Mario Circuit 3

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Mario Circuit 3
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) it appears in Flower Cup (SMK)
Extra Lightning Cup (MKSC)
Lightning Cup (MKW)
Staff Ghost 01:38.880 by Nin★iwaco (MKW)
(Baby Mario in the Standard Kart S)
Expert Staff Ghost 01:26.659 by Nin★Shige (MKW)
(Baby Mario in the Bullet Bike)
Wi-Fi No longer available (Wii)
Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii
Course map
Super Mario Kart

SNES Mario Circuit 3 map.png
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

GBA Mario Circuit 3 map.png
Minimap as seen on the menu.Minimap as seen in the race.

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Circuit 3 is the fifth and final course of the Flower Cup in Super Mario Kart. It was subsequently reused in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as the second track in the Extra Lightning Cup and Mario Kart Wii for the first track of the Lightning Cup. It is a tarmac circuit set in grassland.


Mario racing on the course

It is a long, almost symmetrical track with many twists and turns (even bearing a faint resemblance to both the Sepang International Circuit, located in Malaysia and Circuito de Jerez, located in Spain), but no obstacles other than Pipes and Oil Slicks scattered throughout the track. One curve is extremely sharp and is performed best by slowing down or drifting. At the end of the track, there is one zipper which can be used to take the lead or catch up at the last minute. There is also a shortcut: Soon after the sharp twist, there is a less sharp curve. The gap in the crash barrier there can be used to avoid the curve. It is best to use a mushroom or a star here, to avoid slowing down.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario racing on the course. Note the lack of pipe and oil hazards.

Mario Circuit 3 appeared in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and is the second track in the Extra Lightning Cup. It uses the background from that game's own Mario Circuit. The pipe and oil hazards were removed from the track, along with the zipper, and an extra item box can be found on the track.

The sharp bend can be used to perform a Mini-Turbo by drifting and holding it for a second or more.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Circuit 3 reappears in Mario Kart Wii as the first course of the Lightning Cup where it remains unchanged, aside from getting a new starting banner like the other SNES and GBA courses that reappear in the game, and receiving a graphical update and slightly larger scale overall. It is one of two courses in the game where players cannot perform tricks, the other being N64 DK's Jungle Parkway.


The tournament

A tournament took place on this track. The track was an Arena. Players had to collect every coin that was in the area. It was a karts only tournament, and it was the second tournament of September 2008 and the first tournament of October 2010, with the same restrictions. It was later repeated as the second tournament of February 2012 and the first tournament of May 2013, without restrictions.

Official Descriptions[edit]

  • Mario Kart Wii European website: "Hairpin turns and oil slicks make this tight little course treacherous. Successfully steering into the boost on the final straight could mean the difference between victory and defeat."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオサーキット3
Mario Sākitto 3
Mario Circuit 3
Spanish (NOA) Circuito de Mario 3 Mario's Circuit 3
Spanish (NOE) Circuito Mario 3 Mario Circuit 3
French Circuit Mario 3 Mario Circuit 3
German Marios Piste 3 Mario's Circuit 3
Italian Circuito di Mario 3 Mario's Circuit 3
Korean 마리오 서킷3
Mario Seokit 3
Mario Circuit 3
Chinese 马力欧赛道3[1]
Mǎlìōu Sàidào 3
Mario Circuit 3