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Mario Kart: Battle Royale!
AmericanBoxart MKBR
Developer(s) GreenStar Studios

Nintendo

Bandai Namco

Publisher(s) Fantendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release Date(s)
WW: January 4, 2020
Mode(s)
Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Play, Wireless Play
Age Rating(s)
ESRB2013E3RatingCERO A
Genre(s) Racing
Series Mario Kart (spin-off)
Media Included Nintendo Switch cardridge

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Available Input Joy-cons

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con Car Vehicle Kit GameCube Controller

Mario Kart: Battle Royale! is a racing/battle game developed by GreenStar Studios and Nintendo with help of Bandai Namco and Microsoft for his liscensing from Banjo & Kazooie as playable characters. This game will be made for Nintendo Switch, upcoming this winter after the holidays, as confirmed, on January 4, 2020. While this game being a second installement of the Mario Kart seriesit approves to be a spin-off of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, focusing only on Battle Mode with their returning modes, such as Balloon Battle, Coin Runners, Bob-omb Blast, Shine Thief and Renegade Roundup. It has additional features such as new characters, new and returning battle courses and exclusive returning guests from all the Mario Kart games, featuring VillagerIsabelleLink and Inkling from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; Pac-ManMs. Pac-ManBlinkyMametchi (from Tamagotchi series) and Don-Chan (from Taiko No Tatsujin series) from the Mario Kart Arcade GP series; and Banjo & Kazooie (from their titular series) appearing has new racers as special guests with their own new course, Ancient Lake, from Diddy Kong Racing, transformed in a battle course.

Modes

Overview

  • Single Player
    • Battle GP!
    • Quickplay
    • Battle Island!
    • Missions
  • Multiplayer (up to 4 players)
    • Quickplay
    • Battle Island!
      • Local or Wireless
  • Online Play (up to 2 players, local play only)
    • Worldwide
    • Regional
    • Tournaments
    • Friends
      • Quickplay
      • Battle Island!

Returning Battle Modes

There are five different types of battles:

Balloon Battle Super Mario Kart Logo The classic mode where players use items to pop opponents' balloons or steal them in order to score points. You can rather play in teams like in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 DX or play solo on survival like in Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64.
Shine Thief Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB A returning mode from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, one player must retrieve a Shine Sprite and keep hold of it for about 20 seconds, while the opponents use items against whoever has the Shine to force that player to drop it. The driver holding the shine sprite has a slightly reduced top speed. In Team play, one team must collectively manage to hold on to the Shine for about 30 seconds.
Bob-omb Blast Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB A returning mode from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, in which players attack one another using Bob-ombs to score points and can carry up to 10 Bob-ombs. This version follows all of the same rules as Balloon Battle, the difference being that the only items are Bob-ombs. It also has exclusive variations of Bob-ombs with unique abilities found in Golden Item Boxes.
Coin Runners Mario Kart Wii logo Originating in Mario Kart Wii, players must collect Coins scattered across the course in order to have the most by the end of the match. Plays more akin to the Mario Kart Wii version of the mode, with players having no limit to the amount of coins they can collect, as opposed to the 10-coin limit in the Mario Kart 7 version. There are also new items that helps players to gain coins quickly found in Golden Item Boxes.
Renegade Roundup 800px-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo A returning mode from Mario Kart 8 DX in the vein of "cops and robbers", with the racers being divided into two teams. One team, known as "The Authorities", has to use Potted Piranha Plants in order to capture players from the other team, known as "The Renegades". Captured Renegades are placed into one of several jail cells floating above various points on the stage. Remaining Renegades can free their teammates by driving over a key switch placed below the jail cells. The Renegades win if at least one member is still running free when time runs out, and the Authorities win if all of the Renegades get captured. All Authority team members also temporarily lose their ability to capture after being hit by an item and Renegades receive a speed boost when they are freed from the cells.

Battle Grand Prix!

TBA

Missions

TBA

Battle Island!

Battle Island is a new big addition to Mario Kart and it's one of the biggest and larges courses ever created to Battle Mode. Playable up to four players (two players online), this game allows you to battle against 50 players in one map with different locations and unique environements. There are iconic and recognizable locations on each different place such as the Hotel from Luigi's Mansion 3; Delfino Island, remade for this game, from Super Mario Sunshine; and Rosalina's Observatory from Super Mario Galaxy, located in the sky. You can play in teams or in solo survival.

Similar to Kirby Air Ride's City Trial and Smash Bros. Smash Run, players with five balloons need to collect power-ups to boost up their vehicles found scattered across the island before the time runs out. The timer varies depending the player's settings (default is six minutes) They can also snatch other players' power-ups by hitting with items against it. When the timer finishes, a small battle course minigame will start with their boosted vehicles. The courses and battle types are chosen in random choice.

