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Yoshi Falls is the second track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart DS. It also makes a retro appearance as the second track of the Shell Cup in Mario Kart Wii. This course belongs to Yoshi, hence the name.


Mario Kart DS

Yoshi Falls begins with a short straightaway. It opens up into a section of wooden planks with several canopies above and Item Boxes. An alternate path can be taken through a flowing waterfall on the right. If racers are not fast enough, they can be swept into the gaping lake that the track wraps around. The waterfall shortcut section slopes a little downward, as well. After a turn, another alternate waterfall path appears, but this one is a bit longer (Don't try to cut through this one unless you like falling off the edge. And nobody really likes falling off.) Once you get past that section, the track barely curves, and two Boost Pads lead up to the third wooden raceway. A third waterfall alternate path runs along the right side of the track. It is a lot less steep, and Item Boxes flow down this one. After the waterfall, there are two more Boost Pads until the course turns slightly, and a straightway leads the finish line. It is a relatively short track and easy to maneuver (because it is really just an imperfect circle), but you are liable to be swept away in the waterfall currents or pushed off the edge. This track is the shortest track in the game.

The whole course is surrounded by huge cliffs and rainforest trees, and a sheer drop in the middle of the course leads to a giant lake. A huge Yoshi Egg is in the center of the lake. The music is jungle-like, just like the appearance of this track.

  • 1-3: Yoshi has to destroy all 10 item boxes.
  • 3-4: Peach has to race Yoshi to the finish.

Yoshi Falls as it appears in Mario Kart DS.

Mario Kart Wii

This track returns as a retro stage in Mario Kart Wii as the second track of the Shell Cup. On the Wii, the waterfalls flow faster but you can use mushrooms to go through them, you can also go through them without a mushroom. You have to use a mushroom for the second waterfall, though. There are also ramps on the last bridge to do air tricks and boosters at the end. The track belongs to Yoshi.

Previous track:
Figure-8 Circuit
Current track:
Yoshi Falls
Previous track:
GCN Peach Beach
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart DS courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Figure-8 CircuitYoshi FallsCheep Cheep BeachLuigi's Mansion
Flower Cup Desert HillsDelfino SquareWaluigi PinballShroom Ridge
Star Cup DK PassTick-Tock ClockMario CircuitAirship Fortress
Special Cup Wario StadiumPeach GardensBowser CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1N64 Moo Moo FarmGBA Peach CircuitGCN Luigi Circuit
Banana Cup SNES Donut Plains 1N64 Frappe SnowlandGBA Bowser's Castle 2GCN Baby Park
Leaf Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2N64 Choco MountainGBA Luigi CircuitGCN Mushroom Bridge
Lightning Cup SNES Choco Island 2N64 Banshee BoardwalkGBA Sky GardenGCN Yoshi Circuit
Battle Courses Nintendo DSTwilight HousePalm ShoreTart TopN64 Block FortGCN Pipe Plaza
Unused Tracks Dokan CourseTest Circle
Mario Kart Wii courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Luigi CircuitMoo Moo MeadowsMushroom GorgeToad's Factory
Flower Cup Mario CircuitCoconut MallDK SummitWario's Gold Mine
Star Cup Daisy CircuitKoopa CapeMaple TreewayGrumble Volcano
Special Cup Dry Dry RuinsMoonview HighwayBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup GCN Peach BeachDS Yoshi FallsSNES Ghost Valley 2N64 Mario Raceway
Banana Cup N64 Sherbet LandGBA Shy Guy BeachDS Delfino SquareGCN Waluigi Stadium
Leaf Cup DS Desert HillsGBA Bowser Castle 3N64 DK's Jungle ParkwayGCN Mario Circuit
Lightning Cup SNES Mario Circuit 3DS Peach GardensGCN DK MountainN64 Bowser's Castle
Battle Courses Block PlazaDelfino PierFunky StadiumChain Chomp WheelThwomp DesertGalaxy ColosseumSNES Battle Course 4GBA Battle Course 3N64 SkyscraperGCN Cookie LandDS Twilight House