|Mario Kart Reverse|
|Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer|
|E for Mild Cartoon Violence|
|Media Included||Nintendo Reverse disc|
Mario Kart Reverse is the second Mario Kart game developed by LYON Games. It will be released for the Nintendo Reverse. It is the only game to be released with the console that wasn't cancelled. The game introduces nine new characters to the Mario Kart series. It also has Doubles as a race option (like in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!). The player can also customize their kart (gliders were removed, however). The Advanced Nitro Grand Prix was also introduced, featuring 16 courses as harder variations of the originals.
The gameplay has not changed drastically over the past few Mario Kart installments - the most notable change is the fact that underwater racing and hang gliding have now been completely removed. Coin collecting is still in the game, and can be used for the Mario Kart shop. One thing returning to the series is the characters having stat boosts from Mario Kart Wii. 10 characters are in each race, with the same point system as Mario Kart Portable. Doing tricks is still availible, as is team play (in VS, CPU Race, and all Battle modes except Shine Thief). Teams can now hurt each other with anything, and the player is protected from his/her own items at all times.
- A/Y: Accelerate
- B: Brake
- X/L: Item
- LZ/RZ: Switch Position (Doubles only)
- R: Drift
- Start: Pause game
- Left stick: Steer
|Mario||100px||Everyone's favorite plumber is taking another spin on the racetrack. He has a very small boost in all stats.||Medium|
|Luigi||Mario's younger brother Luigi. An all-around character who adds some acceleration to karts.||Medium|
|Peach||100px||The current damsel-in-distress and Mario's rumored love interest. Her handling is slightly higher than others.||Medium|
|Yoshi||100px||The trusty steed of the Mario Bros is also a deadly threat with slightly faster karts.||Medium|
|Toad||100px||Peach's assistants around the castle. Speed is his specialty.||Light|
|Baby Mario||Mario's past self, who is average in all places.||Light|
|Baby Luigi||The younger version of Luigi. An acceleration boost helps him on the racetrack.||Light|
|Koopa Troopa||A turtle minion of Bowser. He adds some extra handling to karts.||Light|
|Waluigi||A skinny partner to Wario. He adds a slight speed advantage.||Cruiser|
|Hammer Bro.||One of Bowser's highest ranked minions. Extra speed off-road gives him advantages||Cruiser|
A dinosaur with a big bow who has slight acceleration boosts
|King Boo||The ghastly king of the boos. A minor speed and handling boost helps him||Cruiser|
|Bowser||Evil king of the Koopas, Bowser. Has an off-road and weight advantage.||Heavy|
|Wario||Mario's fat rival. Has an off-road advantage in his karts.||Heavy|
|DK||100px||A monkey with a passion for racing. He has a weight and speed boost.||Heavy|
|Wiggler||A wiggly worm enemy of Mario. He has a slight boost in speed and acceleration||Heavy|
New drivers in italics.
|Name||Image||Description||Weight Class||How to Unlock|
|Toadsworth||100px||Peach's elderly advisor returns to the races. He has a small handling increase.||Medium||Win the 50cc Star Cup|
|Diddy Kong||Donkey Kong's nephew. Has a small speed and off-road boost.||Light||Win the 50cc Leaf Cup|
|Paratroopa||A winged Koopa Troopa, who rejoins the race. His specialty is handling.||Light||Win the 50cc Rainbow Cup|
|Rosalina||A space princess whose advantage comes in the form of an acceleration boost.||Cruiser||Win the 100cc Star Cup|
|Pianta||A strange creature that comes from Isle Delfino. He has a good off-road boost.||Heavy||Win the 100cc Leaf Cup|
|Daisy||The princess of Sarasaland. Has a minor handling boost.||Medium||Win the 100cc Rainbow Cup|
|Metal Mario||Mario's metallic version, sometimes fought as an enemy. His specialty is off-roading.||Cruiser||Win the 150cc Star Cup|