Online Play

TBA

Characters

Playable Characters

There are in total 62 characters. All of them returns from their respective series. Only characters that originated from Super Mario Kart (only with an exception for Donkey KongWarioWaluigi and Daisy) are starters. Like in each installement of Mario Kart, each racer has their own vehicle weightclass, which these are:

  • Feather (10): This is one of the lightest classes. They have an excellent acceleration and handling. However, they get knock-off pretty easily by other vehicles superior than this class by their light weight. Also, their top speed isn't the greatest. This is the perfect class for those who want to escape obstacles with ease.
  • Light (10): Unlike the Feather class, the Light class is more rewardable on their weight, which prevent them to be stunned against other vehicles for a long time. They have an great acceleration and handling. Their top speed has increased slightly.
  • Medium (20): This class is one of the balanced types and excellent for beginners for any type of players that want to play the game without a problem. Their stats are all average.
  • Cruiser (11): This heavy class allows racers to knock others with ease. They can recover pretty fast after being hit and have a good stat at top speed. Thanks to their weight, they can't get knock-off easily but their handling and acceleration is not great, which make them bad on turning on tight curves.
  • Heavy (8): This class is one of the heaviest classes in the game. While being similar to Cruiser classes, the Heavy class is an exceptional type for players that can handle the road pretty well. Their weight is impossible to be knocked-off by other vehicles and they have the best top speed. However, their acceleration and handling stats are abysmal which amek them really difficult to drive those vehicles. But if you want to survive well, this class is just for you. 
  • The Mii is the only character that you can choose which class is suite for each Mii.
  • Metal Mario & Pink Gold Peach are the only exceptional characters that are in Heavy/Cruiser class but they use a Medium type vehicles.
  • Names written in bold are exclusive newcomers in the Mario Kart franchise.
Starters

MarioIcon MKBR

Mario

LuigiIcon MKBR

Luigi

PeachIcon2 MKBR

Princess Peach

YoshiIcon MKBR

Yoshi

DaisyIcon2 MKBR

Princess Daisy

Medium

Super Mario Kart Logo

Medium

Super Mario Kart Logo

Medium

Super Mario Kart Logo

Medium

Super Mario Kart Logo

Medium

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

BowserIcon MKBR

Bowser

DonkeyKong MKBR

Donkey Kong

WarioIcon MKBR

Wario

WaluigiIcon MKBR

Waluigi

KoopaIcon MKBR

Koopa Troopa

Heavy

Super Mario Kart Logo

Cruiser

Mario Kart 64 logo DSSB

Heavy

Mario Kart 64 logo DSSB

Cruiser

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Light

Super Mario Kart Logo

ToadIcon MKBR

Toad

Light

Super Mario Kart Logo

Unlockables
Donkey Kong Jr. Birdo Baby Mario Baby Luigi

ToadetteIcon MKBR

Toadette

Heavy

Super Mario Kart Logo

Medium

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Feather

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Feather

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Light

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Paratroopa

DiddyIcon MKBR

Diddy Kong

BowserJr.Icon MKBR

Bowser Jr.

PeteyIcon MKBR

Petey Piranha

KingBoo MKBR

King Boo

Light

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Medium

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Medium

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Heavy

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

Heavy

Mario Kart Double Dash logo DSSB

DryBonesIcon MKBR

Dry Bones

ROBIcon MKBR

R.O.B.

ShyGuyIcon MKBR

Shy Guy

Baby Peach

Baby Daisy

Feather

1200px-Mario Kart DS Logo

Heavy

1200px-Mario Kart DS Logo

Light

1200px-Mario Kart DS Logo

Feather

Mario Kart Wii logo

Feather

Mario Kart Wii logo

RosalinaIcon MKBR

Rosalina

FunkyKongIcon MKBR

Funky Kong

Dry Bowser

MetalMarioIcon MKBR

Metal Mario

Honey Queen

Cruiser

Mario Kart Wii logo

Cruiser

Mario Kart Wii logo

Cruiser

Mario Kart Wii logo

Heavy

Mario Kart 7 logo

Heavy

Mario Kart 7 logo

Wiggler Lakitu

TanookiMarioIcon MKBR

Tanooki Mario

CatPeachIcon MKBR

Cat Peach

BabyRosalinaIcon MKBR

Baby Rosalina

Cruiser

Mario Kart 7 logo

Feather

Mario Kart 7 logo

Medium

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Medium

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Feather

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

PinkGoldPeachIcon MKBR

Pink Gold Peach

LemmyIcon MKBR

Lemmy

LarryIcon MKBR

Larry

WendyIcon MKBR

Wendy

LudwigIcon MKBR

Ludwig

Cruiser

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Feather

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Light

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Light

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Medium

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

IggyIcon MKBR Iggy

RoyIcon MKBR

Roy

MortonIcon MKBR

Morton

InklingGIcon MKBRInklingBIcon MKBR

Inkling

Link

Medium

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Cruiser

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Heavy

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Medium

800px-Mario Kart 8 Deluxe logo

Cruiser

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Villager Isabelle Pac-Man Ms. Pac-Man Blinky

