Mario Circuit (SSBB)

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Mario Kart
Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Universe Mario
Appears in Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Home stage to Brawl:
Rosalina and Luma
Dr. Mario
Bowser Jr.
Availability Starter (Brawl and SSB4)
Crate type Futuristic (Brawl Only)
Maximum players 8
Tracks available In Brawl:
Mario Circuit
Luigi Circuit
Waluigi Pinball
Rainbow Road
Mario Tennis / Mario Golf
Excite Truck
Title (3D Hot Rally)

In SSB4:
Mario Circuit
Luigi Raceway
Waluigi Pinball
Mario Tennis / Mario Golf
Rainbow Road (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)
Title (3D Hot Rally)
Excite Truck

Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Tournament legality
Brawl Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Mario Circuit (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
For the stage that is original to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, see Mario Circuit (SSB4).

Mario Circuit (マリオサーキット, Mario Circuit) is a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where it is referred to as Mario Circuit (Brawl) to distinguish it from the similarly named new stage. If not playing the PAL version of the game, this makes it currently the only stage to have something other than "64" in parentheses in its in-game name.


The stage has a simple layout, with a one base platform that extends all the way off the stage, and three floating platforms above it, arranged in a trapezoid shape. Every so often, Shy Guys in go-karts will drive from the background through the stage via the lower road, similar in concept to the F-Zero-themed stages Mute City and Port Town Aero Dive. They will also sometimes fly over the platforms on the upper road from the left, though players are alerted beforehand by a flashing warning arrow, akin to Onett. If characters are struck by the karts, they will take 15% damage and neutral knockback and can even be Star KO'd at higher percentages. Additionally, the screen in the background will show the location of the Shy Guys on the circuit, making it possible to avoid the racers. The Shy Guys can be attacked and sent spinning out to the side of the screen.

This was the last stage that was first shown in trailers to be confirmed on the DOJO!!. Over a year had passed since its initial revelation, making Mario Circuit the stage with the longest duration between its trailer and DOJO!! confirmations.

Ω form[edit]

The Omega form of this stage consists of a new, raised platform in front of the standard version of the stage, which can be seen in the background. Shy Guys still race along the track but do not interfere with the fighters.

Tournament Legality[edit]

Mario Circuit is banned in tournaments due to its walk-off blast lines, which, in Brawl, allow chain-grabbers to chain throw an opponent off of the stage's sides. In addition, the karts are overly powerful stage hazards, and gameplay centers around avoiding the karts, as well as throwing opponents into them.


Mario Circuit is the name of a track that appears in every Mario Kart game since Super Mario Kart; however, there are only a small amount of resemblances in this stage to any of the Mario Circuits. One of these resemblances is in Super Mario Kart's Mario Circuit 2, which has a jump that overlaps another part of the track. The Shy Guys in this stage having to jump over the road onto to the other side could be a reference to Mario Circuit 2's jump. However, in Mario Kart DS, Shy Guys only appear in DS Download Play. Another resemblance is that in Mario Kart 64's Mario Raceway, there are giant mushrooms for decoration. Tall mushrooms can be seen in the background of this stage, but the mushrooms are much thinner and taller compared to the ones in Mario Kart 64.

The overall design of this stage resembles Figure-8 Circuit in Mario Kart DS. Figure-8 Circuit features a seating area for spectators, pipes in the background, and giant block structures (which originally appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3). Also a small sign that says "Nintendo" is seen in this track. All these features, including the "Nintendo" sign, are retained in this stage, but Figure-8 Circuit only had one seating area while this stage features two. Also in Mario Kart DS, if friends wanted to play the game together, but somebody didn't have it, they could still connect together through DS Download Play; however, the people who didn't have the game have no choice but to play as a Shy Guy. This stage features the drivers as Shy Guys and this could be also be a reference to Mario Kart DS. The trees that have faces in this stage are possibly a reference to the trees in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

The design of the giant screen in the background is based on the map that was displayed on the DS Touch Screen during races in Mario Kart DS. Pressing the "Y" button or tapping the screen with the stylus gave the player this view, along with the location and position of every racer. All these features are retained here.


While using Link or Toon Link's Triforce Slashes, if a Shy Guy is hit by the final strike and only the final strike of the Final Smash, the Shy Guy will continue to go around the circuit but it will be in slow motion. It will still show the kart's position on the monitor in the background but it will be far behind the group. Even though it is moving so slow, it will still deal normal damage and knockback.


Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1.0.2


The whole track as seen in Brawl.
  • In the trailer that originally revealed Mario Circuit, the Shy Guys were all driving white karts and the screen in the background was blank.
  • Some items and Final Smashes can't affect the karts on the track.
    • When Iceberg is used, for example, the karts will simply drive straight through the ice.
    • If Jigglypuff's Puff Up is used, karts will go through Jigglypuff while it's expanding (though shrinking could still wipe them out.)
    • Cook Kirby also doesn't have any effect on them; this is because they are obstacles.
    • They are also unaffected by Bumpers.
  • If Andross is released from an Assist Trophy, the lower part of his face will be below ground.
  • When the announcer gives the "GO!" signal, the corresponding music track will play and the Shy Guys will race around the course while the fighters are having their match, just like how Lakitu did when the race begins for the characters in the Mario Kart series.
  • Interestingly, there are graphics for the entire track. Visuals are inaccessible, even when pausing and changing the camera angle. However, such angles can be viewed by hacking.
  • POW Blocks are able to hit Shy Guys that are behind the stage.

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