Block Fort

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Block Fort
The icon for Block Fort, from Mario Kart 64.
The course icon in Mario Kart 64
Appears in Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Music sample
Mario Kart 64
Kenta Nagata

Mario Kart DS
Shinobu Tanaka
Course map
Mario Kart 64
Block Fort.pngMini map of Block Fort from Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart DS
Block Fort mapMario Kart DS

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Block Fort is a battle course with four structures in each corner of the level. Ramps lead up to the first level, where thin bridges lead to the other forts. Another ramp leads to the top level, with longer bridges to the other forts' roofs. Item Boxes are on the ground levels edge-wall, and on both of the forts' levels. Like Double Deck, this course shares its music with Choco Mountain. Block City from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Block Plaza from Mario Kart Wii appear to be based on Block Fort.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

This battle course reappears in Mario Kart DS. Despite N64 Choco Mountain and Block Fort both returning in this game, the latter uses the same music as every other battle course. In addition, it is not given the "N64" prefix despite also being a classic course. Both of these also apply to Pipe Plaza.

In Shine Runners, there are thirteen possible spawning locations for the Shine Sprites, the most of every battle course featured in this game. There are four Shine Sprite spawning locations on the four corners of the course, four more on the first level of all structures, and another four on the second level of the same structures. A singular Shine Sprite spawning location is in the center of the course as well.


There is one mission that takes place on Block Fort:

  • 'Mission 6-4: The player controls Mario, who must hit 10 moving Item Boxes within 120 seconds. Each Item Box contains a Mushroom.


Mario Kart 64[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: "The map consists of a series of floors, each three levels high. The four blocks are colored red, yellow, green and blue so you can quickly check your opponents' screens to find their locations."
  • Web page: "Block Fort is a multi-level arena with three levels of platforms linked by ramps and elevated roads. The four blocks that make up the arena are color coded so you can tell where your opponents with a glance at their screen."[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックとりで
Burokku Toride
Block Fort
Chinese 四色堡垒
Sìsè Bǎolěi
Four Color Fort
French Bloc Fort Block Fort
German Block-Fort Block Fort
Italian Forte Blocco Block Fort
Korean 블록 요새
Beullok Yosae
Block Fort
Spanish (NOE) Ciudad Bloque Block City; shared with Block City


  • In the Nintendo 64 version, the entire battle course appears to be surrounded by a sea of water, as shown in the icon in the battle stage selection. In the Nintendo DS version, the Touch Screen indicates the course is surrounded by a field of grass.


  1. ^ (February 5, 1998) Nintendo: Mario Kart 64: Battle Mode (Internet Archive). Retrieved February 24, 2018.