GBA Cheep-Cheep Island

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Not to be confused with DS Cheep Cheep Beach.
Cheep-Cheep Island
MKSC Cheep-Cheep Island Starting Line.png
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Tour (2021)
Cup(s) Lightning Cup
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Tour
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC Cheep-Cheep Island Mini Map.png
Mario Kart Tour
Map of GBA Cheep-Cheep Island from Mario Kart Tour

Cheep-Cheep Island is the third course of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. 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 Little Birdies appear around the course in its original appearance.

Cheep-Cheep Island reappears in Mario Kart Tour starting from the Summer Tour.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

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[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Cheep-Cheep Island returns in Mario Kart Tour, making its debut as the featured course of the Summer Tour. 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 classic 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 first classic course in Mario Kart Tour to gain a new underwater section, and it would be the only course with this distinction until the addition of GBA Boo Lake in the 2022 Halloween Tour. The tide changes are 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 Little Birdies and Sidesteppers have been replaced by jumping and flying Cheep Cheeps. Both shortcuts have also been removed.

The course is a favorite of Orange Yoshi, Peach (Explorer), Fire Rosalina, Penguin Toad, Baby Mario (Koala), Daisy (Swimwear), Peach (Happi), Penguin Toadette, Luigi (Golf), Mario (Aviator), Rosalina (Volendam), Luigi (Chef), Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), and the Cheep Cheep and Reindeer Mii Racing Suits. It can also be a favorite of Chargin' Chuck if he reaches level 3, Mario (Baseball), Dr. Luigi, and Toad (Astronaut) if they reach level 6, and Tanooki Rosalina and the Peach Mii Racing Suit if they reach level 8. Like other courses in the game, Cheep-Cheep Island has a reverse version, a trick version, and a reverse/trick version, titled Cheep-Cheep Island R, Cheep-Cheep Island T, and Cheep-Cheep Island R/T respectively; the reverse and trick variants were introduced alongside the regular version, while the reverse/trick variant was added in the 2023 New Year's Tour. Similar to SNES Ghost Valley 1, the course uses the Mario Kart Wii arrangement of its music, which is heard in GBA Shy Guy Beach.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of GBA Cheep-Cheep Island tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • "The Paris Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. Next up is the Summer Tour, featuring the new course GBA Cheep-Cheep Island!"[1]


Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプクアイランド
Pukupuku Airando
Cheep Cheep Island
Chinese (Simplified) 泡泡鱼岛
Pàopàoyú Dǎo
泡泡怪岛 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[2]
Pàopàoguài Dǎo
Cheep Cheep Island
Chinese (Traditional) 泡泡魚島
Pàopàoyú Dǎo
Cheep Cheep Island
French Île Cheep-Cheep Cheep-Cheep Island
German Cheep-Cheep-Insel Cheep-Cheep Island
Italian Isola Smack
Isola di Cheep Cheep (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[3]
Cheep Cheep Island
Cheep Cheep's Island
Korean 뽀꾸뽀꾸 아일랜드
Ppokkuppokku Aillaendeu
Cheep Cheep Island
Portuguese Ilha Cheep-Cheep Cheep-Cheep Island
Spanish (NOA) Isla Cheep Cheep Cheep Cheep Island
Spanish (NOE) Isla Cheep Cheep
Isla de Cheep-Cheep (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[3]
Cheep Cheep Island
Cheep-Cheep's Island


  1. ^ @mariokarttourEN. (June 24, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  2. ^ From the iQue localization prototype.
  3. ^ a b Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU), page 93