Classic course

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A classic course,[1][2][3] formerly known as Extra Track in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and as Retro course until Mario Kart Wii, is a past Mario Kart game's course. In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the Extra Cups include the Extra Mushroom, Flower, Lightning, Star and Special Cups, each cup containing four courses from Super Mario Kart. Classic courses then systematically appear in every Mario Kart game starting with Mario Kart DS. They come in the Shell Cup, Banana Cup, Leaf Cup, and Lightning Cup. Starting with the DLC cups in Mario Kart 8, classic courses can appear in the same cup as new courses.

Outside of ones that return in Mario Kart Tour, most Mario Kart courses have returned as a classic only once with a few exceptions. Until Mario Kart 8, classic courses were generally identical to their original counterparts, receiving only graphical updates. For example, in SNES and GBA courses, the space is larger and the blocks are taller, and in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7, courses appear almost identical to the originals, the only differences being the added underwater and gliding sections in the latter game, while in Mario Kart DS, some classic courses appear to be scaled down in graphics due to system limitations of the Nintendo DS.

Starting from Mario Kart 8, most classic courses are completely redesigned for HD graphics. They usually include new mechanics, new details for the race tracks, completely new backgrounds, and also support the underwater sections, gliding mechanics, and (excluding Mario Kart Tour) anti-gravity. Also new to Mario Kart 8, most classic courses have newly arranged or remastered music, whereas classic courses in older Mario Kart games mostly retained their original music (though they were sometimes altered due to platform limitations, primarily for the GBA and DS). Mario Kart Tour features classic courses with both the original general appearances and completely redesigned appearances. The music is almost always either the original arrangement or from Mario Kart 7, with the only exceptions being GBA Sunset Wilds (new arrangement), SNES Ghost Valley 1 (Wii arrangement), and the Choco Island courses (DS arrangement).

Courses[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit Extra Cups[edit]

Cup Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Extra Mushroom Cup MKSC Mario Circuit 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Mario Circuit 1
MKSC SNES Donut Plains 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Donut Plains 1
MKSC Ghost Valley 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Ghost Valley 1
MKSC SNES Bowser Castle 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Bowser Castle 1
Extra Flower Cup MKSC Mario Circuit 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Mario Circuit 2
MKSC Choco Island 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Choco Island 1
MKSC Ghost Valley 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Ghost Valley 2
MKSC SNES Donut Plains 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Donut Plains 2
Extra Lightning Cup MKSC SNES Bowser Castle 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Bowser Castle 2
MKSC Mario Circuit 3 Extra Cup Map.png
Mario Circuit 3
MKSC Koopa Beach 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Koopa Beach 1
MKSC Choco Island 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Choco Island 2
Extra Star Cup MKSC Vanilla Lake 1 Extra Cup Map.png
Vanilla Lake 1
MKSC SNES Bowser Castle 3 Extra Cup Map.png
Bowser Castle 3
MKSC Mario Circuit 4 Extra Cup Map.png
Mario Circuit 4
MKSC SNES Donut Plains 3 Extra Cup Map.png
Donut Plains 3
Extra Special Cup MKSC Koopa Beach 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Koopa Beach 2
MKSC Ghost Valley 3 Extra Cup Map.png
Ghost Valley 3
MKSC Vanilla Lake 2 Extra Cup Map.png
Vanilla Lake 2
MKSC SNES Rainbow Road Extra Cup Map.png
Rainbow Road

Shell Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Mario Circuit 1.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKDS Moo Moo Farm Intro.png
N64 Moo Moo Farm
MKDS Peach Circuit Intro.png
GBA Peach Circuit
MKDS Luigi Circuit GCN Intro.png
GCN Luigi Circuit
Mario Kart Wii Peach Beach MKWii.png
GCN Peach Beach
Yoshi Falls MKWii.png
DS Yoshi Falls
Ghost Valley 2 MKWii.png
SNES Ghost Valley 2
Mario Raceway 64 MKWii.png
N64 Mario Raceway
Mario Kart 7 LuigiracewayMK7.png
N64 Luigi Raceway
GBA Bowser Castle 1.jpg
GBA Bowser Castle 1
MushroomGorgeMK7.png
Wii Mushroom Gorge
LuigiMansionMK7.png
DS Luigi's Mansion
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-Wii MooMooMeadows.jpg
Wii Moo Moo Meadows
MK8 GBA Mario Circuit Overview.jpg
GBA Mario Circuit
MK8-Course-DS CheepCheepBeach.jpg
DS Cheep Cheep Beach
MK8-Course-N64 ToadsTurnpike.jpg
N64 Toad's Turnpike

