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Click [[List of Canon Mario Games|here]] to see the full list of canon Mario games.
A list of the current canon games can be found '''[[List of Canon Mario Games|here]]'''.
== Section 1 - Publisher Rules ==  
 
=== Rule 1 - Must be published by Nintendo ===
== Section 1 Publisher Rules ==  
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=== Rule 1 Must be published by Nintendo ===
:1.a – Video games published by Nintendo and set in the Mario Universe are canon, this includes Japan-only releases and US-only releases, though not web browser games. Licensing is not enough.
::Examples: ''Super Mario Bros. 2'' and ''Donkey Kong Circus'' are canon, ''Mario is Missing'' and ''Hotel Mario'' are not;
:1.b – "Game-adjacent" media made by the developers of the game (not by third-parties) is also considered canon.
::Examples: Game manuals, official websites and Word of God are canon, Prima Guides are not;
:1.c – If the publisher is unknown, then the canonicity is determined on if canon games reference it
::Examples: ''Mario Kart Wii'' references ''Mario Kart Arcade GP'';
 
Addendum A - The '''Mario Universe''' consists of the Mario franchise, Wario franchise, Yoshi franchise and DK franchise.
 
== Section 2 – Crossover Rules ==


== Section 2 - Crossover Rules ==
=== Rule 1 – Mario games that feature crossovers from other franchises ===
=== Rule 1 – Mario games that feature crossovers from other franchises ===
:1.a - A game that features crossovers (characters from another franchise) is canon if the game isn't considered a game for the franchise "crossing over" to Mario.
:1.a A game that features crossovers (characters from another franchise) is canon if it isn't considered a game for the franchise "crossing over" to Mario.
::Examples: ''Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'' isn't considered a Zelda game; ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3'' isn't considered a FF game;
::Examples: ''Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'' isn't considered a Zelda game; ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3'' isn't considered a FF game;
:1.b – However, if the crossover title can still be considered a game for the other franchise, but doesn't in any way interact with the canon of that franchise, the game can still be considered canon to Mario.
:1.b – However, if the crossover title can be considered a game for the other franchise, but doesn't in any way interact with the canon of that franchise, the game can still be considered canon to Mario.
::Examples: ''Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix'' does not connect to any other DDR game, and so is considered canon to Mario;
::Examples: ''Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix'' does not connect to any other DDR game, and so is considered canon to Mario;
:1.c – If a game is presented in a way that places both franchises equally, then it is not canon to Mario.
:1.c – If a game is presented in a way that places both franchises equally, then it is not canon to Mario.
::Examples: ''Wario Blast feat. Bomberman'' places more importance in the Wario franchise than the Bomberman franchise, so it is canon; ''Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games'' holds Mario and Sonic to the same level; ''Super Smash Bros.'' holds multiple franchises to the same level neither are canon to Mario;
::Examples: ''Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games'' holds Mario and Sonic to the same level; ''Super Smash Bros.'' holds multiple franchises to the same level neither are canon to Mario;
 
