DS Palm Shore

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Palm Shore
Palm Shore
Palm Shore in Mario Kart DS
Appearance(s) Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Wi-Fi Was never available (DS)
Available (3DS)
Mario Kart DS
Course map
Mario Kart DS

Palm Shore map
Mario Kart 7
<small>DS</small> Palm Shore bottom screen map

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.

Palm Shore is a round stage that is mostly empty besides having three sandy islands. One is the central island, which is round like a circle. The other two are shaped like a semi-circle and surround the central island. All three islands are surrounded by a shallow sea. The left island has a patch of grass and a palm tree. There is also a patch of grass on the center island.

The tide changes considerably, as the water rises and falls every few seconds, flooding the center of the course. If racers run into deeper waters, their karts slow drastically, making them vulnerable to an opponent's attack. Most of the Item Boxes are in the center of Palm Shore, although some are more spread out. If a racer drives into a dark water area, they sink in the water and lose one balloon (in Balloon Battle) or one Shine Sprite (in Shine Runners). Lakitu then returns them to the course.

In Mario Kart 7, racers can 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 in the game to have underwater features.


Only one mission takes place at Palm Shore:


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サザンリーフ
Sazan rīfu
Southern Reef
Chinese 南島沙洲 (Traditional)
南岛沙洲 (Simplified)
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