DS Twilight House

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Not to be confused with Twilight Town or Twilight City.
Twilight House
Screenshot of Twilight House in Mario Kart DS
Twilight House in Mario Kart DS
Appears in Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Mario Kart Tour (2022)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Online play Was never available (DS)
No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Tour
Course map
Mario Kart DS
Twilight House map
Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart Wii
The course map for DS Twilight House from Mario Kart Wii.
Mario Kart Tour
DS Twilight House from Mario Kart Tour

Twilight House is a battle course debuting in Mario Kart DS which takes place in and around a house located at the center of a forest during twilight, floating above a dark void. It also made appearances as a retro battle course in Mario Kart Wii and in Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Twilight House is a battle course modeled after a 3x3 square grid in layout, featuring eight wide rooms surrounded by a narrow balcony in addition to an inaccessible center. The center, eastern and southeastern rooms make up the actual house, with a connected roof and three Item Boxes inside. A good majority of these rooms are set outdoors, fenced off by brick walls with different openings leading to the balcony or to other rooms. These rooms also contain item boxes with the exception of the northeastern room. Finally, the northwestern room features a spacious, castle-like structure with entrances fitted with traditional portcullises.

As mentioned before, the entire course is surrounded by a narrow balcony, which has the risk of making players fall into the void should they not be careful. Its four corners feature small square-shaped areas, each of which features an Item Box. Notably, a dark Shine Sprite motif can be seen throughout this track, both on the archway designs and as emblems decorating some of the track's walls; the latter is much more prominent on the northwestern room which features large, dark Shine Sprite emblems above its entrances.

In Shine Runners, there are eight possible spawning locations for the Shine Sprites. Four of these are located in rooms on each corner of the battle course, while four more are located on the center portions of each side of the narrow balcony.


There is one mission that takes place on Twilight House:

  • Mission 3-8: The player controls Mario, who must collect 20 coins scattered throughout the course within 65 seconds. During this mission, there are both barriers and Bananas all over the map, so the player has to plan their route.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Twilight House returns in Mario Kart Wii with graphical changes, including ambient lighting, better shading, and remixed music. The biggest change is that a thick forest filled with trees (similar to Moonview Highway) was added below the course where players can fall into, with tall pillars now holding the entire course up.


Bowser competes in a Twilight House tournament

July 2008's second tournament required players to complete a GP race on a version of Twilight House that has been turned into a race track: Players must drive five laps clockwise around the eight rooms, with barriers blocking off the balcony. Controls were restricted to Wii Wheel users only. The tournament was later repeated as the second tournament of July 2010.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

View of DS Twilight House
View of the course in Mario Kart Tour

Twilight House reappears in Mario Kart Tour debuting in the 2022 Halloween Tour. The course has received a notable graphical overhaul - the rooftops are now a shade of maroon, the castle design has been made present throughout most of the track, and the dark Shine Sprite motif has been removed (with a more generic star design on the castle itself). Several of the rooftops have been removed to accommodate the battle mechanic for eliminated players in Mario Kart Tour, allowing them to throw items at the remaining players. A Rocky Wrench now appears in the course's northern, eastern, southern, and western rooms, replacing the Item Boxes there, while the north-western room has cyan lighting instead of orange like the rest of the rooms. A wall surrounding the entire course has also been added, allowing projectiles to rebound off of the course's boundaries, and the four corner platforms have been removed. Like other battle courses in this game, Twilight House uses SNES Battle Course 1's music from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe instead of its Mario Kart Wii arrangement. However, its original song is still present in the files of Mario Kart Tour.

Using a Super Leaf, it was possible to fly onto the roof of the house bouncing off of a Rocky Wrench.[1] This bug was fixed in the 2022 Autumn Tour.


For this course's tour appearances, see List of DS Twilight House tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Top-tier and middle-tier items[edit]