=== Rule 2 – Other games that feature crossovers from Mario ===
=== Rule 2 – Other games that feature crossovers from Mario ===
:2.a – Similarly, a game that features Mario elements in it, but isn't generally considered to be a Mario game isn't canon.
:2.a – Similarly, a game that features Mario elements in it, but isn't generally considered to be a Mario game isn't canon.
::Examples: ''Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening'' isn't considered a Mario game; ''NBA Street V3'' isn't considered a Mario game;
::Examples: ''Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening'' isn't considered a Mario game; ''NBA Street V3'' isn't considered a Mario game;
Addendum A - For the sake of simplicity, "Mario game", or "Mario franchise" includes other Mario-related franchises such as Donkey Kong, Wario and Yoshi.
Addendum A - For the sake of simplicity, "Mario game", or "Mario franchise" includes other Mario-related franchises such as Donkey Kong, Wario and Yoshi.
== Section 3 - Retcon Rules ==
== Section 3 - Retcon Rules ==
=== Rule 1 – Newer remakes retcon older content ===
=== Rule 1 – Newer remakes retcon older content ===
:1.a – Newer remakes overrides previous titles and content, as if the original never happened. This includes changes such as: Characters, locations, story and names;  
:1.a – Newer remakes overrides previous titles and content, as if the original never happened. This includes changes such as: Characters, locations, story and names;  
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:1.b – Older content can still be considered canon if it doesn’t explicitly contradict with newer content.  
:1.b – Older content can still be considered canon if it doesn’t explicitly contradict with newer content.  
::Examples: The backstory in the original Manuals for ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' and ''Super Mario World''; levels based on ''Super Mario 3D World'' in ''Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker'';
::Examples: The backstory in the original Manuals for ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' and ''Super Mario World''; levels based on ''Super Mario 3D World'' in ''Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker'';
:1.c - Simple ports of older games do not count as remakes, and therefore don't fall under 1.a, and don't count as canon over previous remakes.
:1.c Simple ports of older games do not count as remakes, and therefore don't fall under 1.a, and don't count as canon over previous remakes.
Examples: ''Super Mario 64 DS'' still takes precedence over the ''Super Mario 64'' port in the ''3D All-Stars Collection'';  
Examples: ''Super Mario 64 DS'' still takes precedence over the ''Super Mario 64'' port in the ''3D All-Stars Collection'';  
=== Rule 2. - Revisiting locations aren’t retcons ===
 
