N64 Banshee Boardwalk

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Banshee Boardwalk
Banshee Boardwalk MK64.png
Appears in Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Cup(s) Special Cup (64)
Lightning Cup (DS)
Based on Ghost Valley
Staff Ghost 2:14:403 by Ninten★まさ (DS)
(Dry Bones in the Dry Bomber)
Distance 747 m
Online play Was never available (DS)
Music sample
Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart DS

Course map
Mario Kart 64
An aerial view of Banshee BoardwalkMini map of Banshee Boardwalk from Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart DS
<small>N64</small> Banshee Boardwalk mapMario Kart DS

Banshee Boardwalk (transliterated as Hyudoro Pond[1] and Hyuudoro Lake[2] on two respective occasions) is the third track of the Special Cup in Mario Kart 64. It resembles the Ghost Valley courses from Super Mario Kart, in terms of overall theme and layout. This course's music also samples from part of those courses' music.

Banshee Boardwalk returns in Mario Kart DS as the second race of the Lightning Cup.

Course layout[edit]

The race begins on a boardwalk with some guardrails missing. Additionally, a giant Cheep Cheep jumps out of the water, but it cannot harm the player. The second half of the race features an abandoned building where bats fly at the racers, lowering their speed. The bats do not appear in the Time Trial mode. Additionally, in some parts of the track some Boos appear, but they just laugh when the player passes by.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

The course in Mario Kart DS

Banshee Boardwalk returns as the second course of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart DS. The Cheep Cheep is replaced with a Bubba, and the bats are replaced by Swoops. The Swoops also appear in Time Trial. The Boos (as in Luigi's Mansion) appear only during Grand Prix and Time Trial. The course was never available in Wi-Fi. It is the longest retro course of the game. In addition, this is the only Lightning Cup course in the game to not reappear in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart 64[edit]

  • Instruction manual: "A dark and mysterious boardwalk over water is the location for this course. At the corners, some guardrails are missing, making its design quite rough. At the old building that you pass through along the way, try not to run into the large army of bats."
  • Website: "Missing guardrails add to the challenge of this haunted raceway."

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • North American website: "This boardwalk was made for racing. Narrow straightaways and spooky hallways make for some of the most unpredictable racing action you've ever seen!"
  • European website: "This rickety wooden walkway is haunted by the spirits of drivers who've fallen to their doom from its barrier-less bends. At least, that's what the rumours say. But say 'Boo' to the old ghost stories and concentrate on keeping your kart on the straight and narrow."


Mario Kart 64[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒュードロいけ
Hyūdoro Ike
From「ヒュードロドロ」(hyūdorodoro, onomatopoeia for a ghost appearing), and「いけ」(ike, pond)
Chinese 幽灵湖
Yōulíng Hú
Ghost Lake
French Ponton Lugubre Lugubrious Pontoon
German Spukpfad Spooky Path
Italian Pontile stregato Bewitched Boardwalk
Korean 부끄부끄 늪
Bukkeu-bukkeu Neup
Boo Swampland
Spanish Muelle Embrujado Haunted Pier


  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) issue 51, page 28.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 49, page 41.