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)
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

Staff ghost(s)
Wii Nin★Kato
1:45.568 Sprite of Koopa TroopaThe model for Koopa Troopa's Cheep Charger from Mario Kart Wii
Wii Expert Nin★Matt
1:32.867 Sprite of Koopa TroopaThe model for Koopa Troopa's Magikruiser from Mario Kart Wii

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.

Shy Guy Beach is the only course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit's Mushroom Cup to not reappear in Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Course layout[edit]

The course begins with a brief straightaway and a left turn with two Sidesteppers. If racers hit a Sidestepper, they will spin out. There is then a straightaway with the first set of Item Boxes in the middle. To the left of this straightaway is a large area of grass; racers are able to drive along a narrow stretch of sand to the left of it, but this path is slower than the main track. Racers can then go off a jump pad as they reach a narrower portion of the beach. A left turn and a slight right turn follow, each with two more Sidesteppers, and then racers must continuously drive over bits of shallow water as they follow a chain of small areas of sand. Atop two of these areas of sand are individual Item Boxes. Racers then take a slight left turn with another jump pad at the end. There is then a gradual left turn with two more areas of grass on the beach; the first is on the inside of the turn while the second is on the outside of the turn. To the right of the first area of grass is another item set, but racers can also drive to the left of the area of grass to save time. After the gradual left turn, racers reach the finish line.

During the race, a Shy Guy Galleon can be seen in the background. It will repeatedly fire cannonballs onto the track. Palm trees and parasols also appear throughout the track itself as additional obstacles.


A notable shortcut can be found at the first item set. If the player turns left and uses a Mushroom to drive through the large area of grass, they can then cut off the following left turn. On the inside of the turn is a small area of sand with a Sidestepper on top.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

View of Shy Guy Beach in Mario Kart Wii
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.


A Mario Kart Wii Tournament
The tournament

August 2009's first tournament required players to take out 30 Sidesteppers on a portion of Shy Guy Beach. The area has a very high number of Sidesteppers, and players have three Item Boxes available; they always contain Stars, Triple Green Shells, and Bob-ombs respectively. The tournament 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 <small>GBA</small> Shy Guy Beach card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
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 Tipo Timido
Spiaggia del Tipo timido (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction manual)[2]
Shy Guy Beach
Shy Guy's 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