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The Leaf Cup logo in Mario Kart 8
The Leaf Cup is a cup that appears in the Nintendo DS game Mario Kart DS, the Wii game Mario Kart Wii, the Nintendo 3DS game Mario Kart 7, and the Wii U game Mario Kart 8. The cup has the emblem of the Super Leaf originally from Super Mario Bros. 3 (Super Mario 3D Land for Mario Kart 7 and 8) on it. In the Leaf Cup, the player competes certain race courses from previous Mario Kart games. The Leaf Cup contains tracks from the Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, Lightning Cup (from Mario Kart: Super Circuit), Star Cup, and Special Cup, and is the only retro cup to contain tracks from all five nitro cups. The Leaf Cup is slightly more difficult when compared to the Banana Cup. Just like the Star Cup, the courses tracks are usually as long as the ones in the Flower Cup and the Banana Cup. However, its difficulty is on par with the Star Cup.
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|Small Leaf Cup
- Like the Shell and Banana Cups, this cup has always had a course from Mario Kart 64.
- Mario Kart DS is the only game in which this cup did not have any Star Cup courses.
- The Leaf Cup trophy in Mario Kart 8 has a backwards silhouette of Tanooki Mario's artwork from Super Mario 3D Land behind it, with the tail molded to stick out from behind.