A model of a Moo Moo with black spots, as it appears in Mario Kart 8
|First appearance||Mario Kart 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (version 2.0.0) (2021)|
Moo Moos (also referred to as cows) are a species of cows from the Mario franchise. They first appear in Mario Kart 64, and mainly appear in the farmland race courses of the Mario Kart series. Moo Moos have not appeared in the Donkey Kong franchise, although they appear in several games where Donkey Kong is a playable character. Moo Moos are very similar to cows from the real world, and even make realistic cow noises.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart DS
In Mario Kart DS, Moo Moos once again appear in the background of the Mario Kart 64 Retro Course Moo Moo Farm. It is also the first appearance in which a Moo Moo wears a blue collar with a hanging golden bell.
Mario Kart Wii
In Mario Kart Wii, Moo Moos serve as obstacles in the course Moo Moo Meadows. When hit, they cause the player to spin out. While the ones seen up close use full models, some in the distant background reuse flat textures from Mario Kart DS. A truck in the Moonview Highway course also has a picture of a Moo Moo printed on it with the text Moo Moo Dairy.
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Moo Moos return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the return of Moo Moo Meadows. The course introduces two more color variations, black and brown, and some Moo Moos have navy either navy blue or brown spots instead of black. As such, there are five color variations of Moo Moos.
Mario Kart Tour
Although Moo Moos themselves do not appear in Mario Kart Tour, the Moo Moo Meadows Milk sponsor returns in several courses. The Animal Tour also introduces a Mii Racing Suit based on Moo Moo and a kart based on Moo Moo named Moo Moo Offroader.
Mario Party 3
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Nintendo Badge Arcade
Moo Moos appear as badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade that the player may collect and decorate their Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu with. They are a part of the Mario Kart 8 set of badges.
In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the traditional Cow's design from Minecraft is replaced with the Moo Moo design found in the Mario titles. Red Moo Moos with mushrooms on their back replace Mooshrooms.
- Mario Kart 8 Prima Official Game Guide (page 144): "Moo Moos: These herbivores lazily wander near and onto the race trace, forcing players to get creative to avoid running into them. Moo Moos can stop even the heaviest racers in their tracks, and are large enough to easily mess with your ideal racing line."
Mario Kart Wii model
Names in other languages
|Transliteration of Moo Moo|
|Dutch||Boe-Boe||Repetition of Dutch onomatopoeia "boe" (moo)|
|French||Meuh Meuh||Moo Moo|
|Portuguese (Europe)||Mu Mu||Moo Moo|
- Mario Kart 64 English instruction booklet, page 26.
- Mario Kart Wii website bio for Moo Moo Meadows
- Mario Kart 64 Japanese instruction booklet. Page 26.
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