Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

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A New Dimension of Kart Racing

The newest installment of the fan-favorite Mario Kart™ franchise brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D. For the first time, drivers explore new competitive kart possibilities, such as soaring through the skies or plunging to the depths of the sea. New courses, strategic new abilities and customizable karts bring the racing excitement to new heights.


  • The Mario Kart franchise continues to evolve. New kart abilities add to the wild fun that the games are known for. On big jumps, a kart deploys a wing to let it glide over a track shortcut. When under water, a propeller pops out to help the kart cruise across the sea floor.
  • Players can show their own style by customizing their vehicles with accessories that give them a competitive advantage. For instance, giant tires help a kart drive off-road, while smaller tires work best on city courses.
  • People can choose to race as one of their favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters or even as their Mii™ character.
  • New courses take players on wild rides over a mountain road, on city streets and through a dusty desert. Nintendo fans will recognize new courses on Wuhu Island and in the jungles from Donkey Kong Country™ Returns.
  • The game supports both SpotPass™ and StreetPass™ features.
  • Players can compete in local wireless matches or online over a broadband Internet connection.

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User Comments (275)



Angaran said:

Awsome this looks better than the wii verson, I hope maybe they will let you download tracks frome the 3DS to the wii



King_Boo said:

I want it to be toned down from the Wii version, less items and characters, and back to 8 players not 12.
And if they can stop people from cheating during online that would be great too.



Sylverstone said:

I wish for them to add customization to multiplayer (especially item control).

Item customization for Mario Kart 3DS = EPIC WIN for all



nintendonerd147 said:

Awesome This is my character roster LIGHTWEIGHTS, Koopa Troopa, Toad, Toadette, Baby Mario, MIDDLEWEIGHTS, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, HEAVYWEIGHTS, Wario, Donkey Kong, Waluigi, Bowser,
UNLOCKABLES, Paratroopa, Baby Luigi, Daisy, Birdo, Donkey Kong J.R., Petey Prihana. Dlc(which should be a new feature) Jungle pack, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Funky Kong, Lanky Kong, Cranky Kong, Tiny Kong and Chunky Kong. Koopa Pack, Bowser J.R, Hammer Bro, Dry Bones, Kamek, Magikoopa and Koopa Kid. Baby Pack, Baby Daisy, Baby Peach, Baby DK, Baby Wario, Baby Yoshi and Baby Bowser.Other dlc Charaters Shy Guy, Toadsworth, Boo, King Boo, King K Rool, Kritter, Goomba, Para Goomba, Wriggler, Monty Mole and Blooper.

The Game should be transferable with the wii so you can add extra characters and extra tracks. I also want them not to have 12 players go back to 8 definately dont have bikes its mario kart not mario bike and I do hope they dont have characters like Dry Bowser and definately Roselia she's the worst mario character of all time.



Yellowkoopa said:

nintendonerd147 said: The Game should be transferable with the wii so you can add extra characters and extra tracks. I also want them not to have 12 players go back to 8 definately dont have bikes its mario kart not Mario bike

@nintendonerd147 It would be funny if they had 16 people in races. I thought bikes were good but you have a point with it being called Mario KART They probably would have to call the game, Mario Racing instead. LOL. That'll never happen.



nintendonerd147 said:

Right this is my actual final character roster Starter Characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, DK, Bowser, Wario, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy. Unlockable Characters: Daisy, Waluigi, Birdo, Boo, Bowser Jr, Diddy Kong.
The reason why I haven't put DK Jr in is because I know he isn't gonna be on it because he has not apperaded in a game for 10 years now and there is no point of hoping he will. I think you should be able to transfer the characters who aren't on it from the wii version they should also be tranfered using their own colour karts from the 3ds kart shape version not the wii. And there needs to be downloadable characters for 50 3ds points per character Maybe then DK Jr will return then finally.

yellowtails said It would be funny if they had 16 people in races
@yellowtails do you want 16 people per race, and do you ever think DK Jr will return, and thanks for agreeing about my point about bikes do you think bikes will apeare on mario kart 3ds?

On the Mario Kart's I play as Koppa Troopa and DK Jr on SNES(well vc actually) Mario on n64(vc actually) Gba don't play on it it's that rubbish. Koopa Troopa and Para Troopa on the Gamecube. Yoshi on the DS. Koopa Troopa on wii. Who will it be on 3ds?



