matter who your best character is, you are just as good at using one in three other charaters. Dry Bowser is a heavy character, so I would be just as good with Bowser, Diddy Kong, etc. (they are all heavy characters) So what this list really comes down to is, who looks the coolist, even though Dry Bowser has no ...more

How is Yoshi above this bruiser? Damn, "Yoshi is incredibly cute? " I don't think that a character's "cuteness" makes up for the fact that they have NO good stats whatsoever (character boosts). Dry Bowser, however, has a great weight boost, and is one of the coolest characters in the game. Plus, it takes skill to unlock him, so if you're playing as him, people can tell you have skills.

Dry Bowser is awesome. He is very hard to unlock unlike all the other characters which are either easy to unlock or are already available. So just using dry Bowser shows that you have some serious skills. Also he has got to be one of the coolest coolest characters in all of the Mario universe. Did I mention he is Awesome?

Dry Bowser is an absolute boss on WiFi, give him a Flame Runner
and he will dominate with it's huge speed, weight and drifting ability.
If you have a mushroom in your hands, run into the person in front of you
and laugh as they fly off stage. It is also super hard to unlock Dry Bowser,
just using him will show you have skill. Just try him, and you will never
go back to that Baby Mario + Booster Seat combo again.

Daisy Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Why are you talking about Peach and Rosalina again? Daisy is Daisy, and doesn't need you comparing her to anybody else. Plus, I don't believe in the word 'girly'.

Daisy is the best character in the medium weight class. She offers a +4 bonus on speed, making her better than any other character, as most of the other stats are irrelevant compared to speed.

If you don’t have funky Kong and the flame wheeler unlocked, you will play as Daisy with the zip zip. I guarantee it.
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What I like about her is that she's not really girly and absolutely NOT a Damsel in distress.
She's really cool and strong in many games in my opinion (ex: Mario Kart)
I've had enough of seeing Peach everywhere on Mario games.
Compared to Peach, she isn't annoying and we don't get bored pretty quickly of her.

Toad Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has ...read more.

I'm sorry, but Toad should not be up here. For all you noobs out there who think acceleration is important, guess what: it's not. In Mario Kart Wii, stand-still mini-turbos (SSMTs) will get you back to your TOP SPEED in 2 seconds. Acceleration is completely irrelevant when your speed stat is second to none. It's better to be at a high speed stat after two seconds than to be at a low speed stat after 1 second.

He is the king of Mario Kart! Although most think Funky Kong is much faster than this little mushroom, for scientific reasons, they are all wrong. Let me explain: 1: Toad has the best acceleration in the game, and you need acceleration to get to high speeds. 2: Toad is a lightweight, so he'll whizz as he's not putting much pressure on the kart/bike he is using. Finally, 3: Toad, in the actual games (like NEW Super Mario Bros. Wii) He is always the quickest dude on the block, and Funky Kong is quite slow when running, which is rather shocking. I found out all of this from my general knowledge and scientific research.

Speed doesn't even matter if you can't even reach the speed. But acceleration lets you reach a reasonable speed. Toad is the best because of his acceleration, which others cannot match. Others have good speed, but is pointless without acceleration to reach that speed. Toad can do accelerate like mad and he is AWESOME

Toad is so underrated and overlooked it isn't even funny. He is always my main character, but he just can't compete with Yoshi. Get the disturbingly green cannibalistic Kirby wannabe out of first place and put the personified mushroom in first, please.

Princess Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario ...read more.

Peach and Yoshi are the cutest characters. Peach has cool pink cars and she says "oh next time" if she loses. Though I like Mario but its his fault Peach is always kidnapped. He is too late to defend her.

I just love Peach, lately I've been choosing either her or Yoshi. I always play time trials with her. Though I do adore Daisy, I haven't had the chance to play her, so, as of now, YOU GO PEACH!

Peach. My friend and I have cosplayed as her a few times. Not only is she good at mario kart wii mach bike but she is also a little prettier than daisy. (sorry daisy, no offense, but peach wins this time)

Only vote for Peach.
Peach beats them all and she is the best.
She is very fast and nobody can beat
Her, if she has the Match-Bike (Mach-Bike).

Peach forever

Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super ...read more.

