Mute City

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This article is about the downloadable course for Mario Kart 8. For the stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee, see Mute City (Super Smash Bros. Melee). For the stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Ultimate, see Mute City SNES.
Mute City
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (DLC Pack 1) (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Egg Cup
Based on Mute City
Staff Ghost 2:10.427 by Nin★Laura (8) (Mario with the Blue Falcon, Roller, and Super Glider)
2:10.167 by Nin★Laura (8 Deluxe) (Mario with the Blue Falcon, Roller, and Super Glider) (150cc)
1:34.273 by Nin★Sho (8 Deluxe) (Metal Mario with the Blue Falcon, Azure Roller, and Parafoil) (200cc)
Online play Available (Wii U, Switch)
Music sample
Yumiko Kanki[1] (original)
Ryo Nagamatsu (arrangement)Frontrunning
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Mute City in Mario Kart 8.Map of Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mute City is the fourth and last course of the Egg Cup included with The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content in Mario Kart 8 and in the base content of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This course is based on the F-Zero series. Coins are not present naturally on this course, and can only be obtained by driving over the Pit areas, Item Boxes, or picking up the coins dropped by other players.

Course layout[edit]

A view of the cityscape surroundings.

The track takes place entirely in anti-gravity. Signs and buildings throughout the course depict and reference various F-Zero racers, including Captain Falcon, Samurai Goroh, Dr. Stewart, Pico, Jody Summer, and Mr. EAD. Right off the start, several boost pads and Pit areas (which gives them a maximum of ten coins) can be found. After a U-turn, the track begins to corkscrew before a large jump. Afterward, the track continues on a cylindrical route that continues to twist before another jump leads into an opening in a building. Here, two more Pit areas can be found before the race continues outside. After a few turns, the track becomes a downhill drive past a Rocket and a few signs depicting Captain Falcon before it arrives at the finish line.

In the second and third lap, a Dash Panel will activate along the finish line. This is a reference to the Boost Power from the F-Zero series, which is activated after completing a lap. A desert can also be seen on the outskirts of the city, possibly a reference to the Sand Ocean course from the F-Zero series.

When Lakitu is holding the start signal, he is shown on the left side of the player. When crossing the finish line to begin the next lap, he’s also shown on the left side of the player, holding the lap count signs.


  • There is an offroad section inside the U-turn after the exit of the building, that one can cut off if a mushroom boost or star is used.
  • The turn before the downhill section can be cut off by boosting through offroad leading to a ramp, which then leads to another platform that one can use to get to the main path.
  • One can use a star or mushroom to boost through two offroad patches before going off the final jump to the finish line.

Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost for this track is Mario in the Blue Falcon, with Metal Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's 200cc Time Trial.

Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner notes[edit]

"The combination of Mario Kart and Mute City is a real recipe for speed, and we wanted your hair to be standing on end with the sense of acceleration. For this, we got the sax and guitar to have an all-out soloing duel."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミュートシティ
Myūto Shiti
Mute City
Chinese (Simplified) 寂静城市
Jìjìng Chéngshì
Silent City
Chinese (Traditional) 寂靜城市
Jìjìng Chéngshì
Silent City
Dutch Mute City -
French Mute City -
German Mute City -
Italian Mute City -
Korean 뮤트 시티
Myuteu Siti
Mute City
Portuguese Mute City -
Russian Мьют-Сити
Mute City
Spanish (NOA) Ciudad Muda Mute City
Spanish (NOE) Mute City -


  • Instead of using the normal starting line countdown and results theme, this course uses the equivalents from the original F-Zero; this is the first track in the Mario Kart series to do this along with Big Blue. The starting line countdown theme only happens during Grand Prix and VS. races, however.
  • Some of the signs across the track show Captain Falcon's art from F-Zero X alongside the text "SHOW ME YOUR MOVES!", a reference to his taunt in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • The Dash Panels on this course look identical to those that appear in Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart: Super Circuit - the only difference being that they are animated, instead of flashing.
  • Mute City's final lap music uses a different, shorter intro from the normal version. This distinction is shared with Toad Harbor, 3DS DK Jungle, and GBA Ribbon Road.