3DS Bowser's Castle

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Bowser's Castle
Bowser Castle
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2021)
Cup(s) Special Cup
Tour(s) New Year's 2022 Tour
Singapore Tour
Based on Bowser's Castle
Staff Ghost 2:34.815 by Ret★Matt M
(Bowser with the Standard Kart, Monster tires, and Super Glider)
Expert Staff Ghost 2:15.244 by Ret★Tom
(Bowser with the Bruiser, Red Monster tires, and Beast Glider)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Kenta Nagata, Satomi Terui (composition/arrangement)
Shinobu Tanaka, Kenta Nagata (Double Dash!! themes)
Course map
Mario Kart 7
Bowser's Castle bottom screen map
Bowser's Castle
Mario Kart Tour
Map of 3DS Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart Tour

Bowser's Castle is a race course in Mario Kart 7 which seems to have the structure of a Haunted Mansion. It has cobwebs, lava pillars and geysers, Thwomps, and stairs. This course is the third race in the Special Cup. It later returns as a classic course in Mario Kart Tour.

The second portion of this course's music covers the Bowser's Castle theme from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Course layout[edit]

The start of the course

This course starts off on a separate platform with a ramp to glide into Bowser's Castle. There are two entrances, an upper level and a lower level if the upper level is missed while gliding. The two levels have a set of stairs with Thwomps and inclining slopes that lead into one room filled with lava pools and sharp turns. Past that room is a wide wooden rotating tunnel that ends by a lake filled with water, some pipes pouring lava, and lava-filled edges. Afterward, racers return to land on a mountain side passing by lava waterfalls as the racers drive up the mountain. At the end of the mountain is a sharp wide turn that ends with a ramp and drivers will glide to the finish line in the air and land on the entrance to continue the race.

This is the only Bowser's Castle course in the Mario Kart series with an underwater section, although the purple moat in Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! acts like water.

When the player enters the castle, Bowser's laugh can be heard, similar to the Bowser's Castle courses from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Bowser's Castle returns in Mario Kart Tour as a classic course, starting from the New Year's 2022 Tour. The sky is less dark, the castle entrance has been redesigned, and an active volcano has been added into the background. The positions of the pipes pouring lava in the underwater section have been slightly altered. The ramp in the underwater section is also extended. The mountainous area has been made more open and lacks the mushroom shortcut on the right side. Additionally, Bowser's laugh no longer plays when the player enters the castle at the beginning of the course. In the trick variant, a wide wooden rotating tunnel like the one before the underwater section is added to the start of the course. This course is a favorite of Fire Rosalina, Yoshi (Kangaroo), Tanooki Rosalina, Wario (Cowboy), and Meowser. It is also a favorite of Luigi (Vacation) when he reaches level 3.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of 3DS Bowser's Castle tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル
Kuppa Kyassuru
Bowser Castle
Chinese (Simplified) 酷霸王城堡
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo
Bowser Castle
Chinese (Traditional) 庫巴城堡
Kùbā Chéngbǎo
Bowser Castle
Dutch Bowsers Kasteel Bowser's Castle
French Château de Bowser Bowser's Castle
German Bowsers Festung Bowser´s Fortress
Italian Castello di Bowser Bowser's Castle
Korean 쿠파 성
Kupa Seong
Bowser Castle
Portuguese Castelo do Bowser Bowser's Castle
Russian Замок Боузера
Zamok Bouzera
Bowser's Castle
Spanish Castillo de Bowser Bowser's Castle