Mario Kart 7

  • Kosuke Yabuki (director)
  • Yasuyuki Oyagi (co - producer)
  • Hideki Konno (producer)

Mario Kart 7 is the seventh game of the Mario Kart series of Nintendo. It was released in early December 2011 for the 3DS. Responsible for the title was as for the previous series offshoot Hideki Konno.


The gameplay of Mario Kart 7 differs mainly in details of other series offshoots. So you can put together their own karts from various bodies, tires and paragliders. There are, however, no pre- karts. In particular routes can also take the help of a propeller under water or jumps on a paraglider coast for some distance. First dive in the game also lines the subject does not come from the Mario series itself, but the Wii Sports series. Next dive back in the game collectable coins on, as in Super Mario Kart or Mario Kart Super Circuit, by increasing the speed of the karts and kart parts unlocks. Unlike Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart Super Circuit, however, there is a 10 coin limit. Thus, taking Mario Kart 7 some ideas of previous series offshoot. Compared to Mario Kart Wii also the drifting was adjusted. In Mario Kart 7, a total of 16 riders plus their own Mii and 32 race tracks available.

With up to 8 players can play locally or via the Internet. Here are the features StreetPass and SpotPass of the 3DS to use. So you can, for example, Time trial ghost data of other received. It is also possible to drive in first-person view and control by tilting the 3DS console. It also has accessories in the form of a steering wheel, which is been attached to the console.


Mario Kart 7 was announced on 15 June 2010 at the Game Fair E ³. Was presented the game there not in a playable form, only real-time demo. This demo allowed some conclusions about the game: It is completely run at 60 fps, the 3D effect will be useful to estimate depths, and the drivers look at an overtaking maneuver from. The graphic appeared on Wii level. This demo is located at # 4 of the top ten 3DS Demos 2010 IGN Entertainment. In October 2010, IGN also unveiled a list of the ten most anticipated 3DS games on, with Mario Kart 7 on the first place and in December at No. 7 of the 10 best 3DS games in 2011.

End of April 2011 promised Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto that Mario Kart 7 yet should appear in 2011. For more details on gameplay were not known at the time.

On the E ³ 2011, a new demo for Mario Kart 7 has been shown, also the game was in anspielbarer form. IGN expressed skepticism as to whether the few visible changes can make a fresh gameplay, as the game plays very similar to the DS offshoot.

End of July 2011 was the hitherto described as Mario Kart game the name of Mario Kart 7, as a manifestation of the month of December has been specified. On the Gamescom gaming convention in August was known apart from the new trailers nothing new. In September, the publication dates were given clarifications: The game will release in Japan on December 7th and in the U.S. on December 4.

At the Game Fair Tokyo Game Show came to light new details of the game: As characters Lakitu and Metal Mario have been confirmed. With the Fire Flower, another item was announced. Furthermore, some information has been published to a first-person as well as for multi-player mode.

On October 6, Nintendo introduced new screenshots available. Were confirmed by the fact the item Tanuki suit, which will reappear in Super Mario 3D Land already, and the drivers Shy Guy and the Miis.

Characters and tracks


The following characters are playable in Mario Kart 7:

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Princess Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Toad
  • Koopa
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bowser
  • Princess Daisy ( free Playable )
  • Wario (Free to Play )
  • Shy Guy (Free to Play )
  • Rosalina (Free to Play )
  • Lakitu (Free to Play )
  • Metal Mario (Free to Play )
  • Wiggler (Free Playable )
  • Honey bee queen (Free Playable )
  • Mii (both outfits ) (Free to Play )


Playable tracks / Cups ( in the displacements 50 cc, 100 cc, 150 cc and mirror ):

* Free to Play


Based on 71 ratings keeps Mario Kart 7 at Metacritic scoring a worldwide average of 85%.