GBA Sky Garden

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Sky Garden
MKSC Sky Garden Starting Line.png
Information
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Tour (2022)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 1) (2022)
Cup(s) Lightning Cup (Super Circuit, DS)
Lucky Cat Cup (8 Deluxe)
Tour(s)
Online play No longer available (DS)
Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC Sky Garden Map.png
MKSC Sky Garden Mini Map.png

Mario Kart DS
GBA Sky Garden mapMario Kart DS
Mario Kart Tour
Map of GBA Sky Garden from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of <small>GBA</small> Sky Garden in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Staff ghost(s)
DS Ninten★ドリー
1:44.400 Princess Daisy's mugshot.The model of the Power Flower from Mario Kart DS
8DX 150cc Nin★Pedro
1:42.267 Lakitu's head icon in Mario Kart 8P-Wing from Mario Kart 8Retro Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8Cloud Glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 200cc Nin★Rui
1:13.606 Ludwig's head icon in Mario Kart 8Steel Driver from Mario Kart 8Blue Standard tires from Mario Kart 8Bowser Kite glider from Mario Kart 8
This article is about the course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. For other usages, see Sky Garden.
"GBA Sky Tour" redirects here. For information about the event in Mario Kart Tour that added this course to the game, see Sky Tour.
“And, of course, there's Sky Garden. So dreamy! I wonder what they grow up there. Sky mushrooms? Cloudy flower?”
Play Nintendo[1]

Sky Garden is the second race course of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. The track takes place on a cobbled road atop clouds, with bridges connecting them and beanstalks scattered around the clouds. This course has no major obstacles, although players can easily fall off of it. The Luigi blimp from Luigi Circuit can be seen in the background. A similar course with several shared names in other languages known as Cloudtop Cruise appears in Mario Kart 8.

Sky Garden returns as the third course of the retro Lightning Cup in Mario Kart DS, in Mario Kart Tour, debuting in the Sky Tour, and in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass as the third course of the Lucky Cat Cup.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Sky Garden begins with an immediate left right-angled turn, followed by a more subtle left turn shortly afterwards. Players then jump over a short gap before taking a slight right, followed by another sharp left. Racers then drive down a long straightaway before reaching a left bend that takes players into a sharp U-turn to the right, before continuing to the left again to another straightaway, this one being more brief than the previous one. Players then take a reflex-angle turn and drive down a long, winding road before reaching a large bend, similar to one seen in Donut Plains 1. Also like the bend in Donut Plains 1, this takes players onto a short straightaway before taking a left turn onto another chicane, before taking a left turn, then reaching a long straightaway before crossing the finish line.

Shortcuts[edit]

There are three shortcuts in this course. One is at the beginning of the course. There is a ramp, and if the player uses a mushroom, they will fly onto a set of clouds. From there, the player can either use a mushroom to glide across the gaps or just can hop over them. The next shortcut is on the right of the small boost ramp that leads to an item. A mushroom is required to make it across. This is the shortcut used by the staff ghost. The last shortcut is right after the straight away and turn. If the player turns left there will be a huge floating cloud. Once again, the player can either use a mushroom to glide across the gaps or can hop over them.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Screenshot of <small>GBA</small> Sky Garden
Sky Garden in Mario Kart DS

Sky Garden makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart DS as the third course of the Lightning Cup, holding the distinction of being the only track to appear in the same cup twice (not counting the Extra Tracks in Mario Kart: Super Circuit). There is an added shortcut in this version. After going across the small boost ramp leading to an item, the player must use a Mushroom and hop at the exact right second to get across the large gap. The shortcut can also be done with a well placed jump over the large gap if the player is using a high acceleration kart without a Mushroom, but is very difficult to perform. This is possible in the original game, but the player will fall right over the other side no matter what. Additionally, the first shortcut has an added longer cloud in front of the original one at the gap's end. The staff ghost is Daisy.

