Bowser Castle 2

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This article is about the race course from Super Mario Kart and extra course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. For the race course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and retro course in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Tour, see GBA Bowser's Castle 2.
Bowser Castle 2
Bowser Castle 2 from Super Mario Kart.
Appears in Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (Super Mario Kart)
Extra Lightning Cup (Super Circuit)
Music sample
Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Course map
Super Mario Kart
An aerial view of Bowser Castle 2.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC SNES Bowser Castle 2 Map.png
MKSC SNES Bowser Castle 2 Extra Cup Map.pngMKSC SNES Bowser Castle 2 Mini Map.png

Bowser Castle 2 is a race course in Super Mario Kart, appearing as the fourth course of the Flower Cup. It was subsequently reused in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as the first track of the Extra Lightning Cup. It is a stone road set in a pool of lava.

Course layout[edit]

Luigi approaching a split path at Bowser Castle 2.

It features all the elements typical of Bowser Castle courses. These include Thwomps (which will only start going up and down in the second round), jump lines and the lava pool. Characteristic of this track are the forks, where the player can choose one way to go. This offers them the possibility to use a zipper or an extra ? Panel. At one point, however, the wrong decision leads to a trap: Where there are a lot of coins, there's one way forward and one left. Choosing the left one leads to a plank which says "STOP"; driving on will result in falling into the lava. The player can try, however, to reach the opposite plank with a Feather jump, or by using a mushroom boost and hopping; however this is very difficult. When falling into the lava, they may be placed on the other side by Lakitu. This is the longest course in Super Mario Kart.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Bowser racing at Bowser Castle 2. Note the lack of Thwomps.

Bowser Castle 2 reappears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and is the first track of the Extra Lightning Cup. It uses the background from that game's own Bowser Castle 2. The Thwomps and zipper were removed from the track.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパじょうコース2
Kuppa Jō Kōsu 2
Kuppa Jō 2
Bowser Castle Course 2

Bowser Castle 2
Chinese 庫巴城堡2 (Traditional)
Kùbā Chéngbǎo 2
酷霸王城堡2 (Simplified)
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 2[1]
Bowser Castle 2
French Château de Bowser 2 Bowser's Castle 2


  • This is the only course in the Flower Cup in Super Mario Kart that has yet to return as a classic course in a later Mario Kart game other than Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
    • As such, it is also the only Flower Cup course in Super Mario Kart that has yet to appear in Mario Kart Tour.


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