Tour Sydney Sprint
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Sydney Sprint is a race course that appears in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is an expanded and combined version of Sydney Sprint and Sydney Sprint 2 from Mario Kart Tour. It is the first course of the Propeller Cup.
It is one of two courses from Mario Kart Tour to appear in the second wave, alongside Tour New York Minute.
The first lap follows the layout of the first Sydney Sprint. The course takes place in the Port Jackson area, beginning on a street next to Circular Quay. An arrow field points to the right, followed by another arrow field that points the player into the Sydney Opera House, which contains a slight left amidst a cheering crowd to a Glide Ramp across the water. After passing under the Bradfield Highway, the player makes a 270-degree turn right amidst some of the Luna Park fairgrounds on the left to join the highway and cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Unlike the Mario Kart Tour version, large metal ramps are featured on the bridge for players to perform Jump Boosts off of, though they are inaccessible on the first lap due to them facing the other way. While players are on the bridge, Toads on the Tangara train operating on the North Shore line will throw coins onto the central span. The player then takes a long winding left across the Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay before reaching the finish line.
The second lap follows a route not seen before, as well as elements of Sydney Sprint 2. This time, the arrow field points to the left, where the player jumps into a First Fleet class ferry, matching the one seen in Tour's Glider Challenge set in SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2, before jumping out and onto a dock at Dawes Point under the bridge. The path afterwards continues through Barangaroo Reserve along a winding narrow path split down the middle, one half banking downwards into the turns while the other half remains level. After getting back on the road, the player approaches the Sydney Harbour Bridge again, but this time from the opposite direction to the first lap, allowing them to use the ramps in the middle. At the end of the bridge, the path begins following Sydney Sprint 2's layout, where an arrow field points to the right, which leads to the Mary Booth Lookout Reserve. After another turn to the left, there is a Glide Ramp which takes the player over some water and onto a small street in between the two main buildings of the Sydney Opera House with a small ramp at the end. After the ramp, the player turns right to return back to the Port Jackson area. After another turn to the left, the player reaches the finish line.
The third lap starts in the opposite direction as the last two (currently making this the only track in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to have this trait) and is based on the route of Sydney Sprint R from Tour, making this the first time the R variant of a city track is directly used as the layout of a lap. As such, it follows the same layout as the first lap, but in reverse, with the player first crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge (which again allows players to use the ramps), followed by taking a large turn through Luna Park, then gliding into the Sydney Opera House, and finally returning to the Circular Quay area where the race ends.
Unlike in Tour, the fountain next to the starting line is now surrounded by grass, is much smaller, and is level with the track instead of slightly raised up, acting as an off-road shortcut. The Toads on the Tangara train now throw coins onto the track, replacing the Mushrooms, Bananas and Bob-ombs that could be thrown from them in the original.
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