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Mario Kart Havoc
Developer(s) Nintendo EPD,
SonicWiki (tbc)
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release Date(s)
Holiday 2022 (worldwide)
Mode(s)
Singleplayer
Multiplayer
Online multiplayer
Age Rating(s)
ERating 3Rating
Genre(s) Kart racing
Series Mario Kart
Predecessor Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Media Included Nintendo Switch Gamecard
Media DL icon Digital download

Mario Kart Havoc is the ninth main installment in the Mario Kart series, releasing on the Nintendo Switch in the holiday season of 2022 worldwide.


Gameplay

TBA

Characters

Mario Kart Havoc features every Mario character previously featured in the series as well as 49 new characters, with a total of 93 characters in the game; 43 of which are available by default, while the other 50 must be unlocked first by meeting certain criteria. In addition to these, there are also alternate colors and costumes available for certain characters.

Default

MarioMKHavoc
Medium
LuigiMKHavoc
Medium
PeachMKHavoc
Medium
DaisyMKHavoc
Medium
YoshiMKHavoc
Medium
BirdoMKHavoc
Medium
ToadMKHavoc
Light
ToadetteMKHavoc
Light
WarioMKHavoc
Heavy
WaluigiMKHavoc
Cruiser
RosalinaMKHavoc
Cruiser
DonkeyKongMKHavoc
Heavy
DiddyKongMKHavoc
Light
DixieKongMKHavoc
Light
FunkyKongMKHavoc
Heavy
KingKRoolMKHavoc
Heavy
BabyMarioMKHavoc
Feather
BabyLuigiMKHavoc
Feather
BabyPeachMKHavoc
Feather
BabyDaisyMKHavoc
Feather
LumaMKHavoc
Feather
PiantaMKHavoc
Cruiser
NokiMKHavoc
Light
BowserMKHavoc
Heavy
BowserJrMKHavoc
Light
LarryKoopaMKHavoc
Medium
RoyKoopaMKHavoc
Heavy
LemmyKoopaMKHavoc
Feather
WendyOKoopaMKHavoc
Light
IggyKoopaMKHavoc
Cruiser
MortonKoopaJrMKHavoc
Heavy
LudwigvonKoopaMKHavoc
Cruiser
BoomBoomMKHavoc
Cruiser
PomPomMKHavoc
Cruiser
KamekMKHavoc
Light
KoopaTroopaMKHavoc
Feather
DryBonesMKHavoc
Feather
ShyGuyMKHavoc
Feather
MontyMoleMKHavoc
Light
BlooperMKHavoc
Light
KingBooMKHavoc
Cruiser
PeteyPiranhaMKHavoc
Heavy
MiiMKHavoc
Medium

*Italics denote drivers who are new to the series.

Unlockable

ToadsworthMKHavoc
Light
CaptainToadMKHavoc
Light
PaulineMKHavoc
Medium
CrankyKongMKHavoc
Medium
DKJrMKHavoc
Cruiser
TinyKongMKHavoc
Cruiser
LankyKongMKHavoc
Cruiser
KalypsoMKHavoc
Cruiser
KludgeMKHavoc
Heavy
KipMKHavoc
Light
KassMKHavoc
Light
KritterMKHavoc
Cruiser
BabyRosalinaMKHavoc
Feather
BabyYoshiMKHavoc
Feather
CappyMKHavoc
Feather
LubbaMKHavoc
Cruiser
HoneyQueenMKHavoc
Heavy
PlessieMKHavoc
Heavy
SprixieMKHavoc
Feather
PenguinMKHavoc
Medium
PoochyMKHavoc
Light
PolterpupMKHavoc
Feather
EGaddMKHavoc
Light
NabbitMKHavoc
Light
DryBowserMKHavoc
Heavy
KoopaParatroopaMKHavoc
Feather
HammerBroMKHavoc
Medium
LakituMKHavoc
Feather
BuzzyBeetleMKHavoc
Feather
GoombaMKHavoc
Feather
BooMKHavoc
Feather
SpikeMKHavoc
Light
CheepCheepMKHavoc
Feather
WigglerMKHavoc
Cruiser
KingBobOmbMKHavoc
Heavy
GooperBlooperMKHavoc
Heavy
MotleyBossblobMKHavoc
Cruiser
WingoMKHavoc
Heavy
VirusesMKHavoc
Light
TRexMKHavoc
Heavy
TopperMKHavoc
Medium
HarrietMKHavoc
Medium
SpewartMKHavoc
Cruiser
RangoMKHavoc
Cruiser
MadameBroodeMKHavoc
Heavy
TanookiMarioMKHavoc
Medium
CatPeachMKHavoc
Medium
MeowserMKHavoc
Heavy
MetalMarioMKHavoc
Heavy
PinkGoldPeachMKHavoc
Heavy

Unlock criteria

In Mario Kart Havoc, characters are not unlocked at random like in Mario Kart 8, instead having fixed unlock conditions like previous titles in the series. However, unlock conditions have been simplified in comparison to past games, with almost all of the characters being unlocked by beating a specific cup at a specific difficulty, and the remaining two unlocked by playing as specific characters.

KoopaParatroopaMKHavoc Win the 50cc Mushroom Cup CappyMKHavoc Win the 100cc Mushroom Cup HammerBroMKHavoc Win The 150cc Mushroom Cup
BooMKHavoc Win the 50cc Flower Cup PaulineMKHavoc Win the 100cc Flower Cup PoochyMKHavoc Win The 150cc Flower Cup
NabbitMKHavoc Win the 50cc Star Cup ToadsworthMKHavoc Win the 100cc Star Cup KludgeMKHavoc Win The 150cc Star Cup
CatPeachMKHavoc Win the 50cc Bell Cup TopperMKHavoc Win the 100cc Bell Cup MetalMarioMKHavoc Win The 150cc Bell Cup
KipMKHavoc Win the 50cc Carrot Cup DryBowserMKHavoc Win the 100cc Carrot Cup MotleyBossblobMKHavoc Win The 150cc Carrot Cup
HoneyQueenMKHavoc Win the 50cc Acorn Cup SpikeMKHavoc Win the 100cc Acorn Cup RangoMKHavoc Win The 150cc Acorn Cup
LankyKongMKHavoc Win the 50cc Cherry Cup KassMKHavoc Win the 100cc Cherry Cup KingBobOmbMKHavoc Win The 150cc Cherry Cup
SprixieMKHavoc Win the 50cc Special Cup SpewartMKHavoc Win the 100cc Special Cup MeowserMKHavoc Win The 150cc Special Cup
GoombaMKHavoc Win the 50cc Shell Cup CaptainToadMKHavoc Win the 100cc Shell Cup EGaddMKHavoc Win The 150cc Shell Cup
BabyRosalinaMKHavoc Win the 50cc Banana Cup KritterMKHavoc Win the 100cc Banana Cup PlessieMKHavoc Win The 150cc Banana Cup
TanookiMarioMKHavoc Win the 50cc Lead Cup HarrietMKHavoc Win the 100cc Leaf Cup CheepCheepMKHavoc Win The 150cc Leaf Cup
LakituMKHavoc Win the 50cc Lightning Cup BuzzyBeetleMKHavoc Win the 100cc Lightning Cup CrankyKongMKHavoc Win The 150cc Lightning Cup
LubbaMKHavoc Win the 50cc Turnip Cup BabyYoshiMKHavoc Win the 100cc Turnip Cup MadameBroodeMKHavoc Win The 150cc Turnip Cup
TinyKongMKHavoc Win the 50cc Egg Cup KalypsoMKHavoc Win the 100cc Egg Cup WingoMKHavoc Win The 150cc Egg Cup
WigglerMKHavoc Win the 50cc Heart Cup PinkGoldPeachMKHavoc Win the 100cc Heart Cup GooperBlooperMKHavoc Win The 150cc Heart Cup
PenguinMKHavoc Win the 50cc Moon Cup PolterpupMKHavoc Win the 100cc Moon Cup TRexMKHavoc Win The 150cc Moon Cup
DKJrMKHavoc Win any cup as all of the other Super Mario Kart playable characters (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Koopa, Bowser) VirusesMKHavoc Play as every other character in the roster.

