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Where’s Wario? – Mario Kart 7

Posted by Staryu On August - 29 - 2011 4 Comments

Looking through recent screenshots and videos, Wario is no where to be seen. In the first Mario Kart in series, Super Mario Kart included Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Koopa Troopa, Bowser and Donkey Kong Jr. all as playable characters. After a couple years, they released Mario Kart 64, and replaced Koopa Troopa and Donkey Kong Jr. with Wario and Donkey Kong. Now, interestingly enough, they say Wario “stole” Koopa Troopa’s Kart, and Koopa was not seen for a while. After Mario Kart: Super Circuit, he re-appeared in Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii.

Koopa Troopa in Mario Kart 7, racing on DS Luigi’s Mansion.

Now in Mario Kart 7, Koopa Troopa has been confirmed as a playable character. Now, when we look at the screenshots and most importantly, the video Nintendo released, Wario is no where to be seen. No other characters other than Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, DonkeyKong, Koopa and Mii (obviously) were shown to be playable. Now, if Wario replaced Koopa in Mario Kart 64, could Koopa finally be replacing Wario after all this time? I mean, it’s not to say he’s not an unlockable or he won’t be a last-minute add-on, but from what we’ve seen, he doesn’t seem to be anywhere. That’s why I’m suspicious since he has been around since the 64 days. I think this could potentially affect the series if he’s not in it. Wario has been around since Mario Kart 64, and even if you don’t pick him, you gotta admit, without his presence, it’ll feel weird and slightly sad to see him just not there.  Closing Comments? So far, Wario is no where to be seen in Mario Kart 7. Unless he’s unlockable or last minute add-on, I’m afraid it looks like Wario will be missing out on Mario Kart 7. We hope to see him return and become playable.


Screenshots of Mario Kart 7 by Mario Wiki

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4 Responses so far.

  1. brandon says:

    I won’t buy the game unless Wario is in it. If nintendo doesn’t realize Wario as a main character by now, they’re hopeless. I’m already not buying wii games anymore because of their refusal to publish The Last Story in the US (at least til Mario Party 9), so if they don’t put Wario in this I might switch solely to Sony.

  2. MC Ballyhoo says:

    Where did you get that information from? Well, if you ask me, Koopa Troopa and wario should be in the game too, replacing no body in the game. However, did you know kamek or Magikoopa was meant to be a character in Mario Kart 64, then later Nintendo replace him with Donkey Kong.

  3. billy says:

    Wario is in it, but… As a unlockable. D:

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