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Tour Madrid Drive in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Madrid in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
First appearance Mario is Missing! (1992)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 6) (2023)
Greater location Spain

Madrid is the capital city of Spain. It appears as a playable location in Mario is Missing! and Mario Kart Tour.


Mario is Missing![edit]

Madrid in the DOS version of Mario is Missing!
Luigi in the DOS version

Alongside Athens, Marrakech, Mexico City, and Paris, Madrid is one of the five cities in the DOS and Deluxe versions of Mario is Missing! that Luigi has to visit before he can fight Roy Koopa. The city has been attacked by a group of Koopa Troopas, resulting in various landmarks losing notable items: Guernica from the Prado Museum, a Matador's Cape from the Ventas Bullring, and the tail from one of the lion statues in front of the Palacio de las Cortes. A bounty is placed on the items' return, and Luigi sets out to return them. He does just that, fighting off Koopa Troopas and chatting with the locals, and once every item is brought back to its rightful spot, he leaves for Bowser's Castle.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Madrid appears in Mario Kart Tour as the location of a race course called Madrid Drive. The course debuted in the 2023 Summer Tour. Madrid was the fourteenth and final city to be added to the game, as well as the seventh European city to be added to the game, being the third in a row after Athens and Rome. The course features landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol (including the Royal Post Office, El Oso y el Madroño, and the Sol Metro station), the Puerta de Alcalá, Gran Vía, Edificio Metrópolis, Edificio Capitol, Edificio Grassy, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the Market of San Miguel, Cybele Palace, Plaza de Cibeles, the Fountain of Cybele, the Gate of Europe, Hotel Riu Plaza España, Atocha station, Retiro Park, the Prado Museum, the Calle de Preciados, the Fuente del Ángel Caído, and the Segovia Viaduct.

Madrid Drive returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the sixth and final wave of the Booster Course Pass. In that game, it is the first course of the Spiny Cup.

Information from Mario is Missing![edit]

  • Boy:
    • "A little birdie told me between chirps. You're in the second biggest country in western Europe."
    • "You might take a boat, you might take a train. However you go, you'll be in Spain."
  • Tourist:
    • "I heard that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Better get a plain umbrella."
    • "I'll tell you what the tour bus did. It left me here in old Madrid."
  • Business Woman:
    • "You will discover you're in the land that paid for Christopher Columbus to sail to America."
    • "You're on a peninsula, not Siberian, it sounds more like Iberian."
  • Scientist:
    • "The north coast faces the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. The Mediterranean Sea is the other way."
    • "Like Barcelona, Madrid is well known. It's the capital city and stands alone."
  • Police Officer:
    • "You've landed in Madrid and just so you'll know. The Spanish dearly love to Flamenco."


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