Best Mario Kart DS Tracks


The Top Ten

1 Waluigi Pinball

Finally Waluigi gets the spotlight he deserves. This is the best track in Mario kart. It has special item sound effects. No other track has that luxury. You know that this could be a theme for a Waluigi game. Come on Nintendo. Make it happen

This track made you feel you were in a pinball machine. I don't know how Nintendo thought of a pinball machine, but this is one of my favorite Mario Kart Tracks ever! - evil7

I imagined this being a stadium for Mario Super Sluggers. That's how good it is

It’s definitely the best

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2 Rainbow Road

Psychedelic! I love watching how every like three seconds my screen goes dark because i've just fallen off the track! Best track ever!

a classic track from the old old mario kart that I used to play - Flyingmidget12

I love the looped loops!


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3 Airship Fortress

My favorite track not only in mario kart ds, but of all time. After playing it more recently in mario kart 7, this track never gets old to me. It brings back many great memories of super mario bros 3. The design is also perfect with plenty of tight turns, awesome obstacles and a breathtaking canon ride, as well as very awesome scenery.

This is an awesome track which I often use on VS mode. Just as the previous people said, the music is also very cool. It is one of my favorite tracks. By the way, you could use the cannon to dodge blue shells. In total, this is one of my favorite tracks in Mario Kart DS. - ORIGAMIMASTER1414

This track is awesome and has the best music

It's the best track from MKDS.

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4 Tick-Tock Clock

Tick-Tock Clock is the coolest I got 1:51 as well theres not a better course than this! It's a great idea to use mario 64's stage after the DS version was released it's best and it's no. 1 no matter what

TIck Tock Clock in Mario 64 was a great idea, I am so happy they put this as a Mario Kart track

I'm do pro at this, I beat daisy on that staff record... by 3 SECONDS... Time: 1:51 seconds... beat that - SmoothCriminal

It's a star cup course. You are inside a giant clock with a pendulum, cranks, time hands, and even two cranks that move you to get faster or slower.

Jesus, is there anything in this track that doesn't move?

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5 Bowser Castle

Bowsers Castle is definitely the best track because it has every thing a mario kart racer would dream of. It has windy roads, thomps that will squish you, moving platforms that if you miss you fall in lava, and of course SHORTCUTS!

a really cool track with lots of shortcuts - decorulez97

Bowser Castle is the best track because other people can fall in the lava and get squashed by thwomps, and their staff is hard to beat.

I use to love how there was so many sections to this track which were all so different - JTLH101

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6 Delfino Square

I think this stage is so perfect!

Delfino square from sunshine!

Love the scenery, and it's very easy, quick, and if you
Bump into the random boxes an item might fall out!


7 Wario Stadium

This is my second favorite course on ds but choco mountain n64 was not on the list

What can I say? This track was absolutely amazing. The jumps, the boosts, the theme, the style- and best of all, the music. Made even better on MKW's custom tracks, and I hope they bring it back as a retro in MK8 (Unless it's already in MK7. Haven't played it yet)

8 Luigi's Mansion

This track may be short, but it is a lot of fun. You don't spend too much time in the mansion, but the walking trees amazed me when I first played it. This track would be #4 on my list after #1 Waluigi Pinball, #2 Tick Tock Clock, and #3 Airship Fortress.

Fun course! Watch out for the walking trees! Easily the most memorable course!

9 DK Pass

Easily one of the best! The feeling you get whenn making that massive jump oof the cliff side is amazing! Also it got remade before most of these other tracks, that proves that Nintendo believes it's better. And one more thing, this is the only track in Mario kart history that has a secret mystery box that only gives you single mushrooms triple mushrooms or stars! It deserves higher than 9th

Waluigi pinball is very overrated, it sucks! This track is the best on Ds and third best all time. The music is amazing

This stinks. - greenshyguy

Just a snow mountain. that's it. - greenshyguy

10 Cheep Cheep Beach

No colour cloudy sky

I don't know why DK Pass is ahead of this track. DK Pass is very boring and I hate it. This race, Cheep Cheep Beach, isn't the best. But it is better than SNES Koopa Beach. The water provides you with a lot of shortcuts.

The Contenders

11 Baby Park

My god, they completely ruined the spirit of this track in this remake.
Firstly, you don't complete 7 laps. You only have to do 5. Why?
Also, where's the chaos?
And because of hardware limitations, the background doesn't look that interesting.
The Mario Kart 8 remake is way better than this piece of rubbish.

Mario kart ds wasn't right

I love this track. Its the shordist thrack.

12 Sky Garden

My favorite track in the franchise sky garden 4 life

13 Figure-8 Circuit

Boring but if you like it, I respect your opinion. - Tyler730

14 Peach Gardens
15 Yoshi Falls

Worst nitro track in the entire game. WHY DID THEY BRING IT BACK IN Mario KART WII?!

I just voted to say it is boring.

Lazy, Boring and Pathetic

Fave ds track ever why does everyone hate it

16 Yoshi Circuit
17 Choco Mountain

My cousins favorite track

The only phenomenonal retro tracks in my opinion. - Tyler730

Best retro track in MKDS!

18 Shroom Ridge

This is my favorite course in the game and my second favorite course in Mario kart history my favorite is toads factory from Mario kart wii

I didn't really care for this one... way too long for a track with very little cars in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Not a fan of shroom ridge at all

19 GBA Sky Garden
20 Desert Hills

Rubbish course! Should be swapped with something hard like Luigi's Mansion. So lame. I don't know why they bought it back in Mario kart wii

Least Favorite Course EVUR! - greenshyguy

The desert is cool,i knew it was brought back in the wii.But nothing changed

21 Mushroom Bridge

Music is interesting, I would have liked colour in the sky though

22 Banshee Boardwalk

They've made this track better,it has a feel to it that can't be replenished in any other track.

23 Frappe Snowland
24 Bowser Castle 2
25 Coconut Mall Coconut Mall

There's no coconut mall on mario kart ''DS'' what dude - AnimeSucksAzz969x

26 Mario Circuit

No! Mario Circuit 1 from SNES Mario Kart was!

This is the first track ever made in mario kart history!

27 Peach Circuit
28 Koopa Beach 2
29 Choco Island 2
30 Moo Moo Farm
31 Luigi Circuit
32 Donut Plains 1
33 GBA Luigi Circuit
34 SNES Mario Circuit 1

The original SNES version of this track was way BETTER! - IHaveSynthEyeZ9000

The original S.N.E.S. version of this track was WAY BETTER! - IHaveSynthEyeZ9000

The SNES version of this track was WAY better! - IHaveSynthEyeZ9000

I don't exactly know. It was my favorite on the SNES but on the DS version, my opinion changed. - IHaveSynthEyeZ9000

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Airship Fortress
2. Waluigi Pinball
3. Tick-Tock Clock
1. Waluigi Pinball
2. Wario Stadium
3. Luigi's Mansion
1. Waluigi Pinball
2. Bowser Castle
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