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Mario Kart: Boss Blitz is the name of an upcoming game being developed by Nintendo, Inc. for the 3DS and Wii U. It will be a spin-off of the "Mario Kart" franchise, where Bowser and his villainous friends from the Mario series all have a fun day of racing.


Playable characters


There are twelve default playable characters. The weight classes available are "lightweight" (yellow), "cruiser" (blue), and "heavyweight" (purple).

Image Name Returning from...
Bowser Jr MP9 3 Bowser Jr. "Mario Kart 7"
DryBones SMB Dry Bones "Mario Kart 7"
BoomBoomSM3DL Boom Boom Debut
Shyguy-237x275 Shy Guy "Mario Kart 7"
Goomba Artwork - Super Mario 3D World Goomba Debut
Metal Mario! Metal Mario "Mario Kart 7"
Wiggler Walking Wiggler "Mario Kart 7"
119px-KingBooSME King Boo "Mario Kart Wii" (retains appearance from Super Mario Sunshine)
160px Bowser "Mario Kart 7"
397px-PeteySluggers Petey Piranha "Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
DRYBONESBOWSER Dry Bowser "Mario Kart Wii"
620px-Koopalings Artwork - Mario Kart 8 Without Background Koopalings Debut (scheduled for "Mario Kart 8")


There are 15 unlockable characters, with the same weight classes.

Image Name Returning from... Unlocking method
Koopa the quick Koopa the Quick Debut Clear the first cup, the Poison 'Shroom Cup
Dino Pirahna Dino Piranha Debut Clear the last cup, the Special Cup
Dry Bowser Jr. Art Dry Bowser Jr. Debut (series debut) Complete time trials on all thirty-two courses
189px-Kamek-212x2283 Kamek Debut (originally planned for Mario Kart 64) Complete time trials on sixteen courses
438px-Bully SM3DWgreeneye Big Bully Debut (boss in Mario Kart DS) Complete 500 races
Cosmic Mario Cosmic Mario Debut Have save data for "Super Mario 3D World" (Wii U)/"Mario Kart 7" (3DS) in your console
200px-Hammer Bro. Party 8 Hammer Bro. Debut (originally planned for "Mario Kart Wii") Clear 1,000 races
Captian Syrup MK9 Captain Syrup Debut (debut to Mario series) Complete 1,500 races

Wario & Waluigi

Wario & Waluigi "Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Finish amongst the top three players on all cups
480px-Ghost3 Blue Ghost Debut Complete 150cc Special Cup
Big Bob-omb battle Big Bob-omb Debut Complete 100c Special Cup
K.RoolShowsUp King K. Rool Debut Clear Mirror Mode Special Cup
Major Burrows Major Burrows Debut Complete 2,000 races
Whomp KingNSMBAS Whomp King Debut Win at least one battle on every battle course
R.O.Boio R.O.B. "Mario Kart DS" Complete 3,000 races
  • A Mii can be unlocked by default once beating one race, but you must have at least 50 Miis installed in your system.


Poison 'Shroom Cup

Name Description
World 1-1 A three-dimensional cruise through the infamous level from the first Mario game.
SNES Bowser Castle 3 The first retro course of the game; a trip through the course with updated graphics
Shell City A course where you ride atop gigantic Green/Red/Red Koopa Shells
Dusty Gardens A bony course, mainly based off of the Dry species
Bob-omb Battlefield A trip through the first course from "Super Mario 64" and "Super Mario 64 DS"

Shell Cup

Name Description
Kamek's Egg Farm A trip through a magical field filled with a variety of Yoshi eggs
GCN Dino Dino Jungle A trip through the "Double Dash!!" course, with some updated features and tweaks
Launch Star Pull Path A course using items/elements from the "Super Mario Galaxy" series; these include Launch Stars, Pull Stars, and Sling-Pods
Wiggler's Garden A racetrack going through Wiggler's "party" garden, derived from the first board in "Mario Party DS"
Cosmic Mario's Wacky Worlds A course where some elements can be huge while the races are small, or the elements can be small while the racers are huge; the name is a jab at the cancelled CD-I game, "Super Mario's Wacky Worlds."

Fireball Cup

Name Description
Jumpman's Factory A three-dimensional playthrough of the original "Donkey Kong" game
3DS Wuhu Island Loop A race through the "Mario Kart 7" course
The Chompsworks A race through the "Super Mario Galaxy 2" course, where you can witness Chain Chomps being made.
Piranha Plant Forest A race through the homeland of the Piranha Plants...just don't wake the sleeping ones!

To be continued.


Name Description
PoisonMushPoison Shroom The Poison 'Shroom gives the racer a boost for a short period of time. It can also come as Triple Poison 'Shrooms, which gives you three 'Shrooms.
FireFlowerMK8Fire Flower The Fire Flower gives the racer the abilities to blast fireballs either behind or in front of them for a period of time.
PoisonMushroom.Crowned Mushroom The Crowned Shroom gives the racer a ton of boosts for a period of time.
Purple StarmanStarman The Starman gives the racer the ability to become the same color as the item and become invincible (with a great speed boost) for a period of time.
LightningBoltMK8Bolt The Bolt gives the racer the ability to shock and shrink any racers in front of them. The affected racers also slow down.
133px-NSMBWiiCoinCoin The Coin replaces the Green Shell in this game. It can either be thrown in front or behind the racer, and travels in a straight line bumping things in its path.
Coin - Gold RedRed Coin The Red Coin, replacing the Red Shell in this game, can either be thrown forward or backwards and bumps into the racer closest to the Coin's thrower..
BananaMK8Banana The Banana can be thrown either forward or backwards on the track, and if any racers make contact with it they spin out of control. It can also come in a variant known as Banana Bunch, which gives three bananas.

To be continued.

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