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    Mario Kart: Super Circuit Walkthrough
    Final Version
    Created on 09/01/2001
    Updated on 07/12/2002
    
    Created by Player Guy Forever
     ndex@gamersuplink.com
      http://ndex.gamersuplink.com
    
    See the other guides I have created and submitted to the following websites:
    
    GameFAQs:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/10693.html
    
    Neoseeker:
    http://www.neoseeker.com/members/submissions/Player%20Guy%20Forever/
    
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    Version Updates
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    Final Version - Some minor changes and spelling/grammar corrections.  This
    guide is complete and will not be updated again.
    
    Version 1.1 - The shortcut guide has been created.  Also, more information
    was added to the game basics section.  Also I have decided not to make a SNES
    changes section.  Basically, this guide is complete.  There will be one more
    update to correct any errors in the guide.
    
    Version 1.0 - Completed the Extra Special Cup guide and the Battle Courses
    guide.  All of the tracks in the game have now been covered.  Expect future
    updates to include more descriptions of game modes, descriptions of changes
    made on the extra tracks from the SNES game and a shortcut guide.  Also, note
    the new ASCII title art.  Thanks goes out to Xander who made the art.
    
    Version 0.9 - Completed the Extra Star Cup guide.
    
    Version 0.8 - Completed the Extra Lighting Cup guide.
    
    Version 0.7 - Completed the Extra Flower Cup guide.
    
    Version 0.6 - Completed the Extra Mushroom Cup guide.
    
    Version 0.5 - Completed the Special Cup guide.  A tip on power-sliding was
    added in the codes/secrets section.  Also, mini-legends have been included
    after each ASCII map.
    
    Version 0.4 - Completed a guide for the Star Cup.  Plus, I added a new code.
    
    Version 0.3 - Added a Lightning Cup guide.
    
    Version 0.2 - Added a Flower Cup guide.  Some of the ASCII art for the
    Mushroom Cup was changed as well.
    
    Version 0.11 - Added, "Unlock the Special Cup in Time Trial Mode" in the
    Codes/Secrets section.  Also, a website was added to the legal information,
    dadvance.cjb.net.
    
    Version 0.1 - The first update.  Ii contains the game basics section, weapons
    section, character section, codes/secrets section and a complete guide for
    the Mushroom Cup.  More updates will be coming very soon.
    
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    Table of Contents
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                                                                           Code #
    1.   Introduction                                                       1000
    2.   Game Basics                                                        2000
    3.   Items                                                              3000
    4.   Characters                                                         4000
      a. Mario                                                              4001
      b. Luigi                                                              4002
      c. Peach                                                              4003
      e. Toad                                                               4004
      f. Yoshi                                                              4005
      g. DK                                                                 4006
      h. Wario                                                              4007
      i. Bowser                                                             4008
    5.   Mushroom Cup                                                       5000
      a. Peach Circuit                                                      5001
      b. Shy Guy Beach                                                      5002
      c. Riverside Park                                                     5003
      d. Bowser Castle 1                                                    5004
    6.   Flower Cup                                                         6000
      a. Mario Circuit                                                      6001
      b. Boo Lake                                                           6002
      c. Cheese Land                                                        6003
      d. Bowser Castle 2                                                    6004
    7.   Lightning Cup                                                      7000
      a. Luigi Circuit                                                      7001
      b. Sky Garden                                                         7002
      c. Cheep-Cheep Island                                                 7003
      d. Sunset Wilds                                                       7004
    8.   Star Cup                                                           8000
      a. Snow Land                                                          8001
      b. Ribbon Road                                                        8002
      c. Yoshi Desert                                                       8003
      d. Bowser Castle 3                                                    8004
    9.   Special Cup                                                        9000
      a. Lakeside Park                                                      9001
      b. Broken Pier                                                        9002
      c. Bowser Castle 4                                                    9003
      d. Rainbow Road                                                       9004
    10.  Extra Mushroom Cup                                                10000
      a. Mario Circuit 1                                                   10001
      b. Donut Plains 1                                                    10002
      c. Ghost Valley 1                                                    10003
      d. Bowser Castle 1                                                   10004
    11.  Extra Flower Cup                                                  11000
      a. Mario Circuit 2                                                   11001
      b. Choco Island 1                                                    11002
      c. Ghost Valley 2                                                    11003
      d. Donut Plains 2                                                    11004
    12.  Extra Lightning Cup                                               12000
      a. Bowser Castle 2                                                   12001
      b. Mario Circuit 3                                                   12002
      c. Koopa Beach 1                                                     12003
      d. Choco Island 2                                                    12004
    13.  Extra Star Cup                                                    13000
      a. Vanilla Lake 1                                                    13001
      b. Bowser Castle 3                                                   13002
      c. Mario Circuit 4                                                   13003
      d. Donut Plains 3                                                    13004
    14.  Extra Special Cup                                                 14000
      a. Koopa Beach 2                                                     14001
      b. Ghost Valley 3                                                    14002
      c. Vanilla Lake 2                                                    14003
      d. Rainbow Road                                                      14004
    15.  Battle Mode                                                       15000
      a. Battle Course 1                                                   15001
      b. Battle Course 2                                                   15002
      c. Battle Course 3                                                   15003
      d. Battle Course 4                                                   15004
    16.  Super Circuit Shortcut Guide                                      16000
      a. Peach Circuit                                                     16001
      b. Shy Guy Beach                                                     16002
      c. Riverside Park                                                    16003
      d. Mario Circuit                                                     16004
      e. Boo Lake                                                          16005
      f. Cheese Land                                                       16006
      g. Sky Garden                                                        16007
      h. Cheep-Cheep Island                                                16008
      i. Snow Land                                                         16009
      j. Ribbon Road                                                       16010
      k. Yoshi Desert                                                      16011
      l. Lakeside Park                                                     16012
      m. Broken Pier                                                       16013
      n. Rainbow Road                                                      16014
    17.  Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                       17000
      a. Mario Circuit 1                                                   17001
      b. Donut Plains 1                                                    17002
      c. Ghost Valley 1                                                    17003
      d. Mario Circuit 2                                                   17004
      e. Choco Island 1                                                    17005
      f. Ghost Valley 2                                                    17006
      g. Mario Circuit 3                                                   17007
      h. Koopa Beach 1                                                     17008
      i. Choco Island 2                                                    17009
      j. Mario Circuit 4                                                   17010
      k. Donut Plains 3                                                    17011
      l. Ghost Valley 3                                                    17012
      m. Vanilla Lake 2                                                    17013
    18.  Codes/Secrets                                                     18000
    19.  Acknowledgements                                                  19000
    20.  Legal Information                                                 20000
    21.  Closing                                                           21000
    
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    1.   Introduction                                                   mksc_1000
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    Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the latest game in the Mario Kart series.  It
    features 20 new tracks and the 20 tracks from the original Super Mario Kart.
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit is one of the best games on the Game Boy Advance.
    
    This guide uses a "code location" system.  This means that there are special
    key codes throughout this guide that can be used to navigate through the
    large amount of text quickly.  The key code numbers for a desired section of
    this guide are located in the Table of Contents.  To jump to an area of the
    guide quickly, simply use the find command (usually Ctrl + F) in Notepad or
    your web browser and enter mksc_#### (where #### is the location code).  I
    did not invent this idea; it has been used on many other text-based gaming
    guides before.
    
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    Legend
    ------
    
    This guide contains ASCII maps for every course in the game.  Here is a
    legend so that you know what certain symbols mean.
                          ____________________________
                         | # = Finish Line            |
                         | D = Dirt/Mud               |
                         | G = Grass                  |
                         | W = Deep Water             |
                         | ? = Item Block             |
                         | J = Jump Plate             |
                         | Z = Zipper                 |
                         | M = Mushroom Boost Spot    |
                         | T = Tree                   |
                         | H = Thwomp                 |
                         | P = Podoboo                |
                         | K = Crab                   |
                         | U = Umbrella               |
                         | S = Mouser                 |
                         | L = Lava                   |
                         | E = Puddle                 |
                         | N = Snowman                |
                         | I = Penguin                |
                         | Y = Icy Patch              |
                         | R = Piranha Plant          |
                         | C = Falling Rocks          |
                         | B = Boo                    |
                         | A = Mechakoopa             |
                         | F = Falling Stars          |
                         | O = Storm Cloud            |
                         | V = Teepee                 |
                         | @ = Shortcut Path          |
                         | $ = Shortcut Path          |
                         | & = Shortcut Path          |
                         | ! = Shortcut Path          |
                         | [ = Shortcut Path          |
                         | % = Shortcut Path          |
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    2.   Game Basics                                                    mksc_2000
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    Controls
    --------
    
    Up:           Menu Selections
    Down:         Menu Selections
    Left & Right: Turn
    B:            Brake, Cancel Menu Selection
    A:            Gas, Confirm Menu Selection
    L:            Use Item, Stop Item Rotation
    R:            Jump
    Start:        Pause Game, Confirm Menu Selections
    Select:       Horn, Activate Settings Screen (when available)
    
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    Control Information
    -------------------
    
    Power-sliding is an important part of Mario Kart: Super Circuit.  To perform
    a power-slide, press R and either LEFT or RIGHT (depending on which way you
    wish to turn).  If you power-slide just right you will get a little speed
    boost.
    
    There is minimal control over weapons in the game.  Pressing, DOWN + L or UP
    + L will cause certain weapons to do certain things.  See the weapons section
    to find out how you can control certain weapons.
    
    Spin turns can be preformed by pressing A + B and either LEFT or RIGHT
    (depending on which way you wish to turn).
    
    When your kart is stopped, pressing B + DOWN will cause your kart to go in
    reverse.
    
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    1-Player Game Modes
    -------------------
    
    Mario GP:
    ---------
    
    In the Mario Grand Prix, you will play all of the courses in a specific cup.
    Based on how you place, points are distributed.  The winner gets 9 points,
    second place gets 6 points, third place gets 3 points, fourth place gets 1
    point and any racer placing lower then fourth does not receive any points.
    In the single-player GP one human player will be racing against several
    computer controlled characters on each track.  To progress through the grand
    prix, you must place in the top four in each race.  If you do not place in
    the top four you do have the option to continue, however, you only have three
    continues per GP.
    
    Time Trial:
    -----------
    
    The time trail mode is pretty straightforward—you race for a good time.  In
    the time trial mode there are no computer controlled characters or item
    blocks.  It is just you and the course (you also get three mushroom boosts).
    This mode is an excellent place to practice shortcuts.
    
    Quick Run:
    ----------
    
    Quick run has the exact same set-up as the grand prix mode except that there
    are no points awarded and only one course is played at a time.  The quick run
    mode makes for excellent GP practice and it is good if you want a quick race
    with computers.
    
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    Multi-Player Game Modes
    -----------------------
    
    Mario GP:
    ---------
    
    In the Mario Grand Prix, you will play all of the courses in a specific cup.
    Based on how you place, points are distributed.  The winner gets 9 points,
    second place gets 6 points, third place gets 3 points, fourth place gets one
    point and any racer placing lower then fourth does not receive any points.
    In the multi-player GP two human players will be racing against six computer
    controlled characters on each track.  To progress through the grand prix, you
    must place in the top four in each race.  If you do not place in the top four
    you do have the option to continue, however, you only have three continues
    per GP.  Two games cartridges and one link cable are required to play this
    mode.
    
    Vs. Mode:
    ---------
    
    In the Vs. mode you and up to three human controller opponents race against
    each other in one of the 40 different courses in the game.  There no computer
    controlled opponents in this game.  To play this game mode each person must
    have a copy of the game and a sufficient amount of link cables are needed
    (depending on the number of players).
    
    Battle Mode:
    ------------
    
    In this mode up to four human controller players attempt to destroy their
    opponent's balloons.  Each player gets three balloons.  Balloons burst when
    struck by shells, or when a player encounters other obstacles.  Battle mode
    is played in four specifically designed courses.  To play this game mode each
    person must have a copy of the game and a sufficient amount of link cables
    are needed (depending on the number of players).
    
    Single-Pak:
    -----------
    
    The single-pak link mode is a toned down version of the Vs. mode.  In this
    mode only Yoshi can be selected as a playable character (different coloured
    Yoshis for different players) and only the courses from the Extra Mushroom
    Cup can be selected.  Also items such as triple green shells and triple red
    shells are not available in this mode.  To play this game mode only one
    person needs a copy of the game and a sufficient amount of link cables are
    needed (depending on the number of players).
    
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    Engine Classes
    --------------
    
    50cc:
    -----
    
    The 50 cubic centimeter engine class is the slowest engine class.  Karts have
    relatively slow speeds in this class.  The 50cc Mario GP is very easy.  The
    single-pak link mode uses only 50cc engines.
    
    100cc:
    ------
    
    The 100cc mode is faster then the 50cc engine class.  The 100cc Mario GP has
    a moderate difficulty level.
    
    150cc:
    ------
    
    The 150cc mode is the fastest of them all.  The 150cc GP mode is very
    difficult.  The Time Trail mode uses only the 150cc engine class.
    
    -----
    Coins
    -----
    
    Coins are an essential part of this game.  Coins determine the speed of your
    kart as well as your tolerance to contact.  Each course with the exception of
    Peach Circuit contains 50 coins that can be collected.  If you have over 25
    coins it is possible to drive faster then red shells travel.  In the GP mode
    it you will start off with a different amount of coins based on your starting
    position.  Racers starting in positions 1 to 4 will begin with 2 coins while
    racers in positions 5 to 8 will get 5 coins.  Coins are not collectable in
    single-pak multiplayer mode, time trial mode and the multiplayer battle mode.
    
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    Trophies & Rankings
    -------------------
    
    Trophies are acquired based on performance in the Mario GP.  A gold trophy is
    awarded for first place; silver for second and a bronze trophy is awarded for
    third place.
    
    Rankings are given out in the Mario GP.  There are eight different rankings:
    ***, **, *, A, B, C, D and E.  Triple-star is the highest ranking and E is
    the lowest ranking.  Factors that affect trophy rankings include: the number
    of total coins collected, the speed in which the courses were completed,
    final positioning and the number of continues used.
    
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    Ghost Exchange
    --------------
    
    In time trial mode, ghost data can be saved for 10 courses of your choice.
    The Ghost Exchange allows you to trade ghost data with a friend.  Only two
    players can trade ghost data at one time.  Two game cartridges and one link
    cable is required for this game mode.
    
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    3.   Weapons                                                        mksc_3000
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    There are 10 different types of weapon in the game and each weapon does
    various things.  To acquire a weapon, you must drive over an item block.
    Item blocks are cubes with questions marks on each side.
    
    -----------
    Green Shell
    -----------
    
    Green shells have various uses.  Their main use is to knock opponents out of
    commission by shooting them forward.  Pressing the L button will activate the
    green shell.  Green shells go straight and ricochet off walls.  Pressing and
    holding the L button will cause your green shell to be held directly behind
    your kart.  Doing this will prevent you from being hit by other obstacles and
    prevent other players from knocking into your kart.  Pressing L + DOWN will
    shoot s shell backwards.  Shooting a shell backwards is useful for hitting
    trailing opponents.  Green shells will bounce off walls for a limited amount
    of time then they become inactive.  Green shells will also become inactive
    once they fall in deep water/lava.
    
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    Triple Green Shells
    -------------------
    
    Sometimes you will get three green shells instead of one.  Triple green
    shells don't have as many uses as a single green shell, but they are good as
    well.  Pressing L once will cause the three shells to spin around your kart,
    creating a shield.  This "shield" will prevent other obstacles from hitting
    your kart and will also prevent other players from hitting your kart.
    However, once one of the shells is hit or collides with another weapon, it
    will disappear, weakening your shield.  Some items will slip though and hit
    your kart when only one or two shells are spinning around your kart.  When
    you have triple green shells, they cannot be shot backwards, only forwards.
    
    ---------
    Red Shell
    ---------
    
    Red shells are homing shells.  Once shot they will home in and hit the racer
    that is one position ahead of you.  Pressing and holding the L button will
    cause your red shell to be held directly behind your kart.  Doing this will
    prevent you from being hit by other obstacles and prevent other players from
    knocking into your kart.  Pressing L + DOWN will place the shell on the
    ground.  It will then home in on the next kart to pass it.  If well placed,
    another racer may even drive into the shell.  Red shells do not ricochet off
    walls.  Once a homing shell is shot and "locks on" to an opponent, it will
    follow the path of the track until the opponent is hit.  However, once a red
    shell hits a wall or falls in deep water/lava, it is no longer active.
    
    -----------------
    Triple Red Shells
    -----------------
    
    Sometimes you will get three red shells instead of one.  Triple red shells
    don't have as many uses as a single red shell, but they are good as well.
    Pressing L once will cause the three shells to spin around your kart,
    creating a shield.  This "shield" will prevent other obstacles from hitting
    your kart and will also prevent other players from hitting your kart.
    However, once one of the shells is hit or collides with another weapon, it
    will disappear, weakening your shield.  Some items will slip though and hit
    your kart when only one or two shells are spinning around your kart.  When
    you have triple red shells, they cannot be placed on the ground, only shot at
    enemies.
    
    -----------
    Spiny Shell
    -----------
    
    The once the spiny shell is shot it will hunt down the racer in fist place
    and stop at nothing until it hits him/her.  If you are not in first place,
    but hear the spiny shell coming, move to the side of the track because the
    spiny shell follows a path in the center of the road.
    
    ------
    Banana
    ------
    
    The primary function of a banana is to be placed on the ground so that an
    opponent will slip on it.  If you hold down the L button, the banana will be
    held behind your kart to prevent a rear attack.  A banana is just as
    effective as a shell for protecting your kart from a rear attack.  Bananas
    can also be thrown forward by pressing L + UP.  Bananas are most effective
    when placed in narrow areas, in turns and near item blocks.  It is possible
    to jump over a banana.  If you hit a banana and are stating to slip, hitting
    the brakes may prevent slippage.
    
    ----
    Star
    ----
    
    Everyone loves the star.  The star will make you invincible for a short
    period of time and you will increase in speed.  When invincible, you can
    drive off the course and not lose speed, creating your own shortcuts.  When
    invincible, shells, lightning and other weapons will not be effective if they
    hit you.  You can eliminate triple shell "shields" be driving into opponents
    while you are invincible.  Invincibility will run out if you fall in
    water/lava or pits.
    
    --------
    Mushroom
    --------
    
    The mushroom will give you a boost of speed.  Many courses have shortcuts
    that can only be accessed by a mushroom boost.  Don't boost when you are
    entering a turn.  Boosting during straightaways is a good idea.
    
    You will get three mushrooms in the time trial mode.
    
    ---
    Boo
    ---
    
    Boo does many things.  When activated, Boo will steal an item from another
    racer and give it to you.  Also, you will become invisible, this causes you
    to disappears from opponents' and become invincible.  Weapons will not annoy
    you when you are invisible.  Finally, if you are not in first place, boo will
    cause the leader to slow down and lose coins.
    
    ---------
    Lightning
    ---------
    
    The lighting will cause every other racer to shrink and lose speed.  When the
    other racers are shrunken, you can drive right over them and squish them.
    Racers that are invisible or invincible will not be affected by lighting.
    
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    4.   Characters                                                     mksc_4000
    =============================================================================
    
    There are eight different characters and three different classes.  The three
    different classes are lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight.
    
    The lightweight class has excellent acceleration and steering but low top
    speeds.  They are not slowed down very much by dirt areas.  They tend to get
    knocked aside by heavier racers.  The racers in the lightweight class are
    Peach, Yoshi and Toad.
    
    The middleweight class is balanced between the lightweights and the
    heavyweights.  They are an excellent choice for beginners.  The racers in the
    middleweight class are Mario and Luigi.
    
    The heavyweight class has very high top speeds, but poor acceleration and
    steering.  They will bump other racers out of the way.  They will slow down a
    lot from driving in dirt.
    
    -------------------
    Character Spectrums
    -------------------
    
    Use these spectrums to pick the character that is right for you.  Each
    spectrum looks at one of the five character statistics acceleration, top
    speed, handling, dirt performance and power.
    