Frango said:

What I want of this? Well, Something closer to the NGC version: Special Items for specific characters; Piranha Flower (Petey Piranha, I guess it's the name) as playable character; Single Player in a Kart; Back to the 8 Racers; Blue Shells back to the NGC way (where you could flee from it just by using mushrooms in the turns); Some features from the Wii and NDS, like the Jump before Drift and left-right to get boost and BABY PARK!!! WHY DIDN'T THEY PUT BABY PARK ON WII?! (yeah yeah I know they already put it on the DS... sad) IT'S THE BEST TRACK EVER!!! (together with Yoshi's Island)...

BTW I wouldn't like to see the Bullet Bill item.




i hope they will have updates for games through wifi (or possible 3g) that would be soo cool. and if they had a make your own track and character and even kart i hope the 3DS has all this stuff in mario kart



ExploderReviews said:

The game itself wont be 3d but the power ups and they're effects (such as invincibility, or a blue shell) will.



ExploderReviews said:

Also I saw miis in the background witch makes me hope and wonder if there will be a mii channel for the 3ds.



triforceofcourage said:

wishful thinking
this is a must buy for me i LOVE mario kart
looks like mario gets to drive around wuhu island too. cool. imported miis from he wii? or will they be made on the 3DS now?



Nintonic said:

I think the mario kart needs to have tricks to pull off. If it doesn't it will take me a long time to buy this game.
Unless of course if one tries to convince me.

Edit: If you didn't already know this there is a mii channel.



Shirma_Akayaku said:

things i would like to see, 8 players on wifi instead of 4 , a bit more characters, l'd like to see some more girl characters maybe like rosalina or toadette so that way girls who play have more characters to pick from. Last mabye a track editor or downloadable tracks from mario kart wii & dirt bikes thats all.



Plastifish said:

Yeah, my wife loves Toadette. We just played some Mario Party the other night. You have to love the weird fungii pigtails! And do not get her started on why Toadette wasn't in Mario Bros. Wii instead of a blue AND yellow random Toad... This would be my number two character added in as a sleeper character; first would be Koopa Troopa.



Spartical said:

This look amazing! it has such a great feel about it, and it seems to have learned alot from mariokart wii. this is what i love about Nintendo, they develope then shuffle( and they give us new games on older systems) i cant wait to get my hands on this it looks great!!! this has just sold me the 3DS, BTW did anyone notice the Mii's in the screen shots? will 3DS use Mii's?



Yoshi_2000 said:

I think the Miis are there because that course is Wuhu Island from Wii Sports Resort. They might just be pre-set by Nintendo. But that's just my theory, It would be awesome if there was a Mii maker on the 3DS.



X-145 said:

Yoshi_2000 said:
"It would be awesome if there was a Mii maker on the 3DS".
They have confirmed that there will be a Mii creator/ Mii plaza on the
3ds. Wii Miis can be transfered with 3ds Miis as well!
Its just a matter of if nintendo will allow you to unlock your miis like on Mario Kart Wii. There's a good chance they will put that feature in.


Downloadable characters and tracks would be awesome! Now I'm going out on a limb here, but what if you could download specially made power ups?
Also will there be special items to each character like in Mario Kart: Double Dash? That would be cool.



X-145 said:

This is my character roster/item list:
Starting characters: Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Wario, Waluigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Toad, Goomba, Daisy, and Boo.

Unlockable characters: Mii, Baby Wario, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Paratroopa, King Boo, Petey Paranah, Dry Bones, Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Bowser jr., Birdo, Paragoomba, Hammer bro., Shy Guy, Toadette, Toadsworth, red boo, and R.O.B.
Items: 1-3 green shells, 1-3 red shells, 1-3 bananas, fake item block,
1-3 mushrooms, mega mushroom, golden mushroon, poison mushroom(slows people down when run over), lightening, star man, bullet bill, blue koopa shell (nintendo is going to put it in anyway), brick block (sends people spinning when hit), and pow block.



HapsNinFan said:

I Know Right! The Should Definetly Have Updates In Wi Fi! And Yea They Should Have 8 Players In Wi Fi Cause I ALWAYS Play Online ! And Get To Choose From All The Races On Wi Fi Maybe A Few More Races. And The Online Wii Thing Where Yu Watch The People Racing While Yur Waiting Yup Im Definetly Getting This :]


Theyre Like Omg Yu Are So Like Cheating And Im Not ! I Even Beat This Guy Whos A Serious Gamer :3
please use the 'edit' link to edit your posts instead of spamming the thread. thank you -- TBD



X-145 said:

The only thing better than a serious,"illegal" street racer is a humerous, cartoonish racer (nothing against street racers).



Yellowkoopa said:

nintendonerd147 said: do you want 16 people per race, and do you ever think DK Jr will return, and thanks for agreeing about my point about bikes do you think bikes will apeare on mario kart 3ds?

