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This article is about the car. For the game developer, see Monster Games. For other uses, see Monster (disambiguation).

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally artwork
First appearance Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (1988)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, cameo)

Monster is a red car featured in Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally. It is one of the three usable vehicles, the other two being Kattobi and Yonque. It is the most prominent of the three, as the game cover shows artwork of Mario and Luigi driving Monster.

Monster has two big wheels like those of a monster truck. At the front of Monster, just above its front window, is a banner that reads "Mario & Luigi," and the front also has a light blue Nintendo logo in the center, between Monster's two front lights. Monster has the number 7 shown at the front and on its sides.

Since its debut, Monster has since made a few cameo appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. The Tiny Titan kart in Mario Kart Wii is designed after Monster, and Mario Kart 7 introduced tires of the same name that are possibly based on Monster's tires.


Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally[edit]

In Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally, the goal is to drive Monster or another vehicle along a road to the other end within a certain time. There are a number of checkpoints along the road that Monster has to pass in a set time, otherwise a timer starts to decrease. If the timer reaches zero before Monster passes the checkpoint, the game ends. Between checkpoints, the timer only stops, but it does not reset. Like the other vehicles, Monster has a set amount of health, which decreases if Monster crashes with the other cars on the road or the objects on its sides. At any time the driver can leave Monster to repair it, although doing so costs them time.

Monster has highest off-road stat of the three cars, especially on sand and dirt terrain. It has a top speed at 180km/h, which is lower than both Kattobi and Yongue.

Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up[edit]

The Monster makes a cameo on the "Race Car Driver / Mechanic" page in Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up. It is shown with Mario and Luigi driving it towards a Rocky Wrench.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The Monster is featured as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, which can be obtained in the Lottery or when it appears in one of the game's single-player modes.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Monster appears as a sticker. In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, the sticker can be used on any fighter to raise their launch resistance by four points.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it appears as a Novice-class support spirit. When used on a fighter, it occupies one support slot and makes stopping easier when walking or running during a battle. The spirit's puppet fighters are Roy, Wendy, Iggy and Morton, all giant, on the Mushroomy Kingdom stage.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally stats[edit]

Name Top Speed 1/4 Mile Highway Grass Snow Sand Dirt
Monster 180km/h 15.59 sec. ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★☆ ★★★ ★★★

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Monster 3D Hot Rally
Japan Only
This rally car tore up dirt and raced through uncharted lands in the Disk System game 3D Hot Rally. While it wasn't as fast as the other two car types, it had super-strong shocks to deal with horrible roads and other obstacles. Mario and Luigi are in command of this car, although they don't show themselves in the game very often.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Game Effect
Monster FGPII: 3D Hot Rally Battering Resistance +4

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1133 MONSTER Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally Series Support (1) Novice Braking Ability ↑ Spirit Board Giant Roy, Giant Wendy, Giant Iggy, Giant Morton
  • The enemy favors side specials
  • The enemy is giant
Mushroomy Kingdom Title Theme - 3D Hot Rally

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Year of release System/format Role
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally 1988 Family Computer Disk System Playable vehicle
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up 1992 MS-DOS Cameo
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 Nintendo GameCube Cameo (as a trophy)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii Cameo (as a sticker)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2018 Nintendo Switch Cameo (as a spirit)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンスター