Luigi Circuit (Mario Kart Wii)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart Wii. For other race courses with similar names, see Luigi Circuit.
Luigi Circuit
View of Luigi Circuit in Mario Kart Wii
Appears in Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 1:29.670 by Nin★sato
(Luigi in the Sprinter)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:19.419 by Nin★Uta♪
(Luigi on the Mach Bike)
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Course map
Mario Kart Wii

Luigi Circuit is the first course of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart Wii. It is a fairly simple course with no hazards and features a large boosted turn approaching the finish line, and is the shortest Wii course in the game. This course can also be seen at sunset during the credits. It shares its music with Mario Circuit, and an arrangement of it is heard in the title theme, demo movie, options menu, Block Plaza, Award Ceremony, and second half of the credits music. The course's overall layout resembles that of the real-life Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. This is the last Luigi-themed new course in the series and the only one that has not yet reappeared as a classic course.

Course layout[edit]

An overhead view of the course.

The race starts out in front of a large crowd stand full of Toads, Hammer Bros., Shy Guys, Birdos, Goombas, Monty Moles, Boos and Mii, with a Luigi Cap on top, similar to that seen in the Mario Kart 64 version of the course. Several garage buildings, more spectating Miis and a giant statue of Luigi appear on the right of the Finish Line. A Cheep Cheep-shaped balloon can be seen flying overhead which takes off from the landing platform in the middle of the lake. Hills similar to those seen in New Super Mario Bros. can be seen in the background. If the player is racing as a Mii or during the staff credits, the head of the Luigi statue and Luigi's face on some of the Luigi Circuit signs will be replaced with heads of random Miis from the player's system, or in the case of in the staff credits, the head on the Luigi statue is changed to the Mii the player selects for their license regardless of if the player's Mii was in the race or not.

The course starts with a turn to the right, followed by a short straight section and a gentle left turn followed by a U-turn to the right. This section resembles the first sector of the Monza F1 track without the chicanes. This is followed by a longer straight with another gentle left turn, resembling the Variante Ascari chicane in the real life Monza track (as if the chicane had not been taken by F1 cars), followed by the large right turn towards the finish line with many Dash Panels, leading into the last straight segment (this resembles Curva Parabolica, the final corner of the Monza track).

When the player crosses the finish line, beginning the next lap, Lakitu is shown on the left side of the player, holding the lap count signs.


  • A small ramp is located in the gravel trap on the left hand side of the straight approaching the Dash Panel section, which requires a speed boosting item to use without losing speed. Two Item Boxes are located on this ramp during Grand Prix mode.
  • The last turn can also be cut off by using a speed boosting item and driving across the sand.

Staff ghosts[edit]

The normal staff ghost for Luigi Circuit has a time of 1:29.670, using Luigi in the Sprinter. The expert staff ghost is unlocked if the player gets a time of 1:26.394 or less, with a time of 1:19.419 using Luigi on the Mach Bike. The expert staff ghost for this course is the only one in the game that uses a slower vehicle than their respective regular staff ghost.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

It has been requested that this section be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: specify which guide the third bio is from

  • Website bios:
    • Flag of USA.png "A great all-around starter track. Drifting through the boost pads banked around the final turn is a rush."
    • Flag of Europe.png "Listen to the roar of the crowd! A stand full of Miis will cheer you on as you hurtle round Luigi Circuit, where the final corner could decide the outcome..."
  • Guide: "Luigi has been busy creating an excellent "starter" track, and the long stretches allow you to master your drifts (karts) and wheelies (bikes) while jostling for position. Make sure you cut in on all the corners, learn the "racing line," and don't forget that there are more shortcuts than you think!"


Luigi Circuit
Tournament 1
Tournament May 2009 #1
Tournament 2
Luigi Circuit
Tournament 3

Three different tournaments took place on Luigi Circuit.

Tournament 1[edit]

The first Luigi Circuit tournament was a Karts only Grand Prix without any Items and was restricted to Wii Wheels only. It took place as the second tournament of October 2008, and it was repeated as the second tournament of October 2010.

Tournament 2[edit]

The second Luigi Circuit tournament took place at sunset as seen in the credits, and was a Grand Prix race with no restrictions, though Bob-omb Cars were added to the track. This tournament was the first tournament of May 2009.

Tournament 3[edit]

The third Luigi Circuit tournament was the same as the first, but instead was restricted to Bikes only. It took place as the first tournament of March 2010.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルイージサーキット
Ruīji Sākitto
Luigi Circuit
French Circuit Luigi Luigi Circuit
German Luigis Piste Luigi's Track
Italian Circuito di Luigi Luigi's Circuit
Korean 루이지 서킷
Ruiji Seokit
Luigi Curcuit
Spanish Circuito de Luigi Luigi's Circuit