Best Mario Kart DS Tracks

The Top Ten
1 Waluigi Pinball

True. It's easly the most original mario kart track in history. I mean the idea of racing inside a pinball is just outside the box and pure creativity. However these pinballs can screw up your race a lot, and so can the flippers as well, although the latter aren't as annoying. But I'd say it's in my top five at least

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

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!

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!

2 Airship Fortress

This track provides many obstacles such as bullet bills, rocky wrenches, fire bars, a cannon and a big loop. The music adds to it to make it a very solid track!

Definitely the coolest course, great music, and I loved racing on an airship. The obstacles were fun and hardly ever annoying !

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.

3 Tick-Tock Clock

There's no saying no Tick Tock Clock will ever be a bad track. The music mixed with the clock hands moving in different directions as the laps move ahead makes the course a hole lot better!

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?

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

The best map on Mario kart. Nothing to say, this will always be my favorite track!

4 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!

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

I can tell you that this is the best track in the game.

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

5 Delfino Square

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

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

I love Delfino Square in the Wii version!

I think this stage is so perfect!

6 Bowser's 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!

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.

Long course. Could have been shortened and staying on that pole is tricky.

Arguably the best course ever made.

7 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

Music is great. The trees are cool though the mud is slippery.

8 Sky Garden

Beautiful music. Simple course. It is just nice.

Already on the list

Great retro track

9 Yoshi Circuit

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

10 Wario Stadium

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)

So fun, you get to jump off of things and dodge things while getting mad speed. Very underrated

Should be in first

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

The Contenders
11 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

If you drive off course to the highest point on the mountain, there's an item box that always has either a triple mushroom or a star, even if you're in first

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

Simple course though the music makes you feel like your on a snowy mountain.

12 Koopa Beach 2
13 Mario Circuit

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

Great circuit track

14 Peach Gardens

Peach Gardens has a nice shortcut at the beginning. I never knew Peach had such a nice garden!

I love the layout

15 Cheep Cheep Beach

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.

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

No colour cloudy sky

Great beach track!

16 Choco Mountain

I love this track. It's the most fantastic track ever in the retro series. When I get past the lake I bump players of the little cliff and its fun

Great retro track!

17 Banshee Boardwalk

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

18 Bowser Castle 2

Simple course. Music is alright. It's just oKay.

19 Frappe Snowland

Awesome retro track

20 Shroom Ridge

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

21 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.

Forgettable retro track

22 Yoshi Falls

I just voted to say it is boring.

23 Figure-8 Circuit

This track had to exist, but it is absolutely terrible.

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

Worst of course

24 Mushroom Bridge

Mushroom Bridge has a great shortcut. But now you can't drive on the bridge and no more mushroom cars?!

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

25 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

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