Mario Kart is one of the most played racing video games ever. In fact, thanks to its style and gameplay digestible by anyone, it is the perfect title to play with family or friends, despite tragicomic disputes over barbed shells, bananas and so on and so forth.
But what makes it so special? The circuits of course! On the other hand, a good track design is the fundamental element for the success of a racing game, and even those who have tried this incredible experience a few times can safely say that the series hosts some of the best tracks ever created.
So, whether it's Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or the chapters released on SNES, Game Boy and Nintendo DS, each title of the saga has managed to provide us with many hours of fun thanks to the crazy tracks designed by the friends of Nintendo. For this reason, we want to accompany you step by step on the avenue of memories to rediscover the best tracks that the wheels of our karts have ever walked.
10. Big Blue - Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
It will be nostalgia for the lack of a new one F-Zero, but we cannot leave this particular track out of the ranking. The incredible sense of speed and breathtaking verticality allowed players to fall in love with the circuit in question.
9. Rocky Mountain - Mario Kart 7
This track is one of the shortest, but inside it contains an incredible mix of features. We can define the track in question as a great example of variety, offering a decidedly captivating environment and a series of decidedly problematic obstacles. All accompanied by really interesting paragliding sections (especially towards the end).
8. Airport of the Sun - Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
Who hasn't dreamed of racing on an airport runway? Don't tell lies, we know that inside every fan of the series there is a Dominic Toretto ready to skid. The idea that the Nintendo guys presented is definitely unique, in fact, the airport is not limited to being the backdrop to the race, but is an integral part of the gaming experience.
7. Sunset Nature Reserve - Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Among the various paths born on portable consoles, the one that has remained most in our memories is this desert adventure between the setting sun, one of the best musical tracks of the series and the shy teepees Shy Guys.
6. Melodiodromo - Mario Kart 7 / Mario Kart 8
It is a perfect example of harmony between music and gameplay. Making music the protagonist of the track design is a gimmick already used in the past by Nintendo. However, it must be admitted that with the Melodiodromo the Grande N did a great job, competing between piano and obstacles of various kinds will make your competition anything but boring.
5. Bowser's Castle - Mario Kart 64
Enter the castle of the King of the Koopas it is always a risk, despite the apparent simplicity, it is a difficult and particularly fun track, created to test the skill of the players. Not for nothing is it one of the longest and most difficult circuits in the game.
4. Track of Maples - Mario Kart Wii / Mario Kart 7
The choice here is purely aesthetic, we are in fact talking about one of the most beautiful circuits in the series, all thanks to amazing color palette. That said, the game experience was made difficult by the fact that the entire path was quite narrow, forcing players to fight hard for supremacy.
3. Donkey Kong Mountains - Mario Kart: Double Dash !!
Have you always wanted to face a volcano ready to erupt? Then this track is just for you. You will feel at home in between tight hairpin bends, huge incendiary boulders e gigantic cannons.
2. Circuit of Hyrule - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
This circuit, included in the DLC, transfers us to the magical world of Hyrule, changing the appearance of the typical elements of the tracks, from rupees instead of the coins ai Deku Baba which replace the Piranha plants. All this accompanied by the iconic music typical of the series. Even if it is not a particularly difficult track, we are sure it will give you legendary sensations.
1. Rainbow track - Mario Kart 7
The Rainbow Track has always been a cross and delight of gamers, despite some variants worthy of mention, such as the one landed on Nintendo 64 or SNES, the best of all is that of the Nintendo 3DS. In fact, let's talk about a exceptional design circuit, between small planets and crazy leaps.
We hope you enjoyed this short journey into memories. Indeed, we invite you to share them with us and let us know in the comments your very personal one Check these top 10.