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Ninja Hideaway is a race course in Mario Kart Tour that was introduced in the Ninja Tour. The course takes place at a Japanese dojo called Ninja Manor and features two routes that drivers can alternate between: one main, ground-level route and one elevated route usually accessible through regular ramps or Glide Ramps. The course is strewn with obstacles such as ninja Shy Guys and lowering spiked ceilings. Kanji characters on the front of the manor mean "way of the ninja".
Wario-related iconography can be seen throughout Ninja Hideaway, such as depictions of his mustache and nose on the front of one of the buildings, as well as garlic motifs seen on windows, banners, and fences, referencing Wario's love for garlic. The course in its entirety may be a reference to Diamond Dojo and its surrounding area from the WarioWare series, as both the interior and exterior of the buildings appear similar to their in-series counterparts. This course is a favorite of Nabbit, Fire Rosalina, Cat Toad, Penguin Toad, Wario (Cowboy), and Shy Guy (Ninja). It can also be a favorite of King Bob-omb (Gold) if he reaches level 6.
In the standard layout, the course begins atop part of the manor rooftop before moving onto an arched bridge. A right turn appears at a Chain Chomp motif, followed by a wooden deck with two left turns. At the second left turn, there is a wooden staircase leading up to an upper level. If this route is not taken, the player then moves into multiple rooms inside the manor with a few shoji doors and falling shuriken ceilings, the last of which serves as a platform on the upper route and can lead to another upper area filled with coins. After another left turn, the player will encounter a few ninja Shy Guys before taking a Glide Ramp across Shy Guys on kites and air-blowing bamboo stalks to a pagoda - this applies to the upper route as well. The pagoda's upper path features a few floorboards the player can traverse, while the lower path features a sewer system with running water. Both paths curve left and lead to a side roof with a grated path above, along with a few upwards wind currents produced by pinwheels. The course then makes an S-curve to the finish line, along with a Glide Ramp on the left that the player can use to access the upper floor of the manor.
In the Ninja Tour, Ninja Hideaway served as the tour's signature course. It appeared as the first course in the Rosalina Cup, the third course in the Diddy Kong Cup, and the location of the bonus challenge in the Baby Mario Cup. Its T variant appeared as the first course in the Larry Cup and the second course in the Waluigi Cup, and its R variant appeared as the second course in the Toadette Cup and the first course in the Koopa Troopa Cup.
Mario vs. Peach Tour
In the Mario vs. Peach Tour, Ninja Hideaway serves as the tour’s signature course. It appears as the second course in the Lakitu Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Bowser Jr. Cup. Its R/T variant appears as the third course in the Mario Cup and the first course in the Metal Mario Cup, its T variant appears as the second course in the Peach Cup, and its R variant appears as the first course in the Wario Cup.
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