Mario Grand Prix Wii a racing video game for the Nintendo Wii.

Game Info

  • ESRB Rating: Everyone (E). Contains comic mischief.
  • Players: 1-4 (Simultaneously).
  • Published By: Nintendo & Namco.


Everyone is invited to the grand prix, and the stakes are very high! The first place winner recieves title of "Star Racer," and a gold trophy. Players choose from over 30 characters and race for bragging rights on some of the most crazy courses ever to grace the Mario Kart series! With online play, an intense Battle Mode and loads of extras, let the race begin!

Playable Characters

What would Mario Kart be like without playable characters? There is a total of 42 playable characters excluding the importable Miis.

Default Characters


  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Toad
  • Boo
  • Diddy Kong


  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Birdo
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Yoshi


  • Bowser
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Donkey Kong
  • King Boo
  • Petey Piranha
  • Donkey Kong Jr.

Unlockable Characters


  • Toadette
  • Baby Wario
  • Baby Daisy
  • Baby Donkey Kong
  • Baby Bowser
  • Toadsworth
  • Blooper


  • Dixie Kong
  • Boshi
  • Hammer Bro.
  • Noki
  • Pac-Man
  • Dry Bones
  • Paratroopa


  • Rosalina w/ Luma
  • Dry Bowser
  • Funky Kong
  • King Bob-Omb
  • Pianta
  • Princess Rose (debut appearance!)
  • Shadow Mario


  • Miis (weight class depends on height and weight)

Cups And Courses

Now there are 5 courses in each cup, making up for a total of 40 courses. All courses may be played in either nighttime or daytime, with just a few exceptions.

Default Cups And Courses

Mushroom Cup

  • Luigi Circuit
  • Peach Paradise
  • Mario Village
  • Yoshi Greenlands
  • DK Jungleway

Flower Cup

  • Wario Westernland
  • Daisy Derby
  • Waluigi Gemstone Den
  • Birdo Gardens
  • Baby Toy Valley

Shell Cup

  • Koopa Beach 1 (SMK)
  • Dino Dino Jungle (MKDD)
  • Royal Raceway (MK64)
  • Tick Tock Clock (MKDS)
  • Toad's Factory (MKW)
  • Ghost Valley 2 (SMK)
  • Waluigi Stadium (MKDD)
  • Delfino Square (MKDS)
  • Mario Circuit (MKW)

Banana Cup

  • Snow Land (MKSC)
  • Diamond City (MKGP)
  • Stadium Arena (MKGP2)
  • Mushroom Bridge (MKDD)
  • Airship Fortress (MKDS)
  • Broken Pier (MKSC)
  • Wario Colosseum (MKDD)
  • Wario's Gold Mine (MKW)
  • Rainbow Road (SMK)

Unlockable Cups And Courses

Star Cup

  • Diddy Kong Banana Bay
  • Boo Grand Mansion
  • Neon Skyscaper
  • Ice Palace
  • Bowser Jr. Inferno

Special Cup

  • Petey Piranha Greenhouse
  • Enemy Lane
  • Sunny Sunny Coast
  • Bowser Castle
  • Rainbow Road

Leaf Cup

  • Grumble Volcano (MKW)
  • Rainbow Coaster (MKGP)
  • Ghost Valley 3 (SMK)
  • Shroom Ridge (MKDS)
  • Ribbon Road (MKSC)
  • Bowser's Castle (MKDD)
  • Sherbet Land (MKDD)
  • Yoshi Falls (MKDS)
  • Wario Stadium (MKDS)

Lightning Cup

  • Dry Dry Desert (MKDD)
  • Choco Mountain (MK64)
  • Cheese Land (MKSC)
  • Maple Treeway (MKW)
  • Bowser Castle 3 (SMK)
  • Luigi Circuit (MKSC)
  • Daisy Cruiser (MKDD)

Battle Mode Courses

There is a total of 20 Battle Mode courses, which can be played in either nighttime or daytime, with just a few exceptions.

Default Battle Mode Courses

  • Delfino Island
  • Frozen Fort
  • The Tropics
  • Pacific Waterway
  • Cotton Candy Course
  • Big Donut (MK64)
  • Block City (MKDD)
  • Tart Top (MKDS)
  • Thwomp Desert (MKW)
  • Battle Course 2 (SMK)

Unlockable Battle Mode Courses

  • Blooper Stadium
  • Dandelion Jumpers
  • Wii Console
  • Party Place
  • Blazing Platforms
  • Tilt-A-Kart (MKDD)
  • Double Deck (MK64)
  • Funky Stadium (MKW)
  • Twilight House (MKDS)
  • Battle Course 2 (MKSC)

Game Modes

Grand Prix

The main mode in which a maximum of two players may compete in various cups, attempting to win 1st place. A mind-boggling 21 competitors compete in the Grand Prix. Most of the game's secrets are unlocked in this mode here. Choose from 50cc, 100cc, 150cc and Mirror Mode (150cc) engine classes (difficulties).