                                    Acceleration
                                    ------------
     Good                                                                    Bad
     ___________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    |  TOAD            YOSHI            MARIO                   DK              |
    |   |                |                |                      |              |
    | ------------------------------------|------------------------------------ |
    |           |                         |           |                  |      |
    |         PEACH                     LUIGI       WARIO             BOWSER    |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
                                      Top Speed
                                      ---------
     Good                                                                    Bad
     ___________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    | BOWSER            DK                 LUIGI            PEACH               |
    |   |                |                   |                |                 |
    | ------------------------------------|------------------------------------ |
    |           |                      |              |                  |      |
    |         WARIO                  MARIO          YOSHI               TOAD    |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
                                      Handling
                                      --------
     Good                                                                    Bad
     ___________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    |  TOAD            YOSHI               MARIO               WARIO            |
    |   |                |                   |                   |              |
    | ------------------------------------|------------------------------------ |
    |           |                      |                |                   |   |
    |         PEACH                  LUIGI             DK                BOWSER |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
                                   Dirt Performance
                                   ----------------
     Good                                                                    Bad
     ___________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    |  YOSHI            TOAD            MARIO                  WARIO            |
    |   |                |                |                      |              |
    | ------------------------------------|------------------------------------ |
    |           |                         |             |                   |   |
    |         PEACH                     LUIGI          DK                BOWSER |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
                                        Power
                                        -----
     Good                                                                    Bad
     ___________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    | BOWSER            DK                 LUIGI            PEACH               |
    |   |                |                   |                |                 |
    | ------------------------------------|------------------------------------ |
    |           |                      |              |                  |      |
    |         WARIO                  MARIO          YOSHI               TOAD    |
    |___________________________________________________________________________|
    
    ========
    a. Mario                                                            mksc_4001
    ========
    
    Class:                       Middleweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        ***
    Weight:                      ***
    Instruction Booklet Comment: Perfectly Balanced!
    
    Mario is the most balanced character in the game and is a good choice for
    beginners.
    
    ========
    b. Luigi                                                            mksc_4002
    ========
    
    Class:                       Middleweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        ***
    Weight:                      ***
    Instruction Booklet Comment: Great Steering!
    
    Luigi has better handling than his brother, but has a slightly lower top
    speed.
    
    ========
    c. Peach                                                            mksc_4003
    ========
    
    Class:                       Lightweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        *****
    Weight:                      *
    Instruction Booklet Comment: Check out true lightweight racing!
    
    Peach is the most balanced in terms lightweight statistics with good
    steering, acceleration and dirt-performance.
    
    =======
    e. Toad                                                             mksc_4004
    =======
    
    Class:                       Lightweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        *****
    Weight:                      *
    Instruction Booklet Comment: No one has faster acceleration!
    
    Toad has the fastest acceleration in the game.  Like in Mario Kart 64, Toad
    also has the best steering in the game.
    
    ========
    f. Yoshi                                                            mksc_4005
    ========
    
    Class:                       Lightweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        ****
    Weight:                      **
    Instruction Booklet Comment: Dirt is no obstacle!
    
    Yoshi is the heaviest lightweight.  If you think your kart is getting bumped
    too much with Peach or Toad, use Yoshi.
    
    =====
    g. DK                                                               mksc_4006
    =====
    
    Class:                       Heavyweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        **
    Weight:                      ****
    Instruction Booklet Comment: Better steering than Wario!
    
    Donkey Kong is the lightest and has the best steering of all the heavyweight
    characters.
    
    ========
    h. Wario                                                            mksc_4007
    ========
    
    Class:                       Heavyweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        **
    Weight:                      ****
    Instruction Booklet Comment: True Heavyweight Power!
    
    Wario has the second fastest top speed in the game.  His handling and
    acceleration is a bit better than Bowser.
    
    =========
    i. Bowser                                                           mksc_4008
    =========
    
    Class:                       Heavyweight
    Speed (Acceleration):        *
    Weight:                      *****
    Instruction Booklet Comment: There's nobody faster!
    
    Bowser is the complete opposite of Toad.  If you have mastered the power-
    turn, you can get really fast time trials with Bowser.  Has the highest top
    speed in the game.
    
    =============================================================================
    5.   Mushroom Cup                                                   mksc_5000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the Mushroom Cup are Peach Circuit, Shy Guy Beach,
    Riverside Park and Bowser Castle 1.
    
    ================
    a. Peach Circuit                                                    mksc_5001
    ================
    
    This is the first level in the Mushroom Cup.  It is designed to get you used
    to basic turns.  The lanes are wide and there are virtually no hazards.  You
    shouldn't have any problems on this course.  There are 45 possible coins to
    collect in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
                          ***********
                       ***************
                     ********  1  ****
                    *******        ***
                   *M***           ***
                 ****              ***   /\
               ?*?                 ***  /||\
             *** Coins X10         ***   ||
           ***                     ###   ||
         ***                       ***   ||
        ***                        ***
       *** Coins X5                ***
       ***                         ***
        ***                        *** Coins X5
         *** Coins X5              ***
         ***                       ***
        ***                        *M** 3            ************
       ***                         *************************M*****
      ***                           ******************************
     ***                                                      ****
     ***                                                      ***
      ***                                                   ***
       ***                                                *** Coins X5
        ***                                             ***
         ***                            Coins X15     ***
          ***              ***************?************
           ***            *****M**********?**********
            ***         ***
            ***       ***
          2 *M*     ***
            **** ****
            ********
             ******
               Coins X5
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Power-slide through this 180° turn.  If your power-slide is a good one you
    might get a little boost.
    
    2) You can use a mushroom here and cut across the grass to get a tiny short
    cut.
    
    3) This is the longest straightaway in the course.  Using a Mushroom here is
    a good idea too.
    
    ================
    b. Shy Guy Beach                                                    mksc_5002
    ================
    
    There are many ways to gain on opponents in Shy Guy Beach.  The best way is
    to use a star and drive over the grass.  Also, be wary of the crabs on the
    course.  There are a total of 50 coins to collect in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                              Item Block X3
                       ......... Coins X3 ...
              ....  J.............?.......................K  1
            .K...  J...DDTDDDD....?................T.........
           ......     T.DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD....  2 ....K
           ....   ... 3 MDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.        .....
           .....  ...K   ..DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.          ....
            K...             ..DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.            .... Coins X5
                   Coins X16     ........                 .....
            ...                                           T...
           K...                                            ...
           ...
         ...                                              ...T
        ....                                             .....
        K..                                             ....... Coins X9
        ..                                             .........
                                                         .......
       ..                                                ......
      .?                                                  ......     /\
       .. 4                                                .....    /||\
       ..                                                  #####     ||
      .?                                                    .....    ||
       ..                                                    .....   ||
                                                             .....
      ...                                                   ......
      ...                                          .......U.......
       ....                            6 ............DDDD.....DDDD.
       .....   5        .T         ........DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...DDDD.
        ........J.  ........... ......DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD....DDD.
         .......J   ...............?...DDDD.....................
              ..                ...?....................U.....
           Coins X6                 Coins X8 ..............
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     D = Dirt
    T = Tree            J = Jump Plate     U = Umbrella                K = Crab
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are three different types of hazards that you should avoid on this
    course, trees, crabs and umbrellas.  Hitting tress and umbrellas will cause
    your kart to bounce off the hazard and stop.  Hitting a crab will cause you
    to spin out.  Crabs are not stationary they walk on a fixed path; you should
    attempt to avoid them.  It is possible to prevent a spinout by pressing B.
    
    2) Take the narrow path on the left (driver's perspective); it will lead to a
    short cut.
    
    3) Use a mushroom to boost across the small island.  This shortcut will shave
    off about one second.
    
    4) Along this path of tiny islands, the Shy Guy Pirate ship will shoot
    cannons at racers.  Stay centered in the small islands and you shouldn't be
    hit.
    
    5) The Shy Guy Pirate ship will shoot cannons here too.  Stay to the right
    (driver's perspective) and you shouldn't be hit.
    
    6) Take the narrow path on the left (driver's perspective) to shave off a
    little time.
    
    =================
    c. Riverside Park                                                   mksc_5003
    =================
    
    Riverside Park is the most challenging course in the Mushroom Cup.  I think
    it is out of place.  After a few runs through this course you should get used
    to it.  There are two shortcuts in this level.  There are 50 coins that can
    be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
    1  ***                                ****
     *******                            ********
    ***    *** Coins X10              ***     ***
    ***      ***                     ***      ZZZ
      ?*?      ***                  ***       JJJ
        ***      ***              ***            3
          ***      ****         ***
            ***      ************  *          ***
              ***      ********     *         ***
              ***     Coins X8      2 *       **Z
         /\   ***                      *      ??? Coins X5
        /||\  ###         Coins X6 *****      ***
         ||   ***               ***   ***     ***
         ||   ***   Coins X6 ***        ***  ****
         ||   ***          ***          * ******
              ***          ***         *   **** 4
              ***             ***     * 5
              ***                *** *
              *** Coins X9         ***
              ***                    ***
              ***                      ***
    6         ***                        ***
     ***************************           ***                     Coins X3
    *****************************            ************************
    ***       JJJ               ***           ************************
    ***       ZZZ 7               ***                             *** Coins X3
    ***       *M*                   ***                         ***
    *************                     ***                     ***
     ***********                        ***                 ***
                                          ***             ***
                                            ***         ***
                                              ***     ???
                                                *******
                                                  ***
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Power-slide through this 180° turn.  If your power-slide is a good one you
    might get a little boost.
    
    2) You will see a small wooded platform that leads off the track.  Boost off
    it with a mushroom and then jump with the R button.  If you did it just right
    you will go over the wall and get a nice shortcut.  This is an extremely
    difficult shortcut to get.  Only the best Mario Kart players will be able to
    get this shortcut consistently.
    
    3) Across the jump there is another zipper to the left (driver's perspective)
    hit it to get a little extra speed.
    
    4) If you are not careful, the speed of the zipper may cause you to drive off
    course.  Execute a power-slide just after you hit the zipper.
    
    5) Here there is a little path of shallow water.  Drive through it to get a
    shortcut.
    
    6) Power-slide through the 360° turn.
    
    7) Use your mushroom here.   The combined speed of the mushroom and the
    zipper will send you flying in the air after you hit the jump plate.
    
    ==================
    d. Bowser Castle 1                                                  mksc_5004
    ==================
    
    Almost every cup in the game contains a Bowser Castle level.  Bowser Castle 1
    is not hard.  It gets you used to obstacles such as Thwomps and Podoboos.
    There are a total of 50 coins to be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                                                 ______________________
                                                |                      |
                                                |                      |
                                                |     ____________     |
                                                |    |   Coins X6 |    |
                                                |    |            |    |   /\
                                                |? ? |            |####|  /||\
                                                |    |Coins X15   |    |   ||
                                                |    |            |    |   ||
                                                |    |            |    |   ||
                                                |    |            |    |
                                                |    |            |    |
                                                |    |            |    |Coins X5
     ____________________________             1 |   H|           |     |
    |   H                   H    |      2       |    |           |    |
    |             H              |______________|H   |           |    |Coin X4
    |     __________________       DDDDDDDDD         |           |    |
    |    |  Coins X8        |                        |           |    |
    |    |                  |________________________|           |    |
    |    |Coins X8                                               |    |
    |    |     3                                               4 | M  |
    |    |______    ____   ___   _______    ____    _____________|    |
    |          J| P|   J| |  J| |  ?   J| P|   J|  |     DD DD DD     |
    |          J|  |   J|P|  J| |  ?   J|  |   J| P|                  |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    ŻŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    ŻŻŻŻ    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                   Coins X4
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     H = Thwomp
    J = Jump Plate      D = Dirt           P = Podoboo
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Look out for the Thwomps.  If they land on top of your kart, it will be
    squished and you will lose about 4 seconds of valuable race time.  Avoid the
    Thwomps at all costs.
    
    2) Bowser Castle races are generally fast-paced; you will lose positioning if
    you go over the dirt.
    
    3) Be aware of the Podoboos, if they come in contact with your kart, you will
    spin out.  If you press B after you've hit a Podoboo, you may prevent
    yourself from spinning out.
    
    4) The best location to use a mushroom is during the homestretch.
    
    =============================================================================
    6.   Flower Cup                                                     mksc_6000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the Flower Cup are Mario Circuit, Boo Lake, Cheese Land
    and Bowser Castle 2.
    
    ================
    a. Mario Circuit                                                    mksc_6001
    ================
    
    This course is similar to peach circuit.  However, the turns in this course
    are harder.  There are no major shortcuts in this level.  There is a total of
    50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
     1  oooo
      oooooooo
     ooo      oooo Coins X6
     ooo         oooo
      oooo          oooo
         oMoo          oooo                     ooooooooooo
            oooo          o??o                ooooooooooooooo
               oooo          oooo          oooo           oooo
       Coins X5   oooo          oMoo    oooo               ooo
                     oooo          ooooooo                 ooo
                        oooo           Coins X9            ooo
                           oooo                            ooo
                             ooo Coins X5                  ooo
                             ooo                           ooo      /\
                            ooo                            ooo     /||\
                         ooo                               ###      ||
                      ooo                                  oooo     ||
                 2 oooo                                    ooo o    ||
                oooo?                                      ooo  Z
              ooo                                          ooo  o Coins X8
              ooo                                          ooo  o
                ooo                                        ooo  o
                   oooo                                    ooo o
                       o??o                                 ooo
                          oooo                               ooo
                             ooo                 Coins X6     ooo
                               ooo             oooooo         ooo
                                 oooo    ooooooo    oooM  3  oooo
                                   oooooooo            ooooooooo
                                      ooo                 oooo
                                        Coins X6
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This large 180° turn is great for power sliding.  A good power slide here
    should give you a boost every time.
    
    2) On the left (driver's perspective) there is a question block.  You should
    get it if you are trailing someone.  You will slow down because the item
    block is above dirt.  However, the item should make up for the slowdown.
    
    3) This is the best place to use a mushroom.  Boost here and cut across the
    grass then go on the small road with the zipper and coins.
    
    ===========
    b. Boo Lake                                                         mksc_6002
    ===========
    
    This is the first ghost valley themed course in the game.  While it is
    remotely challenging, once you master the two shortcuts, you should be able
    to rank high every time.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this
    level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
     _____________      ___________      ______________________
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooZoZooZJ      oZoooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooooZooZJ      oZooZooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|oooo|
    |oooo                                                 |oooo|
    |ooo|                                                 |oooo|
    |ooo|                                                /oooo/
    |ooo|                                               /ooo o
    |ooo|                                              |ooo| o 1
     ooo                                               |oMo| o
     ooo|                                            2 |ooo| o
     ooo|  /\                                        __|ooo|_o
     ooo  /||\                                      |ooooooooo|
     ###   ||                                       |oooJJJooo|
    |ooo   ||                Coins X5               |ooo   ooo|
    |ooo   ||              ___________     Coins X5 |ooo   ooo| Coins X10
     ooo                  |ooooooooooo|             |ooo   ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooooooooooo|             |ooo   ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo/ŻŻŻ|ooo|             |ooooooooo|
    |ooo                  |ooo|   |ooo\              ŻŻ|ooo|ŻŻ
    |ooo                  |oooooooooooo\_ 3            |???|
      oo         Coins X6 |oo|       \o??\_             \ooo\
     Joo|                 |oo|        Ż\ooo\_            \ooo\
    |ooo                  |oo|          Ż\ooo\_           \ooo\
    |oo  Coins X5         |oo|            Ż\ooo\_          \ooo\_______________
     ooJ                  |oo|              Ż\ooo\_         \oooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                ŻŻ\oo          \ooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                   Ż\oo         ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻooooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo\                    |ooo\_                  oooo|
     ooo                   \ooo\                    Ż\ooo\_                |ooo|
    |ooo                    \ooo\                     Ż\ooo\_              |ooo|
    |ooo Coins X5            \ooo\                      Ż\ooo\_  Coins X14 |ooo|
     ooo                      \ooo\                       Ż\ooo\_          |ooo|
      oo 4                     \ooo|                        Ż\ooo\_        |ooo|
     Joo                        ooo|                          Ż\ooo\_      |ooo|
    |oMo|                       ooo|                            Ż\ooo\_    |ooo|
    |ooo|                       ooo|                              Ż\ooo\   oooo|
    |ooo|                      ooo/                                 Ż\oMooooooo|
    |ooo\                     ooo                                    |ooooooooo|
     \ooo\                   ???                                     |ooooooooo|
      \ooo\                /ooo/                                      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
       \ooo\______________/ooo
        \oooooooooooooooooooo/
         \oooooooooooooooooo/
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) As the path goes right (driver's perspective) there is a little invisible
    bridge to the right (driver's perspective).  It will probably take some time
    to master this shortcut.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom boost before the path splits in two.  You will
    bounce off the jump plate and get a nice shortcut.
    
    3) Go left (driver's perspective) here to get a small shortcut.
    
    4) The homestretch is pretty long on this course.  Use a mushroom if you can.
    If you hit one of the jump plates as you boost, make sure you land in the
    centre of the course.
    
    ==============
    c. Cheese Land                                                      mksc_6003
    ==============
    
    Cheese land is a neat course with a couple of nice shortcuts.  Watch out for
    the Mousers, they will cause you to spin out.  There are 50 coins that can be
    collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     __________________                                _________________________
    |    ************  |                              |                         |
    |  ****************|                              |                         |
    | *****        ****|                              |       ***********       |
    | **** Coins X5 ***|                              |     ***************     |
    | ****    |ŻŻŻŻ|***| Coins X10 (in straightaway)  |    *****        **** /\ |
    | ****    |____|***|________________              |    ****    |    ****/||\|
    | *****   1 ZJJ|***|        2       |_ ___________|    ****    |    #### || |
    |  ******M**ZJJ|***|*********S*     | |               *****    |    **** || |
    |   ********ZJJ|***|**********S*    | |       *************    |     S***|| |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|***|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ****    | |      *************     |    ****    |
    |   ***********|***|JJZ**?******    | |      *****  Coins X5   |   ****     |
    |  ************|***|JJZ**?*****3    | |      ****  |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   ***S     |
    | *****     ___|***|________________|_|     *****  |           |    ****    |
    | ****     |JJJ|****                 **?*******    |           |     ****   |
    | ****     |JJJ|***********************?******     |           |     S***   |
    | *****     ŻŻŻ| *********************             |___________|     ****   |
    |  *********   |   Coins X10        |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                  ****   |
    |    ********   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ**?*****    4                  ****     |
    |         ***S                   *****?********                  ****       |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| ****    Coins X8   ****            **M*              ****         |
            |  *******************                 ****          ****           |
            |   *********S*****                     ****       **** Coins X6    |
            | Coins X6                               *****   *****              |
             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\     *********    /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                                  \      **S**     /
                                                   \              /
                                                    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      S = Mouser
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is the best (and most difficult to get) shortcut in the game.  Angle
    your kart so that you are facing the right (driver's perspective) as you
    approach the big jump.  Use a mushroom to hit the jump at a high speed.  Once
    you hit the jump turn sharply right.  It done correctly, you will bounce off
    a group of jump plates and get an awesome shortcut.
    
    2) This is the first time you will encounter Mousers.  They are pesky little
    things that will cause you to spin-out if you hit them.  However, it is
    possible to prevent a spin-out.  Press B just after you hit a mouser and you
    might recover.
    
    3) If you don't have a mushroom you can get another shortcut here.  As you go
    over the jump, turn left (driver's perspective) and bounce off the group of
    jump plates.
    
    4) Use a mushroom here to cut across the dirt and get a shortcut.
    
