Mario Circuit (3DS)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart 7. For information about other race tracks with similar names, see Mario Circuit.
Mario Circuit
MariocircuitMK7.png
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) it Appears in Flower Cup
Staff Ghost Nin★Miki★ (2:25.001)
Expert Staff Ghost Nin★raba (2:10.018)
Wi-Fi Available
Music
Toad's Circuit + Mario's Circuit.ogg
Course Map
MK7 MarioCircuit.pngMario Circuit.png

Mario Circuit is the second course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. It is strongly based off the Mario Kart DS version of the track, and is the second race in the Flower Cup. In this, unlike the other Mario Circuit tracks, players can drive through Peach's Castle.

Course layout[edit]

Mario driving in front of Peach's Castle.
The track takes place on a large grassy field with sand roads, Mushroom Trampolines, pipes, blossoming peach trees, a lake, and Peach's Castle. The course starts on a small straight road and after two turns which a large curve with pink leaves appears. Then the player jumps off of a ramp, landing on a Mushroom Trampoline. Then a similar road to that of Mario Kart DS's Mario Circuit leads the way up to Peach's Castle. Then the road enters in Peach's Castle and, after a 270° turn, a glider pad enables the driver to fly out of the castle. Then a number of pipes appear that shoot out air, along with some Big Goombas. A very long, large pipe similar to the ones form Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart DS appears, in which drivers must drive through in a curve leading them back to a long road going back to the finish.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • After the first turn, players can use a Mushroom to hit a ramp to the right in the grass.
  • Before Peach's Castle, there are some ramps in the grass.
  • After gliding out of the castle, players can veer left and hit a ramp to save some time.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 马力欧赛道 (Simplified)[1]
Mǎlìōu Sàidào
Mario Speedway

Trivia[edit]

  • In an early trailer of Mario Kart 7, when Mario Circuit was shown, there was originally a bouncy Mushroom where the players glided out of the side of the castle, probably because the concept of gliders hadn't been implemented into the game.
  • The blossoming peach trees in this track was later reused for the revamped Royal Raceway in Mario Kart 8
    • In addition, the falling flower petals from the trees are actually intended to serve as a 3D effect of the Nintendo 3DS. When the 3D mode is activated, the falling petals seem to "pop out" of the screen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ iQue. 马力欧卡丁车7 : 赛道 (Mario Kart 7: Courses). Retrieved January 28, 2017.