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.
Appears in 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)
Music sample
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, and is also the first course set in a dark environment on a dilapidated pier-like road surrounded by Boos, a theme that future tracks follow, namely Banshee Boardwalk in Mario Kart 64 and Boo Lake and Broken Pier in Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

The music for this course (and subsequent Ghost Valley courses) is a sped-up remix of the music that plays in the Ghost Houses in Super Mario World. Part of this music is also remixed and played on Banshee Boardwalk, Boo Lake, and Broken Pier.

Course layout[edit]

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 ? Panels 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.

Ghost Valley 1 reappeared in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and is the third track of the Extra Mushroom Cup. It 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 five Super Mario Kart courses in the game to have not previously appeared as a retro course since Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the other four being Vanilla Lake 1, Choco Island 1, Donut Plains 2, and Vanilla Lake 2. The background appears to be less dark compared to its original appearance, allowing visibility of mountains, dead trees and an entire lake surrounding the track. The newly-added starting banner, which uses the classic Mario Kart logo, is held up by two light posts. 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, King Boo (Luigi's Mansion), Pink Shy Guy (Ninja), and the Mario Mii Racing Suit. 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 respectively, 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, which is shared with SNES 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 (Super Mario Kart)
Obake Numa Kōsu 1
Obake Numa 1
Ghost Swamp Course 1

Ghost Swamp 1
Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵沼泽1 (Mario Kart Tour)
Yōulíng Zhǎozé 1
幽灵谷1 (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)[1]
Yōulíng Gǔ 1
Ghost Swamp 1

Ghost Valley 1
Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈沼澤1
Yōulíng Zhǎozé 1
Ghost Swamp 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. ^ From the unreleased iQue Mario Kart: Super Circuit