    ==================
    d. Bowser Castle 2                                                  mksc_6004
    ==================
    
    Browser Castle 2 contains a lot of zips.  Hitting those zips can be the
    difference between victory and defeat.  The "metal fenced" floors camouflage
    items such as bananas and red shells.  There are 50 coins that can be
    collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                                                   _________  __  __  ________
                                                  |xxxx                       |
     ______________                               |xxxx Z       H             |
    |              |                              |xxxx|ŻŻ  ŻŻ  ŻŻ  ŻŻ  ŻŻ|   |
    |              |                              |x  x|2                 |   |
    |              |                              |x  x|                  |   |
    |   |ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |                              |xJJx|                  |JJJ|
    |   |      |   |                              |xxxx|                 _______
    |   |      |  Z| 1                            |xxxx|              3 |       |
    |   |      |   |                              |x  x|       Coins X4 |  JJJ  |
    |   | /\   |   |                              |x  x|                |  LLL  |
    |   |/||\  |   | Coins X5                     |xJJx|       Coins X4 |  LLL  |
    |###| ||   |   |                              |xxxx|                |  LLL  |
    |   | ||   |   |                              |ZxxZ|                |       |
    |   | ||   |   |                              |x  x|                |JJJ    |
    |   |      |   | Coins X5                     |x  x|                  __|   |
    |   |      |   |                              |xJJx|                 |      |
    |   |      |   |           ___________________|xxxx|        Coins X5 |      |
    |   |      |   |          |                    xxxx|                 |JJJJJJ|
    |   |      |   |          |                    xxxx|
    |   |      |   |        __|    H   |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ               |ŻŻŻ| |ŻŻŻ|
    |   |      |   |       |      |ŻŻŻŻ                               |   | |   |
    |H  |      |???|       |     _|                                   |JJJ| |JJJ|
    |  H|      |   |_      |    |                                        _______
    |   |      |     |_____|    |                                       |       |
    |   |      |                |                                       |  ?    |
    |   |      |                | Coins X5                              |JJJ    |
    |  |        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                                         ___|   |
    |  |          Coins X5                                              |       |
    |  |                                                                |     __|
    |  |                                                                |    |
    |  |                                                                |    |
    |  |                                                                |    |
    |  |                                                                |    |
    |  |                                                                |    |
    |  | 5                                                4             |    |
    |   |______            JxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxZxxxxxxxxxx     |    |
    | M        xxxxxxx  JxxJx    Jxxxxx         Jxx      Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
    |          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx    Jxxxxxxxxxxxx?xxxxxxxxxxxMxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
    |          xxxxxxx  Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    Jx?xxxxxxx   Jxxx   Jxxxxxxxxxxxx|
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ            Jxxx        Jxxxxxxx    Jxx   Jxxx   Jxxxxxxxxxxxx|
     Coins X12             JxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxZxxxxxxxx     ŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      H = Thwomp
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are many zips in this level; you should hit them to get a better
    time.
    
    2) This zip is a little dangerous.  If you hit it you may not make the turn
    smoothly.  Also, if you do not hit the boost straight on you may boost
    yourself into the lava.
    
    3) Keep to the right (driver's perspective).  It is a little shorter and you
    can avoid red shells by going over the jump.
    
    4) Once you enter this area, be careful.  There are a lot of pits.  If you
    have a mushroom you may boost through the centre of the area.  If you don't
    have a mushroom, use one of the zips on the left or right (driver's
    perspective).
    
    =============================================================================
    7.   Lightning Cup                                                  mksc_7000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the Lightning Cup are Luigi Circuit, Sky Garden, Cheep-
    Cheep Island and Sunset Wilds.
    
    ================
    a. Luigi Circuit                                                    mksc_7001
    ================
    
    Luigi Circuit has many turns where you can get boosts from power sliding.
    Watch out for the puddles all along the track, you'll slip if you hit them.
    There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
                              ooooooooo
                             ooooooooooo
                            oooo  2 ooooo
                            ooo      oooo
                            ooo      oooo
                            ooo      ooo
                            ooo      ooo Item Block X3
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                        oooo      ooo            ooooooo
                     oooo        ooo           oooo   oooo
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             oooE              ooE          ooo             ooo
          oooo   1            oooo        ooo  Coins X4       ooo
       oooo                  oooo  3    ooo                      ooo
     oooo                    oooooo    ooo                          ooE
    oooo                     ooooooooooo                              ooo
    ooo                        oooooo                                   oooooo  4
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    ###  ||                                                                   ooo
    ooo  ||                 8                                                oooo
    ooo  ||           ooEooo              Coins X9 ooooooooooooooooooooooooooE
    ooo             oooooooooo                   ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    ooo            oooo     oooo                 ooo 5
    ooE            oooo       ooo                oooo
    ooo            oooo        ooo                  ooo
    ooo            oooo         ooooo Item Block X3    ooo
    ooo            oooo            oooooooooo             ooo
    ooo             ooo           Coins X5 ooooo             ooo
    ooo             ooo Coins X9              ooo               ooo Coins X5
    Eoo             ooo                         oooEo              ooo Item Block
    ooo             ooo                            ooooo              ooo  X1
    Ooo             ooo                                ooo               ooE
    ooo             ooo                                  oooEo              ooo 6
    ooo             ooo                          Coins X6   ooooo            ooo
    Eoo             ooo                                         ooo          oooo
    ooo             ooo                                           oMooE      oooo
    oMo             ooo                                          7  oooooo  ooooo
    ooooo         ooooo                                               oooooooooo
     ooooo       ooooo                                                  ooooooo
       ooooooooooooo  9
          ooooooo
             Coins X7
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     E = Puddle
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here will be your first encounter with puddles in the level.  They are
    quite annoying however, easy to avoid.  If you are going to hit a puddle,
    press R to jump over it.  If you do hit a puddle you might be able to prevent
    yourself from spinning out by pressing the B button.
    
    2) There are many good locations for getting micro-boosts via the power turn.
    This is the first one.  To get a micro-boost you must have a good power-slide
    so you cannot drive into any dirt.  The micro-boost occurs when power-slides
    are longer than usual (turning through 180° turn).
    
    3) A good micro-boost location.
    
    4) A good micro-boost location.
    
    5) A good micro-boost location.
    
    6) There is a solitary item block here.  You should always try and get it.
    However, one should be careful because there is a puddle in close proximity
    to the item block.  Also, the 180° turn ahead is a good micro-boost location.
    
    7) This long and relatively straight path is great for boosting.  When
    boosting one must be aware of the puddles.
    
    8) A good micro-boost location.
    
    9) The final 180° turn is a good micro-boost location.  Also, the homestretch
    is a good location for using a mushroom.
    
    =============
    b. Sky Garden                                                       mksc_7002
    =============
    
    Sky Garden is one of the coolest maps in the game.  There are many good
    shortcuts if you look for them.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in
    this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                 *****************    ***                   1
                *******************   ***                    J*****?****
                ****            ****                         J*****?*******
                ***               ***                       *******?*********
                ***                 ***                    ****          ****
                ***                  ***                  ***             ***
                ***                   **********  J********               ***
                ***                     ********  J******             /\  ###
                ***                                                  /||\ ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                       ***
                ***                                                       ***
               ****                                                       ***
               ****                                              Coins X8 ***
               *****                                                      ***
               ****** Coins X6                 *****                       **
                *******                      *********                    J**
                JJJ  ****            Coins  ****   ****                   ***
                    2 *****            X12 ***      ***                   ***
                      JJJ***              ***       ***                   ***
                        ?***             ***      ****                    ***
      **********************            ***      **** 3                   ***
     **********************            ***      ***                        ***
     ***   Coins X8                   ***      ***   ***           Coins X8 ***
     xxx                             ***       ***  *****                   ***
     xxx                  *************        xxx  *****                  ****
     xxx                 *************         xxx  ****   ********************
     xxx           @  ***                      ???   **  *********************
     ***           ***                         xxx      ***
     ***        ***                            ***     ***
     ****    ***                               *********
     ********                                   ******
      *****  Coins X8
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you use a mushroom before you go over this jump plate you can hop the
    gap for a nice shortcut.
    
    2) There are three different possible shortcuts here.  The first one is not a
    very good shortcut.  Simply hit the jump plate near the question block.
    You'll get the item and a little shortcut.  Second, if your character is
    invincible, you can drive over the jump plate that is next to the jump plate
    that has a question mark block over it.  The extra speed of invincibility
    will allow you to make the jump.  The final shortcut is the most difficult to
    pull off.  Use a mushroom to hit the jump plate on the right (drivers
    perspective) you will be able to reach the road that is located across the
    bridge.  To eliminate confusion, the point on the map that you should be able
    to reach is listed as point "@."
    
    3) Yes, another shortcut awaits.  This time, hop on the small cloud island
    and then hop to the road again.  This is a good shortcut that is easy to
    pull-off.  There is however, a downside.  If you take this shortcut you will
    miss the item blocks that are on the bridge.
    
    =====================
    c. Cheep-Cheep Island                                               mksc_7003
    =====================
    
    Cheep-Cheep Island is definitely an interesting track.  There are plenty of
    shortcuts.  One should watch out for the crabs.  Also, one should be careful
    when driving over bridges; one might fall into the water.  There are 50 coins
    that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                  ...............                    Coins X4
               ...................    ____  ....K........   ___
          1  ..........GGG..........xxx?xxxx....GGGG.....xxxxxx|      .GG.
           ..........GGGGGGG........xxx?xxxx...K.........xxxxxx     .GGGGG..
        ..........GGGGGGGGGGGGG.......ŻŻŻŻ        Coins X4  xxxxxxxx.....GG..
     ..........GGŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|G......                   |xxxxxxxx...........
    .....K..GGGGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                   ŻŻŻ     GGGG......GG.
    .........GGGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG..|                             GGG.....GG.
    ...GGG....GGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG....|                             GG...GGG.
    ...GGGG.ZZ..GGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGG.....|                              GG...GG.
    ....GGGG....GGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGG....   |                       Coins   G...G.
      ....GG....GG|GGGGGGGGGGGG...      |                          X8    xxx
        .........G|GGGGGGGGG..                                            xxx
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      .....GGG.ZZ.G. Coins X4                                 ||   ||  GGG...
      .....GGG....G.                                          ||   ||  GGG...
      ......GG......                       .......     ......      ||  GGG###
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       ....GG....                    ............................. || GGG.....
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       ........                        xxx.GG.          .GG.xxx ZZ || GGG...
        ......                         xxx                  xxx xx ||  GG....
        ......                         xxx                  xxx JJ ||  GG....
        ......                         xxx                  xxx    || GGG...
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         xxx                        G.......              xxx|xxx|    GG....
        |xxx|                       G......               x?x x?x     GG...
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      .G....GG Coins X10       .GGG.......GG.             xxx xxx    ......
     .GG....GG.                GGG.......GG.             |xxx|xxx    ......
    .GG.....GG.              .GG.......GG.               |xxxxxxx    ....
    .GG......GG.  ___........GG......GG.                    xxx Coins....
    .GG..........xxxxx............GGGG.                    |xxx|  X6 xxx
    .GG..........xxxxx..........GG.J                        xxx      xxx
     .GGGG....... ŻŻŻ ...GGGGGGGG..J                        xxx  __  xxx|
      ..GGGGGG..                2                xZx  xZx   xxxxxxxxxxxx|
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                                                             ŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    G = Grass           K = Crab
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) After this turn there the path splits in two.  One path contains zippers
    and the other path contains coins.  Most of the time you should take the path
    with the zippers.  Take the path with the coins only when you have none left.
    
    2) There is a very nice shortcut here.  Use a mushroom to get an awesome jump
    off of the jump plate land on one of the two small wooden platforms that are
    located in the water.  Hop off of the platform you landed on to reach the
    wooden bridge.
    
    3) The homestretch is a good place to use a mushroom because there are no
    crabs to slow you down.
    
    ===============
    d. Sunset Wilds                                                     mksc_7004
    ===============
    
    Sunset Wilds is a challenging course with no shortcuts.  It is also quite
    slippery.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                 *********Z****Z********
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             ****          2            ****                   *************
           ***                            ****                ****       ****
          ***                               ****              ***         ***
         ***                                  ****  1         ***         ***
         ***                                   *??*           ***         ***
         ****                         Coins X10 ****          ***         ***
           ***Z                                  ****         ***         ***
             Z***                                  ****       ***         ***
           3  ****                                   ****    ****     /\  ***
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                ****                                                  ||  ***
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                                         ***                              ***
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                *****                                      ***    ***     ***
               *****                                       ***    ***     ***
            *****                                          ***    ***    ***
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     *******                                      ***********     ***   ***
    ****  Coins X5                              **********   Coins***   ***
    ***                                        ****            x5 ***   ***
    ****                                      ****                ***    M*
     ******************     4     *************T*                 ***   5 ***
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               *Z**T*Z*****Z***T*Z**T********                     ****   ****
                       *****************                           *********
                                                                     *****
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     V = Teepee         Z = Zipper
    M = Mushroom Boost Spot
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The mud here will slow you down a bit.  Hopping over this mud will help.
    
    2) The are bumps that will cause your cart to jump over the zippers.  To hit
    a zipper jump over the bump that precedes it.
    
    3) You can hit two zippers here if you time it right.
    
    4) You want to hit all six zippers here.  Watch out for the Teepees, there
    are Shy Guys inside.  If you hit a teepee, a Shy Guy will jump your cart
    slowing you down in the process.
    
    5) There is an item block in the dirt to the left (driver's perspective).  If
    you are desperate, get this item.  Also, this is a good mushroom boost
    location.
    
    =============================================================================
    8.   Star Cup                                                       mksc_8000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the Lightning Cup are Snow Land, Ribbon Road, Yoshi Desert
    and Bowser Castle 3.
    
    ============
    a. Snow Land                                                        mksc_8001
    ============
    
    Snow Land is an icy course with many hazards.  Watch out for the snowmen and
    the penguins.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                         ______________________
                        |                      |     Coins X7
                        |   ***********     1  |_______________
                        |  **************       ***************|
                        | **** N       ****    \ŻŻŻŻŻ|*********|
                        | *** |ŻŻŻŻŻŻ\_  ****   Ż\_   ŻŻŻŻŻ|***|
                        | *** |        \_  ****    \_      |ZZZ| Coins
                        | *** |          \_  ****    \_    |***|  X10
                        | *** |            \_  ****    \   |ZZZ|
     ___________________| *** |         Coins\_  ****   Ż\ |***|
    |                    **** |            X33 \_  ****   Ż\ZZZ|_____
    |  ************?********  |                  \_  ****            |
    | *************?*******   |                    \_  ****          |
    | **** ___________________|                      \_  ****        |
    | *** |             ___________________            \_  ****      |
    | *** |            |                   |             \_  ****    |
    | *** |            |     *****N        |               \  ***    |
    | *** |            |   *********       |_______________|N ***    |
    | *** |  /\        | **** ___ ****                 2   Y  ***    |
    | *** | /||\       | ***  \  \ ****       ?               ***    |
    | ### |  ||        | ***   \  \  ****     ?           Y   ***    |
    | *** |  ||        | ***    \  \  ****                   ****    |
    | *** |  ||        | ****    \  \   *************************    |
    | *** |            | ****   Y \  \    **********************     |
    | *** |            |  *****    \__\______________________________|
    | *** |            |    *****  I                       I         |
    | *** |            |   N  ***************W*****************WW    |
    | *** |            |       *********************WW***********W   |
    | ***N|            |        3  *WWW                        **WW  |
    | *** |             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|I ***  |
    | ***N|            ___________                           |  ***  |
    | *** |           /           \__________________________|  ***  |
    | *** |          /                                          ***  |
    | *** |         /     *****                           4    ***W  |
    |N*** |        /  N *********                              W***  |
    | ***N|_______/    ***********                             WW*   |
    | ***          Y  ****N | N****                            ***   |
    | ****          *****   |   *****                         ****   |
    | ******************    |J   ************************?*******    |
    |  ***************  Y   |J   5 ********************Z*?******     |
    |_______________________|________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     V = Teepee         Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      N = Snowman        Y = Icy Patch      I = Penguin
    W = Deep Water
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here you can take two paths.  The path to the left (driver's perspective)
    contains zippers but is not faster.  You'll want to take each path to make
    sure you get all the coins.  Taking the left path might be helpful on the
    first lap to try and get ahead of the pack of CPUs.
    
    2) You can drive between the icy patches for a small shortcut.  You will also
    get an item on this shortcut.
    
    3) This straightaway contains a lot of obstacles.  One should especially
    watch out for the deep water.
    
    4) After the 180° turn, turn sharply right (driver's perspective) and you
    will find a path.  It is a little shorter then the regular path but you will
    miss an item.
    
    5) While using a mushroom, you can hit the jump plate and get over the wall
    for a small shortcut.
    
    ==============
    b. Ribbon Road                                                     mksc_8002
    ==============
    
    Ribbon Road is one of the best courses in the game.  There are tons of
    zippers and one massive shortcut.  There are 50 coins that can be collected
    in this level.
    
    Map
    ---                      _________________
                            | ************    \_                _________
                            |*******Z*******    \______________/         \_
                            |****________  ***     Coins X4     *********  \
                            |?*?/        \_  ******Z*********************** |
                            |***|          \_  ****************  _____ **** |
                            |***|            \__________________/     \ Z** |
                            |***|    __________________________       | *** |
                            |***|   | ************************ |     _/*** /
                            |***|   |**************************|    / ***/ŻCoins
                            |***|   |****                  ****|    |*** |   X6
                        2   |***|   |???|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|***|    |Z** |
     _______________________|___|___|***|__________________|***|    |*** |
    | *******************Z**********|***|JJ*Z*Z***Z************|   _/*** /
    |*******************************|***|JJ*Z*Z*************** | _/ ***/Ż
    |**** ___|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻ|***|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ_/ ***/Ż
    |**Z |      Coins X5    |JJJ|   |***|  1   Coins X10     _/ ***/ŻCoins X5
    | *** \_                |ZZZ|   |***|                  _/ ***/Ż
     \_ *** \_         Coins|***|   |*** \  /\            / ***/Ż
       \_ *** \_        X10 |ZZZ|   |### | /||\           |*** |__
         \_ *** \_          |***|   |*** |  ||            |***    \__
           \_ *** \_        |***|   |*** |  ||            |   ***    \__
             \_ *** \_______|***|   |*** |  ||             ŻŻ\   ***    \__
               \_ **************|   |*** |                    ŻŻ\   ***    \
                 \ ************ |   |*** |                       ŻŻ\   *** |
                  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ   / *** |                          ŻŻ|*** |
                                  /  *** |                            |*** |
                                 /  ***  |                            |*** |
                                /  ***   |3               ____________|*** |
                               |  ***  /Ż              __/            **** |
                               | *** /Ż             __/ **?********Z****** |
                               | *** |Coins X5   __/  ****?**************  |
                               | *** |        __/  ***   /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                               | *** |     __/  ***   /ŻŻ
                               | *** |____/  ***   /ŻŻ
                               | ************   /ŻŻCoins X5
                               |  *********  /ŻŻ
                                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here is the massive shortcut.  Hit the first zipper and then hit the row
    of zippers.  Once you hit the jump plate turn right (driver's perspective)
    and you will land on the path that is past the second jump.  You must hit
    both the solitary zipper and the row of zippers to get enough speed to make
    the jump.
    
    2) Just a reminder to hit every single zipper on the course.
    
    3) You may elect to use a mushroom on the homestretch because there are no
    zippers here.
    
    ===============
    c. Yoshi Desert                                                     mksc_8003
    ===============
    
    Yoshi Desert is a challenging course that contains a lot of 180ş turns.
    There is also a nice shortcut in this level.  There are 50 coins that can be
    collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                    *********                 ************
                  *************             ****************
                ****** Coins ****          ****          ****
             R***        X8   ***          ***            ***
           *****R             ***         *Z*             ***
        *****                 ***         ***             ***
       ***                    ***        ?*?             ***
      ***                    ***         ***            ***
    R*Z*        WWWWWWW      ***        ***             ***
     *ZZ      WWWWWWWWWW     ****      ****              ***
     ****   WWWWWWWWWWWW      ************                ***
    ****CoinsWWWWWWWWWWW        ********                   ***
     ****X16WWWWWWWWWWWW                1                   ***
    ****   WWWWWWWWWWWW                                      ***
     *** 2 WWWWWWWWWWWW                                      ***
     ***   WWWWWWWWWWWW                                      ***  /\
     ***       WWWWWWWW                                      ### /||\
     ****                Coins X5 *******                    ***  ||
     *******************    R   ************                 ***  ||
      *********************?********** R ****                ***  ||
                        ***?****          ***                ***
                                        3 ***               ***
                             ***     R   ***               ***
                           ***************                ***
                         **************                  ***
                      ****       ***                    ***
                   ****                                 ***
                ****                                    *** Coins X4
             ****                 *******               ***
           ***                   ********* Coin    Coin **** 5
         ***                     *??* ****  X1      X1 ******
       *** Coins X5              *** 4 ***R ***J WWW *********
     ***                        ***     ***** WWWWWWWWWWWW ***
    ***                         ***     *** WWWWWWWWWWWWWW ***
    ***                       ***       *** WWWWWWWWWWWWW ****
    ***                    ****        *** WWWWWWWWWWWWWW ****
    ****         ************          **** WWWWWWWWWWWW ****
    ***********************             *******************
     ************                        ****************
            Coins X6                          Coins X4
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    R = Piranha Plant   W = Deep Water
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This course contains a number of 180° turns.  You should attempt to power-
    slide though each one.
    
