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Mario Kart: Character Mania
MKCM cover
"A game filled with twists and turns around every corner." - On the back of the cover.
Developer(s) Timmaster Labs


Publisher(s) Timmaster Labs
Director(s) Timmaster Labs
Producer(s) Timmaster Labs
Designer(s) Timmaster Labs
Programmer(s) Timmaster Labs
Writer(s) Timmaster Labs
Composer(s) Timcity Symphonic Orchestra

Timmaster Labs

Platform(s) Wii U
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS/New Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo VII
Release Date(s)
Japan: December 5, 2017
North America: December 8, 2017
European Union: December 9, 2017
Great Britain: January 1, 2018
East Asia: December 23, 2017
Russia and former Yugoslavia: January 1, 2018
Oceania and Australia: January 3, 2018
African Countries: January 6, 2018
Middle East/The Stans: January 8, 2018
South America: December 30, 2017
Age Rating(s)
ESRB: E10+
Genre(s) Racing
Series Mario Kart
Engine TL 9000
Predecessor Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Successor Mario Kart: Triple Down
Media Included Optical disk or cartridge
Storage Needed About 1.94 GB of data
Cost USD/CAN/AUS: $39.99
Mario Kart: Character Mania (Also known as Mario Kart '16, Mario Kart: Character Madness and formerly known as Mario KART 9!) is a game in the kart racing genre made by Nintendo and Timmaster Labs for the Wii U, NX, 3DS, New 3DS, and VII consoles.

The game was one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2016, with the game being #3 in the top 10 games of all time. New features include a 16 player mode and minimizing pads, which shrinks the racer to about 1/4 of their original size until the next pad.

Game Modes

Grand Prix

Time Trials


Battle Mode

Balloon Battle

Coin Runners

Bob-omb Battlefield

Mission Mode

In mission mode, the player will have to complete tasks to get rankings. The rankings can range from E to three stars (***) Once the player has gotten an average of one star (*) on each of the six levels, Level 7 is unlocked. The only kart available is the Standard Kart, with standard wheels and standard glider, and only the 18 default characters are playable.

Kart Parts

Bold denotes available from the start.


Picture Name Traction Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Where it's from
120px-MK7 Toad-Standard Kart
Standard MKCM
Pipe Frame
Pipe Frame MK64/MK7
Green Fire MKDD
P-Wing MK8
Circuit Special MK8
Brutus MKDS
Tank Cruiser MKCM
B Dasher Mark 3 MKCM
Sneeker MK8
Sports Coupe MK8
Intelligence MKCM
Gold Standard MK7



Picture Name Traction Acceleration Land Speed Water Speed Where it's from
Standard 0 MKCM
Slim MK7
Off-Road MK8
Michelin MKCM
Wooden MK7
Crossing MKCM
Okong MKCM
Monster MK7
Nintendo MKCM
Gold Tires MK7



There is 57 characters in the main game, and 32 more through DLC content, which is a grand total of 89 characters, more than any game in the Mario Kart series. There is 4 weight classes - Feather (F), Light (L), Medium (M), and Heavy (H).
Picture Name Weight Stats Unlockable? DLC? Fanon?

Returning Characters

233px-Mario - Mario Party 10
Mario M N No No
Luigi MP9
Luigi M N
220px-Wario MPIT
Wario H N
150px-Waluigi PizzaRulez
Waluigi L N
255px-Peach SM3DL
Peach M N
200px-Daisy MP10
Daisy M N
189px-Rosalina MK7
Rosalina H Y
Baby Mario - Mario Kart 8 Wii U
Baby Mario F N
Baby luigi
Baby Luigi F Y
111px-Baby Peach (MKW)
Baby Peach F N
Baby Daisy (Mario Kart Wii 2.0)
Baby Daisy F Y
Baby rosalina by lyokofan97
Baby Rosalina L Y
312px-Birdo MP9
Birdo M Y
MKXL Bowser 2
Bowser H N
SMBDIY Bowser Jr.
Bowser Jr. M Y
473px-Diddy Kong SSB4 - Artwork3dswiiu
Diddy Kong L Y
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. L Y
Donkey Kong Artwork - Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong H N
121px-Dry Bones 2012
Dry Bones F Y
200px-Dry Bowser MSOWG
Dry Bowser H Y
240px-Funky Koncomg Artwork - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Funky Kong H Y
Honey Queen MK7
Honey Queen H Y
Iggy Koopa L Y
MP9 King Boo Bust
King Boo M N
200px-Koopa Troopa NSMB
Koopa Troopa F N
Red Lakitu from Mario Kart 7 By Shy Guy Yellow
Lakitu F N
250px-Larry Koopa 3D
Larry Koopa F Y
200px-Lemmy Koopa NSMBU
Lemmy Koopa F Y
Classic Ludwig von Koopa (NSMBWii Style)
Ludwig Von Koopa M Y
Metal Mario!
Metal Mario H Y
555px-Morton Koopa Jr 3D
Morton Koopa Jr. H Y
250px-Paratroopa New
Koopa Paratroopa L Y
480px-Rob SSB4 Render
R.O.B. H Y
Classic Roy Koopa (NSMBWii Style)
Roy Koopa H Y
308px-Toad - Mario Party 10
Toad L N
423px-Toadette - Mario Party 10
Toadette F Y
Wendy NSMBWii-0
Wendy O. Koopa M Y
351px-Wiggler Walking
Wiggler L Y
329px-Yoshi FS
Yoshi M N

