Here are my Mario Kart 9 Predictions, including Characters, Modes, Courses, and more.


The characters are divided into three weight categories: lightweights (good acceleration but low top speed), the heavyweights (good top speed but low acceleration), and the middleweights (balanced). Here are the characters, divided into their categories.


  • Toad
  • Shy Guy
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Dry Bones
  • Toadette
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Luigi
  • Baby Wario*
  • Baby Peach*
  • Baby Daisy*
  • Lakitu*


  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Yoshi
  • Inklings*


  • Rosalina
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bowser
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Dry Bowser*
  • Metal Mario*
  • King Boo*


  • Mii

Characters marked with * are unlockable. They can be bought from the Mario Kart Store with coins (more on those later). The Mii's weight class depends on its weight when it was created.


Mario Kart 9 will have Retro Courses (old) and Nitro Courses (new). The game starts out with one of each, and beating each unlocks the next.

Retro CoursesEdit

The Retro Cups contain old tracks, from past Mario Kart titles. The Retro Cups are the Shell Cup, Banana Cup, Leaf Cup, and Lightning Cup.

Shell CupEdit

  • Wii Mario Circuit
  • DS Desert Hills
  • GCN Peach Beach
  • Wii U Water Park
  • N64 Moo Moo Farm

Banana CupEdit

  • GBA Boo Lake
  • Wii Daisy Circuit
  • SNES Koopa Beach 1
  • 3DS Mario Circuit
  • Wii U Sweet Sweet Canyon

Leaf CupEdit

  • SNES Ghost Valley 2
  • Wii U Electrodrome
  • DS Shroom Ridge
  • N64 Wario Stadium
  • Wii U Cloudtop Cruise

Lightning CupEdit

  • N64 Banshee Boardwalk
  • SNES Vanilla Lake 2
  • Wii Dry Dry Ruins
  • DS Bowser Castle
  • GBA Rainbow Road