No! This stupid fat Italian plumber Sucks. He is so average. There are better characters to use. His stats suck.Every time I have him on my team I automatically quit because he doesn't help at all he is always in last. And Stop saying that he is the best because he started the franchise. That doesn't mean he's a good character. Vote for Luigi. Luigi is better and will always be. Luigi deserves to be at least higher than this Italian idiot. More like #1

Stop saying Mario is the best character just because he started the franchise. That doesn't make him a good character. He is so overrated and his stats suck. I'd rather play as any body else. Even fat Wario because he is heavy so he is faster and can knock people off. There are better characters to use than this fat Italian idiot plumber.

Mario's Speed and Jump might be lower than Yoshi who I prefer to use but I find Mario should be ranked around 4th or higher. They Top the characters according to their Stats, not about being the main character or whatsoever.

Mario's Speed and Jump might be Yoshi who I prefer to use but I find Mario should be ranked around 4th or higher. They Top the characters according to their Stats, not about being the main character or whatsoever

Luigi Luigi is a character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario franchise, ...read more.

Luigi is my favorite just because I can always win using Luigi if I'm playing in manual. I also really like yoshi, toad, dry Bowser, and waluigi.

I can relate to luigi way too much. I'm clumsy, I'm scared, but I'm also protective over my loved ones,

I love Luigi but the person that said I like Waluigi as well waluigi is Luigi's rival

Luigi time! He is my super all time favorite Mario character

The Contenders
Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010. Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.

Rosalina is hawt! She is kind, classy, motherly, funny, tomboyish, heroic entertaining, smart, grudgeless, good-tempered, helpful, motherly, montone, remorseful & epic!

Princess Peach, on the other hand is rude, erubescent, overwhelmed, cowardly, evil, bull, unkind, forcible, bossy, grudge-holding, whiny, spoiled, annoying, stealing, never prospering, on steroids, prissy, ungrateful, two-sided, fussy, aggressive, growling, short-tempered, silly, manipulative, psychotic & stubborn.
Rosalina should've replaced Princess Peach since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but she would've been too mysterious! Seriously? People know her just fine!

Rosalina is truly an awesome character. In order to unlock her, you have to get at least one star rank for ALL the mirror mode cups, so it takes skill. I also loved her in Super Mario Galaxy and she's such a good sport when she loses, simply stating, "Oh, well. Next time. " She's also the only large girl, so you can go super fast and not have to be fat Wario.

Where do I begin? Rosalina is BEAST! In my opinion using her in the Flame Flyer Or The Bowser Bike/Flame Runner is amazing, but the Twinkle/Shooting Star is also a great combo. Making her appearance from Super Mario Galaxy she is quite unique. She is hardest character to unlock in the game as you have get 1 star in all mirror unless you have Galaxy.

Why do people feel the need to hate on the best character in the Mario Kart series AKA Daisy to make themselves feel better about this matronly, boring woman. She's not inspiring, she's dull. She feels old before her time. She's just an all around "eh." Just...not much there. She's also big which makes her slow and her dress makes her look pregnant.

Mii

Should be number 3 on the list stats wise if large or medium weight. One of the most underrated characters in the game. Better than Yoshi with the mach bike. I can even beat some Funky's and Daisy's online too!

The Mii is the best character because you can customize everything about him/her-the face, the weight class, (and if you have Mii outfit B) their clothes. Also Miis are actually very good characters in performance, too, especially at weight Medium.

Awesome character! Best part is that with the mii, the possibilities of your
Character will be endless.

This should be higher than Peach! Peach shouldn't even be on the list because she sucks! Mii is awesome!

Toadette Toadette is a character in the Mario series. She is a female Toad who first appeared in the Nintendo GameCube video game Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Toadette is a very good Mario Kart Wii character because she gets a boost for off-road and speed, and she's lightweight so most of her karts/bikes have good acceleration so if you get hit by a pesky blue shell, you'll recover in time.

She is super cute! But even if she wasn't, she is a fast character who is good for off-road courses. If she is hit by a blue shell or a red shell or anything else, she can easily recover and go back to first in no time!

