Urchin Underpass

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Urchin Underpass
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Battle Mode
Based on Urchin Underpass from Splatoon
Wi-Fi Available (Switch)
Splattack! variation
Toru Minegishi (original)

Now or Never variation (final minute)

Course map
MK8D Urchin Underpass Map.png

Urchin Underpass is a battle course that appears as one of the new maps in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The map is based on the main Turf War map from Splatoon and contains elements from that game, such as several green and purple ink splotches scattered through out the course, but they do not slow down the vehicles. There are also Mario Kart elements like Dash Panels. There are various paths that all loop around to the main area and several bridges. The music is a variant of the "Splattack" theme played during Turf War matches. When there is one minute left in a match, the music will change to a variant of "Now or Never", which also played at the last minute in Turf War matches.

Like with Waluigi Pinball, Hyrule Circuit, and Animal Crossing, the item roulette sound effect is a unique one to this course. In this case, it is the Stat Slot sound.[1] In Coin Runners and Renegade Roundup, Splatoon's currency is used in place of Coins.


‎Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デカライン高架下
Dekarain Kōkashita
Deca-line Underpass
Spanish Parque Viaducto Viaduct Park
French Passage Turbot Turbot Pass
Dutch Forelviaduct Trout Viaduct
German Dekabahnstation Deca Trainstation
Italian Periferia urbana Urban Periphery
Portuguese Periferia Urbana Urban Periphery
Russian Район Дека
Rayon Deka
Deca District
Korean Urchin Underpass -
Chinese 海星高架下
Hǎixīng Gāojiàxià
Starfish Underpass


  • This is the third course in the game to have a different music track when the timer has one minute remaining, after Big Blue and Mount Wario, which also have a different music track during their final segments.
    • The music that plays during the final minute is the only music track in the Mario Kart series that does not loop.
  • This is the only battle course from the Mario Kart games to have kanji in its Japanese name.
  • A picture of Tanooki Mario can be found on one of the walls.


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