GBA Cheese Land

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Cheese Land
MKSC Cheese Land Starting Line.png
GBA Cheese Land from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
Information
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 2) (2015)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (Super Circuit)
Crossing Cup (8, 8 Deluxe)
Online play No longer available (Wii U)
Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit: Kenichi Nishimaki, Masanobu Matsunaga, Minako Hamano

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Atsuko Asahi

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC Cheese Land Map.png
MKSC Cheese Land Mini Map.png

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Map of GBA Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8.Map of GBA Cheese Land in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
8 Nin★Aracel
2:09.601 Orange Yoshi iconThumbnail of Tanooki Mario's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.Monster from Mario Kart 8Parafoil glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 150cc Nin★Aracel
2:06.316 Orange Yoshi iconThumbnail of Tanooki Mario's Pipe Frame (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.Monster from Mario Kart 8Parafoil glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 200cc Nin★Chris
1:41.248 Donkey Kong's head icon in Mario Kart 8Streetle from Mario Kart 8Roller tires from Mario Kart 8A Flower Glider from Mario Kart 8

Cheese Land is the third race course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It also reappears as the second course of the Crossing Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In both of its iterations, it appears as a course made entirely of cheese, taking place in space in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and in a canyon setting in Mario Kart 8. The course's original moon-like setting may be a reference to the fanciful belief that the moon is made of cheese.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Peach racing on the course

The course begins with a U-turn to the left followed by a slight S-curve and a long, gradual right turn; in the middle of this turn is the first set of Item Boxes. There is then a straightaway that leads into a 270° turn to the left. At the end of the turn is a set of wide speed strips that leads into a jump pad, allowing racers to jump over the part of the track they were just on. Upon landing, they take a U-turn to the right which also has a jump at the end; this jump has a pair of Item Boxes on the left side but is otherwise identical to the first. After the second jump is two left turns followed by the last item set. Racers then take a right turn followed by two more left turns, reaching the finish line soon after.

Throughout the course, Little Mousers appear as obstacles. Between the second jump and the finish line, several will walk left and right across the track, and if racers hit one they will spin out.

Shortcuts[edit]

A notable shortcut can be found at the first jump. If the player aims far to the right while going off the jump pad, they can land on the other side of the wall and completely skip the U-turn.

Additionally, if the player aims far to the left at the second jump, they can land on a square jump pad and use the resulting bounce to cut off the following turn; the square jump pad is enclosed by walls and thus inaccessible in other circumstances.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

GBA Cheese Land from Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content.
The course as seen from the starting line in Mario Kart 8

Cheese Land makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart 8 in the second DLC pack Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, as well as in the base content of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In both games, it is the second course of the Crossing Cup. The track now takes place during the day, is more sloped (like GBA Ribbon Road), and is designed as a mountainous canyon in a large cheese desert with small amounts of vegetation, rather than as a moon setting as in the original version. Like its original incarnation, giant cheese-made structures are found throughout the course, though at one point during the second half of the track, several structures with mushroom tents can be seen in the distance, which resemble slices of pepperoni pizza. The road appears to be covered in cheese cake, with small craters (similar to holes of a typical Swiss cheese) that can be used to perform tricks.

There is now a course banner, which is made of large Swiss cheese attached in two forks on each side. While the Little Mousers have been removed, several Toads now spectate the course, with some next to a few tents with the top resembling mushrooms. The first jump is replaced with an aerial trick ramp, and the second jump is replaced with a glider segment. In addition, much of the track is now in anti-gravity section, starting at the first jump and extending all the way back to the finish line, with two Chain Chomps added during this segment: one after the glider ramp, and another on the uphill S-turns returning to the start-finish line. Also, the course's background music is rearranged with live-recorded music, featuring new instruments such as guitars, horns, saxophones, and drums.

This course is tied with Mount Wario and Rainbow Road for being the course with the most glider ramps, with a total of three (although only the first one is mandatory). Additionally, it, Sky-High Sundae, Big Blue, and Wii Rainbow Road are the only courses that contain gliding segments taking place entirely in anti-gravity. This makes it the only course to not be entirely in anti-gravity altogether with this distinction.

Similar to GCN Yoshi Circuit and GBA Ribbon Road, the starting banner uses the modern Mario Kart logo, even though the game the course was originally from used the classic logo.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • Near the beginning a Mushroom or Star can be used to cut off a corner by going through a hole in a triangular shaped block of cheese.
  • Two gliding sections can be accessed with a Mushroom or Star. The first is after the second jump to the right, while the second is before the last turn. The second is hidden by blocks of cheese that are knocked over when driven through them.

Sponsors[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner notes[edit]

"We've kept the pinging sounds from the original track, but we've given it a makeover with the addition of a horn section, making it very easy to dance to. Cheese is quite a unique theme to play with, so we decided to make the bassline suitably distinctive. Say "cheese!"

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チーズランド
Chīzu Rando
Cheese Land

Chinese (simplified) 奶酪地带
Nǎilào Dìdài
奶酪大陆 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[2]
Nǎilào Dàlù

Cheese Zone

Cheese Land

Chinese (traditional) 起司樂園
Qǐsī Lèyuán
Cheese Wonderland

Dutch Kaasland
Cheese Land
French Pays Fromage
Cheese Land
German Käseland
Cheese Land
Italian Terra del Formaggio
Cheese Land
Korean 치즈 랜드
Chijeu Raendeu
Cheese Land

Portuguese Mundo do Queijo
Cheese World
Russian Сырные просторы
Syrnye prostory
Cheese Expanses

Spanish (NOA) Tierra de Queso
Cheese Land
Spanish (NOE) Tierra de Queso
Tierra del queso (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[1]
Cheese Land
Land of the cheese

Trivia[edit]

  • Many Mario Kart 8 advertisements found here are for the milk company found near Moo Moo Meadows, referencing cheese and milk both being dairy products.
  • GBA Cheese Land had a file asset in Mario Kart Tour under the name "WanWanFork", suggesting that it was planned to be added to the game, but it was ultimately scrapped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU), page 93
  2. ^ From Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the unreleased iQue version.