Twisted Mansion

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Twisted Mansion
Twisted Mansion
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Flower Cup
Online play No longer available (Wii U)
Available (Switch)
Music sample
Shiho Fujii

Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Twisted Mansion in Mario Kart 8.Map of Twisted Mansion in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
8 Nin★Mark
2:16.195 Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Mach 8 body from Mario Kart 8SlimThumbnail of Luigi, Baby Luigi and Green Mii's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
8DX 150cc Nin★Mark
2:14.615 Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Mach 8 body from Mario Kart 8SlimThumbnail of Luigi, Baby Luigi and Green Mii's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
8DX 200cc Nin★Rui
1:38.244 King Boo's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Wild Wiggler body from Mario Kart 8Sponge tires from Mario Kart 8A Flower Glider from Mario Kart 8

Twisted Mansion is the third race track of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This course is a large haunted mansion inhabited by many Boos, and as such it can be considered as a spiritual successor to Luigi's Mansion from Mario Kart DS. There are fifty-one Coins located on this track.

This is one of the three courses (along with Mario Circuit and Toad Harbor) that were playable at E3 2013. Incidentally, all three take place in the Flower Cup, in the same order as the original demo. This course was originally named "Boo House" in the demo, as indicated by the sign on the mansion's entrance.

Course layout[edit]

Twisted Mansion, from Mario Kart 8.
The course as seen from the starting line

At the starting line, the player starts in the courtyard, where a large statue of Boohemoth can be seen. Once the player drives inside, they drive into an anti-gravity section that leads through the dining room. It serves as a split path with wavy physics like Bowser's Castle in Mario Kart Wii. The player then goes through a library, and into another anti-gravity segment, traveling into an underwater corridor through an arch shaped like Bouldergeist's head. The underwater section eventually splits into two paths, where Fish Bones can be seen. Both end in a glider segment off a Glide Ramp across a courtyard similar to the one in Luigi's Mansion, with the upper route exiting along a wall; racers who take that path slowly twist back into the standard position. If the players take the upper route, they can land on a balcony and take a shorter route, whereas the lower one must climb a flight of stairs. They then exit the house and enter the final stretch to the finish line. Here, some Hammer Knights being possessed by Boos attack.

During the countdown to the race, the doors at the entrance of the mansion open up. This is one of six courses to have an opening animation during the countdown, with the others being Electrodrome, Mount Wario, Bowser's Castle, Excitebike Arena and Piranha Plant Cove.


  • After the first split path anti-gravity section, there is a dirt section through the aisle in the library, that the player can boost through with a Mushroom, Golden Mushroom or Stars.
  • At the end of the course, using a type of boost, the player can bypass the Hammer Knights and the final turn.


Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner note[edit]

"The synthesiser melody line is meant to suggest the sound of ghosts singing. We imagined all the Boos dancing along to this track, which means that even though it might sound like it's from a horror film, it has a slight comical edge."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねじれマンション
Nejire Manshon
Twisted Mansion

Chinese (simplified) 扭曲洋馆
Niǔqū Yángguǎn
Twisted Mansion

Chinese (traditional) 扭曲洋樓
Niǔqū Yánglóu
Twisted Mansion

Dutch Boo's Duizelhuis
Boo's Dizzy House
French (NOA) Manoir Englouti
Engulfed Mansion
French (NOE) Manoir trempé
Soaked Mansion
German Gruselwusel-Villa
Spookyhectic Villa ("wusel" is a synonym for wild or hectic, it's not possible to translate it completely)
Italian Cittadella Tremarella
Shakely Citadel
Korean 비틀어진 맨션
Biteureojin Maensyeon
Twisted Mansion

Portuguese Mansão Revolta
Upturned Mansion
Russian Коварный особняк
Kovarnyy osobnyak
Insidious Mansion

Spanish Mansión Retorcida
Twisted Mansion


  • This course's music played as the background music for the Wii U's eShop during Halloween of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 in North America. It also played as the background music for the Nintendo 3DS's eShop during Halloween 2017 in the same region.
  • The Glide Ramps in this course erroneously use the Dash Panel arrow texture; this mistake was not fixed with any update to the original Mario Kart 8, the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or any update to 8 Deluxe.