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A new course[1][2] is the term used to refer to an original course in the Mario Kart series that is new to the series and has never appeared before. They often took the name of the game they were derived from: in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the original tracks are called Super Circuit Tracks to distinguish them from the tracks originating from Super Mario Kart, called Extra Tracks. In Mario Kart DS, the new courses are known as Nitro Courses from the project codename of the game, Project Nitro. In Mario Kart Wii the new courses are known as Wii courses. Some of them have reappeared in later Mario Kart games as classic courses. In all the console games, at least one Mario Circuit, Bowser's Castle, Rainbow Road, a beach- or water-themed course, and a snow-themed course have appeared as a new course. While Mario Kart Tour does have its own Mario Circuit and Rainbow Road courses, they have only been in the form of remix courses thus far.

Courses[edit]

Mushroom Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart The map for Mario Circuit 1.
Mario Circuit 1
The map for Donut Plains 1.
Donut Plains 1
The map for Ghost Valley 1.
Ghost Valley 1
Bowser Castle 1
Bowser Castle 1
The map for Mario Circuit 2.
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Kart 64 The icon for Luigi Raceway, from Mario Kart 64.
Luigi Raceway
The icon for Moo Moo Farm, from Mario Kart 64.
Moo Moo Farm
The icon for Koopa Troopa Beach, from Mario Kart 64.
Koopa Troopa Beach
The icon for Kalimari Desert, from Mario Kart 64.
Kalimari Desert
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Peach Circuit
Peach Circuit
The preview image of Shy Guy Beach from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Shy Guy Beach
Riverside Park
Riverside Park
Bowser Castle 1
Bowser Castle 1
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The icon for Luigi Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Luigi Circuit
The icon for Peach Beach, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Peach Beach
The icon for Baby Park, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Baby Park
The icon for Dry Dry Desert, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Dry Dry Desert
N/A
Mario Kart DS Screenshot of Figure-8 Circuit from Mario Kart DS
Figure-8 Circuit
Yoshi Falls
Yoshi Falls
Panorama of Cheep Cheep Beach seen in Mario Kart DS.
Cheep Cheep Beach
Luigi's Mansion
Luigi's Mansion
N/A
Mario Kart Wii View of Luigi Circuit in Mario Kart Wii
Luigi Circuit
View of Moo Moo Meadows in Mario Kart Wii.
Moo Moo Meadows
View of Mushroom Gorge in Mario Kart Wii
Mushroom Gorge
View of Toad's Factory in Mario Kart Wii
Toad's Factory
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Toad Circuit
Toad Circuit
.
Daisy Hills
Daisy Hills
.
Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Cheep Cheep Cape
Shy Guy Bazaar
Shy Guy Bazaar
.
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart Stadium
Mario Kart Stadium
Water Park
Water Park
Big Piranha Plant
Sweet Sweet Canyon
Thwomp Ruins
Thwomp Ruins
N/A

Flower Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart The map for Choco Island 1.
Choco Island 1
The map for Ghost Valley 2.
Ghost Valley 2
The map for Donut Plains 2.
Donut Plains 2
An aerial view of Bowser Castle 2.
Bowser Castle 2
The map for Mario Circuit 3.
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Kart 64 The icon for Toad's Turnpike, from Mario Kart 64.
Toad's Turnpike
The icon for Frappe Snowland, from Mario Kart 64.
Frappe Snowland
The icon for Choco Mountain, from Mario Kart 64.
Choco Mountain
The icon for Mario Raceway, from Mario Kart 64.
Mario Raceway
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Boo Lake
Boo Lake
Cheese Land
Cheese Land
Preview image of Bowser Castle 2 from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Bowser Castle 2
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The icon for Mushroom Bridge, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Mushroom Bridge
The icon for Mario Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Mario Circuit
The icon for Daisy Cruiser, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!
Daisy Cruiser
The icon for Waluigi Stadium, from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Waluigi Stadium
N/A
Mario Kart DS Desert Hills
Desert Hills
Delfino Square from Mario Kart DS
Delfino Square
Waluigi Pinball
Waluigi Pinball
Shroom Ridge
Shroom Ridge
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart Wii: An overview of Mario Circuit, seeing the castle surrounded by houses as residence
Mario Circuit
.
View of Coconut Mall in Mario Kart Wii.
Coconut Mall
.
DK Summit in Mario Kart Wii
DK Summit
DK's Snowboard Cross
Wario's Gold Mine in Mario Kart Wii
Wario's Gold Mine
.
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Wuhu Loop
Wuhu Loop
Wuhu Island Loop
Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
.
Music Park
Music Park
Melody Motorway
Rock Rock Mountain
Rock Rock Mountain
Alpine Pass
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
.
Toad Harbor
Toad Harbor
Toad Harbour
Twisted Mansion
Twisted Mansion
.
Shy Guy Falls
Shy Guy Falls
.
N/A

