1992–1996 1996–2003 2003–2005, 2008 2005–2014, 2005–present (merchandise) 2013–present
1992–1996 1996–2003 2003–2005, 2008 2005–2014, 2005–present (merchandise) 2013–present

Super Mario Kart



Mario Kart

1996–2005, 2008


Mario Kart Logo 1996

The logo was first introduced in Mario Kart 64.

2003–2005, 2008


The logo stopped appearing in the games' logos in 2008 with Mario Kart Wii, but was still on finish line flags until Mario Kart 7, when it got replaced by the new one (although only in nitro courses). Starting from Mario Kart 8, an updated version of the pre-DS logo appears on banners of retro courses from the first four games in the series[1] being slightly restyled and with letters slightly spaced from each other.


2005–2014, 2005–present (merchandise)


This logo appeared in the game logos starting with Mario Kart DS until Mario Kart 7. In Mario Kart 7, the logo replaced the former series logo on the finish line flags in nitro courses, and starting from Mario Kart 8, every retro course from DS onward (including the following exceptions below) use the modern logo for their finish line flags.




  1. GCN Yoshi Circuit, GBA Cheese Land and GBA Ribbon Road in Mario Kart 8 and GCN DK Mountain in Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all use the modern logo for its banners. N64 Kalimari Desert 2 in Mario Kart Tour also uses the modern logo, although only for the banner inside the train tunnel, which also applies for its reappearance in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which uses the Kalimari Desert 2 route for laps two and three.