    2) There are a lot of coins here.  If you are attempting to get a high
    ranking, you must pick up these coins.  It is possible to collect all 16
    coins in 3 laps.
    
    3) Watch out for the two piranha plants on this 180ş hairpin turn.  If you
    are not careful, there is a good chance that you will get eaten up.
    
    4) Take this hairpin sharply; once you come out of the turn you will be
    facing the lake.  To the left (driver's perspective), behind the piranha
    plant there is a jump plate.  Hit it at the right angle to jump across the
    river for a nice shortcut.  This shortcut will save you a lot of time.
    
    5) The homestretch is one of the only good boosting locations in this course.
    
    ==================
    d. Bowser Castle 3                                                  mksc_8004
    ==================
    
    This course is a challenging one.  There are many Thwomps and many places to
    fall.  Furthermore, this track is very narrow and can get really jammed in
    some areas.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                                                            __________________
                                    ________  _____________|DDDDDDDD          |
           xxHxxxxxx               |        xx?                               |
           xxHxxxxxx               |   |ŻŻŻŻ  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻxxxxxxxxxxx_____     |
          |  |ŻŻ|   | Coins        |   |           Coins                 |    |
          |  |  |   |  X7          |   |             X5            /\    |####|
          |  |  |   |              |   |                          /||\   |    |
          |  |  |   |              |   |                           ||    |    |
          |JJ|  |   |              |   |                           ||    |    |
                |   |              |  H|                           ||    |    |
         |   |  |   |__   ___ 1 ___|H  |                                _|    |_
         |JJJ|  |      xxx   xxx       |                               |        |
                |      xxx   xxx       |                               |__  H __|
         |   |   ŻŻŻŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                                 4 |  |
         |   |         Coins X10                                           xx
         |JJJ|                                                              x
                                                                           xx
        |  |                                                               xx
        |JJ|                                                               x
                                                                           x
       |  |                                                                x
       |JJ|                                                                xx
              ______   __   __                 _____                        x
      |   |  |      xxx  xxx  xx xxxxxxxx xxxxx    D|                      xx
      |   |  |      xxx  xxx  xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx    D|                      xx
      |   |  |    |Ż   ŻŻ   ŻŻ      3          |    |                      x
      |   |  |    |                            |D   |___                  _xx_
      |   |  | H  |                            |D   ?  D|                |    |
      |H  |  |   H|                            |D  ?   D|___             | H  |
    2 |? H|  |    |                             ŻŻŻŻ|       |            |    |
      |   |  |    |                           Coins |___    |______      |    |
      |   |  |    | Coins X18                    X5     |        DD|     |    |
      |   |  |    |                                     |DD      DD|     |    |
      |   |  |    |                                      ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |_____|    |
      |   |__|    |                                      Coins |              |
      |           |                                         X5 |              |
      | H         |                                             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
      |         DD|
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    H = Thwomp
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The metal textured floor never contains a walled side.  Be wary of being
    knocked off the level.
    
    2) The item block here is located behind the Thwomp.
    
    3) This stretch is a great place to put a banana.
    
    4) Use a mushroom boost here if you can.
    
    =============================================================================
    9.   Special Cup                                                    mksc_9000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the special cup are Lakeside Park, Broken Pier, Bowser
    Castle 4 and Rainbow Road.
    
    ================
    a. Lakeside Park                                                    mksc_9001
    ================
    
    Lakeside Park is one of the most difficult courses in the game.  In contains
    tons of sharp turns and obstacles to slow you down.  Once you master the
    shortcuts, the course becomes much easier.  There are 50 coins that can be
    collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                  _________________
                 |      oooooooo   |
                 |    oooooooooooo |
                 |  oooo_______oooo|Coins
                 | oooo/       \ooo| X10
                 |oooo/        |ooo|
                 |ooo/         |ooo|______
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                 |ooo|         | ooooooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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                 |ooo|      ___   | oooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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         /||\    |###|   WW|WWW|W  ooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
          ||     |ooo|  WWW|WWW|W  ooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
          ||     |ooo| WWWW|WWW|W  ooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Coins X5 WW
          ||     |ooo|WWWWW|WWW|W  ooo___WWWWWWW            oooooooo | WW |
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                 |ooo|WWWWW|WWW|W  ooooooxxxxxxooooooooooo     /|oooo|____|
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               __|ooo  WWWW|WWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW|   ____| ooo|
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        WWWWWWWW     ooo  W|WWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Coo
        WWWWWWWWW     ooo  |WWW|WWWWWWW Coins X5 WWWWWWWWWWWWW ooC  Coins X7
        WWWWWWWWW __   oooJ|WWW|__  oooooooooooooooooooooooooCoo
        WWWWWWWWWW  |  oooJ|WWWWWW|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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        WWWWWW Coins|  ooZJ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ooo|J  JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ 5 |
        WWWWWWWW X8 |6 oooJ| ooooo|ooo|JZZooooooooZoooooooooooo |
       _____________| ooooJ|oooooo|ooo|JZZoooooooooooooooooooooo|
      | ooooooooooooooooooJ|ooo __|ooo||ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ooo|
      |oooooooooooooooooo  |ooo|  |ooo||Coins oooooooooooooooooo|
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      |ooo|________________|ooo|  |ooo||    ooo                 |
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      | ooooooooo?oooooooooooo |  | ooooooo              /
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    C = Falling Rocks   W = Deep Water     Z = Zipper
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you boost to the left (driver's perspective) you will go over the water
    and get a little shortcut.
    
    2) Here you might be able to boost straight across the water.  You will need
    to be moving at an incredibly high speed.  This shortcut is easier to attain
    if you are using one of the heavy weights.
    
    3) Yes there is another boosting shortcut here.  This one is easier to attain
    then the one in strategy tip number 2.  With the assistance of a mushroom,
    you should be able to boost across to the area where the falling rocks are
    located.  If possible, this shortcut should be done each lap in the time
    trials.
    
    4) Watch out for falling rocks from the volcano in this stretch.  They fall
    on the sides of the tracks.
    
    5) This is where you can attain a nice shortcut.  As you come out of the 180°
    hairpin, keep to the right (driver's perspective) and hit the zipper that is
    located before the jump.  When you hit the jump, you'll go higher and father
    then usual.  Use the extra distance and jump right (driver's perspective) and
    bounce off the jump plates that are located to the right (driver's
    perspective) of the barrier.  This is a huge shortcut.
    
    6) You should always attempt to hit this zipper.
    
    ==============
    b. Broken Pier                                                      mksc_9002
    ==============
    
    Broken Pier is another very challenging course with tons of sharp turns.  It
    also contains many partially invisible bridges.  This course has plenty of
    shortcuts if you are willing to look for them.  There are 50 coins that can
    be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                  _________     1       ________
                 /oooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooo
                /oooooooooooo    B    /oooooooooBo
               /oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
              /oooŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻoooooooooooooooJ  oooooo|
             /ooo          ŻŻooooooooooo   |oooooo|
            |ooo|             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ   |Jooooo| Coins X11
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            |ooo|                          |oooo/
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          /ooo                             |oo
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        /ooo                               |ooo|
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    |ooo| /||\                                   ŻŻ\oooo
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    |ooo|  ||      /ooooo Joo?oooooooo\             |???o|
    |ooo|         |ooooooooo ?ooooooooo\       Coins|oooooo
    |ooo|         |ooooŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻx  Boooo\        X8 |JJoooo___
    |ooo|         |ooo          xB   xxx               JJooooo\
    |ooo|         |ooo        5 x    xxx              2  oooooo\
     \oooo        |ooooooo      x    xxx                  oooooo\
      |oooo         oooooo     |ooo oooo|                 xoooooo|
       \oooo   Coins|ooooo     |oooooooo|               3 x ooooo|
        |oooo     X5 Ż|Joo     |oooooo            oooo    x  oooo|
        |oooBo|         oo     |oooo              ZZZZ    x  xxxx
         \oooo|       |Zoo|    |ooo|              oooo    x  xxxx
    Coins |ooo|       |oo      |ooo|              JJJJB   x  xxxx
      X8  |ooo|       |ooB|    |ooo|                      x  xxxx
          |oo    Coins|ooo|    |ooo| Coins               _x__xxxx
          |ooo|    X8 |ooo|    |ooZ|  X5                |oooooooo|
          |oooo       |ooJ|    |oo                      |oooooooo|
            oooo   6  |oo      |ooJ| Coins               Jooooooo|
             oooo____ooooo|    |Zoo|  X5 ________________Joooooo
              ooooooooooo        oo|    |oooooooooooooooooooooo
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                               |ooo|      oo|
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                                 ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    B = Boo             Z = Zipper
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This bridge here is partially invisible, it is not a major shortcut but
    taking it will make the next turn a little easier for you.  Overall, I would
    recommend that you avoid taking this bridge.  Also, here you will encounter
    the first Boo on this course.  If a Boo catches you, you'll slow down and
    lose coins.
    
    2) Here you can take one of three shortcuts.  None of these shortcuts are
    extremely easy.  I'll list them in increasing difficulty:
    
    Shortcut #1 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located to the left
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer left (driver's
    perspective) and land on the partially invisible bridge.  If you have a lot
    of speed as you use your mushroom, you might even jump over the partially
    invisible bridge.
    
    Shortcut #2 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located on the right
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer right (driver's
    perspective) and land on the little island.  Once on the island you will hit
    a zipper and then another jump plate.  You will then make it across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.  When using a mushroom for this shortcut, you must use
    it when you are close to the first jump plate.  If you are too far from the
    jump plate, you'll boost over the island.
    
    Shortcut #3 - This is the big one.  First you must perform a right power-
    slide into the jump plate located on the right (driver's perspective).  Once
    your kart has turned right be 90°, boost into the previously specified jump
    plate.  You'll hop into the area where strategy tip #5 is located.  This
    shortcut is one of the most difficult ones to attain in the game.
    
    3) The bridge here is partially invisible, you should use it if you don't
    have a mushroom that can be used to get one if the previous three shortcuts.
    
    4) You guessed it, another partially invisible bridge.  You should always
    attempt to use this bridge.  When exiting, power-slide into the zipper that
    is near by.
    
    5) Here the path splits into two bridges, one is smaller then the other.  You
    should take the smaller bridge; it will save you some time.
    
    6) You should always power-slide through this hairpin turn to get a mini-
    boost.
    
    ==================
    c. Bowser Castle 4                                                  mksc_9003
    ==================
    
    Bowser Castle 4 is one of the most elaborate courses in the game.  There are
    tons of challenging turns that must be mastered.  This course contains no
    shortcuts.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     _____                                     ___________________  xxxxx
    |  _  |____________________________       |                   xxxxxxx
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    |    _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|      |      |     |               |   |
    |   |                        Ż|    |     _|     |_              |   |
    xxx |                         |JJJJ|    |         |             |   |
    xxx |                        6          | L     L | Coins X6    |  D| 1
    xxx |                         |xxxx|    |         | 2           |  D|
    xxx |                         |JJJJ|    |     L   |             |   |____
    xxx |_                                  |         | Coins X5    |   ?    |
    xxx   |_                   |   | |xxx|  |  L     L|             |  ?     |
    xxx  ?  |                  |JJJ| |xxx|  |         |              ŻŻ|_    |
    xxx |Ż| |                        |JJJ|  | L       |                  |   |
    xxx | | |                |   |          |       L | Coins X5     /\  |   |
    xxx | | |                |JJJ|  _|ŻŻŻ|  |         |             /||\ |###|
    xxx | | |             _________|     |  |__   L   |      ______  ||  |   |
    xxx | | |           _|              _|     |      |_____|   _  | ||  |   |
    xxx | |Z|          |               |       |_              | | | ||  |   |
    xxx |_| |          |    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ          |              Ż  |     |   |
    xxx JJJZ|_5        |ZZZZ|                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_     | 3   |   |
    xxx       |______  |JJJJ|                                 |  ZZ|     |   |
    x                |____________________                    |  xx|     |   |
    x                                     |_                  |  xx|     |   |_
    x                              xHxx H   |                 |    |     |D   D|
    x                |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|    xxxx   x | Coins X5        |    |      Ż|   |
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  |ŻŻŻŻ|  ŻŻŻ|___    x |                 |  xx|       |   |
                  _____|    | Coins   |_  x |                 |  xx|       |   |
                 |DD     A  |  X8       | x |_Coins X5       _|    |       |   |
                 |DD      DD|           | x   |_____________|  _   |       |   |
                 |        DD|           |_         xx?xxx     | | _|     8 |   |
                 |    |ŻŻŻŻŻ              | H        ?     Z   Ż |        _|   |
           Coins | A  | 7                  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ4       |     |
             X6  |    |                  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx            |   |Ż
                 |  A |_          ______|                    |           |   |
                _|      |_       |          |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |_          |D  |
               |  _       |__  __|          |  Coins X10 |     |_______|Ż    |
               | | |        ?xx      |ŻŻŻŻŻŻ             |                H  |
               |  Ż         ?xx      |                   |     H             |
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    Z = Zipper          H = Thwomp         A = Mechakoopa
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are several dirt patches in this course.  Avoid them; they'll reduce
    your speed.
    
    2) There are several lava patches in this straight away.  You will be able to
    avoid them by driving down the centre of the straightaway.  If you have
    enough speed, you can hop over the lava patches.  If you must hop over a lava
    patches you should watch out for Podoboos that jump out of the lava.
    
    3) There is a good chance that you'll boost into the wall when you hit this
    zipper.  To avoid this problem, power-slide around the square barrier that is
    located behind the zipper.
    
    4) You will not need to power-slide around this square barrier to get a good
    boost here.  Simply power-slide into the zipper and you will be fine.
    
    5) You should hit the zippers here.  You will go faster and you can get an
    item.  After you hit the zippers let go of the gas so that you can easily
    navigate out of the narrow straightaway.
    
    6) There the path splits and you can take to paths across islands.  Take the
    right one (driver's perspective) it is shorter.
    
    7) Watch out for the Mechakoopas here.  If you hit them you'll spinout.  It
    is possible to avoid spinning out by breaking just after you hit a
    Mechakoopa.
    
    8) The homestretch is the only real straight area in the level without any
    obstacles.  Use a mushroom here if you have one.
    
    ===============
    d. Rainbow Road                                                     mksc_9004
    ===============
    
    The new Rainbow Road is perhaps the coolest course in the game.  In instead
    of having no walls, the track is surrounded by jump plates.  There are tons
    of shortcuts in this level.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this
    level.
    
    Map
    ---
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                J O  JJJJJ    J             J   JJ JJ     JJ           J   J
                J   J     J   J             J   J    JJJJJ           JJ O J 8
                J   J     JF  J             J   JJ     6           JJ    J
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                J   J     J  FJ                JJ      JJ  5       J   J  J J
                J   J     J   J Coins X9         JJJJJ   JJ  Coins J   J  J J
                J   J     JF  J                       JJ   J   X2  J   J  JZJ
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    |   |  ||             J   JJ   JJ                              J   J  J J
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    J    JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ   JJJJJJ    Z  ?       J  JJJJJJ                     J
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    F = Falling Stars   O = Storm Clouds
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is your first encounter with a storm cloud in this course.  If you
    get hit by its lightning, your driver will shrink, you'll lose speed and you
    could be squished by bigger opponents.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom you can get a massive shortcut here.  As you are
    boosting, you will hit the jump plate and go over the big gap.
    
    3) This is a corner where you can use the jump plates to hop the corner of
    the turn.  Simply power-slide into the jump plate before the turn and you'll
    hop over the corner.  Also, the straightaway that is located before this turn
    contains falling stars.  If a star hits you you'll spin out.
    
    4) Another mushroom boost location.  Power-slide to the right (driver's
    perspective) and boost into the jump plate so that you can land across the
    gap.  This is a big shortcut but it is not bigger then the one in strategy
    tip #2.
    
    5) This is another area where you can get a shortcut.  To get this shortcut
    you must be in time trial mode and have at least 2 mushrooms available.
    First you must perform the shortcut on strategy tip #2.  Then you must drive
    backwards through the course and boost across the gap at strategy tip #4.
    This shortcut is good for setting lap records.
    
    6) You can hop this gap if you are going relatively fast.
    
    7) You can hop this gap too if you are going relatively fast.
    
    8) Go to the left (driver's perspective) to jump onto the straightaway.  It
    is packed with zippers.
    
    9) When you come out of the straightaway packed with zippers, turn to the
    right (driver's perspective).  You can use your speed to jump across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.
    
    10) As you land on this stretch, hit the zipper to the right (driver's
    perspective) and then the one on the right to get more speed.
    
    11) Stick to the left of the course (driver's perspective).  Staying to the
    left makes turning into the row of zippers easier.
    
    =============================================================================
    10.   Extra Mushroom Cup                                           mksc_10000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the extra mushroom cup are Mario Circuit 1, Donut Plains
    1, Ghost Valley 1 and Bowser Castle 1.
    
    ==================
    a. Mario Circuit 1                                                 mksc_10001
    ==================
    
    Mario Circuit 1 is a simple course with no real hazards. There are 50 coins
    that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
                  ****  Coins X5
                **********
               ****       ****
               ***            ****
               ***                ****  Coins X6
               ***                    ****
               ***                        ****
               ???                            ****   Coins X6
               ***                                ****
               ***                                    ****
               ***                                        **** Coins X10
               ***                                            ****
               ***                                              ****
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                           /\  ***
               ***                                          /||\ ***
               ***                   Coins X6                ||  ###
               ***                  ****                     ||  ***
               ***                *******                    ||  ***
               ***             ****    ****                      ***
               *** 1        ****        ****                     ***
               ****      ****            ****                    ***
                ********** Coins X6       ****                   ***
                  *****                    ****                  ***
                 Coins X5                   ****                 ***
                                             ****                ***
                                              ****               ***
                                               ****             ****
                                     ?          *****         *****
                                                  ***************
                                                    ***********
                                                      Coins X6
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) After this turn you could go across the dirt to get an item.  If you go on
    the dirt at regular speed you won't make any substantial gains on the
    competition.  If you have a mushroom or a star, by all means cut across the
    dirt path your speed will not be affected when you use one of these items.
    
    =================
    b. Donut Plains 1                                                  mksc_10002
    =================
    
    Donut Plains 1 is a simple course with no real hazards.  It also contains a
    small shortcut.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     _________________________             _____________________________________
    |                         |           |                                     |
    |                         |           |           Coins X5                  |
    |                          \__________|   *****************                 |
    |                ***********xxxxxxxxxx***********************               |
    |              *************xxxxxxxxxx****          *********** Coins X5    |
    |            **** Coins X10/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_____             ******             |
    |          ****     /ŻŻŻŻŻŻ                 |             ******            |
    |        ****     /Ż                        |            ******  1          |
    |       ****    /Ż     ********             |          ******               |
    |      ****    |     **************         |        ******                 |
    |     ****     |    *****************       |     ******                    |
    |     *?*?     |   *****         *****       \  *****                       |
    |     ****     |   ****            **** Coins | *****                       |
    |     ****     |   *****   \_       ****  X6  |  ****   _______      _______|
    |     ****  /\ |    *****    \_      ****?    |  **** Coins X5              |
    |     **** /||\|      ****     \_     ****  3  \  ****                      |
    |     ####  || |       ****      \_   ****      |   ****                    |
    |     ****  || |        ****       \   ****     |    ****                   |
    |     ****  || |         ****       |  ****     |     *****                 |
    |     ****     |          ****      |  ****      \     *****                |
    |     ****     |          ****      |   ****      \     ****                |
    |     ****     |          **** Coins|   ****       \    *****               |
    |     ****     |           **** X6  |   ****        \   *****               |
    |     ****     |           ****     |   ****         |   *****              |
    |     ****     |           ****     |    **** Coins  |    *****             |
    |     ****      \_         ****     |    ****   X6        ******            |
    |    ****         \_       ****     |    *****         2  ****** Coins X8   |
    |    *****          \_ 4   *****    |    *******          ********          |
    |    ********         \    *****    |     *********     ***********         |
    |    **********           *****     |      ***********************          |
    |     ************** **********     |       ********************            |
    |       *********************       |        *****************              |
    |          ******** *******         |          *************                |
    |                                   |              ******                   |
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom, use it here and go between the break in the wall
    to get a nice shortcut.
    
