Bowser's Castle (3DS)

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Bowser's Castle
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) it appears in Special Cup
Based on Bowser's Castle
Staff Ghost 2:34.815 by Ret★Matt M
(Bowser with the Standard Kart, Monster Tires, & Super Glider)
Expert Staff Ghost 2:15.244 by Ret★Tom
(Bowser with the Bruiser, Red Monster Tires, & Beast Glider)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Kenta Nagata, Satomi Terui (composition/arrangement)
Shinobu Tanaka, Kenta Nagata (Double Dash!! themes)
Course map
MK7 Bowser'sCastle.png
Bowser Castle.png

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, Thwomps, and stairs. This track, as some previous others, is the third race in the Special Cup.

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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル
Kuppa Kyassuru
Bowser Castle
Spanish Castillo de Bowser Bowser's Castle
French Château de Bowser Bowser's Castle
Dutch Bowsers Kasteel Bowser's Castle
German Bowsers Festung Bowser´s Fortress
Italian Castello di Bowser Bowser's Castle


  • When the player enters the castle, Bowser can be heard laughing, similar to that in Mario Kart Wii.
  • This is the only Bowser's Castle track in the Mario Kart series with water.
  • A covered version of the theme for Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! can be heard at the later portions of the music.