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 <small>DS</small> Twilight House from Mario Kart Wii.
Mario Kart Tour
DS Twilight House from Mario Kart Tour

Twilight House is a battle course in Mario Kart DS. It takes place in a house located at the center of a forest during twilight, floating above a dark void. The course has eight wide rooms surrounded by a narrow balcony, with an inaccessible ninth room at the center of the home. Players can fall to the void if they run along the balcony, especially on the 90 degrees turns. Some Dark Shine Sprites can be seen over the walls of Twilight House.

In Mario Kart DS, Mission 3-8 takes place in Twilight House, where the objective is for Mario to collect 20 coins under a minute and five seconds, while avoiding Bananas placed around the course.

The course returns in Mario Kart Wii and in Mario Kart Tour, starting with the 2022 Halloween Tour.

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 house up.


Bowser competes in a Twilight House tournament

In Mario Kart Wii, the Twilight House had a tournament. The battle course was changed into a race track, and players competed in a 5-lap grand prix race for the fastest possible time. The tournament was restricted to the Wii Wheel option, and was the 2nd tournament for July 2008. It was later repeated as the 2nd tournament for July 2010, with the exact same restrictions.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

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 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 original theme. However, its original song is still present in the files of Tour.

This course is a favorite of Wario, Waluigi, Fire Rosalina, Tanooki Mario, Bowser Jr. (Pirate), Birdo (Black), Kamek, Rosalina (Halloween), Mario (Santa), Yoshi (Reindeer), Mario (Halloween), Peach (Halloween), King Boo (Luigi's Mansion), Shy Guy (Gold), King Boo (Gold), Waluigi (Vampire), Meowser, and the Black and Purple Mii Racing Suits.

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


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, meaning "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.