Lightning Cup[edit]

NOTE: From Mario Kart DS onwards, it is the last cup of the classic courses.

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Luigi Raceway
Luigi Circuit
Sky Garden
Sky Garden
The preview image for Cheep-Cheep Island from Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Cheep-Cheep Island
Localized Sunset Wilds course icon.
Sunset Wilds

Star Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart The map for Koopa Beach 1.
Koopa Beach 1
The map for Choco Island 2.
Choco Island 2
The map for Vanilla Lake 1.
Vanilla Lake 1
The map for Bowser Castle 3.
Bowser Castle 3
The map for Mario Circuit 4.
Mario Circuit 4
Mario Kart 64 The icon for Wario Stadium, from Mario Kart 64.
Wario Stadium
The icon for Sherbet Land, from Mario Kart 64.
Sherbet Land
The icon for Royal Raceway, from Mario Kart 64.
Royal Raceway
The icon for Bowser's Castle, from Mario Kart 64.
Bowser's Castle
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Snow Land
Snow Land
Ribbon Land MKSC icon.png
Ribbon Road
Yoshi Desert MKSC icon.png
Yoshi Desert
Bowser's Castle 3 MKSC icon.png
Bowser Castle 3
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The icon for Sherbet Land, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Sherbet Land
The icon for Mushroom City, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Mushroom City
The icon for Yoshi Circuit, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Yoshi Circuit
The icon for DK Mountain, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
DK Mountain
N/A
Mario Kart DS DK Pass
DK Pass
The race track Tick Tock Clock in Mario Kart DS.
Tick-Tock Clock
Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Airship Fortress
Airship Fortress
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Daisy Circuit
Daisy Circuit
Koopa Cape
Koopa Cape
Overview of Maple Treeway
Maple Treeway
Grumble Volcano
Grumble Volcano
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha Plant Pipeway
Wario Shipyard
Wario Shipyard
Wario's Galleon
Neo Bowser City
Neo Bowser City
Koopa City
Maka Wuhu
Maka Wuhu
Wuhu Mountain Loop
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sunshine Airport
Sunshine Airport
MK8-Course-DolphinShoals.jpg
Dolphin Shoals
MK8-Course-Electrodrome.jpg
Electrodrome
MK8-Course-MountWario.jpg
Mount Wario
N/A

