Mario Circuit 1

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Mario Circuit 1
Mario Circuit 1, from Super Mario Kart.
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart DS
Cup(s) it Appears in Mushroom Cup (SMK)
Extra Mushroom Cup (MKSC)
Shell Cup (MKDS)
Staff Ghost 0:50.688
Wi-Fi Unavailable (DS)
Mario Circuit (SNES).ogg
Super Mario Kart
Course Map

SNES Mario Circuit 1 map.png
GBA Mario Circuit 1 map.png
DS Map

Mario Circuit 1 is a race course that first appeared in Super Mario Kart, and as a retro track in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart DS, and is the first track to appear in the Mario Kart franchise.

Appearance in Super Mario Kart[edit]

Mario Circuit 1 from Super Mario Kart

Mario Circuit 1 is the first course of the Mushroom Cup in Super Mario Kart. The only hazard in this level are the pipes that appear near the second turn of the course. After the player passes the pipes, they will find the only set of item boxes in the course. There is also a shortcut a racer can take by driving through the dirt right after passing the item boxes. The player will need either a Mushroom or a Star to successfully implement the shortcut without slowing down. Taking the shortcut without an item does not take more time than following the course though.

Appearance in Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Circuit 1 appeared in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and is the first track in the Extra Mushroom Cup. It uses the background from Peach Circuit. The pipe hazards were removed from the track, but an item box can be found in the shortcut.


Appearance in Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Circuit 1 is the first course in the Shell Cup in Mario Kart DS. This level is relatively short as it has only three laps instead of five, and it usually takes the average player about 19 seconds to complete a lap. It is actually the shortest course in the game, however, this time the pipes are back on the second bend. Mission 1-8 (Perform 4 power-slide turbo boosts in 1 lap!) in this game takes place here. This course was available in Wi-Fi.

Staff ghost[edit]

0:50.688 using Mario in Standard MR.



If the players have a Star, a Mushroom, or a Boo, they can go through the dirt near the end of the track.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Official website and Mario Kart DS instruction booklet: “Pulled straight from the SNES version of Super Mario Kart, this narrow track is further complicated by the pipes that protrude from its surface.”
  • Official European website: “The one that started it all. The first track from the original Super Mario kart has a simple layout but don’t let that fool you. Veteran racers know that pixel-perfect precision is needed to negotiate this track’s turns without hitting the pipes jutting from the ground.”

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオサーキット1
Mario Sākitto 1
Mario Circuit 1
Spanish Circuito Mario Mario Circuit
French Circuit Mario 1 Mario Circuit 1
German Marios Piste 1 Mario's Circuit 1
Italian Circuito di Mario 1 Mario's Circuit 1
Korean 마리오 서킷1
Mario Seokit 1
Mario Circuit 1