Bowser Castle 1 (GBA)

From the Super Mario Wiki
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.
Bowser Castle 1
Bowser's Castle 1
Mkscbowsercastle1.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 the New York Tour of Mario Kart Tour, stylized as Bowser's Castle 1.

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]

This section is referring to a subject in an upcoming or recently released game. When the game is released, or more information about this subject is found, this section may need major rewriting. This template should be removed after a month has passed since the game was first released.

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 BowserCup.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 DiddyKongCup.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 DryBowserCup.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 ShyGuyCup.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

Gallery[edit]

3DS appearance[edit]

Mario Kart Tour appearance[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

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]