Bowser Castle 1 (GBA)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and retro course in Mario Kart 7. For the race course from Super Mario Kart and retro course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, see Bowser Castle 1 (SNES). For more information about Bowser Castle 1, see Bowser Castle 1.

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Bowser Castle 1
Bowser's Castle 1
MKSC Bowser Castle 1 Starting Line.png
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup (MKSC)
Shell Cup (MK7)
Staff Ghost 1:31.030 by Nin★Hayata (MK7)
(Bowser with the Pipe Frame, Standard Tires, & Beast Glider)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:22.221 by Nin★hokwai (MK7)
(Bowser with the Koopa Clown, Roller Tires, & Super Glider)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Music
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Bowser Castle 1.png
BC1 SC.png
Mario Kart 7
MK7 GBABowserCastle1.png
Mario Kart Tour
MKT Map BowserCastle1GBA.png
Course icon

Bowser Castle 1 is a race course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and it is the first in a series of various Bowser Castles raced at the end of each cup except of the Lightning Cup. The course is relatively short and contains only five Thwomps, a lot of coins, and a few item boxes. The course takes place inside the castle, as can be seen by the windows and large Bowser-symboled door in the background. Bowser Castle 1 also made an appearance as a retro course in Mario Kart 7 in the Shell Cup. It reappears once more in Mario Kart Tour, stylized as Bowser's Castle 1, first appearing in the New York Tour.

Course layout[edit]

The course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit

After the start, there are two turns to the left. After a long straight piece there is a turn to the right with two Thwomps, with a mud-pool after it on the right. Then there is a swing curve left-right followed with three Thwomps and a bit later two turns to the left. Then there are five gaps with Lava Bubbles jumping out. After that there's a turn to the left and a swing curve right-left to the finish line.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The course in Mario Kart 7

Bowser Castle 1 reappears in Mario Kart 7 as the only GBA retro race course in the game. The track is virtually identical to the original course, with the obvious change to 3D graphics like the other retro courses from Super Mario Kart. To make further use of this, there are some stone pillars poking out of the lava. One of the platforms in the five gap area has been removed. Also, at the first jump, the player can use the glider, however this can only be done past 36 seconds the race has begun, thereby forcing racers to use it on the second and third laps. The glider can also be used to reach a small platform within the lava to the left. There are also some added coins on the track.[1] In addition, the flashing signs that tell which direction to go from Mario Kart: Super Circuit are now billboards attached to the track.

Update history[edit]

Version 1.1 (May 15, 2012)
Removed shortcut exploit which allowed players to skip the second 180-degree turn.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course icon in Mario Kart Tour

New York Tour[edit]

In the New York Tour, Bowser's Castle 1 appears as the first course of the Bowser Cup, and the second course of the Diddy Kong Cup. It also has a Reverse variant which appears as the first course of the Dry Bowser Cup, and a Trick variant which appears as the third course of the Shy Guy Cup.

MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Bowser.png MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon BullsEyeBanzai.pngMKT Icon FlameFlyer.png MKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon Swooper.png
MKT Icon Diddy Kong Cup.png Diddy Kong Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Bowser.png MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon DiddyKong.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngMKT Icon Pauline.png MKT Icon BullsEyeBanzai.pngMKT Icon PipeFrameOrange.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.png MKT Icon Parachute.pngMKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon FareFlier.pngMKT Icon Swooper.png
MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png Dry Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon Swooper.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon Bowser.png MKT Icon BullsEyeBanzai.pngMKT Icon BulletBlaster.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png Shy Guy Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Bowser.png MKT Icon BullsEyeBanzai.pngMKT Icon FlameFlyer.png MKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon Swooper.png
Two Star MKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon MarioMusician.png MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon SuperBlooper.pngMKT Icon BlueBadwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.png

Halloween Tour[edit]

In the Halloween Tour, Bowser's Castle 1 appears as the third course in the Lemmy Cup, the second course in the Morton Cup, and the location of the challenge in the Diddy Kong Cup. It also has a Reverse variant which appears as the first course in the Toadette Cup, and a Trick variant which appears as the third course in the Metal Mario Cup.