Banana Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Donut Plains 1.png
SNES Donut Plains 1
MKDS Frappe Snowland N64 Intro.png
N64 Frappe Snowland
MKDS Bowser Castle 2 GBA Intro.png
GBA Bowser Castle 2
MKDS Baby Park Intro.png
GCN Baby Park
Mario Kart Wii Sherbet Land N64 MKWii.png
N64 Sherbet Land
Shy Guy Beach MKWii.png
GBA Shy Guy Beach
Delfino Square MKWii.png
DS Delfino Square
Waluigi Stadium MKWii.png
GCN Waluigi Stadium
Mario Kart 7 KoopaTroopaBeachMK7.png
N64 Koopa Beach
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
MK7-SFC-MC.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2
.
Wii Coconut Mall.png
Wii Coconut Mall
.
MK7-DS-WP.png
DS Waluigi Pinball
.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-GCN DryDryDesert.jpg
GCN Dry Dry Desert
MK8-Course-SNES DonutPlains3.jpg
SNES Donut Plains 3
MK8-Course-N64 RoyalRaceway.jpg
N64 Royal Raceway
MK8-Course-3DS DKJungle.png
3DS DK Jungle

Leaf Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Koopa Beach 2 SNES Intro.png
SNES Koopa Beach 2
MKDS Choco Mountain N64 Intro.png
N64 Choco Mountain
MKDS Luigi Circuit GBA Intro.png
GBA Luigi Circuit
MKDS Mushroom Bridge GCN Intro.png
GCN Mushroom Bridge
Mario Kart Wii Desert Hills.png
DS Desert Hills
MKW GBA Bowser Castle 3 Intro.png
GBA Bowser Castle 3
D.K.'s Jungle Parkway.png
N64 DK's Jungle Parkway
MKWii GCNMario.png
GCN Mario Circuit
Mario Kart 7 KalimariDesertMK7.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
DKPassMK7.png
DS DK Pass
DaisyCruiserMK7.png
GCN Daisy Cruiser
MapleTreewayMK7.png
Wii Maple Treeway
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-DS WarioStadium.png
DS Wario Stadium
.
MK8-Course-GCN SherbetLand.png
GCN Sherbet Land
.
MK8-Course-3DS MusicPark.png
3DS Music Park
3DS Melody Motorway
MK8-Course-N64 YoshiValley.png
N64 Yoshi Valley
.

Lightning Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Choco Island 2 Intro.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKDS Banshee Boardwalk N64 Intro.png
N64 Banshee Boardwalk
MKDS Sky Gardens Intro.png
GBA Sky Garden
MKDS Yoshi Circuit GCN Intro.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit
Mario Kart Wii MKW SNES Mario Circuit 3 Overview.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3
MKWii Peach Gardens.png
DS Peach Gardens
DK Mountain.png
GCN DK Mountain
N64BowserCastle-MKWii.png
N64 Bowser's Castle
Mario Kart 7 KoopaCapeMK7.png
Wii Koopa Cape
DinoDinoJungleMK7.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
AirshipFortressMK7.png
DS Airship Fortress
SNES MK7.png
SNES Rainbow Road
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-DS Tick-TockClock.jpg
DS Tick-Tock Clock
.
MK8-Course-3DS PiranhaPlantSlide.jpg
3DS Piranha Plant Slide
3DS Piranha Plant Pipeway
MK8-Course-Wii GrumbleVolcano.jpg
Wii Grumble Volcano
.
MK8-Course-N64 RainbowRoad.jpg
N64 Rainbow Road
.

DLC Cups[edit]

Egg Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-GCN YoshiCircuit.jpg
GCN Yoshi Circuit
Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-ExcitebikeArena.jpg
Excitebike Arena
New
Dragon Driftway MK8 overview.png
Dragon Driftway
New
MK8-DLC-Course-MuteCity-section.jpg
Mute City
New

Triforce Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-Wii Wario'sGoldMine.jpg
Wii Wario's Gold Mine
Classic
Mk8-DLC-Course-SNES RainbowRoad.jpg
SNES Rainbow Road
Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-IceIceOutpost.jpg
Ice Ice Outpost
New
MK8-DLC-Course-HyruleCircuit.jpg
Hyrule Circuit
New

Crossing Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-GCN BabyPark.jpg
GCN Baby Park
Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-GBA CheeseLand.jpg
GBA Cheese Land
Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-WildWoods.jpg
Wild Woods
New
Animal Crossing preview MK8 art.png
Animal Crossing
New

Bell Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-3DS NeoBowserCity.jpg
3DS Neo Bowser City
3DS Koopa City

Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-GBA RibbonRoad01.jpg
GBA Ribbon Road
Classic
MK8-DLC-Course-SuperBellSubway.jpg
Super Bell Subway
New
MK8-DLC-Course-BigBlue-overview.jpg
Big Blue
New

Classic courses from Mario Kart Tour[edit]

This section is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it is being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible.

Courses in Mario Kart Tour are not arranged into set cups like in the other games, as the cups and available courses change between each tour.

Table of classic courses[edit]

Courses highlighted in red have yet to appear as classic courses in a later Mario Kart installment. A hyphen (-) indicates that the course appears as a new course in its respective game and therefore cannot appear as a classic course in it or in a previous installment.

