Starting Grid

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The Starting Grid for the Maka Wuhu race in Mario Kart 7

The Starting Grid is an element that appears throughout the Mario Kart series. The grid can carry up to twelve characters with a marker for each character on the track. When Lakitu gives the signal to begin racing, the characters will leave the grid as they race for first place.


Game Grid Size Characters
Super Mario Kart 4x2 8
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2x4
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP / Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 / Mario Kart Arcade GP DX 3x2 6
Mario Kart Wii 4x3 12
Mario Kart 7 2x4 8
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2x6 12
Mario Kart Tour 2x4 8