Missions[edit]

There is one mission that takes place on Sky Garden:

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

GBA Sky Garden in Mario Kart Tour
View of the course

Sky Garden returns in Mario Kart Tour starting from the Sky Tour. It is the second classic course in Mario Kart Tour (the first being GBA Sunset Wilds) to receive a new arrangement for its music and currently one of two GBA courses with a previous arrangement to receive a new arrangement in the game, the other being Peach Circuit (and by extension, GBA Luigi Circuit). There are now two blimps; both use the appearance from Singapore Speedway. The giant beanstalks that previously only appeared in the background are now closer to the course, and one of them features a red Toad House on a cloud.

A course banner is added at the starting line, featuring the classic Mario Kart logo in a round frame supported by two beanstalks, which grow from earthenware planters. The road is also now made entirely of gray stone files, formed in an arched pattern, and features flowerpots and fences in the off-road areas. The course has been simplified, with some of the bends being removed. The first shortcut now features players performing Jump Boosts on giant leaves while the last is now under the beanstalk that supports the Toad House. The second shortcut is removed; the ramp now leads to a mushroom trampoline on the main route. The straightaway near the finish line is replaced with a gliding section.

The course also appears as Sky Garden R (reversed), Sky Garden T (with ramps), and Sky Garden R/T (reversed with ramps). The former two debuted alongside the normal variant in the Sky Tour, while the latter was introduced in the 2023 New Year's Tour. In the R and T variants, the mushroom trampoline is removed. In the T variant, there are several Piranha Plants along the track as well as a moving platform with a dash panel ramp. In the R/T variant, racers drive across several additional mushroom trampolines, including a blue one.

GBA Sky Garden's R/T variant is visible in an unused banner present in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's files as of version 2.0.0. This instance predated its official announcement in the 2023 New Year's Tour.

Appearances[edit]

For this course's tour appearances, see List of GBA Sky Garden tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Top-tier and middle-tier items[edit]

