Top Ten Worst Mario Kart Courses

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The Top Ten

1 Figure 8 Circuit DS

This should be #1 not Luigi circuit. At least Luigi circuit is based on Luigi. At least it has speed boosts. But this is worse because it is just a figure 8 and that's it. It's not even based on a character. It doesn't even have any enemies or speed boosts or anything. It is the first stage in the game so I'm not surprised.

Just ABOUT as boring as Luigi Circuit - Berger

This Boring Track. This Is The Worst Mario Kart Track I've Ever Played. IT'S ALSO LAME. FIGURE 8 IS NOT EVEN A CHARACTER. There's Nothing In This Course.

A figure of 8. Maybe some improvements if they release it in mk9. No major shortcuts and few speed boosts.

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2 Luigi Circuit Wii

People always vote for this online cause its an easy course but they have yoshi falls for that not this awful job

Why do so many people vote for this course during online races?

I know Luigi Circuit on the wifi is so boring. It's shaped a pretzel. The speed boosts are slower than the other racers who don't take the pads. Worst Mario kart track ever

This course sucks it is easy, boring and I beat it in less than 1:30

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3 Mario Circuit 1 SNES

And you thought mario circuit 3 was bad - Berger

I know it's the first Mario Kart Course, so it's not #1, but that's not an excuse, I just expect more from the Wii - Berger

Being the first course doesn't make it better, just a way too short loop. - DaisyandRosalina

Too simple for me.

Most overrated track of all time (until Hyrule Circuit came out, man how I hate Zelda games and their Fanboys) - Maddox121

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4 Peach Beach GCN

Well its really boring (but not more than Figure 8, Luigi Circuit Wii, or Mario Circuit 1) - Berger

I agree its short but I don't say its bad cause it does have challenging enemies to avoid and it is one of the first tracks you play. - spodermanfan1000

I think is because Peach is a starter Mario character.

It's not that bad... - DaisyandRosalina

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5 Sherbet Land N64

This track is arguably the worst track of all time. The ice physics are frustrating, the track design is the worst, the penguins are annoying, and the atmosphere is bland.

How dare you put Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64 & Mario Kart: Super Circuit tracks on the list! Replace this with a crappy GCN track, a DS track, a Wii track, a 3DS track or a Wii U track! This track is beautiful & perfect! I know, there can be some flaws, but the N64 version of Sherbert Land is way better than the Wii version.

There was another person that agreed with you about the N64 reason was better than the Wii but for a different reason. He said hat the N64 version didn't contain off road and was a fair track, but he said the Wii was terrible because it had off road every segment of it which kind of made it overpowered.

N64 Sherbet Land stinks! GCN Sherbet Land is better!

Hey, I like this track and I think it's cute, why.

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6 Moonview Highway Wii

I like this course but the music sounds like a dieing owl - Harri666

As Nathaniel Bandy would say: This is toad turnpike ON STEROIDS - Randomator

Honestly, what makes this track bad is the amount of traffic they put.

This is my favorite course. - Extractinator04

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7 Ghost Valley SNES

I make my family race on this track and they get ticked off about it. I always win.

This might refer to Ghost Valley 1

Which one is this referring to?

What? ghost valley tracks rule!

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8 Moo Moo Meadows Wii

It does get annoying to hit the cows and stop. - dureckl

I love/hate the cows in this track. They could win or lose a race for you. - masonkv

I hated this course in the wii but in Mario kart 8 the graphics are amazing - Harri666

@Idontneedausername has a Double Dash like me, he told me. I have a Wii, 8, and Double Dash. And he broke world records on 5 courses there.

This track rocks a lot!

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9 Baby Park GCN

I have seen tracks that shouldn't be on here but Baby Park is one that surely shouldn't. Idiots who never played mario kart hate it but from a person who played it there is bowser shells everywhere, huge bananas and lots more of bananas, red and green shells everywhere, chain chomps, and bombs everywhere! - spodermanfan1000

The whole chaotic feeling of the track is great!

Worst Mario Kart track in the whole history. It is boring and the only thing you do is turning to the right. The creators were like "I'm bored lets make the simplest track so we don't have to work hard". Pathetic

GCN Version Good
MARIOKART 8 edition Great
But wait, DS remade it, oh let’s play it!
10 min later...

This is the worst retro track ever! It was just downgraded. No bowser shells, giant bananas or super horns... just BOOS? Literally the boos are the only item that tries to make it hectic but it fails. The demo is also bad but at least it has bowser shells. But the final version, it was like they thought “Oh, let’s downgrade! I’m sure nobody will mind”.

WELL, YOU’RE WRONG! JUST EITHER PLAY THE GCN OR WII U/SWITCH REMAKE, NOT THE DS REMAKE!

