N64 Choco Mountain

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Choco Mountain
Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64.
Information
Appears in Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Tour (2020)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 1) (2022)
Cup(s) Flower Cup (64)
Leaf Cup (DS)
Golden Dash Cup (8 Deluxe)
Tour(s)
Staff Ghost 2:15:571 by Ninten★イシビ (DS)
(Wario in the Dragonfly)
2:08.949 by Nin★Massim (8 Deluxe)
(Koopa Troopa with the Biddybuggy, Standard, and Super Glider) (150cc)
1:31.715 by Nin★Alice (8 Deluxe)
(Tanooki Mario with the Tanooki Kart, Monster, and Super Glider) (200cc)
Distance 687 m
Online play No longer available (DS)
Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart 64 / Mario Kart Tour Mario Kart DS Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart 64
An aerial view of Choco Mountain.Mini map of Chock Mountain from Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart DS
Choco Mountain mapMario Kart DS
Mario Kart Tour
Map of N64 Choco Mountain from Mario Kart Tour.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of <small>N64</small> Choco Mountain in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

“Yum, Choco Mountain! And let me tell you, Choco Mountain is not edible. I repeat: you cannot eat Choco Mountain.”
Play Nintendo[1]

Choco Mountain is the third course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 64. The course features falling rocks as obstacles. A third through it, a chocolate pyramid can be seen. The course's chocolate aesthetic is reminiscent of the Choco Island racecourses from Super Mario Kart. The course reappears in Mario Kart DS as the second race of the Leaf Cup and in Mario Kart Tour, starting with the 2020 Exploration Tour. In the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, it reappears as the third race of the Golden Dash Cup.

In the 50cc difficulty level and the Time Trials mode, the curve is protected by a banister where the players could not fall into the trap; however, the banister disappears if the player chooses a higher difficulty level than 50cc. In Mario Kart DS, there is no banister present at all. In Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the banister is present in all difficulty levels.

In Mario Kart 64, this course's music also plays on Block Fort and Double Deck during Battle Mode.

Course layout[edit]

The race starts out on a straight road that eventually leads to a curve to the right. The curve also features a twisty road and a row of Item Boxes for players to use. After the curve and the twist, the road continues curving until a U-turn leads players into a longer straight road. This straight road leads to an overhang, where players originally started.

Past the overhang, another curve to the left takes players to the bottom left part of the course, where the road is somewhat straight, but not as straight as the preceding road. Players then turn left, pass a row of item boxes, and drive over a small hill that makes players fly. After the small hill, there is a somewhat sharp curve to the left. In the 50cc races and the Time Trials mode, banisters are set to prevent players from falling into the water below. However, the banisters are not present in the 100cc, 150cc, and EXTRA modes. Boulders fly out on the sharp curve to flatten and slow down any player that is present in their landing spot. There is a body of water present on the other side of the curve that the boulders fall into.

After the falling boulders, a right curve takes players to a straight road, with the road below them to the left. If players fall into the road below, they must race the part they were just in, also with the penalty of losing any position if players are behind them. After this dangerous place is a curve to the left, with three sets of hills that also send players flying into the finish line, where they start the track again.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Choco Mountain in Mario Kart DS

Choco Mountain returns in Mario Kart DS as the second course of the Leaf Cup. Not many changes were made, aside from the graphics, and the banister that protects the player in Mario Kart 64 in 50cc and Time Trials was removed completely. The course was available in Wi-Fi. In Mission 4-6, Donkey Kong has to destroy 10 Item Boxes while avoiding the fake ones.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Choco Mountain reappears once more in Mario Kart Tour, where it makes its debut in the 2020 Exploration Tour. The starting banner has been changed to a wooden sign with a blue, three-dimensional Mario Kart logo, and more signs were added to the track. There is now a scarce amount of foliage on the borders of the road. A pit and some dead trees have been added at the left of the first turn and some small ramps were added just before the face of the mountain. After entering through the mountain, the track now has a cavern section with Swoops, crystals and off-road shortcuts. A Glide Ramp with a pit below and on the right has been added at the end of the cavern. A concrete wall and Fish Bone fossils were added in the part with the boulders. The banister that was originally present in Mario Kart 64 in 50cc and Time Trials reappears in all difficulty levels, but only from the curve right after the boulders. The last turn now has a off-road part that the players can use as a shortcut. The player can now perform a Jump Boost by hitting the broken bridge.

The course is a favorite of Pink Gold Peach, Mario (Chef), Captain Toad, Luigi (Lederhosen), Tanooki Mario, Mario (Samurai), Daisy (Farmer), Wario (Hiker), King Bob-omb, Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), Waluigi (Vampire), and the Nabbit Mii Racing Suit. It is also a favorite of Black Yoshi, Shy Guy (Pastry Chef), and Nabbit if they reach level 6.

Choco Mountain also has a reverse variant, a trick variant, and a reverse/trick variant, referred to as Choco Mountain R, Choco Mountain T, and Choco Mountain R/T, respectively. The former two were introduced along with the normal variant in the 2020 Exploration Tour, while the latter was introduced in the Wedding Tour. The reverse and trick variant replaces the gliding section with many ramps.

Like Donut Plains 1, Koopa Troopa Beach 2, and Frappe Snowland, it retains its original music, rather than using the Mario Kart DS arrangement.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of N64 Choco Mountain tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Choco Mountain in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Choco Mountain returns as the third course of the Golden Dash Cup in the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is heavily patterned after its appearance in Mario Kart Tour, though with updated graphics. The ramps before the cavern section have been removed, as was the ability to trick off the broken bridge. The track also receives a Western-inspired arrangement with harmonica, fiddle, banjo, and electric guitar.[2] Koopa Paratroopas and Shy Guys have been added as spectators on the course.

As with all other courses from Wave 1, this course's icon and lighting were adjusted slightly in the 2.1.0 update. Prior to the aforementioned update, the wheels on the karts did not build up dirt despite the fact that Choco Mountain is a dirt-based track.

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "This mountainous course climbs and descends through extreme altitude differences and has continuous sharp curves. Your skills at sliding can greatly affect your rank or time. Watch for the signs along the way warning where large rocks might fall on you."
  • Website bio: "Dangerous mountain roadways make this course tricky"[3]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • American website bio: "This mountain path is brimming with hazards. Whether you're dodging a boulder or testing your nerve along a cliff edge, Choco Mountain is no joke."
  • European website bio: "If Choco Mountain was a chocolate bar, it would be the kind with teeth-breaking crunchy bits inside, rather than a smooth and creamy centre. Here, deadly rockslides knock the unwary driver into an abyss, while you fight to maintain control over the undulating terrain."

Sponsors[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョコマウンテン
Choko Maunten
Choco Mountain
Chinese 巧克力山
Qiǎokèlì Shān
Chocolate Mountain
Dutch Chocokloof Choco Gorge
French Montagne Choco Choco Mountain
German Schoko-Sumpf Choco Swamp
Italian Cioccocanyon Choco Canyon
Korean 초코 마운틴
Choko Mauntin
Choco Mountain
Portuguese (NOA) Montanha Chocolate Chocolate Mountain
Portuguese (NOE) Monte Achocolatado Mount Chocolate
Russian Шоколадная гора
Shokoladnaya gora
Chocolate Mountain
Spanish Monte Chocolate Mount Chocolate

References[edit]

  1. ^ Play Nintendo (June 18, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets MORE Courses?!🙀🚦 | @Play Nintendo. YouTube. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Nintendo (February 9, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ Mario Kart 64: Flower Cup. nintendo.com. February 5, 1998, 06:51:55 UTC snapshot on Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 21, 2019.