GBA Shy Guy Beach

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Shy Guy Beach
MKSC Shy Guy Beach Starting Line.png
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup (Super Circuit)
Banana Cup (Wii)
Staff Ghost 1:45:568 by Nin★Kato (Wii)
(Koopa Troopa in the Cheep Charger)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:32:867 by Nin★Matt (Wii)
(Koopa Troopa on the Magikruiser)
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Shy Guy Beach.png
Shy Guy Beach's minimap in Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart Wii
GBA Shy Guy Beach.png

Shy Guy Beach is the second race course of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It shares the same music with Cheep-Cheep Island. The course may be based on Shy Guy's Ship from Yoshi's Story because of the cardboard effect.

It reappears as a retro track in Mario Kart Wii as the second race of the Banana Cup.

Course layout[edit]

While there are no Shy Guys on the beach, there is a Shy Guy Galleon in the background. It repeatedly fires cannonballs attempting to attack racers. There are also Sidesteppers all across the beach, which spin out racers upon contact. Parasols are placed along the beach, and either open or close when a racer bumps into one. The track is engulfed by water, with a shallow and a deep end. The former simply slows racers while the latter submerges racers underwater. They can only be rescued out by Lakitu. A large patch of grass is near the finishing line, and it also slows down players.


After the first turn, if the player use a Mushroom over the dark green grass there is a little spot that's light green. It is effective because it leads right to the shallow water where the small island is.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Shy Guy Beach in Mario Kart Wii

Shy Guy Beach makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart Wii as the second course of the Banana Cup. The course has entirely been remade to 3D instead of 2D, although keeping visual elements, especially the water, designed to resemble the graphics of Mario Kart: Super Circuit. The course map has been updated, now marking grasslands as the empty areas on the insides of the course map. Attacks from the Shy Guy Galleon in the background are now more destructive; the cannonballs now stick into the ground and explode, sending the player flying in the air instead of spinning out. When the player hits a cannonball in Time Trials, it does not explode. More palm trees, parasols, and Sidesteppers are added in a few places. A banner is added above the starting line. When the player falls into the deep water areas, they are now instantly rescued by Lakitu. Parasols can be opened and closed with POW Blocks, or eliminated with Shells, Bob-ombs, or while the player is invincible, but return after a short period of time.


The tournament

In Mario Kart Wii, a tournament took place on this track. Players had to take out 30 Sidesteppers with Bob-ombs, Triple Green Shells, or Stars. It was the first tournament of August 2009, and it was later repeated as the second tournament of June 2011, the first tournament of September 2012, and the second tournament of November 2013.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The course's trading card
  • North American website bio: "Tough off-road drifting, slowing patches of grass and water, and crossing crabs make for a difficult race."
  • European website bio: "The sunshine and blue ocean might make you feel like you’re on holiday, but there’s no time to relax – that ship on the horizon is about to start firing cannon balls!"
  • Trading Card bio: "Here's a track where Bikes have a definite advantage over Karts. Why? The wheelie factor. When you wheelie with a Bike you can maintain a faster speed through the water. And if you want to reduce your lap times, you're going to be spending a lot of quality time zipping through the waves."


Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホービーチ
Heihō bīchi
Shy Guy Beach
Chinese 嘿虎海滩[1]
Hēihǔ Hǎitān
Shy Guy Beach
French (NOA) Plage Shy Guy Shy Guy Beach
French (NOE) Plage Maskass Shy Guy Beach
German Shy Guy-Strand Shy Guy Beach
Italian Spiaggia del Tipo timido (MKSC)[2]
Spiaggia Tipo Timido (MKW)
Shy Guy's Beach
Shy Guy Beach
Korean 헤이호 비치
Heiho Bichi
Shy Guy Beach
Spanish Playa Shy Guy Shy Guy Beach


  1. ^ From the unreleased iQue version.
  2. ^ Mario Kart: Super Circuit Instruction Booklet (EU), page 113