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Mario Kart Dimensions
マリオカート3Dブラスト!(Mario Kart 3D Blast!)
Developer ACL Games, Inc.
Sora Ltd.
Powered Egg Gaming Studios
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Nintendo 3DS Logo
Genre Racing
Release NA December 13, 2012
JPN December 2, 2012
PAL December 13, 2012
Modes Single Player, Multiplayer

Mario Kart Dimensions is a Kart Racing video game for the Nintendo 3DS game system, and is developed by ACL Games, Inc., Sora Ltd. and Powered Egg Gaming Studios. Mario Kart Dimensions is the ninth main-stream game in the Mario Kart series, the fourth for a handheld console, and the second game on the Nintendo 3DS. The game will allow the player to exchange ghost data and records with Mario Kart 7. Mario Kart Dimensions is set to release in Q3/Q4 2014. The game can also link up to the SP1DR game Mario Kart Rush to unlock new features and downloadable content. Mario Kart Dimensions is considered the spiritual successor to Mario Kart Powers.


In Mario Kart Dimensions, Coins, which appeared in Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart 7, will reappear and will, like in Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, make you go faster. Also, like Mario Kart 7, the player will be able to go back underwater with the use of a new collectible power-up: the Morph Bubble. The Morph Bubble will give the player a Yoshi shaped submarine, which can shoot one torpedo (and more can be obtained through bubbles with a torpedo ted inside it).

Unlike in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Wii however, the Gliders and Motorbikes do not return. However, creating your own kart and emblem do. When creating your kart, you have the option of saving up to 20 karts, and you can place decals (such as a Bullet Bill with flames, or Shine Sprites) on the sides of your kart. Not all karts can have decals.


3DS A Button A Button (Hold) Accelerate your vehicle
3DS B Button B Button (Press) Stop your vehicle (Hold) Drive in reverse
3DS X Button X Button (Press) Use item
3DS Y Button Y Button (Press) Use item
3DS R Button R Button (Hold while turning) Drift
3DS L Button L Button (Hold while turning) Drift
3DS D-Pad Control Pad (Down) (Hold) Look backwards
Circlepad Circle Pad (Tilt) Steer your vehicle
3DS Select Button Select Button (Hold) View current standings
3DS Start Button Start Button (Press) Pause the game
DS Stylus Stylus (Tap Screen) Pause the game

Battle ModeEdit

Mario Kart Dimensions, like past games, features a battle mode, which can be played by one to eight players (local 1-4, online 2-8). The objective in battle mode is to eliminate all of your enemies, either by collecting their balloons, having more coins, having the Shine Sprite longer or defeding rivals within solar sabers.


There are four battle modes that you can play in Mario Kart Dimensions: Balloon Battle, Coin Runners, Shine Sprint and the all-new Solar Flare. Each mode has it's own strategy, rules and action. In Coin Runners, collect as many coins as possible before getting hit by an item. In Balloon Battle, eliminate enemy players by hitting them or stealing their balloons. In Shine Sprint, collect the Shine Sprite to eliminate the players who haven't had it. And in Solar Flare, which is only in teams, players must defend the opponents' solar sabers attached to their kart.


Default CharactersEdit

Unlockable CharactersEdit

  • Miis are also featured as the thirtieth (eighteenth secret) character in the game. The colour of the outfit depends on the Mii's favourite colour, and the class that the Mii is in depends on the height and weight of the Mii.

Unlocking CriteriaEdit

Every unlockable character (except Mii) use three methods of unlock: Cup, Race and Nintendo Network.

Main CharactersEdit
Dry Bones Win 50cc Special Cup or Play 60 races or gain 20 NN points.
Shy Guy Win 50cc Lightning Cup or Play 75 races or gain 5 NN points.
Toadette Play Time Trial on every course or gain 7500 WFC Points or win all Mirror cups.
Koopa Paratroopa Play Time Trial on all Retro courses or gain 8000 WFC Points
Baby Luigi Win 100cc Special Cup or Play 250 races
Retro Mario Win Mirror Mode Special Cup and Lightning Cup or Play 15000 races
Princess Daisy Win 100cc Lightning Cup or gain 9000 WFC Points
Birdo Play Time Trial on all Nitro courses or gain 10000 WFC points
Bowser Jr. Collect 1000 coins or win 100cc Leaf Cup
Diddy Kong Collect 1500 coins or win 100cc Star Cup
Kamek Win 150cc Star Cup or collect 3500 coins
Dixie Kong Win 50cc Leaf Cup or collect 2000 coins
Waluigi Win 50cc Star Cup or collect 2500 coins
Wiggler Win 150cc Leaf Cup or collect 3000 coins
Boom Boom Win 150cc Lightning Cup or glide for a total of 1 hour
Rosalina Win 150cc Special Cup or glide for a total of 30 minutes
Pom Pom Have Super Mario 3D Land on your 3DS or win Mirror Mode Star Cup or Gain 10,000 NN Points (game completed)
Petey Piranha Win Mirror Mode Leaf Cup or collect 4000 coins
Outfit A
(Racing Suit)
Win 100cc Flower Cup
Outfit B
Win 100cc Banana Cup
Outfit C
(Yoshi Costume)
Win 150cc Flower Cup
Outfit D
(Koopa Costume)
Win 150cc Banana Cup


Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Nisha's Speedway Skull's Sewer Misty Speedway Moon Paths
Cloud Airship Speedway Beach Ball Lake Don-Chun Glade Mount Spike's Mountain
Pinny School Raceway Supermatic Station Egyptian Derby
Sky Castle Dinosaur Jungle Chocolate Factory Abandoned Rig
Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
GCN Baby Park GBA Yoshi Desert N64 Frappe Snowland NDS Wario Stadium
MKP Retro Hills SNES Donut Plains 3 NDS Mario Circuit GBA Boo Lake
3DS Piranha Slider MKP Sherbet Mountain GCN Mushroom City Wii Bowser's Castle
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 N64 Luigi Raceway MKP Tutankoopa's Curse GCN Rainbow Road

Battle CoursesEdit

New Stages Retro Stages
Stardust Plaza Wii Block Plaza
Brick Temple GCN Nintendo Gamecube
Wild Dan's Temple MKP Vanilla Dome
George's Gravity Determination DS Tart Top
Icicle Lagoons GBA Battle Course 2


Items are an important part of racing, as they can help or hinder you. Items can be collected by driving through an Item Box on the courses. Once a player has driven through an Item Box, that will start the Item Roulette that appears in the top left corner of the screen. Depending on the place you are in, results in a different item, as you would tend to get Bananas, Green Shells and Red Shells if you were in first, while a Bullet Bill, Blue Spiny Shell and Lightning if you were in last.

Boomerang Super Mario
Freezie SM3DW
Bullet Bill big

Kart CustomizationEdit

As with Mario Kart 7, players can customize their karts to their liking. The player can select wheels (which will change the drift and off-road abilities), a body (which will change the weight and speed abilities) and a turbo (which changes the handling and acceleration abilities). There are 25 kart bodies (8 default), 8 types of wheels (4 default) and 8 turbos (4 default). In addition, there are 14 decals that can be placed on the side of many karts.

Karts Wheels Turbos Unlockable Karts Unlockable Wheels Unlockable Turbos Decals
Standard (S/M/L)

Cloud 9
Flag Power
Item Block 9
Invincible Power





Bomb Lunars


  1. Breaker

Pipe Frame
Wrapped Coner
Trick Rider
Cop Racer
ATV 90
Wario Car
Red Flame
Egg 1
Bumble V
Dry Bomber
Rambi Rider
Wild Wing

Gold Kart


Drag Racer


Gold Wheels


Ultra Kick-Boxer Grey Flare

Fantasia Solars

Oldman Flame

Lunar Slash

Gold Turbos

George's Glasses and a Drink

Golden Sprites
Rocket Ship
Red Bricks
Parrapper the Rapper
Black Blocks
Race Stars
Number (Choose)

  1. Bricks


Unlocking CriteriaEdit

Unlockable Type Unlock Criteria Unlockable Type Unlock Criteria
Shine Sprites Decal Collect 10 Coins Bullet Bill Decal Collect 20 Coins
R.O.B. Decal Collect 30 Coins Brick Blocks Decal Collect 40 Coins
H7-90 Kart Collect 50 Coins Bowser Claws & Marks Decal Collect 50 Coins
Mushrooms Decals Collect 60 Coins ? Blocks Decal Collect 70 Coins
Lumas Decal Collect 80 Coins Penguins Decal Collect 90 Coins
Wild Wing Kart Collect 100 Coins Toads Decal Collect 110 Coins
Paper Mario Decal Collect 120 Coins Bowser Breathes Turbo Collect 130 Coins
Super Stars Decal Collect 140 Coins Solar Saber Turbo Collect 150 Coins
Number (choose) Decal Collect 160 Coins Racing Stripes Decal Collect 170 Coins
Flames Decal Collect 180 Coins Classic Wheel Collect 200 Coins
Tank Wheel Collect 250 Coins ? Blocker Kart Collect 300 Coins
Rambi Rider Kart Beat Mushroom Cup on 100cc Dry Bomber Kart Collect 350 Coins
Sprinter Kart Collect 400 Coins Bumble V Kart Collect 450 Coins
Drag Racer Wheels Collect 500 Coins Bouncer Wheels Collect 550 Coins
Ultimate Box-Glove Turbo Beat Flower Cup on 50cc Cactent Kart Collect 600 Coins
Egg 1 Kart Collect 650 Coins Red Flame Kart Beat Shell Cup on 100cc
Warp-Piper Kart Beat Banana Cup on 100cc Wand Racer Kart Collect 700 Coins
Princess Power Kart Collect 750 Coins Wario Car Kart Collect 800 Coins
Mushroom 1 Kart Collect 850 Coins Hoverpads Wheels Collect 900 Coins
Pipe Frame Kart Collect 950 Coins Futuristic Solar Turbo Collect 1000 Coins

Beta ElementsEdit

Main article: Mario Kart Dimensions/Beta elements


Main article: Mario Kart Dimensions/Gallery


  • This is the first game in the Mario Kart series to be released for a handheld console of a previous game. In this case, it is released for the Nintendo 3DS, which had Mario Kart 7 released for it in December 2011.
    • This is also the first game in the series to be released with a partner game, in a similar manner to the Pokémon series. In this case, it is released alongside Mario Kart Rush.
  • Oddly, the PAL boxart for the game does not include the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection symbol, yet supports Wi-Fi.
  • This this the first Mario Kart game to include a button to view the current standings. This feature is re-implemented in the partner game Mario Kart Rush.
  • This is the first game in the series to include in-game appearances of characters from other video game series.

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