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Neo Bowser City, also known as Koopa City, is the third course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart 7 and the first course of the Bell Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In Mario Kart 7, the staff ghost for this track is Metal Mario riding a Standard Kart, with Standard tires and a Super Glider, and the other has a time of 01:58.996 with Metal Mario driving the Blue Seven, with Monster wheels and a Paraglider.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart for this track is Dry Bowser riding the Bone Rattler, with Metal tires and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart 7

The race begins with a short turn to the left, followed by a squared-off 180° turn right with a line of item boxes, ultimately forming an S-bend. The track then slopes down into a tunnel, where racers must make a squared-off left turn. Straight ahead is the exit to the tunnel. Air coming out of pipes in the tunnel will push you around, making it harder to collect the coins scattered about.

A long left turn out of the tunnel follows, and after that, a winding narrow bridge with gates must be crossed. Next, a set of three treacherous switchbacks awaits, with sheer drops to the left and right. After this, you enter into a 270° left turn with oil slicks scattered about. Finally, a large glider pad is available for a path to the finish line.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The track returns in Mario Kart 8, as a DLC course, roughly being the same from Mario Kart 7. However, there are some changes done. A drop-off has been added at the entrance to the tunnel, the U-turn near the end has been modified into an anti-gravity section, the water puddles in that section are removed, and the air current found near the S-bend has been moved to behind the banner, instead of beside it. Also, the set of three coins after the second set of Item Boxes is now placed horizontally instead of one right after the other.


  • One can use a Mushroom to cut off the first turn in the tunnel, across the blue mud. for all games
  • One can also glide to the left at the end of the track, over the sheer drop. Here, a glider boost can be used to safely make your way across to the first squared-off turn. for all games
  • Alternately, use the air boost with a Mushroom to cut across the area where the support poles hold up the bridge. for MK7


Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 8


  • It's recommended to use a Kart because of the intense corners and drifting is recommended in the arena.
  • Neo Bowser City and New York Minute are the only courses in the Mario Kart series whose name begins with the letter "N".
  • This is first, and so far, the only Bowser-themed track in the Mario Kart series that's not a Bowser's Castle course.
  • Despite being a Bowser-themed track, Bowser himself never appeared as the staff ghost in either of the track's appearances. Especially Mario Kart 7 since the staff ghost was Metal Mario instead of even a relatable counterpart of Bowser.
  • Some of the buildings found in this course are based on the dome hills from the grasslands in the mainstream Mario games.
  • The banners around the track have the name "Neo Bowser City" on them, even in the PAL versions of the game, where the track is known as Koopa City. This is intentionally included for online play purposes.
  • This track is one of the three courses in Mario Kart 8 where the starting banner can be interacted through gliding. The other two courses are Mario Circuit and DS Wario Stadium.
  • This track's music is a remix of Toad's Turnpike from Mario Kart 64 and Luigi Circuit and Mario Circuit from Mario Kart Wii.
Previous track:
Wario Shipyard
Current track:
Neo Bowser City
Next track:
Maka Wuhu
Previous track:
Rainbow Road (SNES)
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart Tour
Next track:
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Kart 7 courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Toad CircuitDaisy HillsCheep Cheep LagoonShy Guy Bazaar
Flower Cup Wuhu LoopMario CircuitMusic ParkRock Rock Mountain
Star Cup Piranha Plant SlideWario ShipyardNeo Bowser CityMaka Wuhu
Special Cup DK JungleRosalina's Ice WorldBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup N64 Luigi RacewayGBA Bowser Castle 1Wii Mushroom GorgeDS Luigi's Mansion
Banana Cup N64 Koopa Troopa BeachSNES Mario Circuit 2Wii Coconut MallDS Waluigi Pinball
Leaf Cup N64 Kalimari DesertDS DK PassGCN Daisy CruiserWii Maple Treeway
Lightning Cup Wii Koopa CapeGCN Dino Dino JungleDS Airship FortressSNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses GBA Battle Course 1N64 Big DonutDS Palm ShoreHoneybee HiveSherbet RinkWuhu Town
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.
Mario Kart Tour courses
New York Tour New York Minute 13DS Cheep Cheep LagoonSNES Mario Circuit 1GCN Dino Dino Jungle3DS Toad Circuit3DS Rock Rock MountainGCN Yoshi Circuit3DS Daisy HillsN64 Koopa Troopa Beach3DS Shy Guy BazaarGBA Bowser's Castle 1
Tokyo Tour Tokyo Blur 13DS Mario CircuitSNES Rainbow Road3DS Neo Bowser CitySNES Mario Circuit 2SNES Choco Island 2N64 Kalimari Desert
Halloween Tour DS Luigi's MansionSNES Ghost Valley 1DS Waluigi Pinball
Paris Tour Paris Promenade 1SNES Mario Circuit 3
Winter Tour DS DK Pass
London Tour London Loop
Holiday Tour New York Minute 23DS Rainbow Road
New Year Tour Tokyo Blur 2
Ice Tour N64 Frappe SnowlandSNES Vanilla Lake 1