DS Waluigi Pinball

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This article is about the course from Mario Kart DS. For the court in Mario Sports Mix with the same name, see Waluigi Pinball (court).
Waluigi Pinball
Waluigi Pinball
Information
Appears in Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 2) (2022)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (DS)
Banana Cup (7)
Turnip Cup (8 Deluxe)
Tour(s)
Online play Was never available (DS)
Available (3DS until early April 2024, Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart DS
(Composition: Shinobu Nagata)


Mario Kart 7 / Mario Kart Tour


Mario Kart 7
Frontrunning


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Course intro

Normal (Arrangement: Yasuaki Iwata)

Frontrunning
Course map
Mario Kart DS
Waluigi Pinball mapMario Kart DS

Mario Kart 7
<small>DS</small> Waluigi Pinball bottom screen mapThe Mini Map for DS Waluigi Pinball
Mario Kart Tour
The map of DS Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of <small>DS</small> Waluigi Pinball in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Staff ghost(s)
DS Ninten★しんや
2:23.288 Waluigi MKDS record icon.pngThe model of the Gold Mantis from Mario Kart DS
7 Ret★Bill
2:44.372 Sprite of WarioWario's Standard Kart icon in Mario Kart 7MK7 Slick.pngSwooper
7 Expert Nin★Nshhr
2:27.574 Sprite of WarioBruiser, also known as Growlster.SlimBeast Glider, also known as Ghastly Glider.
8DX 150cc Nin★Chris
2:36.450 Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8The Duke body from Mario Kart 8Monsterlink
8DX 200cc Nin★Pavel
2:00.942 MortonThumbnail of Morton's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.MonsterThumbnail of Morton Koopa Jr.'s Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.

Waluigi Pinball is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart DS. As its name implies, this course takes place in a giant pinball machine themed after Waluigi and contains many sharp turns and curves.

The course reappears as the fourth and last course of the Banana Cup in Mario Kart 7 and in Mario Kart Tour debuting in the 2019 Halloween Tour. It also appears as the fourth and last course of the Turnip Cup in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Waluigi Pinball icon, from Mario Kart DS.
The course icon

Soon after the countdown ends and the race begins, the kart drivers are launched into the pinball machine. After that, the racers start a descent down the machine, encountering numerous pinballs on the way. Colliding with one of these causes drivers to be knocked backwards. Additionally, a racer loses any items they may be carrying. While the racers are in the pinball launcher, they are immune to all items, including Lightning. Later on the track, inside the pinball table, there are flippers and bumpers. Bumpers push and speed up drivers, but flippers, when moving, can cause them to get electrocuted and spin out. This is the longest Nitro course in the game, despite being in the Flower Cup.

This course is the only non-circuit course to share its Grand Prix introduction fanfare with Figure-8 Circuit, Mario Circuit and GCN Luigi Circuit.

The course has several unique sound effects that evoke pinball machine scoring noises. Most of these sounds are retained in its retro course appearances in future games:

  • A "ball ready" sound is heard when in the pinball launcher.
  • A unique item roulette sound is heard after breaking an Item Box. This trait is shared with Hyrule Circuit, Animal Crossing, and Urchin Underpass in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  • An additional "rolling" sound is played when traversing a Dash Panel.
  • A unique set of sounds plays when the player's position changes. Similar sounds for when the player's position changes are used in Mario Kart Wii onwards.
  • A "ball lost" sound is heard when exiting the pinball table.
  • A unique jingle plays when the player enters the second lap.

Missions[edit]

There are two missions that take place on Waluigi Pinball:

  • Mission 3-1: The player controls Wario, who must hit 5 moving Item Boxes within 50 seconds. Each Item Box contains a Star.
  • Mission 4-7: The player controls Toad, who must drive through 10 gates within 45 seconds. Unlike all other gate missions, these can be driven through in any order.

Both missions take place on a version of the pinball table that has extra bumpers.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

<small>DS</small> Waluigi Pinball
Waluigi Pinball in Mario Kart 7

Waluigi Pinball makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart 7 as the fourth and final course of the Banana Cup, despite Waluigi not being playable in the game. The layout remained the same, but with enhanced graphics and the Dash Panels recolored to orange. The flashing starting banner now displays the classic Mario Kart logo.

