Shy Guy Falls

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Shy Guy Falls
Shy Guy Falls
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Flower Cup
Online play Available (Wii U, Switch)
Music sample
Shiho Fujii

Shy Guy miners


Shy Guy miners / frontrunning
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Shy Guy Falls in Mario Kart 8.Map of Shy Guy Falls in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
8 Nin★Frank
2:19.528 Shy Guy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Flame Rider body from Mario Kart 8Picture of the kart part Off-Road in Mario Kart 8.Thumbnail of Shy Guy's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
8DX 150cc Nin★Frank
2:21.804 Shy Guy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Flame Rider body from Mario Kart 8Picture of the kart part Off-Road in Mario Kart 8.Thumbnail of Shy Guy's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
8DX 200cc Nin★Anne
1:40.698 White YoshiMii's Standard ATV body from Mario Kart 8Retro Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8Parafoil glider from Mario Kart 8

Shy Guy Falls is the fourth and last course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It takes place in a cliffside area with two waterfalls. Shy Guys can be seen mining throughout the course while players drive up and down the waterfalls in an anti-gravity section. While in the mine section between the waterfall and the finish line, the Shy Guys can be heard using pickaxes and singing along to the music. There are fifty Coins located on this track.

Course layout[edit]

The course begins in a crystal mine created by Shy Guys. After a left turn followed by a right turn, an anti-gravity section begins, which turns the course sideways. This is followed by a jump over the first waterfall, and a left turn onto and up the second waterfall, where there are Dash Panels flowing with the water. The track then drops onto a wooden path and makes a left turn onto and down the first waterfall. After driving down the waterfall, there is a gliding section leading to the next part of the track. If the player pulls their glider up, a higher path can be taken, which then jumps back to the main path. After, the track turns slightly to the left, through a small mine where the Shy Guys are working, then to the right, before being followed by two jumps. After the jumps, the player makes a right turn which leads to the finish line.

Around the part where racers drive down the waterfall, Piranha Plants using their appearance and animation from N64 Royal Raceway can be seen, but are purely aesthetic.


  • Before the first waterfall, there is a turn that one can cut off if one uses a speed boosting item.
  • Before the finish line, one can cut off the final turn by using a Mushroom or a Star.
  • After the gliding section, the player can take a shortcut by boosting through some grass and taking a jump onto a path which then joins up with the main path.

Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost for this track is Shy Guy on the Flame Rider, with a time of 2:19.528. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc, the staff ghost is White Yoshi with a time of 1:40.698.

Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner note[edit]

"We wanted to give this track the same sense of excitement you get from accelerating rapidly down a steep slope. We thought the Shy Guys moving in time to the music were really cute, so we added their voices for fun, singing in time to the track."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホーこうざん
Heihō Kōzan
Shy Guy Mine
Chinese (Simplified) 嘿虎矿山
Hēihǔ Kuàngshān
嘿呵矿山 (Tencent)[1]
Hēihē Kuàngshān
Shy Guy Mine
Chinese (Traditional) 嘿呵礦山
Hēihē Kuàngshān
Shy Guy Mine
Dutch Shy Guys Kristalmijn Shy Guy's Crystal Mine
French (NOA) Chutes Maskache Shy Guy Falls
French (NOE) Cascades Maskass Shy Guy Waterfalls
German Shy Guys Wasserfälle Shy Guy's Waterfalls
Italian Cascate di Tipo Timido Shy Guy's Waterfalls
Korean 헤이호 광산
Heiho Gwangsan
Shy Guy Mine
Portuguese Cascata do Masquito Shy Guy's Waterfalls
Russian Водопады скромняг
Vodopady skromnyag
Shy Guy Waterfalls
Spanish Cataratas Shy Guy Shy Guy Waterfalls


  • This was the only course in Mario Kart 8's Flower Cup not to be playable (or revealed) in the E3 2013 demo.
  • The Shy Guys' chanting and mining are heard again in Wii Wario's Gold Mine.