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10 Peach Gardens DS

You may be thinking "another Peach course? Wow you must hate Peach." Well I do BUT that has nothing to do with courses, but this course is just boring - Berger

This course is more overrated than maple treeway! It's uninteresting, easy for a special cup, weak and way too long!

Wait another Peach course. Why did Princess Peach even make garden around her castle? This track is too easy. It should've been in the shell cup for Mario kart Wii

Wait another Peach course. Here's the difference. Why does Princess Peach even make a garden. This track is too easy. It should've been in the shell cup in Mario Kart Wii

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The Contenders

11 Mario Circuit 3 SNES

Well as Boring as it is it not as bad as Mario Circuit 1 - Berger

Every single track on the Super Mario Kart is boring.

LOL

12 Choco Island 2

This track is flat and boring. The chocolate lake at the middle is painfully slow. And those jumps are annoying

The DS version is painful The mud slides you do the crap...I mean dirt and the bumps are so annoying and every time I play it, it feels like someone hacked my game and put the cpu difficulty to impossible, this track is god awful but the snes one is okay. - spodermanfan1000

The chocolate lake shouldn't be near the start.

I absolutely despise this track. The normal track is slippery so it’s really hard to stay on it. If you do go off road, you just completely slow down. - thunderstar1124

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13 Electro Drone Wii U

Very overused track online, but the music is one of the best songs. I only find one song better than this one. (Grumble Volcano)

The arguments placed here on why this track is bad are just pathetic. "I don't like it because it's too purple" I'm sorry but that's a pity excuse. People only hate this track because they consider it "overrated", even though Mt. Wario is 100 times more praised than this track. This is one of the best tracks in MK8 and reading the comments here on why this track is bad just infuriates me. - JThrill

This track is my favorite in Mario Kart 8 and it's my 2nd favorite track of all time.

If you’re going to put this track on the list learn to spell it right idiot - thunderstar1124

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14 Donut Plains 1

Where does donut come into this tracK?

All the donut plains courses are so boring

15 Frappe Snowland N64

Who likes such bad courses

Why isn't this number 1? - ShaunFan04

This course is so lame.

Frappe snowland? more like crappe snowland!

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16 Boo Lake GBA

I get confused with boo lake and broken pier

I hate this course. It is too hard.

17 Luigi Circuit GCN

What, this course is great! Love the two sided lanes. Very creative. - recaller

Its an Indies TRACK #2 Best - maddox

A very creative course. But too short and boring - Berger

Cool how they have 2 sided lanes.

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18 Peach Circuit GBA

The Absolute most BORING track in the super circuit game - Berger

Boring *looks at Peach Curcuit GBA* oh no *barfs

19 Broken Pier GBA

Every two seconds a boo comes after you

20 Hyrule Circuit

What's this doing here, it's a good track

It is a good map!

Why did they add link to MARIO KART

HEY! Take this off the list right now! This stage is my favorite stage in MK8! Why do people always talk trash on the Zelda series?! People who do that should go jump off a cliff and die! Plus why do people complain about Link in MK8? Well guess what, Shut up you Zelda hater! Link deserves to be in MK8! Not Animal Crossing characters! The Animal Crossing Racers should be removed!

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21 DS Desert Hills

Honestly, I find this track to be really underrated.

The absolute worst track in the game. Tight turns, unreasonably slow offroad and a boring background

THIS IS MY WORST TRACK OUT OF ALL 196 TRACKS; I HHATTTE THIS TRACK! - purpleracer

22 Banshee Boardwalk N64

SARCASM ALERT! This course is GREAT for the N64 cause the handling is GREAT. ( so its not a good course of the N64 cause the handling stinks real bad ). Only reason it stared at 9 is that I didn't mind it so much on the DS where the handling was better (not sarcastic) - Berger

This course is not fun. Every time I play it, I am in a gloomy mood for about 2 hours. This course is overly dark, gloomy, and miserable with an extremely dark atmosphere that makes me not want to walk outside at night. - ShyGuy8

What this is one of my favourite tracks!?!

Well it's not that bad.

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23 Toad's Turnpike N64

Before: A stage on traffic, how interesting.

After: those cars and those traffic just annoy me so much.

So boring and plain. - Harri666

I had good memories going on the turnpike in real life. And I enjoy this one too, but seriously...I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO PAY! - Mariomaster63

Why the hell is this track on this list? It has a great MK8 remix of the music and the track.


TAKE IT OFF!

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24 Rosalina's Ice World 3DS

I for one bloody love this course. It's nicely challenging with the ice and sharp corners, so it feels extra rewarding to earn first place here. - Entranced98

I hate this track and is so hard. Please put this track on the top ten hardest Mario kart 7 tracks.

