Star Cup

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The Star Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Star Cup is one of the cups in the Mario Kart series and its symbol is a Star. In most Mario Kart games, the completion of this cup is required to unlock the Special Cup. This cup usually consists of courses that are better suited for Mario Kart veterans as there are more gimmicks in the courses. The tracks are usually as long as the ones from the Flower Cup.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

List of Courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SNES Koopa Beach 1.png
Koopa Beach 1
SNES Choco Island 2.png
Choco Island 2
SNES Vanilla Lake 1.png
Vanilla Lake 1
SNES Bowser Castle 3 map.png
Bowser Castle 3
SNES Mario Circuit 4.png
Mario Circuit 4
Mario Kart 64 WarioStadium.png
Wario Stadium
SherbetLand.png
Sherbet Land
RoyalRaceway.png
Royal Raceway
Bowser'sCastle.png
Bowser's Castle
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit SnowLand.png
Snow Land
RibbonLand.png
Ribbon Road
YoshiDesert.png
Yoshi Desert
BowsersCastle3.png
Bowser Castle 3
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! SherbetLandIcon-MKDD.png
Sherbet Land
MushroomCityIcon-MKDD.png
Mushroom City
YoshiCircuitIcon-MKDD.png
Yoshi Circuit
DKMountainIcon-MKDD.png
DK Mountain
N/A
Mario Kart DS DK Pass.PNG
DK Pass
MKDS Tick Tock Clock.PNG
Tick-Tock Clock
Mario-circuit.png
Mario Circuit
Bateau-volant.png
Airship Fortress
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Daisy circuit1.PNG
Daisy Circuit
Koopa Cape.jpg
Koopa Cape
Mkwmapletreeway.jpg
Maple Treeway
Grumble Volcano.PNG
Grumble Volcano
N/A
Mario Kart 7 PPS2.png
Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha Plant Pipeway
Wariogalleon.png
Wario Shipyard
Wario's Galleon
NeoBowserCity.png
Neo Bowser City
Koopa City
Wuhumountainloop.png
Maka Wuhu
Wuhu Mountain Loop
N/A
Mario Kart 8 MK8-Course-SunshineAirport.jpg
Sunshine Airport
MK8-Course-DolphinShoals.jpg
Dolphin Shoals
MK8-Course-Electrodrome.jpg
Electrodrome
MK8-Course-MountWario.jpg
Mount Wario
N/A

Mario Kart Wii trading card info[edit]

StarCup.jpg

"The action REALLY starts to heat up when you tackle the Star Cup. Four new tracks will test your racing mettle. Daisy Circuit is a very scenic track, while the others (Koopa Cape, Maple Treeway, and Grumble Volcano) offer up some serious challenges and difficult racing conditions."

Mario sports games[edit]

The cup appeared also in certain Mario sports games like Super Mario Strikers and Mario Superstar Baseball.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

The Star Cup makes regular appearances in the Mario Tennis series. Usually, it is the third, last cup of the Open Tournament. When players clear the Star Cup, they receive a star ranking, which rewards them with stronger stats while allowing them to participate in the Special Tournaments. In Mario Tennis Open, however, the Star Cup is called the Final Cup, and it is the last cup of the Special Tournaments, making it the eighth and last cup. Meanwhile, the Champions Cup replaces the Star Cup as the fourth, last cup of the Open Tournament.

Super Mario Strikers[edit]

In Super Mario Strikers, the Star Cup has eight teams, seven rounds, and uses the table system. When the player finishes in the top three, the Bowser Cup and The Battle Dome are unlocked. A similar cup is the Super Star Cup.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

The Star Cup also appeared in Mario Sports Mix as a harder difficulty, like the other series. The Star Cup in Mario Sports Mix includes the final match against the Final Fantasy team and Behemoth or Behemoth King after the players have completed the cup. Star Road is also found on this cup, which is an alternate path available once players clear the Star Cup.

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart DS are the only games in the series that have a Mario Circuit in the Star Cup.
  • Mario Kart 64's Star Cup is the only Star Cup that has two courses that share the same background music with other courses.
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the only game that has a desert-themed course in Star Cup.
  • The first 3 Mario Kart games and Mario Kart 7 all have a Bowser-themed track in the Star Cup.
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the only game whose Star Cup contains no dash panels whatsoever.
  • Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 are the only games in which the Star Cup doesn't contain a snow-themed course. The snow-themed courses in those games are in the Flower and Special Cups, respectively.
  • The Mario Kart 7 Star Cup's PAL version has all different names than the USA version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターカップ
Sutā Kappu
Star Cup
Spanish Copa Estrella Star Cup
French Coupe Étoile Star Cup
Dutch Sterrenbeker Star Cup
German Stern-Cup Star Cup
Italian Trofeo Stella Star Trophy
Portuguese Taça Estrela Star Cup
Russian Кубок звезды
Kubok zvezdy
Star Cup
Korean 스타 컵
Seuta Keop
Star Cup