New Canon Characters

Mona Mario World Kart
Mona L Y No No
9-Volt D.I.Y
9-Volt L Y
Metal Luigi MGC
Metal Luigi H Y
Baby luma by banjo2015-d8mq04a
Baby Luma L Y
Count Bleck JPG
Count Bleck F N
SPM Tippi
Tippi F N
293px-Toadsworth artwork -- Super Mario Sunshine
Toadsworth F Y
Eyerok H Y
Gearmo Artwork - Super Mario Galaxy 2
Gearmo M Y
E Gadd Solo LM2
E. Gadd M Y
Sonic The Hedgehog (Sonic Runners)
Sonic M Y
356px-Dr Eggman Olympic Games
Dr. Robotnik H Y
623px-Fawful artwork MLBiS
Fawful L Y
Kamek F Y
200px-Mii Artwork
Mii1 Any 1:Y 2:Y 3:Y2

Fanon Characters

Unten L Y Yes
Silvio M N
Lavora Koopa L Y

DLC Characters

Ash M N/A Pokemon

DLC Pack 1

Pikachu F
Serena M
Pokemon Trainer H
Cat Peach M
Tanooki Mario M
Pink Gold Peach H
Maria M Yes
Link M Zelda

DLC Pack 2

Toon Link L
Zelda H
Ganondorf H
Tetra L
Luise M Yes
Waria H
Walice L
Kirby F Kirby

DLC Pack 3

King Dedede M
Meta Knight H
Waddle Dee F
Pac-Man L
Ms. Pac-Man L
Clyde (ghost) L
Pinky L
Villager (male) F Animal Crossing

DLC Pack 4

Isabelle F
K.K. Slider F
Villager (female) F
Captain Falcon M F-Zero

DLC Pack 5

Shy Guy L
Fox McCloud M Star Fox

DLC Pack 6

Falco Lombardi M
Playable from start: 19
Playable by unlocking: 38
Playable by DLC: 32
Grand Total: 89
  1. Mii's weight dependent on the weight and height of the Mii you're using. (example: If you have a medium sized Mii and it weighs somewhere around the middle, it is a Medium weight class character.)
  2. Normal outfit: Yes; Mii Outfit 1: Yes; Mii Outfit 2: Yes

Point Distribution

Point Spread comparison (GP and VS)
Game 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th




9 6 3 1 0 - -



10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0
MKW 15 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
MK7 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 -
MK8 15 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
MKCM 20 18 16 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Rival Order

The rival order applies only for the 56 characters that make up the main game (not counting the Mii). This only applies if you have all 56 characters unlocked.

