32-course meal for Mario Kart DS

More confirmed retro tracks than you can shake a couple of furry dice at - and that's only the half of it

As the launch of Nintendo's online handheld racer Mario Kart DS squeals ever closer, we're getting increasingly frothy over the steady stream of new details pouring from the deepest recesses of the internet.

This time around, website is reporting on confirmation of the complete track listing for Mario's latest tyre-burning trip around the tarmac. It's pretty astonishing purely for the sheer number of tracks Nintendo is cramming into the handheld version, with a total of thirty-two courses in the mix.

There's been some confusion on the web previously regarding the game's Retro track mode, with various reports incorrectly claiming that Mario Kart's past glories are all you'll have to race around come launch day. In fact, not only does the game feature sixteen fully 3D reworkings of classic courses culled from previous GameCube, GBA, N64 and SNES versions but sixteen brand new tracks as well.

Check out the full listing below and dare to dream of the unadulterated moustachioed racing bliss you'll be experiencing come November 25.

Retro Mode

Shell Cup

  • Mario Circuit 1 (SNES)
  • Moo Moo Farm (N64)
  • Peach Circuit (GBA)
  • Luigi Circuit (GCN)

Banana Cup

  • Donut Plains 1 (SNES)
  • Frappe Snowland (N64)
  • Bowser Castle 2 (GBA)
  • Baby Park (GCN)

Leaf Cup

  • Koopa Beach 2 (SNES)
  • Choco Mountain (N64)
  • Luigi Circuit (GBA)
  • Mushroom Bridge (GCN)

Lightning Cup

  • Choco Island 2 (SNES)
  • Banshee Boardwalk (N64)
  • Sky Garden (GBA)
  • Yoshi Circuit (GCN)

Nitro Mode

Mushroom Cup

  • Figure-8 Circuit
  • Yoshi Falls
  • Cheep Cheep Beach
  • Luigi's Mansion

Flower Cup

  • Desert Hills
  • Delfino Square
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Shroom Ridge

Star Cup

  • DK Pass
  • Tick-Tock Clock
  • Mario Circuit
  • Airship Fortress

Special Cup

  • Wario Stadium
  • Peach Gardens
  • Bowser Castle
  • Rainbow Road