Mario Kart Maximum is an upcoming game for the Wii U. It is the ninth installment of the Mario Kart series, and will be released in 2017.


Mario Kart Maximum plays very similarly Mario Kart 8, also for the WiiU. Up to five players can play, four with a Wii Remote and one with the GamePad. Gliding, underwater, and anti-gravity returns, as well as bikes. Designing emblems and mission mode are back from Mario Kart DS. There are several new features as well, like customizing tracks, two new cups, and a new battle mode.


Starting Characters

Unlockable Characters

More characters wait in the wings to race! Try getting them all!

DLC Characters

These characters are only available via DLC packs. Try to get them all!


Nitro Tracks

For more info, see Mario Kart Maximum/Tracks

Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Coin Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Koopa Circuit Cloudy Stadium Golden Skies Banana Ruins Good Egg Galaxy
Diddy's Playground Mario Circuit Cherry Circus Flicker Theater Shadow Labyrinth
Bloop Bloop Beach Cliffside Parkway Treehouse Village Gravity Looper Bowser Castle
Sapphire Cave Raging Rapids Airship Fleet Koopaling Gameroom Rainbow Road

Retro Tracks

Shell Cup Banana Cup Bob'omb Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
DS Figure-8 Circuit Wii U Water Park Wii Daisy Circuit N64 Wario Stadium Wii Moonview Highway
3DS Daisy Hills GBA Sunset Wilds SNES Donut Plains 2 Wii U Sunshine Airport 3DS Rosalina's Ice World
Wii Toad's Factory 3DS Rock Rock Mountain GBA Yoshi Desert SNES Ghost Valley 3 GCN Bowser Castle
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 GCN Mushroom City Wii U Mount Wario GBA Lakeside Park GBA Rainbow Road

DLC Cups

Cloud Cup Cherry Cup
Peach's Castle N64 Choco Mountain
Riverside Forest Wii Koopa Cape
Dream World SNES Bowser Castle 2
Snowy Ruins GCN Dino Dino Jungle

Staff Ghosts

Just like Mario Kart 8, there is only one staff ghost per race. Here are the staff ghosts;

Track Character Vehicle Body Wheels Glider Time
Koopa Circuit Koopa Troopa Para-Shell Standard Wheels Parafoil
Diddy's Playground Diddy Kong Peanut Popper Wooden Flower Chute
Bloop Bloop Beach Blooper Dorider Azure Roller Cheep Chute
Sapphire Cave Plessie Max Kart Slim Standard
DS Figure-8 Circuit Baby Mario Standard Kart Crimson Slim Parafoil
3DS Daisy Hills Daisy Cat Cruiser Standard Flower Chute
Wii Toad's Factory Toad Pipe Frame Mushroom Parasol
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 Baby Peach B Dasher Tickers Parasol

Vehicle Parts



  • Standard
  • Max Kart
  • Goomba Stomper
  • Birthday Girl


  • Standard Wheels
  • Wooden Wheels


  • Standard Glider
  • Parafoil



  • Cat Cruiser
  • Para-Shell
  • Green Fire
  • Heart Coach
  • Boo Pipes
  • B Dasher
  • Banisher
  • Peanut Popper
  • Barrel Train
  • Hurricane
  • Pipe Frame
  • Comet
  • Bullet Bike
  • Cloud Nine
  • Cact-X
  • Zipper
  • Piranha Prowler
  • Mach Bike
  • Shooting Star
  • Dorider
  • Golden Rider
  • Rainbow Rider


  • Mushroom
  • Slim
  • Slick
  • Roller
  • Tickers
  • Azure Roller
  • Crimson Slim
  • Verde Slick
  • Golden
  • Rainbow


  • Flower Chute
  • Parasol
  • Cheep Chute
  • Shooting Chute
  • Bowser Kite
  • Swooper
  • Beast Glider
  • Golden
  • Rainbow

Battle Courses

For more info, see Mario Kart Maximum/Battle Courses

New Retro
Ruby Ravine N64 Double Deck
Frosty Lake GCN Tilt-A-Kart
Battlerock Fortress DS Tart Top
Pokey's Pyramid Maze Wii Funky Stadium
Waluigi Wheel 3DS Wuhu Town


On The Track


New Items