An ice stage. okay it isn't the worst ice stage ever. I don't hate it as much as I dislike it. It would make my top 15 worst mario kart tracks.

How the heck does Rosalina relate to ice? They could've made a newer Sherbet Land! >:(

25 Yoshi Falls DS

HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP TEN!? Yoshi is my favourite character but this stage SUCKS! Its boring and no challenge at all. there are falls but when's the last time you actually fell from them? The only good thing about the stage is there are a lot of boosters to get through the boring atmosphere in this stage quicker. sorry Yoshi, your awesome but this track isn't

I hate Yoshi Falls. This course has no challenge. There are falls, but when was the last time you fell off the course. There are speed boosts. For the thousandth time this is so boring and should've been named Yoshi Fails.

There is nothing interesting about this track. The only thing that reminds me of Yoshi is the big egg in the middle of the course, nothing more.

Popular because of Yoshi, just a short loop with some boosts, awful track. - DaisyandRosalina

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26 Shy Guy Beach GBA

Driving physics tack you all over the place and make it hard to avoid crabs and bombs without madly swerving. Also quite bland and uninteresting.

Original version was okay but the Wii version...BROKEN...Since a big portion of this track has water you have to drive through that counts as off-road terrain, if you don't use the Magikruiser bike. Then you will be driving to a crawl on this track.

I did not hate crabs until I played this track.

Why isn't this #1

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27 Luigi's Mansion DS
28 DS Yoshi Falls

The design is gorgeous but the track is boring

I love Yoshi just not his falls

I love this track

WORST TRACK EVER! - thunderstar1124

29 Choco Island 1 SNES
30 Rainbow Road N64

Well, they were actually trying to use their creativity will the GCN one but this was dull, boring, and long. But I'll choose the N64 remake over the GCN one because they done a great job improving on the original. The only problem I had was being too short.

If I love the remake of mario kart 64 rainbow road. This is the best rainbow road. The music in the remake in Mario kart 8 literally had me in tears the 1st time I played the remake. This track has one of the best songs in Mario kart history

I wonder why this got revamped in Mario kart 8... - Harri666

Dude what the hell is this doing here. It's amazing and awesome. So what if you fall off the track watch where the hell your going dammit.

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31 Shroom Ridge DS

I agree of Shroom Ridge being a bad track.

One of the best in the game actually, nice scenery for a DS game and greaf turns to drift on

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32 Desert Hills DS

So time consuming, so boring, so hard, needs to be number 1 now!

Like most desert courses, this track is uncreative, boring, dull, and overall a very annoying track to race through.

Every time I do this race I end up in the hills. It is almost impossible to race on without going on in the sand!

33 Luigi Raceway N64

What this course is great its only a bit weak because it's the first course its for begginners. Hate on courses that were SUPPOSED to be interesting but weren't, like Rainbow Road N64 or Yoshi Falls DS, not something that was meant to be simple. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I like this level! Luigi tracks are always fun. - Pony

No, the character slapped on the title does not determine the courses quality. - Berger

This is a bit boring but it is actually a really good course if you think carefully; it was the first ever 3D Circuit Track and compared to the SNES Mario Circuits', this was a lot better. I mean this was the introduction to 3D racing. People say that SNES Mario Circuit 1 started it all, however this started it all for 6 Mario kart games that had 3D racing - purpleracer

Boring - DaisyandRosalina

34 Wario's Gold Mine Wii

A gold mine is a great idea and I looked forward to playing this course however 1 lap of this crap and I changed my mind

First you got long stretches of nothing and, like rainbow road, it was very easy to fall of the edge!

As for the mine carts? Screw them! They're WAY too hard to dodge and there's like a 95% chance that it blocks the really great shortcut!

I don't see a reason people LIKE THIS DAM COURSE!

At least the Mario Kart 8 DLC changed my mind of Wario's Gold Mine.

At least its challenging, and its coming in the Zelda dlc - Harri666

Way too difficult for the Flower Cup. Should've been in the Special Cup instead.

Should’ve switched places with Dry Dry Ruins. - Tyler730

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35 Twisted Mansion Wii U

This shouldn't be here, this in my opinion is my 17th favorite in DS. - greenshyguy

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36 Luigi Circuit GBA

Why did they have to add puddles? Why?

Luigi is 100 percent rubbish

I hate Luigi

37 Vanilla Lake SNES

Not sure how these 2 tracks aren't 1 & 2 respectively - Rookie06

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38 Daisy Cruiser GCN

This track is one of the best tracks ever! Who put this here is a Daisy hater for sure, only because you hate Daisy this doesn't mean that this track suck, for example: I hate Waluigi but I like Waluigi pinball a lot.

Stop putting good tracks on the bad list. This is my favorite course cause of how creative, fun, challenging, beautiful it is. - spodermanfan1000

Yeah I hate this track a lot. Not because I hate Daisy, because I don't. I hate it because I can't stop hitting walls! It's boring at best, irritating at worst. This would undoubtedly make my top 10.

This is literally the best Mario Kart course... - DaisyandRosalina

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39 Dry Dry Desert GCN

I seriously hate this stage! This track is uncreative, and the features are very annoying. First of all, this is the worst desert themed course unlike dry dry ruins where you go inside a temple. Second, the quicksand pull is powerful so you have to stay on the edge. The worst part of all is the tornado that runs through the course. You get pulled into high into the air. This is the absolute worst track for the GameCube and it is super annoying! They got this track back into Mario kart 8 but instead of the tornado, they removed it and did the falling effect of pillars, the quicksand pull was lighter, and the best feature of all is that you get to go in an oasis where paratroopas are watching you. Great job on the remake Nintendo! As long as I will love the remake, I will always hate the GameCube original.

This course sucks the theme is so bad it sounds like duh duh doing just search up gcn dry dry desert and it is so hard the remake is better because it's easier I did like the tornado though but it's boring so boring and bad bad bad! I wish whoever thought of this will be fired

Dry dry desert is not bad cause of how fun and challenging it is. And the guy who said that dry dry ruins is good, that course is easy and very bland. - spodermanfan1000

Why is this stage hated? It's acutally pretty cool. - DaisyandRosalina

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40 Neo Bowser City 3DS

I actually like the course. The rain effects were amazing. And it felt like you were playing a game that felt like a true street racer. You could play a little bit of need for speed underground 2 to get a good feel of it.

No! Just, No if I gave courses stars, this would get 98 Love the Music (a lot)(one of best Mario Kart soundtracks) And it's fun - Berger

The only bad thing is that they didn't present the new elements as much but it has a little gliding.

Awful to race on

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41 Rosalina's Ice World

Mushrooms are your worse enemies on this track. - spodermanfan1000

Rosalina deserves more tracks than peach - RockStarr

Wait, wasn't this already #25?

Rosalina should get more courses often than just Rosalina's Ice World. Also, she'd have epic arch-rivalries with both of the Dee Jays from Street Fighter & Your Favorite M<artian (a retired project that will return froom retirement & possibly be immortal).

42 Wii U Bone Dry Dunes

Bone Dry Dunes insulted me when I first saw it. You have a course with Dry Bowser on the cave, but he's not a playable character? (Until DLC). You bring in Pink Gold Peach? PINK GOLD IRRELEVANT! I can't STAND that stupid character! Besides that, the course has boring and bland colors. There are sharp turns that are annoying and the music is awful. Overall I just hate this course. - DCfnaf

Bland and boring are the first thing that came to mind about this stage - Randomator

The stage is, ABSOLUTELY, GARBAGE because the sand was really slippy. The racetrack is INCREDIBLY narrow, AND, I need have the slowest vehicle I'll ever find, AANND, the turns are EXTREMELY SHARP!

Should be in top 10 - greenshyguy

Hate the music

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43 Pac-Labyrinth Arcade

"Pac-Man"? More like "Pac-Whiz".

44 Music Park 3ds

I like this course! And Please stop putting good tracks on the bad list.

Are you kidding me? I love this track!

Take this off!

What? Music Park (known as Melody Motorway in my country) is awesome. It's my 4th favourite Mario Kart track of all time. Why is it even on this list? :(

45 Koopa Beach 2 DS

Just a Bland Island track with sudden circle deaths and cheep cheeps. ENOUGH SAID.

46 Yoshi Valley N64

I wish the creator could take items off the list. - Berger

HEY! Yoshi Valley Is Awesome - TheKirbyCreeper999

THIS IS SO MEAN TO YOSHI FANS, LIKE ME AND MY BESTIE!

47 Mushroom Bridge DS

Oh, did we forget the original? I'm sorry but mushroom bridge was a fun track in it's original game with all the little shortcuts but the DS version felt so boring and plain. Then, they left all the fun that was needed for Double Dash! Mushroom bridge was quite a good track in it's original game, but the DS version was just so dull, boring, and plain.

48 Mount Wario 8

The main problem is that it gets picked WAY too often during online races. - cartoonnami

I guess the person doesn't like overrated, long tracks - TGCxavier

It was picked because it was overrated. Best course in the game by FAR! - DCfnaf

What?! I love this track!

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49 Rainbow Road Wii

Its not bad it's just really hard

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50 Toad Circuit 3DS

Boring but at least the toad balloons are cool

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