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Mount Wario is the fourth and final race track in the Star Cup of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This course takes place on a mountain summit and ski resort themed after Wario, where players must race from the top to the bottom (similar to DK Summit in Mario Kart Wii and DK Mountain in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!).
This is one of the three courses in the game (the others being N64 Rainbow Road and Big Blue) to be divided into three sections rather than three laps. Mount Wario, along with Big Blue, is one of the only two courses in the Mario Kart series to not be a looped race course, so when the racer finishes the race, they will simply sit at the end of the course. As well, these two courses have separate music tracks for each section instead of playing a sped-up, higher-pitched version of the course's music for the final lap/section. The second segment of the course is the only section that has two separate music tracks, with the first version playing in the cave and dam section and the second version playing from just after the dam until the end of the section.
The course is a three section race down a snowy mountain, split between three sections (like Wuhu Loop, Maka Wuhu, and Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 7, the remake of Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 64, and Big Blue in Mario Kart 8).
Section one starts in a large plane hovering over the top of the mountain, with the racers driving off a ramp before landing on a path at the summit of the mountain. After a few icy downhill turns, the course enters a cave, as well as passes the checkpoint marking the start of the second segment.
Section two starts inside the cave, with two anti-gravity sections ending with a hang-glider segment. Two flat rocks with Dash Panels are placed just after, before a boost ramp leads the racers into a hydroelectric dam. After two 90° turns, there is another anti-gravity section with racers driving along the side of the dam, with Dash Panels going down the streams (like in Shy Guy Falls). The player must steer the kart at the direction of the Dash Panels in order to get the speed boost.
After that, racers soon enter a snowy forest, that splits into two paths to start off. These two paths meet up to an area with rocks sticking out of the snow, which can provide a boost via Tricks. Eventually, the track exits the forest and reaches the top of a chairlift inside a ski area, as well as the checkpoint for the start of section three.
Section three starts by traveling down a slalom and mogul course, with cheering Toads, Yoshis, and Shy Guys alongside the track. After a few turns, racers enter the final anti-gravity section, which goes down a ski jumping ramp with Dash Panels placed on various parts of the ramp. The section ends with a hang-glider section off the jump, where three rings are placed to help racers out. After two more turns at the landing area, the track reaches the finish line.
Like Twisted Mansion, Electrodrome, Bowser's Castle, and Excitebike Arena, this course has an opening animation, which is the front of the plane opening up and the ramp being lowered. However, unlike in the aforementioned four courses, where the animation occurs during the race countdown, this course's animation starts as the course intro ends and finishes right before the countdown.
The staff ghost for this track is Waluigi on The Duke, with a time of 2:06.283. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc, the staff ghost is Wario with a time of 1:37.266.
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