=== Rule 2. Revisiting locations aren’t retcons ===
:2.a – Changes to old locations that are revisited in new games (that aren't remakes) are considered in-universe changes and not retcons.
:2.a – Changes to old locations that are revisited in new games (that aren't remakes) are considered in-universe changes and not retcons.
::Examples: Tracks revisited in Retro Cups in newer ''Mario Kart'' games or in ''Mario Kart Tour''; The giant Kong head not present in newer versions of DK Island;
::Examples: Tracks revisited in Retro Cups in newer ''Mario Kart'' games or in ''Mario Kart Tour''; The giant Kong head not present in newer versions of DK Island;
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:2.c – Locations that are radically different from previous appearances to the point that they can’t be explained as in-universe changes, (that aren’t covered by Exception 2.b), can be considered retcons. The newer appearance takes precedence over the older appearance.
:2.c – Locations that are radically different from previous appearances to the point that they can’t be explained as in-universe changes, (that aren’t covered by Exception 2.b), can be considered retcons. The newer appearance takes precedence over the older appearance.
::Examples: ''Super Mario Odyssey''’s globe retcons older references to Mario’s planet as our Earth (e.g. Rainbow Roads); N64 Choco Mountain and DS Airship Fortress in ''Mario Kart Tour''; Cheese Land in ''Mario Kart 8 Deluxe''; New Donk City retcons older New York City references;
::Examples: ''Super Mario Odyssey''’s globe retcons older references to Mario’s planet as our Earth (e.g. Rainbow Roads); N64 Choco Mountain and DS Airship Fortress in ''Mario Kart Tour''; Cheese Land in ''Mario Kart 8 Deluxe''; New Donk City retcons older New York City references;
Addendum A - Whether a location revisited is the exact same location or simply around a general area should be decided on a case by case basis
Addendum A - Whether a location revisited is the exact same location or simply around a general area should be decided on a case by case basis
Examples: Star Hill seen in Super Mario RPG and in Partners in Time aren't the exact same location, while retro tracks is the Mario Kart series generally are.
Examples: Star Hill seen in Super Mario RPG and in Partners in Time aren't the exact same location, while retro tracks is the Mario Kart series generally are.
== Significant Partially Canon Franchises ==
=== Mii ===
Mii is the flagship series of the Wii, and extends onto newer consoles as well. Wuhu Island is a location that has appeared in the Mario Kart series, as seen in the Mario Kart 7 Star Cup and Flower Cup, however, the Mii series is considered large enough, divergent enough, and "meta" enough that its games are generally not considered canon to Mario. [[Miis]] who are seen cheering for Mario in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 are to be mostly ignored for this project.
=== Game & Watch ===
All but two of the games in the Game & Watch franchise has been re-released as Mario games in the Game & Watch Gallery series.
=== Excite ===
Excite, best known for including Excitebike, is a series of games that has some ties to the Mario franchise. The Excitebike arena appears in the Super Bell Subway map and as a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe stage, and the game Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium is thought to take place there. As such, parts of the Excitebite series are canon to the Mario franchise. However, the Excite franchise as a whole is large and separate enough to be considered generally "non-canon", so games such as Excitebike 64, Excite Truck, and Excitebots: Trick Racing are not considered part of the universe.
=== R.O.B. ===
R.O.B. appears as a playable character in Mario Kart DS, and is referred to in the Wario games, meaning he exists as a concept in the Mario Universe. However, appearances outside of Mario games are not considered part of the Mario franchise.
=== Rhythm Heaven ===
Wario games have often referenced the Rhythm Heaven series, and so some Rhythm Heaven characters exist in the Mario Universe. However, the primary crossover game, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, is not considered canon due to the extensive crossover nature of the game, nor is the rest of the Rhythm Heaven series.
== Significant Non-Canon Franchises ==
=== Super Smash Bros. ===
Super Smash Bros is explicitly a crossover series, and so is considered non-canon. Even if it weren't, the characters in Smash Bros are toys, as shown in the first game of the series.
=== Sonic the Hedgehog ===
Sonic is best known to join Mario in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series. This is clearly both a crossover series and a series that mostly takes place in the "real world", and so is not considered canon.
=== Rabbids ===
Mario joins with the Rabbids in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, however, this is certainly a crossover game. The Rabbids franchise is also large and highly divergent from Mario.
