Bowser Castle 3 (GBA)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit and a retro course in Mario Kart Wii. For the race course from Super Mario Kart and retro course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, see Bowser Castle 3 (SNES). For more information about Bowser Castle 3, see Bowser Castle 3.
Bowser Castle 3
MKSC Bowser Castle 3 Starting Line.png
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) it appears in Star Cup (MKSC)
Leaf Cup (MKW)
Staff Ghost 02:58.304 by Nin★Fukuda (MKW)
(Dry Bowser in the Standard Kart L)
Expert Staff Ghost 02:39.391 by Nin★A24 (MKW)
(Dry Bowser in the Flame Runner)
Wi-Fi No longer available (Wii)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii

Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
GBA Bowser Castle 3 map.png

Mario Kart Wii
GBA Bowser's Castle 3.png

Bowser Castle 3 is a course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and retro course in Mario Kart Wii. Like all other Bowser Castle courses, it features sharp 90 degree turns and jumps over pits of lava. Kamek can also be seen floating back and forth near the finish line. It appears to take place on the roof of the castle. Storm clouds can be seen in the background.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

An overview of the track
An overview of the track
The GBA Bowser Castle 3 tournament.
The tournament.

Bowser Castle 3 reappears in Mario Kart Wii as the second track of the Leaf Cup. The track is now white instead of blue, and the banners of Bowser in the background are now black with red faces. An extra ramp has been added and Kamek does not appear. Also, the Thwomps here can squash the Lakitu that carries the "Wrong Way" sign. A shortcut can be performed by aiming left at the last yellow ramp and using a mushroom. A few Lava Bubbles can also be seen jumping out of the lava.


In Mario Kart Wii, a tournament took place on this track. Players had to go through a total of 30 gates, and were restricted to only using karts. It was the second tournament of February 2009, but its information was accidentally given for February 2009's first tournament, which took place at Block Plaza and had a different objective. This tournament was repeated as the second tournament of February 2011, the first tournament of June 2012, and the second tournament of August 2013.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Official European website: "Thunder clouds are gathering on the horizon as you race across huge cobbles and attempt to twist round one sharp corner after another. And if that doesn't scare you, then maybe the massive Thwomps will!"


GBA appearance[edit]

Wii appearance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパキャッスル3
Kuppa Kyassuru 3
Bowser Castle 3
Spanish Castillo de Bowser 3 Bowser's Castle 3
French Château Bowser 3 (MKSC)[1]
Château de Bowser 3 (MKW)
Bowser Castle 3
Bowser's Castle 3
German Bowsers Festung 3 Bowser's Castle 3
Italian Castello di Bowser 3 Bowser's Castle 3
Korean 쿠파 성 3
Kupa Seong 3
Bowser Castle 3
Chinese 酷霸王城堡3[2]
Kùbàwáng Chéngbǎo 3
Bowser Castle 3


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