| Mario Kart Rush|
マリオラッシュレーシング (Mario RUSH Racing)
|Single Player, Multiplayer|
|Media Included||SP1DR Optical Disc|
Mario Kart Rush is a Kart Racing video game for the SP1DR game system. Mario Kart Rush is the ninth main-stream game in the Mario Kart series and the fifth for a home console. The game will allow the player to exchange ghost data and records with Mario Kart Dimensions and Mario Kart 7. Mario Kart Rush is set to be released in Q3/Q4 2012, around the time of Mario Kart Dimensions. Mario Kart Rush, like the prequel, is considered the spiritual successor to Mario Kart Powers. A new feature to the Mario Kart series is the inclusion of downloadable content (usually shortened to simply DLC). DLC can be downloaded from the Shop Mall section of the SP1DR Menu.
Mario Kart Rush, for the first time in the series, includes a story mode. The story mode has a total of twelve playable characters trying to stop Bowser and his evil minions from taking over many racecourses (along with having Kamek transport him back in time to other courses).
There are special cups for the Story Mode, as there are all new tracks. The tracks can be played in Multiplayer by beating Story Mode.
Upset about not being able to kart race with the other Mushroom Kingdom inhabitants, Bowser, Bowser Jr. and many minions stormed Lakitu Raceway during a race and captured many of the racers. They took over the racecourses that had been built by Lakitu and the racers and set major minions up as challengers, with a captured racer.
|King Boo||World 1|
|Boom Boom||World 3|
|King K. Rool||World 4|
|Kamek (race two)||World 5|
|Bowser Jr.||World 6|
|Bowser (race two) & Bowser Jr. (race two)||World 10|
|Luigi||Beat King Boo|
|Toad||Beat Boom Boom|
|Donkey Kong||Beat King K. Rool|
|Baby Mario||Beat Kamek (race two)|
|Baby Luigi||Beat Bowser Jr.|
|Princess Daisy||Beat Tatanga|
|Princess Peach||Beat Bowser (race two) and Bowser Jr. (race two)|
|POW Cup||Egg Cup||Thunder Cup||Block Cup||Chomp Cup|
|Mushroom Pipelands||Vanilla Cave||Toad Town||Virus Vessel||Bowser Jr. Avenue|
Bowser Jr. Blockparty
|Yoshi Storybook||GCN Yoshi Circuit||Power-Up Fields|
|Mushroom Hills||N64 Toad's Turnpike|
|3DS Wuhu Loop||Star Road||GBA Boo Lake|
|Blooper Beach||Toad Highway||3DS Maka Wuhu||Gamma Game Station|
In Mario Kart Rush, Coins, which appeared in Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Dimensions, appear and will, like in Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart Dimensions, make you go faster. Unlike Mario Kart Dimensions and Mario Kart 7 the player is unable to go underwater, but the Gliders will return. The gliders will appear off your kart as soon as you start lift off the ground.
Unlike Mario Kart Wii, the Motorbikes, a popular mode of transport that went faster then a normal kart, will not make another appearance. However, like Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Dimensions, you will be able to, once again, customize the appearance of your kart. You have the ability to save up to 25 custom karts, and, like in Mario Kart Dimensions, you will be able to place decals on the side of your kart. Not all karts support decals, however.
|A Button||(Hold) Accelerate your vehicle|
|B Button||(Press) Stop your vehicle||(Hold) Drive in reverse|
|X Button||(Press) Use item|
|Y Button||(Hold) Look backwards|
|R Button||(Hold while turning) Drift|
|L Button||(Hold while turning) Drift|
|Start Button||(Press) Pause the game|
|Select Button||(Press) See current standings|
|Control Pad||(Tilt) Steer your vehicle|
Mario Kart Rush, like all past installments, features a battle mode, which can be played by one to twelve players (1-4 locally, 1-8 system link, 1-12 online). The objective in Battle Mode is to eliminate all the enemy players, by collecting/popping all their balloons, having more coins, having the Shine Sprite, hitting them with a certain item, or simply blowing them up.
