Bouncing Note

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Bouncing Note
Bouncing Notes.png
First appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Lakitu approaching Bouncing Notes
Stamp from Mario Kart 8

Bouncing Notes[1][2] are creatures resembling music notes, which are found in Music Park in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They are found towards the end of the track. They bounce in tune with the melody and, once they land, create waves that lift all racers on their section up a little; a Trick can be performed when this happens. Anyone beneath them when they land, however, will be flattened. Three ticks, similar to the sound of a metronome, can be heard before they land. Bouncing Notes notably bounce faster when the timer is reached, most commonly in the third lap.

In Mario Kart 8 and its port, smaller Bouncing Notes appear near the finish line as spectators of the race.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. (2011) Mario Kart 7 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 62.
  2. ^ Epstein, Joe, Garitt Rocha, and Alexander Musa. (2017) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Official Guide (from Prima Games). Page 162.