Countdown to Mario Kart 8: Retro Tracks

We are nine days away from getting our hands on Mario Kart 8, one of the most highly anticipated games of this year. As each day seems to slow down to a crawl as we get closer and closer to May 30, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the game has to offer!

Ever since Mario Kart DS, a total of 16 retro tracks from past Mario Kart titles have been updated and included in each new Mario Kart game. Mario Kart 8 is no different, and the detailed amount of upgrades each track has received is unlike any other Mario Kart game to date.

So which retro tracks are you looking forward to the most? Tick Tock Clock from Mario Kart DS is making it’s grand return, and it just so happens to be one of my favorite tracks of all time. Moo Moo Meadows from Mario Kart Wii has gone from a lifeless to breathtaking, and Mario Circuit from Mario Kart: Super Circuit is almost unrecognizable. And Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 64? Wow.

For reference, here are all 16 tracks:

Shell Cup

  • Wii Moo Moo Meadows
  • GBA Mario Circuit
  • DS Cheep Cheep Beach
  • N64 Toad’s Turnpike

Banana Cup

  • GCN Dry Dry Desert
  • SNES Donut Plains 3
  • N64 Royal Raceway
  • 3DS DK Jungle

Leaf Cup

  • DS Wario Stadium
  • GCN Sherbet Land
  • 3DS Music Park
  • N64 Yoshi Valley

Lightning Cup

  • DS Tick Tock Clock
  • 3DS Pirahna Plant Slide
  • Wii Grumble Volcano
  • N64 Rainbow Road



Which tracks are you looking forward to the most? Any you wish made the cut? Any that were included that you would cut? Share it all in the comments below!

And it wouldn’t be a Mario Kart 8 article on Mario Party Legacy if I didn’t mention our Free Mario Kart 8 Giveaway!

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