Figure-8 Circuit

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This article is about the race course in Mario Kart DS. For the Super Smash Bros. stage based on the course, see Figure-8 Circuit (stage).
Figure-8 Circuit
MKDS Figure-8 Circuit Intro.png
Appearance(s) Mario Kart DS (2005)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 1:36:481 by Ninten★たなか
(Mario in the Standard MR)
Wi-Fi No longer available (DS)
Course map
MKDS Figure 8 Circuit Map.png

Figure-8 Circuit is the first race course of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart DS, as well as the location of the awards ceremony held after any cup. The race track resembles an 8. It is comparable to Luigi Circuit of numerous other Mario Kart games, as simple, straightforward, and free of gimmicks. This race course has a different introduction fanfare on Grand Prix, which is shared with Waluigi Pinball, Mario Circuit (with which it also shares its music) and GCN Luigi Circuit.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there is a Mario Kart-themed course entitled "Mario Circuit" that has a similar layout to Figure-8 Circuit. The stage reappears under the name "Figure-8 Circuit" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Missions 1-1 and 2-2 take place on this circuit. The first requires the player to pass through 5 gates in order as Mario and the second requires them to collect 10 coins as Yoshi.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "This course is laid out in the shape of the number 8. The road is wide and the corners are broad, so you can run through the whole thing at high speed."
  • North American website bio: "This figure-eight shaped course boasts a wide racetrack with easy corners. It’s ideal for constant top-speed racing."
  • European website bio: "With just two straights and two bends, your first stop in the Mushroom Cup season is as simple as they come (with the exception of Baby Park’s basic loop). So hit the gas, impress the crowds and save your strengths for the harder tracks to come."



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エイトクロスサーキット
Eito Kurosu Sākitto
Eight-Cross Circuit
Spanish Circuito en 8 Circuit in 8
French Circuit en 8 Circuit in 8
German Achterpiste Roller Circuit
Italian Ottotornante Eight Hairpin, but also a pun on "ottovolante" (an 8-shaped rollercoaster)
Korean 8자 서킷
8(pal)-ja Seokit
8-Shaped Circuit
Chinese 8字形賽道 (Traditional)
8字形赛道 (Simplified)
Bā zìxíng sài dào
8-Shaped Race Course


  • This is the only "circuit" in the Mario Kart series that is not owned by any playable character.
  • In Mario Kart 8's rendition of Mario Circuit, it is shaped after a number 8, much like this course. However, it is also based on a Möbius strip, due to the game's anti-gravity mechanic.
  • This is the only Mushroom Cup course in Mario Kart DS that has yet to appear as a retro course in future Mario Kart games.