Donut Plains 1 (SNES)

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Donut Plains 1
SMK Donut Plains 1 Lower-Screen Map.png
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup (SMK)
Extra Mushroom Cup (MKSC)
Banana Cup (MKDS)
Based on Donut Plains
Staff Ghost 1:08:027 by Ninten★しばた (MKDS)
(Dry Bones in the Dry Bomber)
Wi-Fi Was never available (DS)
Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Kart DS

Course map
Super Mario Kart

SMK Donut Plains 1 Overhead Map.png
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC SNES Donut Plains 1 Map.png

Minimap as seen on the menu.Minimap as seen in the race.

Mario Kart DS
MKDS Donut Plains 1 Map.png
MKDS SNES Donut Plains 1 Monochrome Map.jpg

Donut Plains 1 is the second course in the Mushroom Cup of Super Mario Kart. It was later reused in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as the second track in the Extra Mushroom Cup, and in Mario Kart DS as the first track in the Banana Cup.

Course layout[edit]

Mario racing on the course.
SMK Luigi In 7th Place.png

The course features a lake which is to be crossed by a bridge. Though the major part of the lake is surrounded by crash barriers, there are some places where the player can fall into the water. Another obstacle of the course, alongside the fact that it is relatively curvy, is a large lake of mud just before the finish line, which makes drivers' control over their karts difficult.


  • Turning right after the bridge, the user can boost across the grass patch.
  • After the first bend after the bridge, there is a gap in the crash barrier. Players can go through here to cut off a bit of the track.
  • Boosting through the large patches of mud around the corners can save some time.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Luigi racing at the course. Note the lack of pipes.

In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Donut Plains 1 is the second track from the Extra Mushroom Cup. It uses the background of Riverside Park. An item box has been added to the right side at the start of the second U-turn. The pipes on the side of the road have also been removed.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

The course in Mario Kart DS
The course icon

Donut Plains 1 is the first course in the Banana Cup. Like every other Retro Super Mario Kart track in Mario Kart DS, it only has 3 laps instead of 5. The bridge at the beginning has been widened and the first mud patch is larger. Mission 2-3 (Drive through all 5 numbered gates in order!) is played on this track. Donut Plains 1 was never available in Wi-Fi mode.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • North American website: "Super Mario Kart vets are sure to recall the twists and turns on this nerve-racking track. Stay focused, or you’ll get muscled into the grass."
  • European website "Sadly there are no sugary treats to be found here but Donut Plains 1 still makes for some pretty sweet racing. The layout is similar to Mario Circuit 1 but ‘donut’ be fooled into letting your guard down, as the trackside mud patches have caught many a driver unawares."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナツへいやコース1
Dōnatsu Heiya 1
Donut Plains 1
Spanish Prado Rosquilla Donut Meadow
French Plaine Donut 1 Donut Plain 1
German Donut-Ebene 1 Donut Plains 1
Italian Pianura Ciambella Donut Plain
Korean 도넛 평야1
Doneot Pyeongya 1
Donut Plain 1
Chinese 甜圈平原1[1]
Tiánquān Píngyuán 1
Donut Plain 1


  1. ^ From the unreleased iQue Mario Kart: Super Circuit