|Dry Bowser||A skeletal Bowser. Speedier than other racers.||Heavy||Win the 150cc Special Cup|
|Petey Piranha||An oversized Piranha Plant. He has more acceleration and off-roading skills than others.||Heavy||Win the 150cc Leaf Cup|
|Bowser Jr.||The son of Bowser. This rascal has extra points in speed.||Medium||Win the 150cc Lightning Cup|
|Midbus||Fawful's pig-like assistant takes another crack at the races. He is good off-roading and handling.||Cruiser||Win the 150cc Rainbow Cup|
|Fly Guy||100px||A Shy Guy with a propellor on its head. Can handle and accelerate better than others.||Light||Win the 150cc Crown Cup|
|Boom Boom||A high-rank minion of Bowser taking his first shot at the grand prix. Has a big weight boost.||Cruiser||Win the 150cc Mirror Star Cup|
|Magikoopa||A wizard lackey of Bowser in his first time at the races. Has more speed and acceleration than others.||Medium||Win the 150cc Mirror Special Cup|
|Fawful||A bean-ish villain in his first race. Fawful has a major acceleration increase.||Medium||Win the 150cc Mirror Leaf Cup|
|Mallow||A prince from Nimbus Land, coming in his first try at the races. Has a speed boost, but a decrease in weight.||Light||Win the 150cc Mirror Lightning Cup|
|Fat Guy||An overweight Shy Guy, trying at the races. Has a big weight boost, along with a minor speed boost.||Heavy||Win the 150cc Mirror Rainbow Cup|
|Geno||A warrior from Star Hill, coming in doll form. Has a weight boost.||Cruiser||Win the 150cc Mirror Crown Cup|
|Smithy||The main villain of his own gang! Has an off-road and weight boost.||Heavy||Beat all 48 "expert" times in Time Challenge.|
|Shy Guy||The masked man returns to the races! He has a very small boost in all stats.||Light||Race on all 48 courses in Time Trials.|
|Mushroom Cup||Flower Cup||Star Cup||Special Cup|
|Shy Guy Circuit||Mario Raceway||Giga Grasslands||Hoohoo Mountain|
|Chain Chomp Ruins||Fawful Stadium||Tanoomba Forest||Star Hill|
|Moleville Mines||Boo Boulevard||Subcon Sands||Bowser Castle|
|Bub-ulb Village||Murky Lake||Plack Beach||Rainbow Road|
|Golden Cup||Ice Cup||Rainbow Cup||Crown Cup|
|Shy Guy Cave||Mario Trail||Supermassive Galaxy||Perilous Peak|
|Pokey Ruins||Fawful Wasteland||Wiggler Woods||Star Shrine|
|Mushroom Mines||Haunted Highway||Pyramid Plaza||Bowser Valley|
|Piranha Plant Fields||Poison Pond||Jolly Roger Bay||Rainbow Ramps|
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Leaf Cup||Lightning Cup|
|SNES Vanilla Lake 1||GCN Mushroom City||DS Wario Stadium||DS Cheep Cheep Beach|
|DXG Wario Palace||Wii Wario's Gold Mine||3DS Daisy Hills||3DS Maka Wuhu|
|DS Bowser Castle||N64 Yoshi Valley||Wii Moonview Highway||SNES Bowser Castle 1|
|GBA Broken Pier||DXG Koopa Raceway||SNES Donut Plains 3||N64 Rainbow Road|
|Nitro Courses||Retro Courses|
|Forest Maze||GCN Luigi's Mansion|
|Urchin Falls||DS Tart Top|
|Sirena Beach||Wii Funky Stadium|
|Shiver Snowfields||3DS Sherbet Rink|
|Castle Skyview||DXG Cannon Islands|
- Brick: Win the 50cc Special Cup
- Sponge: Win the 50cc Lightning Cup
- Cloud 9: Win the 50cc Crown Cup
- Mushroom: Win the 100cc Special Cup
- Cucumber: Win the 100cc Lightning Cup
- Wooden: Win the 100cc Crown Cup
In Grand Prix mode, the speed class is chosen, then characters and karts, then the cup. Four races are played, and whoever has the most points at the end of the four races is the winner. The Advanced Nitro Grand Prix is unlocked for that class when gold has been earned in all cups in the same class. 18 of the 20 unlockable characters, along with six car parts, are also unlocked in Grand Prix. Doubles is enabled.
Time Trials is the practice mode of Mario Kart Reverse. Three mushrooms are given at the beginning of each race. Shy Guy is rewarded after all 48 courses have been played in Time Trials. Doubles is disabled.
Returning as a sub-mode of Time Trials, Time Challenge is a beat-the-clock mode first introduced in Mario Kart Portable. For detail on the mode, see said article. Doubles is disabled.
