GBA Riverside Park

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Riverside Park
MKSC Riverside Park Starting Line.png
Information
Appears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Tour (2022)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup
Tour(s)
Music sample
Mario Kart: Super CircuitMario Kart Tour
Course map
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
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MKSC Riverside Park Mini Map.png
Mario Kart Tour
GBA Riverside Park from Mario Kart Tour

Riverside Park is the third race course of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It takes place in a jungle near a river. Its music is full of various animal noises. Lakeside Park functions as a more difficult counterpart to it, and its background music takes many cues from Riverside Park's.

Riverside Park reappears in Mario Kart Tour starting from the Animal Tour.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Peach attempts the shortcut across the river.

Course layout[edit]

After the first turn there is a straight path then the player come across the first crossing of the river. There is a spot on both sides of the river where there is a bridge. There are crash barrier squares that block some potential shortcuts. Shortly after the first crossing, the player actually goes over the river. There is a U-turn here and a shortcut (see "Shortcut" below). The player goes around a road branch in the river and goes around another U-turn, and from there the player goes straight and cross the river to the final stretch: a loop around where the player jumps over the course, as pictured below.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • After the very first U-turn, the player can use a mushroom and jump over the water from one dock to another.
  • Also, after the player jumps over the river, on the first U-turn, if they turn about 100 degrees and drive to the river, there is a narrow pathway across the branch.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Riverside Park makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart Tour, where it debuted in the Animal Tour. Here, the course has been completely redesigned, featuring elevation and scenery changes.

The course now includes more bridges, more ramps, and waterfalls. Many rocks and a rafflesia have been added to the background. The bridges throughout the course are now much higher compared to the rivers compared to before, and are also held up by support beams. The large U-bend at the beginning has been made much smaller and no longer has a left turn before it. Some mud has been added to the course. The jump across the river now takes place on a diagonal portion of the course. The shortcuts have been removed, though new grass cuts have been added. The rest of the layout is recreated relatively faithfully. The loop that precedes the finish line runs through a cave, that features some more bridges. The jump after the loop goes through a waterfall at the end of the cave. The whole course now has a yellow hue. A starting banner has been added that is held up by two rocks wrapped in ivy and vines and has the classic Mario Kart logo. In the T and R/T variants, a Noshi is added to the course.

Much like most other GBA courses in Mario Kart Tour excluding the Bowser's Castle courses and Cheep-Cheep Island, the course received a new arrangement of its background music using synthetic instruments. The course also appears as Riverside Park R (reverse), Riverside Park T (with ramps), and Riverside Park R/T (reverse and with ramps).

The course is a favorite of Mario (Swimwear), Yoshi (Kangaroo), Cat Rosalina, Daisy (Thai Dress), Kitsune Luigi, and Petey Piranha (Gold). It can also be a favorite of Blue Shy Guy if he reaches level 6.

Appearances[edit]

For this course's tour appearances, see List of GBA Riverside Park tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リバーサイドパーク
Ribāsaido pāku
Riverside Park
Chinese (Simplified) 河岸公园
Hé'àn Gōngyuán
河畔公园 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[1]
Hépàn Gōngyuán
Riverside Park
Chinese (Traditional) 河岸公園
Hé'àn Gōngyuán
Riverside Park
French Riverside Parc Riverside Park
German Flussufer-Park Riverside Park
Italian Parco Lungofiume Riverside Park
Korean 리버사이드 파크
Libeosaideu Pakeu
Riverside Park
Portuguese Parque Fluvial Fluvial Park
Spanish (NOA) Parque de la Rivera Riverside Park
Spanish (NOE) Parque de la Rivera
Parque de la rivera (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[2]
Riverside Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ From the unreleased iQue Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  2. ^ Mario Kart Super Circuit European instruction booklet