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. 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
MKSC Bowser Castle 2 Starting Line.png
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
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)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart DS

Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Bowser Castle 2.png
Mario Kart DS
MKDS Bowser Castle 2 GBA Map.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.

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 being replaced by 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.

Official descriptions in Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: "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."
  • Mario Kart DS European website: "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."


GBA appearance[edit]

DS appearance[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
Korean 쿠파 성2
Kupa Seong 2
Bowser Castle 2
Chinese 酷霸王城堡2[2]
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 2
Bowser Castle 2


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


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