Toadette and Funky are my fave characters in the game. With an amazing off road boost and a legendary accelaration, there is no reason to dislike her.
Plus she is undeniably cute.
Come on people lets send toadette to no. 1! (or funky)

She's my main, basically my Mario Kart Ulala (she's my main in Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing). I'd highly recommend using her with the Tiny Titan or Booster Seat.

Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopas, or just simply Koopas, known in Japan as Nokonoko, are a fictional race of turtle or tortoise-like creatures from the Mario series, as well as its sister Yoshi series.

Koopa is a lightweight and he has the worst karts but he is the only character in the lightweights that goes faster in the marina courses with the cheep cheep car. Pick Koopa, Daisy, or the blue dress princess and I garuntee you'll win the game.

I love using K.T. I am the type of racer who uses High Acceleration and High Maneuverability so I don't really need to have the Fastest Car. This cat is the bomb!

I love koopa troopa! Forget about that son of a gun Mario! Koopa troopa is the best!

Loops has always been my favorite even though it's not the fastest or best to play with

Bowser Jr Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

Come on, everyone, make this higher! Bowser Jr. Is my all-time favourite character in not just the whole of video games, but in the history of all fictional media! He's cute and mischievous, so please vote!

When I do a single player Vs. match in Mario Kart wii, I play a team race as Bowser Jr with Dry Bones and Koopa Troopa on my team. That is just the way I do things. I like Dry Bones and Koopa Troopa!

Honey Queen or Lakitu must take his position. He was a manipulative cheater in Mario Party 9. Totally crap! He deserves #1 worst instead of best, even if you race as him in the rapide or nitrocycle.

Bowser Jr. Is my favorite character and he has the best cars, he is the fastest one when I play him and I think that he should be #2

Diddy Kong Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

I love to play as Diddy Kong with the Sprinter and the Super Blooper because he helps them in the stats they aren't good in. He's always been my favorite character because he's a chimp and it's fun to watch him do those back flips.

How is Peach above Diddy? I used diddy to unlock a lot of characters and vehicles. Make him higher. Take peach off She suck

Come on, people. Make this higher! He is cute and heroic. So please take him up to #4. Funky Kong is #3.

How is Peach higher than Diddy Kong? Peach sucks. Diddy Kong should swap places with Peach.

Baby Mario

Baby Mario is my favorite cause he has Mini Beast and Bit Bike, the two best vehicles in the whole game, I always win as him. Rock on Baby Mario!

Baby Mario is the best one to use he super fast! Baby Mario should be first ten yoshi then koopa troopa

If this is not good its ok I'm only 13.

He should be number 1 he has mini best and bullet bike and the bit bike witch is one of his best bikes!

Agreed he is so cute and underrated. I don't care what other people say, think he is awesome

King Boo King Boo is the leader of all the Boos, and the main antagonist in both Luigi's Mansion and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

He's the easiest to unlock making him beneficial (cause Dry Bowser is incredibly hard) because he's helped me kick everyone's asses. He may not seem fast but his handling is incredible. Also, I think some people have noticed this, King Boo is easily the lightest of the Large chAracters which helps. 10/10

In my opinion, King Boo is not the easiest to unlock, that would be Birdo. All you have to do is play 16 courses on time trials (you start with 16 courses) and complete them.

I unlocked most of my characters because of him! Mainly the harder ones to unlock like Rosalina (the hard way) and dry Bowser. He rocks!

King Boo rocks! He is better than Bowser Jr, honey queen, pink gold peach, tanooki Mario, link, the 5 babies, and cat peach combined. He is better than Dry Bones too!

Now everybody King boo is a really hard one to get just playing as him everyone will know you have skill and make them nervous

Baby Daisy Baby Daisy is the infant version of the major character in the Mario Bros . franchise, Princess Daisy . She is known for her appearances as a playable character in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 . She is also found as a playable character in Super Mario Sluggers for the Wii .

I have played her many times and besides how light she is, she is a really good character. Plus, she is so much less annoying than baby peach.

I love this baby, she is so cute and adorable, she is my 2nd favorite mario kart character. I don't get why so many people hate her. Anyways I don't care if they dislike my coment. I love baby daisy

Do people get uglier. Horrid screams. She is better than baby peach, only because she isn't so loud. But she looks happy, ready to make some poo

Baby daisy is in the top 3 for best babies 'cause he is adorable, fast and is the little version of awesome Daisy!

