N64 Frappe Snowland

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Frappe Snowland
Frappe Snowland from Mario Kart 64.
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Tour (2020)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (64)
Banana Cup (DS)
Tour(s) Ice Tour
Valentine's Tour
Vancouver Tour
Hammer Bro Tour
Yoshi Tour (2020)
Trick Tour (2020)
Cooking Tour
Peach Tour
Marine Tour
Pirate Tour
Halloween Tour (2020)
Sunset Tour
Mario vs. Luigi Tour
Winter Tour (2020)
Rosalina Tour
Snow Tour
Trick Tour (2021)
Wedding Tour
Staff Ghost 2:08:781 by Ninten★ジョー (DS)
(Wario in the Brute)
Distance 734 m
Wi-Fi No longer available (DS)
Music
Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart DS Mario Kart Tour

Course map
Mario Kart 64

An aerial view of Frappe Snowland.
Mario Kart DS
Frappe Snowland map
Mario Kart Tour
Map of N64 Frappe Snowland from Mario Kart Tour.

Frappe Snowland is a racetrack, first appearing as the second track of the Flower Cup of Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64, then returning as a course in the Retro Courses in Mario Kart DS as the second track of the Banana Cup, and in several cups in Mario Kart Tour (first appearing in the Ice Tour). It takes place in a softly snowing region of hills. Its obstacles include many snowmen scattered around the edges of the course. There is also a giant snow statue of Mario and one of Yoshi. This course shares its music with Sherbet Land. The course was available in Wi-Fi.

Course layout[edit]

The map of the course in Mario Kart DS

Players start in a snowy road, which immediately makes a ninety degree turn to the right, and then a turn to the left, which then leads players to a row of Item Boxes. Snowmen appear as obstacles in this point that slow players down if run into. Players then pass a Yoshi statue and then make a U-turn to the left, which leads players into a ramp. Failure to cross the ramp leads players into a river of water.

After the ramp, the road stretches and a large group of snowmen, plus a Mario statue reside there. This makes it a little bit tricky to navigate through without slowing down or getting hit by a snowman. After the large group of snowmen, players make a sharp left turn, then a right while avoiding two more snowmen. When players pass the snowmen, they proceed to a straight road, with cliff walls instead of snow to slow them down. If players try to drive up the cliff, they are returned to the track by Lakitu.

In the cliff area, a bunch of item boxes can be found; they are the last ones before the finish line. Past the item boxes is a U-turn to the left, which leads into a curvier road. The curvier road then makes a right turn, and past the wooden bridge is the finish line where the track repeats itself.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Frappe Snowland reappears in Mario Kart Tour, starting with the Ice Tour. The Mario and Yoshi snowmen now look more lifelike and a glide ramp shortcut was added in behind the glaciers, and the starting line banner uses the modern Mario Kart logo instead of the classic. This course is a favorite of Pink Shy Guy, Ice Bro, Nabbit, Peach (Wintertime), Baby Rosalina (Detective), Peach (Halloween), White Yoshi, and Bowser (Santa). It is also a favorite of Rosalina (Aurora) and Mario (Halloween) if they are at level 3 and Yoshi (Reindeer) if he is at level 6.

As with other courses in the game, Frappe Snowland has a reversed variant, a trick variant, and a reversed/trick variant referred to as Frappe Snowland R, Frappe Snowland T and Frappe Snowland R/T respectively.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of N64 Frappe Snowland tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "A frigid course under constant snowfall. Naturally, the road is slippery. The snowmen you see might look cute, but run into one and you will crash. Don't get too close!"
  • Website bio: "Look out for snowmen on the course in this icy track."[1]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Instruction booklet / American website bio: "This popular Mario Kart 64 track returns with its snow-covered road. The snowmen that block the path will knock you over if you hit them."
  • European website bio: "You'd better make sure you've had your triple-shot mocha-choca frappe-latte before you start this race, as you'll need something to ward off the cold and and keep your senses sharp. Also, look out for the pesky snowman and Mario's ice sculpture (he's such a show-off)."

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Mario Kart 64 fans might feel warm with nostalgia when they see the Frappe Snowland course in #MarioKartTour. This classic course is complete with slick roads, sheer cliffs, and some familiar faces made of snow! Are you ready to race in this winter wonderland?"[2]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラッペスノーランド
Furappe Sunōrando
Frappe Snowland
Chinese 冰天雪地
Bīngtiān Xuědì
Ice and Snow World
French Route Glagla Cold Cold Road (GlaGla is a french onomatopoeia for shivering)
German Polar-Parcours Polar Course
Italian Circuito Innevato Snowy Circuit
Korean 프라페 스노우랜드
Peurape Seunoulaendeu
Frappe Snowland
Portuguese Rota Nevada Snowy Route
Spanish Circuito Nevado Snowy Circuit

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Kart 64: Flower Cup. nintendo.com. February 5, 1998, 06:51:55 UTC snapshot on Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  2. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 16, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2020.