Wuhu Island

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Wuhu Island
Screenshot of Wuhu Island in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
First appearance Wii Fit (2007, in general)
Mario Kart 7 (2011, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Greater location Earth
Inhabitants Miis, Humans, Animals, Toads, Yoshis, Piantas

Wuhu Island is a large, tropical, tourist-filled island inhabited by Miis. It mainly appears in games starring Miis, such as Wii Sports Resort, but the island has also made appearances in the Super Mario franchise. The "Wuhu" part of the island's name is derived from the interjection "woo hoo".

Wuhu Town[edit]

Wuhu Town in Mario Kart 7
Wuhu Town as a battle course in Mario Kart 7.

Wuhu Town is the major settlement on the island, and is home to 20 or more office and residential buildings, a bowling alley, and a basketball court.

The town has a main square with a fountain, and two main roads leading out of the town. There is also a tall building on a grassy elevated area. The pier is where a boat normally docks, and is inaccessible.

Appearances in the Super Mario franchise[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Yoshi racing on Maka Wuhu in Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart 7 has two tracks the player rides on Wuhu. The tracks include Wuhu Loop (Wuhu Island Loop), which has the drivers race around the entire island and Maka Wuhu (Wuhu Mountain Loop), which has the drivers race around and inside Maka Wuhu, the volcano on the island. A battle course, set on the island, Wuhu Town, is also present, which allows the drivers to battle all around the town area of the island. However, it is impossible to drive over to the separate tiny village known as New Town. The Island Loop track takes place in the day, Maka Wuhu takes place in the evening, and Wuhu Town takes place at night.

As of Mario Kart Tour, Wuhu Loop and Maka Wuhu, are the only race courses from Mario Kart 7 that has yet to appear as classic courses in a later installment.

Wuhu Town returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a classic battle course, now set in the daytime.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Wuhu Island appears as both a stage of its own and as part of the Pilotwings stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Wuhu Island stage is a touring stage similar to Delfino Plaza from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, specifically based on Wii Sports Resort. The platform where players fight that travels around the island often stops at various locations on the island such as the starting line of the power-cruising race course, the summit of Maka Wuhu, the fountain in Wuhu Town, the suspension bridge, the sword-fighting arena, a set of rocks out in the ocean, Talon Rock on the mountain, the beach, or a moving boat. Miis can be seen in the background in some areas, such as in the audience at the arena or playing Frisbee on the beach.

In the Pilotwings stage, the battle initially takes place on a red biplane flying over the third island from the original Pilotwings, but it goes on to drop the fighters onto a yellow plane that flies around Wuhu Island, referencing Pilotwings Resort. It flies through rings around the island with Miis visible in the background using jet packs. Eventually, the fighters are dropped back onto the red biplane and the cycle restarts. Unlike the Wuhu Island stage, the Pilotwings stage never lands on the island, instead taking place solely on the planes with the island in the background.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Wuhu Island and Pilotwings share their My Music library with each other, as well as with Summit, Duck Hunt, Hanenbow, PictoChat 2, Living Room, Balloon Fight, Tomodachi Life, Find Mii, and Wrecking Crew


Name Source Credits Requirements
Wii Sports Series Medley Wii Sports / Wii Sports Resort Arrangement Supervisor: Junichi Nakatsuru
Wii Sports Resort Wii Sports Resort Arrangement Supervisor: Kazumi Totaka
Wii Sports Resort Ver. 2 Wii Sports Resort Arrangement Supervisor: Kazumi Totaka Collect CD
Opening Theme / Select (Wii Sports) Wii Sports Original
Title Theme (Wii Sports Resort) Wii Sports Resort Original Get a max combo of 30 or more in Training
Tetris: Type B Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Arrangement: Masafumi Takada Clear 100-Man Smash
Style Savvy: Trendsetters Style Savvy: Trendsetters Arrangement Supervisor: Ryo Watanabe
Pop Fashion Show Style Savvy: Trendsetters Original

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy information[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Wuhu Island Wuhu Island trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii Wii Sports Resort (06/2009) The tropical island from Wii Sports Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a few sporting activities. Go on a close tour of it by selecting the Wuhu Island stage, or get a bird's-eye view of the island with the Pilotwings stage. Just don't get too awestruck—with the stage constantly changing under your feet, you can't afford to lose focus!


