In the Mario Kart series, Lakitu pulls characters out of bottomless pits, lava, and water, and he takes a long time to put the characters on the road. He also uses a flag in the Mario Kart games as he tells you where to go. In Mario Kart 8, Lakitu is a playable character.
He is also one of the main characters in Mario Kart Wii and plays a major role.
Super Mario 64
Lakitu serves as Marios cameraman in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. He is visible at the start of the game during the game's introduction. He is also visible inside the mirror inside the castle.
He is one of the playable characters from Tetris Attack, being one brainwashed hero, he is one of Yoshi's friends.
Lakitu is also one of the racers/unlockable characters in Mario Kart 7 and he has a red shell.
The red-shelled Lakitu returns again in Mario Kart 8 as an unlockable character.