The launch after the starting line now encompasses a Glide Ramp, although like Wii Maple Treeway and DS Airship Fortress, players cannot aim their flight. Players are also no longer immune to items while in the launcher, and being hit by anything (or stowing their glider) results in having to be rescued by Lakitu. Additionally, the glider section is now shown on the minimap. The jumps after turn 1 (with the Waluigi banner repositioned slightly to accommodate it) and after turn 6 can be used to perform a trick and gain a boost. An extra Dash Panel is added in the small drop near the circular turn that comes after the 2nd jump.

The pinballs, bumpers, and flippers on the table behave the same way as in the DS version of the course, with the exception of the bumpers in the center of the lower part of the table rotating clockwise instead of counterclockwise. While playing local or online multiplayer, only one pinball traverses the main table as opposed to two.

The staff ghost for this track is Wario.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

DS Waluigi Pinball in Mario Kart Tour
The course in Mario Kart Tour

Waluigi Pinball returns in Mario Kart Tour beginning in the 2019 Halloween Tour. As of the 2023 Anniversary Tour, the course has appeared in thirty separate tours, the most out of any course in the game (not including courses with multiple routes). It featured a major visual upgrade. The image of Waluigi is now illustrated 2D, and his head now rotates from left to right and is surrounded by several brightly-lit buildings and large stacks of coins, the slots below them now have a Las Vegas theme to them, the bumpers have a brighter color, the flashing starting banner with the Mario Kart logo now uses the modern one albeit without the flashing red lights, and there is a new sign after the pinball launcher with Waluigi's art from Mario Party: Star Rush, the track name, a metal ball, two flippers, and scrolling text below that reads "Waluigi No. 1", while the Waluigi banner at the start of the pinball machine was moved to the entrance of the pinball table. The rotating bumpers now move far more slowly. Due to the second lap being the final lap, the jingle that plays when entering the second lap in previous appearances is no longer present.

The course also appears as Waluigi Pinball R (reversed), Waluigi Pinball T (with ramps), and Waluigi Pinball R/T (reversed with ramps). The former two debuted alongside the regular version in the 2019 Halloween Tour, while the latter debuted in the Valentine's Tour. In the T variant, there are many ramps on the pinball table that raise and lower as time passes. In the R/T variant, the two metal balls on the lower section take a different path at the start of the race.

The course icon for the R/T variant has an error within it. It features a trick ramp next to the red bridge despite not appearing in-game.

Appearances[edit]

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

Top-tier and middle-tier items[edit]