Select "show" to reveal the drivers, karts, and gliders for which GBA Sky Garden and its variants are always favored or favorite courses. For instances in which additional drivers, karts, and gliders temporarily had this course and its variants as favored or favorite courses, see List of GBA Sky Garden tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Course Three-item drivers Bonus points ×2 karts Combo bonus ×3 gliders Two-item drivers Bonus points ×1.5 karts Combo bonus ×2 gliders
GBA Sky Garden from Mario Kart Tour
Normal variant
Mario (Aviator)Peach (Explorer)Rosalina (Chef)Rosalina (Volendam)Rosalina Mii Racing SuitTanooki Mario from Mario Kart TourTanooki RosalinaToadette (Astronaut)Waluigi (Vampire)White Mii Racing SuitWhite Tanooki Mario from Mario Kart Tour The Blooper Shuttle from Mario Kart TourBright Girl from Mario Kart TourCandy Clown from Mario Kart TourCapsule Kart from Mario Kart TourCupid's Arrow from Mario Kart TourDreamy Egg from Mario Kart TourFrost Wing from Mario Kart TourJukebox Buggy from Mario Kart TourLightning Streamliner from Mario Kart TourProp Kart from Mario Kart TourPurple Bunny from Mario Kart TourYellow 8-Bit Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Super Mushroom from Mario Kart TourThe Calico Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourThe Festive Holly from Mario Kart TourGlittering Parasol from Mario Kart TourGold Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourMario's Mustache from Mario Kart TourMeteor Balloons from Mario Kart TourPretzel Glider from Mario Kart TourRecord Setter from Mario Kart TourRed and Gold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourSky-High Flyer from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (White)**Chain Chomp Mii Racing SuitChargin' Chuck from Mario Kart TourDaisy (Swimwear)Daisy (Yukata)King Bob-omb (Gold)Larry Mii Racing SuitLuigi (Vacation)Luigi Mii Racing SuitMario (Golf)Reindeer Mii Racing SuitSilver Mii Racing Suit*Toad (Astronaut) The Blue Speeder from Mario Kart TourCheership from Mario Kart TourCream Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour**Goo-Goo Buggy from Mario Kart Tour**Gray Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourGreen Lightning from Mario Kart TourJumbo Jetter from Mario Kart TourKarp Kart from Mario Kart TourPink B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourRainbow Streetle from Mario Kart Tour**Sneeker from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe 2022 from Mario Kart TourStar Broom from Mario Kart TourWhite Fast Frank from Mario Kart TourWhite Snow Skimmer from Mario Kart TourWhite Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour*** 8-Bit 1-Up Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour**8-Bit Fire Flower from Mario Kart TourCat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourGold Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourGreen Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourLuigi Parafoil from Mario Kart TourMagniflying Glass from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2022 from Mario Kart TourPink Gold Meteors from Mario Kart Tour***Rainbow Fare Flier from Mario Kart TourSilver-and-Gold Hearts from Mario Kart TourWonderful Diamond from Mario Kart TourWonderful Wings from Mario Kart Tour
Blue Shy Guy Monty Mole from Mario Kart TourPeachPurple Koopa (Freerunning)White Shy Guy* 8-Bit Jumping Mario from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sky Garden R from Mario Kart Tour
R variant
Cat Mario from Mario Kart TourCat Mii Racing SuitDaisy (Yukata)Hammer Bro Mii Racing SuitLuigi (Vacation)Mario (Golf)Mario (Satellaview)Peach (Explorer)Rosalina (Volendam)Silver Mii Racing SuitTanooki RosalinaWhite Mii Racing Suit Cheership from Mario Kart TourCombo Cruiser from Mario Kart TourDaikon Rocket from Mario Kart TourFlower Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Lunar Cruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Zucchini from Mario Kart TourGray Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourKarp Kart from Mario Kart TourProp Kart from Mario Kart TourStar Broom from Mario Kart TourThe Swift Talon from Mario Kart TourWild Slugger from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit 1-Up Mushroom from Mario Kart TourAurora Balloons from Mario Kart TourButterfly Prism from Mario Kart TourCat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourCream Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourFlying Flappers from Mario Kart TourGalaxy Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Parasol from Mario Kart TourMario's Mustache from Mario Kart TourPretzel Glider from Mario Kart TourRoy Oilpaper from Mario Kart Tour ? Block Mii Racing SuitBirdo (White)***Daisy (Swimwear)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Kamek from Mario Kart TourLakitu (Party Time)Lemmy Mii Racing SuitLudwig Mii Racing SuitMario (Aviator)**Mario Mii Racing Suit*Penguin Toadette Candy Clown from Mario Kart TourCupid's Arrow from Mario Kart Tour***Dreamy Egg from Mario Kart TourGreen Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour**Green Comet from Mario Kart TourGreen Lightning from Mario Kart TourHuffin Puffin Egg from Mario Kart TourMagma Broom from Mario Kart Tour**Party-Wing from Mario Kart TourPink B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourPiranha Pipes from Mario Kart Tour**Sakura Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe 2022 from Mario Kart TourWhite Bruiser from Mario Kart TourWhite Snow Skimmer from Mario Kart TourWhite Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Bullet Bill from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Star from Mario Kart TourGlinting Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Glider from Mario Kart Tour**Gold Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourGold Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourRecord Setter from Mario Kart Tour***Red and Gold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourSecret Scroll from Mario Kart Tour**Sky-High Flyer from Mario Kart Tour**Smiley Flower Glider from Mario Kart TourWonderful Diamond from Mario Kart TourThe Wonderful Garnet from Mario Kart TourWonderful Wings from Mario Kart Tour*
