Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the next must-have title for the Nintendo Switch. One of the biggest additions to the game is the ability to unlock Gold Mario as a playable character. This article covers the new character and includes how to unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as the stats for Gold Mario and how the character handles in the game. Let’s take a closer look at Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Gold Mario is essentially just a palette swap for Metal Mario. He has all of the same stats and attributes as Metal Mario, except that he’s gold instead of being metallic. If you played with Metal Mario in the original Mario Kart 8 release, you should have no trouble making the transition over to Gold Mario. If you didn’t play Metal Mario, you may want to familiarize yourself with the character, or at least start racing as another heavy weight so you can get somewhat accustomed to how Gold Mario handles.

To unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you need to earn a gold trophy in every cup featured in the 200cc circuit. If that sounds a bit daunting, it likely will be for many players. If you're new to Mario Kart, 200cc is the fastest and most difficult circuit in the game, so scoring gold on every track won't be an easy task. However, your reward for all that work is unlocking Gold Mario.

Gold Mario Stats

  • Weight Class: Heavy
  • Weight: 10
  • Acceleration: 1
  • Grip: 8
  • Mini-Turbo: 1
  • Speed (Land): 8
  • Speed (Sea): 8
  • Speed (Flying): 8
  • Speed (Antigravity): 8
  • Handling (Land): 3
  • Handling (Sea): 3
  • Handling (Flying): 3
  • Handling (Antigravity): 3

We’ll have more on Gold Mario, plus how to win in Battle Mode in our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game hub!