Wii Maple Treeway

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Maple Treeway
Overview of Maple Treeway
Information
Appears in Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Mario Kart Tour (2020)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 3) (2022)
Cup(s) Star Cup (Wii)
Leaf Cup (7)
Rock Cup (8 Deluxe)
Tour(s)
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Available (3DS until early April 2024, Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart Wii / Mario Kart 7 / Mario Kart Tour
Asuka Ohta, Ryo Nagamatsu

Mario Kart 7 (frontrunning)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart 7
Wii Maple Treeway bottom screen mapThe Mini Map for Wii Maple Treeway
Mario Kart Tour
Map of Wii Maple Treeway from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Wii Maple Treeway in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
Wii Nin★pico
2:58.633 Sprite of Diddy KongThe model for Diddy Kong's Classic Dragster from Mario Kart Wii
Wii Expert Nin★MUGI★
2:37.812 Sprite of Diddy KongThe model for Diddy Kong's Sneakster from Mario Kart Wii
7 Nin★Asakaw
2:53.560 WigglerWiggler's Standard Kart icon in Mario Kart 7MK7 Wood.pngWiggler's Super Glider in Mario Kart 7
7 Expert Ret★Bill
2:34.877 WigglerEgg 1MK7 Sponge Wheels.pngFlower Glider
8DX 150cc Nin★Pavel
2:36.581 DaisyPrancer body from Mario Kart 8Picture of the kart part Off-Road in Mario Kart 8.Thumbnail of Princess Daisy, Baby Daisy and Orange Mii's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.
8DX 200cc Nin★Sho
1:58.543 Wario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Tri-Speeder body from Mario Kart 8MonsterThumbnail of Wario's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.

Maple Treeway is the third race course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart Wii. It takes place in a large forest during autumn. The track consists of racing on tree branches, on the treetops and even within the trees themselves. Big Wigglers appear on the treetops, and driving into them will hinder any racer. Leaf piles flank various parts of the track, and driving through them reveals Mushrooms, Bananas, and rarely, Stars. The course's name may be a portmanteau of the words "tree" and "freeway."

Maple Treeway reappears in Mario Kart 7 as the fourth and final course of the Leaf Cup, in Mario Kart Tour starting with the 2020 Halloween Tour, and in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the fourth and final course of the Rock Cup in the Booster Course Pass. It, alongside Mushroom Gorge, Coconut Mall, and Koopa Cape, have appeared in four games in a row (every game since their debuts) if one counts the two Mario Kart 8 titles as the same game.

A slower, lower-pitched, and more sinister version of the music used for Maple Treeway is used for Bowser's Castle. Another arrangement of the song is heard in the second half of the credits music along with the music for Luigi Circuit/Mario Circuit and Moo Moo Meadows. In Paper Mario: The Origami King, a slower-paced Eastern rendition of Maple Treeway's music plays in the Tranquil Pipes Teahouse of Shogun Studios.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Maple Treeway
Right after the starting line

The course begins with a left turn immediately followed by a right turn and a U-turn to the left. On the first right turn is the first set of Item Boxes. After the U-turn, racers are launched out of a Barrel Cannon across a lake and through the leaves of a giant tree. After landing from the cannon, racers make a right U-turn around the tree's trunk. Along this turn, the sides of the track curve upwards, and there are leaf piles which racers can drive through; the leaf piles will either drop a Mushroom, a Banana, or nothing. Afterwards, racers pass through the first of several wooden structures, where there is another item set. This leads racers out of the tree and onto a giant tree branch, which forms a tight U-turn to the left and allows racers to gain height until they reach the top of the tree.

The top of the tree is a very wide circular area but nonetheless has fences on either side. It has two Big Wigglers that roam around; if racers run into one, they will bounce back but not spin out. The tree top area also has more leaf piles, most of which act the same as before, though the first leaf pile on the left is special: It has a 50% chance to drop a Star and a 50% chance to drop nothing. When racers reach the other side of the tree top, they pass through another wooden structure and onto another giant tree branch. This one makes a right turn followed by a slight left turn before ending at a small gap. There is also a dash panel on the left side of the tree branch followed by a dash panel on the right side.

