|Rosalina in Mario Kart 8|
|First Appearance||Mario Kart Wii (2008)|
|Latest Appearance||Mario Kart 8 (2014)|
|Total Appearances|| Mario Kart Wii|
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Mario Kart 8
|Weight Class(es)|| MKW: Heavy|
Rosalina, known in Japan as Rosetta (ロゼッタ, Rozetta), makes her first playable appearance in Mario Kart Wii, where she is a large-sized unlockable character. Rosalina rides in large karts, and is the first female character to ever be in this class. While racing, a Luma orbits around Rosalina. Rosalina's racing symbol is a Grand Star. Rosalina is the Staff Ghost character for Rainbow Road, and is also the only female large-sized character in the game.
Rosalina is also playable in Mario Kart 7, where she is an unlockable medium-large "Cruiser"-type character. She also has her own course in the game, named Rosalina's Ice World. She returned in Mario Kart 8.
CharacteristicsRosalina is a tall, graceful princess. She looks somewhat similar to Princess Peach, but there are some important factors that describe only Rosalina. Her dress is an ice blue color all over. The bottom of her dress cuts off into a triangle, so a white dress can be seen underneath her dress. Rosalina's dress has an even lighter blue on the trim, and round her arms, the lace goes well past her wrist. She has light blue high heels, and there is a pattern of stars on either side of her dress. Her necklace is in the shape of a star and is white with a golden centerpiece in the middle of it. She carries a wand with a hollow star on the end of it, so she is magical, of course. She has platinum star earrings (Rosalina loves stars, as you might have guessed). Her "feminine features" are a lot more visible than Peach's. Her hair is a much lighter shade of blond than Princess Peach, and it curls out a little at the end, similar to Daisy's. She has a short bang on the left side of her face and a long bang covering her right eye. Rosalina's eyes are aqua blue, and she has long eyelashes. And what is a princess without a crown? Hers happen to be silver, with red and blue gems in it.
Similar to Peach and Daisy's biker outfits, Rosalina also dons a special biker suit when she is on bikes in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. The outfit is mainly white, but it is outlined with a light shade of blue, just like Rosalina's dress. Her shoulder's arms, legs, and body all have a blue stripe going down them. Her racing boots are the same color as her outlines, and her gloves are also blue. Her belt has a purple belt buckle on it, and, yes, it too is blue. She is still accessorized in her same star jewelry.
Exclusive to Mario Kart Wii only, a yellow Luma orbits around her head. When she is racing, he yells in excitement, obviously enjoying the ride! Sometimes Rosalina wishes he would just shut up, but she doesn't want to be mean or anything.
Appearances in Mario Kart games
How to unlock
Mario Kart Wii
There are three ways to unlock Rosalina in Mario Kart Wii.
- Make a save file on Super Mario Galaxy, then perform 50 races.
- Get a minimum 1 Star ranking on all Cups in 150cc Mirror Mode.
- Play 4950 races.
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Win gold on any Cc (it will be random).
Staff Ghost Tracks
|Mario Kart Wii characters|
|Small||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Dry Bones|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Birdo • Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr.|
|Large||Wario • Waluigi • Donkey Kong • Bowser • King Boo • Rosalina • Funky Kong • Dry Bowser|
|Mario Kart 7 characters|
|Feather||Toad • Koopa Troopa • Shy Guy • Lakitu|
|Light||Peach • Daisy • Yoshi|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Mii|
|Cruiser||Donkey Kong • Rosalina • Wiggler|
|Heavy||Wario • Bowser • Metal Mario • Honey Queen|
|Mario Kart 8 characters|
|Light||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Baby Rosalina • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Shy Guy • Lakitu • Larry Koopa • Wendy O. Koopa • Lemmy Koopa|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Ludwig von Koopa • Iggy Koopa|
|Heavy||Wario • Waluigi • Donkey Kong • Rosalina • Bowser • Roy Koopa • Morton Koopa Jr. • Metal Mario • Pink Gold Peach|