|Mario Kart: Double Dash!!|
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Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the fourth game in the Mario Kart series. This game was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003. This game was the first appearance of Princess Daisy in the Mario Kart series.
Daisy is one of sixteen default characters, and she is in the middleweight class along with Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Birdo, and Waluigi. Middleweight racers generally have balanced stats, so Daisy can be considered to be an All Around racer. Unlike all the other Mario Kart games, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! has two characters per kart. Daisy's teammate is her best friend Peach, and this is the second game in the Mario franchise where Daisy and Peach are default partners. In 50cc and 100cc Grand Prix races, Daisy and Peach as CPU racers are always teamed up unless the player picks one of them and not the other. In 150cc and 150cc Mirror Grand Prix races, the teams are randomized.
Daisy received her own course in this game: Daisy Cruiser. Daisy Cruiser is the first course named after Daisy.
Daisy Cruiser is the third course in the Flower Cup, following Mario Circuit and preceding before Waluigi Stadium.
The racers start on the top deck. There is a right turn that leads into a metal road, where the first batch of item boxes appear. After the item boxes, there is a staircase to the left of the metal road that leads to a circular pool with an image of Daisy. Racers should try to not fall into the pool.
There is another staircase that leads downhill and towards the left. After the left turn, their is a straight path that leads to the dining room. The tables slide from left to right. Some item boxes are also sliding around in this room.
After the dining room there is a right turn and then a left turn. There are item boxes to the left and a hole to the right. The hole leads to the engine room, which has a cannon that sends the racers to the bow area of the course. Avoiding the hole and taking the normal route leads to a couple more turns before returning outside and onto the bow of the ship. There is a U-turn to the right which leads to a straight path. There are some life-savers that the racers may bump into. Finally, there is a staircase that leads to the finish line.
The life-savers only appear in Grand Prix and Time Trial mode. They are absent in Multiplayer versus races.
The Daisy Cruiser can be seen in Peach Beach (in the Mushroom Cup) and on Yoshi Circuit (in the Star Cup).
Daisy Cruiser reappears in Mario Kart 7 as a retro course. It is the third course of the Leaf Cup.
Other Features Edit
Daisy has her own unlockable kart, the Bloom Coach. It is similar to Peach's Heart Coach, but it is orange and has Daisy's trademark flowers instead of hearts. The Bloom Coach is unlocked by beating the 50cc Flower Cup. If the Bloom Coach isn't unlocked yet, Daisy uses the Heart Coach for her kart. The Bloom Coach has good speed, acceleration, and steering, but it is the lightest medium kart in the game, and its weight is tied with the lightweight karts Koopa Dasher and Para-Wing. The lightweight kart Barrel Train is even capable of pushing around the Bloom Coach and Green Fire.
The Bloom Coach actually accelerates the quickest of all the three star acceleration karts, and it also has a faster top speed that's tied with the Turbo Birdo.
- Speed: 3
- Acceleration: 3
- Weight: 2
In Mario Kart: Double Dash, each character received unique items, shared by their default partner. As an example, Mario and Luigi both shared the Fireball item. Peach and Daisy together share a special item called the heart. While the heart is Peach and Daisy's special item, it can also be used by Petey Piranha and King Boo (who are able to use any special item).
This is also where her infamous line "Hi I'm Daisy!" was first heard, this line would be reused in some of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games games.
In this game, every character has their own icon, which is displayed at the side of the screen to indicate which teams are driving at the front. During development, Daisy had had three different icons. The first icon appeared in a screenshot from April 2003. One month later, at E3 2003, a video presentation of the game was shown. This time, Daisy's icon appears to be slightly turned, which gives her a slightly more center-faced position. Most other characters had exactly the same icon as a month before. Six months later the game was released, and many of the icons we updated, including Daisy's one. In the final game, her icon is turned once again, giving us a front quarter view of her face.
☀ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! introduced 11 new playable characters, the most amount of new characters in a Mario Kart game until Mario Kart 8 if including the new DLC characters. Daisy is the only one of these characters which has appeared as a playable character in every main Mario Kart game since. Daisy is only absent from Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, although these games were not made by Nintendo and are considered separate from Nintendo's Mario Karts.
☀ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the first game to show Daisy with abilities involving hearts.
☀ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the first Mario game in which Daisy Cruiser is present. It reappeared in Mario Kart 7.
☀ The Daisy Cruiser can be seen on the sea in Peach Beach but only in Time Trial mode. In Grand Prix mode the boat isn't there.
☀ Peach Beach and Daisy Cruiser share the same music.