If the player is... Rival 1 Rival 2 Rival 3
Mario Gearmo Yoshi Luigi
Luigi Mario Eyerok E. Gadd
Wario Waluigi Mona 9-Volt
Waluigi Wario Sonic Mario
Peach Daisy B. Peach Mario
Daisy Peach B. Daisy Luigi
Rosalina B. Luma B. Rosalina Dr. Robotnik
B. Mario B. Luigi B. Peach Mario
B. Luigi B. Mario B. Daisy Luigi
B. Peach B. Daisy B. Mario Peach
B. Daisy B. Peach B. Luigi Daisy
B. Rosalina B. Mario B. Luma Rosalina
Birdo Peach Metal Luigi Yoshi
Bowser Mario Kamek Morton Jr.
Bowser Jr. Mario Iggy Fawful
Diddy Kong DK Jr. Kamek Funky Kong
DK Jr. Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Toad
Donkey Kong Toad DK Jr. Fawful
Dry Bones K. Troopa K. Paratroopa Kamek
Dry Bowser Bowser Bowser Jr. Iggy
Funky Kong Diddy Kong DK Jr. Donkey Kong
Honey Queen Mario Luigi Toad
Iggy Lemmy Wendy Ludwig
King Boo Bowser Wario Kamek
K. Troopa Fawful K. Paratroopa Lakitu
Lakitu K. Troopa K. Paratroopa Mario
Larry Peach Bowser Jr. Bowser
Lemmy Kamek Ludwig Bowser Jr.
Ludwig K. Troopa Bowser Fawful
Metal Mario Mario R.O.B. Metal Luigi
Morton Jr. Bowser Bowser Jr. Count Bleck
K. Paratroopa K. Troopa Dry Bones Bowser
R.O.B. Honey Queen Unten Lavora
Roy Count Bleck Tippi Sonic
Toad Toadette Toadsworth Mario
Toadette Toad Toadsworth Wendy
Wendy Toadette 9-Volt Eyerok
Wiggler Gearmo E. Gadd Dr. Robotnik
Yoshi Birdo Mario Metal Mario
Mona Wario Count Bleck 9-Volt
9-Volt Mona Wario Tippi
Metal Luigi Metal Mario Mario Luigi
Baby Luma Rosalina B. Rosalina B. Mario
Count Bleck Mario B. Mario Tippi
Tippi Mario Toad Count Bleck
Toadsworth Toad Mario Toadette
Eyerok Mario Luigi Peach
Gearmo Luigi Mario Yoshi
E. Gadd Luigi King Boo Fawful
Sonic Dr. Robotnik/Eggman Mario Unten
Dr. Robotnik/Eggman Sonic Luigi Silvio
Fawful Mario Kamek Count Bleck
Kamek Count Bleck Fawful Mario
Unten Mario Lavora Silvio
Silvio Mario Luigi Bowser Jr.
Lavora Lemmy Roy Ludwig


There are 4 stages in each cup, and 10 cups, making it 40 courses instead of the usual 32. All courses will have 3 laps, unless noted with an asterisk (*), which means that it has three sections, or a double asterisk (**), which means it has more laps (x>3).


Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Coin Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Peach Circuit Toad Village Cheep Cheep Ocean Port Town* Luigi's Turnpike
Daisy Mall Wario's Mansion Kong Gardens Redwood Valley* Isle Delfino
Waluigi City Mario Circuit Yoshi Plains Throwback Mountain* Bowser's Castle
Castle Grounds Pagoda Skyway* Diamond City** Koopaling Stadium Rainbow Road*

See Mario Kart: Character Mania/Track Descriptions for more information.


Shell Cup Banana Cup Blooper Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
GBA Sunset Wilds DS Shroom Ridge N64 Wario Stadium U Shy Guy Falls GBA Bowser Castle 4
SNES Vanilla Lake 1** Wii Toad's Factory GCN Wario Colosseum*  DS Figure-8 Circuit U Super Bell Subway
3DS Daisy Hills 3DS Wario Shipyard SNES Choco Island 1** GCN Mushroom City Wii Moonview Highway
U Mario Kart Stadium U Water Park U Toad Harbor GBA Rainbow Road GCN Rainbow Road


There will be one cup per DLC pack, each consisting of two Nitro and two Retro tracks.

Pokemon DLC Legend of Zelda DLC Kirby DLC Animal Crossing DLC
Lure Cup Triforce Cup Halberd Cup Crossing Cup
DS Tick-Tock Clock Wii Maple Treeway 3DS Music Park DS Airship Fortress
N64 Mario Raceway Gerudo Valley GBA Sky Garden
Lumiose City Tortimer Island
3DS Maka Wuhu N64 Kalimari Desert


Nitro Retro
Starship Mario [Switch] Urchin Underpass
The Great Tower [Wii] Funky Stadium
Castle Grounds [GCN] Tilt-a-Kart
New Donk City [DS] Shroom Ridge
Super Mario Maker 3D [GBA] Battle Course 4

Mission Mode

World Character Description Course
1-1 Mario Gather 20 coins within 15 seconds. GCN Mushroom City
1-2 Bowser Beat Mario and Peach. Castle Grounds
1-3 Yoshi Drive out of the plains without being hit by Piranha Plants. Yoshi Plains
1-4 Luigi Race the other 15 players. If you get hit by a car, you're out! Wii Moonview Highway
1-5 Peach Get through all 15 gates within 30 seconds. Starship Mario
1-6 Baby Mario Beat the blue and red cars. DS Shroom Ridge
1-B Mario Beat Bowser. If you touch an Item Box or an Item, you're out! Pagoda Skyway
2-1 Daisy Gather 30 coins within 30 seconds. 3DS Wario Shipyard
2-2 Baby Peach Use Green Shells to eliminate other racers. If you get hit by one, you're out! Port Town
2-3 Luigi Gather 10 coins within 25 seconds. If you fall into the water, you're out! SNES Vanilla Lake 1


Critical Reception

Reception was mixed with this game. IGN gave it a 7.5/10, saying the game had it's flaws, namely the return of Mission Mode from Mario Kart DS, and the 3 Battle modes made it too much to handle. gave it a 5/10 for gameplay, 7/10 for graphics and a 9.5/10 for originality, saying that it took too much from it's predeccessors.