@nintendonerd147 It would be crazy too have 16 people so yes, DK Jr will have a slight chance of returning, and maybe bikes might return. You are welcome.
Edit: I don't think 16 people per race is a good idea anymore. I think it should be an option of how many people can be in a race at a time.



X-145 said:

Virtually three months to go to see if all our speculation are true or not.


Three days 'til christmas!!!



GameInfinite said:

In two of the screenshots,you will see Wii Sports Resorts's Wuhu Island,so i'm thinking also that Blue shell spammers can GTFO,[youtube:UUpXW1LdxPM]



Shirma_Akayaku said:

I have a feeling people might hack online
if there was a plaza for people to meet up online that would be cool



xPOTATOx said:

How about some wifi updates?
Maybe you can have a friend join you and you can both search for a game? How about a little more customization.. more karts and characters? maybe new tracks for the history of Mario Kart? we'll have to wait and see. I have high expectations for this game.



X-145 said:

What if you could customize your online item list? Different people would use different items they want to use. That would COMPLETELY change online gameplay!



SuperSonic said:

This looks so freaking AWESOME!!! Although I still hope something will come out for the 3ds for Sonic's 20th anniversary...



some_guy said:

Its looks great and it looks like you can drive through Peach's Castle for once. There are only showing standard Karts though. That worries me.



X-145 said:

@ some_guy:
They just dont want to spoil too much. We barely know any thing about it as it is!
What we know:
-It's in 3D
-It'll feature mario and luigi
-It'll have standard karts, at the very least.
There's nothing to worry about. More will come as time goes by.



mario300 said:

Mario and Luigi the game only have thats cool i thought that mario kart 3ds has all the people from super mario.



JuZZo said:

that looks awesome i have every mario kart game and im looking forward to getting that one



sohail said:

i think it has all super mario guys iv`e watch an video of all the characters wich are in the game one of them is ROB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



brenwizard said:

i knew they were going to make a mario kart for 3ds because they make only 1 mario kart game for each nintendo system.



blueboom said:

I would like on my mario kart 3ds baby mario,baby luigi,baby peach,baby daisy,koopa,drybones,toadette and toad ,.............That was light weight...Middle weight are mario,luigi,peach,daisy,yoshi,birdo,bowser j.r,and diddy kong.......HEAVY WEIGHT!!!! wario,bowser drybowser,rosalina,donkey kong,waluigi,funky kong.and king boo..........................................................LEAVE COMMENTS ON WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



X-145 said:

You can transfer Wii miis to your 3DS! Hopfully Nintendo will let you unlock your mii, but thats the only problem; We don't know if you can or can't unlock miis.


You have a good roster, its just missing some more characters. It seems similar to the wii roster. other than that its pretty good.



dsman said:

they should defintely bring the miis racing in this game again and also maybe have use of the gryo feature by letting you move the 3ds left and right like mkwii with the wii wheel they should also have like molding of a wheel in diferent colors that you can just slide over the bottom of the 3ds that would be cool



Paperguy13 said:

@blueboom yea, i hope theres bikes because in mario kart wii, i use bikes all the time! I just dont like riding in a kart because in a bike, you can do wheelies. edit: if those are the actual characters, im gonna use my mii. I wonder if the mii characters start saying something else this time around instead of: "go go GO" and haHA because thats what my mii says lol.



Paperguy13 said:

@blueboom Ya, didnt you here! Nintendo's only using one friend code per system. so once you put it in, it just uses that code for all the games!
I also heard you could send messages to eachother via the upgraded pictochat.
p.s- I cant wait to use that new application!



Tylr said:

Nintendo should drop the bikes. As much as i love the bikes, it drove me away from the karts and it really wasn't "Mario Kart" anymore. The bikes had huge advantages compared to karts like wheelies, cutting the corners easily, etc.
They should have those two person karts from Double Dash included with the normal karts. Maybe even a two person kart mode somewhere.




I love the Bikes from MK Wii, I love the Blue Shells, I love the expansion to 32 tracks from MK DS onwards especially the use of retro tracks, however there obviously has to be something new for this MK. I'm hoping downloadable content eg new and old tracks or maybe some sort of Diddy Kong racing Adventure mode with a more or less open world to explore!(wuhu island with portals to the races?) Or a new game mode to replace or rival battle mode?

I'd personally prefer more tracks as although I loved Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart was the better racer in my opinion.



Geno93 said:

Looks Pretty Good I Must Admit, Graphics Look Decent, Can't Wait To Buy This, And I Would Love To See A Return For 'GENO' On This Game!



