|Mario Kart 7|
The North American boxart for Mario Kart 7.
|Released||December 1, 2011 (JP)|
December 2, 2011 (EU)
December 3, 2011 (AU)
December 4, 2011 (NA)
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
Mario Kart 7 is a racing game that is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. It is the seventh Mario Kart game in the series (ninth including the arcade games) and the third for a handheld console. Returning from Mario Kart Wii, players are able to exchange Ghost Data and play online or wirelessly on multiplayer mode. This game introduces kart customization as well, allowing players to toggle parts on their karts to fit their preferences.
- There are 3 new items: Fire Flower, Lucky 7 and the Tanuki Leaf.
- You can now unlock wheels, gliders and frames to build your whole kart yourself.
- After going over a Blue Booster (or a Blue Mushroom in Wii Mushroom Gorge), you will get a Glider. The glider makes you float through the air for a certain amount of time.
- You can go underwater in most tracks (for example: you will drown in Daisy Hills, but not in Cheep Cheep Cape).
- Coins come back in Racing mode after an absence since Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
|Circle Pad||Steer (left and right), Shoot item forward/backward (up and down)|
|Y||Switch through big and detailled map (on the touch screen)|
|R||Jump (R + 'Circle Pad = power-slide turbo boost)|
|Touch screen||Switch through big and detailled map (on the touch screen)|
|D-Pad||Switch to first-person view (up when in normal view), switch back to normal view (left, right and down when in first-person view)|
|Name||Weight||How to unlock|
|Daisy||Light||Win the Mushroom Cup in 150cc.|
|Wario||Heavy||Win the Flower Cup in 150cc.|
|Rosalina||Cruiser||Win the Star Cup in 150cc.|
|Metal Mario||Heavy||Win the Special Cup in 150cc.|
|Shy Guy||Feather||Win the Shell Cup in 150cc.|
|Honey Queen||Heavy||Win the Banana Cup in 150cc.|
|Wiggler||Cruiser||Win the Leaf Cup in 150cc.|
|Lakitu||VFeather||Win the Lightning Cup in 150cc.|
|Mii||Medium||Win all Grand Prix cups in any class|
|Item Box||Gives you an item when you pass through it.|
|Coin||Collecting coins increase the top speed of your car (you can collect a maximum of 10, also in Coin Runners).|
|Banana||Karts that run over a banana will spin out. They can be thrown forward or dropped behind your kart.|
|Triple Bananas||Gives you three bananas that trail behind your kart. You don't need to hold the X- or L-button to hold them.|
|Green Shell||Travels in a straight line and knocks over the first kart it hits. Breaks after hitting obstacles too many times.|
|Triple Green Shells||Three Green Shells that spin around your kart. You will shoot one at a time, and they are able to be shot forward or behind. They can also guard your kart from shells if you have them on your back.|
|Red Shell||Fires at the kart in front of you, according to the track. When shot backward, it will follow a straight line. Breaks after contact.|
|Triple Red Shells||Three Red Shells, the stats are the same for Triple Green Shells.|
|Spiny Shell||Hovers over to the first place and explodes. It will topple any kart in it's path, but not explode. They can be diffused by a well-timed Bob-omb.|
|Bob-omb||Will explode when thrown or dropped, knocking over any kart in its blast radius. The only item that can stop a Spiny Shell. When released, it will throw itself forward, unlike the Banana Peels.|
|Mushroom||Provides your kart with a small speed boost.|
|Triple Mushrooms||Provides your kart with three separate speed boosts.|
|Golden Mushroom||Gives you a speed boost whenever you press L or X, but only for 7,5 seconds.|
|Bullet Bill||Transforms you into a bullet bill and knocks over the karts in the front.|
|Blooper||Sprays ink on all the karts ahead of you and reduces their visibility.|
|Lightning||Causes all opponents to shrink in size. They drop their items and slow down, and the time it takes to grow back to normal size depends on your position. A fully-grown racer can squish a small racer.|
|Star||Increases your speed for a short time. It will keep you safe from everything, including Spiny Shells, Lightning|
|Allows you to throw fireballs that cause other karts to spin out of control for a short time (1/3 of a Banana Peel)|
|Gives your kart a tail that can be used to deflect items and knock over opponents. It is helpful to grab out of reach Coins.|
|Surrounds your cart with 7 usable items. These include a Red Shell, a Green Shell, a Banana Peel, a Bob-omb, a Star, a Blooper and a Mushroom. All of which will be used when you press X or L when the item is in front of your car, and CPU-racers can also hit them, with the effects working for them.|
|Mushroom Cup||Flower Cup||Star Cup||Special Cup|
|Toad Circuit||Wuhu Loop|
Wuhu Island Loop
Piranha Plant Slide
|Daisy Hills||Mario Circuit||Wario Shipyard|
|Rosalina's Ice World|
|Cheep Cheep Lagoon|
Cheep Cheep Cape
|Neo Bowser City|
|Shy Guy Bazaar||Rock Rock Mountain|
Wuhu Mountain Loop
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Leaf Cup||Lightning Cup|
|N64 Luigi Raceway||N64 Koopa Troopa Beach||N64 Kalimari Desert||Wii Koopa Cape|
|GBA Bowser's Castle||SNES Mario Circuit 2||DS DK Pass||GCN Dino Dino Jungle|
|Wii Mushroom Gorge||Wii Coconut Mall||GCN Daisy Cruiser||DS Airship Fortress|
|DS Luigi's Mansion||DS Waluigi Pinball||Wii Maple Treeway||Rainbow Road|
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Kart 7.