Racers then reach a section of the track that is made of parts of a hollow tree branch. It has two dash panels that lead into a U-turn. On the outer edge of the U-turn, there is a half-pipe with another set of Item Boxes above it. Afterwards there is another small gap and a straightaway where players pass several more leaf piles, before the track narrows and racers follow the hollow tree branch into the trunk of the tree; the trunk is also hollow, and racers use a narrow bridge to get across the gap. Shortly after this, racers exit the tree, passing through another wooden structure, and go off a dash panel ramp onto a giant tree stump. On the sides of the stump are two more wooden structures that are inaccessible. Racers drive onto one last giant tree branch that makes a slight left turn and has one more item set, then reach a wavy rope bridge that racers can trick off of. After this bridge is one last straightaway with a split path. If racers go straight, they are able to trick off of two large tree roots and/or drive through several more leaf piles. There is a second special leaf pile here, found to the left after the first tree branch, which behaves like the other one. Alternatively, racers can choose a narrow path on the left or right side of the track, both of which take them straight through two trees, have individual Item Boxes, and end with dash panel ramps. After the three paths join, racers reach the finish line.

Shortcuts[edit]

The first notable shortcut can be found as soon as the race starts. There is a gap in the fence to the right just before the first turn; the player can use a Mushroom to drive across the off-road found in this gap and access an alternate route. The route involves a left turn into a dash panel, where there is a pair of Item Boxes. The player can then use a bridge to cross the main path below them, use another dash panel, and take a slight left turn until they reach the cannon. This shortcut can be especially advantageous because time is not saved until after the player hits the Item Boxes, allowing them to grab an item and immediately bring it into a higher position than expected.

The other notable shortcut can be found at the U-turn with the half-pipes. By driving near the left edge of the tree branch before the U-turn and using a Mushroom while aiming right, the player can skip the turn entirely and land on the subsequent straightaway. This shortcut is much more difficult than the first. It possible to perform without a Mushroom, but becomes even more difficult in the process.[1]

Glitches[edit]

  • A glitch can be performed on the curve of the final tree branch before the finish line section. If the player falls slowly enough by repeatedly and simultaneously accelerating and braking, instead of being picked up by Lakitu, they will land on the ground beneath the track and be able to explore it, as most of the ground is solid.
  • The player can use the left Dash Panel at the end and end up out of bounds, where they must use a mushroom or more to get back on track just before the first hairpin. They then must use the cannon and, upon landing, turn around and use another mushroom to get to the branch before the bridge. If the glitch is done correctly, the lap will count.[2]

Tournaments[edit]

November 2008's 1st tournament

November 2008's first tournament required players to collect 15 coins hidden in leaf piles on the tree top section. Additionally, there are now five Big Wigglers roaming around the area. This tournament was later repeated as the first tournament of November 2010 and the first tournament of March 2012. It was also repeated as the second tournament of May 2013, but with a vehicle restriction of karts only.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Maple Treeway in Mario Kart 7

Maple Treeway makes its classic course debut in Mario Kart 7 as the fourth and last course of the Leaf Cup.

The launch after the start/finish line (which has the classic Mario Kart logo recolored from lilac/light brown to orange/yellow) now encompasses a Glide Ramp. Players cannot aim their flight and they are also no longer immune to items while in the launcher, and being hit by anything (or intentionally stowing their glider) will result in having to be rescued by Lakitu.

After the Big Wiggler area, the branch with two Dash Panels is now flat. The half-pipe after the branch with two Dash Panels was also removed. After the final turn of this track, instead of a waving metal net off which racers can perform tricks, a Glide Ramp allows them to cross the large gap. Additionally, the leaf piles may also now release coins and Green Shells. Despite the course being slightly shortened, it is the longest classic course in the game, now being longer than Wii Koopa Cape, unlike in Mario Kart Wii. It also includes a falling leaves effect.

Shortcuts[edit]

  • A glitch exists on this course that can be used by taking the path with the bridge to the cannon. By hopping on the right of the tunnel's side, the player will enter the cannon with elevated height and by aiming the glider upward the player will land on the section on top of the tree with the Big Wigglers.[3]
  • The U-turn before the bridge can be skipped by drifting, using a Mushroom and hopping precisely. This can also be done with a Super Mini-Turbo and 10 coins.
  • Using the final Glide Ramp, time can be saved by swooping down to pick up speed, near the cliff edge ahead, and returning to a safe height before being counted out of bounds.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

View of the Big Wigglers section in Wii Maple Treeway
Maple Treeway in Mario Kart Tour

