Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - All DLC Tracks Released So Far
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has continued to be the best selling game on the Nintendo Switch, having sold nearly 44 million copies since the end of 2021. While the Booster Pass was originally described as a collection of old tracks, Nintendo has brought out original tracks like Yoshi's Island. Nintendo has also started adding new racer, with Birdo the first to join and five more unannounced ones to be added later. It was originally released in May of 2014, meaning it's been over eight years since Nintendo last released a new Mario Kart game on console.
While the next mainline Mario Kart game isn't coming anytime soon, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting a ton of fresh content from now until the end of 2023. Nintendo announced that 48 new tracks will be added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, split into six waves of eight tracks. All six waves have been released, adding 48 tracks from other Mario Kart titles as DLC, in addition to a few new characters.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass gets you all six waves of tracks, whenever they are released. The Booster Pass can be purchased for $25 on the Nintendo eShop and is also included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription, which runs $50 a year for a single subscription. While Nintendo doesn't announce which tracks will be included in each wave until right before the next wave is released, some data miners were able to determine possible future tracks based on some music in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Some of the tracks found were Maple Treeway (Wii), Sunset Wilds (GBA), and Amsterdam Drift (Tour). Here is every DLC track added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so far.
Paris Promenade - Tour
First appearing in Mario Kart Tour, Paris Promenade is a course set in the heart of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the center of the course. The majority of the track is flat, running across brick roads. Paris Promenade has a special feature that many of the Tour courses have, where the path you drive through the track changes each lap.
Toad Circuit - 3DS
Toad Circuit originally appeared in Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS. This shorter course is similar to some of the other character based circuits in Mario Kart, resembling something closer to a real-life race track than what you expect from Mario Kart. You can tell this one is Toad's track because of his giant balloon.
Choco Mountain - N64
Choco Mountain first appeared on the Nintendo 64 and takes place within a, presumably, chocolate mountain. The course itself is designed to go up and through the mountain before heading back down to do another lap. It features falling rocks in one section and has the vibes of a mountain mine.
Coconut Mall - Wii
Coconut Mall is an iconic track from Mario Kart Wii. This track takes place inside a mall, featuring escalators that can either boost you up or slow you down depending on when you try to go up them. There are also some cars in the parking lot at the end of each lap that can take you out if you aren't careful.
Tokyo Blur - Tour
Another Mario Kart Tour track, Tokyo Blur, takes place during the daytime in a section of Tokyo. This map features Japanese buildings and a brief stint on a Tokyo highway. Like many other Mario Kart Tour maps, this track has three different paths, so each lap isn't the same as the previous one.
Shroom Ridge - DS
Shroom Ridge made its debut on Nintendo DS. Similar to Toad's Turnpike, Shroom Ridge takes place entirely on a busy road, with NPC vehicles driving that can wreck anyone who touches them. Instead of taking place in a city environment, the course takes place on a grassy mountain ridge.
Sky Garden - GBA
Sky Garden originated on the Game Boy Advance, taking place on a giant beanstalk in the sky. This course features bouncy mushroom platformers and a few flying sections. The track features stone roadways on floating clouds, weaving between massive beanstalks, with a few bouncy mushrooms along the way.
Ninja Hideaway - Tour
Ninja Hideaway is another Mario Kart Tour map and this one isn't based on a real world location. Instead, it takes place in a fictionalized ninja hideout that is far too big for the Mario characters. You race through the hideout and across massive rooftops, as Koopas and Shy Guys cheer from the sidelines.
New York Minute - Tour
Starting off the second wave of new tracks is New York Minute, another real-world map from Mario Kart Tour. This one takes place in the streets of the city, with a small detour with what seems like Central Park. Once again, this map has multiple different routes, changing from lap-to-lap.
Mario Circuit 3 - SNES
An SNES classic, Mario Circuit 3 is one of, if not the, blandest Mario Kart tracks ever made. The map takes place in a dirt area with colored blocks surrounding the track and an outside green pasture with original Super Mario blocks and green pipes decorating it.
