Waluigi Pinball (course)

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This article is about the course in Mario Kart DS. For information about the court in Mario Sports Mix with the same name, see here.
Waluigi Pinball
Waluigi Pinball.PNG
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) it Appears in Flower Cup (MKDS)
Banana Cup (MK7)
Staff Ghost 2:23:288 by Ninten★しんや
Ret★Bill (2:44.372) (MK7)
Expert Staff Ghost Nin★Nahhr (2:27.574) (MK7)
Wi-Fi Not available (DS)
Available (3DS)
Music
MKDS-Music-WaluigiPinball.ogg
Course Map
MKDS
MKDSmap2-3.png
MK7
MK7 DSWaluigiPinball.png

Waluigi Pinball is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart DS. It is the longest course in the game. In Mario Kart DS, Waluigi Pinball shares the same music with Wario Stadium.

Appearances

Mario Kart DS

The track icon.

Soon after the countdown ends and the race begins, the kart drivers are launched into the pinball machine. After that, the racers start a descent down the machine, encountering numerous pinballs on the way. Colliding with one of these causes drivers to be knocked backwards. Additionally, a racer will lose any items he or she may be carrying. While the racers are in the pinball launcher, they are unaffected by lightning and some other items. Later in the track, inside the pinball area, there are flippers and bumpers. Bumpers push and speeds up drivers, but flippers, when moving, can cause them to get shocked and spin out.

Waluigi Pinball makes a cameo appearance in the Nintendo Monopoly board game. The music theme from the course is also featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the Mario Circuit stage arranged in a enhanced electronic rock style by Kentaro Ishizaka.
Missions

There are two missions involving this circuit: 3-1 and 4-7. In mission 3-1 the player must break 5 item boxes and in mission 4-7 they must drive through the 10 gates in any order.

Staff ghost

The staff ghost in this track is 2:23:288 using Waluigi in the Gold Mantis.

Mario Kart 7

DS Waluigi Pinball in Mario Kart 7.

The track returns as a retro course in Mario Kart 7 as the fourth and final course in the Banana Cup.

The launch after the start/finish line now encompasses a gliding pad, although racers cannot move to the left or right while being launched, similar to Maple Treeway and Airship Fortress. The jumps after turn 1 and after turn 6 can be used to perform a trick and gain a boost.

Racers are vulnerable to items, especially lightning. Players may fall to the color stripes, if they cancel the glider or if they are hit by the item at the glider pad or during the launch. If players do fall down, they will get picked up by Lakitu and brought back to the end of the launch or the ramp that was very close to the beginning of the pinball shooter.

If players failed to cross the gap after a boost panel, Lakitu will take the racers back to the end of the gap. If racers touched the flippers, it will trigger an electric effect causing the players to spin around without pushing them far away.

Official descriptions

  • Mario Kart DS European website: "Wario's weird sibling constructed this high-speed track inside a giant pinball table; complete with bumpers, flippers, ramps, and enormous steel spheres that bounce you around like - well, like a pinball. Make sure to bring plenty of aspirin for this race."

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワルイージピンボール
Waruīji Pinbōru
Waluigi Pinball
Spanish Pinball Waluigi Waluigi Pinball
French Flipper Waluigi Waluigi Pinball
Dutch Waluigi's Flipperkast Waluigi's Pinball Machine
German Waluigi-Flipper Waluigi Pinball
Italian Flipper di Waluigi Waluigi's Pinball
Portuguese Pinball do Waluigi Waluigi's Pinball
Russian Пинбол Валуиджи
Pinbol Valuiji
Waluigi Pinball
Korean 와루이지 핀볼
Waruiji Pinbol
Waluigi Pinball
Chinese 瓦路易吉彈珠台
Wǎlùyìjí Dànzhūtái
Waluigi Pinball

Trivia

  • The "Waluigi Pinball" cover version from Super Smash Bros. Brawl has a section where Wario's victory theme is played (from the same game).
  • This is one of three tracks in the Mario Kart series to have a sound of the roulette item that differs from other tracks of the original game. The others are Hyrule Circuit and Animal Crossing.
  • This is one of the tracks that make a sound effect when running through a booster.