Special Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart The map for Donut Plains 3.
Donut Plains 3
The map for Koopa Beach 2.
Koopa Beach 2
The map for Ghost Valley 3.
Ghost Valley 3
The map for Vanilla Lake 2.
Vanilla Lake 2
The map for Rainbow Road.
Rainbow Road
Mario Kart 64 The icon for DK's Jungle Parkway, from Mario Kart 64.
DK's Jungle Parkway
The icon for Yoshi Valley, from Mario Kart 64.
Yoshi Valley
The icon for Banshee Boardwalk, from Mario Kart 64.
Banshee Boardwalk
The icon for Rainbow Road, from Mario Kart 64.
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park
The preview image for Broken Pier in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Broken Pier
Bowser Castle 4
Bowser Castle 4
Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The icon for Wario Colosseum, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Wario Colosseum
The icon for Dino Dino Jungle, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Dino Dino Jungle
The icon for Bowser's Castle, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Bowser's Castle
The icon for Rainbow Road, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart DS Screenshot of Mario Kart DS game featuring the Wario Stadium.
Wario Stadium
Panorama of Peach Gardens seen in Mario Kart DS
Peach Gardens
Bowser's Castle
Bowser Castle
Rainbow Road (DS)
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Dry Dry Ruins (race course)
Dry Dry Ruins
Moonview Highway
Moonview Highway
Bowser's Castle
Bowser's Castle
Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart 7 DK Jungle
DK Jungle
Rosalina's Ice World
Rosalina's Ice World
Bowser Castle
Bowser's Castle
Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Cloudtop Cruise
Cloudtop Cruise
.
MK8-Course-Bone-DryDunes.png
Bone-Dry Dunes
Bone Dry Dunes
The exterior of Bowser's Castle.
Bowser's Castle
.
Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8.
Rainbow Road
.
N/A

Egg Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <small>GCN</small> Yoshi Circuit classic course in Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
GCN Yoshi Circuit

Classic

Excitebike Arena from Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
Excitebike Arena

New

An overview of Dragon Driftway from Mario Kart 8
Dragon Driftway

New

MK8-DLC-Course-MuteCity-section.jpg
Mute City

New

Triforce Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wii Wario's Gold Mine from Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8.
Wii Wario's Gold Mine

Classic

<small>SNES</small> Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8.
SNES Rainbow Road

Classic

Ice Ice Outpost from Mario Kart 8 - The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8.
Ice Ice Outpost

New

Hyrule Circuit
Hyrule Circuit

New

Crossing Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <small>GCN</small> Baby Park from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
GCN Baby Park

Classic

<small>GBA</small> Cheese Land from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
GBA Cheese Land

Classic

Wild Woods, from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
Wild Woods

New

Preview art for all four seasons of Animal Crossing in Mario Kart 8.
Animal Crossing

New

Bell Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <small>3DS</small> Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
3DS Neo Bowser City
Koopa City

Classic

<small>GBA</small> Ribbon Road from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
GBA Ribbon Road
.

Classic

Super Bell Subway from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
Super Bell Subway
.

New

Big Blue, from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
Big Blue
.

New

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

A subset of Mario Kart Tour's new courses are referred to as city courses[3] and are specifically set in real life cities. These courses usually appear in tours themed after their pertinent city.

Since the content of each cup changes periodically in Mario Kart Tour, courses below are simply listed in the order in which they were introduced to the game.

Gallery[edit]

Cups emblems[edit]

Mushroom Cup[edit]

Flower Cup[edit]

Lightning Cup[edit]

Star Cup[edit]

Special Cup[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, the cups are named after characters rather than items. Most of the unique characters in the game have a cup named after them, and the cup's associated character gets raised one shelf on that cup's courses (unless it is already one of their favorite courses). The cups are listed below in order of their first appearance.

Cups trophies[edit]

Mushroom Cup[edit]

Flower Cup[edit]

Star Cup[edit]

Special Cup[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Super Circuit Tracks[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese GBAコース
GBA kōsu
GBA Course

Trivia[edit]

  • The four worlds after World Bowser in Super Mario 3D World resemble the new cups (World Mushroom for Mushroom Cup, World Flower for Flower Cup, World Star for Star Cup, and World Crown for Special Cup).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander (May 30, 2014). Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. The section about the new courses on page 44 is known as "THE NEW TRACKS".
  2. ^ new internal name of the folder containing the data about the newly introduced courses in Mario Kart Tour
  3. ^ Mario Kart Tour in-game news (September 17, 2021). "To show our gratitude to the players, the next tour will be the 2nd Anniversary Tour! All courses in this tour will be city courses!"
  4. ^ From the iQue localization prototype.