Sherbet Land (GCN)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and the retro course from Mario Kart 8. For information about the race course from Mario Kart 64 and retro course in Mario Kart Wii, see Sherbet Land (N64). For more information about Sherbet Land as a race course, see Sherbet Land (course). For other uses, see Sherbet Land.
Sherbet Land
MKDD SherbetLand.jpg
Map of the track.
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Cup(s) it Appears in Star Cup (MKDD)
Leaf Cup (MK8)
Staff Ghost 01:25.904 (MKDD)
2:21.192 by Nin★Fausti (MK8) (as Lemmy)
Wi-Fi Available (Wii U)
Music
MKDD-Music-SherbetLand.ogg
(MKDD)
MK8-Music-GCN-SherbetLand.ogg
(MK8)
Course Map
MKDD
SherbetLandMap-MKDD.png
MK8
MK8 GCN Sherbet Land Map.png

Sherbet Land is the first race course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, which takes place in a different environment from the Mario Kart 64 version of the track. It takes place in an ice rink, a snow area and soon, another icy place with Freezies, that stay still in the road, but they freeze the driver and the kart by contact. In the ice rink are Shy Guys skating around. It is possible to knock them into the water, but only if the player has the time and items (such as a Star, shells, and some Special Items) to do so, which permanently knocks the Shy Guys out of the track. The track reappears in Mario Kart 8 as the second track of the Leaf Cup.

Course layout[edit]

The course starts out in a snowy road, in between two brown walls with faces on them. After the first twist with some Item Boxes there is a slight right curve into the ice rink area, with blue and red Shy Guys skating around. Any contact with the Shy Guys will spin the player out unless they have a projectile item like a Shell, or using a Star, which will knock the Shy Guys apart. On the right of the ice rink is a large opening in the ice, which will lead the player directly into frozen water. Falling into the water, Lakitu appears to take them back to the ice, whilst unfortunate racers remain within an ice cube before touching ground. A couple of red Shy Guys skate around in front of the entrance of the ice tunnel which players enter after crossing the ice pond.

Inside the ice tunnel.

Inside the tunnel, there is a twisted road, containing some item boxes in it. Racers first take a turn to the right to happen upon an ice column in the middle of the road. Players surround the ice pillar taking the left or the right. The left side has an item box while the right side of the column has two. After the ice pillar is a very slight twist to the left that leads outside.

Outside, the player will swerve left and then right in and S-turn. The road is less slippery here since the player races in the snow rather than ice. Just after this turn, the player go in a short straight piece of the road, with some item boxes there until turn to the right to enter another zone covered in ice.

The area filled with Freezies.

In this zone, the Freezies stay still on the road, but when the player makes contact with one, it will freeze the kart that touched them and slide around, either freezing solid any other unaware player nearby or move towards a wall, breaking into pieces. Once frozen, the kart cannot move briefly and the items in possession drop on the road. Certain items just bounce off them, though some powerful items can budge or destroy them completely, such having the star in effect.

Following the twisting ice road first to the right, left and then right, players leave the ice road and run straight over solid ground to the finish line and the start of lap two.

This track counts with one shortcut located in the Freezies' ice road. Just before taking the first turn, a player can get into a secret path behind the ice tower and so skipping a part of the road infested of Freezies. A Mushroom on hand is needed, as the path is covered by rough snow that decreases the kart's speed.

Official descriptions[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: “A beautiful course covered in a blanket of white snow. Don’t be lulled into complacency though—the ice is very slippery! Careless driving may result in multi-kart pileups.”
  • Official website: “Race across the frozen tundra of Sherbet Land as you avoid ice-skating Shy Guys and Flash-Freezing icebergs. Be sure to bring your mittens!”
  • Official European website: Brrr. It’s so cold in the sh-sh-shivering Sherbet Land, even the sh-shu-Shy Guys need ice skates to get around.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Sherbet Land in Mario Kart 8.

Sherbet Land returns in Mario Kart 8, as the second track in the Leaf Cup. The course now takes place at night, with an aurora and fireworks in the background. The starting banner has been redesigned, now using the classic Mario Kart logo, instead of the unique version found in the original, and there are now seven snowflake decorations, each given a color found in a rainbow, instead of two. Many of the triangular flags have been replaced with running light bulbs, and faces have been removed from the buildings. The original course layout is unchanged and still features the ice-skating Shy Guys and the Freezies, but there are now two alternative underwater routes. The first one is the pond near the ice-rink, which doubles as an anti-gravity section and a shortcut to the ice cave, while the other goes underneath the ice field with the Freezies.

The course, as seen from the starting line.

A hang-glider ramp has also been incorporated near the Freezie area. Jellybeam enemies also appear in the underwater sections. The Freezies no longer freeze players when run into; instead they break and cause the players to spin out. Unlike in the original game, they will regenerate indefinitely if they are shattered or broken by racers or items. Snowmen are added on the snowy field outside the icy cave. Lemmy Koopa is the Staff Ghost for this course, as he was the boss of multiple ice worlds in past games.

The course is also used as a battle course. During the battle, most of the Freezies are absent.

Sponsors[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • KoopaKart (Trackside banners)
  • Mario Kart (Signs)
  • Skating Rink (Trackside banners)
  • Snowman (Trackside banners)
  • Super Mushroom (Trackside banners)

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • 100% Organic Antifreeze (Trackside banners)
  • Dream Gliders (Trackside banners)

Gallery[edit]

GCN appearance[edit]

Wii U appearance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャーベットランド
Shābetto Rando
Sherbet Land
Spanish Tierra Sorbete Sherbet Land
French Royaume Sorbet Sherbet Kingdom
Dutch IJzige IJsbaan Icy Ice Rink
German Sorbet-Land Sherbet Land
Italian Circuito Gelato Frozen Circuit
Portuguese Circuito Gelado Frozen Circuit
Russian Ледяная страна
Ledyanaya strana
Icy Land

Trivia[edit]

  • In the GCN version of this course, if the player drives into a Freezie just as a Spiny Shell is about to blow up on them, the player will be unaffected by the explosion, the ice will shatter, and the player can continue driving.