Mario Kart Reverse
Developer(s) LYON Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Reverse
Release Date(s)
Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer
Age Rating(s)
E for Mild Cartoon Violence
Genre(s) Racing
Media Included Nintendo Reverse disc
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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



Name Image Description Weight Class
Mario 100px Everyone's favorite plumber is taking another spin on the racetrack. He has a very small boost in all stats. Medium
Luigi 131px-NSMBWii 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 100px-Babymariositting Mario's past self, who is average in all places. Light
Baby Luigi 100px-BabyLuigibeinghimself The younger version of Luigi. An acceleration boost helps him on the racetrack. Light
Koopa Troopa KoopaTroopa A turtle minion of Bowser. He adds some extra handling to karts. Light
Waluigi MKXL Waluigi A skinny partner to Wario. He adds a slight speed advantage. Cruiser
Hammer Bro. HammerBrotherSME One of Bowser's highest ranked minions. Extra speed off-road gives him advantages Cruiser
Birdo 250px-MP8 Birdo

A dinosaur with a big bow who has slight acceleration boosts

King Boo KingBooMKW The ghastly king of the boos. A minor speed and handling boost helps him Cruiser
Bowser 135px-BowserMK7 Evil king of the Koopas, Bowser. Has an off-road and weight advantage. Heavy
Wario MKXL 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 MKXL Wiggler A wiggly worm enemy of Mario. He has a slight boost in speed and acceleration Heavy

Unlockable Characters

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 DiddyKong-Boss-MP9 Donkey Kong's nephew. Has a small speed and off-road boost. Light Win the 50cc Leaf Cup
Paratroopa Paratroopa1 A winged Koopa Troopa, who rejoins the race. His specialty is handling. Light Win the 50cc Rainbow Cup
Rosalina MKXL Rosalina A space princess whose advantage comes in the form of an acceleration boost. Cruiser Win the 100cc Star Cup
Pianta 534px-MarioSuperSluggersPianta A strange creature that comes from Isle Delfino. He has a good off-road boost. Heavy Win the 100cc Leaf Cup
Daisy Daisy MK7 The princess of Sarasaland. Has a minor handling boost. Medium Win the 100cc Rainbow Cup
Metal Mario 200px-MetalMarioMK7Solo Mario's metallic version, sometimes fought as an enemy. His specialty is off-roading. Cruiser Win the 150cc Star Cup
Dry Bowser DryBowserSMKAS A skeletal Bowser. Speedier than other racers. Heavy Win the 150cc Special Cup
Petey Piranha 250px-Petey Piranha NSMBVR An oversized Piranha Plant. He has more acceleration and off-roading skills than others. Heavy Win the 150cc Leaf Cup
Bowser Jr. 200px-NSMB BowserJr The son of Bowser. This rascal has extra points in speed. Medium Win the 150cc Lightning Cup
Midbus 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 250px-BoomBoomSM3DL 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 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 Fawful A bean-ish villain in his first race. Fawful has a major acceleration increase. Medium Win the 150cc Mirror Leaf Cup
Mallow 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 180px-Fatguy 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 295px-Geno SMRPG A warrior from Star Hill, coming in doll form. Has a weight boost. Cruiser Win the 150cc Mirror Crown Cup
Smithy SMRPGSmithy 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 215px-ShyGuyMSS 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.


Racing Courses

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

Battle Courses

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

Vehicle Parts


Name Bonuses
  • Speed +0.5
  • Acceleration +0.5
  • Handling +0.5
  • Weight +0.5
  • Off-Road +0.5
  • Speed +1
  • Acceleration +1
  • Speed +1
  • Weight +1
  • Acceleration -1
  • Off-Road -2
  • Off-Road +1
  • Weight +2
  • Speed -1
  • Handling -1
Cloud 9
  • Speed +1
  • Acceleration +2
  • Weight -2
  • Handling +1
  • Acceleration +2
  • Speed +1
  • Off-Road +2
  • Acceleration -1
  • Handling -1
  • Speed +2
  • Acceleration +2
  • Handling +1
  • Off-Road - 2
  • Weight -0.5
  • Acceleration +2
  • Off-Road +1.5
  • Weight +1
  • Speed -1
Egg 1
  • Handling +2
  • Speed +0.5
  • Weight -1
Bean 1
  • Off-Road +2
  • Acceleration +0.5
  • Handling -1
  • Weight -2
  • Speed +1.5
  • Acceleration +1
  • Off-Road +1
  • Handling -2
  • Weight -1