=== Dragon Quest ===
The Mario franchise crosses over with Dragon Quest in Itadaki Street DS, the Fortune Street series, and Mario Sports Mix. However, Dragon Quest has a large, complex, and highly divergent canon of its own, and so all of these games are considered crossovers rather than canon.
=== The Legend of Zelda ===
Link and Hyrule appears as a character and kart course, along with the Animal Crossing and F-Zero series, in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, however, as part of crossover DLC, they are considered non-canon.
=== Animal Crossing ===
Similar to the Zelda franchise, Animal Crossing appears as characters and a kart course in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, however, as part of crossover DLC, they are considered non-canon.
=== F-Zero ===
F-Zero joins Animal Crossing and Zelda with Mario in the Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The series is considered non-canon as it is included as part of a crossover DLC.
=== Mario Edutainment ===
Games that are intended to teach "real-world" facts are not considered canon. Such games include  "Mario's Time Machine" and "Mario is Missing!".
=== Final Fantasy ===
Final Fantasy briefly crosses over with Mario alongside Dragon Quest in Mario Sports Mix. For these reasons, the game and series are considered non-canon.
=== Punch-Out!!! ===
Mario seemingly stars as a referee in certain games in the Punch-Out!!! series, however, since the referee is never confirmed as Mario, and the series is highly divergent and takes place in the "real world", it is not considered a canon appearance.
=== Spyro ===
Mario has crossed over with the Spyro series in Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing. This is considered a crossover game from a separate franchise, and so is not canon.
=== Banjo-Kazooie ===
This series, along with Conker's Bad Fur Day, appear in the Diddy Kong Racing series. This has led to the game being considered non-canon, as the game is not only a crossover but also not a significant part of Donkey Kong canon.
=== Conker's Bad Fur Day ===
Similar to Banjo-Kazooie, this series appears in Diddy Kong Racing, leading to the game being considered non-canon.
=== SSX ===
Mario, Luigi, and Peach appear in SSX on Tour in a cameo appearance, but as this is considered a non-canon crossover.
=== NBA Street ===
Mario, Luigi, and Peach make an appearance in this "real life" basketball series, but besides taking place in the "real world", this is a crossover cameo in a separate franchise, and so is considered non-canon.
=== The Legendary Starfy ===
Wario makes an appearance in Densetsu no Starfy 3, but the series diverges enough from Mario that it is considered a cameo in a separate series.
=== Captain Rainbow ===
The game "Captain Rainbow" features Birdo prominently, however, this is considered a cameo appearance in a game not part of Mario canon.
== Notable Non-Canon Games List ==
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed"
! Year !! Game !! Non-Canon Reasoning
|-
! 1983
| Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Sansū Lesson || Unclear who Published it
|-
! 1984
| Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1985
|  ||
|-
! 1986
| I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. || Real World
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. Special || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1987
| Family Computer Golf: Japan Course || Real World
|-
!
| Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course || Real World
|-
!
| Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course (gold) || Real World
|-
!
| Family Computer Golf: Japan Course (gold) || Real World
|-
! 1988
| Super Mario Bros. (Pinball) || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1989
| Tetris || Real World
|-
! 1990
| Mario's Egg Catch || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Luigi's Hammer Toss || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Princess Toadstool's Castle Run || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1991
| NES Open Tournament Golf || Real World
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. Print World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario Roulette || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Piccadilly Circus: Super Mario Bros. 3 || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's Open Golf || Real World
|-
! 1992
| Terebi Denwa: Super Mario World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario World Popcorn || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Pika Pika Mario || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. (Pinball) || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Race || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario Teaches Typing || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario is Missing! || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario World (Pinball) || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1993
