Wuhu Loop (known as Wuhu Island Loop in the British English version) is the first course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 7. This course is based off of Wuhu Island from other Nintendo games such as Wii Sports Resort. The course is one of three to be found on Wuhu Island. Unlike most other courses, this course, along with Maka Wuhu and Rainbow Road, is split into three sections, making the racers do one lap instead of three. The music of this course and Maka Wuhu is a remix of the title theme of Wii Sports Resort. This course goes along the main road on the island, using the "Around The Island" cycling route from Wii Sports Resort.
The race starts in Wuhu Town near the fountain with several Miis. The track is full of cars and continues out of the city. The Red Gate Bridge with a ramp on the middle of it is next. Afterward, the track goes by the Cocoba Hotel, followed by a road divider, finishing the first section. Notably, if the player goes to view the back of the Cocoba Hotel, there is no swimming pool like is visible in Wii Sports Resort when playing table tennis. Instead, there is just a patch of grass where the pool should be. However, the pool does appear on Maka Wuhu.
The second section starts in the Mountain Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, there is an alternate route away from the main route that travels through the Mysterious Ruins and ends with two Item Boxes and a glider ramp which ports racers back to the main road. When passing near the lagoon, racers can turn onto the asphalt road or jump on a set of three columns to cut the corner. Within two turns, the second section ends.
The third section starts with a slight turn to the right. The course continues with some ramps and a left turn. At this point the road divides into two roads: the main road continues on wards with some wood boxes and two trick ramps. The wood boxes are unbreakable metal boxes in Time Trials. An alternate route branches off to the Candle Lighthouse with two boosts and a glider ramp, which takes racers back to the normal road. With a left turn racers reenter Wuhu Town, finishing the race. Notably, to the right of the Candle Lighthouse, the detailed touch screen map dissolves and disappears.
Likely in reference to Wii Sports Resort, the Wii logo appears on the blimp in the background.
It is possible to cut through the large grassy areas at the beginning with Mushrooms. There are also two glitch shortcuts in the track. The first one is by driving past the tree near the end of the second section and falling into the sea, causing Lakitu to put the player near the first ramp in the third section, though that messes with the lap counter. The game thinks the player is still on section 2 even though the player is on section 3. After finishing, the final lap warning is heard along with the finish noise. The game thinks the player finished section 3 usually from "00:00.000" to "00:00.015". The second one is performed by driving into the sea after the second Dash Panel near the lighthouse, causing Lakitu to place the player in front of the finish line. The player can't use both of these shortcuts in the same Time Trial because the player will lose their Mushrooms by using the first shortcut, so the player can't use the second shortcut. However, the player can drive horizontally on the second Dash Panel and hop into the sea. In the patch version 1.1, these two shortcut exploits that existed on this track were removed online.
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