Singapore Speedway

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Singapore Speedway
Singapore Speedway in Mario Kart Tour
View of the Marina Bay Sands
Information
Appears in Mario Kart Tour (2022 (1, 2), 2023 (3))
Tour(s)
Based on Singapore
Music sample
NormalChinatown
Course map
Singapore Speedway
The map of Singapore Speedway from Mario Kart Tour
Singapore Speedway 2
Map of Singapore Speedway 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Singapore Speedway 3
The map of Singapore Speedway 3 from Mario Kart Tour

Singapore Speedway is a race course in Mario Kart Tour. It is named after and inspired by Singapore, and made its debut in the city's namesake tour, the Singapore Tour. It takes the racers around various parts of the city it is inspired of, which involves gliding over a soccer field and going through a swimming pool with Innertube Goombas.

This course has three routes named Singapore Speedway, Singapore Speedway 2, and Singapore Speedway 3. The second route debuted in the Ocean Tour, while the third debuted in the 2023 Winter Tour. The first route has a strong focus on the Marina Bay Sands, the second route takes racers through the Gardens by the Bay and the Helix Bridge, while the third route takes racers over the ArtScience Museum and through Chinatown. The first and second routes have the racers go around Singapore counterclockwise; however, the third route has them go around clockwise instead. This course uses a unique music arrangement when racers are in Chinatown; this is the only city course in Mario Kart Tour whose music changes depending on where in the course racers are.

Notably, unlike other city courses (except for Sydney Sprint), which generally condense landmarks down, the area in which the track is set is modeled largely after a real life space, that being the Central Area. Most buildings, including generic skyscrapers, as well as certain routes match up with their respective placements in the actual Central Area.

The first route of this course is a favorite of Daisy (Holiday Cheer), Pauline (Party Time), Luigi (Painter), Luigi (Vacation), Luigi (Knight), Lakitu (Party Time), and the Petey Piranha, Dry Bones, and Black Mii Racing Suits. The second route is a favorite of Mario (Musician), Mario (Swimwear), Mario (SNES), Luigi (Vacation), Dr. Luigi, Toadette (Sailor), Larry (Wintertime), the Dolphin and White Mii Racing Suits, as well as Mario (King) if he reaches level 6. The third route is a favorite of Mario (Satellaview), Luigi (Vacation), White Tanooki Mario, and the Peach, Rosalina, Ice-Cream, White, and Roaring Racer Mii Racing Suits.

Course layouts[edit]

Singapore Speedway[edit]

Singapore Speedway 1 and 2 combinedSingapore Speedway 1 and 2 combinedSingapore Speedway 3's course layout in relation to its other layouts
This city course's routes in relation to each other.

In the standard layout, the course begins on the Esplanade Bridge, in between St. Andrew's Cathedral and Merlion Park. Racers drive along a brief straightaway before going down a slight downhill slope leading to the Central Area. It takes a slight right on a divided road, then takes two sharp lefts to a Dash Panel and a circus cannon leading to the top of Marina Bay Sands. The entrance to Chinatown can be seen in the area. After that, the course features a shallow underwater infinity pool with Innertube Goombas. On the side of the pool, there are several Dash Panels. Next, there is a Glide Ramp with two following Boost Rings that take the player across the grandstand of The Float @ Marina Bay with the Esplanade Theatres in the background. The player then goes underneath the floating platform, and then makes a sharp left afterwards to the finish line. In the course, a blimp with the Mario Kart Tour logo can be found in the background, though in the R and R/T variants, it is featured as a course element.

The course also appears as Singapore Speedway R (reverse), Singapore Speedway T (with ramps), and Singapore Speedway R/T (reverse and with ramps).

The R/T version of this route is one of four courses in Mario Kart Tour that does not start in the same place as the original, the others being 3DS Rock Rock Mountain T and 3DS Rainbow Road T and R/T. In this case, the starting line is instead located in the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands.

Singapore Speedway 2[edit]

Similarly to Singapore Speedway, the course begins with a slight downhill slope leading to the Central Area. However, this time the racers take a left turn through the One Fullerton mall leading to a glide ramp that sends players in between the towers of the Marina Bay Sands, with the Merlion being visible on the right side of the track before the gliding section begins. During the glider section, a row of five geysers with a rainbow effect applied will sprout up in a set order, allowing for mid-air tricks. After they have finished gliding, players drive through the Gardens by the Bay. Similar to Toad's Factory in Mario Kart Wii, the road is split into two conveyor belts (which have the same appearance as the escalators in Wii Coconut Mall), one half going forwards and the other half going backwards. Players can drive on either side to either drive faster or slower. Unlike Toad's Factory, however, these conveyor belts have small ramps players can use to do tricks, somewhat like the ones in Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 8. The conveyor belt stops after the racers take a reverse curve, taking them onto the Helix Bridge. Players drive off a ramp before driving down to The Float @ Marina Bay. The player then goes underneath the stands, and then makes a sharp left afterwards to the finish line. In the trick variant of the course, Boost Rings are added to the gliding section.

The course also appears as Singapore Speedway 2R (reverse), Singapore Speedway 2T (with ramps), and Singapore Speedway 2R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Singapore Speedway 3[edit]

Singapore Speedway 3 starts in the opposite direction of the other two. It begins similarly to Singapore Speedway R, but instead of gliding up to the Marina Bay Sands, the player instead turns to the right and takes a ramp depositing them on top of the ArtScience Museum. The path splits into two directions with the ramps present here; the left ramp deposits players on a rooftop with a ramp at the end of the section, while the right one leads to a ground section with Sidesteppers and split paths. After that, the player makes a jump before turning to the left and making their way to Chinatown, Singapore, where an alternate version of the Singapore Speedway music will play. After two sharp turns, the player eventually makes their way out of the market segment, and has the option of taking an off-road ramp shortcut before reaching the finish line.

The course also appears as Singapore Speedway 3R (reverse), Singapore Speedway 3T (with ramps), and Singapore Speedway 3R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Appearances[edit]

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Singapore Speedway tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Profiles[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: The New Year's 2022 Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. The next tour will take you to a glamorous city at night. It's the Singapore Tour featuring the new Singapore Speedway course![1]

Gallery[edit]

Singapore Speedway[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Singapore Speedway 2[edit]

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Singapore Speedway 3[edit]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シンガポール スプラッシュ
Shingapōru Supurasshu
Singapore Splash
Chinese (Simplified) 新加坡竞速赛道
Xīnjiāpō Jìngsù Sàidào
Singapore Speedway
Chinese (Traditional) 新加坡競速賽道
Xīnjiāpō Jìngsù Sàidào
Singapore Speedway
French Poursuite à Singapour Pursuit in Singapore
German Überholspur Singapur Fast Lane Singapore
Italian Singapore a tutto gas Flat Out Singapore
Korean 싱가포르 스피드웨이
Sing-gapoleu Seupideuwei
Singapore Speedway
Portuguese Singapura Sublime Sublime Singapore
Spanish Acelerón en Singapur Acceleration in Singapore

Trivia[edit]

  • There exists an unused versionMedia:MKT Singapore Speedway Theme.oga of the course's theme that lacks synth and percussion.
  • Two glitches exist on this course's third route:
    • When using landscape mode on Singapore Speedway 3R, where an audience will spawn floating in midair a short way into the Chinatown section during the course intro. It cannot be seen during gameplay or auto mode.[2]
    • On Singapore Speedway 3R and 3R/T, if the course's intro is skipped while overlooking the Chinatown section, the Chinatown variant of the course's music will play when the race begins. Exiting the Chinatown section or restarting the race when this happens will switch back to the regular music instead.

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