Luigi aids his older twin brother Mario in his numerous quests to save the kidnapped Peach from Bowser (although he likes Princess Daisy. Guess he's just a nice, helpful guy) in the Super Mario games.

Since his first appearance in Mario Bros., Luigi has co-starred (and even been the main character in games such as Luigi's Mansion) in the preceding titles, including the widely-known Mario Kart series. He is a playable character in every installment. Mach 8 is his signature kart according to a trailer. He also has his own series of games called Luigi's Mansion.


Luigi is noticeably taller than his brother, Mario, and he is also a little bit leaner. And also, a bit heavier. Yeah, he works out. They both have Italian accents. Luigi wears brown shoes and overalls like Mario, but Luigi's overalls are noticeably a darker shade of blue. Luigi has a green long-sleeved shirt and wears white gloves. The first 3 Mario & Luigi games also confirm that Luigi has red-striped socks that look like candy canes. He has a brown mustache and reddish brown hair. And he has his own special green hat with his initial (L) on it.

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Appearances in Mario Kart games

Karts and Bikes

Staff Ghost Tracks

* - Retro track


To see Luigi's gallery, click here.


  • Furious that the "Year of Luigi" was declared over, the green-clad plumber is hitting the tracks with some serious attitude. A meme has emerged where images and clips depict Luigi giving his now famous 'Death Stare' at other opponents as he drives past them, usually after hitting them with an item.[1]
    • The meme was referenced in Paper Mario: Color Splash once Mario, Huey, and Luigi reach Black Bowser's Castle, Huey references the meme by mentioning the death stare.
    • Videos of this meme were often paired with the song Ridin'

They see Luigi rollin', they hate it...

First time Nintendo ever referenced a meme, you don't get that very often...

  • Luigi is one of the six characters to appear in every Mario Kart installment, along with Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, and Bowser.
  • Luigi is voiced by Charles Martinet who also Voiced His Brother, Mario


Super Mario Kart racers
Light PeachToadKoopa Troopa
Medium MarioLuigiYoshi
Heavy BowserDonkey Kong Jr.
Mario Kart 64 racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Super Circuit racers
Light PeachToadYoshi
Medium MarioLuigi
Heavy BowserWarioDonkey Kong
Mario Kart: Double Dash racers
Light Baby MarioBaby LuigiToadToadetteKoopa TroopaKoopa ParatroopaDiddy KongBowser Jr.
Medium MarioLuigiPeachDaisyYoshiBirdoWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserKing BooPetey Piranha
Mario Kart DS racers
Light ToadPeachYoshiDry BonesShy Guy+
Medium MarioLuigiDaisyWaluigi
Heavy WarioDonkey KongBowserR.O.B.
+ - denotes to Download Play.
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.
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