Paperguy13 said:

@blueboom Sorry ive been gone so long, but anyways, im excited too! I cant wait intill all the mario games they listed(Paper mario,Mario kart, and Super mario bros 3d) come out! I really want that new super mario bros game b/c just by looking at the logo u can tell that the tanooki suit is coming back! I wonder what it looks like in 3d! P.s- blueboom, ur not blue anymore!



Salvador said:




brenwizard said:

i wonder if you can transfer your mii to mario kart 3ds. that would be cool, you could play as your mii, just like in mario kart wii.



Paperguy13 said:

@salvador Why would they put all the kongs in one mario kart game...
and Arcade characters, r u serious! they only use arcade characters in arcade mario kart games like.... mario kart arcade GC and mario kart arcade GC 2



blubbergamer said:

This game is going to be so awesome! I already pre-ordered my 3ds! One of the main reasons I am getting it is this game! !!!!!!



X-145 said:

THE 3DS IS FINALLY AT THE 'STATES. Getting mine this weekend! I'm still dying for this game though. Mario Kart ROCKS! Oh well, I'll just have to settle on SSFIV.



Pj1 said:

No bikes Please Nintendo, apart from that I can't wait for this.....



Nintonic said:

I liked the bikes, but they don't seem to fit the title "Mario Kart".
I will be fine with either bikes or no bikes.



Retr_acro said:

Bikes are pretty fun, but can get cheap when against karts, especially if the bike user is very good. The items are the ones that can change the game (though not really if only a 1 on 1). I kind of don't mind if bikes make it in this game, but it should be limited to some extent, such as a limited consecutive amount of wheeling or a cool time between wheelings.

This is an instant buy for me, I adore the Mario Kart series. Hope Toadette and Koopa Troopa make it, as well as characters that were never in Mario kart. Tricks as well? They do help with races, somewhat.



PaperLucario said:

I just want this game to fix all (or most of) the problems I have with MarioKart Wii.

1. Make The Unlock Methods Reasonable: I don't want to have to perfect a racing game to unlock characters, because at that point it becomes a chore. And since MarioKart Wii felt like luck-over-skill, I still have about 5 characters still locked, and I don't think I'll ever unlock them.

2. Balance The Items: One good example is that bloody lightning cloud, why do racers in 4th and lower tend to get an item that practically hinders there chances of winning even more? I say make that item for 1st place. As for the blue shell, I could care less about it.

3. Remove/Limit The Bikes: Isn't this game called Mario KART, so why are there motorcycles? On a more serious note, while I did like the bikes in MarioKart Wii, they had too many advantages over karts (speed-boosting wheelies, cut corners easier, etc.), making the karts practically useless against them in races. A consecutive wheelie limit would be nice.

And Finally The Biggest One For Me.....

4. Fix The Battle Mode: One of my favorite things to do in the previous MarioKart games was play a game of Balloon Battle, a free-for-all match where the goal is to pop other's balloons with items and be the last-man-standing (There is also Coin/Shine Runners, but I never found it as fun). Words could not describe my sadness and anger when MarioKart Wii decided to change an already great formula for the worse. Teams? Time-Limits? Points? Forget all of that and give us the free-for-all survival Balloon Battle we all knew and love from the other games, and if they must have the teams, time-limits and points, make it a secondary option like "Team Balloon Battle" or something.

Now I don't usually set some-what high expectations for a game, but MarioKart Wii really left a bad impression on me. Aside from that I really look forward to the game, MarioKart has always been my favorite racing series, and for good reasons. Competition is fierce, yet there is always a chance for an underdog to win with a lucky item. And no friendship can end faster than by stealing a victory with the help of a Koopa shell.



Yoshidude said:

I looked at Gamestop, and the releases for Paper Mario, this game, and Super Mario 3D are anticipated to be on August 2 this year (oh please God, not next year)!



shanic said:

I love mario kart I would sell my home for a nintendo 3ds and mario kart.



Bigrat said:

YYYYAYYAYAYAYYAYYAYYYYYYYYYYYYAYYYYYy I can't wait till this comes out. I hope this game takes advantage of the 3DS's Gyroscope!



Squashie said:

Some screenshots show this game to be set on wuhu island! Is wuhu island the next mushroom knigdom?



Bigrat said:

I've heard it's coming out July 2nd. I hope! That's only next month if it's true but it seams kind o early, they would probably have a description by now if that was true....



FriedSquid said:

Hopefully they'll have Shy Guy as a playable character. I know he was in MKDS, but only through DS Download Play and hacking. It'd be nice if I could play as him without the use of those. Or, at least some other enemy other than Koopa. Dr yBones is OK, but someone else would be nice, like Blooper, Shy Guy, Boo (or keep King Boo), idk I guess it's not necessary, but Shy Guy for the win!



