Bowser Castle 3 (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 Wii, see Bowser Castle 3 (GBA). For more information about Bowser Castle 3, see Bowser Castle 3.
Bowser Castle 3
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Information
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Cup(s) it Appears in Star Cup (SMK)
Extra Star Cup (MKSC)
Music
Super Mario Kart
SMK-Music-BowserCastle.oga
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC-ExtraCourse-BowserCastle.oga
Course Map
Super Mario Kart
SNES Bowser Castle 3 map.png
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

GBA Bowser Castle 3 SNES.png
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Bowser Castle 3 is the fourth track of the Star Cup in Super Mario Kart. It was subsequently reused in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as the second track in the Extra Star Cup. Like every Bowser Castle course, the entire race is held inside a large castle room filled with a big lava pool.

Description[edit]

Luigi approaching a split path on Bowser Castle 3.

Typical elements of Bowser Castles, including falling Thwomps, zippers, jump lines and forks, are all to be found here. One major fork allows the player to choose one of three ways. The leftmost has six coins and one zipper, but is farthest away and narrows the following turn into a hairpin. The easiest path to reach is the right one, which has a jump line and a zipper directly behind such that a player who hits the jump line passes over the zipper. To reach the zipper, the player must time a hop over the jump line and activate the zipper. The middle path has six coins and two jump lines with Item Boxes positioned behind them.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Bowser near an item box.

Bowser Castle 3 reappeared in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and is the second track in the Extra Star Cup. It uses the background from that game's own Bowser Castle 1. The Thwomp hazards and zippers were removed from the track, along with the jump line in the rightmost path.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパじょうコース3
Kuppa Jō Kōsu 3
Koopa Castle Course 3
French Château de Bowser 3 Bowser Castle 3