Mario Kart: Nitro Boost is a game for the Wii U. It allows for up to twelve players to be on one track unlike other Mario Kart games. It also introduces aircrafts, which act as a replacement for the handgliders from mario kart 7 and 8 (though aircrafts are only usable on aircraft levels).

Playable Characters

Starting Characters

Character Picture Character Name Character Weight
MarioSSBOmega Mario Middleweight
250px-Luigi SSB4 Luigi Middleweight
Peachssb Princess Peach Middleweight
Bowsersmash Bowser Heavyweight
Donkey Kong SSB4 Donkey Kong Heavyweight
(Wario)480px-Wario SSB4 Wario Heavyweight
473px-Diddy Kong SSB4 - Artwork3dswiiu Diddy Kong Middleweight
200px-BowserJrSSB4Render Bowser Jr. Lightweight
CaptainToadMinecart Captain Toad Lightweight
MP7 Toadette Toadette Lightweight
Yoshi SSB4 Yoshi Middleweight
WaluigiMP9 Waluigi Heavyweight
Koopa Troopa Artwork - Super Mario 3D World Koopa Troopa Lightweight
480px-Mii Fighter SSB4 Mii Custom

Unlockable Characters

Picture Character Name Character Weight How to Unlock
138px-Ashley SSB4 Ashley Middleweight Win any Cup once
Dr.Mario SSB4 Dr. Mario Heavyweight Win the Random Cup once
Dr Dr. Luigi Lightweight Win the Green Shell cup once
King boo dark moon vector by kingboo10-d5ypbvi King Boo Heavyweight Win The Black Shell Cup Multiple TImes
Greenie transparent Greenie Lightweight Win the Green Shell Cup on 150c


Picture Character Name Character Weight Pay To Play Forever
Whittle Whittle Lightweight 1 dollar
PaperMarioStand Paper Mario Lightweight 25 cents
DryBowserSSB Dry Bowser Heavyweight 1 dollar
KirbyAnarchy Kirby Lightweight 25 cents


Picture Cup Name Tracks
MK7 Item Box Random Cup Any 4 Tracks
GreenShellMK8 Green Shell Cup Mario Circut, Koopaling Fortress, Donkey Kong Island and Peach's Castle
RedShellMK8 Red Shell Cup Bob-Omb Battlefield, Bowser's Castle 1, Wario Stadium and Waluigi Pinball



Picture Kart Name Stats
Cart Minecart


Powerup Power: 3/5


Picture Aircraft Name Stats
The Koopa Clown Car Koopa Clown Car


Powerup Power:5/5

32px-KAR Mini FlightWarpstar Warp Star Speed:5/5

Powerup Power:4/5


  • This game was originally going to be called Mario Kart: Full Throttle, but there is another game of that name already.
  • The Minecart changes it's appearance if you play as Yoshi, Captain Toad, Kirby or Donkey Kong.