Course MKDS MKW MK7 MK8/MK8D MKT
SNES Mario Circuit 1 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Donut Plains 1 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Ghost Valley 1 Check mark.svg
SNES Bowser Castle 1
SNES Mario Circuit 2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Choco Island 1 Check mark.svg
SNES Ghost Valley 2 Check mark.svg
SNES Donut Plains 2 Check mark.svg
SNES Bowser Castle 2
SNES Mario Circuit 3 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Koopa Beach 1
SNES Choco Island 2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 Check mark.svg
SNES Bowser Castle 3
SNES Mario Circuit 4
SNES Donut Plains 3 Check mark.svg
SNES Koopa Beach 2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
SNES Ghost Valley 3
SNES Vanilla Lake 2
SNES Rainbow Road Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Luigi Raceway Check mark.svg
N64 Moo Moo Farm Check mark.svg
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Kalimari Desert Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Toad's Turnpike Check mark.svg
N64 Frappe Snowland Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Choco Mountain Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Mario Raceway Check mark.svg
N64 Wario Stadium
N64 Sherbet Land Check mark.svg
N64 Royal Raceway Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
N64 Bowser's Castle Check mark.svg
N64 DK's Jungle Parkway Check mark.svg
N64 Yoshi Valley Check mark.svg
N64 Banshee Boardwalk Check mark.svg
N64 Rainbow Road Check mark.svg
GBA Peach Circuit Check mark.svg
GBA Shy Guy Beach Check mark.svg
GBA Riverside Park
GBA Bowser Castle 1 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
GBA Mario Circuit Check mark.svg
GBA Boo Lake
GBA Cheese Land Check mark.svg
GBA Bowser Castle 2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
GBA Luigi Circuit Check mark.svg
GBA Sky Garden Check mark.svg
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island
GBA Sunset Wilds Check mark.svg
GBA Snow Land
GBA Ribbon Road Check mark.svg
GBA Yoshi Desert
GBA Bowser Castle 3 Check mark.svg
GBA Lakeside Park
GBA Broken Pier
GBA Bowser Castle 4
GBA Rainbow Road
GCN Luigi Circuit Check mark.svg
GCN Peach Beach Check mark.svg
GCN Baby Park Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
GCN Dry Dry Desert Check mark.svg
GCN Mushroom Bridge Check mark.svg
GCN Mario Circuit Check mark.svg
GCN Daisy Cruiser Check mark.svg
GCN Waluigi Stadium Check mark.svg
GCN Sherbet Land Check mark.svg
GCN Mushroom City
GCN Yoshi Circuit Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
GCN DK Mountain Check mark.svg
GCN Wario Colosseum
GCN Dino Dino Jungle Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
GCN Bowser's Castle
GCN Rainbow Road
DS Figure-8 Circuit -
DS Yoshi Falls - Check mark.svg
DS Cheep Cheep Beach - Check mark.svg
DS Luigi's Mansion - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
DS Desert Hills - Check mark.svg
DS Delfino Square - Check mark.svg
DS Waluigi Pinball - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
DS Shroom Ridge -
DS DK Pass - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
DS Tick-Tock Clock - Check mark.svg
DS Mario Circuit -
DS Airship Fortress - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
DS Wario Stadium - Check mark.svg
DS Peach Gardens - Check mark.svg
DS Bowser Castle -
DS Rainbow Road -
Wii Luigi Circuit - -
Wii Moo Moo Meadows - - Check mark.svg
Wii Mushroom Gorge - - Check mark.svg
Wii Toad's Factory - -
Wii Mario Circuit - -
Wii Coconut Mall - - Check mark.svg
Wii DK Summit/DK's Snowboard Cross - - Check mark.svg
Wii Wario's Gold Mine - - Check mark.svg
Wii Daisy Circuit - -
Wii Koopa Cape - - Check mark.svg
Wii Maple Treeway - - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Wii Grumble Volcano - - Check mark.svg
Wii Dry Dry Ruins - -
Wii Moonview Highway - -
Wii Bowser's Castle - -
Wii Rainbow Road - -
3DS Toad Circuit - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Daisy Hills - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon/Cheep Cheep Cape - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Wuhu Loop/Wuhu Island Loop - - -
3DS Mario Circuit - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Music Park/Melody Motorway - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Rock Rock Mountain/Alpine Pass - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Piranha Plant Slide/Piranha Plant Pipeway - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Wario Shipyard/Wario's Galleon - - -
3DS Neo Bowser City/Koopa City - - - Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
3DS Maka Wuhu/Wuhu Mountain Loop - - -
3DS DK Jungle - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Rosalina's Ice World - - - Check mark.svg
3DS Bowser's Castle - - -
3DS Rainbow Road - - - Check mark.svg

Gallery[edit]

Cup emblems[edit]

Cup trophies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おまけコース
Omake kōsu
Bonus Courses (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
Chinese 奖励赛道[4]
Jiǎnglì Sàidào
Bonus Circuits (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Musa (May 30, 2014). Mario Kart 8: Prima Official Game Guide. The section about the old courses is titled Returning Classics.
  2. ^ classic internal name of the folder containing the data about the newly introduced courses in Mario Kart Tour
  3. ^ Official North American site of Mario Kart Tour. The old courses are referred to as classic Mario Kart courses. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  4. ^ From the unreleased iQue version