The Mario Kart Arcade series of games are official Mario Kart games only available in arcades. These games are co-developed by Bandi Namco Entertainment. The items, vehicles, cups, and gameplay differ greatly from the traditional Mario Kart games. These games are also notable for featuring non-Nintendo characters such as PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN, and Blinky from the PAC-MAN series of games by Bandai Namco. Mamemetchi from Tamagotchi and Don-chan from Taiko no Tatsujin have also appeared.
Daisy cameos and references are present in the first three Mario Kart arcade games, but Daisy herself wasn't playable until she was added as a downloadable character in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.
Mario Kart Arcade GP Edit
The Daisy Cruiser appears in the background of Mario Beach. This version of the cruiser looks similar to the one from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, however there are some notable differences. This cruiser has red stripes on the side instead of orange. The image on the side is also different like the inscription, indeed in this series it is written "Daisy Cruiser" whereas in the main Mario Kart series it is written "Princess Daisy". This cruiser is also quite shorter, having only two masts instead of three.
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Edit
Mario Beach returns from the previous installment. The Daisy Cruiser still appears in the background.
Daisy appears during the award ceremony in the bottom-left corner:
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Edit
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Daisy appears on a billboard in the Splash Circuit course, she has her own sponsor called 'Princess Daisy'. This same billboard can be spotted several times throughout the course.
Daisy was confirmed to be playable in June 2017 through a Japanese video game magazine. The update that includes her in the game is scheduled to release in Japan in June, but it's unknown when she'll be available overseas. The update has also included the Namco stages into the Grand Prix mode. She was previously teased alongside Metal Mario and Rosalina, who were added before her. Daisy is the fifth downloadable character added into the game.
Daisy is currently only playable in Japanese arcade cabinets of the game. She, along with King Boo, is not yet playable in International versions of the game.
While the game doesn't have any official weight classes, Daisy has balanced stats along with Mario, Luigi, and PAC-MAN. This is the third Mario Kart game where Daisy's stats differ from Peach's, the first being Mario Kart DS and the second being Mario Kart Wii due to characters having bonus stats.
A potential Daisy course, Daisy Hills, was possibly hinted at in an old teaser scan for the game, but it's unknown if that course or a Daisy Cup will be added.