How To Unlock Secret Characters In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

So, you may or may not know that there’s only one secret character to unlock in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

It’s Gold Mario and unlocking him is quite simple, yet also difficult.

In order to unlock Gold Mario, you’ll need to complete all 12 cups in 200cc. The good news is that in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, you’ll have 200cc as well as all cups unlocked from the start, so you can go straight to 200cc if you feel confident enough.

Whilst there’s only one character to unlock, there’s a bunch of vehicle customisation options that you can unlock by collecting coins. There’s also three new vehicles in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe including two brand new Splatoon vehicles, which are both awesome.

We’ve listed all of the courses below, just in-case you want to keep track manually. 

Mushroom Cup

Mario Kart Stadium
Water Park
Sweet Sweet Canyon
Thwomp Ruins

Flower Cup

Mario Circuit
Toad Harbour
Twisted Mansion
Shy Guy Falls

Star Cup

Sunshine Airport
Dolphin Shoals
Mount Wario

Special Cup

Cloudtop Cruise
Bone-Dry Dunes
Bowser’s Castle
Rainbow Road

Shell Cup

Moo Moo Meadows (Wii)
Mario Circuit (GBA)
Cheep Cheep Beach (DS)
Toad’s Turnpike (N64)

Banana Cup

Dry Dry Desert (GameCube)
Donut Plains 3 (SNES)
Royal Raceway (N64)
DK Jungle (3DS)

Leaf Cup

Wario Stadium (DS)
Sherbet Land (GameCube)
Music Park (3DS)
Yoshi Valley (N64)

Lightning Cup

Tick-Tock Clock (DS)
Piranha Plan Slide (3DS)
Grumble Volcano (Wii)
Rainbow Road (N64)

Egg Cup (DLC 1)

Yoshi Circuit (GameCube)
Excitebike Arena (based on Excitebike)
Dragon Driftway
Mute City (based on F-Zero)

Triforce Cup (DLC 1)

Wario’s Gold Mine (Wii)
Rainbow Road (SNES)
Ice Ice Outpost
Hyrule Circult (based on Legend of Zelda)

Crossing Cup (DLC 2)

Baby Park (GameCube)
Cheese Land (GBA)
Wild Woods
Animal Crossing (based on Animal Crossing)

Bell Cup (DLC 2)

Neo Bowser City (3DS)
Ribbon Road (GBA)
Super Bell Subway
Big Blue (based on F-Zero)