| Mario's Time Machine || Real World
|-
!
| Koopa Taiji || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Būbū Mario || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario Undoukai || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1994
| Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Mario Kart Dokidoki Race || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's Time Machine Deluxe || Real World
|-
!
| Hotel Mario || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1995
| Satella-Q || Real World
|-
!
| Wario's Woods Burst of Laughter Version || Real World
|-
!
| Mario's Early Years! CD-ROM Collection || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's Game Gallery || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Donkey Kong Country (Pinball) || Unknown Publisher
|-
! 1996
| Super Mario Attack || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario's FUNdamentals || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario Teaches Typing 2 || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 1997
| BS Super Mario Collection || Real World
|-
!
| Super Mario 64 (slot machine) || Unknown Publisher
|-
!
| Super Mario Collection Screen Saver || Not a game
|-
! 1998
| Mario no Photopi || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Tetris DX || Real World
|-
! 1999
| Picross NP || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Smash Bros. || Crossover game
|-
! 2000
|  ||
|-
! 2001
| Super Smash Bros. Melee || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario Family || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2002
|  ||
|-
! 2003
| Donkey Kong Country Barrel Maze || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Dokidoki Mario Chance! || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Fushigi no Janjan Land || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario 64 (Pinball) || Unknown Publisher
|-
! 2004
| Densetsu no Starfy 3 || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Donkey Kong (Pinball) || Unknown Publisher
|-
! 2005
| NBA Street V3 || Crossover game
|-
!
| SSX on Tour || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Super Mario Bros. (Water Game) || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Donkey Kong (Water Game) || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2006
| Tetris DS || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario Hoops 3-on-3 || Crossover game
|-
! 2007
| Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| Itadaki Street DS || Crossover game
|-
! 2008
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl || Crossover game
|-
!
| Captain Rainbow || Crossover game
|-
! 2009
| Punch-Out!! || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2010
| Mario Sports Mix || Crossover game
|-
! 2011
| Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| Fortune Street || Crossover game
|-
!
| AR Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| StreetPass Mii Plaza || Crossover game
|-
!
| New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2012
| Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| Nintendo Land || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario Party Kurukuru Carnival || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2013
| Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| NES Remix || Crossover game
|-
!
| Photos with Mario || Real World
|-
!
| Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher 2 || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario Kart Arcade GP DX || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
! 2014
| NES Remix Pack || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Smash Bros. for Wii U || Crossover game
|-
!
| NES Remix 2 || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS || Crossover game
|-
!
| Ultimate NES Remix || Crossover game
|-
!
| Nintendo Badge Arcade || Crossover game
|-
! 2015
| Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing || Crossover game
|-
!
| Minecraft: Wii U Edition || Crossover game
|-
!
| Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition || Crossover game
|-
!
| Luigi's Mansion Arcade || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Rhythm Heaven Megamix || Crossover game
|-
! 2016
| Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games || Crossover game
|-
!
| Mario Party Challenge World || Not Published by Nintendo
|-
!
| Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition || Crossover game
|-
! 2017
| Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle || Crossover game
|-
!
| Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition || Crossover game
|-
!
| Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition || Crossover game
|-
! 2018
| Minecraft || Crossover game
|-
!
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate || Crossover game
|-
! 2019
| Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 || Crossover game
|-
! 2020
| Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition || Crossover game
|}


