This kart is shaped like a shooting star and is yellow. To unlock this, the player must complete all 100cc Nitro Grand Prix cups.
This kart has good Acceleration, but is a very Light kart and has low Items. In fact, the Shooting Star is the lightest kart within the entire game, along with Yoshi's Egg 1, not counting the drivers' weight. Meanwehile, its Speed, Handling and Drift are average. In terms of hidden stats, the Shooting Star has an average Off-Road speed and Mini-Turbos.
The kart shares its speed with Princess Daisy's Light Dancer, it shares its acceleration with Luigi's Standard LG and Princess Peach's Light Tripper, its weight is equivalent with Princess Daisy Light Dancer (if Mario is put in the Shooting Star) but is equivalent to Yoshi's Egg 1 (not counting the drivers' weight. It also shares its handling with Toad's 4-Wheel Cradle and Waluigi's Gold Mantis, as well as the Gold Mantis sharing the Shooting Star's drift. It also sharws its low items stat with all other characters' lighter karts.
Toad and Wario can use the Shooting Star once the player completes all 150cc Nitro or Retro Grand Prix cups, as well as Waluigi's Zipper kart. All racers can use the Shooting Star once all cups in the Mirror Class have been completed.
Mario in the Shooting Star is used for the staff ghost on Mario Circuit, with the time of 1:56:533.