Mario Kart 9 for Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 9 for New Nintendo 3DS & 2DS are kart-racing video games and the ninth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed by Nintendo for the Switch and New 3DS & 2DS consoles. This will mark the first time in Mario Kart history of 2 installments being released on the same console (Nintendo Switch, first game was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in 2017). This will also be the first Mario Kart game on the Nintendo 3DS (albeit the New 3DS) since Mario Kart 7 in 2011. The game will be released worldwide on June 2019.

Like other games in the series, in Mario Kart 9, players control characters from the Mario franchise and characters from other franchises established on Nintendo and third-party systems including Sega, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Square Enix.



  • SNES: Vanilla Lake 2, Mario Circuit 4, Choco Island 2
  • N64: DK's Jungle Parkway, Kalimari Desert, Luigi Raceway
  • GBA: Rainbow Road, Sunset Wilds, Lakeside Park
  • GCN: Mushroom City, Wario Colosseum, Mushroom Bridge
  • DS: Luigi's Mansion, Waluigi Pinball, Peach Gardens
  • Wii: Daisy Circuit, Coconut Mall, Toad's Factory
  • 3DS: Wuhu Loop, Maka Wuhu, Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Wii U: Dolphin Shoals, Mount Wario, Sweet Sweet Canyon


Game Modes

Battle Mode

  • Balloon Battle: At the beginning of the game, players start off with five balloons. They must use items to pop other players' balloons. If all of a player's balloons are popped, they will respawn with three. The player or team that pops the most balloons by the time or frag limit wins.
  • Shine Thief: 
  • Bob-omb Blast:
  • Coin Runners:
  • Renegade Roundup: 
  • Balloon Royale: Similar to Balloon Battle. But once you lose all of your balloons, you won't respawn. Last man or team standing wins.
  • Pass the Bob-omb: Opposite of Shine Thief. At the beginning of the game, a random player receives a non-throwable Bob-omb which will explode in 30 seconds. They can pass on the item to another player by touching them. When it explodes, the player holding the Bom-omb will be eliminated as well as anyone within the blast radius. The process repeats until one remains or everybody is eliminated. The player with the Bob-omb is slightly faster than the others.
  • Capture the Shine: Based of Capture the Flag. Players are split into two teams, and the arena is divided into two designated halves for each team. Each team has a Shine, and they must bring the opposing team's Shine located in their territory to their territory.
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