Mario Kart: Switch Up! is an upcoming game, releasing on the Nintendo Switch. This is the second Mario Kart game to be released for the Switch, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a port of Mario Kart 8. This game returns the Two-Player per Kart format, from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as a separate mode and you can switch between items during races and during Battle Mode.

Gameplay and ModesEdit

Grand PrixEdit

Like past installments, Grand Prix works the same way. 50cc, 100cc and 150cc are available by default, with Mirror and 200cc being unlocked by 150cc and by unlocking all characters, respectively. The Flower Cup and Banana Cup become default cups, something that never happened since Mario Kart Wii.

Point Spread Comparisons (GP)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
9 6 3 10000 - - - -
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart DS
10 8 643210 - - - -
Mario Kart Wii 15 12 10 8 76543210
Mario Kart 7 10 8 654321 - - - -
Mario Kart 8 15 12 10 9 8 7654321
Mario Kart: Switch Up! 15 12 10 8 6 43210 - -
Grove-green bg signifies victory results (great clapping, character(s) cheering), best after-race music
Yellow-limegreen bg signifies moderate results (mild clapping, moderate character reaction), same music in Wi-Fi as winner (different in MKDS GP)
Normal bg signifies losing results, losing music; - means not available
In Super Mario Kart, and Mario Kart Super Circuit, 5th or worse forces the player to retry the race. If the racer fares this badly three times, the Grand Prix must be started over. In Mario Kart 64, 5th or worse forces the player to retry the race, but without the restrictions on how many times the player can retry a race. In Mario Kart: Double Dash to Mario Kart: Switch Up!, the Grand Prix normally goes forth.


There are a total of 40 tracks in the Grand Prix mode. This returns old new and retro cups, featuring two newcomer cups, the Egg Cup and the Bell Cup and goes back to Mario Kart Super Circuit's Grand Prix, where they had 5 cups in the Grand Prix. This time, there are 5 nitro cups and 5 retro cups.

Nitro Grand PrixEdit

Mushroom Cup
Fire Flower
Flower Cup
Egg Cup Star3ds
Star Cup
Special Cup
Kingdom Circuit Mario Circuit Yoshi Meadows Greedy Commissary Hammer Highway
Toad Road Rocky Forest Luigi Circuit Cloudy Court DK's Jungle Park
Blooper Lake Spooky Village Chaotic Park Frosted Glacier Bowser's Castle
Dry Dry Dunes Waluigi Arcade Savannah Sprawl Koopa Coaster Rainbow Road

Retro Grand PrixEdit

MK8 ShellCup
Shell Cup
MK8 BananaCup
Banana Cup
Bell Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
DS Figure-8 Circuit WII Dry Dry Ruins N64 Wario Stadium GBA Lakeside Park GCN Wario Colosseum
3DS Daisy Hills SNES Choco Island 1 GCN Mushroom City SNES Ghost Valley 3 3DS Rosalina's Ice World
SNES Koopa Beach 1 WII U Twisted Mansion WII U Electrodrome WII U Wild Woods WII U Bowser's Castle
WII Toad's Factory 3DS Rock Rock Mountain DS Shroom Ridge 3DS Maka Wuhu GBA Rainbow Road



There are 40 playable characters (41 including Mii), with 20 default and the rest need to be unlocked.

Starting DriversEdit

Unlockable DriversEdit


There are ?? items in this game (5 new, the rest are returning).

New ItemsEdit

Image Name Description Positions Found

Returning ItemsEdit

Image Name Origin Description Positions Found
Mushroom Mushroom Super Mario Bros. (1985) Gives players a short speed boost that ignores terrain. 2nd - 6th
Star3ds Star Super Mario Bros. (1985) Provides the player invincibility from all terrain and items, and also giving a speed boost. 7th - 10th
200px-BobombNSMBU Bob-Omb Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) Explodes after a short time when thrown or dropped, knocking over any kart in its blast radius. 4th - 6th
Boo Boo Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) The Boo item turns the user transparent for a few seconds and steals an opponent's item. 2nd - 3rd

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