Battle Course 1 (SNES)

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This article is about the first battle course in Super Mario Kart. For information about other uses of the name "Battle Course", see Battle Course.
Battle Course 1
Battle Course 1, from Super Mario Kart.
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) it Appears in Battle Mode
Super Mario Kart
Course Map

GBA Map (Unused)

Battle Course 1 is a battle course in Super Mario Kart. It uses the background and tilesets of Donut Plains. It is a square-shaped course with some multicolored walls. It has a large open place in the middle, where players are more likely to be hit with an item. The aim is to hit the opponent three times with items to get rid of the three balloons around each player.

The course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The course returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The course is paved in this version, like Battle Course 4, instead of dirt. Paths on the left, on the top and on the right of the course now have the same shape as the bottom one, which has been centered now. Each path has a ramp in the middle; the red, green and yellow ones have a simple Boost Pad where players can perform tricks, while the blue path has a gliding ramp. The course uses the background from SNES Donut Plains 3, exactly like the original course in Super Mario Kart, where it used Donut Plains courses backgrounds. In the middle of the course, where once there was a simple dirt puddle, now there's grass with four wooden bridges and a structure made of colored blocks (much like the ones seen throughout SNES Donut Plains 3) with a plate on each side, with the name of the course written on it. The colored guardrails inside the course now have ramps on their edges, in order to let players drive on them.

Although they didn't appear in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, tilemaps and minimaps exist for all four of the Battle Courses from Super Mario Kart. These could have been used as placeholders before the new ones were completed, or it may have been possible to unlock these courses like the tracks at one point. Unlike all other tracks and battle courses in the game, which are stored in chunks, these are each stored in one piece, as in Super Mario Kart.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バトルコース1
Batoru Kōsu 1
Battle Course 1
French (NOE) Arène Bataille 1 Battle Arena 1
German Kampfkurs 1 Battle Course 1
Italian Percorso di Guerra 1 War Course 1
Portuguese Batalha 1 Battle 1