GCN Dino Dino Jungle

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Dino Dino Jungle
The icon for Dino Dino Jungle, from Mario Kart Double Dash!!.
The course icon
Appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) Special Cup (Double Dash!!)
Lightning Cup (7)
Staff Ghost 2:00.908 (Double Dash!!)
(Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong in the DK Jumbo)
2:29.837 by Nin★iwaco (7)
(Yoshi with the Egg 1, Roller tires, and Parafoil)
Expert Staff Ghost 2:14.430 by Ret★Will (7)
(Yoshi with the Egg 1, Monster tires, and Parafoil)
Online play Available (3DS)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! / Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7 (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
The map of Dino Dino Jungle.
Mario Kart 7
<small>GCN</small> Dino Dino Jungle bottom screen mapThe Mini Map for GCN Dino Dino Jungle
Mario Kart Tour
Map of GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour.

Dino Dino Jungle is the second race course of the Special Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The course is located in a leafy prehistoric jungle with canyons, a lake, and many dinosaurs inhabiting the course. Obstacles in the course are Noshi, a large sauropod in the middle of a section of the track, and geysers that leap any vehicle running over one when active. The course shares its music with DK Mountain, part of which is an arrangement of the Donkey Kong Jr. stage music.

Dino Dino Jungle reappears in Mario Kart 7 as the second race of the Lightning Cup, and in Mario Kart Tour, first appearing in the New York Tour. It is the only course from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s Special Cup to appear in other games as a classic course.

Course layout[edit]

Toadette and Bowser Jr. at the first shortcut

The race starts in the jungle, with many Item Boxes and logs on the ground. Going over a log simply makes karts to leap, losing a bit of maneuverability though. The trip continues in a canyon where a Nossie stands in the center of the track, stomping the ground to crush or spin out anybody below it. Going around the huge reptile is safe, and passing a curly crystal cave, characters go through a dangerous bridge with three branches, easy for any racer to fall off into the water, and Lakitu picks up the player regardless which part of the bridge the player was. The bridge leads to a crystal cave infested by some geysers, that ends in the top of the canyon.

Players cross a coarse bridge to the other side of the canyon, while the dinosaur moves its head near the structure, which may cause the driver to spin and likely fall to the track below. Past the bridge, the track ends sending the racers back to the jungle on an uneven road filled with geysers, where the finish line awaits.

Located in the cave, it is possible to use a Mushroom to get to the other side a helpful shortcut to avoid geyser spouts. It is even possible to do it without a Mushroom, but is very difficult to perform.[1][2]

DK Mountain can be seen in the background of this course in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, visible from the bridge near the end. It is replaced with a generic volcano in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Dino Dino Jungle in Mario Kart 7

Dino Dino Jungle reappears in Mario Kart 7 as the second course of the Lightning Cup. The tree logs, geyser holes, and the jumps can now be used to perform a trick to gain a small boost. All of the branches of the bridge now contain Item Boxes, and have been slightly widened. Inside the cavern, the mushroom-only shortcut now contains a Glide Ramp, though its width is now shorter so it is easier to fall off if the player is not careful enough when using mushrooms. After the cavern, there is a ramp also containing a Glide Ramp, and the head and neck of the Nossie can block the path of flight. The dinosaur also no longer spins the player out if they run into the head or legs. DK Mountain in the background is now replaced with a regular plain volcano, and the Nossies found in the river have been removed completely. Also, the course map has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise. In addition, players can now use a shortcut near the end of the track to glide over the fences to skip the last turn and the classic Mario Kart logo on the starting banner was changed to a generic one.

This version of the track also has a small out-of-bounds area that can be reached near the dinosaur at the bottom of the course. By boosting off the first tree log ramp at an upward angle facing slightly right of the coin the player will clear the invisible wall of the fence and hit the invisible wall of the background, landing beyond the fence and out-of-bounds. The area beyond the fence that can be explored is small, mainly containing either grass or logs that can be driven as they are not solid. This area can be exited by simply driving through the fence and back to the course.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Dino Dino Jungle is featured in Mario Kart Tour since the first tour, the New York Tour. The main version and the general layout of the course is based on the Mario Kart 7 version of the track, without the Dash Panels on the far right bridge after the first cave. Additionally, the Mario Kart logo above the starting line is now three-dimensional and lacks the black border. The water geysers can now be tricked off of while they erupt, as opposed to flipping the racers over in the previous versions. The Noshi's snout can now also be tricked off of while gliding. This course is a favorite of Donkey Kong, Yoshi (Reindeer), Cat Toad, White Yoshi, Baby Mario (Koala), Daisy (Farmer), Dry Bowser, Funky Kong, Dry Bowser (Gold), and the Dry Bowser Mii Racing Suit. It is also a favorite of Toadette (Explorer), Wario (Cowboy), and Meowser if they reach level 3, and Gold Koopa (Freerunning) and Peach (Explorer) if they reach level 6. Like other courses in the game, Dino Dino Jungle has a reverse variant, a trick variant, and a reverse/trick variant, referred to as Dino Dino Jungle R, Dino Dino Jungle T, and Dino Dino Jungle R/T respectively; the former two were introduced alongside the regular variant in the New York Tour, while the latter was added in the Valentine's Tour. The R and T variants present elements in different places, most notably the Noshi being near the finish line in the R version.

The course thumbnail for the R/T variant is slightly incorrect: in it, the jump before Noshi is depicted as a Glide Ramp, but when racing, it is actually a Dash Panel ramp.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of GCN Dino Dino Jungle tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!! / Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • North American website bio: "Take a prehistoric trip back in time on Dino Dino Jungle. Fly past Jurassic-sized obstacles, through huge caverns, and across ancient wooden roads on your way to the finish line."


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course badge and icons[edit]


Official Mario Kart Tour social media accounts[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディノディノジャングル
Dino Dino Janguru
Dino Dino Jungle
Chinese (Simplified) 龙龙丛林
Lóng Lóng Cónglín
Dino Dino Jungle
Chinese (Traditional) 龍龍叢林
Lóng Lóng Cónglín
Dino Dino Jungle
Dutch Dino Dino-Jungle Dino Dino Jungle
French Jungle Dino Dino Dino Dino Jungle
German Dinodino-Dschungel Dino Dino Jungle
Italian Giungla di Dino Dino (Double Dash!!)
Giungla di Dinodino (7, Tour)
Dino Dino's Jungle
Dinodino's Jungle
Korean 디노디노 정글
Dinodino Jeonggeul
Dino Dino Jungle
Portuguese Selva Dino Dino Dino Dino Jungle
Russian Джунгли Дино Дино
Dzhungli Dino Dino
Dino Dino Jungle
Spanish Jungla Dino Dino Dino Dino Jungle


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