SNES Mario Circuit 3

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Mario Circuit 3
Mario Circuit 3 from Super Mario Kart.
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (Super Mario Kart)
Extra Lightning Cup (Super Circuit)
Lightning Cup (Wii)
Tour(s) Paris Tour (2019)
Winter Tour (2019)
New Year's Tour
Ice Tour
Vancouver Tour
Mario Bros. Tour
Baby Rosalina Tour
Trick Tour (2020)
Peach Tour
Exploration Tour
Summer Festival Tour
Rosalina Tour
Berlin Tour
Sydney Tour (April–May 2021)
Bowser vs. DK Tour
Los Angeles Tour (2021)
Sydney Tour (September 2021)
Staff Ghost 01:38.880 by Nin★iwaco (Wii)
(Baby Mario in the Standard Kart S)
Expert Staff Ghost 01:26.659 by Nin★Shige (Wii)
(Baby Mario on the Bullet Bike)
Wi-Fi No longer available (Wii)
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Tour

Course map
Super Mario Kart

The map for Mario Circuit 3.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

MKSC SNES Mario Circuit 3 Map.png
Minimap as seen on the menu.Minimap as seen in the race.

Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Tour
The map of SNES Mario Circuit 3 from Mario Kart Tour

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, Mario Kart Wii for the first track of the Lightning Cup, and Mario Kart Tour after being introduced in the 2019 Paris Tour. It is a tarmac circuit set in grassland.


Mario racing on the course

Mario Circuit 3 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 straight shortly after the sharp turn.

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.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course's icon in Mario Kart Tour

Mario Circuit 3 returns in Mario Kart Tour, introduced in the 2019 Paris Tour. It retains its appearance from Mario Kart Wii. The Dash Panel behind the starting line is changed to the current Dash Panel design. This course is a favorite of Toad (Pit Crew), White Yoshi, Mario (Musician), Peach (Vacation), Mario (Swimwear), Mario (Halloween), and Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES). It is also a favorite of Mario (Classic) and Mario (Chef) if they are at level 6. As with other courses in the game, Mario Circuit 3 has an R version, a T version, and an R/T version referred to as Mario Circuit 3R, Mario Circuit 3T and Mario Circuit 3R/T respectively; the former two were introduced alongside the regular version in the 2019 Paris Tour, while the latter was added in the Vancouver Tour.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of SNES Mario Circuit 3 tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • European website bio: "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."


Super Mario Kart[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオサーキット3
Mario Sākitto 3
Mario Circuit 3
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧赛道3[1]
Mǎlìōu Sàidào 3
Mario Speedway 3
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐賽道3
Mǎlìōu Sàidào 3
Mario Speedway 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
Portuguese (NOA) Circuito Mario 3 Mario Circuit 3
Spanish (NOA) Circuito de Mario 3 Mario's Circuit 3
Spanish (NOE) Circuito Mario 3 Mario Circuit 3