Model in Mario Kart 8
|First appearance||Mario Kart 7 (2011)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (version 2.0.0) (2021)|
Music Bashes, formerly referred to as Bouncing Notes, are creatures resembling musical 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 Bouncing Notes when they land, however, is 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 on the third lap. In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, smaller Bouncing Notes appear near the finish line as spectators of the race.
Lakitu approaching Bouncing Notes in Mario Kart 7
- von Esmarch, Nick. Mario Kart 7 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 62. "BOUNCING NOTES: These musical notes bounce along to the music—make sure you’re out of the way when they come crashing down!"