The course starts out right before a bridge, which players will drive over later in the map. After this comes a sharp series of tough turns, made more difficult with a few snowmen blocking the suspected routes to go. Plus, tumbling snowballs coming from the peak are a constant danger that you have to watch out for- they gather up snow (which makes them bigger, obviously) as they move downwards. On 150cc, with some added speed from Drafting or a Golden Mushroom are a good recipe for driving off the edge. And that doesn't necessarily mean choose a Light racer- Heavy weight racers will knock you off the cliff just the same.
While driving up the mountain, theres two big patches of deep snow that can be cut (which will save time if you use a Mushroom). The second shortcut is more of a hill that has an Item Box on the top. This Box will always produce a decent Item - either a Mushroom, Triple Mushrooms, Starman, or a Red Shell, the place does not matter. Be sure to pick one up if you choose to go on the shortcut.
After the "pass" section is over, the track enters a valley flanked on both sides by rock; the decent start on some less deep snow. Traction, because of this ground change, decreases, so some of the 90-degree turns can lead you crashing into the walls. The snow boulders haven't left yet- now, you have to outrun them down the mountainside, which can be very hard to do if the engine class is 50cc. After a huge Boost Pad laden with some Item Boxes, one more bin is needed to reach the finish line. The only problem is that it's crowded with snowmen. Precise drifting or just crazy good tactics are advised.
- Mission 4-1: Wario must race Donkey Kong to the finish, playing the course backward.
- Mission 5-7: Toad has to drive through 8 numbered gates in order, playing the course backward too.
Mario Kart 7
This track reappears in Mario Kart 7 as the second course of the Leaf Cup. It has the same music and has the same layout, though with added ramps at the area with the snow boulders and with an added glider at the big jump.
- DK Pass was originally designed to have grass instead of snow, as shown here.
- DK Pass is one of three courses with a secret item box, the other two being Luigi Raceway and Koopa Troopa Beach.
N64 Kalimari Desert
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 7
GCN Daisy Cruiser
|Mario Kart DS courses|
|Nitro cups||Mushroom Cup||Figure-8 Circuit • Yoshi Falls • Cheep Cheep Beach • Luigi's Mansion|
|Flower Cup||Desert Hills • Delfino Square • Waluigi Pinball • Shroom Ridge|
|Star Cup||DK Pass • Tick-Tock Clock • Mario Circuit • Airship Fortress|
|Special Cup||Wario Stadium • Peach Gardens • Bowser Castle • Rainbow Road|
|Retro cups||Shell Cup||SNES Mario Circuit 1 • N64 Moo Moo Farm • GBA Peach Circuit • GCN Luigi Circuit|
|Banana Cup||SNES Donut Plains 1 • N64 Frappe Snowland • GBA Bowser's Castle 2 • GCN Baby Park|
|Leaf Cup||SNES Koopa Beach 2 • N64 Choco Mountain • GBA Luigi Circuit • GCN Mushroom Bridge|
|Lightning Cup||SNES Choco Island 2 • N64 Banshee Boardwalk • GBA Sky Garden • GCN Yoshi Circuit|
|Battle Courses||Nintendo DS • Twilight House • Palm Shore • Tart Top • N64 Block Fort • GCN Pipe Plaza|
|Unused Tracks||Dokan Course • Test Circle|