Mario Kart: Sugar Rush!!
Developer(s) CCs Studios
Nintendo EAD

Disney Interactive Studios

Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) WiiULogo
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Europe March 22, 2013
25px-Flag of USA March 24, 2013

25px-Flag of Japan March 23, 2013
25px-Flag of Australia March 26, 2013

Single Player
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Racing
Media Included Wii U Optical Disc

Mario Kart: Sugar Rush!! is an upcoming game for the Wii U console. It will be a new entry to the Mario Kart series and it will be the first Mario Kart to crossover with Sugar Rush Speedway, a fictional arcade racing game from the Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph, although starting with the first round of DLC, it starts to become more of a Mario Kart and Wreck-It Ralph crossover in general. The game is set to internationally release during March 2013, around the same time that Wreck-It Ralph premieres in Japan under the name Sugar Rush.



In this Mario Kart installment, due to the fact that this is a crossover of Sugar Rush Speedway, this game features characters from the latter game including King Candy, Vanellope von Schweetz, and Taffyta Muttonfudge. Visually, almost everything in this game is virtually made out of desserts, breakfast food, and beverages, ranging from the karts themselves and even all Nitro Grand Prix tracks themselves.

The game also borrows elements seen in Mario Kart 7 such as the return of coins, customized karts, air gliding and underwater racing, doing a trick off a ramp, and the traditional 8 players per race.

New to this game, players can collect various items called Ingredients. Ingredients are items which help build (or bake in this matter) a kart piece which can be done in Bake a Kart Mode. Ingredients can be found all over all of the tracks and stages in this game.

Also introduced in the Mario Kart series in this game, are the addition of submarine fins. These fins replaces the use of gliders in underwater sections as these fins help players "glide" across gaps and trenches underwater.


Grand Prix

Like previous Mario Kart games, Mario Kart: Sugar Rush!! contains Grand Prix mode. This is where a single player competes AI-controlled racers in order to obtain trophies out of the eigh cups in the game. Grand Prix mode has four engine classes, them being 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, and Mirror Mode. For the first three engine classes, these act like a difficulty level for the mode, 50cc being the easy difficulty while 150cc being the hard difficulty. Mirror Mode is actually the 150cc engine class but with the tracks being mirrored.

Time Trials

Like previous Mario Kart games, Mario Kart: Sugar Rush!! contains Time Trials. Time Trials allows players to complete a race track as fast as possible. The players are given the option to save the players' records and creates a Ghost based on that record that other players can compete with.


VS mode is a mode where players can customize how they play want to play Mario Kart, like personally choosing the race tracks players want to race on, the items they choose to have on the track, the difficulty level, etc.. This mode is available in single player and multiplayer mode.


In Battle Mode, players battle on a variety of different stages in various ways such as Balloon Poppers, Coin Collectors, Bob-omb Battle, and Shine Thief. There are six stages in this game, three are Nitro Stages while the other three are Retro Stages.

Balloon Poppers

In Balloon Poppers, everyone has three balloons attached to their kart and a time limit has been placed. Players try to pop other players' balloons by hitting their kart with various items. The last one(s) standing wins.

Coin Collectors

In Coin Collectors, coins are spread across the stage. Players try to collect as many coins as possible, whether by just literally collecting them or hitting other players to lose some of their coins. The player(s) who has the most amount of coins wins.

Bob-omb Blast

In Bob-omb Blast, the only items on the stage are Bob-ombs and players are able to hold five per kart. Players try to bomb each other throughout the battle. Those who are able to bomb a racer gets a point. The player who gets 5 points first wins.

Shine Thief

In Shine Thief, there is one Shine Sprite on the stage. Once a player collects it, a timer appears and the player must maintain that Shine Sprite under that time limit. Other players can steal that Shine Sprite by hitting the other player with the Sprite with an item and must collect it themselves. The timer restarts once it is recollected, but the timer starts at a lower time. The one who maintains the Shine Sprite under the time limit wins the round.

Mission Mode

In this mode, one player challenges themselves through Missions. Missions are various goals or tasks that the player must achieve on certain tracks or stages.