Medium

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Light

Mario Kart 8 logo DSSB

Medium

Mario-Kart-Arcade-GP

Medium

Mario-Kart-Arcade-GP

Medium

Mario-Kart-Arcade-GP

Mametchi Don-Chan Peachette Pauline Kamek

Feather

MKAGP2Logo

Light

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX - logo

Light

Mario Kart Tour Logo

Medium

Mario Kart Tour Logo

Medium

Logo MKBR

Hammer Bro. Boom Boom Nabbit Cappy Hellen Graveley

Medium

Logo MKBR

Heavy

Logo MKBR

Medium

Logo MKBR

Feather

Logo MKBR

Cruiser

Logo MKBR

Banjo & Kazooie Mii

Cruiser

Logo MKBR

Varies

MiiLogo2

Unlockable criteria

TBA

Rival and Partner Order

TBA

Vehicle Parts

Karts

Bikes

Standaard Bikes

Sport Bikes

ATV's

Tires

Gliders

Unlockable criteria

Statistics

Driver Statistics

Vehicle Statistics

Items

Like in every installment of Mario Kart, you can obtain items from Item Boxes. However, the Golden Item Boxes, which those are new in the series, have rare and special items inside. These items are hard to find and there are only one on each course. However, when a racer breaks this rare box, the game automatically will chose an another Item Box to replace.

Standaard Items

You can obtain those items only on normal Item Boxes.

Returning

633px-BananaMK8

Banana

TriplebananasMK8

Triple Banana

Bobomb - MarioPartyStarRush

Bob-omb

150px-CoinMK8

Coin

FireFlower10

Fire Flower

Boomerang Flower MK8D

Boomerang Flower

512px-Super Leaf Artwork - Super Mario 3D World (1)

Super Leaf

FEATHER

Feather

603px-MushroomMarioKart8

Mushroom

T730TripleMushroom

Triple Mushroom

FakeItemBoxMKH

Fake Item Box

SuperHorn

Super Horn

BlooperMK8-0

Blooper

Boo MKBR

Boo

Green Shell Artwork - Super Mario 3D World-0

Green Shell

TripleGreenShell MKBR

Triple Green Shell

Red Shell Artwork - Super Mario 3D World

Red Shell

TripleRedShell MKBR

Triple Red Shell

New
IceFlowerMK8 Ice Flower It functions exactly like the Fire Flower, but it freezes the opponents instead. They stay stunned for a little short of time. However, the gauge of this item drains quickly unlike the Fire Flower.

Rare Items

Those can you find in Item Boxes when a player gets his points behind. You can also obtain them anytime in Golden Item Boxes without a problem.

Returning

BananaBunchDKCR

Banana Bunch

DoubleBobOmb MKBR

Double Bob-omb

644px-Shiny Question Block Artwork - Super Mario 3D World

Gold Box

434px-LightningBoltMK8

Lightning

ThunderCloudMK8

Thunder Cloud

MKAGPDX Thunder Stick

Thunder Stick

T730GoldenMushroom

Golden Mushroom

T730MegaMushroom

Mega Mushroom

Super Star

Super Star

POWBlock MKBR

POW Block

Crazy8Deluxe

Crazy 8

Freezie SSB4

Freezie

MKAGPDX Tornado

Tornado

PiranhaPlantPotMK8

Piranha Plant

Blue shell by toasted912-db9zz8y

Blue Spiny Shell

New
Hammer Smash Bros Wii U Hammer Allows you to wack this big hammer back and forth. Originates of Mario vs Donkey Kong arcade.
Missile Bill - Dry Bones Kart 8 Bull's-Eye Bill Follows a player slowly without stopping while popping two balloons at the time, loses half of the coins, sends the Shine Sprite even further and stuns a renegade player for a long time. 
Superpickaxe ssbuitem Super Pickaxe This is a dangerous item. It pops all the balloons in one swing, loses all the coins, sends the Shine Sprite even further and stuns a renegade player for a long time.
PottedInkyPiranhaPlant Inky Piranha Plant Unlike the Piranha Plant, when pressed, it spits ink on ground making it a splat, or even at the opponents covering their visions like Blooper.

Special Items

Those items are character specific and you can only obtain them on Golden Item Boxes when a player has a low score.

