Star Cup

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The Star Cup logo in Mario Kart 8.

The Star Cup is one of the cups in the Mario Kart series, and its symbol is a Star. In most Mario Kart games, it is the third Nitro cup (except in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, where it is the fourth), and the completion of this cup is required to unlock the Special Cup. This cup usually consists of courses that are designed to be slightly more challenging than the previous cups, as there are more gimmicks in the courses. The tracks are usually as long as the ones from the Flower Cup.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

List of courses[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5
Super Mario Kart SNES Koopa Beach 1.png
Koopa Beach 1
SNES Choco Island 2.png
Choco Island 2
SNES Vanilla Lake 1.png
Vanilla Lake 1
SNES Bowser Castle 3 map.png
Bowser Castle 3
SNES Mario Circuit 4.png
Mario Circuit 4
Mario Kart 64 WarioStadium.png
Wario Stadium
SherbetLand.png
Sherbet Land
RoyalRaceway.png
Royal Raceway
Bowser'sCastle.png
Bowser's Castle
N/A
Mario Kart: Super Circuit SnowLand.png
Snow Land
RibbonLand.png
Ribbon Road
YoshiDesert.png
Yoshi Desert
BowsersCastle3.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
Mario-circuit.png
Mario Circuit
Bateau-volant.png
Airship Fortress
N/A
Mario Kart Wii Daisy circuit1.PNG
Daisy Circuit
Koopa Cape.jpg
Koopa Cape
Mkwmapletreeway.jpg
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

Trading Card info[edit]

StarCup.jpg

"The action REALLY starts to heat up when you tackle the Star Cup. Four new tracks will test your racing mettle. Daisy Circuit is a very scenic track, while the others (Koopa Cape, Maple Treeway, and Grumble Volcano) offer up some serious challenges and difficult racing conditions."

Mario sports games[edit]

The cup appeared also in certain Mario sports games like Super Mario Strikers and Mario Superstar Baseball.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

The Star Cup makes regular appearances in the Mario Tennis series. Usually, it is the third, last cup of the Open Tournament. When players clear the Star Cup, they receive a star ranking, which rewards them with stronger stats while allowing them to participate in the Special Tournaments. In Mario Tennis Open, however, the Star Cup is called the Final Cup, and it is the last cup of the Special Tournaments and the entire game. This cup is held in the Galaxy Arena morph court, and after this is played, the credits roll. Matches in this cup have three sets for the starting round, three sets for the semifinals, and five sets for the finals. The Champions Cup replaces the Star Cup as the last cup of the Open Tournament, and fourth in the game.

Super Mario Strikers[edit]

In Super Mario Strikers, the Star Cup has eight teams, seven rounds, and uses the table system. When the player finishes in the top three, the Bowser Cup and The Battle Dome are unlocked. A similar cup is the Super Star Cup.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

The Star Cup also appeared in Mario Sports Mix as a harder difficulty, like the other series. The Star Cup in Mario Sports Mix includes the final match against the Final Fantasy team and Behemoth or Behemoth King after the players have completed the cup. Star Road is also found on this cup, which is an alternate path available once players clear the Star Cup.

Gallery[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Mario Kart 64's Star Cup is the only Star Cup that has two courses that share the same background music.
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s Star Cup is the only cup not to contain any dash panels whatsoever.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターカップ
Sutā Kappu
Star Cup
Spanish Copa Estrella Star Cup
French Coupe Étoile Star Cup
Dutch Sterrenbeker Star Cup
German Stern-Cup Star Cup
Italian Trofeo Stella Star Trophy
Portuguese Taça Estrela Star Cup
Russian Кубок звезды
Kubok zvezdy
Star Cup
Korean 스타 컵
Seuta Keop
Star Cup
Chinese 星星盃 (Traditional)[1]
星星杯 (Simplified)[2]
Xīngxīng Bēi
Star Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo. Mario Kart 7 - 賽道. nintendo.tw. Retrieved January 28, 2017
  2. ^ iQue. 马力欧卡丁车7 : 赛道 (Mario Kart 7: Courses). Retrieved January 28, 2017.