Bowser's Castle (course)

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This article is about the race courses from the Mario Kart series. For information about other uses, see Bowser's Castle (disambiguation).
The Bowser's Castle racetrack in its latest incarnation, in Mario Kart 7.

Bowser's Castle (also called Bowser Castle in some games) is a common race course found in the Mario Kart series. The course features usually hazards such as lava pits, Thwomps, fireballs and sharp turns. In Mario Kart: Super Circuit and its succeeding games, Bowser's Castle is the penultimate course of the Special Cup. However, in Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, there were multiple new versions of this track, similar to the Mario Circuit courses in Super Mario Kart.

History[edit]

Bowser's Castle has appeared as multiple iterations throughout the Mario Kart series. In Super Mario Kart, three Bowser Castle courses appeared in the Mushroom, Flower and Star cups. The stages had the same appearance and features such as lava pits and Thwomps. The later Bowser Castles have more obstacles and turns than the first Bowser Castles.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル
Kuppa Kyassuru
Bowser Castle
Spanish Castillo de Bowser Bowser's Castle
French Château de Bowser Bowser's Castle
Dutch Bowsers Kasteel Bowser's Castle
German Bowsers Festung Bowser's Fortress
Italian Castello di Bowser Bowser's Castle
Portuguese Castelo do Bowser Bowser's Castle
Russian Замок Боузера
Zamok Bouzera
Bowser Castle
Korean 쿠파 성
Kupa Seong
Bowser Castle

Trivia[edit]

  • Bowser's Castle, Mario Circuit (named Mario Raceway in Mario Kart 64), and Rainbow Road are the only courses that appear in each Mario Kart series game to date.
    • Among all courses, Bowser's Castle is the only course to appear in all Mario Kart series so far, including Arcade GP series.
  • The Bowser Kart from the game Nintendogs plays the Bowser's Castle theme from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! when used.
  • The theme for Bowser's Castle in the game Super Mario Kart bears a striking resemblance to the Bowser battle's music in Super Mario World.