There are five battle modes that you can play in Mario Kart Rush: Balloon Battle, Coin Runners, Shine Sprint, Item Roulette and Bob-Omb Derby. Each mode has it's own strategy, rules and action. In Coin Runners, collect as many coins as possible before getting hit by an item. In Balloon Battle, eliminate enemy players by hitting them or stealing their balloons. In Shine Sprint, collect the Shine Sprite to eliminate the players who haven't had it. In Item Roulette, hit an enemy with a specific item to eliminate them. And finally, in Bob-Omb Derby, you only get a point by hitting an enemy with a Bob-Omb.
There are many playable characters in Mario Kart Rush, each one separated into one of three weight classes, which are as follows:
- Small Weight Class - These characters are smaller, and can be pushed around easily. They specialize in acceleration and off road.
- Medium Weight Class - These characters are bigger then the Small Weight Class, and can easily push them around. They usually don't specialize in anything.
- Large Weight Class - These characters are large and cannot be pushed by a character (unless a mushroom is used). They specialize in speed and drift. Most of the time, people in the Large Weight Class have bad acceleration.
QR Code Characters
|Baby Peach||Complete Star Cup on 50cc|
|Baby Daisy||Complete Special Cup on 50cc|
|Noki||Complete Leaf Cup on 50cc|
|Mallow||Complete Lightning Cup on 50cc|
|Toadette||Complete Star Cup on 100cc|
|Dry Bones||Complete Special Cup on 100cc|
|Daisy||Complete Leaf Cup on 100cc|
|Bowser Jr.||Complete Lightning Cup on 100cc|
|Diddy Kong||Complete Star Cup on 150cc|
|Hammer Bro.||Complete Special Cup on 150cc|
|Geno||Complete Special Cup on Mirror Mode|
|Wiggler||Complete Leaf Cup on 150cc|
|Kamek||Complete Lightning Cup on 150cc|
|Rosalina||Complete Star Cup on Mirror Mode|
|Petey Piranha||Complete Leaf Cup on Mirror Mode|
|Kritter||Complete Lightning Cup on Mirror Mode|
|Boom Boom||Complete Time Trials on all Retro Courses|
|Pianta||Complete Time Trials on all Nitro Courses|
|Koopa Paratroopa||QR Code|
|Shy Guy||QR Code|
|Monty Mole||QR Code|
|Dixie Kong||QR Code|
|Metal Mario||QR Code|
|Funky Kong||QR Code|
|Dry Bowser||QR Code|
|Outfit A (Racing Suit, blue Mii logo)||Complete Star Cup on 200cc|
|Outfit B (Overalls/Dress, red Mii logo)||Complete Special Cup on 200cc|
|Outfit C (Toad Costume/Toadette Costume, yellow Mii logo)||Complete Leaf Cup on 200cc|
|Outfit D (Yoshi Costume/Birdo Costume, green Mii logo)||Complete Lightning Cup on 200cc|
There are a total of 40 courses in the game: 20 Nitro (New), 20 Retro (Old). There are also 10 cups, 2 new ones. Mushroom, Flower, Star and Special are the returning nitro cups, and Poison is the new nitro cup. Shell, Banana, Leaf and Lightning are the returning retro cups, and Boomerang is the new retro cup. Along with these 40 courses, an extra 20 are also included for Story Mode, but can be unlocked for normal play by beating Story Mode once.