Returning

MKT Icon GiantBanana

Giant Banana

MKT Icon BananaBarrel

Banana Barrel

YoshieggNSMBU

Yoshi Egg / Birdo Egg

MKT Icon Heart

Heart

Bowser Shell - Koopa Kart 8 Deluxe

Bowser Shell

Boss galaga

Boss Galaga

MKAGPDX Paintbrush

Magic Paintbrush

MKAGPDX Time Bomb

Time Bomb

New Belongs to
10Coin MKBR 10 Coin Player recieves 10 coins in return. Wario, Waluigi, Nabbit
PurplePoisonMushroomMK8 Poison Mushroom A throwable item that slows the players' vehicle for an average period of time. Kamek
JiggyHearth Jiggy Hundreds of Jiggy's appear on screen with some pieces missing. It acts like Blooper but it's harder to see. Each Jiggy vanishes one by one. Banjo & Kazooie
GoldShell MKBR Gold Shell It follows the players' path until it hits that opponent and blasts in a explosive way. It acts like the Red Shell combined with the Spiny Shell. In Coin Runners, after blasting, it adds more coins extra. Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa
BombShell MKBR Bomb Shell It goes in a straight line until it hits a player or a wall and blasts in a explosive way with a big blast radius. It's stun ability is longer than a normal Spiny Shell. Dry Bones, Boom Boom

Collectables

The collectible items does not appear in Item Roulettes.

Item Name Description
BlueCoin SM64S
Blue Coin Once you collect those coins hidden in Battle Island, you get to unlock new content such as new characters, new vehicle parts and more. If everything is unlocked, those Blue Coins doesn't appear anymore.
150px-Stamp Artwork - Super Mario 3D World
Stamp Those stamps are great to collect for the stamp collection. These are well hidden so try to get them all.

Courses

There are in total 16 cups to compete (7 nitro, 9 retro), while having four courses each cup. The number of courses in total are at least 66 tracks (64 being playable in the Grand Prix and two more extra courses for Quickplay and other modes). All course soundtracks are from their respective composers.

Nitro Cups

Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Egg Cup
Battle Colosseum Mario Battleground Coconut Market
Toad Farm Sunshine Resort Crystal Waters
Waluigi Casino Lakitu's Playground Ancient Lake
Blooper Bay DK Temple Yoshi's Island
Star Cup Bell Cup Fire Cup
Peach's Castle Toadette's Maid Café Molten Crater
Rocky Pass Piranha Pipeworks Shy Guy Express
Nabbit's Hideout Hotel Delfno Bowser's Castle
Nintendo Switch Airship Assault Rainbow Dream
Special Cup
MARIO BROS.
New Donk City
Animal Crossing
Hyrule Castle

Retro

Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup
DX Battle Stadium N64 Double Deck SNES Battle Course 1
GCN Block City GBA Battle Course 4 3DS Honeybee Hive
DS Palm Shore Wii Chain Chomp Roulette DS Nintendo DS
Wii Delfino Pier GCN Cookie Land 3DS Wuhu Town
Pipe Cup Moon Cup Ice Cup
SNES Battle Course 2 DS Twilight House Wii Thwomp Desert
DS Tart Pop N64 Big Donut SNES Battle Course 3
GCN Pipe Plaza GCN Luigi's Mansion 3DS Sherbet Rink
N64 Block Fort Wii Galaxy Arena GBA Battle Course 1
Heart Cup Lightning Cup Crown Cup
Wii Block Plaza GBA Battle Course 1 SNES Battle Course 4
N64 Skyscraper DX Dragon Palace Wii Funky Stadium
DX Sweet Sweet Kingdom GCN Nintendo GameCube GBA Battle Course 3
DX Lunar Colony GCN Tilt-A-Kart DX Urchin Underpass

Extra

Pac-Man Maze Bonodori Festival Battle Island

Battle Island Areas

Main Location Points Environment Location Description
Diamond Summit Forest / Ice Area North
Arid Pyramid Desert / Factory Area East
Marine Springs Beach / Water Area South
Spotlight Metropolis City / Town Area West
Island Colosseum Colosseum / Grassland Area Middle
Rainbow Cloudway Cloud / Airship Area Sky
Subterranean Ruins Cave / Sewer Area Underground

Trivia

  • This is the first Mario Kart game that features all the characters from the previous installements.

Gallery

Boxart

Items

Media

Track Music
Main Theme / Main Menu youtube
Character / Vehicle / Course Select youtube
Online Theme / Option Theme soundcloud
Win 1st Results / Mission Cleared youtube
Win Results soundcloud
Lose Results / Mission Failed soundcloud
Boss Battle soundcloud
Super Star Theme youtube
Mega Mushroom youtube
Stamp Collection soundcloud

Credits

  • All the stage names are inspired by the music composers Panman14  and JoshhMarshh  on Youtube.
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