BadKitty said:

mario kart is awesome and i look forward for it coming out and Yoshi is so cute



mariosonic1 said:

Man,I can't wait for Mario Kart. I just wish people would stop using the annoying Blue shells.Ugh.



meizme said:

On pre-order since launch. Mariokart is always a good time, and for once the mobile versions have trumped the console outings. DS version was spot on the feel of the snes versions tension, and excitment. I hope that makers of chocabo racing and facekarts are face-palming.



Nintonic said:

finally something more popular than Ocarina of Time!
I still don't see why that game is so great. It's just a remake.



Paperguy13 said:

@blueboom theres gonna be more characters, they just didnt want to reveal too much of whats really in the game . also, i think it was just that one course that had 2 laps



Paperguy13 said:

@blueboom ya, im so glad, the 12 players playing at the same time scheme sucked! cool, there will be more pics on saturday? Btw, do u got a 3ds? We should exchange friend codes



chocolate_gal said:

Holy cow thats so cool! When it comes out in november imma get it from game stop as a free gift for purchasing the 3DS when it first came out at game stop! I am so excited for it to come out but im not so pumped about the LONG wait.... oh well



Punny said:

Mario Kart... 7... I sure hope Nintendo changes the name of this game before it comes out. Looks awesome, though.



Shirma_Akayaku said:

I WANT ROSALINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Matillion said:

Me too, but Rosie was just a guest character, and her debut in the Galaxy series will probably be the first and the last.



NintenSegAtar said:

I hope they bring back the feather from Super Mario Kart. The feather is still my favriote power up and it would be cool if Rosalina was in the game.



ChaosTheChao said:

@45 Yea, but if you are any good at mario kart you will get hit by it more often than getting the item to hit others with.



ReddLionz said:

So no bikes? I'm fine with that, bikes were way overpowered, with their sharp turns, and their wheelies, and their...ways.



Milkman-123 said:

MOTION CONTROLLED steering and 3D graphics will put players directly behind the wheel. plz nintendo. make it happen



Milkman-123 said:

there is a screenshot of both screens. on topscreen, there is mario and luigi on a bridge, a volcano, and a blimp. the blimp has the word 'wii' on it. i cant believe nintendo is advertising the wii on mariokart7 XD



AutoSkip said:

Why does every one hate the blue shell? It's so rare (in the versions I've played at least) and it adds a wonderfully fun random quality to the game.



Milkman-123 said:


i know for a fact that it is impossible for a 3DS game to be played multiplayer w/ a DSlite system.this is true because the systems run on different engines. but a 3DS is backwards compatible, therefore it CAN play multiplayer w/ a DSlite, BUT it has to be a DS game.



Jack2901 said:

3DS games are shaped differently to normal DS games anyway, so they dont fit in to begin with.



EagleLion said:

My dream characters in Mario Kart:

Baby Mario
Baby Luigi
Baby Peach
Baby Daisy
Baby DK
Baby Yoshi
Lakitu (drives on a floating cloud and has a special item of spinies that just run around)
Shy Guy
Fly Guy
Koopa Troopa
Tiny Kong
Dixie Kong
Funky Kong
Kranky Kong
And finally, Pianta



Paperguy13 said:

One thing's for sure, in the mario kart they really need to take teams out of the Battle mode! For instance in mario kart wii , if your really good at the game and bad people are on your team, they bring your whole team down because they have no idea what they're doing. I also hate how they changed balloon battle and made it have a point system! this completely takes out the free for all feel other mario kart games had! Heres hoping they change all the flaws in mkw(including the unavaibility to dodge a blue shell without a star or a giant mushroom and it being in battle mode which really sucks!)



chiefeagle02 said:

Mario Kart Wii is my favorite in the series. I'd like to play a demo of 7 before I decide I if want it.



Jono97 said:

Just wondering if this will worth the money.. Will this be too simmilar to mario kart ds? just underwater and flying... and maps. Well my point is: I don't know if this will be any funner than mario kart ds...



ChaosTheChao said:

Sorry guys, looks like there will be blue shells after all. I hate them too, but look on the bright side! New characters, Kart customization, Gliding, Propelling underwater and more! This is going to be a great game.



Shirma_Akayaku said:

If you go here

you can see the trailer for Mario Kart 7 and if you look at the items you can see that the Spiny Shell/Blue Shell has no wings!

