Mario Kart: Liquid Cruise
Liquid Cruise
The template logo, which returns to the classic Mario Kart logo.
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release Date(s)
Worldwide - TBD 2019

Mario Kart: Liquid Cruise is an upcoming Nintendo Switch game planned for release in early 2019.


Like in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8, you will be able to customize your vehicle with different karts, bikes, wheels and gliders, the racing gameplay is pretty much the same, anti-gravity, underwater racing and gliding will return, along with a new type of gameplay: Boats.

This will be the first Mario Kart game where you can drive on top of the water with boats, there will be water-drifting, and along with boats you will be able to play on jet-skis as well. Some courses are complete water-filled, and some you can drive on land as well. The change from land to water and vise-versa will be marked by a green boost-pad, like anti-gravity pads.


Mario mario kart RPG
Mario Default Character
Luigi mario kart RPG
Luigi Default Character
516px-Mario Kart Wii - Peach motorbike
Princess Peach Default Character
Daisy Kart MK7
Princess Daisy Default Character
Bowser mario kart RPG
Bowser Default Character
Bowser Jr. in Mario Kart 8
Bowser Jr. Unlocked by winning the

50cc Flower Cup

Toad Default Character
Toadette Kart Artwork
Toadette Default Character
Donkey kong mario kart RPG
Donkey Kong Default Character
MKPC Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong Unlocked by winning the

50cc Special Cup

Dixie Kong Unlocked by winning the

50cc Lightning Cup

Paper Mario Unlocked by winning the

100cc Flower Cup

Metal Mario Default Character
Rosalina Unlocked by winning the

150cc Mushroom Cup

Baby Mario Default Character
Baby Luigi Default Character
Baby Peach Default Character
Baby Daisy Unlocked by winning the

100cc Lightning Cup

Baby Wario Default Character
Baby Rosalina Unlocked by winning the

100cc Star Cup

Princess Daisy Default Character
Wario Default Character
Waluigi Default Character
Yarn Yoshi Unlocked by winning the

150cc Star Cup

King Boo Unlocked by playing 10

time trial courses

Dry Bowser Unlocked by winning the

Mirror Star Cup

Fawful Unlocked by beating 6

time trial staff ghosts

Funky Kong Unlocked by winning 25

online races

Koopa Troopa Default Character
Dry Bones Unlocked by playing all

courses in Time Trial mode

Shy Guy Default Character
E.Gadd Unlocked by winning the

Mirror Special Cup

Kamek Unlocked by winning the

Mirror Lightning Cup

Petey Pirahna Unlocked by winning 24

Time Trial staff ghosts

Mii Unlocked by winning the

100cc Leaf Cup


Cup Name Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mushroom Cup Shy Guy Circuit Cherry Hills Toad River Yarn Road
Flower Cup Wario Woods Sunset Desert Cheep Cheep Villa Peach's Castle
Star Cup Goomba Cavern Comet Observatory 75m Underpass Boggly Woods
Special Cup Corona Mountain Mapleshade Acres Bowser's Castle Rainbow Road
Shell Cup 3DS Daisy Hills Wii Toad's Factory DS Figure-8 Circuit GBA Lakeside Park
Banana Cup GCN Mushroom City 3DS Wario's Galleon Wii Daisy Circuit Wii U Cloudtop Cruise
Leaf Cup 3DS Make Wuhu SNES Choco

Island 1

DS Shroom Ridge Wii U Dolphin Shoals
Lightning Cup Wii Moonview


N64 Wario's Stadium GCN Bowser's Castle GBA Rainbow Road

DLC Courses

Cup Name Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Retro Cup DK Island Wii DK Summit Wii U Big Blue Jungle Falls
8-Bit Cup Wii Dry Dry Ruins N64 Sherbet Land Throwback Woods SNES Donut Plains 2
Acorn Cup Acorn Plains Dark Moon Mansion Wii U Electrodrome GBA Broken Pier

Battle Courses

Course Picture Course Name Course Description Unlock Conditions
Mushroom Courtyard
Mushroom Courtyard The outside of Peach's castle from Super Mario 64. You can drive on the moat and the lake beside the cannon on jet-skis/boats, and item boxes are hidden throughout the map. Avaliable from the start.
Download (2)-0
Nintendo Switch Similar to the DS and Gamecube battle maps, this map takes place on a Nintendo Switch. You can trick off the buttons and joysticks, and depending on what joy-cons your using, the joy-cons in the map will change to that color. Avaliable from the start.
75m Station Using assets off of 75m Underpass, the track is a circle-shaped donut, similar to N64 Big Donut, made out of Girders and other assets. There are holes in the wall that can lead up to upper stories, and in the middle is a hole with an underwater section, and tunnels leading back up. Avaliable from the start.
Mapleshade Valley Using assets off of Mapleshade Acres and Maple Treeway, the course is a round circle, with different paths and branches leading back around and into it. There are also branches leading over into the middle. Avaliable from the start.
Cheep Cheep Cove Avaliable from the start.
Paper Jam Unlock Paper Mario
Tilt-A-Kart Complete every cup on Mirror Mode
Wii Funky Stadium Avaliable from the start.
3DS Sherbet Rink Avaliable from the start.
N64 Block Fort Avaliable from the start.
GCN Pipe Plaza Unlock Petey Piranha
NS Dragon Palace Avaliable from the start.
Wii Chain Chomp Roulette Avaliable from the start.
GBA Battle Course 4 Complete every cup on 150cc

NS - Nintendo Switch


Coming Soon


In Mario Kart: Liquid Cruise, there are around 30 items, with 4 of them being new.

  • Mushroom
  • Triple Mushroom
  • Golden Mushroom
  • Green Shell
  • Red Shell
  • Triple Red Shells
  • Banana
  • Triple Banana
  • Red Banana
  • Coins
  • Blue Shell
  • Blooper
  • Bullet Bill
  • Mega Mushroom
  • Bowser Shell (Returning from Double Dash)
  • Thunder Cloud
  • Tanooki Leaf
  • Super Horn
  • Pirahna Plant
  • Boomerang Flower
  • Fire Flower
  • Lightning
  • Bomb-omb
  • Star
  • Triple Bomb-ombs
  • Fake Item Box
  • Super Feather (Battle Only)
  • Gold Flower (Battle Only; Coin Runners only)
  • Mini Mushroom
  • Double Cherry (Battle Only)

New Items

  • Red Banana

A bigger, red banana that can be placed down. Works like a normal banana, except it is bigger, making it harder to avoid. Available to people in 3rd place or downwards.

  • Gold Flower (Coin Runners)

Only available in the Coin Runners battle mode. Only available to people in last place, will act like a Fire Flower but will shoot gold that will turn into coins for players to collect. Best used in close areas so others can't pick it up.

  • Double Cherry (Battle Only)

Only available in Battle mode, and in Double Item Boxes. Used as a second item, that automatically will become the first item held. Useful for people who get a star. Available to people in 4th place or downwards.

  • Mini Mushroom

Will turn the player tiny, but makes them go faster. Can run into other players to spin them out. Available to people in 4th place or downwards.

Battle Mode

Coming Soon!


-Originally, King Bob-omb was going to be playable, but was changed to Petey Pirahna for unknown reasons.

-The course Wario Woods is a reference to a earlier Nintendo game of the same name.