Originally Posted by Jvig43
Yes but good players who remain out front with Yoshi need acceleration when they get bombarded by blue shells. Also if Im not mistaken toad is in the same class as Yoshi and both have the same top speeds. Could be wrong tho.
True, I guess only play the SNES version so I don't worry about that. Best weapon there (other than the stupid lightning bolt) is the red shell, which you have to be within sight of the other player.
Toad's acceleration is less than Yoshi's, but his top speed is better. Princess is in the same class as Yoshi with high acceleration/low top speed.
My choices for Characters are as follows:
1. Toad (Medium high acceleration/Medium top speed)
2. Koopa (Poor man's Toad)
3. Yoshi (High acceleration/Low top speed)
4. Princess (Poor man's Yoshi)
5. Mario (Medium acceleration/Medium high top speed)
6. Luigi (Poor man's Mario)
7. Bowser (Low acceleration/High top speed)
8. Donkey Kong (Poor man's Bowser)
Edit: The main advantage for Toad/Koopa is their handling. Their ability to perform tighter power slides is a huge upgrade and makes up for the medium top speed. Their only downside is that they are the lightest...while it helps for power slides, you can be knocked off the track by basically everyone else early in races.