I feel that if the blue shell were like mario kart 64 it wouldn't be so bad because it plows through the other players instead of flying over them
an if you go here


you can see the playable characters and in my opinion I'M SO HAPPY THAT ROSALINA IS BACK!!!!!! i think they should also add toadette



RosstheRetroman said:

here are the confirmed Characters so far :
princess peach
princess Dasiy
Koopa Troopa
Donkey Kong

Metal Mario
Lakitu (red shell)

thats all the characters who have been comfirmed so far ! 17/9/11



Sam_Loser2 said:

Isn't this the first Mario Kart to have a number in the title? Why now, after six freakin' games, do they decide to let us know how long they've been making this series?



Super-Mario-Fan said:

I cant wait for this game to come out! i hope they bring back baby Mario and baby Luigi because they were one of my favorite characters.



Super-Mario-Fan said:

i hope that they put a course that is inspired by super Mario sunshine because that was one of my favorite Mario games of all time.



Plewis9 said:

They added 3 new items and a classic! the Fire Flower, Tanooki Leaf, and the 7 in the title and took out the flying blue shell and added the original spiky blue ground shell!!



jake122 said:

i can't wait til it comes out! i herd there is all new karts,and tracks. its gona be sweet!



iBeatz said:

it would be cool if metal mario or someone like pianta was in the game or even kamek, birdo, the cloud guy or black and white mage from mario basketball



theblackdragon said:

We don't know yet, Raghav, but we can assume it's going to be about $40, same as the rest of the first-party 3DS titles. :3



Mastertoad said:

@76. Yoshidude it comes out til december but Japaness gets it til November it really really not fair cause japenness people make nintendo there. @everyone I got mario kart 3ds as a demo which I have to get another one til December.. The demo was awesome but one thing was hard with the glider that u need to press a then the up circle pad



Jono97 said:

I wan't this so badly. But I would have to use my pocket money would be around $60 here... expensive to me...



iBeatz said:

The character list is:
Mario, Luigi, Princess peach, Daisy, Toad, Yoshi, Koopa trooper, Bowser, DK, Wario, Rosalina, Shy guy, Mii

And metal mario and lakitu (the cloud guy)

Oh I almost forgot dry bones and waluigi

Also these SHOULD be included:
Pianta, Petty pihranha, Goomba, Birdo, ROB, Baby luigi, Baby mario, King boo, Pacman and blinky (they once did appear in a mario kart game!), Mametchi (the tamagotchi one) (he also once appeared in a mario kart game aswell), Mc ballyhoo (the one from mario party wii), Hammer bro, Blooper, Chain chomp, And something like a Venus fly trap



iBeatz said:

Also maybe whomp, Professor. E Gadd, Something like a 3d 8-bit mario, funky kong and the chimp from mario galaxy



Bigrat said:

I want this. Wifi, streetpass, spotpass, gyro controls, customizable karts, MARIO! How much better can it get?



Katana said:

I can't wait for this:)
Also looks more toned down than MKWii too...hope there are not that many items boxes per lap and also 8 players will make for better racing.
MKWii is just too chaotic sometimes...
But I think this could be the best yet:)



blueboom said:

My friend code is 4940-5458-4521 my name user is master...Tell me first if u added me...-.-



Nintonic said:

Man this game is going to be really fun. But what really gets me excited is that there are customizable karts. Just imagine how many possible combinations there are, not to mention some karts change depending on the character. (Example: The kart with the Mario logo on the hood, that logo changes on the other characters and so on.)



EagleLion said:

My friend code is 2191-7746-7438 and my name is EagleLion.
I am going to add shadowluigi and blueboom



ChaosTheChao said:

Can Shadowluigi2 and Eaglelion add me and tell me your name pls, my code is in my sig in the forums.



Raghav said:

hey bluebloom is master spelled like this Master or this master tell by 1 or 2



blueboom said:

Yes u can but u have to have internet.... when u wait a couple of min it tells u who's online or offline but really have to wait!!IT takes one min.@Raghav no.1...........I might be on lots of times ,so when u go on go on friends list first!!



EagleLion said:

wait until it says you are online then wait like a minute longer. That same thing happened to me.



Raghav said:

i have both you guys now and hey bluebloom you have pokemon rumble blast how cool is that i want it but you start of as a weak pikachu



Paperguy13 said:

Cant wait for this game, pirannah slider looks great, amd its obviously based off of Super mario bros.