Demo-0.1-12.24.14alpha01-42 (Dec 24 2014)

Demo for download from E-Shop for Wii U and 3DS users. Only featured Mushroom and Shell cups, as well as the 18 default characters.

0.1.0/.1/.2 (Jan 3, 6 and 9 2015)

Initial introduction of the whole game for all consoles. 0.1/.2 were bug fix updates.

0.2.0 (Jul 7-8 2015)

Minor bug fixes, added 150cc and Mirror modes (unlockabe by default).

0.2.1 (Jul 9 2015)

Fixed a crash when entering Super Mario Maker 3D.

0.3.0 (Aug 6 2015)

  • Added Mission Mode.
  • Added 16 new unlockable characters, total went from 40 to 56.

0.4.0 beta 0.1-0.12 (Aug 16 2015-Mar 5 2016)

Betas for 0.4.0 that adds new stuff.

0.4.0 (Mar 8 2016)

  • Revamp of the menu and selection screens.
  • Added file selection and GUI.
  • Added DLC packs 1-3.
  • Fixed 205 bugs and 14 glitches from development versions beta 0.1 - beta 0.12

0.5.0 beta 0.1-0.17 (Mar 10-Aug 31 2016)

Betas for 0.5.0.

0.5.0 (Sep 6 2016)

  • Pallet change for the screens.
  • Added DLC packs 4-6.
  • Added 200cc.
  • Added Wheels/Tires.


0.1.0 (Dec 22 2016)

  • Re-added "Original Mode" which reverts the courses to their original status (e.g. A SNES course will be in SNES graphics, etc.)
  • Fixed bugs that involved the Minimizing and Anti-Gravity pads. (Dec 22 2016, 3DS and Wii U only)

  • Bug fixes involving VII Avatar in 3DS and Wii U (Feb 01 2017)

  • Updated menu screen.
  • Addition of The Great Tower, New Donk City and [Switch] Urchin Underpass as battle stages.
  • Added Help Desk (an instruction manual) in 150 languages.
  • Chinese release

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Beta Elements


All of the images in this gallery are before or from the update 0.4.0 version of MKCM. Update 0.5.0 and 0.5.1 has new selection methods. See the next gallery for the updated screens.These are the Update 0.5.0 screens. See how they are different?

Misc. Gallery


Mario Kart: Character Mania
Main Game Characters Feather Baby Mario | Baby Luigi | Baby Peach | Baby Daisy | Dry Bones | Koopa Troopa | Lakitu | Larry | Lemmy | Toadette | Toadsworth | Count Bleck | Tippi | Kamek
Light Waluigi | Baby Rosalina | Diddy Kong | Donkey Kong Jr. | Iggy | Koopa Paratroopa | Toad | Wiggler | Mona | 9-Volt | Baby Luma | Fawful | Unten | Lavora
Medium Mario | Luigi | Peach | Daisy | Birdo | Bowser Jr. | King Boo | Ludwig | Wendy | Yoshi | Gearmo | E. Gadd | Sonic | Silvio
Heavy Wario | Rosalina | Bowser | Donkey Kong | Dry Bowser | Funky Kong | Honey Queen | Metal Mario | Morton Jr. | R.O.B. | Roy | Metal Luigi | Eyerok | Dr. Robotnik
Tracks Mushroom Cup Peach Circuit | Daisy Mall | Waluigi City | Castle Grounds
Flower Cup Toad Village | Wario's Mansion | Mario Circuit | Pagoda Skyway
Coin Cup Cheep Cheep Ocean | Kong Gardens | Yoshi Plains | Diamond City
Star Cup Port Town | Redwood Valley | Throwback Mountain | Koopaling Stadium
Special Cup Luigi's Turnpike | Isle Delfino | Bowser's Castle | Rainbow Road
Shell Cup Wii Toad's Factory | DS Figure-8 Circuit | N64 Mario Raceway | U Water Park
Banana Cup U Mario Kart Stadium | DS Airship Fortress | 3DS Wario Shipyard | GBA Sunset Wilds
Blooper Cup DS Shroom Ridge | GCN Wario Colosseum | SNES Choco Island 1 | 3DS Toad Circuit
Leaf Cup U Shy Guy Falls | SNES Vanilla Lake 1 | GCN Mushroom City | GBA Rainbow Road
Lightning Cup 3DS Bowser's Castle | U Super Bell Subway | Wii Moonview Highway | GCN Rainbow Road
External Links Beta Elements | Glitches/Easter Eggs | Retro Track Changes