Once again, VS has no computers in it, and there is no end to the races until the mode is quit. Items are selected between All, None, Shells, Bananas, Bob-ombs, or Preset. Courses are voted for, like on the 3DS's Multiplayer and the Wii's Online Play. The game keeps track of how many first, second, third or fourth placed races a player has had in the set. Doubles is enabled.
This mode is like Grand Prix, only with much more customization. The settings include Items, CPU difficulty (Beginner, Amateur, Pro, Expert), how many races played (anywhere from just 1 to all 48), teams (yes or no), courses (Choose, Random, Vote [2-4 players only], and Setlist) and engine class. Like Grand Prix, the winner is whoever has the most points at the end of the set. Doubles is enabled.
This mode returns with no CPUs for normal Battle. 4 different battle modes are present. Doubles is enabled for all modes.
The players are given three balloons. Whoever is the last one with balloons wins. Balloons can be stolen with Mushrooms or Stars. One player can have up to 6 balloons at a time.
Coins are scattered among the course. Whoever has the most coins at the end of the three-minute period wins.
One Shine Sprite is around the course. Whoever has the Shine Sprite at the end of the two-minute period wins. This is the only battle mode in which teams is disabled.
Whoever scores the most points from hitting opponents after three minutes wins. This is like the Balloon Battle from MKWii and MK7.
This mode is like CPU Race. The rules are the same for items, difficulty, and teams (except teams are disabled for Shine Thief). The differences are that instead of amount of races, it is amount of wins. Whichever player (or team) reaches the set amount of victories is the winner of the set.
Players: 1-10 (max 4 for same console)
Like the past few Mario Kart installments, Mario Kart Reverse features online play. Four players at once can join from the same console. For VS. and Battle, teams are an option. Doubles is also optional. The game will attempt to find a group of players using the same rules as you.
VS. Mode online is pretty much the same as it is offline. No CPU's, courses are always voted for, and Items are always normal.
Online battle mode, like VS., has no change between it and offline mode. It even has the exact same rules as online VS.
Ghost Exchange mode is where ghosts can be uploaded and downloaded for Time Trials.
An asterick denotes that the item comes in one or three. A double asterick denotes that the item comes in one or five.
|Mushroom*||Provides a speed boost|
|Golden Mushroom||File:120px-Mk7 goldenmushroom.jpg||Provides ten speed boosts|
|Mega Mushroom||120px||Makes the user big, increasing speed and providing the ability to crush other racers|
|Fire Flower||File:120px-FireFlower-MK72.jpg||Provides ten fireballs (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Super Leaf||Gives the player's car a tail, allowing the ability to flick other racers|
|Chain Chomp||120px||Speeds the player through part of the course, providing immunity and knocking over other racers|
|Starman||File:120px-Mk7 star.jpg||Provides invincibility|
|Green Shell*||File:120px-Green Shell MK27.jpg||A shell that will ricochet five times (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Red Shell*||File:120px-Mk7 redshell2.jpg||A shell that homes in on the racer in front of the user, but cannot ricochet (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Spiny Shell||A shell that plows through the course, knocking over racers as it goes, then finally exploding upon the leader|
|POW Block||Causes all racers to spin out and lose their items after a few seconds|
|Bob-omb||Explodes after three seconds (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Fake Box||Looks like a real item box, but zaps the opponent upon contact (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Banana**||Lay them down for others to slip on (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Ice Shell*||Freezes racers upon contact (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Lightning||File:120px-Mariokart7 lightning2.jpg||Shrinks all other racers|
|Big Banana||A giant Banana Peel that splits into three smaller ones when hit (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Banzai Bill||120px||Goes in a straight line, knocking over racers as it goes, then exploding upon contact with a wall (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Bone Shell*||A weak shell that breaks upon hitting a wall (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Magic Flute||NO IMAGE AVAILABLE||Causes a tornado to complete one lap of the course, whipping aside racers as it goes.|
|Mini Mushroom||Makes the user small. Increases speed and acceleration, but reduces off-road and provides vulnerability to crushing.|
|Poison Mushroom||Players who run over this item will spin out and shrink. (can be shot forwards and backwards)|
|Volt Shroom||Makes the user electrified, protecting him/her from projectiles. Also, people who touch the user will spin out.|
|Hammer Flower||Allows the user to shoot ten hammers in an arc-like angle (can be shot forwards or backwards)|
|Feather||Allows the user to jump over projectiles or racers|
|Phanto||Goes through the course in a swooping fashion, disappearing after passing first|
This is a list of things that can be purchased from the shop.
