Donut Plains 1 (course)

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Donut Plains 1
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart DS
Cup(s) it Appears in Mushroom Cup (SMK)
Extra Mushroom Cup (MKSC)
Banana Cup (MKDS)
Wi-Fi Unavailable (DS)
Donut Plains.ogg
Super Mario Kart
Course Map

SNES Donut Plains 1.png
GBA Donut Plains 1 map.png
DS Map

Donut Plains 1 first appears in Super Mario Kart, and appears as a retro track in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart DS.

Appearance in Super Mario Kart[edit]

Donut Plains 1

Donut Plains 1 is the second course in the Mushroom Cup of Super Mario Kart. It features a lake which is to be crossed by a bridge. Though the major part of the lake is surrounded by crash barriers, there are some places where the player can fall into the water. Another obstacle of the course, alongside the fact that it is relatively curvy, is a large lake of mud just before the finish line, which makes drivers' control over their Karts difficult.

Appearance in Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Donut Plains 1 is the second track from the Extra Mushroom Cup. It uses the background of Riverside Park, and it has a "jungle" feel to it now. An item box has been added to the right side at the start of the bend next to the side of the lake that used to have no crash barrier. The pipes on the side of the road have also been removed.


Appearance in Mario Kart DS[edit]

View of Donut Plains 1.

Donut Plains 1 is the first course in the Banana Cup. Like every other Retro Super Mario Kart track in Mario Kart DS, it only has 3 laps instead of 5. Racers cannot fall into the lake from the bridge, they can only fall in on the starting straight, where it stretches outside the boundaries of the crash barriers. Mission 2-3 (Drive through all 5 numbered gates in order!) is played on this track. Donut Plains 1 was never available in Wi-Fi mode.

Staff ghost[edit]

1:08.027 using Dry Bones in the Dry Bomber.


  • Turning right after the bridge, the user can boost across the Grass patch.
  • After the first bend after the bridge, there is a gap in the crash barrier. Players can go through here to cut off a bit of the track.
  • Boosting through the large patches of mud around the corners can lose some time.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Official website: “Super Mario Kart vets are sure to recall the twists and turns on this nerve-racking track. Stay focused, or you’ll get muscled into the grass.”
  • Official European website “Sadly there are no sugary treats to be found here but Donut Plains 1 still makes for some pretty sweet racing. The layout is similar to Mario Circuit 1 but ‘donut’ be fooled into letting your guard down, as the trackside mud patches have caught many a driver unawares.”


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナツへいや1
Dōnatsu Heiya 1
Donut Plain 1
Spanish Prado Rosquilla Donut Meadow
French Plaine Donut 1 Donut Plain 1
German Donut-Ebene 1 Donut Plains 1
Italian Pianura Ciambella Donut Plain
Korean 도넛 평야1
Doneot Pyeongya 1
Donut Plain 1