Moonview Highway

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Moonview Highway
Moonview Highway
Moonview Highway
Appears in Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) Special Cup
Staff Ghost 02:16.802 by Nin★KOZ★
(Peach in the Standard Kart M)
Expert Staff Ghost 02:04.163 by Nin★Koh
(Peach on the Mach Bike)
WFC No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Outside cityInside city
Course map
Mario Kart Wii

Moonview Highway is a course appearing in Mario Kart Wii. It is the second racecourse of the Special Cup within the game. The course takes place in and around a lit up city at night with a full moon overhead.

Course layout[edit]

An aerial view of Moonview Highway

The course takes place in a city at night and begins in an area with cliffs and trees. The player first goes through the road of a highway with bends, cars, trucks, and Bob-omb Cars. The player can also go to some nearby cliffs, one of which has a Dash Panel ramp and Item Boxes. After a wide curve past the ramp, the paths join up near a bridge resembling Mushroom Bridge that leads into a toll booth controlled by the player's Miis. After passing the toll booth, the player can enter the city, which features some right bends. The city also has two paths with item Boxes, Dash Panels, and car obstacles.

After leaving the city area, there is a tunnel with four lanes and more Dash Panels and cars. The path in the tunnel is mostly straight, and the only obstacles are pillars that rest in the middle and cars. After exiting the tunnel, there are some Dash Panels and another toll booth, leading to the finish line.

Like in Shroom Ridge, the traffic follows the Japanese system of driving, in which vehicles drive on the left side of the road. In Mirror Mode, the cars go on the right side of the road. If the player is playing as a Mii, the face on Mario (in the moon) and Peach's face on the "The Mushroom Moon" billboard, as well as the Fire Flower on the Green Fuel billboard will have Mii faces from the player's console. At certain points in the race, if the player drives next to the wall, it will show a pattern of Shy Guy and Bowser Jr. faces.


April 2010's 2nd tournament required players to race through Moonview Highway, with all the vehicles going the opposing direction. Players started the race with a set of Triple Mushrooms. The tournament was later repeated as the first tournament of November 2011, the second tournament of January 2013, and the first tournament of April 2014.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Moonview Highway card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
  • European website bio: "Don't be distracted by the beauty of the full moon reflecting in the lake. Those on-coming headlights mean the road is chock-full of traffic that isn't going to move aside for you!"
  • Trading card bio: "Obstacles are one thing, but moving obstacles provide an entirely new level of danger and challenge. And there are plenty obstacles to be found along the "Moonview Highway". But the race is on and you've got to get out there and battle the traffic as you try to be the first to the finish line!"



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムーンリッジ&ハイウェイ
Mūn Rijji ando Haiwei
Moon Ridge & Highway
French (NOA) Autoroute de la Lune Moon's Highway
French (NOE) Route Clair de Lune Moonlight Road
German Mondblickstraße Moonview Street
Italian Autostrada lunare Lunar Highway
Korean 달맞이 하이웨이
Dalmaji Haiwei
Moonview Highway
Spanish (NOA) Autopista de la Luna Moon's Highway
Spanish (NOE) Circuito Luz de Luna Moonlight Circuit