Top Ten Flower Cup Courses in Mario KartThe Flower Cup in Mario Kart usually contains the more simple and easy original tracks of a Mario Kart game. It's more interesting and a little harder than Mushroom Cups, but they're still relatively beginner cups (until you get to the last course of it which is always a pain for some). Let's see which are the best Flower Cup courses, shall we?
The Top Ten
This is about as Norway as you can get with a Mario Kart track. The vibes and atmosphere is one of the best in any Mario Kart game, as you're racing in the mountains on waterfalls and mines! And the music..., man is it just legendary. It's so freaking adventurous and it also reminds me a lot of my most recent vacation to Norway, when I used to listen to this song a lot.
One of the most original Mario Kart courses to date and was close to being my favourite in the game. There's nothing to hate about this course and like Rock Rock Mountain / Alpine Pass, it's one of my favourite Mario Kart tracks ever made. The fact that this is only #5 isn't saying much at all. You're racing on a motorway consisting of everything from a piano, a xylophone, bouncing off drums, tricking off bouncing notes' ground pounds..., and listening to an awesome melody..., that's Melody Motorway to you all, among the best Mario Kart tracks of all time.
Racing inside a mall is just one of the most original ideas ever for a Mario Kart track, and I still remember the memories from when I just messed around and explored this place during time trials. I was mind-blown by everything this track contained, from escalators, the bazaar, the huge jump..., and the glitches, as you can legit drive underneath the track. How much more awesome can you get? Oh that's right Wario's Gold Mine. Still this is one of my favourite Mario Kart tracks ever.
Honestly I can't leave out the most acclaimed and loved Mario Kart track of all time. Even though I seriously must confess that I do find it to be..., you know, overrated as heck, I still love the concept and course design. But as a guy more oriented towards nature-courses than technology-courses overall, I prefer a lot of other Flower Cup and MKDS courses over this, but I can't deny it's nevertheless, a great course!
This is a track from what I've seen, a lot of people really like a lot, but usually keep out of the top two or three in MK7 tracks, in favour of Rainbow Road, Music Park and Piranha Plant Slide. In my opinion, it is the best MK7 track. I like my green nature-themed courses, set on mountains and that's exactly what this track is! The only other tracks with similar concepts are Mushroom Gorge and Koopa Cape. But what this track also has that the other two don't are is an over-abundance of gliding! You glide for about 40% of the entire race, high up above the road and this allows for some really amazing shortcuts. And the music is also quite epic so yeah.
It's a very easy and simple track, but at the same time super fun and cool. A coastal track set in a harbour town with a very tropical and humid atmosphere to it. It's really quite amazing how much such a simple track manages to impress me. The main thing I adore though with this course are the trolley cars. You know I love trains already and these things are basically that. I remember when on Time Trials I used to follow those rails into that out-of-bounds section. Good times...
I mean this shouldn't be surprising. Most of you are probably aware of the fact that Wario's Gold Mine is my favourite Mario Kart course of all time, and thus it has to be #1 on this list for me. This track really does succeed in all categories amazingly, it has an interesting concept, a reasonable difficulty, catchy-ass music and amazing out-of-bounds exploration. And I mean it's a Wario course, you can't really go wrong with Wario or Waluigi for that matter. This is also why I'm not a fan of the remake on the Wii U at all, because they nerfed the difficulty, removed the exploration and made the music sound less appealing.
This may be surprising but I still play Mario Kart on my Will. I have had it for about 20 years or more and it still works.
Looks like Mario Kart Wii got a big W on this list because three of the four Flower Cup tracks are all in all, in the top ten of this list. DK Summit isn't nearly as great as Coconut Mall or Wario's Gold Mine but it's a fun ride nevertheless! It's a bit of a winter version of GCN DK Mountain, except easier and gives off another vibe. It's also a little epic when you trick off those half-pipes. It's just an overall really fun course!
This is a course that I think should've been in Mario Kart 7 instead of Maple Treeway
Now most of my love for this course comes from the super vibrant and amazing Wii remake. That's not to say I haven't played the original, because I have. I mean I gotta admit, it really doesn't feel like Delfino Plaza, and the overall atmosphere is a little empty in the track. But still, you can't deny the very great shortcuts where you skip much time, or land on a pier. Oh yes, and that huge jump we all know. That's just one of the most satisfying things ever.
Shroom Ridge sure is one of the most underrated tracks of all time in my opinion. I think it's because it's the only unique track from Mario Kart DS to still not have been remade, which is a shame because this really is one of the best tracks in my opinion ever made, especially for DS standards. By now you've noticed that we're already at #7 but I still consider these tracks to be some of the best of all time, which proves the Flower Cup's usual quality. After Shy Guy Falls, this is one of the most norway and happy tracks in my opinion. It's very challenging, but fun at the same time. Did I mention how gorgeous it is? It's set in a mountain highway, which makes it all the better.
One of the simplest tracks, yet one of the best. You're racing inside of a giant loop, but not just a random bland loop, but a highway during the night, with one of the best songs ever accompanied. This track really tests your skills with the many big and wide vehicles. But..., it does get a little long at times which doesn't put this track near the top, but it's still a magical experience.
Frappe Snowland has got to be one of my guilty pleasures of this track. When people think of ice tracks from Mario Kart 64, they usually think of Sherbet Land, one of the most frustrating courses in Mario Kart history. However not many people pay attention to the other snow course of the game and if they do, they usually don't like it. Me? I love it. The music is one of the best ever with its chill atmosphere, and the track design is hard but fun. It's a lot less slippery than your average ice track, and has a part where you must dodge like a hundred snowmen. My favourite part of the track though is the icy valley at the end of the track, because it feels so isolated but yet awesome. Such a great track just...
Cheese Land was one of the many highlighs of Mario Kart Super Circuit. You're racing in a land of cheese for frick sake, everything is made out of cheese and it actually looks really good in this game. The music is also a happy-go-lucky theme, a genre I am personally slightly fond of. So, yeah.
Racing on a mountain of chocolate has been met with quite some different opinions of MK fans. I am one of the guys who love this track and consider it to be one of the best MK64 tracks. The music is excellent and really gives this track a happy vibe. However it can get a little bland at times which does bring it down a little.