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Bowser Castle 2 is the final track in the Flower Cup. It is longer and more dangerous than its predecessor with numerous gaps over lava, especially midway through the course. Some of these have fireballs that are shot up in the air. If it hits a kart, the driver either spin out or fall straight into the lava. The gaps on the steel wire near the end are particularly dangerous since most of them require a mushroom to hop. Dash panels are located near the sides of a few areas. Other than that, Thwomps and 90 degree turns round out across the deadly course.

Mario Kart DS

A screenshot from Mario Kart DS.

It returns in Mario Kart DS as the third track of the Banana Cup, adding spikes to the Thwomps, increasing the railings' height and modifying the jumps' difficulty. Only the latter affects gameplay, as some shortcuts no longer work. Missions 4-5 and 5-4 take place here. Both missions use Bowser. 4-5 features him having to collect 15 coins without getting squished by a Thwomp (They have added a lot of them along a straightway). 5-4 has him driving through 10 gates in order. The retro course's staff ghost uses Bowser in the Standard BW and Dry Bones in the Banisher.

Mario Kart Tour

Bowser Castle 2 returns in Mario Kart Tour as part of the Hammer Bros. Tour, first appearing as the first course of the Bowser Cup. One of the first 3 jumps has been removed and the other mini-jumps have been rearranged. Additionally, it uses the background from the preceding Bowser Castle. It is labeled as GBA Bowser's Castle 2.

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Cheese Land
Current track:
Bowser Castle 2
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Luigi Circuit
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N64 Frappe Snowland
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart DS
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GCN Baby Park
Mario Kart: Super Circuit courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Peach CircuitShy Guy BeachRiverside ParkBowser Castle 1
Flower Cup Mario CircuitBoo LakeCheese LandBowser Castle 2
Lightning Cup Luigi CircuitSky GardenCheep-Cheep IslandSunset Wilds
Star Cup Snow LandRibbon RoadYoshi DesertBowser Castle 3
Special Cup Lakeside ParkBroken PierBowser Castle 4Rainbow Road
Extra cups Extra Mushroom Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1SNES Donut Plains 1SNES Ghost Valley 1SNES Bowser Castle 1
Extra Flower Cup SNES Mario Circuit 2SNES Choco Island 1SNES Ghost Valley 2SNES Donut Plains 2
Extra Lightning Cup SNES Bowser Castle 2SNES Mario Circuit 3SNES Koopa Beach 1SNES Choco Island 2
Extra Star Cup SNES Vanilla Lake 1SNES Bowser Castle 3SNES Mario Circuit 4SNES Donut Plains 3
Extra Special Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2SNES Ghost Valley 3SNES Vanilla Lake 2SNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses Battle Course 1Battle Course 2Battle Course 3Battle Course 4
Mario Kart DS courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Figure-8 CircuitYoshi FallsCheep Cheep BeachLuigi's Mansion
Flower Cup Desert HillsDelfino SquareWaluigi PinballShroom Ridge
Star Cup DK PassTick-Tock ClockMario CircuitAirship Fortress
Special Cup Wario StadiumPeach GardensBowser CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1N64 Moo Moo FarmGBA Peach CircuitGCN Luigi Circuit
Banana Cup SNES Donut Plains 1N64 Frappe SnowlandGBA Bowser's Castle 2GCN Baby Park
Leaf Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2N64 Choco MountainGBA Luigi CircuitGCN Mushroom Bridge
Lightning Cup SNES Choco Island 2N64 Banshee BoardwalkGBA Sky GardenGCN Yoshi Circuit
Battle Courses Nintendo DSTwilight HousePalm ShoreTart TopN64 Block FortGCN Pipe Plaza
Unused Tracks Dokan CourseTest Circle