Mario Circuit (SSBB)

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Mario Kart
Mario CircuitSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Circuit (Brawl)Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Figure-8 CircuitSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mario Circuit / Figure-8 Circuit
Figure-8 Circuit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Universe Mario
Appears in Brawl
SSB4 (Wii U)
Home stage to Brawl:
Dr. Mario
Rosalina & Luma
Bowser Jr.
Dr. Mario
Rosalina & Luma
Bowser Jr.
Piranha Plant
Availability Starter
Crate type Futuristic (Brawl Only)
Maximum players 4 (Brawl)
8 (Wii U and Ultimate)
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 Figure-8 Circuit (stage)
For the stage that is new 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, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In SSB4, it has been renamed to Mario Circuit (Brawl) to distinguish it from the similarly named new stage.

In Ultimate, it has been renamed again to Figure-8 Circuit (エイトクロスサーキット, 8-Cross Circuit), possibly due to its strong resemblance to the track from Mario Kart DS.

Stage overview[edit]

The stage has a simple layout, being a walk-off with solid ground making up the base of the stage. There are three soft platforms above it, arranged in a trapezoid shape, with the platforms on the sides being walk-offs as well.

At regular intervals, Shy Guys in go-karts will drive from the background on the lower road, similar in concept to the F-Zero-themed stages Mute City and Port Town Aero Dive. Some time later, they will 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 players are hit by the karts, they will take 15% damage and sizable knockback, and can even be Star KO'd at higher percentages. The Shy Guys can also be attacked, which will send them spinning out to the side of the screen. Additionally, the screen in the background shows the location of the Shy Guys on the circuit, providing extra warning for their arrival.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ω 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the stages hover above the racetrack, and they are sized and shaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form somewhat resemble the soft platforms of the normal form.


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 (which it is named after in Ultimate). 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.

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.


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.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Update history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1.0.2


Lakitu giving the green light to begin a race in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  • 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.
  • 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 summoned from an Assist Trophy, the lower part of his face will be below ground.
  • When the announcer gives the "GO!" signal, the music track will begin to play and the Shy Guys will race around the course, much like Lakitu's role in the Mario Kart series to begin a race for the characters when the signal lights turn green.
  • As pointed out on the DOJO!!, the entire track is present, despite most of it not being viewable, even when pausing and changing the camera angle. However, it can be viewed by hacking.
  • POW Blocks are able to hit Shy Guys that are behind the stage.
  • In SSB4, this is the only stage to have something other than "64" in parentheses in its name.

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