Koopa Troopa appears as a common enemy in the Super Mario series. Marching across the terrain, Koopa Troopa constantly tries to catch Mario before he can rescue Peach, but cowers away in his shell when Mario steps on him. A pretty good defense tactic, actually, 'cause Mario might forget where he is, possibly.

Koopa Troopa is a playable character in five of the eight Mario Kart games, first in Super Mario Kart (1992), and then skipping around until his latest game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He is always in the Light class.


Koopa Troopa is one of Bowser's allies who tries to stop Mario in his quest to save Princess Peach. However, some Koopas aid Mario on his quest, like Koopa The Quick in Super Mario 64. Koopa Troopa sports green boots. His legs, arms, tail, and head are all yellow in color. He has bright, white eyes, and he is encased in a green shell. Koopa Troopa is mad that other racers use Koopas as items. He is a great driver, too.


Console games

Game Availability
Super Mario Kart Check mark
Mario Kart 64 X mark
Mario Kart: Super Circuit X mark
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Check mark
Mario Kart DS X mark
Mario Kart Wii Check mark
Mario Kart 7 Check mark
Mario Kart 8 (including Deluxe) Check mark

Symbol Meaning
Check mark Available
X mark Unavailable


Koopa Troopa is unavailable in the Mario Kart Arcade GP series.

Super Mario Kart

Koopa Troopa was present on the first Mario Kart game. In the game's two immediate sequels, Wario replaced Koopa Troopa.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Koopa Troopa returns in this release. By default, he partners with Paratroopa, who is solely available in this game.

Mario Kart Wii

After his absence from Mario Kart DS, Koopa Troopa returns in the Wii game.

Mario Kart 7

This marks Koopa Troopa's first appearance as a playable character in a handheld release. As with Super Mario Kart and his other previous appearances, he is available by default, replacing Wario in the starting characters for this release. Wario, however, is unlockable in this game and in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Mario Kart 8 (including Deluxe)

Koopa Troopa is playable in this release.