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Developer(s) ZGP
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo ZGP
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Europe 20 August 2012
25px-Flag of Japan 23 August 2012
25px-Flag of USA 20 September 2012
25px-Flag of Australia Release Date Not Confirmed/Given
Grand Prix, Time Trials, Double Dash GP, Battle Mode, VS. Mode, Double Dash VS.
Genre(s) Racing
Media Included Nintendo ZGP Optical Disk

Mario Kart ZGP is a game of the Mario Kart series and is confirmed for release on the Nintendo ZGP. The release dates have been revealed, except for Australia. None is know about the release date or even if the game is to be sold in Australia.


Default Characters


Unlocking Criteria

Name How to Unlock
Shy Guy Win all 50cc Cups
Petey Piranha Win the Hard Mode of Kart Party
King Boo Win the Medium Mode of Kart Party
Bowser Jr. Play on Kart Wheel in Kart Party
Dry Bones Win all 100cc or 150cc Retro Cups
Birdo Play as Yoshi online 10 times
Toadette Win all 100cc Nitro Cups
Boom Boom Unlock 2 Expert Staff Ghosts
Honey Queen Play Easy Mode of Kart Party 10 times
Rosalina Play on Honeycomb Hut in Kart Party
Wiggler Win all 6 Battle Courses online.
Metal Mario Play on Bowser's Driving School in Kart Party
Fly Guy Win Fly Guy Skyway in Kart Party
Lakitu Unlock 25 Staff Ghosts, in the kart, Lakitu Thunder as any character.
Metal Luigi Unlock 50 Staff Ghosts.

Double Dash Partners

  1. Mario and Luigi
  2. Peach and Daisy
  3. Yoshi and Birdo
  4. Toad and Toadette
  5. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
  6. Bowser and Bowser Jr.
  7. Petey Piranha and King Boo
  8. Shy Guy and Fly Guy
  9. Dry Bones and Koopa Troopa
  10. Wario and Boom Boom
  11. Rosalina and Honey Queen
  12. Lakitu and Wiggler
  13. Metal Mario and Metal Luigi


There is going to be 50 courses, 25 Nitro and 25 Retro, along with 5 Battle Courses. Note that the Nitro Courses may change. Each Racer has 2 courses.

Nitro Courses

Mushroom Cup 100x100px Flower Cup FireFlowerSM3DL Star Cup Star Special Cup 1 Special Cup Special Cup 2

Special Cup

Mario Circuit Peach Circuit Luigi Circuit Yoshi Falls 2 Toad Forest
Daisy Lake Koopa Isle Kong Mountains Wario Waves Waluigi Fort

Shy Guy Arena

Shy Guy Stadium

Fly Guy Skyway

Bullet Ship

Bullet Bill Highway

Petey Dock

Piranha Pond

Bowser's Castle
Boo Mansion Bowser Jr's Airship 2 Diddy Kong Raceway Desert Towers Boom Boom Fortress
Snifit Falls

'Shroom Island

Mushroom Beach

Boom Boom Airship Birdo Hills Rainbow Road

Retro Courses

Shell Cup Shell Banana Cup BananaPeel Leaf Cup SuperLeaf3D2 Lightning Cup ThunderboltNoGlow Rainbow Cup RainbowCup
3DS Koopa City SNES Mario Circuit 4 DS Tick Tock Clock GCN Mushroom City N64 Rainbow Road
Wii Dry Dry Ruins N64 Royal Raceway DD2 Music Mall SNES Ghost Valley 3 GBA Rainbow Road
DD2 Kalimari Railway 3DS Maka Wuhu N64 Yoshi Valley DD2 C'est Delfino Wii Rainbow Road
N64 Toad Turnpike DS Tick Tock Clock SNES Bowser Castle 4 DS Wario Stadium 3DS Rainbow Road
SNES Donut Plains 3 Wii Moo Moo Meadows GCN Wario Colleseum Wii Moonview Highway GCN Rainbow Road

Battle Courses

  • Sky Land
  • Snow Mountain Rocky Mountains in North America.
  • Kong Forest
  • Mushroom Fort
  • Thwomp Desert Wii
  • Double Deck N64


  • The glitch from Mario Kart 7 on Maka Wuhu returns in the game as an addition, except it is harder to perform.
  • When using a Star in Daisy Lake, the driver doesn't sink in the deep parts.
  • If the driver points at the Wave is Wario Waves when gliding, then drives into it, half the course is skipped due to 2 parts going through the wave.
  • In Kong Mountains, using a Mushroom while pointing at a mountain allows you to drive through the mountain.
  • On Bullet Bill Highway, it is possible to get a Bullet Bill in 1st place. It is unknown howt to get one.

Kart Parts


There are 15 (8 new, 7 retro) karts in this game!