Select "show" to reveal the drivers, karts, and gliders for which DS Waluigi Pinball and its variants are always favored or favorite courses. For instances in which additional drivers, karts, and gliders temporarily had this course and its variants as favored or favorite courses, see List of DS Waluigi Pinball 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 Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart Tour
Normal variant
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Mii Racing SuitLakitu (Party Time)Larry (Wintertime)Luigi (Golf)Meowser from Mario Kart TourPauline (Party Time)Peach (Kimono)Petey Piranha (Gold)Yoshi (Gold Egg) Black Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourBright Bunny from Mario Kart TourBumble V from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart TourDark Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.Dreamy Egg from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Eagle from Mario Kart TourJukebox Buggy from Mario Kart TourRainbow Streetle from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Taxi from Mario Kart TourRed B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourSilver King from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe from Mario Kart Tour.White Bruiser from Mario Kart TourYellow Taxi from Mario Kart Tour Dry Bowser Umbrella from Mario Kart TourFireworks Parachute from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Boo Masks from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon GoombaHanafuda.pngLuigi Parafoil from Mario Kart TourNabbit Parachute from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2021 from Mario Kart TourWaluigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourWicked Wings from Mario Kart Tour ? Block Mii Racing SuitBirdo Mii Racing SuitDr. PeachDry Bowser (Gold)*King Bob-omb from Mario Kart TourKing Bob-omb Mii Racing Suit*Luigi (Lederhosen)**Luigi Mii Racing SuitMario (Hakama)*Mario (Tuxedo)Metal Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.**Pink Shy Guy (Ninja)Red Mii Racing Suit Black Circuit from Mario Kart Tour**The Black Sneeker from Mario Kart TourGilded King from Mario Kart Tour.**Glam Bruiser from Mario Kart Tour**Gold 8-Bit Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Bruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Bunny from Mario Kart TourGold Train from Mario Kart TourGold Zucchini from Mario Kart TourThe Holiday Speeder from Mario Kart TourOrange Streamliner from Mario Kart TourParty-Wing from Mario Kart Tour*Poison Apple Kart from Mario Kart TourWhite Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour Bullet Bill Hanafuda from Mario Kart Tour*Dragon Wings from Mario Kart Tour*Festival Wings from Mario Kart Tour**Full Flight from Mario Kart TourGold Crane from Mario Kart Tour***Gold Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourLava Rocks from Mario Kart TourMagniflying Glass from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2023 from Mario Kart TourSilver Luigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourSilver Manta Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Blue YoshiMKT Icon Waluigi.png Dark Clown from Mario Kart Tour Waluigi Wing from Mario Kart TourWario Wing from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (Orange)MKT Icon KingBoo.pngPink Toad (Pit Crew) The Dasher II from Mario Kart TourMach 8 from Mario Kart TourThe Orange Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourPoltergust 4000 from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyMario.png MKT Icon BabyLuigi.png Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour Droplet Glider from Mario Kart TourPiranha Plant Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R from Mario Kart Tour
R variant
? Block Mii Racing SuitDaisy (Yukata)Dry Bowser (Gold)Gold Mii Racing SuitLakitu (Party Time)Luigi (Painter)Luigi (Vacation)Luigi Mii Racing SuitMario (Hakama)Mario (Musician)Pink Shy Guy (Ninja)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Black Circuit from Mario Kart TourCombo Cruiser from Mario Kart TourDouble-Decker from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Bruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourGreen Circuit from Mario Kart TourKamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourOrange Streamliner from Mario Kart TourPenguin Slider from Mario Kart TourPoison Apple Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Taxi from Mario Kart TourRose Queen from Mario Kart TourWhite Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour Dragon Wings from Mario Kart TourDream Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Crane from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon GoombaHanafuda.pngHeart Balloons from Mario Kart TourLuigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2023 from Mario Kart TourRainy Balloons from Mario Kart TourWaluigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourWicked Topaz from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (Black)*Bowser (Santa)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)**Donkey Kong Mii Racing SuitDr. PeachDry Bones (Gold)Larry (Wintertime)Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Golf)Peach (Wedding)Petey Piranha (Gold)Santa Mii Racing SuitYoshi (Gold Egg) The Black Sneeker from Mario Kart TourBright Bunny from Mario Kart Tour*Bruiser from Mario Kart TourCircuit Special from Mario Kart Tour*Crawly Kart from Mario Kart Tour**Dark Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.Decal Streamliner from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Sweet Ride from Mario Kart TourGold Train from Mario Kart TourGold Zucchini from Mario Kart TourKoopa King from Mario Kart Tour.Rainbow Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart TourRainbow Streetle from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe from Mario Kart Tour.Warrior Wagon from Mario Kart TourWhite Bruiser from Mario Kart TourWild Black from Mario Kart Tour Bright Balloons from Mario Kart Tour**Bullet Bill Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourFestival Wings from Mario Kart TourGalaxy Glider from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Glider from Mario Kart TourGolden Wings from Mario Kart TourLava Rocks from Mario Kart TourNabbit Parachute from Mario Kart TourPink Gold Paper Glider from Mario Kart Tour*Sweetheart Glider from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon DonkeyKong.png The Dasher II from Mario Kart Tour Blue YoshiDiddy Kong from Mario Kart TourLuigi's icon from Mario Kart Tour.**MKT Icon Waluigi.png* Dark Clown from Mario Kart Tour*The Orange Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour Waluigi Wing from Mario Kart Tour**Wario Wing from Mario Kart Tour*
Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour Piranha Plant Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour Paper Glider from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball T from Mario Kart Tour
T variant
? Block Mii Racing SuitBirdo Mii Racing SuitBowser (Santa)Builder LuigiDonkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Dry Bowser (Gold)Pauline's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Peachette's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Waluigi (Bus Driver)Yoshi (Kangaroo) Bright Bunny from Mario Kart TourBumble V from Mario Kart TourCircuit Special from Mario Kart TourClanky Kart from Mario Kart TourDreamy Egg from Mario Kart TourGlam Bruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Bunny from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Sweet Ride from Mario Kart TourGold Zucchini from Mario Kart TourThe Holiday Speeder from Mario Kart TourKamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourKoopa King from Mario Kart Tour.Radish Rider from Mario Kart TourRainbow Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe 2022 from Mario Kart TourWhite Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart TourWild Slugger from Mario Kart Tour Dream Glider from Mario Kart TourFare Flier from Mario Kart TourGold Hard Hat Balloon from Mario Kart TourGold Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon GoombaHanafuda.pngPink Gold Paper Glider from Mario Kart TourSafety Glider from Mario Kart TourSilver Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourSilver Surf Master from Mario Kart TourWicked Wings from Mario Kart Tour Black Mii Racing SuitBuilder Toad**Donkey Kong Mii Racing Suit***King Bob-omb from Mario Kart TourKing Bob-omb (Gold)*Lakitu (Party Time)Larry (Wintertime)Luigi (Lederhosen)*Petey Piranha (Gold)Pink Gold Peach from Mario Kart TourShy Guy (Ninja)Yoshi (Gold Egg) Black Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour*Bruiser from Mario Kart Tour**Dark Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.Double-Decker from Mario Kart TourDozer Dasher from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Eagle from Mario Kart TourGreen Circuit from Mario Kart Tour**Jukebox Buggy from Mario Kart TourThe Pink Sneeker from Mario Kart TourPoison Apple Kart from Mario Kart Tour*The Purple Dozer in Mario Kart TourRainbow Streetle from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Taxi from Mario Kart TourRose Queen from Mario Kart TourTropical Truck from Mario Kart Tour Bullet Bill Hanafuda from Mario Kart Tour*Dragon Wings from Mario Kart TourDry Bowser Umbrella from Mario Kart Tour**Gold Crane from Mario Kart Tour*Luigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourNinja Scroll from Mario Kart Tour**Sweetheart Glider from Mario Kart Tour***Waluigi's Mustache from Mario Kart Tour***Wicked Topaz from Mario Kart Tour
Lakitu from Mario Kart TourPink Toad (Pit Crew)Purple Koopa (Freerunning) BaNaNa Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour Birdo from Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe**Birdo (Light Blue)MKT Icon Waluigi.png Dark Clown from Mario Kart Tour Lightning Oilpaper from Mario Kart TourPink Flower Glider from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyMario.png Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T from Mario Kart Tour
R/T variant
Birdo (Black)Builder ToadetteChargin' Chuck from Mario Kart TourKing Bob-omb from Mario Kart TourMeowser from Mario Kart TourNabbit from Mario Kart TourPauline's icon from Mario Kart Tour.Penguin LuigiPink Gold Peach from Mario Kart TourWaluigi (Vampire) The Black Carriage from Mario Kart TourBumble V from Mario Kart TourDark Trickster from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Bruiser from Mario Kart TourInferno Flyer from Mario Kart TourIron Cucumber from Mario Kart TourPoison Apple Kart from Mario Kart TourRibbon Rider from Mario Kart TourSilver Bullet Blaster from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe 2022 from Mario Kart TourSwift Jack from Mario Kart TourWild Black from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Bullet Bill from Mario Kart TourBlizzard Balloons from Mario Kart TourBlizzard Parasol from Mario Kart TourFuzzy Kite from Mario Kart TourGold Crane from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon GoombaHanafuda.pngHeart Balloons from Mario Kart TourMagniflying Glass from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2022 from Mario Kart TourSilver Bells from Mario Kart TourSurf Master from Mario Kart TourWaluigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourThe Wonderful Garnet from Mario Kart Tour Black Mii Racing Suit*Dr. LuigiDry Bones (Gold)Funky Kong's icon from Mario Kart Tour*Luigi (Golf)Luigi (Knight)Mario (Hakama)Peach (Halloween)Peach (Happi)Pokey Mii Racing SuitWario (Hiker)Wario Mii Racing Suit Black Dozer from Mario Kart Tour*Crawly Kart from Mario Kart TourGlam Bruiser from Mario Kart Tour**Gold Hop Rod from Mario Kart Tour*Green Lightning from Mario Kart TourIce-blue Poltergust from Mario Kart TourJukebox Buggy from Mario Kart Tour*Purple Bunny from Mario Kart TourThe Purple Dozer in Mario Kart Tour*Radish Rider from Mario Kart Tour**Rainbow Pipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour Baby Mario Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourBlack Starchute from Mario Kart TourCheep Cheep Masks from Mario Kart TourGold Boo Masks from Mario Kart Tour*Gold Eggshell Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourLuigi's Mustache from Mario Kart TourNew Year's Kite from Mario Kart TourThe Para-Panini from Mario Kart TourRainbow Starchute from Mario Kart Tour*Starchute from Mario Kart TourSunset Balloons from Mario Kart Tour*
Luigi's icon from Mario Kart Tour. Cucumber from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (Yellow)**MKT Icon Waluigi.png Blue Royale from Mario Kart TourGreen Standard 8 from Mario Kart Tour*Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Jumping Luigi from Mario Kart Tour*BaNaNa Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
MKT Icon BabyLuigi.png**Wendy Pipe Buggy 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.