Maple Treeway reappears in Mario Kart Tour, starting with the 2020 Halloween Tour. It is the first course originally from Mario Kart Wii to reappear in the game. The track plays akin to its Mario Kart 7 iteration, but with a few subtle changes, such as the removal of the Dash Panel on the bridge at the beginning, the leaves on the course being made a more solid orange, the section after the treetop being widened, and the halfpipe ramp from Mario Kart Wii being reimplemented in the same location. The track was visually overhauled, with a more fantasy-like feel and the section up to the top of the tree being redesigned to be more open, showing the landscape. The Big Wigglers on the treetop now spin racers out instead of pushing them back and they now walk around the treetop clockwise instead of counterclockwise. The Mario Kart logo on the starting banner has also changed to the modern logo and recolored to white/dark brown. It is the first course in Mario Kart Tour to include half-pipe ramps from Mario Kart Wii. Maple Treeway is the third course after DS DK Pass and DS Airship Fortress to be the signature course of two tours (the 2020 Halloween Tour and the 2021 Autumn Tour).

The course also appears as Maple Treeway R (reversed), Maple Treeway T (with ramps), and Maple Treeway R/T (reversed with ramps). The former two debuted alongside the normal variant in the 2020 Halloween Tour, while the latter debuted in the 2021 Autumn Tour. In the T variant, there are hot-air balloons along the sides of the second gliding section, which now begins earlier. In the R/T variant, both gliding sections are gone; racers instead drive across Kanaami Road and several mushroom trampolines.

Appearances[edit]

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Wii Maple Treeway tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Top-tier and middle-tier items[edit]

