|Mario Kart: Final Lap|
|Platform(s)|| Nintendo 4DS
|Predecessor||Mario Kart 8|
|Mode(s)|| Grand Prix,
Time Trials, VS, Battle, Missions, Online,
Mario Kart: Final Lap is the 12th Mario Kart game to be released and the 9th in the main line of games. It is a Nintendo 4DS (Working Title) game and is being developed by TE Studios. The release date is uncertain due to production of the 4DS being delayed.
A new feature has been added in this installment of the series, Mini Stars can be found when the first player or CPU starts the Final Lap replacing some coins. Mini Stars fill up a meter and when you get 5 you become invincible for 7.5 seconds. however there are Mini Ztars which will decrease your meter by 1 when you collect one. Gliding,Underwater Racing and Anti-Gravity all return as major features. Tricking and Mini Turbos also return and Double Dash has been confirmed to be released in an update.
Something Different is that for the first time in the series instead of 8 places or 12 there is acctully 10!
Grand Prix is as normal with there being 4 tracks in 10 cups, which adds up to 40 tracks to race on. 50cc is the Default Engine Class but completing it unlocks 100cc, and when 100cc is completed 150cc is unlocked, and finally 200cc after completing 150cc. When 200cc is completed a Mirror button is unlocked where you can switch between Mirror Engine Classes and Regular. Once all Mirror Mode Engine Classes are completed you unlock Randomized Mode which randomizes the Engine Class and if the track is Mirrored or not. At the start you only have Mushroom and Shell cups but by beating them you will unlock the next cup along and so forth. Unlocking them in 1 Engine Class also unlocks them in all Engine Classes. Grand Prix can also be played with up to four players.
Time Trial lets you race on a course to get your best time, and race against Staff Ghosts and challenge other peoples ghosts and send people your own on Miiverse. You also unlock a stamp for each staff ghost you beat. Time Trials is always 100cc.
VS is a Single Player and Multiplayer mode where rules can be set such as: Items, Difficulty and Teams. You can either choose courses, Randomize or play in order. It can also be played in Mirror Mode or Randomized Mode.
Battle Mode is highly improved from Mario Kart 8 as it brings back Arenas however you can still battle on tracks too, there are four main types of battle as well as one unlockable mode.
Balloon Battle is a classic and has a few minor improvements such as a toggable POW Block half time which is when the leading team loses 3 coins each.
Star runners is an improved version of Coin Runners, but this time your collecting Star Bits that shoot from the sky, however at half time there are Flaming Star Bits that will make you spin out if you touch them.
Bob-Omb Blast returns from Mario Kart:Double Dash!! completely unchanged.
Shine Thief is back too and it's more competitive as the Super Leaf is really common.
In Boss Battle you and your opponents challenge each other to see who can take the most health out of a a boss and who ever takes most of the health out wins.
Mission Mode is back from Mario Kart DS having similar missions such as Power-sliding and Coin collecting, it also has new boss battles.
Mario Kart: Final Lap has 25 characters to choose from including 12 starters, 12 unlockable and the ability to play as your Mii.
Mario Kart: Final Lap introduces 20 new tracks and brings back 20 retro tracks. It introduces a new nitro cup called the Egg Cup and a retro cup called the Coin Cup.