== Mario Kart Course Information ==
Addendum B - A list of the current Mario Kart race tracks can be found '''[[List of Mario Kart Tracks|here]]'''.
Many Mario Kart courses (and battle arenas) have been remade, and so may have adjusted canon. Included here is a list of all courses, with information on courses that have been remade. Not included in this table are 16 non-canon courses: Pac Mountain, Pac Labyrinth, Mute City, Hyrule Circuit, Animal Crossing, Big Blue, Urchin Underpass, New York Minute, Tokyo Blur, Paris Promenade, London Loop, New York Minute 2, Tokyo Blur 2, Paris Promenade 2, Vancouver Velocity, and London Loop 2.
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed"
! Game !! Name !! Remake Information
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Mario Circuit 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DS, and twice in Mario Kart Tour (Mario Circuit 1 and RMX Mario Circuit 1)
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Donut Plains 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Ghost Valley 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Bowser Castle 1 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Mario Circuit 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Choco Island 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and Mario Kart Tour under the name RMX Choco Island 1
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Ghost Valley 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Donut Plains 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Bowser Castle 2 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Mario Circuit 3 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Koopa Beach 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Choco Island 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Vanilla Lake 1 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Bowser Castle 3 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Mario Circuit 4 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Donut Plains 3 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Koopa Beach 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart DS
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Ghost Valley 3 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Vanilla Lake 2 || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Rainbow Road (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Battle Course 1 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Battle Course 2 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Battle Course 3 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit
|-
! Super Mario Kart
| Battle Course 4 (SNES) || Remade in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Luigi Raceway || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Moo Moo Farm || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Koopa Troopa Beach || Remade in Mario Kart Tour, and Mario Kart 7 under the name Koopa Beach (N64)
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Kalimari Desert || Remade in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Toad's Turnpike || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Frappe Snowland || Remade in Mario Kart DS, Mario Mart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Choco Mountain || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Mario Raceway || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Wario Stadium (N64) ||
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Sherbet Land (N64) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Royal Raceway || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Bowser's Castle (N64) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| DK's Jungle Parkway || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Yoshi Valley || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Banshee Boardwalk || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Rainbow Road (N64) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Big Donut || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Block Fort || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Double Deck ||
|-
! Mario Kart 64
| Skyscraper || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Peach Circuit || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Shy Guy Beach || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Riverside Park ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 1 (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart 7, and Mario Kart Tour under the name Bowser's Castle 1
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Mario Circuit (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Boo Lake ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Cheese Land || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 2 (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart Tour under the name Bowser's Castle 2
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Luigi Circuit (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Sky Garden || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Cheep-Cheep Island ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Sunset Wilds ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Snow Land ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Ribbon Road || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Yoshi Desert ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 3 (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Lakeside Park ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Broken Pier ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 4 ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Rainbow Road (GBA) ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Mario Circuit 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Donut Plains 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Ghost Valley 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 1 (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Mario Circuit 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Choco Island 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Ghost Valley 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Donut Plains 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 2 (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Mario Circuit 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Koopa Beach 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Choco Island 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Vanilla Lake 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Bowser Castle 3 (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Mario Circuit 4 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Donut Plains 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
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! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Koopa Beach 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Ghost Valley 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Vanilla Lake 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Rainbow Road (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Battle Course 1 (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Battle Course 2 (GBA) ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Battle Course 3 (GBA) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Super Circuit
| Battle Course 4 (GBA) ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Luigi Circuit (GCN) || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Peach Beach || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Baby Park || Remade in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Dry Dry Desert || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Mushroom Bridge || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Mario Circuit (GCN) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Daisy Cruiser || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Waluigi Stadium (GCN) || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Sherbet Land (GCN) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Mushroom City ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Yoshi Circuit || Remade in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| DK Mountain || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Wario Collosseum ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Dino Dino Jungle || Remade in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Bowser's Castle (GCN) ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Rainbow Road (GCN) ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Cookie Land || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Block City ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Nintendo GameCube ||
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Pipe Plaza || Remade in Mario Kart DS
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Luigi's Mansion (GCN) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart: Double Dash
| Tilt-a-Kart ||
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Mario Highway || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Mario Beach || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| DK Jungle (GP1) || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Bananan Ruins || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Diamond City || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Snow Panic || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Bowser's Castle (GP1) || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Castle Wall || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Rainbow Coaster || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP
| Rainbow Downhill || Remade in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Figure-8 Circuit ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Yoshi Falls || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Cheep Cheep Beach || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Luigi's Mansion (DS) || Remade in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Desert Hills || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Delfino Square || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Waluigi Pinball || Remade in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Shroom Ridge ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| DK Pass || Remade in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Tick-Tock Clock || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Mario Circuit (DS) ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Airship Fortress || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Wario Stadium (DS) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Peach Gardens || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Bowser Castle ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Rainbow Road (DS) ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Mario Circuit 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Moo Moo Farm || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Peach Circuit || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Luigi Circuit (GCN) || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Donut Plains 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Frappe Snowland || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Bowser Castle 2 (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Baby Park || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Koopa Beach 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Choco Mountain || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Luigi Circuit (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Mushroom Bridge || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Choco Island 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Banshee Boardwalk || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Sky Garden || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Yoshi Circuit || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Nintendo DS ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Twilight House || Remade in Mario Kart Wii
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Palm Shore || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Tart Top ||
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Block Fort || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart DS
| Pipe Plaza || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Yoshi Park 1 ||
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Yoshi Park 2 ||
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Mario Highway || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Mario Beach || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Stadium Arena ||
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Waluigi Stadium (GP2) ||
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| DK Jungle (GP1) || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Bananan Ruins || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Diamond City || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Snow Panic || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Bowser's Castle (GP1) || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Castle Wall || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Rainbow Coaster || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
| Rainbow Downhill || Remake of Mario Kart Arcade GP course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Luigi Circuit (WII) ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Moo Moo Meadows || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Mushroom Gorge || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Toad's Factory ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Mario Circuit (WII) ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Coconut Mall || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| DK Summit ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Wario's Gold Mine || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Daisy Circuit ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Koopa Cape || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Maple Treeway || Remade in Mario Kart 7
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Grumble Volcano || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Dry Dry Ruins ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Moonview Highway ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Bowser's Castle (WII) ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Rainbow Road (WII) ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Peach Beach || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Yoshi Falls || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Ghost Valley 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Mario Raceway || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Sherbet Land (N64) || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Shy Guy Beach || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Delfino Square || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Waluigi Stadium (GCN) || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Desert Hills || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Bowser Castle 3 (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| DK's Jungle Parkway || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Mario Circuit (GCN) || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Mario Circuit 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Peach Gardens || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| DK Mountain || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Bowser's Castle (N64) || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Block Plaza ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Delfino Pier ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Funky Stadium ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Chain Chomp Wheel ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Thwomp Desert ||
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Battle Course 4 (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Battle Course 3 (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Skyscraper || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Cookie Land || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Twilight House || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Wii
| Galaxy Colosseum ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Toad Circuit || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Daisy Hills || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Cheep Cheep Lagoon || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Shy Guy Bazaar || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Wuhu Loop ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Mario Circuit (3DS) || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Music Park || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Rock Rock Mountain || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Piranha Plant Slide || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Wario Shipyard ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Neo Bowser City || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Maka Wuhu ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| DK Jungle (3DS) || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Rosalina's Ice World ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Bowser's Castle (3DS) ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Rainbow Road (3DS) || Remade in Mario Kart Tour
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Luigi Raceway || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Bowser Castle 1 (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Mushroom Gorge || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Luigi's Mansion (DS) || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Koopa Beach (N64) || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Mario Circuit 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Coconut Mall || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Waluigi Pinball || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Kalimari Desert || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| DK Pass || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Daisy Cruiser || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Maple Treeway || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Koopa Cape || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Dino Dino Jungle || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Airship Fortress || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Honeybee Hive ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Sherbet Rink ||
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Wuhu Town || Remade in Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Battle Course 1 (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Big Donut || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 7
| Palm Shore || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Mario Kart Stadium ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Water Park ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Sweet Sweet Canyon ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Thwomp Ruins ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Mario Circuit ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Toad Harbour ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Twisted Mansion ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Shy Guy Falls ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Sunshine Airport ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Dolphin Shoals ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Electrodrome ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Mount Wario ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Cloudtop Cruise ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Bone-Dry Dunes ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Bowser's Castle (NS) ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Rainbow Road (NS) ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Moo Moo Meadows || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Mario Circuit (GBA) || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Cheep Cheep Beach || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Toad's Turnpike || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Dry Dry Desert || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Donut Plains 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Royal Raceway || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| DK Jungle (3DS) || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Wario Stadium (DS) || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Sherbet Land (GCN) || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Music Park || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Yoshi Valley || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Tick-Tock Clock || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Piranha Plant Slide || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Grumble Volcano || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Rainbow Road (N64) || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Yoshi Circuit || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Excitebike Arena ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Dragon Driftway ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Wario's Gold Mine || Remake of Mario Kart Wii course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Rainbow Road (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Ice Ice Outpost ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Baby Park || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Cheese Land || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Wild Woods ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Neo Bowser City || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Ribbon Road || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Super Bell Subway ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Battle Stadium ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Sweet Sweet Kingdom ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Dragon Palace ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Lunar Colony ||
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Wuhu Town || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Luigi's Mansion (GCN) || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
| Battle Course 1 (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Arcade GP VR
| Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Course || Contains partial remake of Bowser's Castle (GP1)
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Mario Circuit 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Donut Plains 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Ghost Valley 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Mario Circuit 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Mario Circuit 3 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Choco Island 2 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Vanilla Lake 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Rainbow Road (SNES) || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| RMX Mario Circuit 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| RMX Choco Island 1 || Remake of Super Mario Kart course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Koopa Troopa Beach || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Kalimari Desert || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Frappe Snowland || Remake of Mario Kart 64 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Bowser's Castle 1 || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Bowser's Castle 2 || Remake of Mario Kart: Super Circuit course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Yoshi Circuit || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Dino Dino Jungle || Remake of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Luigi's Mansion (DS) || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Waluigi Pinball || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| DK Pass || Remake of Mario Kart DS course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Toad Circuit || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Daisy Hills || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Cheep Cheep Lagoon || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Shy Guy Bazaar || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Mario Circuit (3DS) || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Rock Rock Mountain || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Neo Bowser City || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|-
! Mario Kart Tour
| Rainbow Road (3DS) || Remake of Mario Kart 7 course
|}