    2) Perform a nice power-slide here to get a mini-boost.
    
    3) To the right (driver's perspective) is a solitary item block.  You should
    attempt to collect it on each lap.
    
    4) Perform a nice power-slide here to get a mini-boost.
    
    =================
    c. Ghost Valley 1                                                  mksc_10003
    =================
    
    This is the Ghost Valley course in the extra tracks.  Just like Mario Circuit
    1 and Donut Plains 1, this course is very simple in nature.  There are 50
    coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ___________________________                     ___________________________
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                   /ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                 /oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\_______________/ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\ooooooooooooooooooooooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|
    |oooo|                    \ooooooooooooooooooooooo/            Coins X5 |ooo|
    |JJJJ|                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                      |???|
    |oooo|                                                                  |ooo|
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo Coins X12                                                          ooo
     ?oo?                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                               /\   ooo
     oooo                                                              /||\  ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ###
     oooo Coins X6                                                      ||   ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
    |oooo|                                                                   ooo
    |oooo| Coins X5                                                          ooo
    |ooooo\____________       _______________  2                            oooo
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ooooo|                            |ooo|
       1                                 |ooooo|                            |ooo|
                                 Coins X6|ooooo| Coins X6                   |ooo|
                                         |oooooo\__________________________/oooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) After you make this turn, use a mushroom and hit the jump plate.  After
    you hit the jump plate turn to the left side (driver's perspective) and you
    will fly over the gap and land on the platform near strategy tip #2.  This is
    an excellent shortcut.  You must boost near the location of strategy tip #1.
    If your kart is too close to the jump plate you will not attain enough speed
    from the mushroom to make it over the gap.
    
    2) It is possible to make this shortcut without a mushroom.  However, it is
    very difficult.  If you have a star, drive towards the gap and hop with R to
    make it over.  The extra speed of the star should give you enough velocity
    jump over the gap if you time it right.  It is also possible to jump this gap
    without and items at all.  Use Bowser, Wario or Donkey Kong.  Those
    characters can attain speeds that allow you to make the gap.
    
    ==================
    d. Bowser Castle 1                                                 mksc_10004
    ==================
    
    This course is more challenging then the other courses in the Extra Mushroom
    Cup.  There are a couple of areas on this track where you can attain a min-
    boost from a power-slide.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this
    level.
    
    Map
    ---
         _______________________________________________________________________
        |                                                 ?                     |
        |                                                 ?                     |
        |    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|    |
        |    |  Coins X12          Coins X10     Coins X12                 |    |
        |    |                                                             |    |
        |    |                                                             |    |
        |    | 1                                                           |    |
        |    |                                                             |    |
        |    |                  _____________________                      |    |
     ___|    |___              |                     |                     |    |
    |            |             |                     |                     |    |
    |            |             |                     |                     |    |
     ŻŻŻ|    |ŻŻŻ              |                     |                     |    |
        |    |                 |                     |                     |    |
     ___|    |___              |    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|    |                     |    |
    |            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
    |            |             |    |    3      |    |                     |    |
     ŻŻŻ|    |ŻŻŻ              |    |           |    |                     |    |
        |    |                 |    |           |    |                     |    |
     ___|    |___              |    |           |    |                     |    |
    |            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
    |            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
     ŻŻŻ|    |ŻŻŻ               ŻŻŻŻ            |    |                     |    |
        |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
     ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
    |            |             |    |            ____                      |    |
    |            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
     ŻŻŻ|    |ŻŻŻ               ŻŻŻŻ            |    |                     |    |
        |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
     ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
    |            |             |    |            ____                      |####|
    |            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
     ŻŻŻ|    |ŻŻŻ               ŻŻŻŻ            |    |                   4 |    |
        |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
     ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
    |            |     2       |    |            ____                      |    |
    |            |_____________|    |           |    |        Coins X8     |    |
    |                               |           |    |_____________________|    |
    |                               |           |                               |
    |                     ?         |           |                               |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                                              Coins X8
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This straightaway is a good place to use a mushroom if you have one.
    
    2) You can attain a mini-boost by power-sliding though this 180° hairpin.
    One should make a wide turn to acquire the item which is located to the far
    right (driver's perspective).
    
    3) This hairpin is a good place to get a power-slide mini-boost.
    
    4) This straightaway is a good place to use a mushroom if you have one.
    
    =============================================================================
    11.  Extra Flower Cup                                              mksc_11000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the extra mushroom cup are Mario Circuit 1, Donut Plains
    1, Ghost Valley 1 and Bowser Castle 1.
    
    ==================
    a. Mario Circuit 2                                                 mksc_11001
    ==================
    
    Mario Circuit 2 is much more challenging then Mario Circuit 1.  This track
    contains a nice shortcut.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this
    level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ___________________________________________________
    |                                                   |
    |             Coins X4        Coins X4     Coins X5 |
    |     *****************?********************** 2    |
    |    ******************?***********************     |
    |    ****           Coins X4         Coins ****     |_______________________
    |    ***                               X4   ***                             |
    |    ***                                    **** Coins X5                   |
    |    ***                                    *********************           |
    |    ***                                     *********************          |
    |    *** Coins X6                                 1            ***    /\    |
    |    ***     _________________________________________         ***   /||\   |
    |    ***                                         |    |        ###    ||    |
    |    ***                         ********        |    |        ***    ||    |
    |    ***                       ************      |    |        ***    ||    |
    |    ***                    **** Coins ****      |    |        ***          |
    |    ***                 ****      X5   ***      |    |        ***          |
    |    **** Coins X5    ****          ___ ***      |    |        ***          |
    |     *****************            |   |***      |    |        ***          |
    |       ************               |  4|***      |    |        ***          |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|***|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ        ****          |
    |      *****************************ZZJ|***|**********************          |
    |     ******************************ZZJ|***|*********************           |
    |    *****          ___________________|***|________________________________|
    |   ****       —————                    ***    |
    |   ****  —————       Coins X8         ****    |
    |   *****       ***************************    |
    |   **************************************     |
    |     **********?  3                           |
    |______________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star you can cut across the dirt path.  If you
    perform this shortcut, you will miss the item.
    
    2) This straightaway contains the majority of the coins in this level.
    
    3) There is a solitary item to the left (driver's perspective).  You should
    pick it up on every lap.
    
    4) There is an opportunity here for an excellent shortcut.  You must have a
    mushroom to perform this shortcut.  As you approach the zippers and jump
    plates, use a boost.  Once you are in the air, turn left (driver's
    perspective) you will land close to the finish line.
    
    =================
    b. Choco Island 1                                                  mksc_11002
    =================
    
    Choco Island 1 does not contain any challenging turns but there are tons of
    speed bumps everywhere.  There are 50 coins that can be collected in this
    level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
                                       Coins    oooooooooo
                                         X8  ooooooooooo?ooooo
                                      oooooooooooooooooo?ooooooo
                                    oooooooooo          oooooooo
                                oooo   oooo              ooooooo
                            oooo      Coins X4          oooooo
                        oooo                          ooooo
                    oooo                            ooooo
                  oooo                              ooooo Coins X10
                  ooo                               ooooo
                  ooo                                 oooo
                 oooo                                   oooo
               ooooo                                      oooo
             ooooo                                          oooo
           oooo                                               oooo   /\
          oooo Coins X8                                        ooo  /||\
          ooo                                                  ###   ||
          ooo                                                  ooo   ||
          ooo                                                  ooo   ||
          ooo                                                  ooo
          ooo                                                  ooo
          ooo                                                  ooo
          ooo              1 ooooooo?oooooo 2                  ooo
          oooo       Coins oooooDDDDDDDDooooo                 oooo
           oooo        X5 oooo            oooo Coins X10    oooo
             oooooooooooooooo Coins X5       ooooooDDDDDDoooooo
               oooooooooooo                    oooooooooooooo
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Mud
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) A row of coins will guide you around the mud puddles.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom or a star, you can cut across the dirt to get
    closer to the finish line.  At strategy point #2 turn left (driver's
    perspective).
    
    =================
    c. Ghost Valley 2                                                  mksc_11003
    =================
    
    Ghost Valley 2 is one of the few tracks were you can pick up three items per
    lap.  One should watch out for the broken corners located in some areas, they
    will case you to fall.  There are a total of 50 coins that can be collected
    in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     _________________________                      2
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|               _______________
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|              |oooo?ooooo?oooo|
    |ooo|         Coins X5|ooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |ooo| Coins X5     |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |oooo\____   ______|ooooooooooooooo|
     ###  /\               oooooooooooooooooooooooo|ŻŻŻ|ooooo|
     ooo /||\              oooooooooooooooooooooooŻ  oooooooo|
     ooo  ||               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  1  oooooooo Coins X6
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                                ooooo
     ooo                                                ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                 Coins X5      |ooooo
     oo?                                ______________/oooooo
    |ooo                            | o ooooooooooooooooooooo
    |ooo                            |ooooooooooooooooooo o o
    |ooo|                           |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     3
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |oooo\__________                |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooo\               |ooo|
    |oooooooooooooooo\__           /oooo| Coins X5
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo o o ooooooooooo
                    \ooooooooooooooooooo
                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can hop this gap if you have a mushroom.  Boost into the gap and hop
    with R just before the gap.
    
    2) The items are located deep in this 180° hairpin.  You will have to make a
    wide power-slide to get the items and keep up with your competitors.
    
    3) Watch out for the broken corners.  You'll fall if you are not cautious.
    
    =================
    d. Donut Plains 2                                                  mksc_11004
    =================
    
    Donut Plains 2 is a course with a lot of 180° hairpins.  Skilled drivers will
    be able to perform mini-boosts on almost every turn.  A total of 50 coins can
    be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
                           *********************************
                       ***************************************** Coins X6
                    *******                 Coins X8          ****
                  ****    Coins X8                             ****
                 ***                                            ***
                 ***                 *************              ***
                 ***               *****************            ?*?
               ****               **** Coins X5  **** Coins X5  ***
             **** Coins X6        ***             ***           ***
           ****                   **** 2          ***           ***
          ****                    ****            ***           ***
          ****                     ***            ***      /\   ***
         *****                     ***            ***     /||\  ***
          ****                      ***          ***       ||   ###
           *****                    ***          ***       ||   ***
              *****                 ***          ***       ||   ***
                 ***** 1            ***          ***            ***
                    *****            ***         ***            ***
                      ****           ?** Coins   ***            ***
                    *****            ***  X6     ***            ***
                 *****               ***         ***            *** 4
               *****                ***           ***           ****
             ******                 ***           ***           ****
            *******               ****            ***   3       ****
            ******** Coins X6   ****              ****         *****
             *********************                 ****************
               *****************                     ************
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are 180° turns here.  You should hop and drift between them.
    
    2) You should get a mini-boost here from a power-slide.
    
    3) You should get a mini-boost here from a power-slide.
    
    4) The homestretch is a good place to use a mushroom.
    
    ============================================================================
    12.  Extra Lightning Cup                                          mksc_12000
    ============================================================================
    
    The four courses in the Extra Lighting Cup are Bowser Castle 2, Mario Circuit
    3, Koopa Beach 1 and Choco Island 2.
    
    ==================
    a. Bowser Castle 2                                                mksc_12001
    ==================
    
    Bowser Castle 2 is a very challenging course.  There are lots of lava pits
    and many difficult turns.
    
    Map
    ---
     ________________________________________________________________
    |    ?                             JLL     JLL                   |
    |    ?                                  JLL                      |
    |   |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |
    |   |    Coins X10  Coins X10  Coins X10                     |   |
    |   |             _______________________________________    |   |
    |   |  /\        |                                       |   |   |
    |   | /||\       |                                       |___|   |
    |###|  ||        |   |ŻŻŻ|   |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                      | Coins X4
    |   |  ||        |   | 1 |   |   Coins X4 |                      |
    |   |  ||        |   |   |   |            |______________________| Coins X4
    |   |            |   |   |___|              Coins X4    Coins X4
    |   |            |   |
    |   |            |   |
    |   |            |   |    ___________________________________
    |   |            |   |   |                                   |
    |   |            |   |   |                                   |
    |   |            |   |___|   |ŻŻ|   |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |ŻŻ|   |
    |   |            |           |__|   |           2 |   |__|   |
    |   |            |                  |             | ?        |
    |   |            |                  |             |          |
    |   |             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ               ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   |
    |   | 3                                                  |   |
    |   |____         ____   ______   _______________________|   |
    |        |  ___   J   |  J     |  J                          |
    |        |  J  |  J   |  ————————————————————                |
    |        |  ŻŻŻ   J   |  J         |   J                     |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ         ŻŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     L = Lava
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Don't turn right (driver's perspective) into this alcove it is a dead end.
    
    2) You may want to turn right (driver's perspective) here to get the only
    item block in the backstretch of the course.  You will have to perform some
    excellent power-turns to do this without losing speed.
    
    ==================
    b. Mario Circuit 3                                                mksc_12002
    ==================
    
    Mario Circuit 3 contains some very sharp turns and zigzags.  There is a total
    of 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ______________________________       ______________________________
    |                              |     |                              |
    |       ************           |     |          ***************     |
    |     ****************         |     |        *******************   | Coins
    |    ****          **** Coins  |_____|       ****             ****  |   X5
    |    ?*?            **** X8                 ****        |ŻŻŻŻ| ***  |
    |    ***  _|ŻŻŻ|     ****                  ****         |    | ***  | Coins
    |    *** |_    |       **********************          _|    | ***  |   X6
    |    ***  _|   |         ****************** Coins X5 _|  ____| ***  |
    |    *** |_    |____________________________________|  _|      ***  |
    | /\ ***  _|    ______________________________________|       ****  |
    |/||\*** |_    |                                    *************   |
    | || ###  _|   |                       ************************     |
    | || *** |_    |       *****************************                |
    | || ***  _|  _|     ******************         ___________|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    *** |_  |      *****  1 __________________|_|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    ***  _| |      ***** Coins X5                                  |
    |    *** |_  |       *******************************************    |
    |    ***  _| |         ******?************************************  | Coins
    |    *** |_  |______________________________________________   **** |   X5
    |    ***   |                                                |   *** |
    |    ***   |         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|      |   *** | Coins
    |    ***   |         |                               |______|   *** |   X5
    |    ***   |___   ___|         **********                       *** |
    |    ***       | | Coins X6 ****************                    *** |
    |    ***       |_|        ******        ******                 **** |
    |    ***                ******      |Ż|   ******              ***** |
    |    ****            *******        |_|   2 *******          ****** |
    |     ********************                    ********************  |
    |       ****************            |Ż|         ****************    |
    |___________________________________| |_____________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This 180° turn is very sharp.  Approach the turn on the right side of the
    road (driver's perspective) and power-slide close to the top of the apex of
    the hairpin.  As you come out of the turn slide to the right of the track
    (driver's perspective) and get the item.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom or a star you should take the shortcut through a
    break in the wall.  You must be careful because the break in the wall is very
    narrow.
    
    ================
    c. Koopa Beach 1                                                  mksc_12003
    ================
    
    Koopa Beach 1 is an exciting course with tons of shortcuts.  There are a
    total of 50 coins that can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                    Coins X8    Coins X5
                     .....     ..... Coins X5
               ...........................
             .............................
           .....        ........      .....    ...
           #####  WWWWW1         WWWW         ....
          ......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW      ....
           .....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ..    ....
            .....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW .?.    ....
           ......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW         .... Coins X5
          ......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     WWW   ..
        .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     WWW
        .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     ..
         .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     ..
           .....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   .....
            ....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW  .....
             ...  WWWWWWWWWWWW         WWWWWWWWWWW  .....
       ....      WWWWWWWWWWWW  ....... Coins X5WWWW  ... Coins X6
       ......   WW Coins X10...............  WWWWWW  ....
        ....       2 .........GGGGGGGGGG....        .......
        ...   ...............GGGGGGGGGG...    .............
         .  ..........GGGGGGGGGGGGGG.....      .........
                 .............?.........        Coins X6
                       .......?......
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     G = Grass     W = Deep Water
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here you can get a shortcut that will quickly send you to the next lap.
    You must have a mushroom to do this shortcut.  Angle your kart towards the
    bottom left corner on the level (map perspective) and boost towards stategy
    point #1.  Once you approach the water, hop with R to get over the water.  If
    you did the secret right, you should advance to the next lap once you pass
    the finish line.
    
    2) You should get this item on every lap.  One should be careful because
    there is a patch of deep water that will cause you must avoid.
    
    3) If you have a mushroom or a star, you can hop this patch of deep water.
    Approach the water and use your item.  You can get a bigger shortcut with a
    mushroom.  If you do this shortcut, you will be unable to acquire a second
    item.
    
    =================
    d. Choco Island 2                                                 mksc_12004
    =================
    
    Choco Island is a course with a lot of narrow roads.  Lighter drivers may
    have problems with this track.  There are a total of 50 coins that can be
    collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ______________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                      |
    |     oooooooooooooooooooooo   Coins X8        ooooooooooooooooooo     |
    |   oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo   |
    |  o?o?o                    ooooooooooooooooooo       ____    oooooo   |
    |  oooo   ________ ______________________________ ___/       oooooo    |
    |  ooooo          |                              |        2 oooooo     |
    |    oooooo Coins |                              | Coins  ooooooo  ____|
    |      oooooo X8  |                              |   X8  oooooDDo      |
    |        oooooo   |                              |      oDDDDooDoo     |
    |         oooooo  |                              |    ooDDDDDDooooo    |
    |___  ____ ooooo  |Coins X5                      |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |           oooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |          ooooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |     1  oooooo   |                              |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |      ooooooo    |Coins X5                      |    ooDDDDDoooDoo    |
    |    oooooo       |                              |      ooDDDDDDDo     |
    |   ooooo   ______|______________________________|        ooDDooo      |
    |   ####   |  /\                                 |_         oooo       |
    |   oooo   | /||\                                  \_       ooo?       |
    |   oooo   |  ||             oooooooooo Coins X5     \     ooooo       |
    |   ooooo  |  || oooooooooooooooooooooooooo      Coins X5 oooooo       |
    |    ooooo     oooooooooooooo          oooooooooooooooooooooooo        |
    |      oooooooooo  Coins X6                oooooooooooooooooo          |
    |         ooooo                                                        |
    |                                                                      |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Mud
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can cut across the gap by going through this break in the wall.  Use a
    mushroom or a star.  If you got a boost from the starting line, you may be
    able to get the shortcut as well.
    
    2) Using a mushroom boost through the mud is a good idea.
    
    =============================================================================
    13.  Extra Star Cup                                                mksc_13000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four tracks in the Extra Star Cup are Vanilla Lake 1, Bowser Castle 3,
    Mario Circuit 4 and Donut Plains 3.  There are a total of 50 coins that can
    be collected in this level.
    
    =================
    a. Vanilla Lake 1                                                 mksc_13001
    =================
    
    Vanilla Lake 1 is a very challenging course.  The ice will cause your kart to
    slip.
    