Birdo (Blue)Blue Shy GuyHammer Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourLight-blue Shy GuyLight-blue Toad (Pit Crew)Purple Koopa (Freerunning) Oilpaper Umbrella from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sky Garden T from Mario Kart Tour
T variant
Blue Mii Racing SuitLakitu (Party Time)Luigi (Vacation)Peach (Halloween)Penguin ToadetteReindeer Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Chef)Rosalina Mii Racing SuitToad Mii Racing SuitWario (Cowboy)Yoshi (Kangaroo) The Blue Speeder from Mario Kart TourCarrot Kart from Mario Kart TourFrosty Bells from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Lunar Cruiser from Mario Kart TourHuffin Puffin Egg from Mario Kart TourKarp Kart from Mario Kart TourMagma Broom from Mario Kart TourSakura Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe 2022 from Mario Kart TourStar Broom from Mario Kart TourTanooki Kart from Mario Kart TourWhite Fast Frank from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Bullet Bill from Mario Kart TourAurora Balloons from Mario Kart TourGlinting Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Eggshell Glider from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourPink Gold Meteors from Mario Kart TourRainbow Fare Flier from Mario Kart TourRed and Gold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourSecret Scroll from Mario Kart TourWonderful Wings from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (White)*Cat Mario from Mario Kart TourDaisy (Holiday Cheer)Ice-Cream Mii Racing SuitLuigi (Golf)Mario (Satellaview)Mario Mii Racing Suit**Para-Biddybud Mii Racing SuitPetey Piranha Mii Racing Suit**Peach (Happi)Rosalina (Volendam)Silver Mii Racing Suit***Toadette (Astronaut)White Tanooki Mario from Mario Kart Tour The Blooper Shuttle from Mario Kart TourBright Girl from Mario Kart TourCombo Cruiser from Mario Kart TourCream Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour***Cupid's Arrow from Mario Kart TourGoo-Goo Buggy from Mario Kart TourGray Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourJukebox Buggy from Mario Kart TourLightning Streamliner from Mario Kart Tour**Party-Wing from Mario Kart TourRed Comet from Mario Kart TourSilver Cupid's Arrow from Mario Kart Tour*The Swift Talon from Mario Kart TourTiger Bruiser from Mario Kart TourWild Slugger from Mario Kart TourYellow Offroader from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Super Mushroom from Mario Kart TourButterfly Prism from Mario Kart TourThe Calico Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart Tour**Cat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourCream Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart Tour**The Festive Holly from Mario Kart TourGalaxy Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Parasol from Mario Kart TourHome-Field Glider from Mario Kart TourMagniflying Glass from Mario Kart TourMario's Mustache from Mario Kart Tour**Red Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourThe Wonderful Garnet from Mario Kart Tour
White Shy Guy Blue Shy GuyHammer Bro's icon from Mario Kart TourLight-blue Shy GuyLight-blue Toad (Pit Crew) Pink Flower Glider from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sky Garden R/T from Mario Kart Tour
R/T variant
? Block Mii Racing SuitBuilder ToadLemmy Mii Racing SuitLudwig Mii Racing SuitMario (Aviator)Mario (Hakama)Mario (Santa)Reindeer Mii Racing SuitToad (Astronaut)Toad (Tourist)Yoshi (Reindeer) The Black Sneeker from Mario Kart TourThe Blooper Shuttle from Mario Kart TourGold Bullet Blaster from Mario Kart TourGoo-Goo Pink from Mario Kart TourGreen Comet from Mario Kart TourJumbo Jetter from Mario Kart TourRainbow Streetle from Mario Kart TourRed Comet from Mario Kart TourStar Broom from Mario Kart TourThe Streetle from Mario Kart TourThe Swift Talon from Mario Kart TourYellow Offroader from Mario Kart Tour Flying Flappers from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Cloud Balloons from Mario Kart TourGreen Sprout from Mario Kart TourNew Year's Kite from Mario Kart TourThe Para-Panini from Mario Kart TourRecord Setter from Mario Kart TourRed Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourSky-High Flyer from Mario Kart TourSmiley Flower Glider from Mario Kart TourWonderful Diamond from Mario Kart TourThe Wonderful Garnet from Mario Kart TourYellow Hard Hat Balloon from Mario Kart Tour Baby Peach (Cherub)Birdo (White)Cat Mii Racing SuitDaisy (Farmer)Daisy (Thai Dress)Dr. PeachIce-Cream Mii Racing SuitLarry (Wintertime)Mario (Golf)Mario Mii Racing SuitPastry Chef Mii Racing SuitPeach (Yukata)Petey Piranha Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Chef)Toadette (Astronaut)White Mii Racing SuitYoshi (Gold Egg) The Blazing Eagle from Mario Kart TourDozer Dasher from Mario Kart TourFlower Kart from Mario Kart TourFlowery Badwagon from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Eagle from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Lunar Cruiser from Mario Kart TourIce-Cream Minibus from Mario Kart TourThe Moo Moo Offroader from Mario Kart TourPink Capsule Kart from Mario Kart TourProp Kart from Mario Kart TourSky-Blue B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourStrawberry Soft Swerve from Mario Kart TourSweet Ride from Mario Kart TourTuk-Tuk Kart from Mario Kart TourWild Gold from Mario Kart Tour*** Black Cat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourBright Balloons from Mario Kart TourCat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourDream Glider from Mario Kart TourThe Festive Holly from Mario Kart TourGold Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Hard Hat Balloon from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2023 from Mario Kart Tour***Pink Magniflying Glass from Mario Kart TourRainbow Fare Flier from Mario Kart TourRoy Oilpaper from Mario Kart TourSpider Glider from Mario Kart TourTropical Balloons from Mario Kart TourWicked Topaz from Mario Kart TourWonderful Wings from Mario Kart Tour
Light-blue YoshiMario's icon from Mario Kart Tour. Blue YoshiGreen Toad (Pit Crew) Blue Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour
* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3.
** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8 for High-End items.

Bonus challenges[edit]

Big Reverse Race
Icon Course variant Opponents Tour appearances Cup
7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Extra
Thumbnail of the Pauline Cup challenge from the 2023 New Year's Tour; a Big Reverse Race challenge set on GBA Sky Garden Regular Driver Builder Luigi Pink Shy Guy Green Shy Guy Shy Guy's icon from Mario Kart Tour. Black Shy Guy from Mario Kart Tour Builder Toadette Builder Toad Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour. New Year's Tour (2023) The Pauline Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Pauline Cup
Kart Black Dozer from Mario Kart Tour Yellow Offroader from Mario Kart Tour Offroader from Mario Kart Tour Red Offroader from Mario Kart Tour Brown Offroader from Mario Kart Tour Pink Dozer from Mario Kart Tour Dozer Dasher from Mario Kart Tour Same kart and glider as the ones used by the replaced driver
Glider Fuzzy Kite from Mario Kart Tour Treasure Map from Mario Kart Tour. Treasure Map from Mario Kart Tour. Treasure Map from Mario Kart Tour. Treasure Map from Mario Kart Tour. Safety Glider from Mario Kart Tour Safety Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Steer Clear of Obstacles
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Obstacles Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Daisy Cup challenge from the Sky Tour; a Steer Clear of Obstacles challenge set on GBA Sky Garden (reused as the Diddy Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Animal Tour) Regular Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Mario
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Two Barrel Bombs
Barrel Bomb
Sky Tour The icon of the Daisy Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Daisy Cup
Animal Tour Diddy Kong Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Diddy Kong Cup
Princess Tour Fire Rosalina Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Fire Rosalina Cup
Smash Small Dry Bones
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Bowser Cup challenge from the 2022 Mii Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on GBA Sky Garden Regular Birdo (Light Blue) in Mario Kart Tour
Birdo (Light Blue)
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 4
  • 8
  • 12
Mii Tour (2022) The icon of the Bowser Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Bowser Cup
Princess Tour The Cat Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Cat Peach Cup
Time Trial
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Mii Cup challenge from the 2022 Yoshi Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on GBA Sky Garden Regular Mario's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Mario
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 1:35.00
  • 1:28.00
  • 1:22.00
Yoshi Tour (2022) Mii Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Mii Cup
  • 1:35.00
  • 1:27.00
  • 1:21.00
Doctor Tour (2023) The icon of the King Boo Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
King Boo Cup
Combo Attack
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Highest combo counts Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Toad Cup challenge from the Piranha Plant Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on GBA Sky Garden T T Pink Shy Guy from Mario Kart Tour
Pink Shy Guy
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
Piranha Plant Tour The icon of the Toad Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Toad Cup
Snap a Photo
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Other driver information Objectives Tour appearances Cup
Driver Kart Glider
Thumbnail of the Toadette Cup challenge from the Sky Tour; a Snap a Photo challenge set on GBA Sky Garden T T Mario (Aviator) from Mario Kart Tour
Mario (Aviator)
Prop Kart from Mario Kart Tour
Prop Kart
Sky-High Flyer from Mario Kart Tour
Sky-High Flyer
Kamek from Mario Kart Tour
Kamek
Kamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart Tour
Kamek's Zoom Broom
Dream Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Dream Glider
  • 2 or more drivers
  • A Jump Boost
  • Take a photo
Sky Tour The icon of the Toadette Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Toadette Cup
Lakitu from Mario Kart Tour
Lakitu
Cloud 9 from Mario Kart Tour
Cloud 9
Cloud Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Cloud Glider

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

GBA Sky Garden as it appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sky Garden in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Sky Garden returns in the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is the third course of the Lucky Cat Cup released in the first wave in March 2022, nearly a month after its inclusion in Mario Kart Tour, though it was revealed in gameplay form in a February 2022 Nintendo Direct prior to its addition to said game. It derives its appearance and layout from Mario Kart Tour, except with orange stone tiles instead of gray and an animated cloud texture. Unlike Tour, the leaf shortcut is reflected on the minimap. Many mushroom trampolines can be seen growing from underneath the course, and several airships from Cloudtop Cruise appear in the background instead of the blimps. Koopa Paratroopas appear as spectators on the course.

Like many other classic courses in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the music has been redone with live instruments, featuring a saxophone, piano, and electric guitar lead instead of the original song's synths.

Much like the other tracks in Wave 1, the Booster Course Pass's initial reveal trailer and official artwork use screenshots of the Mario Kart Tour version of Sky Garden. However, on the Nintendo eShop imageMedia:MK8D BCP Wave 1.jpg for Wave 1, Sky Garden is the only course to use a screenshot of its 8 Deluxe version rather than its Tour version.

As with all other courses from Wave 1, this course's icon and lighting were adjusted slightly in the 2.1.0 update.

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • European website bio: "In this race above the clouds, don't let the beautiful view go to your head. One false move and it's a very long way down to the ground. You'll need boosts aplenty to make the most of Sky Garden's numerous short-cuts, but don't be afraid of using your brakes too."

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Nintendo Switch News app (US):
    • This course first appeared in the Mario Kart™: Super Circuit™ game for Game Boy™ Advance.
    • This course takes place on some fluffy clouds. (How does that even work??)
    • There are minimal obstacles but beware of falling off the edge!
  • Nintendo Switch News app (UK): Cruise through the clouds in Sky Garden!
    Now, we'd like to present to you a course released as part of the first wave, which is available now: GBA Sky Garden!
    First appearing in Mario Kart: Super Circuit on the Game Boy Advance, Sky Garden is an above-the-clouds course that floats way up in the stratosphere. It's an easy-riding course with few obstacles, but careful you don't fall off, as those time penalties will start to add up before you know it!

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スカイガーデン
Sukai Gāden
Sky Garden
Chinese (Simplified) 空中花园
Kōngzhōng Huāyuán
Sky Garden
Chinese (Traditional) 空中花園
Kōngzhōng Huāyuán
Sky Garden
Dutch Wolkenhof Cloud Courtyard
French (NOA) Jardin volant Flying Garden
French (NOE) Jardin volant
Jardin du Ciel (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
Flying Garden
Sky Garden
German Wolkenpiste Cloud Circuit
Italian Giardino Nuvola
Giardino dei cieli (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
Cloud Garden
Skies' Garden
Korean 스카이 가든
Seukai Gadeun
Sky Garden
Portuguese Jardim Celeste Celestial Garden
Russian Облачный сад
Oblachnyy sad
Cloud Garden
Spanish (NOA) Jardín Celeste Celestial Garden
Spanish (NOE) Jardín Celeste
Jardines del cielo (Mario Kart: Super Circuit European instruction booklet)[2]
Celestial Garden
Gardens of the sky

Trivia[edit]

  • The course is misnamed GBA Sky Tour in an overview of Mario Kart Tour on the App Store, being conflated with the game's Sky Tour.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Play Nintendo (June 18, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets MORE Courses?!🙀🚦 | @Play Nintendo. YouTube. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Mario Kart Super Circuit European instruction booklet
  3. ^ Mario Kart Tour (United States). apple.com. Retrieved November 12, 2022. (ScreenshotMedia:App Store screenshot story MKT 2021.png.) (Archived November 8, 2022, 15:58:48 UTC via Wayback Machine.) "Float through the 3DS Rainbow Road track in the Space Tour, fly through the GBA Sky Tour as Aviator Mario…who knows what’s coming next?"