Waluigi Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows ...read more.

I'm gonna say OH YEAH WALUIGI TIME! waluigi the best in my opinion him and yoshi are the ones I use he most. He isn't in my Marino kart 7 because they didn't add him! That game sucks altogether metal Marino and honey queen GOD NO! Him and diddy should have got into that game. He's the third best for me to use after yoshi and surprisingly diddy Kong! So You Better fear because WALUiGIS iN TOWN!

He's a large-weight, so he gets a weight bonus from his karts/bikes, PLUS he statistically has massive bonuses in drift, acceleration and off-road. What more could you ask for.

Waluigi always pisses me off when he knocked me off the sky with his Piranha Prowler kart in Rainbow Road. I wanted to punch that son of a piston.

No matter what you say, it's waluigi time and you know it.
That's literally the reason.
Waluigi is the best.
Because he's waluigi.
I'm really biased here aren't I?

Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

Funky Kong, lakitu, rosalina, honey queen, or shy guy can outnumber Bowser. He never will shut up his evil laugh when I play as dry bones in the blue falcon. That is why he deserves a number 3 in the worst list. Too many Bowser heredity clones: Bowser jr, regular Bowser, and skeleton Bowser.

Oh no Bowser laughed at you. It's not like he's the main villain or anything

King Bowser, he is the king. He needs to be hailed. How can you like Dry Bowser over Bowser? People bash Bowser, yet pick Dry Bowser. FYI, they are the same person. Dry Bowser is simply a undead version of the king himself, Bowser. I've always picked Bowser in every game. Mario Kart, Smash, Parties etc.

Come on Bowser is awesome, cool, and fast. He is the best Mario character ever, even in Mario kart. He is slow in other games but he is fastest in Mario kart.

Bowser is so EVIL AND RUDE to all characters including his greatest enemy Yoshi. So he doesn't deserve to be in the TOP 10

Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

He is better than any other Mario WII guy, he has the speed and will have u pinning of the map

I love Donkey Kong! He is awesome. He is the only character that I ever use.

Come on! The first Mario game was named Donkey Kong! Make him higher, guys!

He is my favoroute character because is one of the fastest and he does awesome trick

Petey

This one is not a correct item for this list

Isn't in the game

Not in the game!

well he was in double dash.

Birdo Birdo is a dinosaur that is well known for her (or his) confused Gender. It was originally stated that Birdo was a male who believed he was a female, but this was changed in later games. Birdo is commonly referred to as a girl, however, they are in a relationship with Yoshi. Birdo first appeared in ...read more.

How is Birdo the worst medium? It is a boy, it is a girl! WHATEVER! Why does everyone care so much about GENDER? Gender and voices don't make a character it is personality and who is good or not! Anyways you can all blame Birdo for worst characters and not yoshi? Because basically Birdo protects the egglings and got her nose cut off in a battle, besides the nose gives Birdo more power and for yoshi he needs birdo or else he'll have blind and deaf shy guy and babies.

Everyone is so judgemenatl when Birdo does anything. It's a boy... Or girl? Does that even matter? It is about how good the character is and let me explain what Birdo does for the other girl characters.
Peach - Peach nearly does NOTHING! If Pauline were here Maerio wouldn't look babyish with this Peach chixks who everuone loves so much.
Daisy - Daisy nearly does nothing too, shes captured by Tatanga.
Rosalina - Rosalina nearly does nothing also. She just tries tio copy Peach.
Toadette - Toadette can barely be a character she needs like another girl on her side.
Baby Daisy - This baby has no reason to be in on Mafro.
Baby Peach - Just like Peach except this one can't stop crying ever!

Rosalina sucks because she cheats and birdo is original she is from like the super mario bros super show! Birdo is ugly but she is powerful and SHE is great to play as. Today dialogue states Birdo as a SHE

She is easy to unlock and comes with creative veichles. Birdo or Toad, I would say Birdo because I have fun doing automatic and manual and putting her in the Sprinter and Mach Bike.

Shy Guy

Why are people adding fake choices? This one wasn't a Mario Kart Wii character!

He wasn't in Mario kart Wii because funky kong or baby daisy replaced him, duncebucket!

But I think shy guy is amazing

He is a poo poo

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