Whenever I play Mario Kart, I usually go for my favorite character first and then worry about my kart stats afterward, just because I need to feel confident when I’m throwing bananas and shells all over the place. How am I supposed to have fun when I’m playing as an ugly dinosaur/dragon/turtle monster? (sorry Bowser). As long as I’m playing as my main man Toad or Koopa Troopa, you know it’s gonna be a good time. But, keep in mind that there are people out there who truly care about optimizing their kart stats to be the best that they can be, and then there are some people –like the folks over at Something Nerdy Something Gamey– that care about figuring out how to find the absolute worst kart/character combination there is, and that is something to be proud of –they even used charts, graphs, and spreadsheets to calculate all of the possible combinations.
They ranked the six major stats based on importance (Speed, Mini Turbo, Acceleration, Handling, Traction, and Weight) and came to a conclusion after lots and lots of work to decide on the statistically worst combination to choose from –here are the results:
Baby Rosalina with the Bandwagon kart, Slick tires, and Wario wing glider ended up being the trashiest of karts with the lowest total stats of any combination in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Oh, here’s an idea for you all to try out next time you attend a Mario karting party or something. Find that one player who always thinks that they’re the best at Mario Kart and have them try out this combination and see if they can still beat you at a race or two. If they lose, then you can brag in their face for once in your life, but if they still win… they maybe they really are the best.