MKT Icon Lemmy Cup.png Lemmy Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star LemmyLudwigMKT Icon Bowser.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMortonMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon Warship.pngMKT Icon GhostRide.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon RainyBalloons.pngSwooper
MKT Icon Morton Cup.png Morton Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star LudwigMortonMKT Icon Bowser.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngSwooper
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngLemmyMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon Warship.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Trickster.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png
MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png Toadette Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.png MKT Icon WaluigiWing.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Toadette.pngMario (Hakama) Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Mushmellow.pngMKT Icon ChromeDKJumbo.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon CloudGlider.pngSwooper
MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png Metal Mario Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMario (Hakama) Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon FlameFlyer.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngSwooper
Two Star IggyMKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Metal Mario MKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon SuperBlooper.pngMKT Icon CircuitSpecial.pngMKT Icon GhostRide.png MKT Icon WarioWing.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon RainyBalloons.png

Paris Tour[edit]

In the Paris Tour, Bowser's Castle 1 appears as the first course in the Luigi Cup, the second course in the Toad Cup, and the location of the challenge in the Toadette Cup. It also has a Reverse variant which appears as the first course in the Donkey Kong Cup, and a Trick variant which appears as the third course in the Bowser Cup and the second course in the Dry Bowser Cup.

MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png Luigi Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star LudwigMKT Icon Bowser.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngLemmyMortonMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon Warship.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Poltergust4000.png MKT Icon DropletGlider.pngMKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngSwooper
MKT Icon Toad Cup.png Toad Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star LudwigMKT Icon Bowser.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) MKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngLemmyMortonMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon Toad.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngPeach (Vacation) Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon Warship.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon Macharon.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon ShellParachute.pngMKT Icon CloudGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngSwooper
MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png Donkey Kong Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.png MKT Icon WaluigiWing.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png
Two Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon DonkeyKong.pngMario (Hakama) Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon BulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon BarrelTrain.pngMKT Icon ChromeDKJumbo.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon BaNaNaParafoil.pngMKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngSwooper
MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMario (Hakama) Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon FlameFlyer.png Swooper
Two Star IggyMKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngShy Guy (Pastry Chef) MKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon SuperBlooper.pngMKT Icon CarrotKart.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon WarioWing.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.png
MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png Dry Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon MarioHakama.png Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon FlameFlyer.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.png Swooper
Two Star IggyMKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngPeach (Vacation) MKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon SuperBlooper.pngMKT Icon Macharon.png MKT Icon WarioWing.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.png

London Tour[edit]

In the London Tour, Bowser's Castle 1 appears as the location of the challenge in the Wario Cup. It also has a Reverse and Trick variant which appears as the first course in the Waluigi Cup and the third course in the Bowser Cup.

MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png Waluigi Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Waluigi.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon SwiftJack.pngMKT Icon WildfireFlyer.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon WaluigiWing.png
Two Star MortonRoyMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Pauline.png MKT Icon PipeBuggy.pngMKT Icon GoldBlooper.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon WildWing.png MKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png
MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Waluigi.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png MKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon SwiftJack.pngMKT Icon WildfireFlyer.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.png
Two Star MortonRoyMKT Icon Pauline.pngWaluigi (Bus Driver) MKT Icon FlameFlyer.pngMKT Icon GoldBlooper.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon WildWing.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.pngMKT Icon WaluigiWing.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル1
Kuppa Kyassuru 1
Bowser Castle 1
Spanish Castillo de Bowser 1 Bowser's Castle 1
French Château Bowser 1 (MKSC)[2]
Château de Bowser 1 (MK7)
Bowser Castle 1
Bowser's Castle 1
Dutch Bowsers Kasteel 1 Bowser's Castle 1
Italian Castello di Bowser 1 Bowser's Castle 1
Portuguese (NOA) Castelo do Bowser 1 Bowser's Castle 1
Portuguese (NOE) Castelo 1 do Bowser Bowser's Castle 1
Korean 쿠파 성 1
Kupa Seong 1
Bowser Castle 1
Chinese 庫巴城堡1 (Traditional)
Kùbā Chéngbǎo 1
酷霸王城堡 1 (Simplified)
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 1
Bowser Castle 1

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