Mario Kart is an upcoming racing game for the Nintendo 3DS co developed by Nintendo EAD and CCs Studios.


Returning featuresEdit

The game features heavy influence from Mario Kart 7 such as gliding through the skies, propelling through the seas, and the first person view. Tricks from Mario Kart Wii and 7 will return. The game continues to the return of the coins from 7 and the 8 player races. Like Mario Kart 7, this game uses StreetPass and SpotPass. You can also fully customize your karts as seen in Mario Kart 7. While the two rider function from Double Dash does not appear, the Double Item Boxes return meaning that the player can hold two items simultaneously.

New featuresEdit

This game is compatable with the "3DS Slide Pad Extension" peripheral, but it is completely optional. The player can now drive underground using new drills to pave your way out to victory. Another new feature is to create race courses from scratch.


This is the first Mario Kart game to feature music from a live band/orchestra in most of the music tracks. Their are also new musical cues such as when your item makes an effect on a racer. Another noticable music cue is when an item is homing at you, a snare drum beat plays lightly in the background, getting faster and more noticeable when the homing item gets closer. The main theme is a remix of both the music in the two trailers for Mario Kart 7.


  • Lightweight Characters are able to drive small vehicles. They have mostly a good acceleration and off-road ratio, but low top speed. By their weight, these characters can be knocked apart if they try to bump into other vehicles of superior weight.
  • Normal-weight Characters are able to drive medium-sized vehicles. Most of the karts show an average acceleration, weight and off-road.
  • Heavyweight Characters are defined by their strength, capable of banging apart other vehicles with low weight. They are able to drive large vehicles, mostly featuring high top speed and weight, but showing low acceleration, handling, and off-road.
  • Characters in white would mean that the character could be classified in any weight class.

Default driversEdit

Unlockable driversEdit

Other charactersEdit

  • Miis
  • Lakitu (green shell)


Returning itemsEdit

  • Banana
  • Banana Bunch (Triple Banana)
  • Green Shell
  • Red Shell
  • Spiny Shell (without wings)
  • Mushroom
  • Triple Mushrooms
  • Star
  • Thunderbolt
  • Blooper
  • Bullet Bill
  • Bob-omb
  • Fire Flower
  • Fake Item Box

New itemsEdit

  • Ice Flower
  • Metal Cap
  • Sparky Sticker
  • Marbles
  • Music Box
  • Cream Pie
  • Triple Cream Pie
  • Sticky Oil
  • Tweester

Special ItemsEdit

  • Super Leaf (Mario/returning)
  • Poltergust (Luigi/new)
  • Heart (Princess Peach/returning)
  • Yoshi Egg (Yoshi/returning)
  • Golden Mushroom (Toad/returning)
  • Triple Green Shells (Koopa Troopa/returning)
  • Giant Banana (Donkey Kong/returning)
  • Bowser's Shell (Bowser/returning)
  • Speed Daisy (Princess Daisy/new)
  • Bob-omb (Wario/returning)
  • Electric Magnet (Waluigi/new)
  • Star Bit Launcher (Rosalina/new)
  • Triple Spiny Shells (Lakitu/new)
  • Illusion Mask (Shy Guy/new)
  • Boo (King Boo/returning)
  • Bones (Dry Bones/new)
  • POW Hammer (Hammer Bro./new)
  • Magic Wand (Kamek/new)
  • Triple Red Shells (Boom Boom/returning)
  • F.L.U.D.D. (Professor E. Gadd/new)
  • Whistle (Mii/new)

Other itemsEdit

  • Coins
  • Star Coins


This game saw the return of having 24 courses in a Grand Prix which hasn't been seen since Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

Nitro Grand PrixEdit

Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup All Nitro Cup Tour
Mario Circuit Forest Canyon DK Volcano Sherbert Land Mushroom Cup
Yoshi's Island Chai Mountains Moonlight Freeway Daisy's Windmill Village Flower Cup
Luigi Cascades Mushroom Kingdom Toad Hotel Isle Delfino Star Cup
Dry Dry Pyramid Kitchen Island Comet Observatory Bowser's Castle Special Cup
Seaweed Trench Sunshine Savanna Runaway Mines Rainbow Road N/A
Mii Circuit Luigi Circuit Everglades Parkway Mute City (Tradition Park) N/A

Retro Grand PrixEdit

Not much is known about this Grand Prix but nine courses were confirmed.

Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup All Retro Cup Tour
TBA GBA Cheeseland TBA TBA Banana Cup
TBA TBA TBA 3DS Wuhu Loop Leaf Cup
TBA TBA GBA Ribbon Road GCN Wario Colloseum Lightning Cup
3DS Toad Circuit TBA TBA TBA N/A

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