Last week saw a brand-new, never-before-playable character within the Mario Kart series debut in the rather successful Mario Kart Tour. This character was none other than the most prominent of Magikoopa, Kamek.
Kamek was originally supposed to debut in Mario Kart 64, 25 years ago. Instead, Donkey Kong took his place on the roster, and poor Kamek has been in Mario Kart limbo ever since. That was until this week of course, as he was added into Mario Kart Tour.
Mario Kart Tour itself has seen the appearance of several new playable characters introduced to the Mario Kart series, such as Pauline, Nabbit, Dixie Kong, King Bob-Omb, the Hammer Bro, Ice Bro, and Fire Bro, for instance. However, there are several other prime candidates deserving of an appearance in future Mario Kart games or even Mario Kart Tour itself that haven’t yet been added in an entry.
We have come up with a list of six characters more than overdue of having themselves added to the ever-expanding roster of racers within the Mario Kart series.
Boom Boom & Pom Pom
Mario Kart Characters
These characters are generally thought of as being together ever since the latter’s first appearance in a Mario game courtesy of the Nintendo 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land. While Pom Pom is relatively new to the Mario-verse, Boom Boom has been around almost since the beginning, debuting in Super Mario Bros. 3 as a common boss in the fortresses of the game.
It only made too much sense for Nintendo to create a female counterpart to Boom Boom, and that is where Pom Pom entered into the picture. While Boom Boom stomps around, occasionally also seen flying at times in the 2D games, Pom Pom carries around a large shuriken, tossing it at her opponents. She can even produce fake versions of herself to trip up her enemies as well.
Pom Pom and especially Boom Boom are more than deserving as additions to the Mario Kart roster. We’ve seen the Koopalings, who also debuted in Super Mario Bros. 3, arrive in the series with Mario Kart 8 while poor Boom Boom hasn’t gotten much representation at all in Mario spin-offs at large. In fact, his first major playable appearance in a spin-off was as a DLC character in Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch. A long time to wait, for sure!
Both Boom Boom and Pom Pom would make great additions to Mario Kart, serving as heavyweights most likely, and seem long overdue (again, especially Boom Boom) to join up with the likes of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and more on the Mario Kart roster.
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