Latest revision as of 02:57, 24 July 2021

A list of the current canon games can be found here.

Section 1 – Publisher Rules

Rule 1 – Must be published by Nintendo

1.a – Video games published by Nintendo and set in the Mario Universe are canon, this includes Japan-only releases and US-only releases, though not web browser games. Licensing is not enough.
Examples: Super Mario Bros. 2 and Donkey Kong Circus are canon, Mario is Missing and Hotel Mario are not;
1.b – "Game-adjacent" media made by the developers of the game (not by third-parties) is also considered canon.
Examples: Game manuals, official websites and Word of God are canon, Prima Guides are not;
1.c – If the publisher is unknown, then the canonicity is determined on if canon games reference it
Examples: Mario Kart Wii references Mario Kart Arcade GP;

Addendum A - The Mario Universe consists of the Mario franchise, Wario franchise, Yoshi franchise and DK franchise.

Section 2 – Crossover Rules

Rule 1 – Mario games that feature crossovers from other franchises

1.a – A game that features crossovers (characters from another franchise) is canon if it isn't considered a game for the franchise "crossing over" to Mario.
Examples: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't considered a Zelda game; Mario Hoops 3-on-3 isn't considered a FF game;
1.b – However, if the crossover title can be considered a game for the other franchise, but doesn't in any way interact with the canon of that franchise, the game can still be considered canon to Mario.
Examples: Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix does not connect to any other DDR game, and so is considered canon to Mario;
1.c – If a game is presented in a way that places both franchises equally, then it is not canon to Mario.
Examples: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games holds Mario and Sonic to the same level; Super Smash Bros. holds multiple franchises to the same level neither are canon to Mario;

Rule 2 – Other games that feature crossovers from Mario

2.a – Similarly, a game that features Mario elements in it, but isn't generally considered to be a Mario game isn't canon.
Examples: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening isn't considered a Mario game; NBA Street V3 isn't considered a Mario game;

Addendum A - For the sake of simplicity, "Mario game", or "Mario franchise" includes other Mario-related franchises such as Donkey Kong, Wario and Yoshi.

Section 3 - Retcon Rules

Rule 1 – Newer remakes retcon older content

1.a – Newer remakes overrides previous titles and content, as if the original never happened. This includes changes such as: Characters, locations, story and names;
Examples: Super Mario All-Stars retcons the originals; Super Mario Advance series retcons Super Mario All-Stars; Mario & Luigi DX retcons the originals; Super Mario 64 DS retcons Super Mario 64;
1.b – Older content can still be considered canon if it doesn’t explicitly contradict with newer content.
Examples: The backstory in the original Manuals for Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World; levels based on Super Mario 3D World in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker;
1.c – Simple ports of older games do not count as remakes, and therefore don't fall under 1.a, and don't count as canon over previous remakes.

Examples: Super Mario 64 DS still takes precedence over the Super Mario 64 port in the 3D All-Stars Collection;

Rule 2. – Revisiting locations aren’t retcons

2.a – Changes to old locations that are revisited in new games (that aren't remakes) are considered in-universe changes and not retcons.
Examples: Tracks revisited in Retro Cups in newer Mario Kart games or in Mario Kart Tour; The giant Kong head not present in newer versions of DK Island;
2.b – Newer changes that causes contradictions to older content due to technical limitations in hardware can be disregarded. The older appearance takes precedence over the newer content. (i.e. the Double Dash Exception)
Examples: GCN Mushroom Bridge lacking references to Mushroom City in Mario Kart DS;
2.c – Locations that are radically different from previous appearances to the point that they can’t be explained as in-universe changes, (that aren’t covered by Exception 2.b), can be considered retcons. The newer appearance takes precedence over the older appearance.
Examples: Super Mario Odyssey’s globe retcons older references to Mario’s planet as our Earth (e.g. Rainbow Roads); N64 Choco Mountain and DS Airship Fortress in Mario Kart Tour; Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; New Donk City retcons older New York City references;

Addendum A - Whether a location revisited is the exact same location or simply around a general area should be decided on a case by case basis Examples: Star Hill seen in Super Mario RPG and in Partners in Time aren't the exact same location, while retro tracks is the Mario Kart series generally are.

Addendum B - A list of the current Mario Kart race tracks can be found here.