Mario Kart 7 Unlockables Guide for Karts & Kart Parts

2 December 2011
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Welcome to our Mario Kart 7 unlockables guide for karts & kart parts. Mario Kart 7 allows players to customize their Kart to their own liking by selecting from 18 different Karts, 16 different Wheels and Gliders, and 17 different characters, to create the exact racer you want!

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  • Mario Kart 7 Unlockables

    How To Unlock Karts & Parts?

    Karts and Parts (Wheels and Gliders) are unlocked by collecting Coins. Up to ten Coins can be collected on a single track, and you will find them scattered about each and every track from all the Cups. Collecting ten Coins increases your top speed, while getting hit by a projectile, ramming into a course hazard, or falling into a pit causes you to lose major Coinage (not good). Finish the race with Coins intact (preferably 10, the max you can collect) and they will be added to your total. You will then unlock a new Kart or Part once you finish the Cup for every 50 Coins that you collect.

    This means you’ll unlock a new Kart or Part at 50 Coins, 100 Coins, 150 Coins, 200 Coins, 250 Coins, 300 Coins, etc. Karts and Parts can be unlocked no matter what difficulty you are playing on, who you are playing as, or what Cup you are racing on. However you must complete a track and cross the finish line for the Coins to be added to your total. Thus, simply playing through the Grand Prix single-player mode starting at 50cc and working your way up through each Cup and then each difficulty (50cc, 100cc, 150cc) is the best way to unlock each and every Vehicle and Part, as you will collect 50 Coins about every four tracks, which is the exact amount of tracks found in each of the Cups! As an added tip, completing a cup on 150cc mode will unlock a new character!

    How Many Coins Are Needed To Unlock Every Kart, Wheel & Glider?

    This list provides you with exactly how many Coins you need to unlock each and every Kart, Wheel or Glider in the game! The list is just an example, because everyone unlocks the kart parts in a different order because it’s random. Mario Kart 7 contains 22 Karts and Parts in all! Simply start playing the game on 50cc then work your way up to 150cc and you’ll have all of them unlocked in no time! But remember to keep your focus on collecting those Coins! Coin collection is the key to unlocking Karts and Parts!

    The list shows how I unlocked the first 20 parts, you’ll unlock them in a different order:

    1. Red Monster Wheels – Unlock this Wheel by Collecting 50 Coins.
    2. Barrel Train Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 100 Coins.
    3. Zucchini Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 150 Coins.
    4. Koopa Clown Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 200 Coins.
    5. Swooper Glider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting 250 Coins.
    6. Pipe Frame Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 300 Coins.
    7. Tiny Tug Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 400 Coins.
    8. B Dasher Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 500 Coins.
    9. Cloud 9 Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 600 Coins.
    10. Bumble V Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 700 Coins.
    11. Peach Parasol Glider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting 800 Coins.
    12. Bruiser Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 900 Coins.
    13. Cact-X Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 1000 Coins.
    14. Flower Glider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting Collect 1200 Coins.
    15. Slick Wheels – Unlock this Wheel by Collecting 1400 Coins.
    16. Slim Wheels – Unlock this Wheel by Collecting 1600 Coins.
    17. Blue Seven Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 1800 Coins.
    18. Sponge Wheels – Unlock this Wheel by Collecting 2000 Coins.
    19. Paraglider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting 2500 Coins.
    20. Egg 1 Kart – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 3000 Coins.
    21. Beast Paraglider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting 5000 Coins. – Thanks for the tip MrKillerNic69
    22. Gold Glider – Unlock this Glider by Collecting 10,000 Coins. Or connect with 100 people via StreetPass.
    23. Gold Standard – Unlock this Kart by Collecting 20,000 Coins. Or obtain a VR higher than 10,000 points.
    24. Gold Wheels – Unlock this Special Wheel by earning a minimum of 1-Star Rank in each and every Cup. That’s all of them! Now say it with me, “I’M THE BEST!!” (Say it in Toad’s voice from Mario Kart 64!)
    25. Gold Steering Wheel – Unlock this Special Part by using the first-person gyro mode steering to play 80% of 100 (online or offline) races and you can unlock this golden-colored steering wheel! Remember that you’ll lose it if you stop using 1st person steering. – Thanks for the tip Mario Fan & LoganSR1

    It looks like the kart parts may be unlocked at random too opposed to the list above. Here’s an example of what happens in the game when I collected 250 Coins and received the Egg 1 Frame Kart Part:

    Karts & Parts Master List

    Each of the games many characters come with their own innate stats in the areas of Speed, Acceleration, Weight, Handling and Off-Road. By swapping out different combinations of Kart, Wheel and Glider, you can modify these stats to fit your own desires. Do you want a light character who drives like an off-road heavyweight? It’s possible! Do you want a Heavyweight driver who can turn-on-a-dime and accelerate as if he was as light as a Mushroom? IT’S POSSIBLE!

    To recap, below is the master list of karts and kart parts.

    Default Karts:

    These are the Karts you start the game with. You can unlock more by collecting Coins during races.

    1. Bolt Buggy
    2. Bullet Duck
    3. Birthday Girl (Royal Ribbon in Europe)
    4. Soda Jet
    5. Standard Kart
    6. Streamliner

    Unlockable Karts:

    These Karts require you to collect Coins in order to unlock them! See the list below to find out exactly how many Coins you need to unlock each Kart or Part.

    7. Blue Seven
    8. Bruiser
    9. Bumble V
    10. Cact-X
    11. Cloud 9
    12. Tiny Tug
    13. Zucchini
    14. Barrel Train
    15. B-Dasher
    16. Koopa Clown
    17. Pipe Frame
    18. Egg 1

    Default Wheels:

    1. Monster
    2. Roller
    3. Standard

    Unlockable Wheels:

    4. Red Monster
    5. Slick
    6. Slim
    7. Mushroom
    8. Wooden
    9. Sponge
    10. Gold

    Default Glider:

    1. Super Glider

    Unlockable Gliders:

    2. Flower Glider
    3. Peach Parasol
    4. Swooper
    5. Paraglider

    Nintendo Recommended Karts and Parts

    A Speedster’s Choice
    Kart: B Dasher
    Wheel: Slick
    Glider: Super Glider

    Robust Handling With A Touch Of Elegance
    Kart: Royal Ribbon
    Wheel: Roller
    Glider: Peach Parasol

    A Heavyweight’s Champion
    Kart: Bolt Buggy
    Wheel: Monster
    Glider: Parafoil

    Floating Like A Feather Through the Sky
    Kart: Cloud 9
    Wheel: Sponge
    Glider: Flower Glider

    Please comment if you need more help or just to let us know if we helped you out.
    Thanks for visiting!



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