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Mario Kart 7
MarioKart7Box
The North American boxart for Mario Kart 7.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Retro Studios
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Released December 1, 2011 (JP)
December 2, 2011 (EU)
December 3, 2011 (AU)
December 4, 2011 (NA)
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: Everyone
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS

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.

Gameplay

New Features

  • There are 3 new items: Fire FlowerLucky 7 and the Super 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).
  • Last place (8th) now recieves a point

Returning Features

Controls

Button Action
Circle Pad Steer (left and right), Shoot item forward/backward (up and down)
A Gas (Press and hold during the countdown = Rocket Start)
B Brakes
X Use item
Y Gas (Press and hold during the countdown = Rocket Start)
L Use item
R Jump (R + 'Circle Pad = Mini-Turbo)
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)

Characters

Th8000

With unlocked charcters.

Mario-kart-7-characters-list-screenshot-640x325
Default characters
Name Weight
Mario Medium
Luigi Medium
Princess Peach Light
Yoshi Light
Bowser Heavy
Donkey Kong Cruiser
Toad Feather
Koopa Troopa Feather


Unlockable Characters
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 Feather Win the Lightning Cup in 150cc.
Mii Medium Win all Grand Prix cups in any class

Items

Image Item Name Description
Itembox Mario Kart 7 Item Box Gives you an item when you pass through it.
NSMBCoin Coin Collecting coins increase the top speed of your car (you can collect a maximum of 10, also in Coin Runners).
Weapons
Banana-1-
Banana Karts that run over a banana will spin out. They can be thrown forward or dropped behind your kart.
100px-Mk7 bananas 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 Artwork - Mario Kart Wii Green Shell Travels in a straight line and knocks over the first kart it hits. Breaks after hitting obstacles too many times.
MKwii TripleGreenShell 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 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.
MKwii TripleRedShell Triple Red Shells Three Red Shells, the stats are the same for Triple Green Shells.
MKwii Blueshell 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 (MKWii) 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.
120px-Mushroom2 Mushroom Provides your kart with a small speed boost.
MKwii TripleShroom Triple Mushrooms Provides your kart with three separate speed boosts.
Goldenmushroom Golden Mushroom Gives you a speed boost whenever you press L or X, but only for 7,5 seconds.
Bullet bill Bullet Bill Transforms you into a bullet bill and knocks over the karts in the front.
250px-Blooper MK7 Blooper Sprays ink on all the karts ahead of you and reduces their visibility.
Lightning 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.
Starman (Mario Kart Wii) Star Increases your speed for a short time. It will keep you safe from everything, including Spiny Shells, Lightning
120px-FireFlower-MK7 Fire Flower
New Item
Allows you to throw fireballs that cause other karts to spin out of control for a short time (1/3 of a Banana Peel)
SuperLeaf Super Leaf
New Item
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. 
150px-Lucky7-MK7 Lucky Seven
New Item
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.

Courses

Just like it's predecessors, Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7 has 8 Cups and 32 courses: 16 new tracks and 16 remakes from previous games' tracks.

Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Super Mushroom
120px-FireFlower-MK7
Starman (Mario Kart Wii)
Crown
Toad Circuit Wuhu Loop

Wuhu Island Loop

Piranha Plant Slide
Piranha Plant Pipeway

DK Jungle
Daisy Hills Mario Circuit Wario Shipyard

Wario Galleon

Rosalina's Ice World
Cheep Cheep Lagoon

Cheep Cheep Cape

Music Park

Melody Motorway

Neo Bowser City

Koopa City

Bowser's Castle
Shy Guy Bazaar Rock Rock Mountain

Alpine Pass

Maka Wuhu

Wuhu Mountain Loop

Rainbow Road
Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
Green Shell
Banana
SuperLeaf
Thunderbolt
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

SNES Rainbow Road

Italics denote course name in PAL version.

Battle Courses


Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Kart 7.

References


External links

Mario Kart games
Main titles Super Mario KartMario Kart 64Mario Kart: Super CircuitMario Kart: Double Dash!!Mario Kart DSMario Kart WiiMario Kart 7Mario Kart 8
Arcade titles Mario Kart Arcade GPMario Kart Arcade GP 2Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

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