The following are the drivers, karts, and gliders for which is always a favored or favorite course. For instances in which additional drivers, karts, and gliders temporarily had this course as a favored or favorite course, see List of tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Course Three-item drivers Bonus points ×2 karts Combo bonus ×3 gliders Two-item drivers Bonus points ×1.5 karts Combo bonus ×2 gliders
DS Twilight House from Mario Kart Tour
Normal variant
Birdo (Black)Black Mii Racing SuitBowser Jr. (Pirate)Fire RosalinaFish Bone Mii Racing SuitKamek from Mario Kart TourKing Boo (Gold)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Light Green Mii Racing SuitMario (Halloween)Mario (Santa)Meowser from Mario Kart TourPauline (Cowgirl)Peach (Halloween)Purple Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Halloween)Shy Guy (Gold)Tanooki Mario from Mario Kart TourWaluigi (Vampire)Yoshi (Reindeer) Black Circuit from Mario Kart TourBlack Jingle Bell from Mario Kart TourBlack Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourBlue Crawly Kart from Mario Kart TourClanky Kart from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart TourDark Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.Dark Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourDark Trickster from Mario Kart TourGilded King from Mario Kart Tour.The Gold Trickster from Mario Kart TourInferno Flyer from Mario Kart TourMagma Broom from Mario Kart TourThe Purple Rattle Buggy from Mario Kart TourQueen Bee from Mario Kart TourThe Red Vampire Flyer from Mario Kart TourSilver Bullet Blaster from Mario Kart TourThe Streetle from Mario Kart TourSunset Cloud from Mario Kart TourTanooki Kart from Mario Kart TourTrickster from Mario Kart TourVampire Flyer from Mario Kart TourWild Black from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Fire Flower from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Goomba from Mario Kart TourBlack Cat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourBlack Great Sail from Mario Kart TourBlack Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourBowser Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourBullet Bill Parachute from Mario Kart TourCandlelight FlightGold Meteors from Mario Kart TourMeteor Balloons from Mario Kart TourNabbit Oilpaper Umbrella from Mario Kart TourRainbow Fare Flier from Mario Kart TourRainy Balloons from Mario Kart TourThe Silver Candlelight Flight from Mario Kart TourSpider Glider from Mario Kart TourSunset Balloons from Mario Kart TourTanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourVampire Wings from Mario Kart TourWicked Wings from Mario Kart Tour Black YoshiChargin' Chuck (Gold)Dry Bowser's icon from Mario Kart TourDry Bowser (Gold)Ice MarioKing Bob-omb (Gold)King Bob-omb Mii Racing SuitLudwig Mii Racing SuitPetey Piranha (Gold)Rosalina (Aurora)Santa Mii Racing SuitShy Guy (Ninja)Waluigi Mii Racing SuitWario (Hiker)Wario Mii Racing Suit Armored Rider from Mario Kart TourBlack B Dasher from Mario Kart TourBlack Kabuki Dasher from Mario Kart TourClassic B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourComet Tail from Mario Kart TourGold Comet from Mario Kart TourGold Pumpkin Kart from Mario Kart TourHead Honcho from Mario Kart TourIce-blue Poltergust from Mario Kart TourKamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourKoopa King from Mario Kart Tour.Mach 8-R from Mario Kart TourPirate Sushi Racer from Mario Kart TourPumpkin Kart from Mario Kart TourRainbow Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart TourRed Crawly Kart from Mario Kart TourSilver King from Mario Kart TourStar Broom from Mario Kart TourTiger Bruiser from Mario Kart Tour Boo Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourBullet Bill Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourDream Glider from Mario Kart TourDry Bowser Umbrella from Mario Kart TourFestival Wings from Mario Kart TourGold Swooper from Mario Kart TourGold Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourGold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourLava Rocks from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourManta Glider from Mario Kart TourNinja Scroll from Mario Kart TourSwooperTreasure Map from Mario Kart Tour.
MKT Icon Waluigi.pngMKT Icon Wario.png Blue Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour Black Shy GuyBlue Shy GuyGreen Toad (Pit Crew)Ice Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon KingBoo.pngPurple Koopa (Freerunning) Blue Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourDark Clown from Mario Kart TourFlame Flyer from Mario Kart TourKoopa Clown from Mario Kart Tour Bob-omb Parafoil from Mario Kart TourLightning Oilpaper from Mario Kart TourOilpaper Umbrella from Mario Kart Tour
Dry Bones's icon from Mario Kart Tour. Blue Biddybuggy from Mario Kart TourBullet Blaster from Mario Kart TourLandship from Mario Kart TourPipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour Piranha Plant Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3.
** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8 for High-End items.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • European website: Weave in and out of a spooky house, taking care to stay away from the edge as you battle against the backdrop of a spooky red sky.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆうやみハウス
Yūyami Hausu
Twilight House

Chinese 薄暮之家
Bómù Zhī Jiā
Twilight House

French Maison de l'Aube
House of Dawn
German Finstervilla
Dark Mansion
Italian Casa Crepuscolare
Casa crepuscolare (prior to Mario Kart Tour)
Twilight House
Korean 어두컴COME!
Pun on "어두컴컴" (eodukeomkeom, "darkness") and "come"

Portuguese Casa Crepuscular
Twilight House
Spanish Casa Crepuscular
Twilight House


  1. ^ Burrato (October 20, 2022). Exploring the top of Twilight house with a glitch! Reddit. Retrieved November 8, 2022.