Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS

Mario Kart 7 Box Cover Art

Region Release date
North America December 4th, 2011
UK/Europe December 2nd, 2011
Japan December 1st, 2011

Mario Kart 7 is a go-kart racing video game that is available for the Nintendo 3DS, introducing underwater and sky racing. The game was developed by Nintendo EAD and Retro Studios, and was released in 2011 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS gaming handheld.

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85 out of 100

Metacritic MetaScore

9 out of 10


Just like the Mario Kart DS game, Mario Kart 7 features 32 different racing courses, however, some of those courses are remakes (graphics) of its previous generation games. Players can select some of their favorite Mario characters to race during the gameplay, as well as use their own Mii (The Mii is an unlockable reward / a Mii is a digital avatar that is normally used in the Nintendo Wii, 3DS, and Wii U gaming consoles). There are four difficulty modes of the game and the last one is unlocked after finishing 150 cc. Kart customization is also possible unlike previous gen Mario Kart games. That means you can use any character and change their kart’s body, tires, and glider to your liking.

Mario Kart 7 Character List :

  • Mario
  • Princess Peach
  • Bowser
  • Toad
  • Princess Daisy
  • Rosalina
  • Metal Mario
  • Honey Queen
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi
  • Donkey King
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Wario
  • Shy Guy
  • Lakitu
  • Wiggler

Note : The game begins with a selected amount of characters from the list above. Characters can be unlocked during the gameplay. The Mii can also be used as a character.

Questions Answers
Wi-Fi Multiplayer Gameplay Yes
Local Multiplayer Gameplay Yes
Game Available at eShop Yes

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