|Mushroom Cup||Flower Cup||Egg Cup||Star Cup||Special Cup|
|Shroom Stadium||Toad's Motorway||Luigi's Cave Maze||Peach Glacier||DK's Jungle Ruins|
|Yoshi Lake||Mario Circuit||Dino Dino Island||Shy Guy Hotel||Haunty Harbour|
|Blooper Aquarium||Donut Plains||Lakitu's MKTV HQ||Wario Circuit||Bowser's Castle|
|Mushroom Desert||Waluigi Cliffs||Bullet Bill Railways||Koopa Troopa Sky Tower||Rainbow Road|
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Coin Cup||Leaf Cup||Lightning Cup|
|DS Figure-8 Circuit||SNES Vanilla Lake 2||GBA Sunset Wilds||N64 Wario Stadium||U Cloudtop Cruise|
|3DS Cheep Cheep Cape (3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon)||GBA Cheese Land||Wii Daisy Circuit||U Electrodrome||GCN Wario Colloseum|
|U Sweet Sweet Canyon||DS Shroom Ridge||3DS Wuhu Island Loop (3DS Wuhu Loop)||3DS Alpine Pass (3DS Rock Rock Mountain)||SNES Mario Circuit 4|
|Wii Toad's Factory||Wii DK's Snowboard Cross (Wii DK Summit)||U Sunshine Airport||GCN Mushroom City||GBA Rainbow Road|
- - Has a Triple Variety
- - Found only on the course
- - Battle Mode Exclusive
|Image and Name||Description|
|Drop it on the ground for players to slip on!|
|Squirts ink on everyone in front of you, it also slows them down|
Blue Spiny Shell
|Zooms to the player in first place and blows them up! BOOM!|
|Throw it and BANG EXPLOSIONS!|
|Turns you invisible and steals an item of another player|
|Throw a boomerang three times and hit people on way there and way back|
|Turns you into a Bullet Bill and you go super fast and knock players around!|
|The more you collect the more your speed increases|
Fake Item Box
|Drop it on the ground and whoever touches it will get a shock!|
|Shoot Fireballs and knock your rivals out!|
|You get infinite boosts for 7 seconds|
|Throw it on the track and it will bounce around and try to hit people|
|Same as Fire Flower but your rivals freeze for a few seconds|
|Gives you 8 items to make you lucky!|
|Makes you grow huge and you can squish everything in sight!|
|Gives you a speed boost|
|Like a banana but lasts the whole race|
|Use it to munch on anything and gives you a speed boost!|
|Drop it on the track and whoever touches it shrinks!|
|Like a Green Shell but goes directly to the player in front of you|
|Throw it on the ground and a Spiny will hatch and chase any players in the area!|
|Makes you invincible for 7 seconds!|
|Makes a sound wave that can destroy almost anything!|
|Gives you a tail you can whack anyone with!|
|Shoots lightning on everyone and makes them shrink|
|Pass it on to someone by bumping into them as having it to long will make you shrink!|
|Like a Red Shell but faster and spews out items!|
Special items reappear from Mario Kart: Double Dash.
|Triple Yoshi Eggs||Yoshi|
|Triple Poison Mushrooms||Toad|
|Gold Shell||Koopa Troopa|
|Triple Spiny Egg||Lakitu|
|Nintendo 3DS||Shy Guy|
|Chain Chomp||Baby Mario|
|Baby Bubble||Baby Luigi|
|Magic Paintbrush||Bowser Jr.|
|Peanut Popgun||Diddy Kong|
|Bone Bombs||Dry Bowser|
|Graffiti Bomb||Petey Pirahna|
A lot of the songs in Mario Kart: Final Lap are remixes of classic songs.
|Shroom Stadium||Mario Kart Stadium|
|Yoshi Lake||Yoshi's Wooly World|
|Blooper Aquarium||Aquarium Park|
|Mushroom Desert||NSMB Desert Levels|
|Toad's Motorway||Koopa City (Neo Bowser City)|
|Mario Circuit||Double Dash Circuits|
|Donut Plains||SNES Donut Plains|
|Waluigi Cliffs||Waluigi Stadium|
|Luigi's Cave Maze||Lakeside Park|
|Dino Dino Island||Double Dash Jungle Stages|
|Lakitu's MKTV HQ||Buoy Base Galaxy|
|Bullet Bill Railways||Magma Mine|
|Peach Glacier||Sherbert Land|
|Shy Guy Hotel||Coconut Mall|
|Wario Circuit||Diamond City|
|Koopa Troopa Sky Tower||Meowser Battle Part 2|
|DK's Jungle Ruins||Tiki Tong Terror|
|Haunty Harbour||Ghost Valley|
|Bowser's Castle||SMW Bowser's Castle|
|Rainbow Road||All Rainbow Roads(Mostly 8)|