Mario Kart 9
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD

Bandai Namco Games

Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) NX
Release Date August 27, 2017
Genre Racing
Media NX Cartridge

Mario Kart 9 is a racing game developed primarily by Nintendo EAD, with assistance from Namco Bandai Games, for the NX. It is the ninth installment in the main Mario Kart series (hence the game's name) and, including the arcade games, the twelfth overall. This installment is the follow-up game of the Wii U title Mario Kart 8.

Many additions made in previous installment of the series return, including anti-gravity, gliding, underwater driving, and kart customizing. New features introduced in this title include the return of a Double Dash mode; Hovercrafts, which allow you to race above water; and deeper customization, including decals for vehicles, custom emblems (returning from Mario Kart DS) and more kart parts. 




Mario Kart 9 features a total roster of 41 characters (42 including Mii) consisting of 20 default characters and 22 unlockable characters. There are 8 new playable characters introduced to the series, being Nabbit, Hammer Bro, Kamek, Boom-Boom, King Bob-omb, Sprixie Princess and Robo-Mario. Characters are organised into three general weight classes - Light, Medium and Heavy. It is unknown if DLC will be released for the game.

Starting Drivers

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Rosalina
  • Yoshi
  • Birdo
  • Toad
  • Toadette
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Shy Guy
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Donkey Kong
  • Wario
  • Waluigi

Unlockable Drivers

  • Nabbit
  • Hammer Bro
  • Diddy Kong
  • Dixie Kong
  • Kamek
  • Dry Bowser
  • Dry Bones
  • Boom-Boom
  • Petey Piranha
  • King Boo
  • King Bob-omb
  • Sprixie Princess
  • Larry
  • Lemmy
  • Wendy
  • Iggy
  • Roy
  • Morton
  • Ludwig
  • Robo-Mario
  • R.O.B.
  • Mii

Game Modes



The main game features 40 tracks in the main game, composed of 20 new courses and 20 retro courses. Battle courses are now organised into 4 cups, making a total of 16 battle courses.

Nitro Courses

MK9 (Omega) Mushroom

Mushroom Cup

MK9O Flower

Flower Cup

MK9O Egg

Egg Cup

MK9O Star

Star Cup

MK9O Special

Special Cup

Luigi Stadium Mario Circuit Honeyhive Drive Cosmic Highway Cyclone Glide
Toad Gallery Skate Terminal Egg Dome Downtown Delfino Airship Brigade
Overgrown Garden Fire Flower Field Waluigi Theatre Crimson Temple Bowser's Castle
Haunted Caverns DK Beach Frosted Dessert Koopa Carnival Rainbow Road

Retro Courses

MK9O Shell
Shell Cup
MK9O Banana
Banana Cup
MK9O Leaf
Leaf Cup
MK9O Ghost
Ghost Cup
MK9O Lighting
Lightning Cup
DS Figure-8 Circuit SNES Mario Circuit 4 DS Shroom Ridge GBA Sunset Wilds Wii U Cloudtop Cruise
Wii Toad's Factory Wii U Toad Harbour 3DS Alpine Pass Wii DK Summit GCN Bowser's Castle
GBA Riverside Park 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar SNES Vanilla Lake 2 3DS Wuhu Loop N64 Wario Stadium
Wii U Thwomp Ruins GCN Mushroom City Wii U Sunshine Airport SNES Ghost Valley 3 GBA Rainbow Road

Battle Courses

MK9O Coin
Coin Cup
MK9O Spiny
Spiny Cup
MK9O Bomb
Bomb Cup
MK9O Shine
Shine Cup
Rolling Hills Monty Mole Mines SNES Battle Course 2 GBA Battle Course 4
Peach's Courtyard Koopa Aquarium N64 Double Deck GCN Luigi's Mansion
Western Station Nintendo NX DS Tart Top N64 Block Fort
Junkyard Dive Galactic Arena Wii Funky Stadium 3DS Wuhu Town

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