    Map
    ---
                   ____________________________________________________________
                  |                                                            |
     _____________|                                 **   ***                   |
    |                                             ***********                  |
    |                         ****  *****      *****************               |
    |                *********************?********************D**             |
    |              ***********************?*********************D******        |
    |             ******    ***    *   ********   *****       **********       |
    |             *****     Coins X6              Coins X6      ******         |
    |             *****   _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|        **********       |
    |             *****  |                           |           ****          |
    |              ****  |                           |            **  Coins X5 |
    |             ****   |                           |         ******          |
    |           ******   |                           |        **********       |
    |          *DD*****  |  /\                       |         *******         |
    |          *DD****** | /||\                      |          ******         |
    |           *******  |  ||                       |_ _______1 ****  ________|
    |           #######  |  ||                         |         **** Coins X5 |
    |_________   *****   |  ||                         |      **********       |
    |           *******  |                             |Coins****DDDD**** Coins|
    |          ********* |        _____________________|  X6 ****DDDD****  X6  |
    |          ******** 4|_______|         |                  ****DD****       |
    |       ************ Coins X5          |                  2 *******        |
    |       ************   ******          |  Coins X6       ******            |
    |     ****W********   ****DD***  ______| ******     *********              |
    |      **WWW*************DDD***************WWWW************                |
    |       *WWWW*******************************W*W***********                 |
    |      ***WWWW*W**W*WW******     ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*****?********                     |
    |        ***WWWWWWWW***             3  |                                   |
    |           **W*W*W*                   |                                   |
    |             ***                      |                                   |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Snow     W = Deep Water
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are ice blocks here.  If you hit them, you will stop for a second.
    
    2) There are more ice blocks here.  They are aligned in a straight line.
    
    3) Here there are ice blocks scattered in this narrow path.  There is a good
    chance that you'll hit a few blocks no matter what you do.
    
    4) This is the only good place to use mushroom boost.
    
    ==================
    b. Bowser Castle 3                                                 mksc_13002
    ==================
    
    Bowser Castle 3 is a challenging course with narrow stretches.  A total of 50
    coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
       Coins X4   Coins X4
     _____________________   _____   ______________                  ___________
    |                     |  J    |  J             |________________|           |
    |                     |  J    |  J                                          |
    |                     |  J    |  J             |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|           |
    |             |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ 1 ŻŻŻŻŻ   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ   Coins X16      ŻŻŻŻŻŻ|    |
    |             |                     Coins X10                          |    |
    |             | Coins X8      ________________________                 |    |
    |             |              |                        |                |    |
    |             |              |                        |                |    |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|     |              |                      | | 4         /\   |    |
            |JJJJJ| 2            |                    | | |          /||\  |####|
          ___________            | |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| | | |           ||   |    |
         |     |  ?  |           | |                | | | |           ||   |    |
         |     |JJJJJ|           | |                | | | |           ||   |    |
         |JJJJJ| _____           | |                | | | |                |    |
                |     |          | |                | | | |                |    |
        _____   |JJJJJ|          | |                | | | |                |    |
       |     |                   | |                | | | |                |    |
       |  ?  | 3 _____           | |                | | | |                |    |
       |JJJJJ|  |     |          | |                | | | |                |    |
      __________|  JJJ|          | |                | | | |       Coins X8 |    |
     |       |    |___           | |                | | | |             ___|    |
     |JJJJJJJ|    |   |          | |_               | | | |            |        |
      _______| ?  |JJJ|          |   |              | | | |            |        |
     |       |    |              |   |              | | | |            |     |ŻŻ
     |JJJJJJJ|JJJJ|  ____        |   |              | |J| |          5 |     |
                    |    |       |   |              | | | |            |     |
       ___________  |    |       |   |              | |J| |____________|     |
      |           |_|    |       |   |              | |?|                    |
      |                  |_______|   |              | |                      |
      |                              |              |                        |
      |                              |              |                        |
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This area of the course has a lot of coins.  If you are going for a good
    ranking in Grand Prix mode make sure to pick up these coins.
    
    2) Take the left path (driver's perspective) to get an item.
    
    3) Here take the right path to get another item.
    
    4) When coming out of this 180° turn, the path splits into three.  Take the
    middle path to acquire an item.
    
    5) This is a good place to use mushroom boost.
    
    ==================
    c. Mario Circuit 4                                                 mksc_13003
    ==================
    
    Mario Circuit 4 is a course with a lot of tight turns and a little shortcut.
    A total of 50 coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
       __________________________________   ___________________________________
      |                                  | |                                   |
      |      ********************        | |              **********           |
      |    *********************** Coins | |          ******************       |
      |   ****  Coins X5        **** X5  | |        **********************     |
      |   ***    _|Ż|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  ****     | |       *****      Coins X6*****    |
      |   ***   |   |         ****       | |      ****          ____    ****   |
      |   ***   |   |       ****         | |      ***         _|    |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |     ****           | |      ***        |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             | |     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             |_|     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    **** Coins X5          ****         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |___|    **************?***********          |      | /\ ***   |
      |   *** Coins |     *************?*********            |      |/||\***   |
      |   **** X12   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| || ###   |
      |   *************************************************  1      | || ***   |
      |    *************************************************        | || ***   |
      |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻ|  *****        |    ***   |
      |                *********************   ŻŻŻŻŻ   *****        |    ***   |
      |             ****************************************        |    ***   |
      |           ***         Coins X12     ***************         |    ***   |
      |         ***         ———ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ***   |
      |        ***    ———ŻŻŻ       ***********                          ****   |
      |       ***  ŻŻŻ       ************************                  ****    |
      |       *********************?    |     ****************************     |
      |  Coins **************   2                    ******************        |
      |     X5                          |                                      |
      |                                 |                                      |
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is one of the tightest hairpin turns in the game.  A power-slide is
    the only practical approach to handling this turn.
    
    2) There are two options here.  If you have a mushroom, boost through the
    break in the wall.  However, if you don't have a mushroom, collect the item.
    
    =================
    d. Donut Plains 3                                                  mksc_13004
    =================
    
    Donut Plains 3 is the most difficult course in the game.  However this course
    has a great shortcut.  A total of 50 coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ______________________________________________________________
    |                                                              |
    |                            WWWWWW                            |
    |         Coins X6          WWWWWWWWWW                         |
    |        ooooooooooo       WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     Coins X5       |
    | Coins oooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooo?oooooo  Coins  |
    |   X5  ooo      ooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWWxxxooo?oooooooooo X5  |
    |       ooo             1  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW          oooooo    |
    |       ooo        WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW    oooo     |
    |      ooo   WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW  ooooo    |
    |     ooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW oooooo    |
    |    ooo  WWWWWW________________________WWWWWWWWWWWW oooooo    |
    | /\ ooo  WWWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   ooooo    |
    |/||\oooo  WWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW2WWWWWWWW   oooo     |
    | || #####   WW|WWWWWW  ooooooooooxxxxWWJxxxxxxxxxxxooooo      |
    | || oooooo   W|WWWWW  oooooooooooxxxxWWJxxxxxxxxxxxoooo       |
    | || oooooo   W|WWWWW  oooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW            |
    |     oooooo  W|WWWW  ooooo W_________WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW          |
    |    oooooo   W|WWWW  ooooo WWWWWWWWWW|________________________|
    |    oooooo   W|WWWWW  ooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   |
    |     oooooo  W|WWWWWWW  oooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW |
    |     oooooo  W|WWWWWWWWW  oooooo WWCoins X6WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW |
    |    oooooo   W|WWWWWWWWWW     ooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   |
    |    oooooo  WW|____________WWW    oo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     |
    |     ooooooWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWW|WWWWWW  oooooooooo  WWWWWWW       |
    |    oooooo    |     ooooo  |_WWWWWWWWWWWWoooooooooooo         |
    |    oooooo    |   ooooooooo W|_________________WWoooooo       |
    |     oooooo   |  oooo   oooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWoooooo Coins |
    |     oooooo   | oooo  |  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo   X5   |
    |     ooooooo  | oooo  | 3  ooooooo?oooooooooooooooooo         |
    |      ooooooo  ooooo  |                          Coins X5     |
    |       oooooooooooo   |                                       |
    |         ooooooooCoins|X8                                     |
    |______________________|_______________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     W = Deep Water     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There is a break in the wooden bridge.  Stay to the left (driver's
    perspective) so that you don't fall in the water.
    
    2) This is one of the biggest shortcuts in the game.  As you approach the
    jump plate use a mushroom.  You use the mushroom when your kart is on the
    wooden bridge.  As you hit the jump plate turn slightly to the left (driver's
    perspective).  You should land just before the finish line.  This shortcut
    will cut your lap time in half.
    
    3) As you enter the zigzag, hug the corners of the hairpin turns.  You will
    gain a significant amount on your competitors
    
    =============================================================================
    14.  Extra Special Cup                                             mksc_14000
    =============================================================================
    
    The four courses in the Extra Special Cup are Koopa Beach 2, Ghost Valley 3,
    Vanilla Lake 2 and Rainbow Road.
    
    ================
    a. Koopa Beach 2                                                   mksc_14001
    ================
    
    Koopa Beach 2 has an unorthodox design.  There are a total of 50 coins that
    can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                    Coins X8         Coins     Coins
                .......         ....... X5   .... X5
    Coins X5 ..................?.....................
           ....................?.......................
    Coins...............GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.............
      X5 .......|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|GG.............     /\
          ......|                         Ż|G.............   /||\
     Coins  ....|___________________       |G##############   ||
       X5     .....    WWWWWW  .....|      |G..............   ||
                        WWWWW    ...|      |GG................||
        1   WWWW   WW    WWW     ...|      |GG...................
           WWWWW   WW    WWW    ....|      |GG..................
            WWWW         WWW  ......|      |GG.................
             WW         WWW    .....|      |GGG..........G........
                  WWW   WWW     ....|      |GGG..........GG.......
            ...  WWWWW         .....|      |GGG..........GG.....
           ..?.   WWW         ......|      |GGG..........GGG....
       WW   ..          WW   ......G|      |GG...........GGG....
       WW               WW   ......G|      |GGGG........GGGG.....
           WW    WW          ......G|       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|GG.....
          WWWW   WW          .....GG|                    |GG......
           WWW        .....   ...GGG|                    |GG......
            W       ............GG__|____________________|GG.....
                   ...........G__/GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG...GGGGGGGG.....
       WWW          .......G__/GGGGGGGGGGGGG.............GG.....
       WWW       .......G__/GGGGGGGGGGGGGG........ ...........  3
             ........G__/GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.........   ........
           ........GG/GGGGGGGGGGGGG..........          Coins X6
           .........GGGGGGGGGGGG.........
             .......................... Coins X6
               ....................
                   ..   2  ..... Coins X5
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     W = Deep Water     G = Grass
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The backstretch of this course has shallow water with scattered patches of
    deep water.  Your kart will sink in the deep water.  On the right (driver's
    perspective) of the backstretch is a solitary island that contains an item
    block.  The left side (driver's perspective) is a little shorter but does not
    contain an item.  More often then not, you will want to get the item.  If you
    find yourself about to fall in deep water, you should attempt to hop over the
    pit.
    
    2) This is a good location to use a mushroom boost.
    
    3) Yet another good location to use a mushroom.
    
    =================
    b. Ghost Valley 3                                                  mksc_14002
    =================
    
    Ghost Valley 3 is a difficult course with a lot of tricky turns and pits.  A
    total of 50 coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
     ________          1                                    ______
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooo?ooJooooooooooo   oooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooo?ooJoooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooooooooo   oooooooooo?ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|ŻŻ                                              ŻŻŻ|ooooo|
     ooo   /\                                       ooo  ___|ooooo|
    |###| /||\                                      oooooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                       oooooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                       oooooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                   oooooooo ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ooo       Coins    Coins X5                oooooooo
     ooo        X5|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     ooo          |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     ooo          |oooooo/ŻŻŻ
     ooo          |ooooo|
     ooo     Coins|ooooo|Coins X5
     ooo        X5|oooooo\__
     ooo          |oooooooooooooo
     ooo 4          o ooooooooooooo                     2
     ooo              ŻŻŻŻŻŻ    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo Coins X10                oooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo                           ooooooooooo   oooooooooooooooo| Coins X5
    |ooooooooooo                                    Coins X5oooooo|
    |ooooooooooooo                                          oooooo|
              ooooooooo                                     oooooo|
                ooooooooo                           Coins X5oooooo|
                     ooooooooo  ooooooooooooooooooooo   oooooooooo| Coins X5
                       oooooooooooooo   oooJo?oooooo   ooooooooooo|
                         ooooooooooooooooooJoooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                            3              ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom you can get huge short cut off of the jump plate.
    About one second after you come out of the previous 90° turn, use your
    mushroom and approach the jump plate.  Just before you hit the jumper, begin
    to turn you kart to the right (driver's perspective).  Continue to turn to
    the right when your kart airborne.  The momentum of the mushroom should
    launch your kart across the gap onto the track.  As you land on the track,
    your momentum will most likely cause you to hit it and then fall over the
    edge.  To prevent this from occurring, hit the breaks as you land.
    
    2) This turn is a good place to power-slide and get a mini-boost.
    
    3) A solitary item block is located here.  One should get this item block
    every time.  Also, one must be weary of the pit that is located just ahead of
    the jump plate.
    
    =================
    c. Vanilla Lake 2                                                  mksc_14003
    =================
    
    This is a very challenging course.  They are ice blocks almost everywhere and
    plenty of deep water.  There are however, several small shortcuts to help you
    out.  A total of 50 coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
                  __________________________________________________
                 |                                                  |
                 |                                  ***             |
           ______|                                ***********       |______
          |              ******       *****   *****************            |
          |          ***************************************DD***          |
          |        ******************************************DD***         |
          |        *******************************DD**W************        |
          |        ***********W******************WD*WW***********          |
          |         *********WWWW******W*******WWWWWW**W**********         |
          |          ********WWWWWW**WWWWW***WWWWWWWWWW***********         |
          |        **********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*WWWWWWWWWWW*********          |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /\  |
          |      ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /||\ |
          |     ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW#########     ||  |
          |     *********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********    ||  |
          |      *******WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********   ||  |
          |       *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |      1 *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       ********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*****WWWWW**WW**WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |        ********W**WWWWWWWWWW***WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |        *******WWWW**WWWWWWW*******WWWWWWW*WD*DDD******         |
          |       *******WW2WWWWW*W*W**W********WWWWW*****DD****           |
          |      *******WWWWWW**D**W*W**W**|*****WWW**********             |
          |      ******WW*WWW*******W*W*W**|******W**********              |
          |       ****W*****W**********W**DDD************ 3                |
          |        *************** *******D|DD********                     |
          |         ************           |   ****                  ______|
          |          ********              |                        |
          |                                |                        |
          |                                |                        |
           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     W = Deep Water     D = Snow
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This area of the track contains a lot of ice blocks.  It will take quite a
    while to get through if you collide with the blocks.  Fortunately, the blocks
    are placed in an organized manner and there are spaces where it is possible
    to fit your kart right between the barriers.
    
    2) There are a lot of small islands in this area.  It is possible to hop from
    island to island cutting across a large part of the lake for a nice shortcut.
    If you do not hop from island to island, you will be taking a longer and much
    slower lap.  It should be noted that the two most northern islands (map
    perspective) are not practical for the island-hopping shortcut.
    
    3) This area contains a patch of snow that will slow you down.  It also
    contains a large scattered group of ice blocks that will slow you down.  If
    you don't perform the island-hopping shortcut, you will encounter this area.
    
    ===============
    d. Rainbow Road                                                    mksc_14004
    ===============
    
    Rainbow road is a challenging course that contains no barriers meaning that
    your kart can fall off the edge at any time in any location.  A total of 50
    coins can be collected in this level.
    
    Map
    ---
    
               Coins X3                     Coins X3
     Coins X3**********?**************************** 1
            ***********?***************************** Coins X3
            **** Coins X3                 Coins *****
            ***                               X3 ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***                                  ****
            ***            Coins X3   Coins X3  *****
            ###          ****************************
            ***         ****************************
            ***         ***** Coins X3     Coins X3
            ***         **** 2
            ***         ****
            ***         ****
            ***         *****     Coins X6        Coins X6         3
            ***         *******************************************
            ***          *******************************************
            ***                                                 ****
            ***                                                  ***
            ***                                                  ***
            *** 5       **********                               ***
            ****      ******?******* 4                          ****
            ************          **********************************
             *********** Coins X8 *********************************
                      **************
                        **********
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) One should power-slide into this turn.
    
    2) It is possible to power-slide through this entire 180° turn and come out
    with a mini-boost.
    
    3) This turn is much tighter then the others.  While it is possible to
    successfully pull off a power-slide, it is very difficult.
    
    4) Here the path splits into two.  The right side (driver's perspective)
    contains an item block while the left side (driver's perspective) contains
    eight coins.  The turn into the homestretch is easier to make if the left
    side is taken.  More often then not, you will want to take the right path.
    
    5) The homestretch is the only place where it makes sense to use a mushroom.
    
    ================
    15.  Battle Mode                                                   mksc_15000
    ================
    
    The four battle mode courses are not racetracks; they are tailored for battle
    mode.  They do not contain a finish line, they do not have coins and there
    are several item blocks.  The courses have creative names, Battle Course 1,
    Battle Course 2, Battle Course 3 and Battle Course 4.
    
    ==================
    a. Battle Course 1                                                 mksc_15001
    ==================
    
    Battle Course 1 is the simplest of all the battle courses.  Its design is
    based in the different "raceway" courses.
    
    Map
    ---
            _____________________________________________________________
           |                                                             |
           |                                                             |
           |                                                             |
           |       _________________      ?      _________________       |
           |      |                                               |      |
           |      |                                               |      |
           |      |                                               |      |
           |      |       __________             __________       |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
           |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
           |      ?                   DDDD?DDDD                   ?      |
           |                          DDDDDDDDD                 2        |
           |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
           |      |      |                     1           |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |                                 |      |      |
           |      |      |__________             __________|      |      |
           |      |                                               |      |
           |      |                                               |      |
           |      |                 3                             |      |
           |      |_________________             _________________|      |
           |                              ?                              |
           |                                                             |
           |                                                             |
           |_____________________________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    ? = Item     D = Dirt
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The centre of the course contains an item block.  Make sure to get a good
    boost off of the starting line to get the item before anyone else does.
    
    2) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks.
    There, opponents are more likely to hit them.
    
    3) The best strategy to avoid red shells is to keep an item on your tail.
    The second best strategy is to turn sharply near walls.  There is a remote
    chance the red shell will hit the wall instead of your character.
    
    ==================
    b. Battle Course 2                                                 mksc_15002
    ==================
    
    Battle Course 2 contains a lot of interesting elements such as jump plates
    and a metal grating floor.  This battle course is based on "Bowser Castle"
    courses.
    
    Map
    ---
            _____________________________________________________________
           |                            2    |JJ                         |
           |   ?                          ?  |JJ                     ?   |
           |                                 |JJ                         |
           |      _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_      |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_      |
           |     |                     |     |                     |     |
           |     |                     |     |                     |     |
           |     |                     |     |                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     | 3                   |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |JJJJJ|                  1 _|xxxxx|_                   _|     |
           |JJJJJ|___________________|xxxxxxxxx|_________________|       |
           |ŻŻŻŻŻ         xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx              |
           |  ?           xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx           ?  |
           |              xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         _____|
           |      _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|xxxxxxxxx|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|JJJJJ|
           |     |                    Ż|xxxxx|Ż                    |JJJJJ|
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
           |     |                     |     |                     |     |
           |     |                     |     |                     |     |
           |     |_                    |     |_                   _|     |
           |       |___________________|       |_________________|       |
           |                         JJ|                                 |
           |   ?                     JJ|  ?                          ?   |
           |                         JJ|                                 |
            ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    ? = Item     J = Jump Plate
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The grated middle of this battle course provides excellent camouflage for
    bananas and red shell traps.
    
    2) One of the best locations to place bananas is in close proximity to item
    blocks.  There, opponents are more likely to hit them.
    
    3) Driving over the jump plates and going over the walls is the best was to
    avoid red shell attacks in this level.  One must be careful not to jump off
    the course into the lava pits.  If you fall in the lava pits, you will lose a
    balloon
    
    ==================
    c. Battle Course 3                                                 mksc_15003
    ==================
    
    Battle Course 3 is the most wide-open of all the battle courses.  Each match
    will be frantic and quick.  Its design is based in the different "raceway"
    courses.
    