Alternate colors

  • Fire Mario
  • Ice Mario
  • Fire Luigi
  • Ice Luigi
  • Colored Yoshis
  • Colored Baby Yoshis
  • Colored Shy Guys
  • Colored Toads
  • Colored Piantas
  • Colored Nokis
  • Colored Luma
  • Colored Kritters
  • Colored Sprixie Princesses
  • Red Koopa
  • Green Paratroopa
  • Deep Cheep
  • Stone Spike
  • Purple Captain Toad
  • Pink Donkey Kong Jr.
  • White Tanooki Mario
  • Gold Mario

Character notes

  • When Wiggler gets hit by an item or falls off the course, he will turn red with anger for a few seconds.
  • When Motley Bossblob hits an opponent with an item, he will celebrate by briefly transforming into his metallic form.
  • The Viruses function similarly to characters in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!; by default, the red Virus drives the vehicle, the yellow Virus uses items, and the blue Virus celebrates and taunts opponents. The roles each Virus performs can be swapped by pressing the Y button.
  • When Madame Broode uses the Chain Chomp item, she summons Chain Chompikins.

Items

Items found on track

ItemBoxMK8 CoinMK8
Item Box Coin
Gives the driver a random item. Items will be more powerful the further behind the driver is. Gives the driver a small boost and increased speed when collected, up to a maximum of ten.

New items

RockMushroomMKH Ice Flower2 DoubleCherry PottedInkyPiranhaPlant FooNSMBU Peepa MPSR
Rock Mushroom Ice Flower Double Cherry Inky Piranha Plant Foo Peepa
Encases the driver in rock which allows them to move faster and knock away opponents. The rock will crumble if the driver hits a wall, is hit by or runs into a hostile item, or after ten seconds. Allows the driver to throw up to ten ice balls that slow down other drivers that get hit. If they hit the ground, they create slippery ice patches for a short while. Creates a clone of the driver that drives beside and mimics them. If either the driver or clone is hit by an item, the player takes control of the remaining one. Replaces Blooper from previous games. Will float in front of the driver's kart and spit ink balls at nearby opponents. If an ink ball misses and hits the ground, it creates a pool of ink that will slow drivers for a few seconds if they drive through it. Can be dropped on the ground in front of or behind the driver and will blow out fog in the direction it was dropped, obscuring the visibility of anyone driving through it. Replaces Boo from previous games. Makes the driver invisible for ten seconds, and also steals an item randomly from a player ahead of them. If no players have items, the user is given a Mushroom instead.

Returning items

MushroomMarioKart8 TripleMushroomMK8 GoldenMushroomMK8 MTUS Mega Mushroom SMP Poison Mushroom GreenShellMK8 TripleGreenShellsMK8 RedShellMK8
Mushroom Triple Mushroom Golden Mushroom Mega Mushroom Poison Mushroom Green Shell Triple Green Shell Red Shell
Using it provides a brief speed boost. Three Mushrooms that can each be used for a brief speed boost. Provides constant speed boosts for a short period of time. Makes the driver giant, allowing them to move faster and knock other drivers out of their way. Can be thrown and will slide around on the course. If a driver touches it, they will be shrunk. A shell that can be thrown and will bounce around the course for a short while before breaking or hitting a driver. Three Green Shells that can each be thrown on to the course, or can circle the driver to shield them from hostile items. A shell that can be thrown and will seek out the driver in front of the user.
TripleRedShellsMK8 SpinyShellMK8 Bowser Shell - Koopa Kart 8 Deluxe BananaMK8 TripleBananasMK8 Giant Banana FakeItemBoxMKH FireFlowerMK8
Triple Red Shell Spiny Shell Bowser's Shell Banana Triple Banana Giant Banana Fake Item Box Fire Flower
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BoomerangFlowerMK8 Super Leaf NSMB2 MK8 Deluxe Art - Cape Feather YoshieggNSMBU HeartMKH StarMK8 LightningBoltMK8 Thunder Cloud
Boomerang Flower Super Leaf Cape Feather Yoshi Egg Heart Star Lightning Thunder Cloud
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Blue POW Block Artwork - Super Mario 3D World SuperHornMK8 BobombNSMBU MP9 Chain Chomp Bust BulletBillMK8 PottedPiranhaPlantMK8 CrazyEightMK8
POW Block Super Horn Bob-Omb Chain Chomp Bullet Bill Piranha Plant Crazy Eight
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Items from Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