All costume changes cost 300 coins.
- Fire Mario
- Hammer Mario
- Fire Luigi
- Mr. L
- Athletic Suit
- Sunshine Dress
- Blue Toad
- Yellow Toad
- Athletic Suit
- Bowser Jr.
- Larry Koopa
- Lemmy Koopa
- Red Yoshi
- Yellow Yoshi
- Dark Fawful
- Shy Guy
- Green Shy Guy
- Blue Shy Guy
- Koopa Troopa
- Red Koopa
- Shady Koopa
- Green Paratroopa
- Shady Paratroopa
- Fly Guy
- Green Fly Guy
- Blue Fly Guy
- Diddy Kong
- Super Diddy
- Blizzard Midbus
- Cosmic Spirit
- Metal Mario
- Gold Mario
- Hammer Bro.
- Boomerang Bro.
- Fire Bro.
- King Boo
- Dark King Boo
- Red Pianta
- Yellow Pianta
- Fat Guy
- Green Fat Guy
- Blue Fat Guy
- Super Kong
- Dark Bowser
- Bruiser (1000 coins)
- Sporty (1000 coins)
- Pipe (800 coins)
- Egg 1 (750 coins)
- Bean 1 (750 coins)
- Hovercraft (1200 coins)
- Monster (500 coins)
- Shell (200 coins)
- Rainbow (400 coins)
- Spikes (450 coins)
- Lead (400 coins)
- Gold (600 coins)
References to Other Games
- Mario Bros.: The POW Block first appeared in this game.
- Super Mario Bros.: The Fire Flower first appeared in this game.
- Super Mario Bros. 2: Phanto and Shy Guy made their first appearences in this game. Also, Subcon Sands is a reference to the name of the land in this game.
- Super Mario Bros. 3: The Super Leaf returns as an item, which originated in this game. Giga Grasslands is a reference to Big Island from this game.
- 'Super Mario World: The Feather and Banzai Bill first appeared in this game.
- Super Mario Kart: The Feather and the Poison Mushroom appear as items in this game. Also, Vanilla Lake 1, Donut Plains 3 and Bowser Castle 1 are from this game.
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars: The Forest Maze, Geno, Mallow, Star Hill, Moleville Mines and Smithy all originated in this game.
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: Fat Guys and Fly Guys originated in this game.
- Super Mario 64: Jolly Roger Bay is from this game.
- Mario Kart 64: Yoshi Valley and Rainbow Road (Retro Grand Prix) are from this game. Also, the Spiny Shell first appeared in this game.
- Paper Mario: The Volt Shroom and Shiver Snowfields are from this game.
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Broken Pier is from this game.
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: Hoohoo Mountain is from this game, as are Tanoombas and Fawful. Also, Bowser's "Rookie" costume is a reference to this game.
- Super Mario Sunshine: Pianta and Sirena Beach are from this game. Peach's "Sunshine Dress" costume is the outfit she wore in this game.
- Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: Mushroom City and Luigi's Mansion are courses from this game (the latter is a battle course). The Chain Chomp also returns as an item with the same function.
- Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: The Star Shrine is an area in this game.
- Mario Kart DS: Bowser Castle (Retro Grand Prix), Wario Stadium, Cheep Cheep Beach, Tart Top and the Egg 1 body are all from this game.
- Mario Kart Wii: Wario's Gold Mine, Moonview Highway and Funky Stadium are all courses from this game.
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story': The Castle Skyview battle course is a reference to the area where Dark Bowser is fought in this game. Also, Midbus, Plack Beach, Fawful's "Dark Fawful" costume and Bowser's "Dark Bowser" costume originate in this game.
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Toad's costumes are Blue Toad and Yellow Toad, two Toads playable in this game.
- Super Mario Galaxy 2: The Supermassive Galaxy is from this game.
- Mario Kart 7: Kart customization returns, with many similar parts. Sherbet Rink, Maka Wuhu, Daisy Hills, the Super Leaf, and the Fire Flower all have their Mario Kart debuts in this game.
- Super Mario RPG: The Eight Shining Stars: Chain Chomp Ruins strike a resemblance to the Chomphouse. Pokey Ruins is stripped from this game.
- Mario Kart Portable: Many new characters and items from this game return to Mario Kart Reverse. Also, Koopa Raceway, Wario Palace and Cannon Islands are from this game.