Bonus challenges[edit]

Ring Race
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Ring Race bonus challenge held in DS Waluigi Pinball Regular MKT Icon BabyPeach.png
Baby Peach
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 15
  • 23
  • 32
Mario Bros. Tour The icon of the Daisy Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Daisy Cup
Bowser vs. DK Tour The icon of the Dry Bowser Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Dry Bowser Cup
Ninja Tour (2023) Ludwig Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Ludwig Cup
Do Jump Boosts
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Baby Rosalina Cup challenge from the Valentine's Tour and the Pauline Cup challenge from the Ninja Tour in Mario Kart Tour Regular MKT Icon Waluigi.png
Waluigi
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 5
  • 10
  • 14
Valentine's Tour Baby Rosalina Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Baby Rosalina Cup
  • 6
  • 10
  • 13
Ninja Tour (2021) The Pauline Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Pauline Cup
Big Reverse Race
Icon Course variant Opponents Tour appearances Cup
7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Extra
The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the 2019 Paris Tour and the Dry Bowser Cup challenge from the September 2021 Sydney Tour in Mario Kart Tour Regular Driver MKT Icon Waluigi.png[1] Luigi's icon from Mario Kart Tour.[1] Toad's icon from Mario Kart Tour[1] Peach[1] MKT Icon Bowser.png[1] MKT Icon DonkeyKong.png[1] MKT Icon Yoshi.png[1] Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.[2] Paris Tour (2019) The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Donkey Kong Cup
Kart Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Glider Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour Sydney Tour (September 2021) The icon of the Dry Bowser Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Dry Bowser Cup
Goomba Takedown
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Item Box
type found
Number of item slots Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Lakitu Cup challenge from the 2019 Holiday Tour and the Metal Mario Cup challenge from the Sunset Tour in Mario Kart Tour Regular Luigi's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Luigi
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Fire Flower from Mario Kart Tour
Fire Flower
2
  • 20
  • 38
  • 70
Holiday Tour (2019) Lakitu Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Lakitu Cup
  • 20
  • 42
  • 68
Sunset Tour The icon of the Metal Mario Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Metal Mario Cup
  • 25
  • 45
  • 65
Ninja Tour (2023) The King Bob-omb Cup from Mario Kart Tour
King Bob-omb Cup
Steer Clear of Obstacles
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Obstacles Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Rosalina Cup challenge from the Halloween Tour, the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Wild West Tour, and the Fire Bro Cup challenge from the 2021 Paris Tour in Mario Kart Tour. Regular Rosalina's icon from Mario Kart Tour
Rosalina
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Goomba
Goomba
Metal ball
Metal ball
Flipper
Flipper
Ice Tour The icon of the Rosalina Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Rosalina Cup
Wild West Tour The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Donkey Kong Cup
Paris Tour (2021) Fire Bro Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Fire Bro Cup
Vs. Mega Wario
Icon Course variant Mega opponent information Tour appearances Cup
Driver Kart Glider Items used
The icon of the Wario Cup challenge from the 2019 Halloween Tour and the Peach Cup challenge from the Berlin Tour in Mario Kart Tour Regular MKT Icon Wario.png
Wario
Badwagon from Mario Kart Tour
Badwagon
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Banana from Mario Kart Tour.
Bananas[3]
100cc and 150cc only

Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.
Bob-ombs
50cc only

Double Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.
Double Bob-ombs[3]
100cc and higher only

Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mushrooms

Coin from Mario Kart Tour.
Coins[3]
MKT Icon Waluigi.png
Waluigi[4]
200cc only
Badwagon from Mario Kart Tour
Badwagon
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Green Shell from Mario Kart Tour.
Green Shells[4]

Blooper from Mario Kart Tour.
Bloopers[4]
Halloween Tour (2019) The icon of the Wario Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Wario Cup
Berlin Tour The icon of the Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Peach Cup
Smash Small Dry Bones
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Morton Cup challenge from the Vancouver Tour and the Rosalina Cup challenge from the Wedding Tour of Mario Kart Tour Regular Morton Koopa Jr.'s icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Morton
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
Vancouver Tour Morton Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Morton Cup
Wedding Tour The icon of the Rosalina Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Rosalina Cup
  • 8
  • 14
  • 18
Samurai Tour The icon of the Bowser Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Bowser Cup
Break Item Boxes
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Item Box
type found
Number of item slots Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Toad Cup challenge from the 2019 Paris Tour and the Koopa Troopa Cup challenge from the Flower Tour in Mario Kart Tour. Regular MKT Icon Waluigi.png
Waluigi
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mushroom

Coin from Mario Kart Tour.
Coin
3
  • 5
  • 12
  • 20
Paris Tour (2019) The icon of the Toad Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Toad Cup
2 Flower Tour The icon of the Koopa Troopa Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Koopa Troopa Cup
Time Trial
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
The icon of the Bowser Cup challenge from the 2020 New Year's Tour and the Peachette Cup challenge from the 2021 Yoshi Tour in Mario Kart Tour Regular Dry Bones's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Dry Bones
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 3:00.00
  • 2:35.00
  • 2:02.00
New Year's Tour (2020) The icon of the Bowser Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Bowser Cup
  • 2:45.00
  • 2:15.00
  • 2:04.00
Yoshi Tour (2021) Peachette Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Peachette Cup
The icon of the Baby Daisy Cup's challenge from the Cooking Tour in Mario Kart Tour. R MKT Icon Wario.png
Wario
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 3:00.00
  • 2:15.00
  • 2:05.00
Cooking Tour Baby Daisy Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Cup
  • 2:40.00
  • 2:20.00
  • 2:10.00
Singapore Tour The icon of the Yoshi Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Yoshi Cup
Combo Attack
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Highest combo counts Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Baby Peach Cup challenge from the Wild West Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on DS Waluigi Pinball T (reused as the Mario Cup's bonus challenge in the 2022 Mii Tour) T Red Koopa (Freerunning) from Mario Kart Tour
Red Koopa (Freerunning)
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 10
  • 16
  • 28
Wild West Tour Baby Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Baby Peach Cup
  • 7
  • 14
  • 28
Mii Tour (2022) The icon of the Mario Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Mario Cup

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

DS Waluigi Pinball as it appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
View of the course

Waluigi Pinball makes its home console debut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass, appearing as the fourth and final course of the Turnip Cup. The course uses its design from Mario Kart Tour, albeit with enhanced graphical updates. The rotating bumpers have been reverted to a faster speed, retaining their clockwise rotation first changed in Mario Kart 7. They can also now be crashed into when using a Star, flying into the air as a result. Several groups of spectators consisting of Shy Guys, Toads, Yoshis, and Koopa Paratroopas have now been added in various locations outside of the track's playable area, such as the sides of the chute behind the flippers and around the stretch of road after the gap jump leading to the pinball table, and a helicopter now appears above the large image of Waluigi at the end of the course. The flippers now give off an electric particle effect after activating.

The sounds that play when changing positions are no longer present, and the sound effect that plays when the player exits the pinball table is no longer played; however, the latter can be heard twice in the course's introduction cinematic. Like its debut game, the course shares its music with DS Wario Stadium, making these courses the only courses to share the same music in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Waluigi Pinball was one of two courses whose music was used for the reveal trailer for Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass, alongside Sky-High Sundae, not including Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road, whose music was also used in Wave 1's promotional material. Waluigi Pinball is the only DS course in the Booster Course Pass to not be the second course in its respective cup, as DS Shroom Ridge, DS Peach Gardens, and DS Mario Circuit are the second courses of the Lucky Cat Cup, Moon Cup, and Boomerang Cup respectively.

