The cover box for Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart 7 is the seventh game in the Mario Kart series as well as the second Mario game for the Nintendo 3DS. It is also the third Mario Kart game for the handheld consoles. This is one of the only Nintendo games that features first-person view.


Starting CharactersEdit

Portrait Name Size Description New Home Stage Retro Home Stage
Mario Kart 7 Mario

Mario in Mario Kart 7.

Mario Medium Mario is the main protagonist of the series and the archenemy of Bowser. He is often a hero and rescues Peach.
  • Mario Circuit
  • SNES Mario Circuit 2
Mario Kart 7 Luigi

Luigi in Mario Kart 7

Luigi Medium Luigi is the twin brother and sidekick of Mario. He is called Green Stache by Bowser and is afraid of ghosts. N/A
  • N64 Luigi Raceway
  • DS Luigi Mansion
Mario Kart 7 Peach

Peach in Mario Kart 7

Peach Light

Peach is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom who often gets kidnapped by Bowser. A Castle was named after her.

Mario Kart 7 Yoshi

Yoshi in Mario Kart 7

Yoshi Light Yoshi is the dinosaur from Yoshi's Island who is Mario's pet. He is able to stick his tongue out far away to eat things and lay eggs. N/A N/A
Mario Kart 7 Bowser

Bowser in Mario Kart 7

Bowser Heavy Bowser is the main antagonist of the series and the archenemy of Mario. As King of the Koopas, he often kidnaps Peach.
  • Neo Bowser City
  • Bowser Castle
  • GBA Bowser Castle 1
Mario Kart 7 DK

Donkey Kong in Mario Kart 7.

Donkey Kong (DK) Cruiser Donkey Kong is a gorilla from DK Jungle who lives with his nephew, Diddy. He loves bananas and often battles King K. Rool.
  • DK Jungle
  • DS DK Pass
Mario Kart 7 Toad

Toad in Mario Kart 7

Toad Feather Toad is a loyal friend of Mario and Peach who is usually a royal guard in Peach's Castle. Toad also helps Mario in his adventures.
  • Toad Circuit
Mario Kart 7 Koopa

Koopa in Mario Kart 7

Koopa Feather

Koopa is sometimes Mario's friend and usually working for Bowser. After he is stomped on, he hides in his shell.

  • N64 Koopa Beach
  • WII Koopa Cape

Unlockable CharactersEdit

Portrait Character Size Description How to Unlock New Home Stage Retro Home Stage
Mario Kart 7 Mii

A Mii in Mario Kart 7

Mii Medium The Mii is a helpful friend and the main avatar for the Wii and the 3DS. It can be any gender. Complete all the cups in any cc. N/A
  • WII Coconut Mall
Mario kart 7 daisy

Daisy in Mario Kart 7

Daisy Light Daisy is the Princess of Sarasaland. She is usually kidnapped by Wario and rescued by Mario. She is one of Peach's friends. Complete the 150cc Mushroom Cup.
  • Daisy Hills
  • GCN Daisy Cruiser
Mario Kart 7 Wario

Wario in Mario Kart 7

Wario Heavy Wario is Mario's plumbing rival who usually kidnaps Daisy. Wario's companion is Waluigi. Complete the 150cc Flower Cup.
  • Wario Shipyard
Mario Kart 7 Metal Mario

Metal Mario in Mario Kart 7

Metal Mario Heavy Metal Mario is an imposter of Mario in his Metal form and serves as the leader of the Fighting Polygons. Complete the 150cc Special Cup. N/A N/A
Mario Kart 7 Honey Queen

The Honey Queen in Mario Kart 7.

Honey Queen Heavy The Honey Queen is the Queen of the Honey Kingdom in one of Rosalina's galaxies. The Honey Queen watches over few of the galaxies. Complete the 150cc Banana Cup. N/A N/A
Mario kart 7 rosalina

Rosalina in Mario Kart 7

Rosalina Cruiser Rosalina is the leader of the universe and the mother of the Lumas. She watches over Mario as he goes to save Peach. Complete the 150cc Star Cup.
  • Rosalina's Ice World
Mario Kart 7 Wiggler

Wiggler in Mario Kart 7.

