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Mario Circuit is the first track in the Flower Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and the second track of the Shell Cup in Mario Kart 8. The course contains winding paths such as a hairpin bend or a curling path found before the home stretch.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is Baby Mario riding the Yoshi Bike with Standard tires and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart: Super Circuit

It is a fairly simple course, with grass lining the track and coins scattered around. It contains winding paths, however, such as a hairpin bend or a curling path found before the home stretch.

Towards the end, players may opt to swerve a little bit off-course and take a Boost Pad, allowing themselves the reward of several coins and a quick blast towards the finish.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Circuit returns in Mario Kart 8 as a retro course in the Shell Cup. The track is almost the same, if not for a graphical update and the track's hairpin lifted to a 45° angle using hydraulic lifts, therefore made into an anti-gravitational section.

It now features a starting banner with black-and-white tires around the posts, various stacked tires, and advertisements, and huts both filled with Toad and Yoshi spectators and oil cans. There are also oil slicks that the players must avoid, similar to the original Super Mario Kart Mario Circuit tracks.


  • It is possible to cut through the first corner with a Mushroom. for MK8
  • After exiting the anti-gravity section, the player may keep an eye on the left for a ramp behind some trees. A Mushroom is needed to reach the ramp without slowing down. for MK8
  • When approaching the last turn, the player can use a Mushroom to skip most of the turn. for all games


  • This is the first track titled "Mario Circuit" in the Mario Kart series, as Super Mario Kart had more than one Mario Circuit, while Mario Kart 64 had Mario Raceway.
  • In the Mario Kart 8 version of the track preview, the U-turn is seen being lifted up into position by Ultra Hands (also known as Ultra Arms). On the ground where the U-turn originally was were many Brick Blocks and Used Blocks.
  • If you jump, and while in midair hit one of the cones and then land into the oil, the oil particles will not show.


Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart 8/Deluxe

Previous track:
Bowser Castle 1
Current track:
Mario Circuit
Next track:
Boo Lake
Previous track:
Wii Moo Moo Meadows
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8
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 8 / Deluxe courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup+ GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup+ Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup+ GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup+ 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario Circuit* • Toad Harbor* • Wii Moo Moo Meadows* • GCN Dry Dry Desert* • SNES Donut Plains 3* • N64 Toad's Turnpike* • GCN Sherbet Land* • N64 Yoshi Valley*
Battle Stadium** • Sweet Sweet Kingdom** • Dragon Palace** • Lunar Colony** • 3DS Wuhu Town** • SNES Battle Course 1** • GCN Luigi's Mansion** • Urchin Underpass**
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8. • ** - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.