SNES Ghost Valley 1

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This article is about the race course in Super Mario Kart. For the first Ghost Valley remix course in Mario Kart Tour, see RMX Ghost Valley 1.
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1 from Super Mario Kart.
Appearance(s) Super Mario Kart (1992)
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup (Super Mario Kart)
Extra Mushroom Cup (Super Circuit)
Tour(s) Halloween Tour (2019)
London Tour
Holiday Tour (2019)
Valentine's Tour
Vancouver Tour
Mario Bros. Tour
Trick Tour (2020)
Cooking Tour
Peach Tour
Marine Tour
Pirate Tour
Super Mario Kart Tour
Halloween Tour (2020)
Mario vs. Luigi Tour
Mario Tour
Trick Tour (2021)
Frost Tour
Autumn Tour
Toad vs. Toadette Tour
Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart: Super Circuit Mario Kart Tour

Course map
Super Mario Kart

The map for Ghost Valley 1.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
MKSC SNES Ghost Valley 1 Map.png
Minimap as seen on the menu.Minimap as seen in the race.
Mario Kart Tour
The map of SNES Ghost Valley 1 from Mario Kart Tour

Ghost Valley 1 is the third course of the Mushroom Cup in Super Mario Kart. It is an old bridge surrounded by Boos. The course returns as the third course of the Extra Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and in Mario Kart Tour where it first appeared in the 2019 Halloween Tour. It is also the first ghost-related course in the Mario Kart series.


Mario racing on the course in Super Mario Kart

The course has limited guard edges, but bumping into a tile at the edge of the bridge will destroy it, allowing players to go through and fall off the course. There are several jump pads on the track, the last one allowing drivers to cross a gap. Two other lines are placed directly before two Item Boxes which makes those only reachable by driving back or jumping over them with a Feather or a well-timed hop. There are some planks near the end that act as a shortcut, which can only be accessed with a Feather, Mushroom (boosting off the jump pad before it), or a well-timed hop (only applicable in 150cc).

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Yoshi racing on the course in Mario Kart: Super Circuit: note the lack of bouncy pads.

In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Ghost Valley 1 uses the background from Boo Lake. It is relatively the same as its SNES counterpart, although the two small bouncy pads before the two lone item boxes and the legs holding the track up are removed.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

Ghost Valley 1 reappears in Mario Kart Tour, starting with the 2019 Halloween Tour. It is one of the few retro courses to not appear in Mario Kart 7, and is also one of the four Super Mario Kart courses in the game to have not previously appeared as a retro course since Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the other three being Vanilla Lake 1, Choco Island 1, and Donut Plains 2.[1] While the item boxes behind the two short jump pads are absent, an extra set of item boxes are added on the jump pad before them. The jump pad, gap, and 90° turn near the shortcut were moved back, and the straight following said turn is wider. The shortcut itself is blocked by a cutout of Boos, which hides a jump pad behind it. Additionally, the smoother turn at the end of the shortcut is wider. Unlike the original, guard edges are not destroyed after bumping into them, and there are more present on the insides of the smoother 90° turns, the second of which was made sharp. This course is a favorite of Luigi, Pink Shy Guy, Rosalina (Halloween), Peach (Halloween), Fire Rosalina, and King Boo (Luigi's Mansion). It is also a favorite of Black Yoshi and Dry Bones (Gold) if they are at level 6. Beside Ghost Valley 1, the 2019 Halloween Tour introduced additional reversed and trick versions of the course titled Ghost Valley 1R and Ghost Valley 1T, with the Valentine's Tour later adding a reversed/trick version, Ghost Valley 1R/T.

While many retro courses in Mario Kart Tour use their original music, this course uses the Mario Kart Wii arrangement, as heard in Ghost Valley 2.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of SNES Ghost Valley 1 tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おばけぬまコース1
Obake Numa Kōsu 1
Ghost Swamp Course 1
Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵谷1[2]
Yōulíng Gǔ 1
Ghost Valley 1
Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈沼澤1
Yōulíng Gǔ 1
Ghost Valley 1
French Vallée Fantôme 1 Ghost Valley 1
German Geistertal 1 Ghost Valley 1
Italian Valle Fantasma 1 Ghost Valley 1
Korean 유령의 늪 1
Yuryeongui neup 1
Ghost Swamp 1
Portuguese Vale Fantasma 1 Ghost Valley 1
Spanish Valle Fantasma 1 Ghost Valley 1



  1. ^ Nintendo Mobile (October 21, 2019). He finally arrives October 22nd! Mario Kart Tour News, Vol. 2. YouTube. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ From the unreleased iQue Mario Kart: Super Circuit