Chain Chomp Wheel

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Chain Chomp Wheel
Chain Chomp Roulette
Chain Chomp Roulette.png
Appears in Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Course map
The course map Chain Chomp Wheel from Mario Kart Wii.

Chain Chomp Wheel (known as Chain Chomp Roulette in the British English version) is a battle course in the game Mario Kart Wii. It takes place inside a casino's roulette-style wheel, with a Chain Chomp rolling around and squashing racers in its path. The arena is located underwater; an Unagi and Big Cheep Cheeps can be seen through the windows on the walls, swimming outside of the stage. As with Funky Stadium, the players start from off the map on Dash Panels and make an entrance into the map.

Course layout[edit]

Mario competes in a Balloon Battle at Chain Chomp Wheel.

The layout of the Chain Chomp Wheel is similar to Tart Top, a battle course from Mario Kart DS. The course is round with a small incline, with Dash Panels located on the outer section of the wheel and in the very center of the wheel. The wheel is constantly moving, and Item Boxes are located around every few sections of the wheel, as well as the middle of a large star (which appears to act as the wheel's spinner). The inside of the star is a Trick spot; it can be tricked off of by going off the ramp at a certain angle. The center Dash Panels can be used to get Item Boxes located in the wheel's spinner, which has a high chance of granting the player a Star, although they can also give a Mushroom.

A large Chain Chomp rolls around the course in an opposite direction to the wheel. Anyone caught in its path is flattened, causing them to lose a balloon (in Balloon Battle) or three coins (in Coin Runners). They will also lose any items they have. Any racers who run into the Chain Chomp from midair (after using the ramp) get knocked over as if they ran into a Bullet Bill.


the Mario Kart Wii tournament on May 2, 2009
The Chain Chomp Wheel tournament

May 2009's second tournament required players to collect 100 coins grouped near the center of the course. Item Boxes in the star in the middle only contain Stars, while Item Boxes on the wheel itself contain either a Mushroom or a Mega Mushroom. Controls were restricted to Wii Wheel users only. The tournament was repeated as the second tournament of May 2011, the first tournament of August 2012, and the second tournament of October 2013.


  • Mario Kart Wii European website: "You'll need more than a little luck to survive in this game of roulette. With a giant Chain Chomp rolling around, you might want to head for the high edges and pull off some stunts until it has passed by!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワンルーレット
Wanwan Rūretto
Chain Chomp Roulette
French (NOA) Roulette Chain Chomp Chain Chomp Roulette
French (NOE) Roulette Chomp Chomp Roulette
German Kettenhund-Roulette Chain Chomp Roulette
Italian Roulette Categnaccio Chain Chomp Roulette
Korean 멍멍이 룰렛
Meong-meongi Rullet
Chain Chomp Roulette
Spanish (NOA) Ruleta de Chain Chomp Chain Chomp's Roulette
Spanish (NOE) Ruleta Chomp Cadenas Chain Chomp Roulette


  • This is the first battle course in the Mario Kart series to have a different name between the American and British localizations.
  • The two horns heard after the 20-second mark in Chain Chomp Wheel's music are sampled in the song "#14 crush" from Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, which was also composed by Ryo Nagamatsu,[1] one of the composers for Mario Kart Wii.


  1. ^ Splatoon 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK -Octotune-. VGMdb. Retrieved February 11, 2022.