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. It also celebrated its five-year anniversary in April, marking half a decade since it was ported from the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch. 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. So far, two waves have been released, adding sixteen tracks from other Mario Kart titles as DLC.
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.