Nitro Course

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Not to be confused with Retro Course.

A Nitro Course 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 have appeared in every Mario Kart title, although they were not officially named as such until Mario Kart DS. 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. Some of them will or have reappeared in later Mario Kart games as Retro Courses. At least one Mario Circuit, Bowser's Castle, Rainbow Road, a beach- or water-themed course, and a snow-themed course have appeared in each Mario Kart game as a Nitro Course.

Courses[edit]

Mushroom Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SNES Mario Circuit 1 map.png
Mario Circuit 1
SMK Donut Plains 1 Overhead Map.png
Donut Plains 1
SMK Ghost Valley 1 Overhead Map.png
Ghost Valley 1
SMK Bowser Castle 1 Overhead Map.png
Bowser Castle 1
SNES Mario Circuit 2.png
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Kart 64 MK64 Luigi Raceway Icon.png
Luigi Raceway
MK64 Moo Moo Farm Icon.png
Moo Moo Farm
MK64 Koopa Troopa Beach Icon.png
Koopa Troopa Beach
MK64 Kalimari Desert Icon.png
Kalimari Desert
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Peach Circuit MKSC icon.png
Peach Circuit
Shy Guy Beach MKSC icon.png
Shy Guy Beach
Riverside Park MKSC icon.png
Riverside Park
Bowser's Castle 1 MKSC icon.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 MKDS Figure-8 Circuit Intro.png
Figure-8 Circuit
Yoshi Falls.png
Yoshi Falls
MKDS Cheep Cheep Beach Intro.png
Cheep Cheep Beach
MKDS Luigi's Mansion Intro.png
Luigi's Mansion
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Luigi Circuit MKWii.png
Luigi Circuit
Moo Moo Meadows MKWii.png
Moo Moo Meadows
Mushroom Gorge MKWii.png
Mushroom Gorge
Toad's Factory MKWii.png
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

Flower Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SMK Choco Island 1 Overhead Map.png
Choco Island 1
SMK Ghost Valley 2 Overhead Map.png
Ghost Valley 2
SMK Donut Plains 2 Overhead Map.png
Donut Plains 2
SMK Bowser Castle 2 Overhead Map.png
Bowser Castle 2
SMK Mario Circuit 3 Overhead Map.png
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Kart 64 MK64 Toad's Turnpike Icon.png
Toad's Turnpike
MK64 Frappe Snowland Icon.png
Frappe Snowland
MK64 Choco Mountain Icon.png
Choco Mountain
MK64 Mario Raceway Icon.png
Mario Raceway
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Circuit MKSC icon.png
Mario Circuit
Boo Lake MKSC icon.png
Boo Lake
Cheese Land MKSC icon.png
Cheese Land
Bowser's Castle 2 MKSC icon.png
Bowser Castle 2
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! MushroomBridgeIcon-MKDD.png
Mushroom Bridge
MarioCircuitIcon-MKDD.png
Mario Circuit
DaisyCruiserIcon-MKDD.png
Daisy Cruiser
WaluigiStadiumIcon-MKDD.png
Waluigi Stadium
N/A
Mario Kart DS DesertHillds.png
Desert Hills
DelfinosquareDS.png
Delfino Square
Waluigi Pinball.png
Waluigi Pinball
Shroom Ridge.png
Shroom Ridge
N/A
Mario Kart Wii MarioCircuit MKWii.png
Mario Circuit
.
Coconut Mall MKWii.png
Coconut Mall
.
DK Summit MKWii.png
DK Summit
DK's Snowboard Cross
MKW Wario's Gold Mine Course Overview.png
Wario's Gold Mine
.
N/A
Mario Kart 7 Wuhu Loop.png
Wuhu Loop
Wuhu Island Loop
MariocircuitMK7.png
Mario Circuit
.
MusicPark.png
Music Park
Melody Motorway
RockRockMountain.png
Rock Rock Mountain
Alpine Pass
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-MarioCircuit.png
Mario Circuit
.
MK8-Course-ToadHarbor.png
Toad Harbor
Toad Harbour
MK8-Course-TwistedMansion.png
Twisted Mansion
.
MK8-Course-ShyGuyFalls.jpg
Shy Guy Falls
.
N/A

Lightning Cup[edit]

NOTE: From Mario Kart DS onwards, it is the last cup of the Retro Courses.

