Mario Circuit (MK8)
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The Mario Kart 8 incarnation of Mario Circuit appears as the first course of the Flower Cup. This Mario Circuit's layout is designed after the Möbius strip (a closed surface consisting of only one side) to make full use of the new anti gravity aspect of the game. It is placed around Peach's Castle which happens to be on floating islands. Like the Figure-8 Circuit and Toad's Turnpike, the track is shaped like the number eight. There are Goomba Towers near the finish line that can spin out the player. The track is lush and green, surrounded by the blue sky and white clouds, as well as waterfalls below. There are twenty-two Coins located on this track. This course's theme contains a part from Mario Kart Stadium's music in a different arrangement. In Mario Kart 8, it is a selectable battle course.
Being designed after a Möbius strip, the track follows a single path that twists around near the beginning. The track remains fairly simple in terms of design. Players start on the straightaway of the Möbius strip and shortly after, there is a turn to the left. A white bridge is a short ways away of the turn which starts the Anti gravity section. The track turns to the right shortly after and start racing underneath the finish line. After a left turn, the racers cross the white bridge, which twists the track back to normal and after another right turn, the racers approach the finish line. A gliding ramp and Goomba Towers appear at the stretch to the finish. Mario's Standard Kart can be seen in the pit area, alongside ? Blocks.
The course's starting banner can be interacted with by gliding racers; the other two courses to share this feature are DS Wario Stadium and 3DS Neo Bowser City. It is the only one of these three courses to be a Nitro Course.
The staff ghost for this track is Mario on the Standard Kart, with Normal tires and the Super Glider, with a time of 2:07.436. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc, the staff ghost is Pink Gold Peach with a time of 1:23.243.
Appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series
The track appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a new stage. The stage takes place on several platforms that move around the stage, stopping at certain intervals around the stage similar to Rainbow Road in the 3DS version. Shy Guys can drive into the fight like in the aforementioned stage and the other Mario Circuit stage, however because of the anti-gravity element they can drive on other surfaces such as on the wall to the right of the players or from the background albeit upside-down. The default music is a medley of the Circuit theme and Neo Bowser City's music from Mario Kart 7, though the original versions of numerous songs from Mario Kart 8 including Mario Circuit are also available.
Mario Circuit returns as a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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