Figure-8 Circuit is the first track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart DS. Seen from a bird's eye view, this track, as its namesake implies, is shaped like a typical figure-8. It is very simple and is one of the easiest tracks in the game. This course is perfect for straightforward racing, due to the fact that there are rails, no obstacles, no boost pads, and very little off-road. One part of the track overlaps another on a brick bridge. The course has a large crowd seen at the start and you can hear cheering and talking near the finish line. When players take turns, they may run into the small fields of grass, slowing them down. There are giant 2-D blocks, sound boxes, and a pitstop building at the track edge. Snaking is easy due to the wide course. Many signs are on the side, and they say stuff like Shoot!! with a Red Shell, Peach Grand Prix, Super Mario with Stars, and Dangerous with a Chain Chomp. In the background, you can see pipes, trees, and a blue sky with clouds. It is the prequel to Mario Circuit and has the same music. Missions 1-1 and 2-2 are held here. In 1-1, Mario has to drive through all 5 numbered gates in order. In 2-2, Yoshi has to collect all 10 coins. The staff ghost uses Mario in the Red Kart and the Standard MR. At the end of each cup, the Award Ceremony takes place at this track. It is also the first and so far only unowned circuit racetrack in the series. This circuit has not appeared in a recent Mario Kart game, but strangely enough, this circuit does not appear in Mario Kart 8, because it's a figure-8, though we got tracks like it's variation of Mario Circuit and Toad's Turnpike which was figure-8 tracks.
The Staff Ghost time is: 1.36.481
This track's layout is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but the name of it was originally Mario Circuit, however, Toad Circuit from Mario Kart 7 has an about exact same shape as Mario Circuit from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
It later returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (renamed as "Mario Circuit (Brawl)" to avoid confusion with the new stage) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (renamed as "Figure-8 Circuit" for similar reasons, and its track design).
Recently reappeared in:
|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|