Kalimari Desert - N64
Kalimari Desert originated on the Nintendo 64. This desert map has a western vibe to it, as players race around a mountain. The main attraction of this map is a train that constantly circles the track on a set of tracks, occasionally crossing over the actual track.
Waluigi Pinball - DS
Waluigi Pinball originated in Mario Kart DS. This map is designed after the lanky mischief maker and takes place on an oversized pinball machine. The majority of the course is the loading track, where the pinball travels through on its way to the main table. On the main table there are tons of massive pinballs flying around that will wreck anyone in their path.
Sydney Sprint - Tour
Sydney Sprint originated in Mario Kart Tour, taking place in the performing arts area, near the Sydney Opera House. The map sends players through parks and buildings, surrounded by the waterfront and a ferris wheel. Like other real-world inspired Mario Kart Tour maps, this course features multiple paths, changing each lap.
Snow Land - GBA
Originally from the Game Boy Advance, Snow Land takes place in an icy winter wonderland, with penguins sliding around the track. Like some other tracks with ice on them, karts have slightly less traction when on ice. The track has a relatively simple layout, coming from the GBA.
Mushroom Gorge - Wii
Mushroom Gorge first appeared in Mario Kart Wii. This track takes place in a grassy mountain area, with multiple gorges filled with giant mushrooms. These mushrooms are bouncy, and you need to race across multiple mushroom tops in multiple areas.
Sky-High Sundae - New/Tour
Sky-High Sundae is technically an original map for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The map will be appearing in Mario Kart Tour at a later date, so it's technically a Mario Kart Tour track but also this is its first appearance. The course takes place on a massive ice cream paradise, floating in the air. The map features tons of jumps and anti-gravity areas.
London Loop - Tour
Originally released for Mario Kart Tour, London Loop features a race around the heart of London with familiar landmarks like the Big Ben. Similar to other Tour maps, London Loop features an interwoven track that changes its path each lap. There are also a bunch of Chain Chomps in London Loop that get let loose on the final lap of the map.
Boo Lake - GBA
From Mario Kart Circuit, Boo Lake features a night time course centered around a spooky lake. This track takes place exclusively on a wooden pier in the center of the lake, but half of the track is underwater. While the atmosphere is fairly spooky, Boo Lake doesn't have as many Boos as you might expect.
Rock Rock Mountain - 3DS
Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart 7 takes place on the side of some steep cliffs, high above the clouds. The inside part of the track has you head down the mountain, navigating massive trees, a few of which have fallen. Lastly, you must head back up the mountain, driving head on against falling boulders.
Maple Treeway - Wii
Perhaps one of the more iconic tracks from Mario Kart Wii, Maple Treeway features an autumn forest, where you must race across the treetops. The map opens with a launcher that sends you to the top of Maple Treeway, where you must make your way down, avoiding Wigglers.
Berlin Byways - Tour
Like many of the original tracks for Mario Kart Tour, Berlin Byways is inspired by the real-life city it's named after. Despite the real-world city, this track is covered in classic Mario obstacles, like a myriad of Thwomps and Whomps. This track weaves through parks, subways, and waterfront bridges, changing the path of the race each lap.
Peach Gardens - DS
Another classic track, Peach Gardens from the Nintendo DS features a track with wide-open sections that runs through the garden at Peach's Castle. You will need to avoid a variety of differently shaped bushes and the Chain Chomps guarding them. The final lap of Peach Gardens in this version reverses the direction of the race, having players do it in the opposite direction.
Merry Mountain - Tour
Merry Mountain originates from Mario Kart Tour, but isn't based on a real-world city. Instead Merry Mountain features a festive track, decked out in holiday decorations like massive candy canes, Christmas trees, and more. This winter wonderland takes racers up a snowy mountain before descending back down.