Raghav said:

hey bluebloom i got super mario land 3d go to your friend list and look at my favourite title



TheN64Dude said:

Characters I would have added:
Donkey Kong JR
Boomerang Bro
Metal Mario (MY IDEA)
Lakitu (MY IDEA)
Baby Yoshi (No other babies though)
Diddy Kong
Dixie Kong
Prof. E. Gadd



Tate24 said:

Check out official nintendo magazine review of mario kart 7 they gave it 93%



Cloud-San-VII said:

I am going to try to email Nintendo and ask them about the DLC. Add me Ragav and bluebloom. I am 1504-5706-0977



Redstar55 said:

Ugghh! You Guys Need To Stop Complaining About The Blue Shells. Sure I Hate'em Aswell But If Nintendo Take Them Out, It Makes The Game More Boring. There Are Ways To Avoid Them And I Will Post It Later On And You Guys Have Much Better Stuff To Take The Lead Such As: Better Drifting, Skills In The Air To Get Boosts, And No Ghost Items So People Cant Take Your Items. All Im Sayin Now Is If U Wana Win, Use A Kart With Really Good Acceleration. Im Talking About Yoshi. He May Be Light But He Sure Is Fast!



Redstar55 said:

I Will Be Back To Help All Mario Karters With Useful Tips To Help Them Win. Im On My Fone Right Now So I Can Only Use 512 Characters When I Write Wich Is Rubbish. I Need Way More, So When Im On My Pc I'lll Give You Guys Very Usefu Tips



Redstar55 said:

1st of is blue shells.
everyone should know the place dk pass in the leaf cup in mario kart 7 but in the start cup in mario kart DS. Im pretty sure that the majority of mario karters always go past this place. in dk pass there is a hidden item box located on a hill on the left just shortly after the second items boxes. now this certain item box contains only 3 items and it does not matter position you are in to get these items. it contains a single mushroom, three mushrooms, or s super star. now if you are first (like me always) if you can find the item box get it and hope for a star. now if you get it do not use it when you want or when a red shell comes. it just a waste. wait for a blue shell to come then activate it then you are invincible. another place where you can dodge the blue shell is waluigi pinball but this is with no items. you just need to be fast enough. if someone has sent a blue shell to you make sure its when you are round the start of the lap near the hyperjump then if you are in the hyperjump while the blue shell come it will hit but it wont affect you.

2nd is drifting. everyone with the new mario kart should take advantage and practice drifting on tracks in time trail to get better now that it is much easier. now that you dont need to press left and right until your sparks turn orange in mario kart 7 you just need to have a better angle and speed and you can get a boost with the blue sparks aswell which is good aswell so my advice is to practice on tracks that you normally have trouble with then soon you will be soo far ahead that when a blue shell strikes they will be too far back to catch up

3rd is tricks. try to get on anything that lifts you up into the air like ramps and stuff and just press the r button to a trick to do a trick in the air. it may be a little boost but it will make a big difference.

4th is kart selection. every kart has an advantage and a disadvantage to it aswell. e.g. a kart with top speed has bad handling and little boosts when coming of ramps and such, a kart with a lot of acceleration is very light and can be easily barged of the track. even though all karts have disadvantages i always use yoshi. he has great acceleration in the egg cart but very light weight but im always far ahead so they cant barge me off the track

5th is coins. you are very lucky coins are back again because they increase your top speed and they spawn every lap if you lose any coins during the lap grab as much as you can even though your limit is only 10 so you can not only increase your speed but to unlock more car parts aswell



J4m35 said:

This is James McCloud. I have it since its first North American day, December 4, 2011.



boulonski said:

I like it. i love metal mario and lakitu i give 95% to this game the battles are so cool and my favorite track is daisy cruise ship and maka wuhu



Baga_Jr said:

I don't usually like racing games, but Mario Kart is amazing and this one is the best yet. But even so, as soon as they take out Blue Shells, it will instantly become many times better. It's literally just that simple and I don't get why Nintendo can't realize that. They can add an option for it, just as long as the default for everything is "no blue shells".



Baga_Jr said:

I don't usually like racing games, but Mario Kart is amazing and this one is the best yet. But even so, as soon as they take out Blue Shells, it will instantly become many times better. It's literally just that simple and I don't get why Nintendo can't realize that. They can add an option for it, just as long as the default for everything is "no blue shells".



BlueAce127 said:

There's only one thing I don't like about this game: Toadette isn't one of the characters!



keke12345 said:

i just got mario kart 7 on my 3ds 2 days ago and i don't know really any features or tricks on that game can somebody ★★★★help me please give me some tiips how to play



blueboom said:

oh srrry i forgot u added me... all fans of mario kart 7 please add me on your fc only mario,animal,and super mario,also pokemon but u must hav mk7 mario kart 7...and i will start to make a community when i hit 10 friend codes...