Select "show" to reveal the drivers, karts, and gliders for which Wii Maple Treeway and its variants are always favored or favorite courses. For instances in which additional drivers, karts, and gliders temporarily had this course and its variants as favored or favorite courses, see List of Wii Maple Treeway tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Course Three-item drivers Bonus points ×2 karts Combo bonus ×3 gliders Two-item drivers Bonus points ×1.5 karts Combo bonus ×2 gliders
Wii Maple Treeway from Mario Kart Tour
Normal variant
Bowser (Santa)Cat PeachDaisy (Fairy)Dixie Kong's icon from Mario Kart TourKing Boo Mii Racing SuitLuigi (Painter)Mario (Halloween)Para-Biddybud Mii Racing SuitPauline (Rose)Pink Mii Racing SuitSanta Mii Racing SuitTanooki Mario from Mario Kart TourToad (Party Time)Waluigi (Vampire)Wiggler from Mario Kart Tour The Blazing Eagle from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart TourCrimson Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourDK Maximum from Mario Kart TourFestival Girl from Mario Kart TourFlowery Badwagon from Mario Kart TourGold Capsule Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Warrior Wagon from Mario Kart TourHoliday King from Mario Kart TourThe Holiday Speeder from Mario Kart TourLime Tea Coupe from Mario Kart TourPumpkin Kart from Mario Kart TourSakura Sports Coupe from Mario Kart TourSneeker from Mario Kart TourSunny Surf Sailer from Mario Kart TourSunset Cloud from Mario Kart TourSweet Daytripper from Mario Kart TourWarrior Wagon from Mario Kart TourThe Wild Wiggler from Mario Kart Tour Bowser Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourButterfly Sunset from Mario Kart TourChocolate Donut from Mario Kart TourFire Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourFlying Easel from Mario Kart TourGlitter Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Candlelight Flight from Mario Kart TourGold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourGolden Glider from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Bells from Mario Kart TourRose Parasol from Mario Kart TourSunset Balloons from Mario Kart TourSwooperTropical Balloons from Mario Kart TourWiggler Parachute from Mario Kart Tour King Boo (Gold)**Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Golf)*Mario (Baseball)*Meowser from Mario Kart Tour***Peach (Halloween)Peach (Vacation)Pokey Mii Racing SuitReindeer Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Halloween)Roy Mii Racing SuitShy Guy (Gold)**Toad Mii Racing Suit Black Kabuki Dasher from Mario Kart Tour***Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour*Clackety Kart from Mario Kart Tour.Dark Trickster from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourGold Cupid's Arrow from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Lunar Cruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourGold Pumpkin Kart from Mario Kart Tour*The Gold Quickshaw from Mario Kart TourGold Sushi Racer from Mario Kart TourGreen Circuit from Mario Kart TourHead Honcho from Mario Kart Tour**Magma Broom from Mario Kart Tour**The Monarch Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Pink Sneeker from Mario Kart TourSakura Quickshaw from Mario Kart TourSleigh Rider from Mario Kart TourSports Coupe from Mario Kart Tour.Taiko Drum Dasher from Mario Kart TourWild Pink from Mario Kart Tour* 8-Bit Bullet Bill from Mario Kart Tour*8-Bit Super Glider from Mario Kart TourThe Autumn Leaves from Mario Kart TourBright Balloons from Mario Kart TourCalico Parafoil from Mario Kart TourCheep Cheep Masks from Mario Kart Tour***Full Flight from Mario Kart Tour***The Gold Chocolate Balloons from Mario Kart TourGold Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Meteors from Mario Kart TourGold Origami Glider from Mario Kart Tour*Peach Hanafuda from Mario Kart Tour***Rainbow Starchute from Mario Kart TourRainy Balloons from Mario Kart TourRecord Setter from Mario Kart Tour**Spider Glider from Mario Kart TourToe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart Tour*
The Orange Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourThe Orange Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (Orange)Orange YoshiMKT Icon Yoshi.png
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway R from Mario Kart Tour
R variant
Birdo Mii Racing SuitDaisy (Swimwear)King Boo (Gold)Luigi (Golf)Monty Mole Mii Racing SuitOrange Mii Racing SuitPeach (Explorer)Peach (Vacation)Petey Piranha (Gold)Rosalina (Halloween)Roy Mii Racing SuitShy Guy (Gold)Wiggler from Mario Kart TourWiggler (Gold)Yellow Shy Guy (Explorer) Black Dozer from Mario Kart TourBlack Kabuki Dasher from Mario Kart TourCat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourThe Chain Chomp Chariot from Mario Kart TourCrimson Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourCupid's Arrow from Mario Kart TourGold Comet from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Jingle Bell from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Rambi Rider from Mario Kart TourGold Wild Slugger from Mario Kart TourHoliday King from Mario Kart TourIce-Cream Minibus from Mario Kart TourLime Tea Coupe from Mario Kart TourMacharon from Mario Kart TourOrange Streamliner from Mario Kart TourSunset Cloud from Mario Kart TourTaiko Drum Dasher from Mario Kart TourTiger Bruiser from Mario Kart TourTrickster from Mario Kart TourWild Gold from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Super Glider from Mario Kart TourBowser Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourBright Balloons from Mario Kart TourCheep Cheep Masks from Mario Kart TourFull Flight from Mario Kart TourGold Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Meteors from Mario Kart TourPink Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourThe Rainbow Flappy Wings from Mario Kart TourRose Parasol from Mario Kart TourSakura Origami Glider from Mario Kart TourSpider Glider from Mario Kart TourSpringtime Crane from Mario Kart TourSunset Balloons from Mario Kart TourSwooperWiggler Parachute from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (White)**Daisy (Farmer)*Dixie Kong's icon from Mario Kart TourKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Mario (Black Suit)Mario (Classic)Mario (Golf)**Mario (Halloween)Para-Biddybud Mii Racing SuitPauline (Rose)*Peach (Halloween)*Santa Mii Racing SuitTanooki Mario from Mario Kart Tour**Toad Mii Racing SuitWiggler Mii Racing SuitYoshi (Egg Hunt) Black Circuit from Mario Kart TourThe Blazing Eagle from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart TourDark Trickster from Mario Kart Tour**DK Maximum from Mario Kart TourFestival Girl from Mario Kart TourFlowery Badwagon from Mario Kart TourGold Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourGold Paintster from Mario Kart TourHead Honcho from Mario Kart TourThe Holiday Speeder from Mario Kart TourKamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourPumpkin Kart from Mario Kart Tour*Sneeker from Mario Kart Tour*Sports Coupe from Mario Kart Tour.**Star-Spangled Flyer from Mario Kart Tour**Sweet Daytripper from Mario Kart Tour***Wiggler Egg from Mario Kart TourThe Wild Wiggler from Mario Kart Tour Banana Wingtip from Mario Kart TourCalico Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour*Chocolate Banana Crêpe from Mario Kart TourDaisy Glider from Mario Kart TourGlittering Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Tulips from Mario Kart TourGold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourGolden Glider from Mario Kart TourHeart Balloons from Mario Kart TourPeach Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourRainy Balloons from Mario Kart TourThe Royal Flush from Mario Kart TourSilver Starchute from Mario Kart Tour**Sky-High Flyer from Mario Kart Tour**Strawberry Donut from Mario Kart TourToe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourTropical Balloons from Mario Kart TourVampire Wings from Mario Kart Tour*
Green Shy GuyOrange Shy GuyRed Yoshi Birdo (Red)Birdo (Yellow)Yellow YoshiMKT Icon Yoshi.png Birthday Girl Daisy from Mario Kart TourThe Orange Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourThe Super 1 from Mario Kart TourThe Yellow Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway T from Mario Kart Tour
