Mario Circuit 1 (マリオサーキット 1) is the first ever track in the Mario Kart series, being the primary map of the original Mushroom Cup in Super Mario Kart. Since it is the introductory course, there are almost no hazards in this track- it's great for beginners in the Mario Kart world.

Along with every other course in the game, Mario Circuit 1 is featured again as a first track, this time in the Extra Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Mario Kart DS sees its return as a retro track in the Shell Cup. These two incarnations are very identical to the original.

The Staff Ghost for the Nintendo DS version is Mario and his Standard MR, with a time of 0'50"688. Meaning despite Baby Park being the shorter track in the game, let alone a retro one, the staff ghost for this course is slightly faster than the one on Baby Park (0'50"920) by just 0'00"232 seconds.


Super Mario Kart

Out in the middle of a sand plot, Mario Circuit 1 is not too long of a course at all. It starts out with and small left turn into a long straightaway with many Coins to collect. After this, another left turn, this one requiring more of the Power sliding technique, can be frustrating due to a few Pipes jutting out of the track, mostly near the inner edge. From here, the course takes another straight section, with more Coins and a set of Item Blocks.

Another left turn follows, and very quickly a right bend is taken (even though it's a relatively simple track, unsuspecting players fall for this sudden turn), which has one more patch of Coins. Some players opt to just cut through the sandy patch, which can help with a well-timed hop, and even more with a Mushroom. One more 180-degree turn, and then the four more laps after the finish line.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Very little has changed in this version of Mario Circuit 1... Item Boxes have replaced the traditional Item Blocks, and the Pipes in the middle of the track have been removed, just like all hazards from the original games' tracks. But the non-3D colored walls, Coins, and everything else remains unchanged. The lap count is 5, but it can be set to 3 on Quick Run. This course also has the background of GBA Peach Circuit instead of the original hill like background.

Mario Kart DS

The newest edition of this track has now been graphically updated pretty well, with 3D walls (now they actually look like they can stop you), better animation, and that sorta stuff. Still, the solitary line of Item Boxes remain in placement, and besides lacking Coins, it is a worthy replica of the first course in Mario Kart ever.

Missions information


Using a speed-boosting item such as a Mushroom or a Starman, you can boost over the sand and skip the fourth (right) turn.


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Mario Kart DS
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N64 Moo Moo Farm
Super Mario Kart courses
Mushroom Cup Mario Circuit 1Donut Plains 1Ghost Valley 1Bowser Castle 1Mario Circuit 2
Flower Cup Choco Island 1Ghost Valley 2Donut Plains 2Bowser Castle 2Mario Circuit 3
Star Cup Koopa Beach 1Choco Island 2Vanilla Lake 1Bowser Castle 3Mario Circuit 4
Special Cup Donut Plains 3Koopa Beach 2Ghost Valley 3Vanilla Lake 2Rainbow Road
Battle Courses Battle Course 1Battle Course 2Battle Course 3Battle Course 4
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