Mushroom Cup

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The Mushroom Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Mushroom Cup is a tournament cup in Mario franchise spin-offs, most notably appearing as the first and easiest cup in the Mario Kart series (later alongside the Shell Cup). It is represented by a Super Mushroom.

The tracks in this cup are the least challenging in the game and often begins with a circuit other than Mario Circuit. They have few hazards and gimmicks, few turns, and are the shortest in every game. In addition, most games usually include a beach-themed course.

List of Mario Kart courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SNES Mario Circuit 1 map.png
Mario Circuit 1
SNES Donut Plains 1.png
Donut Plains 1
SNES Ghost Valley 1.png
Ghost Valley 1
SNES Bowser Castle 1.png
Bowser Castle 1
SNES Mario Circuit 2.png
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Kart 64 LuigiRaceway.png
Luigi Raceway
MooMooFarm.png
Moo Moo Farm
KoopaTroopaBeach.png
Koopa Troopa Beach
KalimariDesert.png
Kalimari Desert
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit PeachCircuit.png
Peach Circuit
ShyGuyBeach.png
Shy Guy Beach
RiversidePark.png
Riverside Park
BowsersCastle1.png
Bowser Castle 1
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! LuigiCircuitIcon-MKDD.png
Luigi Circuit
PeachBeachIcon-MKDD.png
Peach Beach
BabyParkIcon-MKDD.png
Baby Park
DryDryDesertIcon-MKDD.png
Dry Dry Desert
N/A
Mario Kart DS Figure-eight Circuit.PNG
Figure-8 Circuit
Yoshi Falls.png
Yoshi Falls
Cheepcheepbeach.PNG
Cheep Cheep Beach
Luigi's Mansion.PNG
Luigi's Mansion
N/A
Mario Kart Wii LuigiCircuit MKWii.jpg
Luigi Circuit
MooMooMeadows MKWii.jpg
Moo Moo Meadows
Mkwii-shroomgorge.jpg
Mushroom Gorge
Mktrack7.jpg
Toad's Factory
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Toad Circuit.png
Toad Circuit
.
Daisyhills.png
Daisy Hills
.
Cheepcheeplagoon.png
Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Cheep Cheep Cape
ShyGuyBazaar.png
Shy Guy Bazaar
.
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-MarioKartStadium.png
Mario Kart Stadium
MK8-Course-WaterPark.jpg
Water Park
MK8-Course-SweetSweetCanyon.png
Sweet Sweet Canyon
MK8-Course-ThwompRuins.png
Thwomp Ruins
N/A

Completion rewards in the Mario Kart series[edit]

Winning the Mushroom Cup in the Mario Kart series can award the player with various bonuses, depending on the game. Additional cups unlocked are excluded from this list.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • All nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) on 50cc: Dry Bones
  • All nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) on 100cc: Second personal kart for each playable character
  • All cups on 150cc: All karts available for all characters
  • All nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) or all retro cups (excludes Mushroom Cup) on Mirror: R.O.B.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) on 50cc: Baby Daisy
  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) on 100cc: Sneakster
  • 1 star rank or higher on all nitro cups (includes Mushroom Cup) on 150cc: Dry Bowser
  • 1 star rank or higher on all cups on Mirror: Rosalina

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • All cups on a single cc class: Mii
  • 150cc Mushroom Cup: Daisy

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Most unlockable characters in Mario Kart 8 are unlocked at random upon winning Grand Prix cups (separate cups must be played to unlock characters), which includes the Mushroom Cup. Characters that can be unlocked include Rosalina, Metal Mario, Lakitu, Toadette, Baby Rosalina, Pink Gold Peach, Iggy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Wendy O. Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., and Mii. Mii is unlocked upon the eighth Grand Prix cup victory, unless an amiibo is used to unlock Mii beforehand.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Not only is this cup in the Mario Kart series but also in other Mario sports games like Mario Power Tennis and Mario Superstar Baseball. In Super Mario Strikers, the Mushroom Cup has four teams and three rounds. When the player places in the top three, the Flower Cup and the Konga Coliseum are unlocked. A similar cup is the Super Mushroom Cup. In Mario Sports Mix, it's the first cup to be played in the tournament.

The Mushroom Cup also makes an appearance in Mario Tennis Open as the first tournament of the World Open. It is played on the Mushroom Valley court, and the CPU difficulty is the easiest in the World Open. The cup is the only one to be unlocked from the start, and matches for this tournament have one set each for the starting round and semifinals, and three sets for the finals.

Trading Card info[edit]

MushroomCup.jpg

"Long-time Mario Kart fans may experience déjà vu when checking out the first two tracks of the Mushroom Cup> Luigi Circuit looks a lot like Luigi's tracks from other Mario Kart games and Moo Moo Meadows harkens back to Moo Moo Farm. But rest assured, the layouts are new."

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコカップ
Kinoko kappu
Mushroom Cup
Spanish Copa Champiñón Mushroom Cup
French Coupe Champignon Mushroom Cup
Dutch Paddenstoelbeker Mushroom Cup
German Pilz-Cup Mushroom Cup
Italian Trofeo Fungo Mushroom Trophy
Portuguese Taça Cogumelo Mushroom Cup
Russian Кубок гриба
Kubok griba
Mushroom Cup
Korean 버섯 컵
Beoseot Keop
Mushroom Cup
Chinese 蘑菇盃 (Traditional)
蘑菇杯 (Simplified)
Mógū Bēi
Mushroom Cup

Trivia[edit]

  • Through all of the games, Mushroom Cup has never had a snow or ice-themed course.
  • All of the Mushroom Cup courses from Mario Kart 64 have reappeared as Retro Courses exclusively in handheld Mario Kart games: one in Mario Kart DS, and the remaining three in Mario Kart 7.