GBA Cheep-Cheep Island
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Cheep-Cheep Island is a race course in the Mario Kart series. It first appears the third course of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and later in Mario Kart Tour starting from the Summer Tour. It features a series of islands surrounded by the sea that are connected by seven bridges. It is similar aesthetically to Shy Guy Beach and shares a music theme with it, though it takes place at sunset and has more grass (particularly in the original version). Large Cheep-Cheeps are seen jumping in the background, and Sidesteppers and Goonies appear around the course in its original appearance.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
The course starts out by going straight over a bridge that leads to a left turn with grass on each side. The turn leads into another bridge that slightly curves to the right, then left. Past the bridge is a split path with coins on each side and grass in the middle, which leads to another bridge. After that, there is a turn to the left and two more split paths. The player can take the left side which has Dash Panels, or the right side which has more coins. There is another bridge with a left turn. Past that is another bridge with another left turn. After another bridge, there is a right turn with a small bump. After that is another right turn to the final and longest bridge. Players should be careful to not fall into the water. The bridge splits in two for a bit then turns left, then left again. After that is a straightaway to the finish line.
After the fifth bridge, if the player veers to the right and uses a mushroom, they will hit a series of jumps that will cut a lot of time. There is a similar shortcut to the left of the final bridge, but it is not as useful.
Mario Kart Tour
Cheep-Cheep Island returns in Mario Kart Tour, making its debut in the Summer Tour as its signature course. The course received many notable changes; most of the grass on the course has been removed, the starting line now has a wooden banner with the Mario Kart logo on it, and the second bridge on the course is now straight instead of a zig-zag shape. The biggest change to the course is that the fourth, fifth, and sixth bridges have been removed in favor of having two large, grassy islands separated by a small stream with several large rocks close to where the fifth bridge was. The track itself in this area is now much narrower and no longer features any Dash Panels or multicolored blocks. The three small islands and a section of the first large island now feature a rising and falling tide forming a newly added underwater section (making this course the only retro course in Mario Kart Tour to gain a new underwater section) similar to that of Cheep Cheep Beach from Mario Kart DS, N64 Koopa Troopa Beach in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Tour, and Los Angeles Laps in Mario Kart Tour, which is indicated by the darker-colored areas of the course map. The final bridge now starts off with a right turn into a longer straightaway before the split. Next to the first bridge, an underwater section is added, though it is located off-road. While the large Cheep Cheeps still appear, the Goonies and Sidesteppers have been replaced by jumping and flying Cheep Cheeps. Both shortcuts have also been removed.
The course is a favorite of Peach (Explorer), Fire Rosalina, Penguin Toad, Baby Mario (Koala), Daisy (Swimwear), Peach (Happi) and Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES). It can also be a favorite of Mario (Baseball) if he reaches level 6. Beside Cheep-Cheep Island, the Summer Tour introduced a reversed version and a trick version of this course, titled Cheep-Cheep Island R and Cheep-Cheep Island T respectively. Similar to SNES Ghost Valley 1, the course uses the Mario Kart Wii arrangement of its music, which is heard in Shy Guy Beach.
For this course's tour appearances, see List of GBA Cheep-Cheep Island tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart Tour
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