Rainbow Road - 3DS
While there is no shortage of Rainbow Road courses throughout the Mario Kart franchise to choose from, the Mario Kart 7 version of the iconic map features a number of asteroids and planets intertwined with the track. This version of Rainbow Road is a point-to-point race, with a few detours off the rainbow track onto some asteroids and planet rings.
Amsterdam Drift - Tour
Amsterdam Drift, which originally appeared in Mario Kart Tour, takes you through the main section of the city, while also showing off some iconic parts of the Netherlands. The main scratch of track, which keeps the Tour tradition of changing each lap, takes you through the heart of the city, while occasionally breaking out into the more lush windmill- and tulip-adorned countryside. The track also takes you into the Amsterdam canal, featuring a large underwater section.
Riverside Park - GBA
Riverside Park, which first appeared on the GBA, is heavily inspired by Donkey Kong Country. This track takes place in a dark forest next to a river, with vine covered trees in the surrounding area. The final section of the track takes you inside a mountain, which you exit by jumping through a waterfall. It also features walking Piranha Plants, carrying items with them that they drop when hit by an item or racer.
DK Summit - Wii
DK Summit from Mario Kart Wii transforms a Black Diamond ski trail into a race track. Presumably owned by Donkey Kong, the race starts with you ascending the mountain via a barrel cannon--because a ski lift would be boring--before making your way back down the track. There are plenty of obstacles, jumps, and snowboarders along the way, making for one of the more difficult Mario Kart tracks.
Yoshi's Island is a brand-new track, inspired by the game of the same name. This track starts in the autumn-colored hills, before traveling into an underground cavern. From there you ascend into the clouds, before flying back down to start the next lap. This track is filled with characters and enemies from Yoshi's Island and uses music from the game, making for an excellent experience.
Bangkok Rush - Tour
Bangkok Rush, another Mario Kart Tour track, features the capital city of Thailand. This track features multiple stretches of street vendors, along with more industrialized shopping zones and magnificent looking capitol buildings. There is also an overhead train running through sections of the map, as well as a parking garage you jump off of on the final lap.
Mario Circuit - DS
The Nintendo DS version of Mario Circuit feels more like a race track inspired by Mario games then a racetrack with Mario's name on, like some of the more modern versions. This track features Peach's Castle overlooking it, with grassy hills and a gloomy forest to drive through. There are also Piranha Plants that shoot fireballs at racers and a Wiggler that roams the forest section.
Waluigi Stadium - Gamecube
Waluigi Stadium from Mario Kart: Double Dash feels ripped straight out of the X Games. This muddy track takes place within some type of sports stadium, feeling far more constructed than other tracks. There are tire stacks and construction vehicles lining the sides of the track. There are also fake Piranha Plants coming out of fake pipes.
Singapore Speedway - Tour
Singapore Speedway, coming from Mario Kart Tour like all other real world location-based tracks, provides a journey through the massive city. There are plenty of skyscrapers surrounding the track, but there are more focused areas too, like a lantern filled cultural district. The track also includes sections featuring the more architecturally impressive parts of Singapore as well.
Athens Dash - Mario Kart Tour
Originally released for Mario Kart Tour, Athens Dash takes place in Greece. Despite being set in the modern version of Athens, the majority of this track takes place in ancient ruins, with massive golden statues and an amphitheater as major highlights. A brief detour on the third lap takes racers across modern rooftops.
Daisy Cruiser - Mario Kart Double Dash
Originally released in Mario Kart Double Dash for the GameCube, Daisy Cruiser takes place entirely on a Daisy-themed cruise liner. The race takes place both on the top deck of the ship, as well as inside of it, including a dining hall where tables full of Mario characters slide back and forth across the room.
Moonview Highway - Mario Kart Wii
First appearing in Mario Kart Wii, Moonview Highway is a nighttime race that takes place on a traffic-filled highway. The first part of the race is on a curvy mountain top, with a steep cliffside. After swerving around that section, the rest of the map takes place in a neon-lit city. This race features bomb cars everywhere, which explode upon impact with a racer or item.