Wiggler Cruiser Wiggler is sometimes Mario's friend and usually working for Bowser. He gets angry when he is stomped on. Complete the 150cc Leaf Cup. N/A
  • WII Maple Treeway
Mario Kart 7 Shy Guy

Shy Guy in Mario Kart 7.

Shy Guy Feather Shy Guy is a masked guy usually working for Bowser and Mario's friend sometimes. It is not known what his real face looks like. Complete the 150cc Shell Cup.
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
Mario Kart 7 Lakitu

Lakitu in Mario Kart 7.

Lakitu Feather Lakitu is sometimes Mario's friend and usually working for Bowser. He rides on a cloud and throws Spiny around. Complete the 150cc Lightning Cup. N/A N/A


Race StagesEdit

These stages can be played in either 50cc (Easy), 100cc (Average), 150cc (Challenging), or Mirror (Flipped Courses). There are 16 new stages and 16 retro stages: Two from Super Mario Kart, three from Mario Kart 64, one from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, two from Mario Kart: Double Dash, four from Mario Kart DS, and four from Mario Kart Wii.

New StagesEdit

There are 16 new stages.

Cup Name Stage #1 Name and Portrait Stage #2 Name and Portrait Stage #3 Name and Portrait Stage #4 Name and Portrait
Mushroom Cup
Toad circuit map

Map for Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 7)

Toad Circuit
Toad Circuit

Toad Circuit Layout near the Finish Line.

Daisy Hills Map

Map for Daisy Hills (Mario Kart 7)

Daisy Hills
Daisy Hills

Layout for Daisy Hills near the Finish Line

Cheep Cheep Lagoon Map

Map of Cheep Cheep Lagoon (Mario Kart 7)

Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Cheep Cheep Lagoon

Cheep Cheep Lagoon while underwater

Shy guy bazaar map

Map for Shy Guy Bazaar (Mario Kart 7)

Shy Guy Bazaar
Shy guy bazaar

Shy Guy Bazaar in the plaza

Flower Cup
Wuhu loop map

Map for Wuhu Loop (Mario Kart 7)

Wuhu Loop
Wuhu loop

Wuhu Loop on the bridge in the first section

Mario circuit map

Map for Mario Circuit (Mario Kart 7)

Mario Circuit
Mario circuit

Mario Circuit in front of Peach's Castle.

Music Park Map

The map for Music Park (Mario Kart 7)

Music Park
Music Park Layout

Music Park near the finish line

Rock rock mountain map mk7

Rock Rock Mountain Map (Mario Kart 7)

Rock Rock Mountain
Rock rock mountain layout mk7

Rock Rock Mountain at the first gliding place.

Star Cup
Piranha plant slide map mk7

Piranha Plant Slide Map (Mario Kart 7)

Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha plant slide layout mk7

Piranha Plant Slide at the place with the first piranha plant.

Wario Shipyard Map

Map for Wario Shipyard (Mario Kart 7)

Wario Shipyard
Wario Shipyard Layout

Wario Shipyard looking above water (Mario Kart 7)

Neo Bowser City Map MK7

Neo Bowser City Map (Mario Kart 7)

Neo Bowser City
Neo Bowser City Layout MK7

Neo Bowser City at the Finish Line

Maka Wuhu Map

Map for Maka Wuhu (Mario Kart 7)

Maka Wuhu
Maka Wuhu Layout MK7

Maka Wuhu at the lake

Special Cup
DK Jungle Map

DK Jungle Map (Mario Kart 7)

DK Jungle
DK Jungle Layout MK7

DK Jungle at the place with 3 Tiki Goons

Rosalina Ice World MK7 Map

Map for Rosalina Ice World (Mario Kart 7)

Rosalina Ice World
Rosalina Ice World MK7

Rosalina Ice World near the Finish Line

Bowser Castle MK7 Map

Bowser Castle Map (Mario Kart 7)

