Gold Mario is the powerful (and valuable) alternate form of the Italian plumber, Mario. He traces his origin to New Super Mario Bros. 3DS. This 14-karat character has been enhanced by the Gold Flower, first seen in New Super Mario Bros. 2, which enables him to cast gilded fireballs that turn almost any block or enemy into glistening Coins.
He returned as an unlockable playable character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In this game, he's just an alternate skin of Metal Mario rather than a separate character. To unlock him, you need to win all 200cc Cups.
As with past metallic incarnations of Mario Kart racers, Gold Mario shares the same height, clothes, and features of red and blue Mario. His boots, overalls, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and cap are still present, but now all of them are solid gold, through and throug. The characteristics of his form, such as the overalls buttons, "M" emblem on his hat, and moustache can be seen, but they now share the same rich yellow colour, reducing their visibility to others. He could be a Mario painted with gold paint.
Gold (Au, atomic mass of 107) is an incredibly dense metal, and being completely composed of it will transfer into some serious weight. So, Gold Mario leans toward the speed side, but suffers in the other categories...
|Stat Name||Stat Value|
Staff Ghost Tracks
* - Retro track
- Amazingly, Gold Mario is the first racer to be a pallet swap of a pallet swap (He is based on Metal Mario, who in turn is based on regular Mario).
- Gold Mario is extremely valuable because gold is a really valuable metal, being $37,323,992 per ton. He is worth anywhere from $3,545,779,240 to $4,366,907,064.
- He is the only unlockable racer in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
- In Mario Kart Tour, he can only be played in Coin Rush mode.
|Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers|
|Light||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Baby Rosalina • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Shy Guy • Lakitu • Larry Koopa • Wendy O. Koopa • Lemmy Koopa • Isabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Ludwig von Koopa • Iggy Koopa • Tanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*|
|Heavy||Wario • Waluigi • Donkey Kong • Rosalina • Bowser • Roy Koopa • Morton Koopa Jr. • Metal Mario • Pink Gold Peach • Link+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*|
|+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.|