Squeaky Clean Sprint
A brand-new track made for Mario Kart 8, Squeaky Clean Sprint sees miniature versions of the racers drift around a massive bathroom. This track takes you across a messy countertop, into a massive bathtub's drain, and across a soap-covered floor.
Los Angeles Laps - Mario Kart Tour
Pulled from Mario Kart Tour, Los Angeles Laps squeezes as many familiar Los Angeles sites into a single track as it can. The race starts on a boardwalk and quickly transitions over to the beach, which has a small skate park in it. The track also features a legally distinct Dodgers Stadium to jump over, a few city streets, and an industrial park.
Sunset Wilds - Game Boy Advance
From Mario Kart Super Circuit, Sunset Wilds is one of the more simply designed courses, but its aesthetic makes it memorable. Sunset Wilds takes place in a red desert, with cacti lining the sides of the track and Shy Guys strapped with mining gear found in one spot. A very old-west inspired soundtrack adds to the classic western feeling.
Koopa Cape - Mario Kart Wii
Originally from Mario Kart Wii, Koopa Cape is a mix between an oceanside river ride and a full-blown water park. The first section features a rapid river, which increases your speed if you can stay on it. The second section features an underwater tube, which in the Wii version of the track was completely enclosed, but is now open and a full-on underwater section.
Vancouver Velocity - Mario Kart Tour
Another Mario Kart Tour track, Vancouver Velocity features one of Canada's major cities. This track packs a ton of landmarks into a single track, with oceanside views and snowy mountains in the distance. The track itself goes through parks, downtown areas, and even into a filled hockey stadium, with Shy Guys skating around.
Rome Avanti - Tour
From Mario Kart Tour, Rome Avanti takes place at dusk, showing off some of the iconic spots of the city. It features the brick-paved streets, elaborate fountains, and classic architecture you would expect from Rome. It also includes a Chain Chomp-filled Colosseum along with the changing paths each lap that Tour is known for.
DK Mountain - Gamecube
One of the most iconic Mario Kart: Double Dash tracks, DK Mountain features a downhill sprint, starting from the top of a massive volcano. It starts with a barrel cannon that sends you to the top, before flying down the mountain side and through the jungle.
Daisy Circuit - Wii
From the Nintendo Wii, Daisy Circuit is a simple track that takes place in a waterfront plaza. It features giant statues of Daisy and Luigi, along with their baby versions. It also has a pier, with a lighthouse on it and you can see the Daisy Cruiser off in the distance.
Piranha Plant Cove
Piranha Plant Cove makes its debut in Mario Kart 8, featuring a mostly underwater map. It takes place in the ruins of an ancient Piranha Plant civilization, including sunken pyramids. There are plenty of underwater creatures, including massive eels.
Madrid Drive - Tour
Madrid Drive from Mario Kart Tour takes place in the heart of Madrid, featuring plazas, markets, and lush parks. There are plenty of iconic statues and fountains throughout the map, along with some distinct architecture. There is also a massive stadium to drive through, featuring giant soccer ball obstacles.
Rosalina's Ice World - 3DS
Rosalina's Ice World from the Nintendo 3DS shares many features with the other snow levels, but has a dash of Mario Galaxy mixed in. It features plenty of Luma inspired lights and giant stars, along with a Mario Galaxy planet spinning above you. The track itself is fairly simple, consisting of mostly one big straight section, but it has personality.
Bowser's Castle 3 - SNES
Bowser's Castle 3 from the SNES is a fairly simple track, featuring a stone castle. The track has a few improvements, like some upward ramps not originally presented and the surrounding lava and lava waterfalls gives this map an oppressing feeling.
Rainbow Road - Wii
Every Mario Kart features a Rainbow Road, but the Wii version has a special place in the series. This course features plenty of curves and chaotic jumps, but the design of the track itself is beautiful and the Mario Galaxy star bits floating around really make this one stand out.