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How Do You Rank Among Mario Kart Pros? Top 10 Most Challenging Tracks Revealed!

Mario Kart has been beloved for decades, but these 10 devilish tracks have left even the most experienced players in a fit of rage. If a Mario Kart enthusiast is looking for the ultimate test of their skills, then these 10 notorious courses should be top of their list.

Broken Pier (Mario Kart- Super Circuit)

This classic course from Mario Kart- Super Circuit offers enough peril to satisfy the most masochistic Mario Kart enthusiast. Missing guard rails, plus the additional hurdle of a Boo randomly turning up, are salted onto an already slippery track.

Gamers must pilot their vehicles with absolute precision, gauging each and every jump. Even seasoned Mario Kart players have found themselves raging over this course, which is why it takes a rightful spot on the list of the greatest Mario Kart challenges of all time.

Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)

This course from Mario Kart Wii contains huge cars and trucks as extra potential hazards. Players have to weave in and out of traffic, carefully avoid any collisions and try to reach the finish line in one piece.

Additionally, the Moonview Highway also features a variety of obstacles like breakable walls and movable bridges that could easily disrupt a racer’s momentum. Pulling off a win on this track is no small feat and earns its place on the list of hardest Mario Kart courses.

Wario's Gold Mine (Mario Kart Wii)

Navigating Wario's Gold Mine in Mario Kart Wii can prove to be a real headache. After entering the mine, gamers must contend with bats before they can even begin the race. In addition, Wario's Gold Mine contains an extensive series of jumps and shortcuts which require perfect timing in order to be successful.

With the ever-present risk of flying off the course, and the added hazard of mine-carts, players must be on top of their game in order to master this course.

Rosalina's Ice World (Mario Kart 7)

Rosalina’s Ice World from Mario Kart 7 features icy slopes, narrow pathways, slippery surfaces and bottomless pits. Throw in the big hill and the under-ice sections, and it really does seem like this course was designed for the sole purpose of making people angry.

The combination of these elements and the treacherous nature of the ice makes Rosalina’s Ice World an incredibly difficult course for any skill level, hence it taking a spot on the list of the 10 most challenging levels ever created.

Dino Dino Jungle (Mario Kart- Double Dash)

The track of Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart- Double Dash may look innocently fun, but don't be fooled. This course is filled with tight turns and passages and one wrong move or twist could be disastrous, leading to a plummet into the water below.

Those unfamiliar with corner-handling will certainly struggle here, and with the inclusion of further obstacles like sharp bends and Crushers, only the bravest will be able to conquer this course.

Mushroom City (Mario Kart- Double Dash)

Mushroom City from Mario Kart - Double Dash features a very similar set-up to Moonview Highway, with a busy city layout surrounding the track. This course has added the hazard of bomb cars and other drivers which can explode when touched, making this course all the more taxing.

The risk of being hit or blown up by other vehicles puts this course firmly towards the top of the list of hardest Mario Kart tracks.

Bowser Castle (Mario Kart DS)

The Bowser Castle series of courses always provide a special challenge in every Mario Kart game, and the version in Mario Kart DS is no different. This course contains a multitude of obstacles, like moving platforms over lava, rotating rods and destructible walls, making it a true test of skill.

Only the most experienced drivers will be able to navigate these treacherous levels without falling foul of the many tricks and traps.

Donut Plains 3 (Super Mario Kart)

Donut Plains 3 from the original Super Mario Kart has a lot going on for such an old course. With an abundance of Monty Moles popping up randomly throughout the track, it’s incredibly easy for racers to lose momentum, get thrown off the course, or simply not make it past the halfway point.

It’s easy to see why this classic track remains one of the best and most challenging in the entire Mario Kart series.

Rainbow Road (Mario Kart Wii)

Rainbow Road is synonymous with Mario Kart and with good reason. This course is so notorious for its difficulty that it’s become an impossible expectation of skill. Taking place in the night sky with its signature rainbow bridge, this course requires absolute perfection.

Maybe it’s nostalgia or maybe it’s the pure difficulty of the course, but there’s no denying that Rainbow Road from Mario Kart Wii is the toughest course of them all. We have a tee inspired by this very track, check it out here.

Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii)

Last but certainly not least, we have Mushroom Gorge from Mario Kart Wii. This course features plenty of tight corners, jumps and surprise bumps that can easily send drivers flying off the track. Additionally, the track is full of pitfalls and bottomless pits, meaning careless drivers won’t last very long. With its unforgiving nature, Mushroom Gorge features all the necessary components to make it one of the most challenging tracks in Mario Kart history.

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Meet Lee McCarthy

Lee specializes in the history of gaming. He loves to dive into the archives and uncover obscure facts and stories about classic games and consoles. Lee is also an accomplished writer, having contributed to several gaming magazines. When he's not researching or writing, Lee likes to play retro games and collect vintage consoles.

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