Shell Cup

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The Shell Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Shell Cup is a representation of four cups introduced in Mario Kart DS, each of which consists of four races taken from the previous Mario Kart games. Shell Cup's symbol is a Green Shell and it features tracks from previous Mushroom Cups and Flower Cups. The tracks are usually quick and simple with little hazards. It is the first of the four Retro Cups. The cup's length and difficulty is on par with the Mushroom Cup.


Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Mario Circuit 1.PNG
SNES Mario Circuit 1
N64 Moo Moo Farm
Peach CircuitDS.PNG
GBA Peach Circuit
GCN Luigi Circuit
Mario Kart Wii Peach Beach MKWii.png
GCN Peach Beach
Yoshi Falls MKWii.png
DS Yoshi Falls
Ghost Valley 2 MKWii.png
SNES Ghost Valley 2
Mario Raceway 64 MKWii.png
N64 Mario Raceway
Mario Kart 7 LuigiracewayMK7.png
N64 Luigi Raceway
GBA Bowser Castle 1.jpg
GBA Bowser Castle 1
Wii Mushroom Gorge
DS Luigi's Mansion
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MK8-Course-Wii MooMooMeadows.jpg
Wii Moo Moo Meadows
MK8-Course-GBA MarioCircuit.jpg
GBA Mario Circuit
MK8-Course-DS CheepCheepBeach.jpg
DS Cheep Cheep Beach
MK8-Course-N64 ToadsTurnpike.jpg
N64 Toad's Turnpike

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

The Shell Cup also appears in Mario Tennis Open as the third cup in the Star Open tournament series, but the shell is a Red Shell instead of the usual green. The trophy is designed as a Red Shell on top of a tower that resembles a feature from Bowser's Castle. This cup is held in the Bowser's Castle court, with the matches having three sets for the starting round, three sets for the semifinals, and five sets for the finals.

Trading Card info[edit]


"The first of four Retro Cups, the Shell Cup is made up of four great blasts from the past. One track from GameCube, one from DS, one from Super NES, and one from N64. It's a great mix, and they all get a face lift with the graphics boost in Mario Kart Wii."




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こうらカップ
Kōra Kappu
Shell Cup
Spanish Copa Caparazón Shell Cup
French Coupe Carapace Shell Cup
Dutch Schildbeker Shell Cup
German Panzer-Cup Shell Cup
Italian Trofeo Guscio Shell Trophy
Portuguese Taça Carapaça Shell Cup
Russian Кубок панциря
Kubok pantsirya
Shell Cup
Korean 등껍질 컵
Deungkkeopjil Keop
Shell Cup
Chinese 龜殼盃 (Traditional)
龟壳杯 (Simplified)
Guīké Bēi
Turtle Shell Cup


  • Mario Kart 7's Shell Cup is the only Shell Cup without a retro Mario Circuit, which is instead part of the Banana Cup.