Similar to the Grand Prix (above), select a single course and head stright into the action. 1-4 players.

Time Trials

Race for the best overall time and lap times on any course, and then race your ghost for a 1st place ranking.

Battle Mode

Four players may compete in unique "minigames" to reach victory. Compete in a free-for-all or form two teams of two.

Battle Mode Minigames

  • Color Crazy: Collect as many colored balls as possible before your opponents do so in a timed match.
  • Tricked Out: Earn the most points by pulling off tricks and stunts by the end of the time limit.
  • Coin Runners (MKW): Get more coins than your opponents. If the player hits an opponent, they will drop half of their coins.
  • Bob-Omb Blast (MKDD): Earn at least three total points by throwing bob-ombs at your opponents before they do the same to you.

Wi-Fi Connection

Compete against other players from around the world or with local friends in Versus, Grand Prix (only two players), and Battle Mode. Also view other gamers' records. The best part is that no more Friend Codes are needed.


View game records and rankings and stats. Adjust sound, music and volume settings, screen ratio and control configurations.


All of the items from the previous game return (except for Blooper), in addition to the 3 new ones included. To recieve an item, either hit an item box, use a mushroom to hit an opponent and get their item, or use a star to steal another racer's item.

Old Items

  • Banana
  • Triple Bananas
  • Red Shell
  • Triple Red Shells
  • Green Shell
  • Triple Green Shells
  • Mushroom
  • Triple Mushrooms
  • Golden Mushroom
  • Mega Mushroom
  • Fake Item Box
  • Bob-omb
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunder Cloud
  • POW Block
  • Star
  • Spiny Blue Shell
  • Bullet Bill

New Items

  • Slime: Unleashes a sticky slime or mud-like substance that gets stuck under 1st place's vehicle to slow them down for about an estimated 8 seconds.
  • Clock: Slows down your rivals.
  • Lakitu: Calls Lakitu to throw various Spinies on the race course to hinder your opponents.


There is a total of 72 vehicles (36 unlockable). Scooters make their debut in the game.

Default Karts

Lightweight Karts

  • Basic Kart
  • Little Buggy
  • Speedy Dasher
  • Toy Car

Middleweight Karts

  • Basic Kart
  • Sleeck Speedster
  • Twister
  • Uniqo

Heavyweight Karts

  • Basic Kart
  • Malicious Drifter
  • Overwhelmer
  • Sports Car

Unlockable Karts

Lightweight Karts

  • Baby Basher
  • Train-O
  • Orbiter
  • Lucky Go Lucky

Middleweight Karts

  • Speed Roller
  • Hot Rod
  • Sharp Shaper
  • Rad Rainbower

Heavyweight Karts

  • Massive Millenium
  • Furious Flame
  • Porta-Pickup
  • Spiral Shredder

Default Bikes

Lightweight Bikes

  • Basic Bike
  • Gaga Bike
  • Booster Bunker
  • Edgy Ridge Rider

Middleweight Bikes

  • Basic Bike
  • Rubber Burner
  • Trendy Deliverer
  • Drill Bike

Heavyweight Bikes

  • Basic Bike
  • Zoomin' Z
  • Top-Class Clasher
  • Road Rage

Unlockable Bikes

Lightweight Bikes

  • Tri-Rider
  • Space Bike
  • Mini-Venom
  • Baby Boomer

Middleweight Bikes

  • Sneaky Snake
  • Golden Era
  • Long Reach
  • Star Spielder

Heavyweight Bikes

  • Rural Mator
  • Classic Bike
  • Motorhead
  • Banshee Blaster

Default Scooters

Lightweight Scooters

  • Basic Scooter
  • Standing Ovation
  • J-Jetter
  • Turbo Scooter

Middleweight Scooters

  • Basic Scooter
  • Infusion
  • Steel Tealer
  • Portable Mushroom

Heavyweight Scooters

  • Basic Scooter
  • Cornertin
  • Into Oblivion
  • Heavy Levy

Unlockable Scooters

Lightweight Scooters

  • Electric Energy
  • Stance Scooter
  • Baby Badboy
  • Multiple Looks

Middleweight Scooters

  • The Oment
  • Booster Charger
  • Blue Oz
  • Retro Rattler

Heavyweight Scooters

  • Buff N' Tough
  • Cannon Coach
  • Metal Barrier
  • Ultimate Scooter

Control Methods / Schemes

  • Wii Remote w/ Wii Wheel
  • Wii Remote (Sideways)
  • Wii Remote & Nunchuk (Nunchuk Combo)
  • Gamecube Controller
  • Wii Classic Controller


  • This is Pac-Man's and Donkey Kong Jr.'s second entry in the Mario Kart series. The first was Mario Kart Arcade GP, and Super Mario Kart, respectively.
  • This is King Bob-Omb's and Boshi's first ever playable appearance in any game.
  • This is the first Mario Kart game to not feature the word "Kart" in it's proper title name.

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