BlackShellMKH TripleBlackShellsMKH GoldShellMKH TripleGoldShellsMKH RainCloudMKH SnowCloudMKH 2.3.Thwomp with it's eyes Open
Black Shell Triple Black Shell Gold Shell Triple Gold Shell Rain Cloud Snow Cloud Thwomp
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Courses

There will be a total of 16 cups in Mario Kart Havoc, with half containing new courses, and half being from previous games.

Nitro Courses

Mushroom Cup

  • Bonneton Stadium
  • Mario Circuit
  • New Donk Streets


Carrot Cup

  • Mario's Rainbow Castle
  • Mount Volbono
  • Spooky Shore

Flower Cup

  • Splounder Falls
  • Yoshi's Cookie


Acorn Cup

  • Honeycomb Highway
  • Luigi Stadium
  • Virus Valley

Star Cup

  • Crescent Bay
  • Peach's Ski Resort
  • Sprawling Savanna


Cherry Cup

  • Tropical Freeze
  • Bowser's Castle

Bell Cup

  • Birdo Circuit
  • Forgotten Jungle


Special Cup

  • Pagoda Peak
  • Bowser Land
  • Rainbow Road

Retro Courses

Shell Cup

  • SNES Donut Plains 2
  • Wii U Sweet Sweet Canyon
  • GBA Cheep Cheep Island
  • GCN Daisy Cruiser


Turnip Cup

  • Wii Mushroom Gorge
  • GCN DK Mountain
  • Wii U Super Bell Subway
  • 3DS Wario Shipyard

Banana Cup

  • GCN Baby Park
  • GBA Sky Garden
  • 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Wii Maple Treeway


Egg Cup

  • DS Delfino Square
  • GCN Mushroom City
  • 3DS Maka Wuhu
  • N64 Choco Mountain

Leaf Cup

  • N64 Kalimari Desert
  • 3DS Music Park
  • DS Tick Tock Clock
  • Wii U Sunshine Airport


Heart Cup

  • 3DS Rosalina's Ice World
  • N64 Wario Stadium
  • Wii U Wild Woods
  • GBA Sunset Wilds

Lightning Cup

  • DS Waluigi Pinball
  • SNES Vanilla Lake 2
  • Wii Coconut Mall
  • Wii U Cloudtop Cruise


Moon Cup

  • GCN Dino Dino Jungle
  • Wii U Dragon Driftway
  • Wii Grumble Volcano
  • DS Airship Fortress

Battle Courses

  • SNES Battle Course 3
  • N64 Double Deck
  • GBA Battle Course 4
  • GCN Luigi's Mansion
  • GCN Cookie Land
  • DS Twilight House
  • Wii Delfino Pier
  • Wii Funky Stadium
  • Wii Chain Chomp Wheel
  • Wii Thwomp Desert
  • 3DS Honeybee Hive
  • 3DS Wuhu Town
  • 3DS Sherbet Land
  • Wii U Battle Stadium
  • Wii U Sweet Sweet Kingdom
  • Wii U Dragon Palace
  • Wii U Lunar Colony

Kart Customization

Like in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8, players can customize their own karts and bikes using different kart/bike frames, tires, and gliders.

Karts

Bikes

Gallery

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