Mario Kart 64
Block Fort is one of four battle stages in Mario Kart 64. The stage has four large fortresses, which are red, blue, yellow, and green and are connected by bridges; one on the bottom of the stage and one on the top. The bridges appear to be metal and are gray. The bridge at the top is generally slightly longer than the one at the second level. The floor is blue. In this stage, there are a large number of Item Boxes, especially between the blocks at the lowest level. Green Shells are a nuisance, as they just bounce off of the walls. Red Shells are next to useless since they'll home into a higher enemy and crash, which is not necessarily what is wanted. The music is shared with Choco Mountain and Double Deck.
Block Fort is a battle stage for Balloon Battle and Shine Runners. It is the largest stage in the game, and battling computer-controlled opponents at a normal difficulty would probably take about six minutes or more. The top level is usually the safest, however, it is easier to strike down foes on the middle level. Several techniques are possible against opponents, such as leaving Banana Peels and Fake Item Boxes on the bridges. However, those that can drive to the side of the bridge, dodging the traps. Mission 6-4 takes place here, where Mario has to destroy 10 moving Item Boxes. Although Choco Mountain returned as well, it receives the regular DS battle theme.
- Block City and Block Plaza, from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii, were designed very similarly to this stage.
- This battle stage is very popular, as it got several positive reviews, got a similar map (Block City) and got a remake in the DS.
Battle Course 1
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart DS
GCN Pipe Plaza
|Mario Kart 64 courses|
|Nitro cups||Mushroom Cup||Luigi Raceway • Moo Moo Farm • Koopa Troopa Beach • Kalimari Desert|
|Flower Cup||Toad's Turnpike • Frappe Snowland • Choco Mountain • Mario Raceway|
|Star Cup||Wario Stadium • Sherbet Land • Royal Raceway • Bowser's Castle|
|Special Cup||DK's Jungle Parkway • Yoshi Valley • Banshee Boardwalk • Rainbow Road|
|Battle Courses||Big Donut • Block Fort • Double Deck • Skyscraper|
|Mario Kart DS courses|
|Nitro cups||Mushroom Cup||Figure-8 Circuit • Yoshi Falls • Cheep Cheep Beach • Luigi's Mansion|
|Flower Cup||Desert Hills • Delfino Square • Waluigi Pinball • Shroom Ridge|
|Star Cup||DK Pass • Tick-Tock Clock • Mario Circuit • Airship Fortress|
|Special Cup||Wario Stadium • Peach Gardens • Bowser Castle • Rainbow Road|
|Retro cups||Shell Cup||SNES Mario Circuit 1 • N64 Moo Moo Farm • GBA Peach Circuit • GCN Luigi Circuit|
|Banana Cup||SNES Donut Plains 1 • N64 Frappe Snowland • GBA Bowser's Castle 2 • GCN Baby Park|
|Leaf Cup||SNES Koopa Beach 2 • N64 Choco Mountain • GBA Luigi Circuit • GCN Mushroom Bridge|
|Lightning Cup||SNES Choco Island 2 • N64 Banshee Boardwalk • GBA Sky Garden • GCN Yoshi Circuit|
|Battle Courses||Nintendo DS • Twilight House • Palm Shore • Tart Top • N64 Block Fort • GCN Pipe Plaza|
|Unused Tracks||Dokan Course • Test Circle|