Top Ten Worst Mario Kart 7 Nitro CoursesThe worst Mario Kart 7 nitro tracks. In my opinion, I only really depised one of the nitro tracks in this game, with two others falling in the meh tier. With that being said here is the list.
The Top Ten
Congratulations, Toad Circuit, you're not in the top three. Surprising to many as it's considered the worst circuit track of all time aside from Figure 8-Circuit. Well it does have some saving graces like the toad balloons creating an atmosphere. And it does introduce gliding quite decently I must say as well... Did I mention the awesome soundtrack? It's so nostalgic to me. But in the end it's just another Wii Luigi Circuit after all so you're on the list.
This should be at least top 2 what
This is a sad example of a course ruining what could've otherwise been, a very awesome Special Cup. You know, the epic finale to each Mario Kart? At least for nitro tracks. Unfortunately..., since the introduction of retro tracks, the epic finale has been the Lightning Cup, and the Special Cup has been downgraded tons (MKWii's still was decent though). How about this course? Well it's the hardest Mario Kart 7 course (even surpassing BC and RR) but it's not fun at all. It's a snow level based on Super Mario Galaxy, but unlike that fun game, this is just depressing in its soundtrack. And it's so annoying! I usually don't feel ice physics but it's clear that they're in this course and it sure downgrades this course. I can't tell you how many times I keep bumping into those ice spikes, or hit the edge of the floating ice, slowing me down and sending me to the ice water. There's nothing likeable about this course, in all honesty. It's just so dreadful.
I remember having bad luck with this track once when I played mirror mode had to play the cup 6 times
I mean... I can see why, but I like it.
Well would you look at that, a WARIO course of all available stuff made it onto a worst list? I mean, since when did Wario have a bad course at all? The answer is never. Just because a Wario course is #2 on a worst list, it doesn't signify that it's bad. Maybe Rosalina's Ice World is the only course I did not like in the game? If you thought so, then you're absolutely correct. However, I certainly must say this is the weakest Wario course by far. The concept is very original, racing on a galleon shipwreck in the middle of a thunderstorm is incredibly cool and it makes for an interesting ride. However..., I thought it was underwhelming. The music is just..., boring. It's got this heavy metal theme but it falls flat and in the end looks like an Alpine Pass knock-off. I do have some fun playing the course but overall..., naah, I prefer to play something else.
what? I love this one!
Too bad, Koopa City. Having the best music in the entire game does not save you from the worst list. I gotta say they did a great job remaking this track in MK8 as the visuals were stunning there and the physics were non-existent. In this game though? Well if you ever wanted to have ice physics on a non-ice course, then here you go. I always screw up on this course online, either because the turns are too sharp, someone knocks me off-stage or the road is super slippery, or the combination. It does not make for a very pleasant ride and sadly puts this course high up the worst list. It's sad because such a great song was wasted on irritation.
I can see why
Now the courses go from just ok to actually pretty good. Yes, a Mario Circuit is really good in my opinion, specifically the 3DS one. This is a lot more than just another Mario Circuit, the song is awesome, you bounce off a mushroom, race through a pipe and freakin' race inside Peach's castle! What else could you ask for? For this type of course it's legendary!
nah one of the best Mario Circuits
This has one of my favourite Mario Kart songs ever. I have a huge love for the steel drum. The sound reminds me a lot of a childhood game, Freddi Fish 3, and it with this song sounds just legendary. Most people despise this track but that music really boosts my opinion on this course. And I mean, this course introduced the underwater driving which revolutionized the entire series and the course design is interesting, albeit short. I mean first you're in a coral reef, then you're in a cave gliding out of it? Count me in! This course is awesome!
this should be at the bottom #3
Now the music is a little off I must suppose but the course design itself is soo nice. You're racing in the country side alongside a giant river, across bridges, windmills and then you glide across the river and may even race on the roof of the houses in the neighbourhood. It's pretty awesome for a second track in the game and it manages to put the course outside the top 5 worst.
meh it's okay
Well would you look at that, an awesome course made it to #6 on a WORST list? It's definitely a lot weaker than its counterpart but for its purpose, it's so fun racing around this little island. It's like a highway course but at the same time, it's also just an overall breathtaking nature course, like Shroom Ridge from the DS. The shortcuts are pretty cool and I really like the music, like I said on #4. Not much else to say, but I really enjoy it.
this would be near the bottom for me
This is without a doubt the most "DK" course we've ever had, in fact it doesn't even feel much like it belongs to Mario. It's directly based on Donkey Kong Country Returns, in fact the developers for that game designed this course and I love the atmosphere. You can even tell the music is a slight remix on the first level ever in the first Donkey Kong Country. Now what puts this course much lower on the list would probably be that it isn't nearly as interesting or fun to play as the top 6. It kinda ruins the Special Cup in its unbelievably easy difficulty. I don't have much complaints at all, but the other courses simply just are better In my opinion. - darthvadern
I remember having bad luck with this race once on mirror mode I remember getting stuck on special cup for probably an hour then I beat it - trains45
This game had a pretty cool Mushroom Cup overall. I didn't dislike any of the tracks, oppositely most of them were pretty cool (even Toad Circuit managed to add some gimmicks). Shy Guy Bazaar was definitely the highlight of it though. You're racing in an arabian town nightly and the music is amazing. I mean sure this course is a little boring maybe which puts it low but come on for a Mushroom Cup it's pretty great! - darthvadern