Mario Kart Stadium

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Mario Kart Stadium
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Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) it Appears in Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 1:59.781 by Nin★Chris (MK8) (as Mario)
1:53.191 by Nin★Chris (MK8D) (as Mario) (150cc)
1:21.984 by Nin★Sophia (MK8D) (as Gold Mario) (200cc)
Wi-Fi Available (Wii U, Switch)
Music
MK8-Music-MarioKartStadium.oga
Course Map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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Mario Kart Stadium is the first race track in the Mushroom Cup of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is a basic circuit taking place in an autodrome stadium full with advertisements and banners of the players with fireworks in the background. This is the first course to be named after the Mario Kart series itself. This course also makes Mario Kart 8 the only game in the series (excluding the arcade games and Mario Kart 64) where the first course in the game is not named a "Circuit", despite the overall design is still a circuit-type track.

Course layout[edit]

The course as seen from the starting line.

The course begins with a short straightaway followed by a right turn. The track then turns right with three colored paths that stay together: an inner blue path, a yellow path in the center that says "Mushroom Cup" on it, and an outer red path with Boost Pads and coins. The track then approaches the anti-gravity part followed by a left turn. Next, the course goes up and down a raised hairpin turn, followed by a gliding area, and one more left turn to the finish line.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • Just before the path splits in three, the player can use a boosting item to make a sharp turn between the pipes
  • After the first split path anti-gravity section, there is a dirt section that the player can boost through.
  • Right after the first anti-gravity strip, on the left, there is a ramp that cuts off the corner just before the huge turn.
  • Near the end of the course, just after the gliding ramp, a boost can be used across the sand to bypass the final turn. It is easy to notice the shortcut because there are pipes in the sand.

Sponsors[edit]

Teams that appear in this course are included in this list, the teams being the Mario Super Motor Team, Luigi Gusters, Toad Mushroom Powered, Yoshi Runners, Lord Bowser and Princess Peach. The same team names can be found in different courses throughout the game.

  • Bowser Oil (Promotional tents, trackside banners, signs)
  • Bullet Bill Speed Trial (Signs, trackside banners)
  • Fuzzy Battery (Batteries in pit area, promotion tents, trackside banners)
  • Golden Wheel (Promotion tents, trackside banners)
  • Lemmy's Tire Service (Promotion tents, trackside banners)
  • Lord Bowser (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)
  • Luigi Gusters (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)
  • Mario Automobile Association/MAA (Promotion tents)
  • Mario Kart (Oil) (Cans in pit area)
  • Mario Kart TV/MKTV (Clown Cars, commentator's booth, posters, promotion tents, trackside banners, van)
  • Mario Motors (Promotion tents, trackside banners)
  • Mario Super Motor Team (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)
  • Mushroom Cup (Banners, pit areas, signs, standings board, trackside banners)
  • Princess Peach (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)
  • Toad Mushroom Powered (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)
  • Yoshi Runners (Batteries in pit area, crowd banners, pit area, pit crew toads, standings board)

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオカートスタジアム
Mario Kāto Sutajiamu
Mario Kart Stadium
Spanish Estadio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium
French Champidrome From "champignon" (mushroom) and "autodrome"
Dutch Mario Kart-Stadion Mario Kart Stadium
German Mario Kart-Stadion Mario Kart Stadium
Italian Stadio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium
Portuguese Estádio Mario Kart Mario Kart Stadium
Russian Стадион Mario Kart
Stadion Mario Kart
Mario Kart Stadium

Trivia[edit]

  • Throughout the course, all flags and pit stops are themed around Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, and Bowser, these being the only characters to appear in every Mario Kart game since Super Mario Kart.
    • Standard Karts for each of these six characters can be seen in their respective pit areas.
  • This is the only track in the Mushroom Cup to not have an underwater section.
  • Part of this course's music is reused for the theme of Mario Circuit.