Mario Kart Go
Developer(s) FlameKing Enterprises
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Go
Release Date(s)
JPN: August 17th, 2015

USA: August 21st, 2015

EU: August 22nd, 2015

PAL: August 28th, 2015

Single Player, Multiplayer, Worldwide, Create Mii, Options
Age Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone
Genre(s) Kart Racing, Sports
Series Super Mario Series

Mario Kart Series

Predecessor Mario Kart 8
Media Included Nintendo Go Cartridge
Mario Kart Go is a Mario Kart Game, and is the 9th in the series (12th, if the Arcade Games are counted), and has the returning Mechanic of Customizing Karts, adding Glider for Air Time, and even adding propellers for Underwater Stunts! However, Bikes, ATVs, and Two in One Kart doesn't return from Mario Kart WiiMario Kart 8, and Mario Kart: Double Dash respectively. Tricks do return, and so does Anti-Gravity, but it is much more limited, and isn't as big or twisted as it was in Mario Kart 8. There's also some new mechanics, like how you can customize your Mii with outfits and costumes bought from the Shop, 10 Characters per Race/Battle instead of the usual Eight or Twelve, and the big one, Teleportation! After collecting Eight Red Coins on the Track, you teleport to the spot on the map you taped on on the touch screen! However, the farthest you can teleport is a little bit ahead of the person four places ahead. If you don't tap on the map where you want to teleport to in time, however, it will randomly teleport you anywhere within restrictions.


Gameplay is exactly the same as Mario Kart 7, which makes sense, saying that the game runs on an updated version of the same engine used for Mario Kart 7. Karts & Bikes return, along with Gliders & Propellers. Anti-Gravity does return too, but is much more mild and is barely seen. A new gimmick thrown into the mix is teleportation. Collecting Eight Red Coins will cause for a Red Ring Gate or Portal o Ring to appear (whichever you prefer to call it), and you can tap to the Touch Screen to say where you want to go. This can be used to get either further ahead or to secret passages that can't be accessed any other way.

Point Spread Comparisons (GP)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
9 6 3 10000 - - - -
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart DS
10 8 643210 - - - -
Mario Kart Wii 15 12 10 8 76543210
Mario Kart 7 10 8 654321 - - - -
Mario Kart 8 15 12 10 9 87654321
Mario Kart Go 12 10 8 6 543210 - -
Grove-green bg signifies victory results (great clapping, character(s) cheering), best after-race music
Yellow-limegreen bg signifies moderate results (mild clapping, moderate character reaction), same music in Wi-Fi as winner (different in MKDS GP)
Normal bg signifies losing results, losing music; - means not available
In Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart Super Circuit, 5th or worse forces the player to retry the race. If the racer fares this badly four times, the Grand Prix must be started over. In Mario Kart 64, 5th or worse forces the player to retry the race, but without the restrictions on how many times the player can retry a race. Starting with Mario Kart: Double Dash to recent installments including this one, the Grand Prix normally goes forth.





Nitro Cups

Cup Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
Mushroom (Mario Kart 8)Mushroom Cup Baby Circuit Crystal Caverns Blooper Lagoon Koopa Fortress
200px-FireFlowerMK8Flower Cup Junior Skatepark Mario Circuit Dry Dry Dunes Haunted Manor
160pxStar Cup Luigi City Sherbet Glacier Ocean Palace Waluigi Theaters
120px-Special CupSpecial Cup Magical Funhouse Konga Mountain Bowser's Castle Rainbow Road

Retro Cups

Cup Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
GreenShellMK8Shell Cup DS Figure-8 Circuit N64 Choco Mountain SNES Mario Circuit 1 Wii Toad's Factory
BananaMK8Banana Cup U Thwomp Ruins GBA Lakeside Park SNES Vanilla Lake 2 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
150pxLeaf Cup NGC Mushroom City 3DS Rock Rock Mountain GBA Sunset Wilds SNES Ghost Valley 1
LightningCupMKNWLightning Cup N64 Wario Stadium 3DS Maka Wuhu NGC Bowser's Castle Wii Rainbow Road

Battle Courses

New Retro
Toad Mart SNES Battle Course 2
Castle Grounds N64 Double Deck
Freezeflame Battlefield 3DS Honeybee Hive
Airship Armada (Unlockable) Wii Galaxy Colosseum (Unlockable)


Downloadable Content

DLC Pack 1

Music for DLC Pack 1



Cup Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
KRTDL Warp StarWarp Star Cup Robobot Run Kirby Circuit Butter Building Halberd Air-Ride


Release Date: March 20, 2016

DLC Pack 2

Music Link for DLC Pack 2



Cup Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
SonicShoesSuper Sneakers Cup Green Hill Zone Lyric Escape Time Paradox Station Square


Release Date: August 2016