At the start, the player will go into a rainbow-colored tunnel and onto a long, curved bridge. If the player falls off the bridge, they will have to go all the way around to get back on it. Otherwise, they meet a dead-end. At the end of the bridge, the player enters a building that leads to a city area full of of 90° corners, requiring tight handling to negotiate them. At end of the city area is a tunnel that leads back to the starting line.
In the Nintendo DS remake, the tunnel after the bridge if the player stayed on it has a different angle downwards to the city. Also, if the player falls off of the bridge, the dead-end is instead a small tunnel leading the racer to the city where a fork in the road is seen. The giant rings are replaced by a fountain, however they still appear during Balloon Pop Challenges.
Silver Coin locations
Like the other levels of Diddy Kong Racing and Diddy Kong Racing DS, Star City is filled with eight Silver Coins, scattered all around the area.
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