T variant
Bowser (Santa)Builder LuigiFire RosalinaLuigi (Classic)Luigi (Painter)Mario (Baseball)Mario (Samurai)Meowser from Mario Kart TourPauline (Cowgirl)Peach (Halloween)Shy Guy (Gold)Wiggler Mii Racing SuitYoshi (Egg Hunt)Yoshi Mii Racing Suit Black Kabuki Dasher from Mario Kart TourDark Trickster from Mario Kart TourDreamy Egg from Mario Kart TourGold Cupid's Arrow from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Eagle from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Lunar Cruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Paintster from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Quickshaw from Mario Kart TourMacharon from Mario Kart TourOrange Streamliner from Mario Kart TourPinch Hitter from Mario Kart TourThe Pink Sneeker from Mario Kart TourSakura Quickshaw from Mario Kart TourStrawberry Soft Swerve from Mario Kart TourThe Streetle from Mario Kart TourSunny Surf Sailer from Mario Kart TourSunset Cloud from Mario Kart TourWiggler Egg from Mario Kart TourWild Pink from Mario Kart Tour The Autumn Leaves from Mario Kart TourBlack Cat Parafoil from Mario Kart TourBowser Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourCalico Parafoil from Mario Kart TourChocolate Banana Crêpe from Mario Kart TourDaisy Glider from Mario Kart TourDream Glider from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Glider from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Chocolate Balloons from Mario Kart TourGold Hard Hat Balloon from Mario Kart TourGold Tulips from Mario Kart TourOrigami Glider from Mario Kart TourPink Gold Meteors from Mario Kart TourSilver Starchute from Mario Kart TourSpider Glider from Mario Kart TourStrawberry Donut from Mario Kart Tour Builder Mario from Mario Kart TourCat Peach*Daisy (Fairy)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)Mario (Classic)Mario (Golf)***Mario (Halloween)**Orange Mii Racing SuitPeach (Explorer)Pink Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Volendam)*Toad (Party Time)Waluigi (Vampire)**Wiggler from Mario Kart TourYellow Shy Guy (Explorer) Classic B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourCrimson Hop Rod from Mario Kart TourDesert Rose Wagon from Mario Kart TourDK Maximum from Mario Kart TourFestival Girl from Mario Kart Tour**Ghost Ride from Mario Kart TourThe Gold B Dasher from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Bruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Capsule Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Monarch Kart from Mario Kart TourGold Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourGreen Circuit from Mario Kart TourHoliday King from Mario Kart Tour*Kamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourMach 8-R from Mario Kart Tour*The Moo Moo Offroader from Mario Kart TourProp Kart from Mario Kart Tour**Pumpkin Kart from Mario Kart Tour**Sakura Sports Coupe from Mario Kart TourStar-Spangled Flyer from Mario Kart TourVampire Flyer from Mario Kart Tour*Wild Gold from Mario Kart Tour Bright Balloons from Mario Kart TourButterfly Sunset from Mario Kart TourThe Calico Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourCandlelight FlightChocolate Donut from Mario Kart Tour***Fire Manta Glider from Mario Kart TourGlitter Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Candlelight Flight from Mario Kart TourGreen Sprout from Mario Kart Tour*Peach Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourRainbow Starchute from Mario Kart TourSmiley Flower Glider from Mario Kart TourSunset Balloons from Mario Kart TourTanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour**Wicked Wings from Mario Kart TourWiggler Parachute from Mario Kart TourYoshi's Cookies from Mario Kart Tour
Birdo (Red)Orange YoshiRed Toad (Pit Crew) The Super 1 from Mario Kart Tour Orange Shy GuyRed YoshiToadette's icon from Mario Kart Tour The Plaid Ribbon from Mario Kart Tour
Warship from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway R/T from Mario Kart Tour
R/T variant
Birdo (White)Builder ToadetteCat ToadDonkey Kong Jr. (SNES)King Boo Mii Racing SuitMario (Baseball)Mario (Golf)Mario (Samurai)Peach (Halloween)Pink Mii Racing SuitPink Shy Guy (Ninja)Pokey Mii Racing SuitRosalina (Volendam)Wiggler from Mario Kart TourYoshi (Reindeer) Black Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourCact-R from Mario Kart TourCarrot Kart from Mario Kart TourClassic B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourCleanup Hitter from Mario Kart TourDesert Rose Wagon from Mario Kart TourFlower Kart from Mario Kart TourGhost Ride from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Bruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Pumpkin Kart from Mario Kart TourJukebox Buggy from Mario Kart TourKamek's Zoom Broom from Mario Kart TourKarp Kart from Mario Kart TourMach 8-R from Mario Kart TourThe Monarch Kart from Mario Kart TourThe Moo Moo Offroader from Mario Kart TourProp Kart from Mario Kart TourTuk-Tuk Kart from Mario Kart TourWarrior Wagon from Mario Kart TourWiggler Egg from Mario Kart TourWild Pink from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Fire Flower from Mario Kart TourThe Autumn Leaves from Mario Kart TourBlack Great Sail from Mario Kart TourCandlelight Flight Cake from Mario Kart TourChocolate Donut from Mario Kart TourDream Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Origami Glider from Mario Kart TourGreen Sprout from Mario Kart TourMagic Parasol from Mario Kart TourOrigami Glider from Mario Kart TourPretzel Glider from Mario Kart TourRed and Gold Umbrella from Mario Kart TourThe Royal Flush from Mario Kart TourSakura Origami Glider from Mario Kart TourSpringtime Crane from Mario Kart TourYukata Ribbon from Mario Kart Tour Birdo Mii Racing Suit**Cat Mario from Mario Kart TourDaisy (Yukata)Kamek from Mario Kart TourLuigi (Knight)*Mario (Racing)Monty Mole Mii Racing SuitOrange Mii Racing SuitPauline (Cowgirl)Peach (Kimono)***Petey Piranha (Gold)**Tanooki RosalinaWiggler (Gold)Yoshi (Gold Egg)*Yoshi (Kangaroo) B Dasher from Mario Kart TourB Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourDouble-Decker from Mario Kart TourThe Flaming Speeder from Mario Kart TourGold Bunny from Mario Kart Tour**Gold Comet from Mario Kart Tour*The Gold Jingle Bell from Mario Kart TourThe Gold Rambi Rider from Mario Kart TourGold Standard from Mario Kart Tour*The Gold Trickster from Mario Kart Tour*Gold Wild Slugger from Mario Kart TourGreen Double-Decker from Mario Kart TourP-WingPink Comet from Mario Kart Tour**Radish Rider from Mario Kart TourSilver King from Mario Kart TourThe Streetle from Mario Kart Tour**Sunny Surf Sailer from Mario Kart Tour***Tanooki Kart from Mario Kart Tour**Trickster from Mario Kart Tour***White Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart Tour*The Wild Wiggler from Mario Kart Tour 8-Bit Bullet Bill from Mario Kart TourBoo Masks from Mario Kart Tour*Fare Flier from Mario Kart Tour***Festival Wings from Mario Kart TourGlittering Parasol from Mario Kart TourGold 8-Bit Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Eggshell Glider from Mario Kart Tour*Gold Hard Hat Balloon from Mario Kart TourGold Home-Field Glider from Mario Kart TourGold Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourPink Checkered Glider from Mario Kart Tour*The Rainbow Flappy Wings from Mario Kart TourShip's WheelSky-High Flyer from Mario Kart TourSunny Surf Master from Mario Kart Tour***Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart TourToe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart TourTulip Corsage from Mario Kart Tour
Birdo (Orange)Yellow Yoshi The Yellow Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour Birdo (Blue)Diddy Kong from Mario Kart TourPink YoshiRed Toad (Pit Crew)Yellow Toad (Pit Crew)MKT Icon Yoshi.png The Orange Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour
* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3.
** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8 for High-End items.