Super Mario references in other games[edit]

Wii Fit series[edit]

While doing the Basic Run in the Wii Fit games, 8-bit sprites of Mario and Luigi can be spotted around Wuhu Island. On a few occasions, a Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Mushroom or Super Star sprite may also appear along the side of the trail.

Wii Sports Resort[edit]

In Wii Sports Resort, while playing the Island Flyover event, one can hear the Super Mario Bros. theme by flying near the Hillside Cabins area. The name of a ship in this game, the Queen Peach, could be based on Princess Peach. The night information of the Mysterious Ruins (Mysterious Ancient Ruins in the PAL version) states that there is a pit full of skeletons and shells, possibly referring to a Dry Bones.

Pilotwings Resort[edit]

Similar to Wii Sports Resort, in Pilotwings Resort, while flying next to New Town at night, the Super Mario Bros. theme can be heard. The nighttime description of the town states that one of the dwellers inside is playing an NES.

Differences in the Mario Kart series[edit]

Although the island has the same general appearance as in Wii Sports Resort, the courses that take place on the island in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have several minor changes and differences, most of which are made to accommodate the race courses' layout (apart from the addition of various course elements like ramps).

Wuhu Loop[edit]

  • The swimming pool behind the Cocoba Hotel where table tennis is played is missing. It is present in Maka Wuhu, however.
  • There is a path that leads to the Candle and jumps off the nearby cliff that is not present in the original.
  • The formation of the road on the northern part of the island is slightly different, featuring more bendy turns.
  • Upon exiting the Island Loop Tunnel 1, there are several blue shades seen attached to the mountain that were not present in the original.
  • The player is able to access some Ancient Ruins underneath the rocky peak that they take place on, which was not in the original.
  • Immediately after, the Mario Kart 7 version features a raised platform made of the rock wall that can be driven on.
  • After the start of the third lap, the path the leads from the Island Loop Tunnel 2 to the Wind Orchard is absent.
  • The hotel in the Cabana Lagoon is absent.

Maka Wuhu[edit]

  • The beginning and end of the course feature roads on Sugarsand Beach, which are not in the original.
  • The split path to the left of the Red Iron Bridge that leads to the Hilltop Overlook and Heartbreak Peak is absent.
  • The path that leads to the footbridge is slightly different, most notably including a thinner alternate path which was not in the original.
  • The Swaying Bridge is missing.
  • The Footbridge is colored gray instead of red.
  • There is now a path not seen in the original that goes under the Weathered Monument, and behind Summerstone Falls.
  • The Heart of Maka Wuhu looks completely different. The rock walls inside are now a bleak gray instead of matching the brown pattern that the Maka Wuhu volcano has. The river underneath is now a bottomless chasm. The bridge that connects the gap is replaced by a dash ramp. The actual layout of the path is also different.
  • A large rock structure between Duckling Lake and the cliff is removed.
  • The Lone Cedar and the entrance into the volcano are completely removed, the former being replaced by a lone rock pillar.
  • The Mountain Monument and the path that continues down the mountain afterwards have been removed. In their place is a path that portrudes from the mountain and faces the beaches, where the player will glide off to.
  • The stadium in Sugarsand Beach that appears at the end of the track only appears in Mario Kart 7.

Wuhu Town (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe version)[edit]

  • Many background elements are missing, such as the Swaying Bridge, Summerstone Castle, and many of the trees in the Evergreen Grove.
  • The buildings have been redesigned and have new roof colors.
  • The Wishing Fountain has been replaced by a flower patch.
  • The Candle now has a circular base at the bottom of the lighthouse, consequently giving the candle a slightly shorter appearance.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウーフーアイランド
Ūfū Airando
Wuhu Island

Chinese (simplified) 乌富岛
Wūfù dǎo
Wuhu Island

Chinese (traditional) 烏富島
Wūfù dǎo
Wuhu Island

Dutch Wuhu-Eiland
Wuhu Island
French Île Wuhu[1]
Wuhu Island
German Wuhu Island
Wuhu Island
Italian Arcipelago di Wuhu
Wuhu Archipelago
Korean 우후 아일랜드
Uhu Aillaendeu
Wuhu Island

Portuguese Ilha Wuhu
Wuhu Island
Russian Остров Вуху
Ostrov Vukhu
Wuhu Island

Spanish Isla Wuhu[2]
Islas Wuhu (Super Smash Bros. series)
Wuhu Island
Wuhu Islands


  1. ^ Wii Sports Resort manual, page 25
  2. ^ Wii Sports Resort manual, page 47