GBA Battle Course 3

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This article is about the third battle course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. For other uses of the name "Battle Course", see Battle Course.
Battle Course 3
Battle Course 3 icon
The course icon in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Battle Course 3 (GBA)
The minimap of Battle Course 3 from Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii
GBA Battle Course 3.png

Mario racing on Battle Course 3
Mario driving on the course

Battle Course 3 is the third battle course of Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It shares its tileset and background with Peach Circuit.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Battle Course 3 is a very simple square-shaped course. It has four "L'-shaped walls which separate the course into a main "+"-shaped area and four square corners. The walls are multicolored and have grass within them. In the very middle of the course, there is a large circle of sand which can slow down players.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Wii
Battle Course 3 (GBA)
The course in Mario Kart Wii during gameplay

The course also returns as a Retro Battle Course in Mario Kart Wii. The inner walls are now color-coded (red, blue, yellow, and green). The music is also remixed, with instrumentation designed to mimic Mario Kart: Super Circuit's soundfont. The background is additionally a higher-quality version of Mario Kart DS's background for GBA Peach Circuit.


The GBA Battle Course 3 tournament

May 2008's second tournament required players to pass through 10 gates on Battle Course 3. Along the way, the player could hit many Item Boxes which would only contain Mushrooms. Controls were restricted to Wii Wheel users only. The tournament was later repeated as the second tournament of May 2010, the second tournament of November 2011, the first tournament of February 2013, and the second tournament of April 2014.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • European website: "There's no hiding place with this much open space around! Get in gear and get battling!"


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バトルコース3
Batoru Kōsu 3
Battle Course 3

Chinese 对战赛道3[1]
Duìzhàn Sàidào 3
Battle Track 3

French (NOA) Circuit de Bataille 3
Battle Circuit 3
French (NOE) Arène Bataille 3
Circuit Combat 3 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
Battle Arena 3
Combat Circuit 3
German Kampfkurs 3
Battle Course 3
Italian Percorso di guerra 3
Circuito di gara 3 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
War course 3
Match circuit 3
Korean 배틀 코스3
Baeteul Koseu 3
Battle Course 3

Spanish Circuito de Batalla 3
Battle Circuit 3


  1. ^ From the iQue localization prototype.
  2. ^ a b Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU)