Mario Kart Super Circuit: Characters & Stats

4 min readMay 7, 2020



Hi everyone and today, I’m talking about the characters and their stats on Mario Kart Super Circuit. I know this blog post may turn out to be short, but I’ll try to talk about everything I can here.

Let’s Begin

First off, the game features eight characters including the “RANDOM” Option with an item box as it’s icon. The roster for Super Circuit has the same characters from Mario Kart 64, but with this one change mentioned above. The characters in Super Circuit are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Wario and Bowser.

NOTE: Keep an eye out for this!

Something you’ll notice and should keep an eye on, is the stats for each character, displayed below each character rotating once you have the cursor on their icon. These stats are Speed and Weight Class, symbolized by yellow stars. It’s labelled as “Acceleration” in the Japanese version, Mario Kart Advance.

There are three Weight Classes in Super Circuit. Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavy Weight. Starting out, we have Toad, Yoshi and Princess Peach in the Lightweight class. Next, Mario and Luigi with the exact same stats in the Middleweight class. Lastly, There’s Donkey Kong, Wario and Bowser in the Heavyweight class.

Mario Kart Super Circuit Character Roster. The stats are shown below the characters


If I could change one thing about it, it would definitely be Yoshi’s stats. His weight is marked by two stars and his speed is marked by four stars. The reason I choose Yoshi is that he turns a huge angle and skids a bit too far whenever he’s drifting or turning, so that’s one thing I see that needs improvement.

Yoshi when drifting

Suitable Character Choices

Since there’s eight playable characters, you should make a close observation of the character stats to know which character is suitable for which cup. For example, I’d prefer taking Luigi for the Flower Cup and Yoshi for the Lightning Cup.

Luigi in Boo Lake ( in the Flower Cup)
Yoshi in Luigi Circuit ( in the Lightning Cup)

Snow Land is a slippery track, so you should probably consider using a Middleweight or Heavyweight.

Snow Land Map Layout

How do the characters sound?

The sounds the character’s make are quite nice actually, but some are the same sounds from Mario Kart 64. I noticed that Toad sounds more like he normally would, but in GBA sound quality. Luigi had his normal voice in Mario Kart 64, but sounds a bit more like Mario in Super Circuit. Wario’s voice sounds quite high, almost like Waluigi in Mario Kart 64, but sounds normal in Super Circuit. I’m not going to get into the full details of the character voices and all, but you get the idea.

The Mario Kart 64 Roster can be easily compared to that of Super Circuit

Checking out Gameplay

When racing with a character, they turn their body to the side as if they’re dozing off to sleep or being knocked out, if you see it that way. It feels nice to see the characters driving from the different angles during the credits because the camera/screen focuses on them up close turning and drifting.

Super Circuit Credits

That’s all I have time for today. If you didn’t read my last blog, go check it out on my profile “@TheMKSC_Talk01”. I shall see you in my next entry. Thank you for reading!




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