The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8

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Poster of Mario Kart 8's first DLC, The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8

The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 is one of three downloadable content packs available for Mario Kart 8, the others being Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8. It was released on November 13, 2014.[1] This is the first time classic courses and new courses are combined into cups.

The re-release of Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe contains all of the previously released DLC for Mario Kart 8 in the base game, including this pack.


Complete illustration of the DLC pack, The Legend Of Zelda X Mario Kart 8.
An overview of the contents of the pack.

Like Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, this pack contains three new characters, four new vehicles (3 karts and a bike), a new set of tires, a new glider, and two new cups with four courses each.


These characters, once obtained, may appear as computer racers. Additionally, in online races, players that have not purchased the pack can see other players use these characters. All 3 of these characters make their playable debut in the Mario Kart series through this pack. In addition, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, despite being forms of their respective base characters, are considered separate from them in this game and take up different locations on the character select screen.

Kart parts[edit]

  • Blue Falcon from Mario Kart 8 Blue Falcon - A kart based on one of many vehicles that appear in the F-Zero series. It previously appeared as an unlockable kart in Mario Kart Wii.
  • B Dasher from Mario Kart 8 B Dasher - A kart that previously appeared in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7, and is Mario's first kart in the former.
  • Master Cycle, from Mario Kart 8. Master Cycle - A bike based on Epona from the The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Tanooki Kart, from Mario Kart 8. Tanooki Kart - A kart that resembles a Jeep Wrangler. The spare tire on the back is colored to look like a Tanooki tail and has a small metal Tanooki Leaf in the middle.
  • Triforce Tires Triforce Tires - A set of tires based on the The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Hylian Kite Hylian Kite - A glider based on the The Legend of Zelda series.


Egg Cup icon, from Mario Kart 8.
Egg Cup
Icon for the Triforce Cup, from Mario Kart 8.
Triforce Cup
GCN Yoshi Circuit Wii Wario's Gold Mine
Excitebike Arena SNES Rainbow Road
Dragon Driftway Ice Ice Outpost
Mute City Hyrule Circuit

Bonus content[edit]

If both The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 were purchased, either separately or as a bundle, the player instantly received eight new color swaps of both Yoshi and Shy Guy. Neither Yoshi nor Shy Guy appear as computer racers in these alternate colors. The following colors were included:

  • Yoshi: Red YoshiBlue YoshiLight-blue YoshiYellow YoshiPink YoshiBlack YoshiWhite YoshiOrange Yoshi
  • Shy Guy: Green Shy GuyBlue Shy GuyLight-blue Shy GuyYellow Shy GuyPink Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy iconWhite Shy Guy iconOrange Shy Guy

DLC pricing[edit]

Region Cost
Standalone Bundled
Japan ¥800 ¥1200
United States US$7.99 US$11.99
United Kingdom £7.00 £11.00
Eurozone €8.00 €12.00
Russia 319 ₽ 479 ₽
Australia AU$10.00 AU$16.00
New Zealand NZ$14.00 NZ$20.00


  1. ^ Scammell, David (November 6, 2014). "Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack releases November 13". VideoGamer. Retrieved December 17, 2022. (Archived December 17, 2022, 22:51:15 UTC via Wayback Machine.)