Top 5 Mario Kart Tracks

Top 5 Mario Kart Tracks

The Mario Kart series has been around since 1992. In that impressive span of time, Mario has raced with his friends, rivals, and enemies across a wide variety of crazy courses. Let’s take a look at some of the best Mario Kart tracks.

5. Tick-Tock Clock

Tick-Tock Clock MK8

This neat course from Mario Kart DS transported players to a racetrack modeled after the Tick-Tock Clock level of Super Mario 64. As you race around the inside of a giant clock, you’ll need to watch out for the clock’s hands, its gears, and a swinging pendulum.

The Tick-Tock Clock track returned in Mario Kart 8.

4. Wario Stadium (N64)

Wario Stadium N64

Filled with bumps, tight turns, and a treacherous jump that can set you back if you make a mistake, the original Wario Stadium from Mario Kart 64 is a track to be remembered. It’s one of the longest courses in Mario Kart 64, although it also has an infamous shortcut that lets you skip much of it.

This track has yet to return, although there is a newer track that shares its name.

3. Waluigi Pinball

Waluigi Pinball

What’s even cooler than racing inside a clock? Racing inside a pinball machine! Apparently Waluigi agrees with us, because this twisty track from Mario Kart DS is set within a giant Waluigi-themed pinball machine, complete with flippers, bumpers, and pinballs.

The Waluigi Pinball track returned in Mario Kart 7.

2. Luigi’s Mansion

Luigi’s Mansion DS

We love the game Luigi’s Mansion, so racing through it in Mario Kart DS was a special treat. It features the woods outside the mansion, the spooky mansion itself, the graveyard, and the swamp. And of course, a remix of the Luigi’s Mansion theme plays throughout the race.

The Luigi’s Mansion track returned in Mario Kart 7.

Luigi’s Mansion MK7

1. Bowser’s Castle (N64)

Bowser’s Castle N64

Bowser’s Castle appears in various forms across the entire Mario Kart series, usually as one of the final races. Each appearance has gotten more spectacular than the last, but we love the incarnation from Mario Kart 64. Thwomps move around the course to crush players, pictures of Bowser adorn the walls, and a mysterious laughing green Thwomp is locked in a cage. How creepy (and awesome) is that?

This version of Bowser’s Castle returned in Mario Kart Wii.

Bowser’s Castle Wii

In Conclusion

Well, we planned to showcase Mario Kart’s history and ended up favoring Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart DS. So let us know, which are your favorite Mario Kart tracks, and which do you think are the best of them all?

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website:

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