The Shooting Star is Mario's second original kart in Mario Kart DS, the first being Standard MR and the third B Dasher. Just like the other unlockable karts, the player has to get a gold trophy on every cup in Nitro Grand Prix on 100cc to unlock it.
The Shooting Star is a small kart that resembles a comet. The front is shaped like a yellow star and features a yellow zigzag behind where Mario sits. It features good speed, handling, and drift. It is also the lightest kart in the game, making it easy for it to be knocked around by heavier karts, and its selection of items is rather low. However, it features high acceleration tied with the Light Tripper. Its speed is tied with that of the Light Dancer and the Zipper and has the same drift and handling as the Gold Mantis.
- Speed: 6.5/10
- Acceleration: 7/10
- Weight: 3/10
- Handling: 6/10
- Drift: 6/10
- Items: 3/10
- Shooting Star (Mario Kart Wii) - information on this kart's reappearance in Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart DS karts First Kart Standard MR • Standard LG • Standard PC • Standard YS • Standard TD • Standard DK • Standard WR • Standard BW • Standard DS • Standard DB • Standard WL • Standard RB Second Kart B Dasher • Poltergust 4000 • Royale • Egg 1 • Mushmellow • Rambi Rider • Brute • Tyrant • Power Flower • Banisher • Gold Mantis • ROB-BLS Third Kart Shooting Star • Streamliner • Light Tripper • Cucumber • 4-Wheel Cradle • Wildlife • Dragonfly • Hurricane • Light Dancer • Dry Bomber • Zipper • ROB-LGS