Get an early look at every new Mario Kart 7 track

Mario Kart 7 is due out in less than two weeks, giving 3DS owners one more game to use when justifying their purchase. Considering how important Mario Kart DS was in assuring the success of the original dual-screened handheld, expectations are pretty high for the new iteration of the Kart franchise, with fans hoping it will be the game the system needs to become the success Nintendo expected it to be. In preparation for the release we've put together a video showing off all 16 of the game's new courses, demonstrating a variety of Mario Kart 7's locations, mechanics, and obstacles.

Check them out, and let us know which levels you're the most excited for (we have a feeling it's going to be Rainbow Road, though Piranha Plant Slide's retro themes might win some of you over in the long run).

Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup

Above: The Mushroom Cup is Toad Circuit, Daisy Hills, Cheep Cheep Lagoon, and Shy Guy Bazaar. The Flower Cup is Wuhu Loop, Mario Circuit, Music Park, and Rock Rock Mountain

Star Cup and Special Cup

Above: The Star Cup is Piranha Plant Slide, Wario Shipyard, Neo Bowser City, and Maka Wuhu. The Special Cup is DK Jungle, Rosalina's Ice World, Bowser's Castle, and Rainbow Road

Hollander Cooper

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.