DS Palm Shore

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Palm Shore
Palm Shore
Palm Shore in Mario Kart DS
Appears in Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Online play Was never available (DS)
Available (3DS until April 8, 2024)
Music sample
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Palm Shore is a battle course in Mario Kart DS that takes place in a set of small islands. It resembles Sunshine Isles from Super Mario 64 DS and the course Cheep Cheep Beach. It was later added as a retro battle course in Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Palm Shore is a round stage that is mostly empty besides having three sandy islands. One is a round-shaped central island with a single patch of grass, while the other two are shaped like curves and surround the central island. The western island has a patch of grass and a palm tree, while the eastern island is completely made of sand. Most of the Item Boxes are in the center of Palm Shore, although some are more spread out along the inner sides of the western and eastern islands.

All three islands are surrounded by a shallow sea, of which its tide changes considerably. The water rises and falls every few seconds, which can flood the center of the course. If racers run into deeper waters, their karts slow drastically, making them vulnerable to an opponent's attack. Additionally, driving into the darker-colored waters surrounding the battle course is treated as if the player fell into a bottomless pit, causing them to be fished out by Lakitu and be penalized accordingly in Battle Mode.

In Shine Runners, there are eight possible spawning locations for the Shine Sprites. Seven of these spawning locations are distributed on both the western and eastern islands, with three on the former and four on the latter. A single Shine Sprite can also spawn on the center island as well.


There is one mission that takes place on Palm Shore:

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Palm Shore returns in Mario Kart 7. The course uses the Mario Kart Wii arrangement of DS Twilight House, while retaining its Mario Kart DS layout. The racers are now able to drive in shallow underwater areas (including a small portion away from the island), so they are no longer slowed by the water. Three palm trees were added to the center island, and every Item Box has been relocated there. Some Sidesteppers were also added to Palm Shore. It is the only battle course to have underwater features.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サザンリーフ
Sazan Rīfu
Southern Reef

Chinese (simplified) 南岛沙洲
Nándǎo Shāzhōu
Southern Island Sandbank

Chinese (traditional) 南島沙洲
Nándǎo Shāzhōu
Southern Island Sandbank

Dutch Palmstrand
Palm Beach
French (NOA) Feuille de palmier
Palm Leaf
French (NOE) Feuille de Palmier
Palm Leaf
German Palmenblatt
Palm Leaf
Italian Riva delle palme
Palms' Shore
Korean 야자 모래섬
Yaja Moraeseom
Palm Sand Island

Portuguese Pista Palmeiras
Palms Track
Russian Пальмовый берег
Palmovyy bereg
Palm Shore

Spanish Costa Palma
Palm Coast