|Mushroom Cup||Flower Cup||Star Cup||Poison Cup||Special Cup|
|Bandit Way||Delfino Hotel|
|Mr. Blizzard's Badlands|
|Spectre Speedway||Brick Block Bay|
Brick Block Meadows
Super Leaf Raceway
|Goomba Gorge||Fairy Fields||Peach Circuit||Pokey Desert||Bowser's Koopa Castle|
|Mushroom River||Koopa Kartway|
|Luigi's Haunted Temple||Mario Circuit||Mushroom World Raceway|
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Leaf Cup||Lightning Cup||Boomerang Cup|
|Wii Luigi Circuit||GBA Boo Lake||NDS Tick Tock Clock||SNES Donut Plains 3||3DS DK Jungle|
|SNES Mario Circuit 4||N64 Royal Raceway||SNES Vanilla Lake 2||3DS Neo Bowser City||N64 Wario Stadium|
|GCN Dry Dry Desert||Wii DK Summit||GBA Yoshi Desert||Wii Grumble Volcano||GCN Bowser's Castle|
|NDS Shroom Ridge||GCN Wario Colosseum||3DS Shy Guy Bazaar||NDS Cheep Cheep Beach||GBA Rainbow Road|
There are a total of fourteen battle tracks, seven nitro and seven retro. Each one is unique in terms of layout.
|New Stages||Retro Stages|
|Airship Deck||SNES Battle Course 3|
|N64 Double Deck|
|Mario Stadium||GBA Battle Course 4|
|GCN Block City|
|Blooper Lake||NDS Tart Top|
|Forest of Illusion|
|Wii Chain Chomp Roulette|
|Yoshi Funpark||3DS Wuhu Town|
Mario Kart Rush includes three new items, along with four of the items from Mario Kart Dimensions. Items could be collected by driving through one of the many Item Boxes located throughout the course. Once a racer has broken open an item box, an item will be selected through the Item Roulette. Racers tend to get stronger items when in lower places (6-) and weaker items in higher places (3+).
|1 — Written from First Place's point of view|
As in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Dimensions, players are able to customize the appearance of their kart to alter the stats of Speed, Weight, Off-Road, Drift and Acceleration. Players are also able to place decals on the sides of some karts, but these will not alter stats.
|Karts||Wheels||Gliders||Unlockable Karts||Unlockable Wheels||Unlockable Gliders||Decals|
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|* - Changes colour depending on character|
|Super Winner!||10||Win Mushroom Cup on 50cc|
|Fire Winner!||10||Win Flower Cup on 50cc|
|Super Star!||10||Win Star Cup on 50cc|
|Krown King!||10||Win Special Cup on 50cc|
|Retro Winners||20||Play Time Trial on all retro courses|
|As Strong as a Wallop!||50||Have your Whimp stop someone|
|Beep!||05||Honk your horn|
|As Slick as Waluigi!||10||Have someone hit your oil spill|
|First Race||05||Start Grand Prix|
|RUSHER||01||Start up Mario Kart Rush|
|Item Lord||100||Use every item at least once|
|Hating a Nephew||10||As Donkey Kong, hit Diddy Kong with an item|
|FATALITY!||70||Hit Bowser with a powerful item as Mario|
|Revenge...||60||Hit Bowser with an item as Peach|
|Super Mario||90||Use a Mushroom to steal someone's item|
|MultiMission||10||Play Multiplayer with a friend|
|Collector||25||Collect 3 items with one use of a Heart|
|Share It!||20||Let one of your teammates collect an item from your Yoshi Egg|
|Soyo Oka||100||Finish GBA Rainbow Road without falling off|
|Name: Koopa Kartway••••••Type: Course BGM|
|Name: Rainbow Road••••••Type: Course BGM|
Main Article: Mario Kart Rush/Downloadable Content
Because of the capabilities of the SP1DR, Mario Kart Rush has special downloadable content packs, which can be downloaded on the Shop Mall menu with Potion Points.
Main Article: Mario Kart Rush/Beta elements
As with many video games, Mario Kart Rush has many features that were not implemented into the final product. Characters, Items, Courses, even Cups could've been cut out, and all of them are listed on the Beta elements page.
- In the manual for Mario Kart Rush, it misspells Bob-Omb, calling it Bomb-Omb instead.