    Map
    ---
            _____________________________________________________________
           |                                                             |
           |                                                             |
           |                              ?                              |
           |                     _     2           _                     |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |       _____________| |               | |_____________       |
           |      |_______________|               |_______________|      |
           |                       ?   DDDDDDD   ?                       |
           |                         DDDDDDDDDDD                         |
           |                        DDDDDDDDDDDDD                        |
           |   ?                    DDDDDD?DDDDDD                    ?   |
           |                      1 DDDDDDDDDDDDD                        |
           |                         DDDDDDDDDDD                         |
           |       _______________ ?   DDDDDDD   ? _______________       |
           |      |_____________  |               |  _____________|      |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                 3  | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    | |               | |                    |
           |                    |_|               |_|                    |
           |                                                             |
           |                              ?                              |
           |                                                             |
           |_____________________________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    ? = Item     D = Dirt
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The centre of the course contains an item block.  Make sure to get a good
    boost off of the starting line to get the item before anyone else does.
    
    2) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks.
    There, opponents are more likely to hit them.
    
    3) The only real protection from red shells is in the corners of the
    boomerang shaped walls.  Basically, your only real protection from red shells
    in this course is having an item on your tail.
    
    ==================
    d. Battle Course 4                                                 mksc_15004
    ==================
    
    This is the only battle course that contains water.  The design of Battle
    Course 4 is based on the "Yoshi Desert" level.
    
    Map
    ---
            _____________________________________________________________
           |                                                             |
           |       2                                                     |
           |    ?     WWW                                   WWW     ?    |
           |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
           |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
           |        WWWWW                                   WWWWW        |
           |       WWWWW                                     WWWWW       |
           |      WWWWW                                       WWWWW      |
           |     WWWWW                  1                      WWWWW     |
           |     WWWWW                    ?                    WWWWW     |
           |      WWW                                           WWW      |
           |                                                             |
           |                           WWWWWWW                           |
           |                         WWWWWWWWWWW                         |
           |                        WWWWWWWWWWWWW                        |
           |            ?           WWWWWWWWWWWWW           ?            |
           |                        WWWWWWWWWWWWW                        |
           |                         WWWWWWWWWWW                         |
           |                           WWWWWWW                           |
           |                         3                                   |
           |      WWW                                           WWW      |
           |     WWWWW                    ?                    WWWWW     |
           |     WWWWW                                         WWWWW     |
           |      WWWWW                                       WWWWW      |
           |       WWWWW                                     WWWWW       |
           |        WWWWW                                   WWWWW        |
           |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
           |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
           |    ?     WWW                                   WWW     ?    |
           |                                                             |
           |_____________________________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    ? = Item     W = Deep Water
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks.
    There, opponents are more likely to hit them.
    
    2) The corners of the level are very narrow.  Place bananas and red shells in
    the corners to get your enemies.
    
    3) The water in this course provides for some interesting game play.  If you
    fall in the water you will lose a balloon.  The water can be very useful for
    getting red shells of your back.  If a red shell is on your tail, hop over
    the edges of the water negate its threat.  Also, if your opponent falls into
    the water camp around the shoreline with a red shell and wait for Lakitu to
    fish him/her out.
    
    =============================================================================
    16.  Super Circuit Shortcut Guide                                  mksc_16000
    =============================================================================
    
    ================
    a. Peach Circuit                                                   mksc_16001
    ================
    
                          ***********
                       ***************
                     ********     ****
                    *******        ***
                   *M***           ***
                 ****              ***   /\
               ?*?                 ***  /||\
             *** Coins X10         ***   ||
           ***                     ###   ||
         ***                       ***   ||
        ***                        ***
       *** Coins X5                ***
       ***                         ***
        ***                        *** Coins X5
         *** Coins X5              ***
         ***                       ***
        ***                        *M**              ************
       ***                         *************************M*****
      ***                           ******************************
     ***                                                      ****
     ***                                                      ***
      ***                                                   ***
       ***                                                *** Coins X5
        ***                                             ***
         ***                            Coins X15     ***
          ***              ***************?************
           ***            *****M**********?**********
            ***         ***
            ***       ***
          1 *M@     @**
            ***@@@@@*
            ********
             ******
               Coins X5
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can use a mushroom here and cut across the grass to get a tiny short
    cut.
    
    ================
    b. Shy Guy Beach                                                   mksc_16002
    ================
                              Item Block X3
                       ......... Coins X3 ...
              ....  J.............?.......................K
            .K...  J...DDTDDDD....?................T.........
           ......     T.DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@@@@  1 ....K
           ....   ..$ 2 MDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@        .....
           .....  .$.K   @@DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@          ....
            K...  $          @@DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@            .... Coins X5
                 $ Coins X16     @@@@@@@@                 .....
            ... $                                         T...
           K...$                                           ...
           ...
         ...                                              ...T
        ....                                             .....
        K..                                             ....... Coins X9
        ..                                             .........
                                                         .......
       ..                                                ......
      .?                                                  ......     /\
       ..                                                  .....    /||\
       ..                                                  #####     ||
      .?                                                    .....    ||
       ..                                                    .....   ||
                                                             .....
      ...                                                   ......
      ...                                          .......U.......
       ....                              ............DDDD.....DDDD.
       .....            .T         ........DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...DDDD.
        ........J.  ........... ......DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD....DDD.
         .......J   ...............?...DDDD.....................
              ..                ...?....................U.....
           Coins X6                 Coins X8 ..............
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     D = Dirt
    T = Tree            J = Jump Plate     U = Umbrella                K = Crab
    @ = Shortcut Path   $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Take the narrow path on the left (driver's perspective); it will lead to a
    short cut.
    
    2) Use a mushroom to boost across the small island.  This shortcut will shave
    off about one second.
    
    =================
    c. Riverside Park                                                  mksc_16003
    =================
    
       ***                                ****
     *******                            ********
    ***    *** Coins X10              ***     ***
    ***      ***                     ***      ZZZ
      ?*?      ***                  ***       JJJ
        ***      ***              ***
          ***      ****         ***
            ***      ************  @          ***
              ***      ********     @@        ***
              ***     Coins X8      1@@       **Z
         /\   ***                      @      ??? Coins X5
        /||\  ###         Coins X6 *****      ***
         ||   ***               ***   ***     ***
         ||   ***   Coins X6 ***        ***  ****
         ||   ***          ***          $ ******
              ***          ***         $   ****
              ***             ***     $ 2
              ***                *** $
              *** Coins X9         ***
              ***                    ***
              ***                      ***
              ***                        ***
     ***************************           ***                     Coins X3
    *****************************            ************************
    ***       JJJ               ***           ************************
    ***       ZZZ                 ***                             *** Coins X3
    ***       *M*                   ***                         ***
    *************                     ***                     ***
     ***********                        ***                 ***
                                          ***             ***
                                            ***         ***
                                              ***     ???
                                                *******
                                                  ***
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You will see a small wooded platform that leads off the track.  Boost off
    it with a mushroom and then jump with the R button.  If you did it just right
    you will go over the wall and get a nice shortcut.  This is an extremely
    difficult shortcut to get.  Only the best Mario Kart players will be able to
    get this shortcut consistently.
    
    2) Here there is a little path of shallow water.  Drive through it to get a
    shortcut.
    
    ================
    d. Mario Circuit                                                   mksc_16004
    ================
    
        oooo
      oooooooo
     ooo      oooo Coins X6
     ooo         oooo
      oooo          oooo
         oMoo          oooo                     ooooooooooo
            oooo          o??o                ooooooooooooooo
               oooo          oooo          oooo           oooo
       Coins X5   oooo          oMoo    oooo               ooo
                     oooo          ooooooo                 ooo
                        oooo           Coins X9            ooo
                           oooo                            ooo
                             ooo Coins X5                  ooo
                             ooo                           ooo      /\
                            ooo                            ooo     /||\
                         ooo                               ###      ||
                      ooo                                  oooo     ||
                   oooo                                    ooo @    ||
                oooo?                                      ooo  Z
              ooo                                          ooo  @ Coins X8
              ooo                                          ooo  @
                ooo                                        ooo  @
                   oooo                                    ooo @
                       o??o                                 oo@
                          oooo                               @oo
                             ooo                 Coins X6   @ ooo
                               ooo             oooooo      @  ooo
                                 oooo    ooooooo    oooM 1@  oooo
                                   oooooooo            ooooooooo
                                      ooo                 oooo
                                        Coins X6
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is the best place to use a mushroom.  Boost here and cut across the
    grass then go on the small road with the zipper and coins.
    
    ===========
    e. Boo Lake                                                        mksc_16005
    ===========
     _____________      ___________      ______________________
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooZoZooZJ      oZoooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooooZooZJ      oZooZooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|oooo|
    |oooo                                                 |oooo|
    |ooo|                                                 |oooo|
    |ooo|                                                /oooo/
    |ooo|                                               /ooo @
    |ooo|                                              |ooo| @ 1
     ooo                                               |oMo| @
     ooo|                                            2 |o$o| @
     ooo|  /\                                        __|o$o|_@
     ooo  /||\                                      |oooo$oooo|
     ###   ||                                       |oooJJJooo|
    |ooo   ||                Coins X5               |ooo $ ooo|
    |ooo   ||              ___________     Coins X5 |ooo $ ooo| Coins X10
     ooo                  |ooooooooooo|             |ooo $ ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooooooooooo|             |ooo $ ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo/ŻŻŻ|ooo|             |oooo$oooo|
    |ooo                  |ooo|   |ooo\              ŻŻ|ooo|ŻŻ
    |ooo                  |ooo&&&&&&ooo\_ 3            |???|
      oo         Coins X6 |oo|       \o??\_             \ooo\
     Joo|                 |oo|        Ż\ooo\_            \ooo\
    |ooo                  |oo|          Ż\ooo\_           \ooo\
    |oo  Coins X5         |oo|            Ż\ooo\_          \ooo\_______________
     ooJ                  |oo|              Ż\ooo\_         \oooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                ŻŻ\oo          \ooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                   Ż\oo         ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻooooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo\                    |ooo\_                  oooo|
     ooo                   \ooo\                    Ż\ooo\_                |ooo|
    |ooo                    \ooo\                     Ż\ooo\_              |ooo|
    |ooo Coins X5            \ooo\                      Ż\ooo\_  Coins X14 |ooo|
     ooo                      \ooo\                       Ż\ooo\_          |ooo|
      oo                       \ooo|                        Ż\ooo\_        |ooo|
     Joo                        ooo|                          Ż\ooo\_      |ooo|
    |oMo|                       ooo|                            Ż\ooo\_    |ooo|
    |ooo|                       ooo|                              Ż\ooo\   oooo|
    |ooo|                      ooo/                                 Ż\oMooooooo|
    |ooo\                     ooo                                    |ooooooooo|
     \ooo\                   ???                                     |ooooooooo|
      \ooo\                /ooo/                                      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
       \ooo\______________/ooo
        \oooooooooooooooooooo/
         \oooooooooooooooooo/
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path    & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) As the path goes right (driver's perspective) there is a little invisible
    bridge to the right (driver's perspective).  It will probably take some time
    to master this shortcut.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom boost before the path splits in two.  You will
    bounce off the jump plate and get a nice shortcut.
    
    3) Go left (driver's perspective) here to get a small shortcut.
    
    ==============
    f. Cheese Land                                                     mksc_16006
    ==============
     __________________                                _________________________
    |    ************  |                              |                         |
    |  ****************|                              |                         |
    | *****        ****|                              |       ***********       |
    | **** Coins X5 ***|                              |     ***************     |
    | ****    |ŻŻŻŻ|***| Coins X10 (in straightaway)  |    *****        **** /\ |
    | ****    |____|***|________________              |    ****    |    ****/||\|
    | *****   1 ZJJ|***|                |_ ___________|    ****    |    #### || |
    |  ******M@@ZJJ|***|*********S*     | |               *****    |    **** || |
    |   ********ZJJ|@**|**********S*    | |       *************    |     S***|| |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*@*|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ****    | |      *************     |    ****    |
    |   ***********|**@|JJZ**?******    | |      *****  Coins X5   |   ****     |
    |  ************|*@*|JJZ$$?$$$$$2    | |      ****  |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   ***S     |
    | *****     ___|@$$|________________|_|     *****  |           |    ****    |
    | ****     |JJJ|$***                 **?*******    |           |     ****   |
    | ****     |JJJ|***********************?******     |           |     S***   |
    | *****     ŻŻŻ| *********************             |___________|     ****   |
    |  *********$@ |   Coins X10        |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                  ****   |
    |    *******$@  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ**?*****    3            &&&&&&****     |
    |         ***S                   *****?********        &&&&&&&   ****       |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| ****    Coins X8   ****            **M*&&&&&&&       ****         |
            |  *******************                 ****          ****           |
            |   *********S*****                     ****       **** Coins X6    |
            | Coins X6                               *****   *****              |
             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\     *********    /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                                  \      **S**     /
                                                   \              /
                                                    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      S = Mouser    @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is one of the best shortcuts in the game.  Angle your kart so that
    you are facing the right (driver's perspective) as you approach the big jump.
    Use a mushroom to hit the jump at a high speed.  Once you hit the jump turn
    sharply right.  It done correctly, you will bounce off a group of jump plates
    and get an awesome shortcut.
    
    2) If you don't have a mushroom you can get another shortcut here.  As you go
    over the jump, turn left (driver's perspective) and bounce off the group of
    jump plates.
    
    3) Use a mushroom here to cut across the dirt and get a shortcut.
    
    =============
    g. Sky Garden                                                      mksc_16007
    =============
    
                 *****************    ***                   1
                *******************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@J*****?****
                ****            ****                         J*****?*******
                ***               ***                       *******?*********
                ***                 ***                    ****          ****
                ***                  ***                  ***             ***
                ***                   **********  J********               ***
                ***                     ********  J******             /\  ###
                ***                                                  /||\ ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     @ = Shortcut Path
    $ = Shortcut Path   & = Shortcut Path  ! = Shortcut Path
    
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you use a mushroom before you go over this jump plate you can hop the
    gap for a nice shortcut.
    
    2) There are three different possible shortcuts here.  The first one is not a
    very good shortcut.  Simply hit the jump plate near the question block.
    You'll get the item and a little shortcut.  Second, if your character is
    invincible, you can drive over the jump plate that is next to the jump plate
    that has a question mark block over it.  The extra speed of invincibility
    will allow you to make the jump.  The final shortcut is the most difficult to
    pull off.  Use a mushroom to hit the jump plate on the right (drivers
    perspective) you will be able to reach the road that is located across the
    bridge.  To eliminate confusion, the point on the map that you should be able
    to reach is listed as point "+."
    
    3) Yes, another shortcut awaits.  This time, hop on the small cloud island
    and then hop to the road again.  This is a good shortcut that is easy to
    pull-off.  There is however, a downside.  If you take this shortcut you will
    miss the item blocks that are on the bridge.
    
    =====================
    h. Cheep-Cheep Island                                              mksc_16008
    =====================
    
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    G = Grass           K = Crab           @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There is a very nice shortcut here.  Use a mushroom to get an awesome jump
    off of the jump plate land on one of the two small wooden platforms that are
    located in the water.  Hop off of the platform you landed on to reach the
    wooden bridge.
    
    ============
    i. Snow Land                                                       mksc_16009
    ============
    
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     V = Teepee         Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      N = Snowman        Y = Icy Patch      I = Penguin
    W = Deep Water      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path  & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can drive between the icy patches for a small shortcut.  You will also
    get an item on this shortcut.
    
    2) After the 180° turn, turn sharply right (driver's perspective) and you
    will find a path.  It is a little shorter then the regular path but you will
    miss an item.
    
    3) While using a mushroom, you can hit the jump plate and get over the wall
    for a small shortcut.
    
    ==============
    j. Ribbon Road                                                     mksc_16010
    ==============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here is the massive shortcut.  Hit the first zipper and then hit the row
    of zippers.  Once you hit the jump plate turn right (driver's perspective)
    and you will land on the path that is past the second jump.  You must hit
    both the solitary zipper and the row of zippers to get enough speed to make
    the jump.
    
    ===============
    k. Yoshi Desert                                                    mksc_16011
    ===============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    R = Piranha Plant   W = Deep Water     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Take this hairpin sharply; once you come out of the turn you will be
    facing the lake.  To the left (driver's perspective), behind the piranha
    plant there is a jump plate.  Hit it at the right angle to jump across the
    river for a nice shortcut.  This shortcut will save you a lot of time.
    
    ================
    l. Lakeside Park                                                   mksc_16012
    ================
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    C = Falling Rocks   W = Deep Water     Z = Zipper         @ = Shortcut Path
    $ = Shortcut Path   & = Shortcut Path  ! = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you boost to the left (driver's perspective) you will go over the water
    and get a little shortcut.
    
    2) Here you might be able to boost straight across the water.  You will need
    to be moving at an incredibly high speed.  This shortcut is easier to attain
    if you are using one of the heavy weights.
    
    3) Yes there is another boosting shortcut here.  This one is easier to attain
    then the one in strategy tip number 2.  With the assistance of a mushroom,
    you should be able to boost across to the area where the falling rocks are
    located.  If possible, this shortcut should be done each lap in the time
    trials.
    
    4) This is where you can attain a nice shortcut.  As you come out of the 180°
    hairpin, keep to the right (driver's perspective) and hit the zipper that is
    located before the jump.  When you hit the jump, you'll go higher and father
    then usual.  Use the extra distance and jump right (driver's perspective) and
    bounce off the jump plates that are located to the right (driver's
    perspective) of the barrier.  This is a huge shortcut.
    
    ==============
    m. Broken Pier                                                     mksc_16013
    ==============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    B = Boo             Z = Zipper         @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path   ! = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This bridge here is partially invisible, it is not a major shortcut but
    taking it will make the next turn a little easier for you.  Overall, I would
    recommend that you avoid taking this bridge.  Also, here you will encounter
    the first Boo on this course.  If a Boo catches you, you'll slow down and
    lose coins.
    
    2) Here you can take one of three shortcuts.  None of these shortcuts are
    extremely easy.  I'll list them in increasing difficulty:
    
    Shortcut #1 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located to the left
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer left (driver's
    perspective) and land on the partially invisible bridge.  If you have a lot
    of speed as you use your mushroom, you might even jump over the partially
    invisible bridge.
    
    Shortcut #2 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located on the right
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer right (driver's
    perspective) and land on the little island.  Once on the island you will hit
    a zipper and then another jump plate.  You will then make it across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.  When using a mushroom for this shortcut, you must use
    it when you are close to the first jump plate.  If you are too far from the
    jump plate, you'll boost over the island.
    
    Shortcut #3 - This is the big one.  First you must perform a right power-
    slide into the jump plate located on the right (driver's perspective).  Once
    your kart has turned right be 90°, boost into the previously specified jump
    plate.  You'll hop into the area where a "+" is located.  This shortcut is
    one of the most difficult ones to attain in the game.
    
    3) The bridge here is partially invisible, you should use it if you don't
    have a mushroom that can be used to get one if the previous three shortcuts.
    
    4) You guessed it, another partially invisible bridge.  You should always
    attempt to use this bridge.  When exiting, power-slide into the zipper that
    is near by.
    
    ===============
    n. Rainbow Road                                                    mksc_16014
    ===============
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    |    JJJJJJJJJJ       J   J                   JJ   JJ$$$ Coins JZ  J  JZJ CX6
    |   |           Coins J   J                 JJ   JJ$$   $$$X3  J   J  J J
    |   | Coins       X9  J   J         JJJJJJJJ   JJ          $$$$J???J  JZJ
    |   |  X9             JF  J       JJ  ? ?    JJ  2             J  ZJ  J J
    |   |  /\             J   J     JJ   JJJJJJJJ                  J   J  JZJ
    |###| /||\            J  FJ   JJ   JJ                    Coins J   J  J J
    |   |  ||             J   J JJ   JJ                        X3  JZ  J  JZJ
    |   |  ||             J   JJ   JJ                              J   J  J J
    |   |  ||             J      JJ                                J   J  JZJ
    |   |                  JJJJJJ                                  J   J  J J
    |   |                                                          J    JJJZJ
    |   |                                                           JJ    J J
    J  ZJ                                                             JJO   JJ
    J  ZJ                                                             % JJ    JJ
    J  ZJ                                                            % 6  JJ    J
    J  ZJ                                                           %       J   J
    J  ZJ                                                    Coins %        J   J
    J  ZJ                                                      X9 %         J   J
    J  ZJ                          JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ        JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ    J
    J    JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ   JJJJJJ    Z  ?       J  JJJJJJ                     J
     J                   J  JZ Z          ?       J  JZ Z                O    JJ
      JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ  JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ  JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    F = Falling Stars   O = Storm Clouds   @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path   ! = Shortcut Path  [ = Shortcut Path  % = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom you can get a massive shortcut here.  As you are
    boosting, you will hit the jump plate and go over the big gap.
    