Bake a Kart Mode

This mode is similar to customizing karts in Mario Kart 7 and Bake a Car Mode in Sugar Rush Speedway. Karts in this game are literally made out of dessert. In this mode, players can create or bake kart pieces using Ingredients they have collected. Players can also create or bake a preset-made kart using the kart pieces they have baked. Players can send a "Recipe" of this kart across Nintendo Network, detailing which Ingredients other players need to replicate that kart.


Mario Kart: Sugar Rush!! includes a roster of 33 drivers (10 default drivers, 13 unlockable drivers, and 10 DLC drivers).




DLC "Round 1"

Minor/Major(?) Wreck-It Ralph spoiler ahead!

  • Turbo - Medium

Minor/Major(?) Wreck-It Ralph spoiler end.


The game features a plethora of 25 different items.

Items on Track

Items from Item Box


Grand Prix is split up into two different Grand Prix, similarly to Mario Kart DS, Wii, and 7. This game returns to having 20 tracks in a Grand Prix which has not been seen since Super Circuit. There are 4 cups, each containing 5 tracks, similarly to Super Mario Kart.

Nitro Grand Prix

Nitro Grand Prix features 20 new tracks split into 4 cups, full of twists and turns and all filled with color-coated desserts, beverages, and breakfast food.

* - 3 section track
** - 5 section track

Mushroom Cup

Name Description
Mario Circuit Race around this figure-8 circuit made out of gingerbread around a gingerbread version of Princess Peach's Castle!
Cherry Soda Fizzy Lagoon Drive your senses into a lagoon of fizzy cherry soda, adorned with sprouting cherry blossoms!
Lemon-Lime Tropical Bay This track is located in an undersea lemon-lime paradise. Drive over soda geysers for a speed boost and watch out for deep trenches!
Ice Cream Bounce Clouds Bounce your way to the finish line when you bounce across ice cream bounce clouds in the middle of a vanilla sky.
Layer Cake Desert* Blaze through this "desserted" desert as you hop across gingerbread moi statues.

Flower Cup

Name Description
Frappe Snowland TBA
Vanilla Chai Tea Valley TBA
Yoshi's Lucky Fruit Smoothie Loop* Yoshi's Island this time around is bursting with smoothies everywhere made out of lucky fruits! Just watch out for gigantic rolling watermelons.
DK's Banana Split Ruins TBA
Pancake Platter Palace TBA

Star Cup

Name Description
Maple Treeway* Make your way through this gigantic maple tree that is oozing out streams of maple syrup onto piles of bouncy pancakes and waffles that make your path to the finish line.
Wario's Caffeine Casino TBA
Diet Cola Mountain TBA
Chocolate Labyrinth* Find a way out in this crumbling gigantic labyrinth cavern made out of chocolate. Pay attention that in this course, it does not show any map or who is in what rank.
Sherbert Land TBA

Special Cup

Name Description
Downtown Soft Drink City TBA
Morning Breakfast Galaxy TBA
Sugar Rush* TBA
Bowser's Castle* TBA
Rainbow Road** TBA

All Nitro Cup Tour

In this cup, players race throughout all of the 20 nitro courses in a random order with exceptions being that Mario Circuit is always played first and Sugar Rush, Bowser's Castle, and Rainbow Road are always the last three in that order.

Mushroom Cup
Flower Cup
Star Cup
Special Cup

Retro Grand Prix

Retro Grand Prix features a highly remixed version of 20 past tracks from the Mario Kart series and the online version of Sugar Rush Speedway. All of the remixed tracks now feature food-based landscapes.

Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup All Retro Cup Tour
TBA TBA PC Frosted Rally 1 SNES Vanilla Lake 2 Shell Cup
GC Rainbow Road Wii U Sweet Sweet Canyon SNES Mario Circuit 4 TBA Banana Cup
PC Sweet Ride 1 GBA Cheese Land GCN Sherbet Land PC Sugar Rush 3 Leaf Cup
TBA PC Cakeway 2 TBA GBA Bowser Castle 4 Lightning Cup
TBA TBA N64 Yoshi Valley N64 Rainbow Road N/A


  • A lot of players get hungry after playing this, even after the players ate already.
  • The credits music for this game is a remixed version of the song Sugar Rush by AKB48 titled Sugar Rush -MUSHROOM REMIX-.

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