Neo Bowser City

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Not to be confused with Neo Bowser Castle.
Neo Bowser City
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 2)
Cup(s) it Appears in Star Cup (MK7)
Bell Cup (MK8)
Staff Ghost Ret★Chuck (2:11.032)
Expert Staff Ghost Ret★Matt M (1:58.996)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS, Wii U)
Koopa City -awesome-.ogg
Course Map
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Neo Bowser City (known as Koopa City in the PAL regions) is the third course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart 7. It is a neon-lit city-themed course owned by Bowser and his Koopa Troop. Neon signs are everywhere and Bowser's signature emblem can be seen in various places.

Neo Bowser City is the second course in the Mario Kart series that is placed in the rain, the first being Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. This is also the first course related to Bowser that is not a castle. Its theme is a remixed version of Toad Circuit / Mario Circuit and the title theme of Mario Kart 7. It also contains remixed parts from the previous installments such as of Mario Kart 64's Toad's Turnpike, and Mario Kart Wii's Luigi's Circuit and Mario Circuit.[1]


This course takes place in a brightly lit city in the rain. A large percentage of the course is winding roads with moving neon arrow railings. There is a small upward spiral section in the middle of the track that goes up a tower. Traction is decreased due to the rain. There is a tunnel close to the end of the course, that leads to a road that is covered with puddles. At the end, there is a ramp that uses the glider. A billboard is seen near it with a picture of either Bowser (said picture is his artwork from New Super Mario Bros. Wii), the player's view, or an animated "Overtake" ad from Toad Circuit. If players veer left (right in mirror mode) from the starting line, fly over a Koopa Clown Car, use the fan to lift themselves to cut the first S-bend; however, they must steer back quickly to avoid hitting the wall in higher engine classes.

Course layout[edit]

The course starts with an S-bend; however, players must steer back in quickly to avoid hitting the wall. Just before the player enters the air vent area, it is possible to be pushed through the guardrails by a heavier opponent. After that, the race continues under a tower with air ducts. Then there are two soft turns and a red tunnel. After many turns, the player exits and reaches the winding part of the road, which consists of three turns. Then, there is a shorter tunnel that leads to a road all to the left, that is covered with puddles. At the end, there is a ramp that uses the glider and then the lap finishes.


  • After the S-bend, players can cut through the mud with a Mushroom. They must steer back in quickly to avoid hitting the wall.
  • Near the finish line, if players use a Mushroom or the air current, they can glide into a secret zone on the S-bend under the red tunnel.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

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Neo Bowser City in Mario Kart 8.

Neo Bowser City returns to Mario Kart 8 as a DLC course and the first track of the Bell Cup. The track has been updated to HD graphics, with the section near the end being modified into an anti-gravity section. It also features a redesigned Bowser logo modeled around a hexagon. The music is roughly the same, similar to 3DS DK Jungle and Wii Grumble Volcano, but an electric guitar has been added. Bowser's minions - Koopa Troopas, Paratroopas, Dry Bones, Hammer, Fire and Boomerang Bros. - are spectators for this course.


3DS version[edit]

Wii U version[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネオクッパシティ
Neo Kuppa Shiti
Neo Koopa City ("Koopa" is Bowser's Japanese name and a name for Turtle Tribe)
Spanish Ciudad Koopa Koopa City
French Koopapolis An aggregation of "Koopa" and "metropolis"
Dutch Bowser City Bowser City
German Koopa-Großstadtfieber Koopa Big City Fever
Italian Koopa City Koopa City
Portuguese Cidade do Koopa Koopa's City
Russian Город Купы
Gorod Kupy
Koopa City
Korean 네오 쿠파 시티
Neo Kupa Siti
Neo Koopa City ("Koopa" is Bowser's Korean name)
Chinese 新庫巴市
Xīn Kùbā Shì
New Koopa City ("Koopa" is Bowser's Chinese name)


  • This is currently the only Bowser-themed track in the Mario Kart series that's not Bowser's Castle.


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