Bonus challenges[edit]

Ring Race
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Shy Guy Cup challenge from the 2020 Halloween Tour; a Ring Race challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway (reused as the Ice Bro Cup's bonus challenge in the 2022 Los Angeles Tour) Regular Wendy O. Koopa's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Wendy
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 10
  • 18
  • 27
Halloween Tour (2020) The icon of the Shy Guy Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Shy Guy Cup
  • 16
  • 22
  • 28
Los Angeles Tour (2022) Ice Bro Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Ice Bro Cup
Time Trial
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Birdo Cup challenge from the 2020 Winter Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Holiday Tour) Regular Wendy O. Koopa's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Wendy
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 2:30.00
  • 2:18.00
  • 2:02.00
Winter Tour (2020) The Birdo Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Birdo Cup
  • 2:25.00
  • 2:15.00
  • 2:08.00
Holiday Tour (2021) The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Donkey Kong Cup
Thumbnail of the Dry Bones Cup challenge from the 2021 Cat Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway R (reused as the Larry Cup's bonus challenge in the 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour) R Larry Koopa's icon from Mario Kart Tour.
Larry
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 2:25.00
  • 2:15.00
  • 2:05.00
Cat Tour (2021) Dry Bones Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Dry Bones Cup
  • 2:25.00
  • 2:14.00
  • 2:04.00
Mario vs. Luigi Tour (2022) Larry Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Larry Cup
  • 2:20.00
  • 2:13.00
  • 2:05.00
Mii Tour (2023) Baby Luigi Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Baby Luigi Cup
Smash Small Dry Bones
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Peachette Cup challenge from the 2020 Halloween Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway (reused as the Yoshi Cup's bonus challenge in the Bowser vs. DK Tour) Regular MKT Icon Yoshi.png
Yoshi
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 5
  • 15
  • 20
Halloween Tour (2020) Peachette Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Peachette Cup
  • 7
  • 15
  • 20
Bowser vs. DK Tour The icon of the Yoshi Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Yoshi Cup
Sky Tour Lemmy Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Lemmy Cup
Combo Attack
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Highest combo counts Tour appearances Cup
Thumbnail of the Birdo Cup challenge from the Rosalina Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway T (reused as the Pink Gold Peach Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Los Angeles Tour) T Peach's icon from Mario Kart Tour
Peach
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
  • 8
  • 18
  • 28
Rosalina Tour The Birdo Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Birdo Cup
  • 10
  • 18
  • 25
Los Angeles Tour (2021) Pink Gold Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Pink Gold Peach Cup
Amsterdam Tour The icon of the Daisy Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Daisy Cup
Goomba Takedown
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
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Item Box
type found
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Thumbnail of the Daisy Cup challenge from the 2020 Winter Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway (reused as the Pink Gold Peach Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Halloween Tour) Regular Peach's icon from Mario Kart Tour
Peach
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart Tour
Pipe Frame
Super Glider from Mario Kart Tour
Super Glider
Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.
Bob-omb

