Piranha Plant Slide

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Piranha Plant Slide
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Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Cup(s) it Appears in Star Cup
Based Upon Super Mario Bros.
Staff Ghost Nin★tBando (2:20.186)
Expert Staff Ghost Nin★JIKU (2:06.540)
Wi-Fi Available
Music
PP Pipeway.ogg
Course Map
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Piranha Plant Slide (known as Piranha Plant Pipeway in Europe and Australia) is the first course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart 7. It is based off of the underground levels of Super Mario Bros. It consists of floating blocks, two blue Goombas, one Grand Goomba, and of course, Piranha Plants. Even the music for the track is based on the Underground theme. Players have the option to drive on the floating bricks and collect the Coins on them.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Mario, racing at Piranha Plant Slide.

The track is mainly underground. It has flowing water that can cause the player to speed up when driven on, similar to Koopa Cape from Mario Kart Wii. There is a huge Piranha Plant in the middle of the road which causes the track to split for a bit. After passing the Piranha Plant, two Goombas are encountered. Both are blue similar to the underground ones in Super Mario Bros. A huge jump right after the Goombas causes the player to drive on regular ground. A few pipes provide jumps for the player. Soon, the player must go down a huge pipe into a section that is underwater. Some pipes allow for players to be blasted to higher ledges. Another Piranha Plant blocks the path causing players to have to maneuver around it. At one point, the player will notice a wind pipe. If the wind blows, he or she will be able to swim above it. Then, players drive up a ramp which takes them above ground to a fortress with three pipes welling water, that the player must avoid. They will land on a grassy area, with walls, trees and bushes heavily resembling the Super Mario Bros. backgrounds. Some wooden Goomba signs are placed in the road, too, and there are gaps in the fences where players can use a Mushroom to cut through the grass.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Bowser in the updated course in Mario Kart 8.

This course is set to make an appearance in Mario Kart 8 as one of the retro courses.[1] In this game, however, the course is updated to have ambient lighting and better shading.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックンスライダー
Pakkun Suraidā
Pakkun Slider (Pakkun is Piranha's Japanese name)
Spanish Tuberías Planta Piraña Piranha Plant Pipes
French Égout Piranha Piranha Sewer
Dutch Piranha Plant-Parkoers Piranha Plant Course
German Röhrenraserei Tubes Frenzy
Italian Tubirinto Piranha Piranha Pipe Labyrinth
Portuguese Canos Planta Piranha Piranha Plant Pipes
Russian Канал растения-пираньи
Kanal rasteniya-piranʹi
Piranha Plant's Canal
Korean 뻐끔 슬라이더
Ppeokkeum Seullaideo
Pakkun Slider

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Kart 8 E3 trailer, Nintendo. Retrieved June 11, 2013.