GBA Snow Land

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Not to be confused with Ice Land.
Snow Land
MKSC Snow Land Starting Line.png
Information
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass) (2022)
Cup(s) Star Cup (Super Circuit)
Propeller Cup (8 Deluxe)
Staff Ghost 1:46.763 by Nin★Maria (8 Deluxe) (as Tanooki Mario) (150cc)
1:21.826 by Nin★Leonel (8 Deluxe) (as King Boo) (200cc)
WFC Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeMario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC Snow Land Map.png
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
GBA Snow Land map in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Snow Land is the first course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Like most ice courses from the Mario Kart series, Snow Land is a very slippery track which requires accurate steering. Similar to Frappe Snowland, snowmen appear as obstacles on this course, though bumping into them does not cause the player to spin out. Spinning penguins also appear as obstacles, which can cause the player to spin out.

Snow Land returns as the second course in the Propeller Cup in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Course layout

The course first starts out in a straight blue road that leads into a right turn that is almost a right angle, followed by another right angle turn, this time to the left. Past the left turn is a sharp curve to the right that leads into a long, straight road. This long road (and the adjacent shortcut) contain the course's only coins. All coins down this route are positioned in a straight line, making them easy to collect in one lap. As a result, the player should collect all of the coins in order to obtain a better rank and to prevent them from spinning out of contact with another player. Past the long road is a curve to the right that leads straight into a slight right, before a sharp U-turn, on the inside of the U-turn is a small pond that the player may fall in to if they aren't careful. Past the sharp bend is a large area littered with water ponds, penguins, and slippery ice to slow the player down.

Following the ponds, the player reaches a right angled turn to the right that has two item boxes and a boost pad. After that, the road turns right, then immediately left again which may be difficult to maneuver around due to the ice. The player must then make a right angle turn to the right, then drive down the straight road that leads to the finish/starting line.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • After the third turn, players can take a detour to the right to enter a secondary route. While the road itself is longer than the normal route, the boost panels result in this route being slightly faster.
  • Immediately after the fourth turn, players can drive along an ice path, separated from the main road by thick snow. A similar ice path is found towards the end of the course on the far right-side of the road.
  • Players can skip the small hump towards the end of the course using a Dash Mushroom and using ramps positioned by a thin wall.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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Snow Land in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Snow Land returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass. It appears as the second course in the Propeller Cup. The course has received dramatic visual upgrades, and now features more elevated portions, similar to GBA Cheese Land.[1] The course's starting line is now on a bridge that connects the first and last bends of the course together, and the U-turn in the middle is now a sheet of ice with a water hole in the middle. The first part of the course is now set in a forested area, and the snowmen reappear there. Penguins now roam around the course, and act similar to the Skating Shy Guys in GCN Sherbet Land. The ice spires in the course's background now have a slight purple hue, like the sky. Additionally, unlike GBA Ribbon Road in Mario Kart 8 and designs for GBA courses in Mario Kart Tour, the original layout was recreated relatively faithfully despite the elevation changes, though the ice paths and shortcut in the upper right portion of the course were removed. The latter has been replaced by a different shortcut that involves boosting through an elevated portion of snow signified by a snowman that skips the turn after the straight away.[2] The shortcut located on the second final straight away now features an opening in the wall rather than two ramps before it, and an additional ramp has been added at the final turn. The course's music has also received an additional intro that was not present in the original.[3]

Barring the Mario Kart Tour tracks and Sky-High Sundae, Snow Land is the only course added in the second wave of the DLC that has not been remade in a previous title, and is currently one of two courses in the DLC as a whole with this distinction, the other being DS Shroom Ridge.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーランド
Sunō Rando
Snow Land
Chinese (Simplified) 白雪天地
Báixuě Tiāndì
冰天雪地 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[4]
Bīngtiān Xuědì
Snowy World

Ice and Snow World
Chinese (Traditional) 白雪天地
Báixuě Tiāndì
Snowy World
Dutch Sneeuwland Snow Land
French Pays Neigeux Snowy Land
German Schneeland Snow Land
Italian Terra delle nevi Snow Land
Korean 스노우 랜드
Seunou Raendeu
Snow Land
Portuguese Terra Nevada Snowy Land
Russian Снежные края
Snezhnyye kraya
Snowy Edges
Spanish Tierra Nevada
Tierra nevada (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
Snowy Land

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo (July 28, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Booster Course Pass - Wave 2 Release Date - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ GameXplain (July 28, 2022). NEW Gameplay + Music of All 8 Tracks in Wave 2 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC! (JP Site). YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  4. ^ From the iQue localization prototype.