Wario Colosseum

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Wario Colosseum
Appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Cup(s) Special Cup
Music sample
Shinobu Nagata
Course map
The map of Wario Colosseum.
Staff ghost(s)
2:21.106 Wario's icon in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!Waluigi's icon in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!Wario Car

Wario Colosseum is the first course of the Special Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. As the name implies, it is a raceway based on the Colosseum that belongs to Wario, making it his home course of the game. It is the longest course in the game, having it reduced to two laps in Grand Prix mode and in the "Recommended" option of laps in VS mode; it is one of the only two courses in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! to not, by default, have three laps, with the other being Baby Park with seven laps. A gold "W" in a red background appears on the track immediately after the long ramp, as well as a picture of Wario above the downhill section and a sign that says "Wario Kart" can be seen at the beginning of the course. Outside of the colosseum, Mushroom City can be seen in the distance. This course shares its background music with Waluigi Stadium.

Course layout[edit]

Wario Colosseum
A screenshot from the course depicting one of the larger jumps

The course first starts at a straight road, which leads to a curve to the left. Past that curve is a ramp with Dash Panels on it and an Item Box to grab (surrounded by a Fire Chain). After the ramp is a small, twisty road with an overhang that leads into another ramp with a Fire Chain, with another Item Box in it. After the ramp is a curve to the left, which leads to a straight road with a set of Item Boxes. After the Item Boxes is a large ramp with Dash Panels on it that leads the player into the dome-shaped area, that leads the player in a corkscrew for the next moment. Past the corkscrew curving to the right is a downhill road that turns left, leads into a straight road, and curves left again, leading into a hill with Dash Panels that will send the player flying.

Past the hill is a curve right that leads the player into a U-turn, and after the U-turn is a steep downhill road that makes the player fly instead of driving downwards. After the downhill road is a set of Item Boxes in a curve to the right.

Past the curve is a huge dome arena where the player can have a choice of taking two paths. One is the ramp in the middle, which leads the player to fly across a pit underneath them. This way is quicker than the way around the pit, but more dangerous as the player is prone to falling off if not angled correctly. The other path, which leads the player around the pit, is safer, but a longer route. It is the route that the AI prefers, as they never take the ramp in the center.

After that giant pit is an ascent of the road that leads into a 90 degree turn left, underneath an overhang. The road underneath the overhang slightly curves to the right. After the overhang, the road still curves to the right, until it is straight again and then leads to a ramp with Dash Panels on it and the last set of Item Boxes. After the ramp is a curve to the left, which leads into the straight road into the finish line for the start of lap two.

There are no hidden shortcuts in this course. The only route that acts the most like a shortcut is the ramp over the pit.



Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • North American website bio: "Wario Colosseum is a twisting, turning, spiraling maze of steel and concrete. If you can survive two laps of the massive dash-panel jumps and the numerous sick curves, you‘re ready for the big time."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワリオコロシアム
Wario Koroshiamu
Wario Colosseum
French Arène Wario Wario Arena
German Wario-Kolosseum Wario Colosseum
Italian Colosseo di Wario Wario's Colosseum
Spanish Coliseo Wario Wario Colosseum