ShyGuy said:

sorry i messed up on my friend code blue bloom it is 0860 3781 04238
so uthere is my friend code add me and ill add you ok?



ShyGuy said:

my name should be cameron so yea Shy Guy is just a code name ok? blue bloom ? i just added u its about 12:15 so add me plz



ShyGuy said:

hey my friend code is 0860 3781 4238so add me cool people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ShyGuy


kruby3014 said:

ill race u any time anywhere... if im online but my friend code is 5241 2419 7593. so request me and lose. also dont use broken karts that is super lame and cheap and i hope nintendo will ban them soon cuz its really no fun for anyone.



ShyGuy said:

hi its me shy guy srry i lost my 3ds for a week so maybie friday i can go on but yes i have swapnote and yes i have internet on my 3ds so ttyl need to do homework !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Shy Guy



blueboom said:

How great but,i'm still curios where i left mine but, i will find it today and get your friend code on my friend list on monday.



ShyGuy said:

ok well find it soon so we can be buddies and play mario kart 7 ok blue bloom



blueboom said:

Community Code is here♪♪♪

Communiy Code: 23-9358-5529-1939...

Restrictions:You must use a mii !!!



ShyGuy said:

srry i am leaving selete my mii plz i really really dont feel comftrible adding people and yes like you




CARPYMW3 said:

If your looking at this comment right now well get this game the gliders are epic my favourite person is metal mario and theres online witch makes it so cool!



merlin14 said:

this is so cool i have unlocked all the characters the vest character is metal mario



ShyGuy said:

hi i am back blue bloom plz delete me and i love my 3ds got a report to do byee!!!!!!




Redstar55 said:

Mario Kart 7 Is Probably On Of The Beat Games I Have Ever Played, Already Completed
3 Stars On Every Cup (Including Mirror )
3 Stars On My Profile
Every Character Unlocked
1st Every Single Race
Its Just Too Much
First Started With Yoshi, The Played About With Koopa Troopa, Them Lastly Tested Lakitu.
What Do They All Have In Common???
Great Acceleration To Come First And Win Every Race



Redstar55 said:

Favourite Races In Each Cup:
Mushroom Cup: Toad Circuit
Flower Cup: Wuhu Island Loop/Wuhu Loop And Alpine Pass
Star Cup: Wuhu Mountain Loop/Maka Wuhu
Special Cup: Rainbow Road (Obviously)
Shell Cup: Mushroom Gorge Wii
Banana Cup: Coconut Mall Wii And Waluigi Pinball DS
Leaf Cup: Maple Treeway Wii
Lightning Cup: Koopa Cave

Favourite Characters:
Yoshi, Koopa Troopa And Lakitu

Faourite Character:



ShyGuy said:

blue bloom???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • ShyGuy


blueboom said:

yahoo!! sorry my 3ds is lost again due to a party last night srry.But i shall find it tommorrow



Son said:

No story mode. I wish they made it like just "Crash Nitro Kart".



ShyGuy said:

dude add me again look back and find my friend code. it is 086037814238 dont stalk me and tell me if your going to add me ill add you too my name is cam i acully moved south soo yea !!!



ShyGuy said:

dude add me again look back and find my friend code. it is 086037814238 dont stalk me and tell me if your going to add me ill add you too my name is cam i acully moved south soo yea !!!



ShyGuy said:

dude add me again look back and find my friend code. it is 086037814238 dont stalk me and tell me if your going to add me ill add you too my name is cam i acully moved south soo yea !!!



ShyGuy said:




blueboom said:

Okay do't forget about me to tell me if u add me and i will dd u only if u like these games mario kart ,super mario ,pokemon rumble,the legend of zelda, and kid icarus, and sonic u hav to like 3-6 to add me so u have to like 3 My friend code is 4940-5458-4521 ok hope to battle u online



Lyndexer said:

I'm glad no one yet has done a hack to win a race.
((I hate Maka wuhu, Everyone does that glitch now.))



ShinyGold said:

This is my 3DS friend code to race me im warning ya im good ive unlocked all characters and car parts and i have got three stars in all Cups and Class even mirror mode and ive unlocked all golden car parts now my friend code



jecca_1215 said:

I love this game! It's so fun. Although I hate how much faster some people are than me :/



MK7Shadow1000 said:

I think this is best MK game ever.I'm online player and I play only with Metal Mario and my favourite tracks is:Maka Wuhu(Wuhu Mountain Loop),SNES Rainbow Road,and Wii Mushroom Gorge.I like Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii too



MK7Shadow1000 said:

Here is my Formula One Cup community number:05-1024-3592-9787.Class:150cc.Items:Mushrooms.Drive in my community!

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