|Mario Kart 7|
|Statistics||Depends on the chosen vehicle|
Mario Kart 7, the seventh installment of the Mario Kart series (ninth if you count the Mario Kart Arcade games), was released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. Like in Mario Kart Wii, Daisy must be unlocked before she can become playable. To unlock her, the player must win a gold cup in the 150cc Mushroom Cup. Interestingly, Wario must also be unlocked in this game, where Daisy comes before Wario on the character select screen, and is chronologically the first character to be unlocked in the game. Unlike the previous entry in the series, there are no bikes in this game. Daisy is a Lightweight character in this game (a weight class that weighs between Featherweight and Middleweights), alongside Peach and Yoshi. This game does not have any hidden stat bonus, classifying Daisy as an all around character type in respect to her Lightweight class.
Daisy Hills Edit
Daisy's third course in the Mario Kart series is introduced under the name Daisy Hills. It seems to take inspiration from alpine and Austrian landscapes. In Time Trial mode, Daisy is used as the staff ghost for this course.
Daisy Cruiser Edit
Daisy Cruiser, which was originally from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, returns as a retro track as the third track of the Leaf Cup. Modifications have been implemented, which include the orange cones on the left road at the initial start of the track now being removed, which means players can now drive on it. The player can now also drive inside the pool near the beginning of the course, which was previously inaccessible. Inside the cruiser, the once empty basement is now flooded with water along with aquatic creatures. In Time Trial mode, the Staff Ghost for this course features a Nintendo representative racing as Daisy.
New sponsors make an appearance in this game. In particular, in Daisy Hills, towards the top of the village, there are two sponsors side by side. The one on the left reads 'Princess Daisy', while the one on the right reads 'Daisy Kart', with reused artwork from Mario Party 6 alongside a 'Daisy Candy', reused from Mario Kart Wii.
Other Features Edit
The Birthday Girl is Princess Peach's, Princess Daisy's, Honey Queen's and Rosalina's signature kart. Daisy's unique coloration for this kart is orange at the top of the vehicle and has a yellow underside with white spots.
Similarly, the Peach's Parasol glider is originally in Peach's colors, however the other females in the game also receive unique colors; Daisy's coloration is a light orange. The white remains where it was located on the original Peach's Parasol.
In addition to her unique coloration for the Peach's Parasol, Daisy is given her own glider as well. This marks the first appearance of the Flower Glider.
This game features a rival system, which works a little differently than the rival system in Super Mario Kart. Each character has two consistent rivals that appear whenever that character is selected in the Grand Prix. There is also an occasional third rival that appears. Daisy's two main rivals are Peach and Wario, with her third rival being Luigi. He appears as the second rival for Daisy until Wario is unlocked.
Every character in the game receives a Pipe Frame With that specific coloration. Daisy of course receives her own.
See the Mario Kart 7: Gallery.
☀ The Sponge wheels could be a reference to Daisy due to their appearance.
☀ When asked about Waluigi's exclusion from Mario Kart 7, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that he didn't want to use characters who were considered as "cult classics". This could possibly mean that Daisy has priority over Waluigi as Daisy was included in the game's final roster while Waluigi was not.
☀ When playing as Luigi in Grand Prix mode, Daisy will always be a front runner, this feature is also used in Mario Kart 8.