Name Bonuses
  • Speed +0.5
  • Acceleration +0.5
  • Handling +0.5
  • Weight +0.5
  • Off-Road +0.5
  • Acceleration +2
  • Handling +1.5
  • Speed -2
  • Weight -1
  • Speed +3
  • Acceleration -1
  • Handling -2
  • Off-Road -2
  • Speed +2
  • Acceleration +1
  • Off-Road -1
  • Weight -1
  • Acceleration +2
  • Handling +1
  • Off-Road -2
  • Weight -0.5
  • Handling +2
  • Off-Road +3
  • Speed -2
  • Acceleration -1
  • Speed +3
  • Off-Road +2
  • Weight +2
  • Acceleration -2
  • Handling -2
  • Speed +2
  • Handling +1
  • Off-Road -2
  • Speed +4
  • Acceleration -1
  • Handling -2
  • Weight -0.5
  • Off-Road -2
  • Speed +3
  • Off-Road +3
  • Handling -2
  • Acceleration -2
  • Weight +4
  • Off-Road +2
  • Speed -3
  • Acceleration -1
  • Speed +2
  • Acceleration +1
  • Handling -1
  • Off-Road -1

Unlock Criteria

  • 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

Game Modes

Grand Prix

Players: 1-4

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

Players: 1

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.

Time Challenge

Players: 1-4

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.


Players: 2-4

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.

CPU Race

Players: 1-4

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.


Players: 2-4

This mode returns with no CPUs for normal Battle. 4 different battle modes are present. Doubles is enabled for all modes.

Balloon Battle

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.

Coin Runners

Coins are scattered among the course. Whoever has the most coins at the end of the three-minute period wins.

Shine Thief

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.

Demolition Derby

Whoever scores the most points from hitting opponents after three minutes wins. This is like the Balloon Battle from MKWii and MK7.

CPU Battle

Players: 1-4

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.

Online Play

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

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.

Returning Items

Name Image Description
Mushroom* 120px-Mk7 supermushroom 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 121px-SuperLeafMK7 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 120px-Spiny Shell A shell that plows through the course, knocking over racers as it goes, then finally exploding upon the leader
POW Block POWBlock Causes all racers to spin out and lose their items after a few seconds
Bob-omb BobOmbMKWii Explodes after three seconds (can be shot forwards or backwards)
Fake Box 150px-Fakebox Looks like a real item box, but zaps the opponent upon contact (can be shot forwards or backwards)
Banana** 120px-Mk7 banana Lay them down for others to slip on (can be shot forwards or backwards)
Ice Shell* Ice shell Freezes racers upon contact (can be shot forwards or backwards)
Lightning File:120px-Mariokart7 lightning2.jpg Shrinks all other racers
Big Banana Mkdd giant banana A giant Banana Peel that splits into three smaller ones when hit (can be shot forwards or backwards)

New Items

Name Image Description
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* Dry 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 600px-Mini Shroom Makes the user small. Increases speed and acceleration, but reduces off-road and provides vulnerability to crushing.
Poison Mushroom PoisonShroomOmega Players who run over this item will spin out and shrink. (can be shot forwards and backwards)
Volt Shroom VoltShroom Makes the user electrified, protecting him/her from projectiles. Also, people who touch the user will spin out.
Hammer Flower Hammer Flower Allows the user to shoot ten hammers in an arc-like angle (can be shot forwards or backwards)
Feather CapeFeatherDelta Allows the user to jump over projectiles or racers
Phanto Smas 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.

Costume Changes

All costume changes cost 300 coins.

  • Mario
    • Fire Mario
    • Hammer Mario
  • Luigi
    • Fire Luigi
    • Mr. L
  • Peach
    • Athletic Suit
    • Sunshine Dress
  • Toad
    • Blue Toad
    • Yellow Toad
  • Daisy
    • Athletic Suit
    • Classic
  • Bowser Jr.
    • Larry Koopa
    • Lemmy Koopa
  • Yoshi
    • Red Yoshi
    • Yellow Yoshi
  • Fawful
    • Dark Fawful
  • Shy Guy
    • Green Shy Guy
    • Blue Shy Guy
  • Koopa Troopa
    • Red Koopa
    • Shady Koopa
  • Paratroopa
    • Green Paratroopa
    • Shady Paratroopa
  • Fly Guy
    • Green Fly Guy
    • Blue Fly Guy
  • Diddy Kong
    • Super Diddy
  • Midbus
    • Blizzard Midbus
  • Rosalina
    • Cosmic Spirit
  • Metal Mario
    • Gold Mario
  • Hammer Bro.
    • Boomerang Bro.
    • Fire Bro.
  • King Boo
    • Classic
    • Dark King Boo
  • Pianta
    • Red Pianta
    • Yellow Pianta
  • Fat Guy
    • Green Fat Guy
    • Blue Fat Guy
  • DK
    • Super Kong
  • Bowser
    • Rookie
    • Dark Bowser

Vehicle Parts

  • 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.