Mega Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mega Mushroom
1
  • 15
  • 25
  • 35
Winter Tour (2020) The icon of the Daisy Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Daisy Cup
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
Halloween Tour (2021) Pink Gold Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Pink Gold Peach Cup
  • 10
  • 20
  • 25
Mii Tour (2023) Kamek Cup from Mario Kart Tour
Kamek Cup
Snap a Photo
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Other driver information Objectives Tour appearances Cup
Driver Kart Glider
Thumbnail of the Peach Cup challenge from the 2021 Autumn Tour; a Snap a Photo challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway R R Tanooki Mario from Mario Kart Tour
Tanooki Mario
Tanooki Kart from Mario Kart Tour
Tanooki Kart
Tanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
Tanooki Parafoil
Cat Toad from Mario Kart Tour
Cat Toad
Blue Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Blue Seven
Black Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart Tour
Black Toe-Bean Balloons
  • 2 or more drivers
  • A kart gliding
  • Take a photo
Autumn Tour (2021) The icon of the Peach Cup from Mario Kart Tour.
Peach Cup
Cat Peach from Mario Kart Tour
Cat Peach
Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart Tour
Cat Cruiser
Toe-Bean Balloons from Mario Kart Tour
Toe-Bean Balloons

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Wii Maple Treeway as it appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
The top of the big tree

Maple Treeway returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the Booster Course Pass downloadable content. It is the fourth and last course of the Rock Cup, and was added in the third wave of the DLC. It has received significant visual upgrades compared to its appearance in Mario Kart Tour.[4] The halfpipe from the Mario Kart Tour version of the course is maintained, making it one of two courses in the third wave to reintroduce the mechanic to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the other being Merry Mountain. Also like in Merry Mountain, the halfpipe also has the appearance and effect of an Antigravity Panel. The Dash Panels along the shortcut that were removed in Mario Kart Tour were restored. The Big Wigglers also now move around differently and will spin out any player that collides with it at a high rate of speed. Like Mario Kart 7, the mini map now has shaded areas signifying roads normally covered by the large maple tree section, specifically for the road directly after the first gliding section and the bridge leading to the tree's exit.

