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Porcupines[1] or Spinys[2] are found in Mario Kart 64. They appear in the middle of several paths in Yoshi Valley. If a racer hits a Porcupine, their kart will spin out. They resemble Porcupo from Super Mario Bros. 2, which are purple in Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance.

In the Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rendition of the course, the Porcupines have been replaced with Goombas.


  1. ^ Mario Kart 64 English Instruction Booklet, page 32.
  2. ^ (February 24, 1998) Nintendo: Mario Kart 64: Yoshi Valley (Internet Archive - Wayback Machine). Retrieved August 4, 2018.