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Luigi Circuit MKSC icon.png
Luigi Circuit
Sky Garden MKSC icon.png
Sky Garden
Cheep-Cheep Island MKSC icon.png
Cheep-Cheep Island
Sunset Wilds MKSC icon.png
Sunset Wilds

Star Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SMK Koopa Beach 1 Overhead Map.png
Koopa Beach 1
SMK Choco Island 2 Overhead Map.png
Choco Island 2
SMK Vanilla Lake 1 Overhead Map.png
Vanilla Lake 1
SMK Bowser Castle 3 Overhead Map.png
Bowser Castle 3
SMK Mario Circuit 4 Overhead Map.png
Mario Circuit 4
Mario Kart 64 MK64 Wario Stadium Icon.png
Wario Stadium
MK64 Sherbert Land Icon.png
Sherbet Land
MK64 Royal Raceway Icon.png
Royal Raceway
MK64 Bowser Castle Icon.png
Bowser's Castle
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Snow Land MKSC icon.png
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!! SherbetLandIcon-MKDD.png
Sherbet Land
MushroomCityIcon-MKDD.png
Mushroom City
YoshiCircuitIcon-MKDD.png
Yoshi Circuit
DKMountainIcon-MKDD.png
DK Mountain
N/A
Mario Kart DS DK Pass.png
DK Pass
MKDS Tick Tock Clock.png
Tick-Tock Clock
MKDS Mario Circuit DS Intro.png
Mario Circuit
Airship Fortress MKDS preview.png
Airship Fortress
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Daisy circuit1.png
Daisy Circuit
MKW Koopa Cape.png
Koopa Cape
MKW Maple Treeway Overlook.png
Maple Treeway
Grumble Volcano.png
Grumble Volcano
N/A
Mario Kart 7 PPS2.png
Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha Plant Pipeway
Wariogalleon.png
Wario Shipyard
Wario's Galleon
NeoBowserCity.png
Neo Bowser City
Koopa City
Wuhumountainloop.png
Maka Wuhu
Wuhu Mountain Loop
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-SunshineAirport.jpg
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 SMK Donut Plains 3 Overhead Map.png
Donut Plains 3
SMK Koopa Beach 2 Overhead Map.png
Koopa Beach 2
SMK Ghost Valley 3 Overhead Map.png
Ghost Valley 3
SMK Vanilla Lake 2 Overhead Map.png
Vanilla Lake 2
SMK Rainbow Road Overhead Map.png
Rainbow Road
Mario Kart 64 MK64 DK Jungle Parkway Icon.png
DK's Jungle Parkway
MK64 Yoshi Valley Icon.png
Yoshi Valley
MK64 Banshee Boardwalk Icon.png
Banshee Boardwalk
MK64 Rainbow Road Icon.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Lakeside Park MKSC icon.png
Lakeside Park
Broken Pier MKSC icon.png
Broken Pier
Bowser's Castle 4 MKSC icon.png
Bowser Castle 4
Rainbow Road MKSC icon.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! WarioColosseumIcon-MKDD.png
Wario Colosseum
DinoDinoJungleIcon-MKDD.png
Dino Dino Jungle
BowserCastleIcon-MKDD.png
Bowser's Castle
RainbowRoadIcon-MKDD.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart DS Wario Stadium MKDS preview.png
Wario Stadium
Peach GardensDS.png
Peach Gardens
Bowser Castle MKDS preview.png
Bowser Castle
MKDS Rainbow Road Intro.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Dry Dry Ruins.png
Dry Dry Ruins
Moonviewhighway.png
Moonview Highway
BowsersCastleMKW.png
Bowser's Castle
RainbowRoadwiiview.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart 7 DKJungle.png
DK Jungle
RosalinaIceWorld.png
Rosalina's Ice World
BowserCastleMK7.png
Bowser's Castle
RainbowroadMK7.png
Rainbow Road
N/A
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-CloudtopCruise.png
Cloudtop Cruise
.
MK8-Course-Bone-DryDunes.png
Bone-Dry Dunes
Bone Dry Dunes
MK8-Course-Bowser'sCastle.png
Bowser's Castle
.
MK8-Course-RainbowRoad.png
Rainbow Road
.
N/A

DLC Cups[edit]

Egg Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-GCN YoshiCircuit.jpg
GCN Yoshi Circuit

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-ExcitebikeArena.jpg
Excitebike Arena

Nitro

Dragon Driftway MK8 overview.png
Dragon Driftway

Nitro

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

Nitro

Triforce Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-Wii Wario'sGoldMine.jpg
Wii Wario's Gold Mine

Retro

Mk8-DLC-Course-SNES RainbowRoad.jpg
SNES Rainbow Road

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-IceIceOutpost.jpg
Ice Ice Outpost

Nitro

MK8-DLC-Course-HyruleCircuit.jpg
Hyrule Circuit

Nitro

Crossing Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-GCN BabyPark.jpg
GCN Baby Park

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-GBA CheeseLand.jpg
GBA Cheese Land

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-WildWoods.jpg
Wild Woods

Nitro

Animal Crossing preview MK8 art.png
Animal Crossing

Nitro

Bell Cup[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-DLC-Course-3DS NeoBowserCity.jpg
3DS Neo Bowser City
Koopa City

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-GBA RibbonRoad01.jpg
GBA Ribbon Road
.

Retro

MK8-DLC-Course-SuperBellSubway.jpg
Super Bell Subway
.

Nitro

MK8-DLC-Course-BigBlue-overview.jpg
Big Blue
.

Nitro

Gallery[edit]

Cups emblems[edit]

Mushroom Cup[edit]

Flower Cup[edit]

Lightning Cup[edit]

Star Cup[edit]

Special Cup[edit]

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 Courses

Trivia[edit]

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