Name Speed (out of 10) Handling (Out of 10) Off-Road (Out of 10) Weight (Out of 5)
Lightning Runner1 6 4 4 3
Birdo Egg 2 9 3 5 4
Water Works 3 9 10 1
Bowser Buggy1 9 1 7 5
E. Gadd Kart** 5 5 5 3
Sun Light 2** 2 8 5 1
Mini Airship1 ** 8 2 6 4
Lakitu Thunder1 * 9 4 9 5
Birthday Girl 2* 5 5 5 3
Bumble V 2* 8 4 7 4
Bullet Bike* 10 1 7 5
Piranha Pipes1 * 4 6 3 2
Magikruiser1 */** 4 7 3 2
Mushmellow 2* 3 5 6 2
ROB-LGS*/** 3 10 8 1


There are 10 wheels in total, 5 new, 5 retro.

Name Speed -/10 Handling -/10 Off-Road -/10 Weight
Spikes 8.5 3 7 4
E.Gadd Tires ** 4 7 4 2
Firework 5.5 6 5 3
All-Terrain** 9 1 10 5
Cotton** 2 9 2 1
Slick* 5 5 6 3
Red Monster*/** 8 4 8 4
Mushroom*/** 9.5 2 9 5
Wood* 4 8 3 2
Sponge* 2 10 1 1


There are 5 Gliders, 3 new, 2 old.

Name Flight Speed -/5 Flight Handling -/5 Weight
Fly Guy's Spinner 3 4 3
Parawings 1 5 1
Helium Balloon** 2 3 2
Beast Glider* 4 2 4
Gold Glider* 5 1 5

* means Retro Part

1 means kart colour changeable for males

2 means kart colour changeable for females

** means Unlockable

Unlockable Criteria

Here is the criteria to unlock the kart parts.

Name Criteria
E. Gadd Kart Collect 100 Coins or Win 100 Online Races
Sun Light Collect 200 Coins
Mini Airship Collect 250 Coins
Lakitu Thunder Collect 300 Coins
Magikruiser Collect 325 Coins
ROB-LGS Collect 375 Coins
E. Gadd Tires Colelct 450 Coins
Red Monster Collect 600 Coins or Win 150 Online Races
Mushroom Collect 800 Coins
All-Terrain Collect 1000 Coins or have over 5000 VR Points
Cotton Collect 1500 Coins or have over 6000 VR Points
Helium Balloons Collect 1750 Coins

Some Kart Combos

For the Feather Weight Drivers

Body: Water Works

Wheel: Sponge

Glider: Balloon

For the Light Weight Drivers

Body: Piranha Pipes

Wheel: E. Gadd's Tires

Glider: Fly Guy's Spinner

For the Medium Weight Drivers

Body: Lightning Runner

Wheel: Firework

Glider: Parawings

For the Cruiser Weight Drivers

Body: Birdo Egg

Wheel: Spikes

Glider: Beast Glider

For the Heaviest of them all

Body: Bowser Buggy

Wheel: All-terrain

Glider: Gold Glider

Circuit Maps

Kart Party

Kart Party is a new mode in Mario Kart ZGP and it is based off Mario Party. Everybody is moving in their own cars, aiming to collect the most Star Oil Cans after 3 laps. 5-20 turns can be chosen as well as 3+ opponents. Also, drivers hit a dice block to move.

Playable Characters

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Toad
  • Yoshi
  • Birdo
  • Toadette
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Bowser
  • DK
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Wario
  • Rosalina

Kart Party Tracks

  • Kart Wheel
  • Honeycomb Hut
  • Bowser's Driving School
  • Fly Guy Skyway
  • Unknown underwater track
  • Unknown forest track

Note that 2 track names are still to be found out


  1. Blue Space (Lucky Space)
  2. Green Space (Happening/Event Space)
  3. Red Space (Unlucky Space)
  4. Marroon Space (Misfortune Space)
  5. Magenta Space (tba)
  6. Tangerine/Light Orange Space (Fortune Space)
  7. Cyan Space (1 vs. 3 Space)
  8. Grey Space (Duel Space)
  9. Black Space (Star Oil Can

Circuit Art




  • Red Shell
  • Green Shell
  • Mushroom
  • Triple Mushroom
  • Triple Green Shell
  • Triple Red Shell
  • Boo
  • Fake Item Box
  • Winged Spiny Shell
  • Non-Winged Spiny Shell
  • Golden Mushroom
  • Lucky 7
  • Bomb-omb
  • Mega Mushroom
  • Star
  • Blooper
  • POW Block
  • Tanooki Leaf
  • Fire Flower
  • Bullet Bill
  • Lightning
  • Bowser Shell
  • Heart
  • Yoshi Egg
  • Birdo Egg
  • Triple Yoshi Egg (NEW!)
  • Triple Birdo Egg (NEW!)
  • Triple Bowser Shell (NEW!)
  • Oil Puddle (NEW!)
  • Triple Fake Item Box (NEW!)
  • Triple Boomerang (NEW!)
  • Boomerang (NEW!)
  • Triple Bomb-omb (NEW!)
  • Ice Flower (NEW!)

Kart Party

  • Mushroom
  • Red Shell
  • Green Shell
  • Mega Mushroom
  • Boo Mushroom
  • Teleport Mushroom

Art Work

Beta Elements

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