Yoshi Falls

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Yoshi Falls
Yoshi Falls.png
Appearance(s) Mario Kart DS (2005)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup (MKDS)
Shell Cup (MKW)
Staff Ghost 0:57:677 by Ninten★まっは (MKDS)
(Yoshi in the Egg 1)
1:16:461 by Nin★DoTak (MKW)
(Yoshi in the Zip Zip)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:09:175 by Nin★FJ (MKW)
(Yoshi in the Super Blooper)
Wi-Fi No longer available (DS, Wii)
Mario Kart DS
Course map
Mario Kart DS
MKDS Yoshi Falls Map.png

Mario Kart Wii

Yoshi Falls is a race course in Mario Kart DS as the second track of the Mushroom Cup. The track is located in a crater-like valley, circling a lake with three waterfalls connected to the body of water, crossing the track. A large Yoshi Egg is found in the center of the lake. Numerous Dash Panels are located at some places along the course. Bridges do provide a safer way to pass, as opposed to going through the waterfall rapids, which is a risk, due to being able to be pushed off the edge.

The course returns as the second classic retro course in Mario Kart Wii for the Shell Cup. It was remade with improved graphics, along with most Mario Kart DS courses on the Wii.

Yoshi Falls is one of the shortest courses in Mario Kart DS, along with other quite short areas such as GCN Baby Park, N64 Moo Moo Farm, GBA Peach Circuit and SNES Mario Circuit 1. It is the shortest nitro course in the game. The track's overview is quite similar to Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart Wii.

Course layout[edit]

Panoramic of Yoshi Falls in Mario Kart Wii

Racers start far from the edge of the cliff and are protected by a wooden bar. As they go onwards, they can take either the upper half of the track or the lower half, taking advantage of the faster path but also being vulnerable to falling off or being pushed off by the rapids crossing the path. The upper level, however, has a bridge to cross safely over the waters, and handy Item Boxes. Racers then must take the second bridge, also containing Item Boxes. The stream of the second rapid down the bridge is more powerful, so it results in the racer more likely to fall off this way. Certain items, such as a Star would serve to pass the rapid obstacles and gain more time. Briefly, past the second bridge, characters can run over Dash Panels in the upper half, while the lower half has none of these speed boosters. Some Item Boxes appear down the third bridge, unlike the upper stretch which does not have any. Once racers have passed the third bridge, there are more Dash Panels on the upper half of the course appearing before the track ends at the finish line. This final stretch is a good opportunity to perform a wheelie.


There are two missions involving this circuit: 1-3 and 3-4. In mission 1-3, the player has to destroy the 10 item boxes, and in mission 3-4, Peach has to reach the finish line in a single lap before Yoshi.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Website bios:
    • Flag of USA.png "Huge waterfalls cut through the course in Yoshi Falls. Try to hit as many dash panels as you can, and don't follow the water over the edge!"
    • Flag of Europe.png "This sloping circuit is awash with waterfalls, so caution is advised. Taking the lower path can give you the edge, until you fall off it; therefore less skilled drivers are urged to take the high road and make full use of the plentiful Dash Panels and Item Boxes."

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Website bios:
    • Flag of USA.png "The exact same as on the DS, only the second bridge is now a great spot to catch some air and trick a Mini-Turbo."
    • Flag of Europe.png "Will you take the high road or the low road? Those waterfalls might look pretty, but driving through them can be dangerous!"


Bouncy Mushrooms from Mushroom Gorge were added as a shortcut

A tournament in Mario Kart Wii took place on this course as the July 2009 second tournament. It was a Wii Wheel only GP race, where players had to use the mushrooms from Mushroom Gorge as alternate routes to get around.



DS appearance[edit]

Wii appearance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシーフォールズ
Yosshī Fōruzu
Yoshi Falls
Spanish Cataratas de Yoshi Yoshi's Waterfalls
French Cascades Yoshi Yoshi Waterfalls
German Yoshi-Kaskaden Yoshi Waterfalls
Italian Cascate di Yoshi Yoshi's Waterfalls
Korean 요시알 폭포
Yosi-al Pokpo
Yoshi Egg Falls