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Mario Circuit is the first course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8. This Mario Circuit's layout is designed after the Möbius strip (a closed surface consisting of only one side) to make full use of the new anti-gravity aspect of the game. It has returned in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
The track follows a single path that twists around near the beginning. The track remains fairly simple in terms of design. Players start on the straightaway and shortly after, there is a turn to the left; a white bridge which starts the anti-gravity section must be crossed first.
The track then turns to the right shortly after and starts racing underneath the finish line. After a left turn, the racers cross the white bridge again, which twists the track back to normal and after another right turn, the racers approach a gliding ramp and Goomba Towers before the finish line.
- At the final turn, players can boost through the sand instead of taking the turn.
Mario Kart Trivia
- This track is one of the three courses in Mario Kart 8 where the starting banner can be interacted through gliding. The other two courses are DS Wario Stadium and 3DS Neo Bowser City.
- This is one of six courses in Mario Kart 8 where at least one anti-gravity zone doesn't end with a trick ramp or glider ramp, the others being Water Park, Twisted Mansion, Rainbow Road, N64 Rainbow Road, and Wii Wario's Gold Mine.
- This track has the second lowest obtainable coin count in the game, but has the lowest non-DLC course coin count, with only 22 physical, collectible coins on the stage.
- A beta version of this track called Test exists in the game.
- This course is designed after the Möbius Strip, a mathematical topology consisting of a single side in a closed loop surface. In a Möbius Strip, if an object travels along the length of the loop, it would traversed the both sides of the strip without even crossing an edge.
- In-game, the racers travel along the circuit in a similar manner as an object travels along the Möbius Strip.
- This is currently the only non-retro Mario Circuit track to be in anti-gravity.
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