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Shy Guy Falls is the final course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8. It takes place in a cliff-side area with two waterfalls. Shy Guys can be seen mining throughout the course while players will drive up and down on waterfalls in an anti-gravity section, they also chant while mining.

The staff ghost kart setup is Shy Guy driving the Flame Rider with Retro Off-Road wheels and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The course begins in a crystal mine created by Shy Guys. After a left turn followed by a right turn, an anti-gravity section begins, which turns the course sideways. This is followed by a jump over the first waterfall, and a left turn onto and up the second waterfall, where there are many boost panels. The track then turns into a wooden path and makes a left turn onto and down the first waterfall.

After driving down the waterfall, there is a gliding section leading to the next part of the track. If the player pulls their glider up, another path can be taken, which then jumps back to the main path. After, the track turns slightly to the left, through a small mine where the Shy Guys are working, then to the right, and is followed by two jumps. After the jumps, the player makes a right turn which leads to the finish line.


  • Before the first waterfall, there is a turn that one can cut off if one uses a speed boosting item.
  • Before the finish line, one can cut off the final turn by using a Mushroom or a Star.
  • After the gliding section, the player can take a shortcut by boosting through some grass and taking a jump onto a path which then joins up with the main path.



  • The Shy Guys seen in this course are referenced in Toad Harbor by an ad slogan that reads "Shy Guy Metals".
  • The Mario Kart 8 version of Wii Wario's Gold Mine has the same Shy Guy's chant and mining actions as this course.
  • There are 50 different physical coins one can obtain on this course.
  • This is one of the four nitro tracks in Mario Kart 8 to only have an alternate music of their track. The others are Water Park, Dolphin Shoals, and Cloudtop Cruise. Coincidentally, they all appear separately in each nitro cup.
  • It is possible that the crystals mined here are transported to Toad's Factory, and used to make item boxes.
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Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup+ GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup+ Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup+ GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup+ 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario Circuit* • Toad Harbor* • Wii Moo Moo Meadows* • GCN Dry Dry Desert* • SNES Donut Plains 3* • N64 Toad's Turnpike* • GCN Sherbet Land* • N64 Yoshi Valley*
Battle Stadium** • Sweet Sweet Kingdom** • Dragon Palace** • Lunar Colony** • 3DS Wuhu Town** • SNES Battle Course 1** • GCN Luigi's Mansion** • Urchin Underpass**
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8. • ** - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.