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Mario Kart 9 is the ninth main installment of the Mario Kart series, released in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.

Gameplay

TBA

Characters

Mario Kart 9 features a roster of 48 characters, 16 of which are unlocked from the start.

Racers
Character Class Unlock conditions
Mario NSMBUD

Mario

M Unlocked form the start
21913-5-luigi

Luigi

M Unlocked form the start
1200px-SuperMarioParty Peach 2

Peach

M Unlocked form the start
220px-Daisy (Super Mario Party)

Daisy

M Unlocked form the start
Yoshi SSBUltimate

Yoshi

M Unlocked form the start
Toad Artwork SM3DU

Toad

L Unlocked form the start
Koopa Troopa Green

Koopa Troopa

L Unlocked form the start
584px-ShyGuyCTTT artwork

Shy Guy

L Unlocked form the start
BowserNSMBUD

Bowser

H Unlocked form the start
Donkey Kong (fighter)

Donkey Kong

H Unlocked form the start
Wario SMP

Wario

H Unlocked form the start
The Waluigi

Waluigi

H Unlocked form the start
183px-Rosalina - Mario Party 10

Rosalina

H Unlocked form the start
Toadette - New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

Toadette

L Unlocked form the start
Pauline (Odyssey)

Pauline

M Unlocked form the start
MiiMKHavoc

Mii

Varies Unlocked form the start

Baby Mario

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Baby Luigi

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Princess Shokora

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Donkey Kong Jr.

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Iggy SSBU Artwork

Iggy Koopa

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RoyKoopa SSBUltimate

Roy Koopa

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LemmyKoopa SSBUltimate

Lemmy Koopa

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LarryKoopa SSBUltimate

Larry Koopa

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WendyOKoopa SSBUltimate

Wendy O. Koopa

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LudwigVonKoopa SSBUltimate

Ludwig von Koopa

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RoyKoopa SSBUltimate

Roy Koopa

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MortonKoopaJr SSBUltimate

Morton Koopa Jr.

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T730Lakitu

Lakitu

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Nabbit2019

Nabbit

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SprixieMKH

Sprixie Princess

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1200px-Bowserjr MP9

Bowser Jr.

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T730DryBones

Dry Bones

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T730KingBoo

King Boo

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Professor E. Gadd

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Diddy Kong (Fighter)

Diddy Kong

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Birdomp9boxartwork

Birdo

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675px-Funky Kong Artwor33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333k - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

Funky Kong

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Petey Pihranna Official Artwork

Petey Pirahana

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Toadsworth Spirit

Toadsworth

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217px-NewSuperMarioBrosUDeluxe Peachettealt

Peachette

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Velvetwip1

Princess Velvet

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PrincessmarinaCL4090

Princess Marina

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Mona WarioWare Mega Microgames

Mona

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Ashley SSB4 Trophy

Ashley

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WLSSyrup

Captain Syrup

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KingKRool SSBUltimate

King K. Rool

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Courses

Mario Kart 9 has 60 race courses, split into 15 different cups (7 nitro and 8 retro).

Cup Courses
Mushroom Cup Mario Circuit
Flower Cup
Acorn Cup
Bob-omb Cup
Cappy Cup Volbono Loop
Star Cup Rock Rock Mountain Waluigi Arcade
Special Cup Rosalina Circuit Airship Armada Bowser's Castle Rainbow Road
Shell Cup Mario Circuit 1 SNES Koopa Beach 2 SNES Donut Plains 3 SNES Rainbow Road SNES
Banana Cup Luigi Raceway N64 Royal Raaceway N64 Wario Stadium N64 Rainbow Road N64
Leaf Cup Peach Circuit GBA Sky Garden GBA Ribbon Road GBA Bowser Castle 3 GBA
Lightning Cup Dry Dry Desert GCN Mushroom City GCN Dino Dino Jungle GCN Waluigi Stadium GCN
Bell Cup Figure-8 Circuit DS Waliugi Pinball DS Luigi's Mansion DS Airship Fortress DS
Egg Cup Moo Moo Meadows Wii Maple Treeway Wii Coconut Mall Wii Wario's Gold Mine Wii
Shine Cup Toad Circuit 3DS Wuhu Loop 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS Rosalina's Ice World 3DS
Moon Cup Mario Kart Stadium U Sunshine Airport U Mount Wario U Rainbow Road U

Battle courses

Mario Kart 9 has 16 battle courses, 8 nitro and 8 retro.

Nintendo Switch New Donk City
Battle Course 1 SNES Skyscraper N64 Battle Course 1 GBA Block City GCN
Twilight House DS Delfino Pier Wii Wuhu Town 3DS Battle Stadium UDX

Items

Item Use Distribution
SMM2 Super Mushroom NSMBU icon

Mushroom

Gives you a small speed boost. 1-6
Triple Mushroom image

3 Mushrooms

3 mushrooms. Each give you a small speed boost. 3-8
WiiGreenShellMK8

Green Shell

Can be shot along the track to hit racers. 1-6
T730TripleGreenShell

3 Green Shells

3 green shells. Each can be shot along the track to hit racers. 3-8
WiiRedShellMK8

Red Shell

Act like Green Shells but home in on opponents. 1-6
T730TripleRedShell

3 Red Shells

3 red shells. Each act like Green Shells but home in on opponents. 4-9
BlackShellMKH

Black Shell

Act like Red Shells, but explode on impact. 6-11
MKAGPDX Shell Bowser

Bowser Shell

Act like Green Shells, but go through everything. They explode after 12 seconds. 8-12
WiiBlueSpinyShellMK8

Spiny Shell

Act like Green Shells, but tracks the racer in first place and explodes. 10-12
SMM2 Fire Flower NSMBU icon

Fire Flower

Lets you throw fireballs that harm enemies. 3-8
SMMGO IceFlower

Ice Flower

Lets you throw iceballs that freeze enemies. 4-9
POWBlockMK8

POW Block

Harms everyone within a wide radius. 7-12
SMMGO SuperLeaf

Super Leaf

Can be used to attack nearby racers or block other items. 4-9
Banana Peel MK8

Banana

Causes any karts that touch it to spin out. 1-6
TripleBananasMK8-0

3 Bananas

3 bananas. They cause any karts that touch it to spin out. 3-8
120px-MKAGPDX Magnet

Magnet
Attracts nearby coins and item boxes. Repels nearby races.

Item distribution

Green indicates that the item is received commonly to racers in the specified position. Yellow indicates that the item is received somewhat rarely. Red indicates that the item is received very rarely. Black indicates that the item is not received at all in the specified position.

Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mushroom
3 Mushrooms
Green Shell
Red Shell
Triple Red Shell
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