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

Waluigi Pinball is my favorite track not only because Waluigi gets some recognition by Nintendo, but it has iconic music, different noises for item loading, and much more!

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2 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.

Overall I think this one's the best. Excellent music, great setting and doesn't have a few annoying gimmicks (unlike a certain pinball stage) - darthvadern

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

Is cool

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3 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

Eh I don't like it that much honestly. Boring music and atmosphere overall - darthvadern


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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

Very overrated track, only liked because it's from Super Mario 64, I enjoy it though - darthvadern

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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.

Pretty good stuff, although it's certainly one of the worse Bowser Caste tracks - darthvadern

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6 Delfino Square

Such a reference to Super Mario Sunshine and a great one! - darthvadern

I think this stage is so perfect!

Delfino square from sunshine!


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7 Wario Stadium

Although the music doesn't fit, it's a challenging track - darthvadern

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!

This is a close third in my opinion. I love the athmosphere and music, and it's such a joy to play! I think the remake is better though - darthvadern

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

Pretty underrated snow track - darthvadern

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

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10 Cheep Cheep Beach

Very underrated as well. There's tons of variety in the beach landscape. There's boardwalk, the beach and the forest, a lot of beach tracks only have the beach but this one has all three - darthvadern

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

Forgettable retro track - darthvadern

I love this track. Its the shordist thrack.

12 Sky Garden

My favorite track in the franchise sky garden 4 life

One of the best retros in the game - darthvadern

13 Figure-8 Circuit

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

So unoriginal it's original honestly - darthvadern

14 Peach Gardens

One of the most underrated tracks in the game - darthvadern

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

Simple but calm and nice track - darthvadern

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16 Yoshi Circuit

Why is this the last retro track in the game? I overall find it underwhelming - darthvadern

17 Choco Mountain

My cousins favorite track

Great retro track! - darthvadern

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

This one gives me Norway vibes - darthvadern

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

Already on the list - darthvadern

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

Kinda overhated. Sure it's a bit bland but the music is quite good - darthvadern

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

Very underwhelming but I enjoy it I guess - darthvadern

22 Banshee Boardwalk

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

Spookiest track in the game, also it's retro - darthvadern

23 Frappe Snowland

Very underrated retro track - darthvadern

24 Coconut Mall Coconut Mall

Didn't even exist at the time - darthvadern

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

25 Bowser Castle 2

Terrible, one of the worst in the game - darthvadern

26 Choco Island 2

Worst retro track in the game - darthvadern

27 Mario Circuit

No! Mario Circuit 1 from SNES Mario Kart was!

This game's mario circuit is good - darthvadern

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

28 Peach Circuit

Terrible retro - darthvadern

29 Koopa Beach 2

Best SNES track in the game - darthvadern

30 Moo Moo Farm

Just another bland and boring loop - darthvadern

31 Luigi Circuit

The GCN one? Well that one is quite awesome - darthvadern

32 Donut Plains 1

Very vibrant and colourful track although it lacks an interesting athmosphere - darthvadern

33 GBA Luigi Circuit

It was decent - darthvadern

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

Eh, I'm neutral to it even though it's last - darthvadern

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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
3. Rainbow Road

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