|Mario Kart 9|
|Developer(s)|| Nintendo EAD
Bandai Namco Games
|Release Date||August 27, 2017|
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.
- Koopa Troopa
- Shy Guy
- Baby Mario
- Baby Luigi
- Baby Peach
- Baby Daisy
- Bowser Jr.
- Donkey Kong
- Hammer Bro
- Diddy Kong
- Dixie Kong
- Dry Bowser
- Dry Bones
- Petey Piranha
- King Boo
- King Bob-omb
- Sprixie Princess
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.
|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|
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Leaf Cup||Ghost Cup||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|
|Coin Cup||Spiny Cup||Bomb Cup||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|