Excluding Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road theme, which is used in all trailers for the Booster Course Pass, Wii Maple Treeway was one of two courses whose music was used for the second trailer for Wave 3, alongside 3DS Rainbow Road.

Internally, Wii Maple Treeway is referred to as "Cnsw_62", implying it may have originally been intended to be the second course of the Acorn Cup. A video released by Nintendo of America lists this course as the second course of the Moon Cup, in line with GCN Waluigi Stadium's original position (Cnsw_32).[5]

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

The Maple Treeway card from the Mario Kart Wii trading cards
Trading Card
  • European website bio: Wind in and out of the trees and dash across huge branches as the autumn leaves fall on this spectacular forest track.
  • Trading Card bio: Maple Treeway is a track that offers a vast array of terrain. There are tricky turns and a plethora of pesky obstacles and baddies for you and your rivals to navigate and avoid. Watch out for the piles of leaves as they will make your race miserable if you make contact with one of them.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • Maple Treeway from Mario Kart Wii is here!
      Be extra cautious of the big Wigglers!
      It's time for the Halloween Tour!
      [6]
    • The newly added Maple Treeway will feature the reds and oranges of fall, and a bunch of jack-o'-lanterns!
      You'll even get points for hitting jack-o'-lantern
      [sic] with items![7]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Nintendo Magazine 2022 Winter: A course set among beautiful autumn foliage. You might find an item if you charge into the piles of fallen leaves.[8]
  • Nintendo Switch News app (US):
    • This course first appeared in the Mario Kart™ Wii game.
    • Take in the scenic surroundings of trees with beautiful foliage. You may even catch a peek at a large Wiggler!
    • There are many narrow roads and sharp turns, so the key is to utilize your drift throughout the course.
    • If you see a pile of leaves, you may want to try to steer into them. You may end up finding useful items!
  • Nintendo Switch News app (UK): Welcome to crunchy leaf paradise - it's Maple Treeway!
    We'd like to present to you a course released as part of the third wave, which is available now: Maple Treeway.
    Ever since its first appearance in Mario Kart Wii, this course has been charming racers with its beautiful autumn foliage. The enormous Wigglers that like to walk on the course are pretty memorable, too! The route itself has many narrow points and sharp curves, rewarding contenders with good drifting skills. And finally, if you find yourself wanting to plough straight through the many leaf piles littering the track... Well, no need to fight it - some of them may even be hiding useful items!

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メイプルツリーハウス
Meipuru Tsurī Hausu
Maple Tree House

Chinese (simplified) 枫树屋
Fēng Shù Wū
Maple Tree House

Chinese (traditional) 楓樹屋
Fēng Shù Wū
Maple Tree House

Dutch Wigglers Woud
Wiggler's Woods
French (NOA) Bois Vermeil[9]
Chemin à la Sucrerie (Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7)
Ruby Woods
Road to the Sugar Shack
French (NOE) Bois Vermeil
Ruby Woods
German Blätterwald
Leafy Woods
Italian Pista degli aceri
Maples' Track
Korean 단풍나무 로드
Danpungnamu Rodeu
Maple Tree Road

Portuguese (NOA) Bosque de Bordo
Maple Woods
Portuguese (NOE) Pista de Árvores
Trees' Track
Russian Кленовая аллея
Klenovaya alleya
Maple Alley

Spanish (NOA) Camino Forestal
Forest Path
Spanish (NOE) Senda del Arce
Maple Trail

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marc (March 6, 2012). MKWii Maple Treeway U-Turn skip. YouTube. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  2. ^ July (July 19, 2023). MKWii Maple Treeway glitch. YouTube. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  3. ^ magmalord3 (August 2, 2014). [MK7] Maple Treeway 3/3 Glitches LIVE! YouTube. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Nintendo (November 21, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Booster Course Pass - Wave 3 Release Date - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  5. ^ Nintendo (November 22, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass DLC Wave 3 - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  6. ^ mariokarttourEN (October 21, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  7. ^ mariokarttourEN (October 23, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Nintendo Magazine 2022 Winter (Digital English edition). nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 1, 2022. (Archived December 1, 2022, 20:11:43 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  9. ^ Official Canadian French page for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass