GCN Daisy Cruiser

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Daisy Cruiser
Daisy Cruiser as seen in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (Double Dash!!)
Leaf Cup (7)
Staff Ghost 1:52.207 (Double Dash!!)
(Daisy and Peach in the Heart Coach)
1:49.564 by Nin★Dai8 (7)
(Daisy with the Pipe Frame, Sponge tires, and Peach Parasol)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:43.341 by Ret★Carlos (7)
(Daisy with the Tiny Tug, Sponge tires, and Peach Parasol)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Music
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Course map
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

The map of Daisy Cruiser.
Mario Kart 7
<small>GCN</small> Daisy Cruiser bottom screen map

Daisy Cruiser is a race course from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! that takes place, as the name suggests, on a large cruise ship, or yacht. The cruiser has various floors, and a giant logo of Daisy's head on the sides. The cruiser also has a dining room with moving tables that act as obstacles for the player, a large pool that has a picture of Princess Daisy at the bottom, and a set of hallways. Also included is a basement leading to a giant air vent, and various flower motifs throughout the cruiser's design. Piantas can be seen in the cruiser as well, waving at the players.

This course shares its music with Peach Beach, where Daisy Cruiser can be seen in the distance. Daisy Cruiser is also seen in the backgrounds in Yoshi Circuit and Mario Kart Wii's Daisy Circuit.

Course layout[edit]

The starting line

The player starts out in the top deck where there is a turn right that leads into a straight metal road that has item boxes moving left and right, unlike stationary item boxes. After the item boxes is staircase left that leads into a circular pool with Daisy's picture in it on the right of the track. The road is big there, if players fall into the pool, they will get picked up by Lakitu and bring the player back up to the road.

After the pool is another winding metal staircase, that also leads downhill and into the left. After a left turn, there is a straight aisle that leads directly to the cruiser's dining room. The tables in this room slide from left to right, slowing down the player getting stuck in the tables. Item boxes are also found sliding left and right, just like the tables.

Baby Luigi and Daisy racing down stairs

After the dining room is a 90 degree turn right, and another 90 degree turn left. The player will see item boxes and a hole to the right. If the player takes the item box route, they will come to another 90 degree turn left and another turn right, which leads outside again. The area is very narrow just after exiting the room and dodging hazards in this area may prove to be difficult. If they fall into the hole, they will enter a cellar with a Double Item Box, before entering a cannon that takes them back to outside the ship. Racers then reach the bow of the ship, where the track forms a U-turn in it to the right and then bending into another straight path. In one-screen mode only, the player may bump into hanging life-savers, but it doesn't have any effect on the player's speed. There is a straight staircase that leads uphill and after, the deck with the finish line in it. After the finish line is the start of the course again, as well as another lap.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • There is a narrow path around the left side of the pool which saves time over the normal route but has a higher risk of falling into the water.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The course in Mario Kart 7

Daisy Cruiser appears as a retro course in Mario Kart 7 as the third course in the Leaf Cup. Right after the starting line, instead of being forced to head right, one can now drive through the once-blocked left path. One can also drive through the swimming pool. All of the Piantas have been replaced with Miis. The banquet room now has fewer tables. Also, the cellar under the floor has become an aquarium, being filled with water, having Miis on the sidelines watching, and having Clampies that, similar to the ones on Cheep Cheep Lagoon, carry items inside. The hanging life-savers were removed. The cannon was also removed, instead having two Dash Panels, allowing the player to drive through it normally.

It is the only course in the game's Leaf Cup to not reappear in Mario Kart Tour.

Shortcuts[edit]

This course does not have any intended shortcuts, but three glitch shortcuts, all of which are performed on the right-hand path at the start of the course:

  • Using a lightweight kart-character combination, the player can turn right to face the edge of the right fence, slowly approach while holding right as they fall onto the pool section, and then clip through the floor and land in a cordoned-off area near the entrance of the dining room.[1]
  • Using a lightweight combination, the player can face the fence on the left, lean off the ledge and use a Mushroom, clipping through the wall and landing in the middle of the dining room.[1]
  • The player can turn around near the start of the path, use a Mushroom, and drift left. By hitting the pole at the edge of the right fence, they can clip through the fence and land in the underwater section below. In order to get a lap-count, the player must land all the way to the left of the section, on top of the clams.[1]

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • North American website bio: "Take to the seas as you race across the deck of the Daisy Cruiser. Zip around the pool and then dine and dash in the banquet room on your way to the finish line."
  • European website bio: "It’s Daisy’s very own cruise ship! Skid over the deck, across dining halls, and take a short cut through the engine room in your pursuit of the chequered flag."

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デイジークルーザー
Deijī Kurūzā
Daisy Cruiser
Chinese (Simplified) 菊花公主游轮
Júhuāgōngzhǔ Yóulún
Princess Daisy Cruiser
Chinese (Traditional) 黛西遊輪
Dàixī Yóulún
Daisy Cruiser
Dutch Daisy's Cruiseschip Daisy's Cruiseship
French Paquebot Daisy Daisy Ocean Liner
German Daisys Dampfer Daisy's Steamship
Italian Nave di Daisy Daisy's Ship
Korean 데이지 크루저
Deiji Keurujeo
Daisy Cruiser
Portuguese Cruzeiro da Daisy Daisy's Cruise
Spanish Crucero Daisy Daisy Cruiser
  1. ^ a b c new MOMIジ (June 16, 2020). 【マリオカート7】全バグショートカット集. YouTube. Retrieved January 30, 2021.