Figure-8 Circuit

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Figure-8 Circuit
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Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart DS (2005)
Cup(s) it Appears in Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost Ninten★たなか (1:36:481)
Wi-Fi No longer available (DS)
Music
01 Figure 8 Circuit.ogg
Course Map
MKDSmap1-1.png

Figure-8 Circuit is a race course in Mario Kart DS. It is the first race course of the Mushroom Cup, as well as the location of the awards ceremony held after any cup. The race track resembles an 8. It is comparable to Luigi Circuit of numerous other Mario Kart games, as simple, straightforward, and free of gimmicks. This race course has its own music introduction.

Missions[edit]

Missions 1-1 and 2-2 take place on this circuit. The first requires the player to pass through 5 gates in order and the second requires them to collect 10 coins.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: “This course is laid out in the shape of the number 8. The road is wide and the corners are broad, so you can run through the whole thing at high speed.”
  • Official website: “This figure-eight shaped course boasts a wide racetrack with easy corners. It’s ideal for constant top-speed racing.”
  • Official European website: “With just two straights and two bends, your first stop in the Mushroom Cup season is as simple as they come (with the exception of Baby Park’s basic loop). So hit the gas, impress the crowds and save your strengths for the harder tracks to come.”

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エイトクロスサーキット
Eito kurosu sākitto
8-Cross Circuit
Spanish Circuito en 8 Circuit in 8
French Circuit en 8 Circuit in 8
German Achterpiste Roller Circuit
Italian Ottotornante Eight Hairpin, but also a pun on "ottovolante" (an 8-shaped rollercoaster)
Korean 8자 서킷
8-ja Seokit
8-Letter Circuit

Trivia[edit]

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there is a Mario Kart-themed course entitled "Mario Circuit" that has a similar layout to Figure-8 Circuit.
  • This is the only "circuit" in the Mario Kart series that is not owned by any playable character.
  • In Mario Kart 8's rendition of Mario Circuit, it's shaped after a number 8, much like this course. However, it's also based on a Möbius strip, thanks to the game's anti-gravity mechanic.
  • This is the only Mushroom Cup course in Mario Kart DS that has yet to be a retro course.