Ludwig von Koopa is a racer in Mario Kart 8. He is the oldest of the seven Koopalings, all of which make their debut in the aforementioned game.


Ludwig von Koopa is a bigger member of the Koopalings, yet he is still in the medium weight class. His body is dark yellow, and he has a tan chest and mouth. He wears black bands with spikes on them, and his hands and feet are also clawed. His shell is blue, and the spikes on it have orange around them. Ludwig von Koopa's shell is outlined in white. He has one sharp tooth in his mouth. Ludwig's eyebrows and hair are dark blue, and his hair is styled similar to Ludwig von Beethoven, a famous classical composer. Hmm... maybe Ludwig von Koopa was named after Beethoven...maybe...


Mario Kart 8

Ludwig makes his debut in Mario Kart 8 along with the other Koopalings. He is a mediumweight racer, in the same class as Mario, Luigi, and another Koopaling, Iggy Koopa.

Unlocking criteria

Mario Kart 8

Ludwig is an unlockable character in Mario Kart 8. By winning a cup, there is a chance he can be unlocked, as characters are unlocked randomly by winning a cup.



  • Like Larry Koopa, he originally had white hair in his debut to the Mario franchise.