The course icon in Mario Kart 64
|Appears in||Mario Kart 64 (1996)|
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Block Fort is a battle course in the Mario Kart series. It first appeared in Mario Kart 64 with four structures in each corner of the level. Ramps lead up to the first level, where thin bridges lead to the other forts. Another ramp leads to the top level, with longer bridges to the other forts roofs. Item Boxes are on the ground levels edge-wall, and on both of the forts' levels. Like Double Deck, this course shares its music with Choco Mountain.
In mission 6-4 in Mario Kart DS, as Mario, the player must destroy the 10 Item Boxes that move around the stage.
Mario Kart 64
- Instruction booklet: "The map consists of a series of floors, each three levels high. The four blocks are colored red, yellow, green and blue so you can quickly check your opponents' screens to find their locations."
- Web page: "Block Fort is a multi-level arena with three levels of platforms linked by ramps and elevated roads. The four blocks that make up the arena are color coded so you can tell where your opponents with a glance at their screen."
The course icon in Mario Kart DS
Names in other languages
|Four Color Fort|
|French||Bloc Fort||Block Fort|
|Italian||Forte Blocco||Block Fort|
|Spanish||Ciudad Bloque||Block City|
- In the Nintendo 64 version, the entire battle course appears to be surrounded by a sea of water, as shown in the icon in the battle stage selection. In the Nintendo DS version, the Touch Screen indicates the course to be surrounded by a field of grass.
- Despite N64 Choco Mountain returning in Mario Kart DS and using the same music as Block Fort in Mario Kart 64, the latter uses the same music for every other battle course in the DS version. In addition, despite being a classic course in the latter, it does not assign it the "N64" prefix. Both of these also apply to Pipe Plaza.
- (February 5, 1998) Nintendo: Mario Kart 64: Battle Mode (Internet Archive). Retrieved February 24, 2018.