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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.

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 Lightweight 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 Yes
Mario Kart 64 X mark.png
Mario Kart: Super Circuit X mark.png
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Yes
Mario Kart DS X mark.png
Mario Kart Wii Yes
Mario Kart 7 Yes
Mario Kart 8 (including Deluxe) Yes
Mario Kart Tour Yes

Symbol Meaning
Yes Available
X mark.png 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.

Staff Ghosts

*Retro Track

Super Mario Kart racers
Light PeachToadKoopa Troopa
Medium MarioLuigiYoshi
Heavy BowserDonkey Kong Jr.
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart Wii characters
Small Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyToadToadetteKoopa TroopaDry Bones
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Large WarioWaluigiDonkey KongBowserKing BooRosalinaFunky KongDry Bowser
Mario Kart 7 racers
Feather ToadKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakitu
Light PeachDaisyYoshi
Medium MarioLuigiMii
Cruiser Donkey KongRosalinaWiggler
Heavy WarioBowserMetal MarioHoney Queen
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaToadToadetteKoopa TroopaShy GuyLakituLarry KoopaWendy O. KoopaLemmy KoopaIsabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiLudwig von KoopaIggy KoopaTanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*
Heavy WarioWaluigiDonkey KongRosalinaBowserRoy KoopaMorton Koopa Jr.Metal MarioPink Gold PeachLink+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Mario Kart Tour characters
Normal Baby MarioBaby PeachBaby DaisyBaby RosalinaBaby LuigiKoopa TroopaShy GuyDry BonesIggyLarryLemmyLudwigMortonRoyWendy
Super MarioPeachYoshiDaisyYoshiToadToadetteRosalinaLuigiToad (Pit Crew)BowserDonkey KongDiddy KongLakituBowser Jr.WarioWaluigiKing BooBlack Shy GuyRed Koopa (Freerunning)Birdo
High-End (Regular) Metal MarioPeachetteDry Bowser
High-End (Spotlight) PaulineMario (Musician)Peach (Kimono)Mario (Hakama)Rosalina (Halloween)Peach (Vacation)Mario (Santa)Pink Gold PeachDaisy (Holiday Cheer)Yoshi (Reindeer)Pauline (Party Time)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Waluigi (Bus Driver)