Bowser Castle 1 (SNES)

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This article is about the race course from Super Mario Kart and retro course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. For the race course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and retro course in Mario Kart 7, see Bowser Castle 1 (GBA). For more information about Bowser Castle 1, see Bowser Castle 1.
Bowser Castle 1
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup (SMK)
Extra Mushroom Cup (MKSC)
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Course map
Super Mario Kart
SNES Bowser Castle 1.png
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
GBA Bowser Castle 1 SNES.png


Bowser Castle 1 is a race course from Super Mario Kart, later reused as the final course of the Extra Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It is a stone road residing in a pool of lava.

The most dangerous obstacles are the Thwomps. They appear in groups of four. The Thwomps stay in the air during the first lap, then try to crush the players afterwards. They can also be a simple barrier on the ground. Another danger is the lava. There are gaps of lava that can be crossed with use of the yellow jump lines. If the player jumps in the wrong direction, however, it is possible to fall into the lava. There is no real shortcut in this course, however the player may use the zippers halfway on the track. Since they aren't used by computer drivers, it can help to pass them and save time.

The course reappears again in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It is the fourth and final race in the Extra Mushroom Cup. It uses the background appearing in that game's own Bowser Castle 1. It has an extra item box to the right of the bend that comes before the first lava hops. The Thwomps and zippers are not present in this version of the track.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパじょうコース1
Kuppa Jō Kōsu 1
Bowser Castle Course 1
Chinese 酷霸王城堡1[1]
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 1
Bowser Castle 1



  1. ^ From the unreleased iQue Mario Kart: Super Circuit