Bowser Castle
Bowser Castle MK7 Layout

Bowser Castle after the Finish Line (Mario Kart 7)

MK7 Rainbow Road Map

Rainbow Road Map (Mario Kart 7)

Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road MK7 Layout

Rainbow Road on the Moon (Mario Kart 7)

Retro StagesEdit

There are 16 retro stages

Cup Name Stage #1 Name and Portrait Stage #2 Name and Portrait Stage #3 Name and Portrait Stage #4 Name and Portrait
Shell Cup
N64 Luigi Raceway

Luigi Raceway at the Finish Line (Mario Kart 7)

N64 Luigi Raceway
GBA Bowser Castle 1

Bowser Castle 1 at an area with Thwomps

GBA Bowser Castle 1
Wii Mushroom Gorge

Mushroom Gorge after the Finish Line (Mario Kart 7)

Wii Mushroom Gorge
DS Luigi Mansion

Luigi Mansion in front of the Mansion

DS Luigi's Mansion
Banana Cup
N64 Koopa Beach

Koopa Beach near a Gliding Point

N64 Koopa Beach
SNES Mario Circuit 2

Mario Circuit 2 near the Finish Line

SNES Mario Circuit 2

Wii Coconut Mall

Coconut Mall in the last set of escalators

Wii Coconut Mall
DS Waluigi Pinball

Waluigi Pinball near the Finish Line

DS Waluigi Pinball
Leaf Cup
N64 Kilimari Desert

Kalimari Desert at a location with a train passing by

N64 Kalimari Desert
DS DK Pass

DK pass at the first U turn of the course

DS DK Pass

GCN Daisy Cruiser

Daisy Cruiser Full Course

GCN Daisy Cruiser
Wii Maple Treeway

Maple Treeway at a place with Wigglers

Wii Maple Treeway
Lightning Cup
Wii Koopa Cape

Koopa Cape at a Gliding Location

Wii Koopa Cape
GCN Dino Dino Jungle

Dino Dino Jungle with the Dinosaur

GCN Dino Dino Jungle

DS Airship Fortress

Airship Fortress with the Bullet Bills shooting out

DS Airship Fortress
SNES Rainbow Road

Full Course of Rainbow Road

SNES Rainbow Road

Battle StagesEdit

New StagesEdit

Picture Name Game From
Honeybee Hive Super Mario Galaxy 2
Sherbet Rink Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Wuhu Town Wii Sports Resort

Retro StagesEdit

Picture Name
GBA Battle Course 1

N64 Big Donut

DS Palm Shore


Portrait Item Effect
Green Koopa Shell If thrown, the shell goes straight where it is moving and can bounce on walls for some time
Triple Green Koopa Shell If used, three shells surround the kart. It can be used as a shield against other shells, bananas, and mushrooms. It uses three green koopa shells.
Red Koopa Shell

If thrown, the shell homes in on the kart one place in front of you.

Triple Red Koopa Shell If used, three shells surround the kart. It can be used as a shield against other shells, bananas, and mushrooms. It uses three red koopa shells.
Blue Spiny Koopa Shell If thrown, it homes in on the kart in first place and blows up on the kart. It hits anybody in its path.
Banana Peel

If dropped, the peel stays in the place where it was dropped until a person slips on it and slows down.

Triple Banana Peel If used, three peels are connected to the back of the kart using it as a shield to shells and mushrooms. It uses three banana peels.
Mushroom If used, it boosts the speed of the kart for a second
Triple Mushroom If used, it gives you three mushrooms
Bob-omb If dropped or thrown, it blows up in its position after a few moments
Bullet Bill If used, it transforms the player into a bullet bill and it moves automatically in the top speed and hits anybody in its path
Golden Mushroom If used, it boosts the player for moments unless if the player uses it repeatedly. It goes off after 10 seconds of boosting.
Star If used, it turns the player invincible and doubles the player's speed. It hits anybody in its path
Blooper If used, a blooper goes to everybody in front of the user and squirts ink on the screen for 5 seconds
Lightning If used, it shrinks everybody in front of the user and slowly the player changes back to normal size
Fire Flower If used, the player can throw unlimited fireballs back or front for 10 seconds.
Super Leaf If used, a tail is put on the kart and if used, it can deflect almost any items and attack any racer near the tail
Lucky Seven If used, seven items are given to the player to use: a green koopa shell, a red koopa shell, a star, a mushroom, a blooper, a banana peel, and a bob-omb.


