Bloopers are also used as an item in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, and will also be in the upcoming Mario Kart 7. After the player has launched it, the Blooper will create a large ink blot on the screen of all the drivers who are currently in a higher rank than the player, which obstructs the driving view of opponents and causes CPU characters to swerve around on the track. The higher rank a player is, the more ink that gets splattered on them. If used while in first place, it can backfire and cause ink to block the driver's screen. To get rid of the ink, the player can use a Mushroom, go on a Boost Pad, or wait for it to go away. Also, in Mario Kart Wii, there is a medium-sized kart called the Turbo Blooper that is based on a Blooper.
The Blooper will make its third appearance as an item in Mario Kart 7.