|Mario Kart Wii|
|Weight class|| Medium (Daisy) |
Light (Baby Daisy)
|Statistics||Depends on the chosen vehicle|
Mario Kart Wii is the sixth game (eighth if you count the Mario Kart Arcade GP games) in the Mario Kart series. Similar to Mario Kart DS, Daisy is not playable by default, and must be unlocked before players can select her. Daisy can be unlocked by beating the 150cc Special Cup (no star rank needed) or by playing 2,850 races. This is the first Mario Kart game to include bikes as a vehicle. When Daisy rides on a bike, Daisy wears a biker outfit instead of her usual attire. The same applies with Peach and Rosalina.
Baby Daisy makes her debut in this game. Baby Daisy can be unlocked by earning star rankings on every 50cc Nitro Cup (Mushroom, Flower, Star, and Special). Unlike adult Daisy, Baby Daisy wears her regular outfit when riding on a bike.
Unlike previous Mario Kart games, Mario Kart Wii does not use weight classes and instead divides characters into size classes. Daisy is a Medium character while Baby Daisy is a Small character. Both have a hidden +1 speed stat bonus, classifying both Daisy and Baby Daisy as Speed characters for this game when compared to other characters in their size classes. Daisy has been used for several world records in Mario Kart Wii Time Trials, along with Funky Kong (The fastest character in the game).
This time around, Daisy owns her very own circuit, titled Daisy Circuit. The most prominent features of this course include the unique sunset beachside setting, with a small village encasing two giant golden statues on which one depicts Luigi and Princess Daisy dancing, holding hands. The other statue shows Baby Luigi and Baby Daisy, in a similar fashion holding each others' hands. This circuit doesn't have any obstacles outside of a few traffic cones (that cannot harm players), so the track is relatively easy. The circuit may have took inspiration from real-life "Circuit de Monaco". For more information, see Daisy Circuit.
Block Plaza Edit
Block Plaza, a new battle stage introduced in Mario Kart Wii, features four uprised platforms with statues of Mario, Luigi, Peach and Daisy, each on one of the four platforms. The statue for Daisy is located on the platform with a yellow colored border. The statues will sink into the ground when one minute remains in the battle.
In addition to the previous sponsor from Mario Kart DS reappearing, new sponsors that reference Princess Daisy appear. New sponsors include Daisy Candy, Princess Daisy and Daisy Circuit. The one from Mario Kart DS comes back in the same course (Delfino Plaza).
Other Features Edit
- Alongside other character's emblems such as Mario, Peach, and Luigi, Daisy's emblem can be seen on the obelisks which fall along the road in Dry Dry Ruins.
- Daisy is used for the staff ghosts for Daisy Circuit and Coconut Mall.
- Baby Daisy is used for the staff ghost for Moo Moo Meadows.
- Due to Daisy's hidden speed stat bonus, many players chose to play as Daisy online, since she was the second fastest character in the game (Funky Kong, also commonly seen online, being the first).
- In Daisy Circuit, yachts can be seen alongside the circuit. These yachts can be seen in other courses in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7. What is interesting, it is that on these yachts the shape of Daisy's emblem can be seen:
It could mean that all these yachts belong to Daisy or to one of her companies. A closer look:
☀Mario Kart Wii is the only Mario Kart game to give characters hidden stat boosts, so Daisy isn't given any significant hidden stat boosts to categorize her outside her general weight-class category in other Mario Kart games.
☀This is the first game in which Daisy wears her biker outfit.
☀This game marks the first appearance of Baby Daisy, who later appears in Mario Super Sluggers, Mario Kart 8, and the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.
☀The official Mario Kart Wii guide by Prima states that Daisy is Peach's cousin, however this has been proven false in many other games. The Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Prima guide also stated that Daisy and Peach were cousins.
See the Mario Kart Wii: Gallery