Single PlayerEdit

Playing Single Player is only for one player at a time. The players can unlock kart parts here by earning coins and can also unlock racers.

Grand PrixEdit

In Grand Prix, one character is chosen to play in a Tournament. At first, they have to choose one of two cups available: Mushroom and Shell but as they play, they unlock more cups. The requirements to get stars are listed below. The player must get 30 Points combined to get one star. The player must get 36 Points combined to get two stars. The player must get all 40 Points combined to get all three stars. Getting at least one star in every single cup in every single cc will have one star in the Mii's streetpass data and etc.

50cc Grand PrixEdit

The 50cc Grand Prix is the easiest out of all cc Grand Prixs. The CPUs are all very slow and usually get weak items from item boxes. The player gets stronger items and it is most likely that the player will get three stars

100cc Grand PrixEdit

The 100cc Grand Prix is the average difficulty Grand Prix. The CPUs are faster than 50cc but are still slow and get medium items such as red shells and stars. The player will most likely get one or two stars

150cc Grand PrixEdit

The 150cc Grand Prix is the challenging difficulty Grand Prix. The CPUs are at normal speed and get stronger items such as 7s and Bullet Bills. The player will most likely get none or one star.

Mirror Grand PrixEdit

The Mirror Grand Prix is unlocked after every cup in every cc Grand Prix has at least reached the rank of Bronze. The CPUs are a bit slower than the CPUs in 150cc but are faster than 100cc. All the courses are mirrored.

Time TrialsEdit

In Time Trials, the player's objective is to beat their own time in any of the courses or beat the Nintendo time. As you play Time Trials more, more times from other players will be able to be challenged.

Balloon BattleEdit

In Balloon Battle, the player's objective is to pop as many of the opponent's balloons as you can.

Coin RunnersEdit

In Coin Runners, the player will try to collect all the coins

Local MultiplayerEdit

Playing Local Multiplayer requires the use of Wireless Connection (Local). The player must enable the Wireless Switch on their 3DS. Then, both players who do have Mario Kart 7 must go to Local Multiplayer and create a room. If the player doesn't have Mario Kart 7, they must then go to 3DS Download Play.

Grand PrixEdit

50cc Grand PrixEdit
100cc Grand PrixEdit
150cc Grand PrixEdit
Mirror Grand PrixEdit


Balloon BattleEdit

Coin RUnnersEdit

Online MultiplayerEdit

Playing Online Multiplayer requires the use of Internet. The player must go to System Settings and connect to an Access Point. Also, there are two versions of Online Multiplayer, Version 0.7 or Version 1.1. Players start with Version 0.7. They can go to Nintendo EShop and download Version 1.1 for free. Version 1.1 updates shortcuts in some courses. In Online Multiplayer, the players will race against players who have Mario Kart 7 around the world who uses Internet.




Mario Kart ChannelEdit

In the Mario Kart Channel, the players have 16 notification pads. If the pads are gray, there are no notifications. The notifications will be about: Communities, Streetpass, and Spotpass. The player can choose a Mii from their Mii Maker to represent themselves in the game. The players also can have a greeting, a custom kart (if other players have Mario Kart 7 activated in Streetpass, the CPU Mii will use the custom kart), and a custom Grand Prix. The game selects a Time Trials record to post on Streetpass. Players can also look at their Streetpass list and see if any Mii on the list is online. If they are, the player can join their Mii on an online race, play their custom Grand Prix, or race against one of their Time Trials record. From time to time, time trial records will arrive on the 3DS via Spotpass.