The course was once erroneously referred to as "Waluigi's Pinball" on the Nintendo Switch's news feed.[5]

Other appearances[edit]

Waluigi Pinball makes a cameo appearance in the 2006 release of the Nintendo Monopoly board game. It can be seen in one of the screenshots making up the montage of images from various Nintendo games.

Sponsors[edit]

Mario Kart DS / Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • European website bio: "Wario's weird sibling constructed this high-speed track inside a giant pinball table; complete with bumpers, flippers, ramps, and enormous steel spheres that bounce you around like - well, like a pinball. Make sure to bring plenty of aspirin for this race."

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Waluigi Pinball, a course stocked with all the lights and sounds of a pinball machine, bumps its way into #MarioKartTour in the next tour! Can you weave your way past the bumpers and flippers? Just try not to tilt!"[6]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Nintendo Switch News app (US):
    • This course first appeared in the Mario Kart DS game.
    • Much like Waluigi himself, this is a very flashy course―complete with pinball-like features like flippers and bumpers.
    • The key to victory involves dodging the balls that are rolling around.
    • Waaa!
  • Nintendo Magazine 2022 Winter: "Giant metal balls roll around this course. Get hyped with the flashy lights and music!"[7]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Sprites[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Music[edit]

Waluigi Pinball shares its music with Wario Stadium. An arrangement of the music is also featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on the Mario Circuit stage, and in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for any Mario Kart-series stage, arranged in an enhanced electronic rock style by Kentaro Ishizaka. The arrangement also incorporates Wario's victory theme from the same games.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワルイージピンボール
Waruīji Pinbōru
Waluigi Pinball
Chinese (Simplified) 瓦路易吉弹珠台
Wǎlùyìjí Dànzhūtái
Waluigi Pinball
Chinese (Traditional) 瓦路易吉彈珠台
Wǎlùyìjí Dànzhūtái
Waluigi Pinball
Dutch Waluigi's Flipperkast Waluigi's Pinball Machine
French (NOA) Flippeur Waluigi[8]
Flipper Waluigi (Mario Kart 7)
Waluigi Pinball
French (NOE) Flipper Waluigi Waluigi Pinball
German Waluigi-Flipper Waluigi Pinball
Italian Flipper di Waluigi Waluigi's Pinball
Korean 와루이지 핀볼
Waruiji Pinbol
Waluigi Pinball
Portuguese (NOA) Pinball Waluigi Waluigi Pinball
Portuguese (NOE) Pinball do Waluigi Waluigi's Pinball
Russian Пинбол Валуиджи
Pinbol Valuidzhi
Waluigi's Pinball
Spanish Pinball Waluigi Waluigi Pinball

Trivia[edit]

  • Waluigi Pinball is one of two courses in the Mario Kart series to have used three different starting line logos, as it used a unique font in Mario Kart DS, the classic Mario Kart logo in Mario Kart 7, and the modern Mario Kart logo in both Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Coincidentially, both are from Mario Kart DS with the other one being Airship Fortress.
  • The Nintendo Switch's News app's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Channel in the United Kingdom never made a post highlighting DS Waluigi Pinball or N64 Kalimari Desert, unlike every other course in the first five waves of the Booster Course Pass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Andruidus (November 19, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - Paris Tour: Donkey Kong Cup. YouTube. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  2. ^ TheMadWeazel (November 9, 2019). Paris Tour “Donkey Kong Cup” - Mario Kart Tour. YouTube. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Jzhwa Gaming (October 23, 2019). MARIO KART TOUR | HALLOWEEN - WARIO CUP GAMEPLAY. YouTube. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Patrick Ong (October 23, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - [Halloween Tour] Wario Cup, Vs. Mega Wario. YouTube. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Channel. (October 10, 2022). "Wave 2 DLC spotlight: N64 Kalimari Desert & DS Waluigi's Pinball!" Nintendo Switch News. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/mariokarttourEN/status/1186099785834516481 Mario Kart Tour Twitter
  7. ^ Nintendo Magazine 2022 Winter (Digital English edition). nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 1, 2022. (Archived December 1, 2022, 20:11:43 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  8. ^ Official Canadian French page for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass