Bowser Castle 2 (GBA)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and retro course in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Tour. For the race course from Super Mario Kart and retro course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, see Bowser Castle 2 (SNES). For more information about Bowser Castle 2, see Bowser Castle 2.
Bowser Castle 2
Bowser's Castle 2
MKSC Bowser Castle 2 Starting Line.png
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Tour (2020)
Cup(s) it appears in Flower Cup (MKSC)
Banana Cup (MKDS)
Staff Ghost 1:52:258 by Ninten★ジョー (MKDS)
(Bowser in the Standard BW)
Wi-Fi Was never available (DS)
Music
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart DS

Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

MKSC Bowser Castle 2 Map.png
Mario Kart DS
MKDS Bowser Castle 2 GBA Map.png
Mario Kart Tour
MKT Map BowserCastle2GBA.png

Bowser Castle 2 is the fourth course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Its obstacles are falling Thwomps and thin rectangular gaps in the floor that make drivers fall into the lava below. The track is also notable for its jumping ramps; similar to those found in newer installments (after Mario Kart DS) which allows racers to perform Tricks. A large statue of Bowser can be seen in the background.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

This course returns in Mario Kart DS as the third course in the Banana Cup. The layout of the course remains unchanged from the previous iteration, except with its enhanced 3D graphics and all the ramps now encompass Dash Panels. If a racer is shrunk by a Lightning, they cannot complete the first jump necessary for completing this course and will fall to the lava. Missions 4-5 and 5-4 take place on this course. In 4-5, the player has to collect 15 coins without getting squished by a Thwomp, and in 5-4, the player has to drive through 10 numbered gates in order. The course has never been available in Wi-Fi.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course icon in Mario Kart Tour

The course reappears once more in Mario Kart Tour, stylized as Bowser's Castle 2. It was added into the game at the start of the Hammer Bro Tour alongside SNES Donut Plains 1, which was also last remade in Mario Kart DS. Though the standard layout is largely the same, there are now Barrel Bombs that are in certain areas, and some of the lava pits are smaller or absent. The platform directly after the first jump has a slightly different layout. It now uses the background of GBA Bowser's Castle 1. It is favored by the Ice Bro, the Fire Bro, and Dry Bowser.

Hammer Bro Tour[edit]

The course made its debut the Hammer Bro Tour, alongside SNES Donut Plains 1. It appears as the first course in the Bowser Cup and and the location of the challenge in the Luigi Cup. It also has a Reverse variant which appears as the third course in the King Boo Cup, and a Trick variant which appears as the second course in the Birdo Cup and the location of the challenge in the Yoshi Cup.

MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 2
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon IceBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.png Bull's-Eye BanzaiMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.png MKT Icon RainyBalloons.pngMKT Icon WickedWings.png
Two Star WendyMKT Icon KingBoo.pngMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Waluigi (Bus Driver) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon WildWing.pngP-WingMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon GhostRide.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.png MKT Icon BaNaNaParafoil.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.png
MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png King Boo Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngWaluigi (Bus Driver) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GhostRide.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.png MKT Icon 8BitJumpingMario.pngMKT Icon BaNaNaParafoil.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.png
Two Star WendyMKT Icon KingBoo.pngMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon IceBro.pngRosalina (Halloween)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) MKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WildWing.pngP-WingMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.png ? BlockMKT Icon WickedWings.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.png
MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png Birdo Cup
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T
Characters Karts Gliders
Three Star
Two Star

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "This course appeared in Mario Kart: Super Circuit™ for the Game Boy Advance™. It's a flat course, but the lava trenches all over make it really dangerous."
  • European website bio: "Tight right-angled turns abound on Bowser's turf, as you contend with angry Thwomps threatening to squash your kart into a pancake, make daring boost-assisted leaps over lava pits, and cut corners mere millimetres away from flames hotter than Bowser's breath."

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル2
Kuppa Kyassuru 2
Bowser Castle 2
Spanish Castillo de Bowser Bowser's Castle
French Château Bowser 2 (MKSC)[1]
Château de Bowser 2 (MKDS)
Bowser Castle 2
Bowser's Castle 2
German Bowsers Festung 2 Bowser's Castle 2
Italian Castello di Bowser 2 Bowser's Castle 2
Portuguese (NOA) Castelo do Bowser 2 Bowser's Castle 2
Korean 쿠파 성2
Kupa Seong 2
Bowser Castle 2
Chinese 酷霸王城堡2[2]
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 2
Bowser Castle 2

Trivia[edit]

  • In Mario Kart DS, one can make a high jump by hopping at precise timing when driving over one of the boosted ramps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU), page 53
  2. ^ From the unreleased iQue version.