With February’s Nintendo Direct revealing that 48 classic tracks from Mario Kart‘s rich history will be available as downloadable content in Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (including some iconic stages from Mario Kart Wii), I’ve been left wondering which tracks will get the HD treatment. So here are 10 of the best tracks that deserve to shine again!
1. Delfino Square (DS)
Originally on the DS(with a remaster on the Wii) Delfino Square features Super Mario Sunshine‘s iconic Piantas racing through the market squares, over a giant drawbridge and several shortcuts! To take advantage of this would be a triumphant return to one of the best tracks on the Wii.
2. Wario Shipyard (7)
One of the less often mentioned tracks from 7 utilised the new underwater driving mechanic well and would only need a graphical touch up to give it an entire new un-life. With the spooky fog amongst destroyed ships and branching paths this track would be perfect for the chaotic nature of 200cc.
3. Airship Fortress (DS)
First of all—airships— second of all, a dark sunset skybox with orange hues in HD would be absolutely stunning! Not to mention the hazards that will plague you whilst spiralling down the broken tower in frantic mode. No one will be safe from the absolute carnage.
4. Waluigi Pinball (DS)
I don’t feel like I need to explain the beauty and joys of Waluigi Pinball, from its iconic music to the presence of a giant mechanical Waluigi, the track sparks joy for anyone that has experienced it and it would be a crime to keep it locked to the DS and 3DS systems.
5. Mushroom Gorge (Wii)
Probably the most iconic stage from Mario Kart Wii, having branching paths filled with mushrooms and crazy corner skips if you can manipulate boosts correctly make this stage incredibly fun to master.