    2) Another mushroom boost location.  Power-slide to the right (driver's
    perspective) and boost into the jump plate so that you can land across the
    gap.  This is a big shortcut but it is not bigger then the one in shortcut
    tip #1.
    
    3) This is another area where you can get a shortcut.  To get this shortcut
    you must be in time trial mode and have at least 2 mushrooms available.
    First you must perform the shortcut on shortcut tip #1.  Then you must drive
    backwards through the course and boost across the gap at shortcut tip #2.
    This shortcut is good for setting lap records.
    
    4) You can hop this gap if you are going relatively fast.
    
    5) You can hop this gap too if you are going relatively fast.
    
    6) When you come out of the straightaway packed with zippers, turn to the
    right (driver's perspective).  You can use your speed to jump across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.
    
    =============================================================================
    17.  Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                   mksc_17000
    =============================================================================
    
    ==================
    a. Mario Circuit 1                                                 mksc_17001
    ==================
                  ****  Coins X5
                **********
               ****       ****
               ***            ****
               ***                ****  Coins X6
               ***                    ****
               ***                        ****
               ???                            ****   Coins X6
               ***                                ****
               ***                                    ****
               ***                                        **** Coins X10
               ***                                            ****
               ***                                              ****
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                               ***
               ***                                           /\  ***
               ***                                          /||\ ***
               ***                   Coins X6                ||  ###
               ***                  ****                     ||  ***
               ***                *******                    ||  ***
               ***             ****    ****                      ***
               *** 1        ****        ****                     ***
               ****      ****            ****                    ***
                ********** Coins X6       ****                   ***
                  *****@@                  ****                  ***
                 Coins X5@@@                ****                 ***
                            @@@              ****                ***
                               @@@            ****               ***
                                  @@@          ****             ****
                                     ?@@        *****         *****
                                        @@@@@@@@@@***************
                                                    ***********
                                                      Coins X6
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) After this turn you could go across the dirt to get an item.  If you go on
    the dirt at regular speed you won't make any substantial gains on the
    competition.  If you have a mushroom or a star, by all means cut across the
    dirt path your speed will not be affected when you use one of these items.
    
    =================
    b. Donut Plains 1                                                  mksc_17002
    =================
     _________________________             _____________________________________
    |                         |           |                                     |
    |                         |           |           Coins X5                  |
    |                          \__________|   *****************                 |
    |                ***********xxxxxxxxxx***********************               |
    |              *************xxxxxxxxxx****          *********** Coins X5    |
    |            **** Coins X10/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_____             ******             |
    |          ****     /ŻŻŻŻŻŻ                 |             ******            |
    |        ****     /Ż                        |            ******@ 1          |
    |       ****    /Ż     ********             |          ******  @            |
    |      ****    |     **************         |        ******     @           |
    |     ****     |    *****************       |     ******        @           |
    |     *?*?     |   *****         *****       \  *****           @           |
    |     ****     |   ****            **** Coins | *****           @           |
    |     ****     |   *****   \_       ****  X6  |  ****   _______ @    _______|
    |     ****  /\ |    *****    \_      ****?    |  **** Coins X5  @           |
    |     **** /||\|      ****     \_     ****     \  ****          @           |
    |     ####  || |       ****      \_   ****      |   ****        @           |
    |     ****  || |        ****       \   ****     |    ****      @            |
    |     ****  || |         ****       |  ****     |     *****    @            |
    |     ****     |          ****      |  ****      \     *****  @             |
    |     ****     |          ****      |   ****      \     ****  @             |
    |     ****     |          **** Coins|   ****       \    *****@              |
    |     ****     |           **** X6  |   ****        \   *****@              |
    |     ****     |           ****     |   ****         |   *****              |
    |     ****     |           ****     |    **** Coins  |    *****             |
    |     ****      \_         ****     |    ****   X6        ******            |
    |    ****         \_       ****     |    *****            ****** Coins X8   |
    |    *****          \_     *****    |    *******          ********          |
    |    ********         \    *****    |     *********     ***********         |
    |    **********           *****     |      ***********************          |
    |     ************** **********     |       ********************            |
    |       *********************       |        *****************              |
    |          ******** *******         |          *************                |
    |                                   |              ******                   |
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom, use it here and go between the break in the wall
    to get a nice shortcut.
    
    =================
    c. Ghost Valley 1                                                  mksc_17003
    =================
     ___________________________                     ___________________________
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                   /ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                 /oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\_______________/ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\ooooooooooooooooooooooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|
    |oooo|                    \ooooooooooooooooooooooo/            Coins X5 |ooo|
    |JJJJ|                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                      |???|
    |oooo|                                                                  |ooo|
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo Coins X12                                                          ooo
     ?oo?                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                               /\   ooo
     oooo                                                              /||\  ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ###
     oooo Coins X6                                                      ||   ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
    |oooo|                                                                   ooo
    |oooo| Coins X5                                                          ooo
    |ooooo\____________       _______________  2                            oooo
    |oooooooooo@@@@@@@@@@J@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@$$$$@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ooooooooooooo
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
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       1                                 |ooooo|                            |ooo|
                                 Coins X6|ooooo| Coins X6                   |ooo|
                                         |oooooo\__________________________/oooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     @ = Shortcut Path
    $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) After you make this turn, use a mushroom and hit the jump plate.  After
    you hit the jump plate turn to the left side (driver's perspective) and you
    will fly over the gap and land on the platform near strategy tip #2.  This is
    an excellent shortcut.  You must boost near the location of strategy tip #1.
    If your kart is too close to the jump plate you will not attain enough speed
    from the mushroom to make it over the gap.
    
    2) It is possible to make this shortcut without a mushroom.  However, it is
    very difficult.  If you have a star, drive towards the gap and hop with R to
    make it over.  The extra speed of the star should give you enough velocity
    jump over the gap if you time it right.  It is also possible to jump this gap
    without and items at all.  Use Bowser, Wario or Donkey Kong.  Those
    characters can attain speeds that allow you to make the gap.
    
    ==================
    d. Mario Circuit 2                                                 mksc_17004
    ==================
     ___________________________________________________
    |                                                   |
    |             Coins X4        Coins X4     Coins X5 |
    |     *****************?**********************      |
    |    ******************?***********************     |
    |    ****           Coins X4         Coins ****     |_______________________
    |    ***                               X4   ***                             |
    |    ***                                    **** Coins X5                   |
    |    *** Coins X6                           *********************           |
    |    ***                @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@*********************          |
    |    ***   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@                         1            ***    /\    |
    |    *** @@  _________________________________________         ***   /||\   |
    |    ***@                                        |    |        ###    ||    |
    |    ***                         ********        |    |       $***    ||    |
    |    ***                       ************      |    |     $$ ***    ||    |
    |    ***                    **** Coins ****      |    |   $$   ***          |
    |    ***                 ****      X5   ***      |    |$$$     ***          |
    |    **** Coins X5    ****          ___ ***      |$$$$|        ***          |
    |     *****************            |   |***   $$$|    |        ***          |
    |       ************               |  2|***$$$   |    |        ***          |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|$$$|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ        ****          |
    |      **************************$$$ZZJ|***|**********************          |
    |     ******************************ZZJ|***|*********************           |
    |    *****          ___________________|***|________________________________|
    |   ****       —————                    ***    |
    |   ****  —————       Coins X8         ****    |
    |   *****       ***************************    |
    |   **************************************     |
    |     **********?                              |
    |______________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path   $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star you can cut across the dirt path.  If you
    perform this shortcut, you will miss the item.
    
    2) There is an opportunity here for an excellent shortcut.  You must have a
    mushroom to perform this shortcut.  As you approach the zippers and jump
    plates, use a boost.  Once you are in the air, turn left (driver's
    perspective) you will land close to the finish line.
    
    =================
    e. Choco Island 1                                                  mksc_17005
    =================
                                       Coins    oooooooooo
                                         X8  ooooooooooo?ooooo
                                      oooooooooooooooooo?ooooooo
                                    oooooooooo          oooooooo
                                oooo   oooo              ooooooo
                            oooo      Coins X4          oooooo
                        oooo                          ooooo
                    oooo                            ooooo
                  oooo                              ooooo Coins X10
                  ooo                               ooooo
                  ooo                                 oooo
                 oooo                                   oooo
               ooooo                                      oooo
             ooooo                                          oooo
           oooo                                               oooo   /\
          oooo Coins X8                                        ooo  /||\
          ooo                                                  ###   ||
          ooo                                                @@ooo   ||
          ooo                                              @@@ ooo   ||
          ooo                                           @@@    ooo
          ooo                                        @@@       ooo
          ooo                                     @@@          ooo
          ooo                ooooooo?oooooo 1  @@@             ooo
          oooo       Coins oooooDDDDDDDDooooo@@               oooo
           oooo        X5 oooo            oooo Coins X10    oooo
             oooooooooooooooo Coins X5       ooooooDDDDDDoooooo
               oooooooooooo                    oooooooooooooo
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Mud     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star, you can cut across the dirt to get
    closer to the finish line.  At shortcut point #1 turn left (driver's
    perspective).
    
    =================
    f. Ghost Valley 2                                                  mksc_17006
    =================
    _________________________
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|               _______________
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|              |oooo?ooooo?oooo|
    |ooo|         Coins X5|ooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |ooo| Coins X5     |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |oooo\____   ______|ooooooooooooooo|
     ###  /\               oooooooooooooooooooooooo|ŻŻŻ|ooooo|
     ooo /||\              oooooooooooooooooooooooŻ  oooooooo|
     ooo  ||               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  1  oooooooo Coins X6
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                                ooooo
     ooo                                                ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                 Coins X5      |ooooo
     oo?                                ______________/oooooo
    |ooo                            | o ooooooooooooooooooooo
    |ooo                            |ooooooooooooooooooo o o
    |ooo|                           |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |oooo\__________                |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooo\               |ooo|
    |oooooooooooooooo\__           /oooo| Coins X5
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo o o ooooooooooo
                    \ooooooooooooooooooo
                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block      @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can hop this gap if you have a mushroom.  Boost into the gap and hop
    with R just before the gap.
    
    ==================
    g. Mario Circuit 3                                                 mksc_17007
    ==================
    ______________________________       ______________________________
    |                              |     |                              |
    |       ************           |     |          ***************     |
    |     ****************         |     |        *******************   | Coins
    |    ****          **** Coins  |_____|       ****             ****  |   X5
    |    ?*?            **** X8                 ****        |ŻŻŻŻ| ***  |
    |    ***  _|ŻŻŻ|     ****                  ****         |    | ***  | Coins
    |    *** |_    |       **********************          _|    | ***  |   X6
    |    ***  _|   |         ****************** Coins X5 _|  ____| ***  |
    |    *** |_    |____________________________________|  _|      ***  |
    | /\ ***  _|    ______________________________________|       ****  |
    |/||\*** |_    |                                    *************   |
    | || ###  _|   |                       ************************     |
    | || *** |_    |       *****************************                |
    | || ***  _|  _|     ******************         ___________|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    *** |_  |      *****  1 __________________|_|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    ***  _| |      ***** Coins X5                                  |
    |    *** |_  |       *******************************************    |
    |    ***  _| |         ******?************************************  | Coins
    |    *** |_  |______________________________________________   **** |   X5
    |    ***   |                                                |   *** |
    |    ***   |         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|      |   *** | Coins
    |    ***   |         |                               |______|   *** |   X5
    |    ***   |___   ___|         **********                       *** |
    |    ***       | | Coins X6 ****************                    *** |
    |    ***       |_|        ******        ******                 **** |
    |    ***                ******      |Ż|   ******              ***** |
    |    ****            *******        |_|   1 *******          ****** |
    |     ********************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@********************  |
    |       ****************            |Ż|         ****************    |
    |___________________________________| |_____________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star you should take the shortcut through a
    break in the wall.  You must be careful because the break in the wall is very
    narrow.
    
    ================
    h. Koopa Beach 1                                                   mksc_17008
    ================
                    Coins X8    Coins X5
                     .....     ..... Coins X5
               ...........................
             ..........@...................
           .....       @........      .....    ...
           #####  WWWW@1         WWWW         ....
          ...@...  WW@WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW      ....
           ...@..  @@WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ..    ....
            ...@@@@WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW .?.    ....
           ......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW         .... Coins X5
          ......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     WWW   ..
        .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     WWW
        .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     ..
         .......  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     ..
           .....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   .....
            ....  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW  .....
             ...$ WWWWWWWWWWWW         WWWWWWWWWWW  .....
       ....      $WWWWWWWWWWW  ....... Coins X5WWWW  ... Coins X6
       ......   WW$Coins X10...............  WWWWWW  ....
        ....       2 .........GGGGGGGGGG....        .......
        ...   ...............GGGGGGGGGG...    .............
         .  ..........GGGGGGGGGGGGGG.....      .........
                 .............?.........        Coins X6
                       .......?......
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     G = Grass     W = Deep Water
    @ = Shortcut Path   $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here you can get a shortcut that will quickly send you to the next lap.
    You must have a mushroom to do this shortcut.  Angle your kart towards the
    bottom left corner on the level (map perspective) and boost towards strategy
    point #1.  Once you approach the water, hop with R to get over the water.  If
    you did the secret right, you should advance to the next lap once you pass
    the finish line.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom or a star, you can hop this patch of deep water.
    Approach the water and use your item.  You can get a bigger shortcut with a
    mushroom.  If you do this shortcut, you will be unable to acquire a second
    item.
    
    =================
    i. Choco Island 2                                                  mksc_17009
    =================
    ______________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                      |
    |     oooooooooooooooooooooo   Coins X8        ooooooooooooooooooo     |
    |   oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo   |
    |  o?o?o                    ooooooooooooooooooo       ____    oooooo   |
    |  oooo   ________ ______________________________ ___/       oooooo    |
    |  ooooo          |                              |          oooooo     |
    |    oooooo Coins |                              | Coins  ooooooo  ____|
    |    @ oooooo X8  |                              |   X8  oooooDDo      |
    |    @   oooooo   |                              |      oDDDDooDoo     |
    |    @    oooooo  |                              |    ooDDDDDDooooo    |
    |___ @____ ooooo  |Coins X5                      |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |    @      oooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |    @     ooooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |    @1  oooooo   |                              |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |    @ ooooooo    |Coins X5                      |    ooDDDDDoooDoo    |
    |    oooooo       |                              |      ooDDDDDDDo     |
    |   ooooo   ______|______________________________|        ooDDooo      |
    |   ####   |  /\                                 |_         oooo       |
    |   oooo   | /||\                                  \_       ooo?       |
    |   oooo   |  ||             oooooooooo Coins X5     \     ooooo       |
    |   ooooo  |  || oooooooooooooooooooooooooo      Coins X5 oooooo       |
    |    ooooo     oooooooooooooo          oooooooooooooooooooooooo        |
    |      oooooooooo  Coins X6                oooooooooooooooooo          |
    |         ooooo                                                        |
    |                                                                      |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Mud     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can cut across the gap by going through this break in the wall.  Use a
    mushroom or a star.  If you got a boost from the starting line, you may be
    able to get the shortcut as well.
    
    ==================
    j. Mario Circuit 4                                                 mksc_17010
    ==================
       __________________________________   ___________________________________
      |                                  | |                                   |
      |      ********************        | |              **********           |
      |    *********************** Coins | |          ******************       |
      |   ****  Coins X5        **** X5  | |        **********************     |
      |   ***    _|Ż|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  ****     | |       *****      Coins X6*****    |
      |   ***   |   |         ****       | |      ****          ____    ****   |
      |   ***   |   |       ****         | |      ***         _|    |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |     ****           | |      ***        |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             | |     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             |_|     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    **** Coins X5          ****         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |___|    **************?***********          |      | /\ ***   |
      |   *** Coins |     *************?*********            |      |/||\***   |
      |   **** X12   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| || ###   |
      |   *************************************************         | || ***   |
      |    *************************************************        | || ***   |
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      |                *********************   ŻŻŻŻŻ   *****        |    ***   |
      |             ****************************************        |    ***   |
      |           ***         Coins X12     ***************         |    ***   |
      |         ***         ———ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ***   |
      |        ***    ———ŻŻŻ       ***********                          ****   |
      |       ***  ŻŻŻ       ************************                  ****    |
      |       *********************?    |     ****************************     |
      |  Coins **************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@******************        |
      |     X5              1           |                                      |
      |                                 |                                      |
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are two options here.  If you have a mushroom, boost through the
    break in the wall.  However, if you don't have a mushroom, collect the item.
    
    =================
    k. Donut Plains 3                                                  mksc_17011
    =================
     ______________________________________________________________
    |                                                              |
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    |    oooo@@@  W|WWWW  ooooo WWWWWWWWWW|________________________|
    |    oooooo   W|WWWWW  ooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   |
    |     oooooo  W|WWWWWWW  oooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW |
    |     oooooo  W|WWWWWWWWW  oooooo WWCoins X6WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW |
    |    oooooo   W|WWWWWWWWWW     ooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   |
    |    oooooo  WW|____________WWW    oo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     |
    |     ooooooWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWW|WWWWWW  oooooooooo  WWWWWWW       |
    |    oooooo    |     ooooo  |_WWWWWWWWWWWWoooooooooooo         |
    |    oooooo    |   ooooooooo W|_________________WWoooooo       |
    |     oooooo   |  oooo   oooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWoooooo Coins |
    |     oooooo   | oooo  |  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo   X5   |
    |     ooooooo  | oooo  |    ooooooo?oooooooooooooooooo         |
    |      ooooooo  ooooo  |                          Coins X5     |
    |       oooooooooooo   |                                       |
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    |______________________|_______________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     W = Deep Water     J = Jump Plate
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is one of the biggest shortcuts in the game.  As you approach the
    jump plate use a mushroom.  You use the mushroom when your kart is on the
    wooden bridge.  As you hit the jump plate turn slightly to the left (driver's
    perspective).  You should land just before the finish line.  This shortcut
    will cut your lap time in half.
    
    =================
    l. Ghost Valley 3                                                  mksc_17012
    =================
     ________          1                                    ______
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     ooo   ||                                       o@oooooooooooo|
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     ooo       Coins    Coins X5                oo@@oooo
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     ooo          |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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     ooo          |ooooo|
     ooo     Coins|ooooo|Coins X5
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     ooo              ŻŻŻŻŻŻ    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo Coins X10                oooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo                           ooooooooooo   oooooooooooooooo| Coins X5
    |ooooooooooo                                    Coins X5oooooo|
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                                                           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     J = Jump Plate     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom you can get huge short cut off of the jump plate.
    About one second after you come out of the previous 90° turn, use your
    mushroom and approach the jump plate.  Just before you hit the jumper, begin
    to turn you kart to the right (driver's perspective).  Continue to turn to
    the right when your kart airborne.  The momentum of the mushroom should
    launch your kart across the gap onto the track.  As you land on the track,
    your momentum will most likely cause you to hit it and then fall over the
    edge.  To prevent this from occurring, hit the breaks as you land.
    
    =================
    m. Vanilla Lake 2                                                  mksc_17013
    =================
    
                  __________________________________________________
                 |                                                  |
                 |                                  ***             |
           ______|                                ***********       |______
          |              ******       *****   *****************            |
          |          ***************************************DD***          |
          |        ******************************************DD***         |
          |        *******************************DD**W************        |
          |        ***********W******************WD*WW***********          |
          |         *********WWWW******W*******WWWWWW**W**********         |
          |          ********WWWWWW**WWWWW***WWWWWWWWWW***********         |
          |        **********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*WWWWWWWWWWW*********          |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /\  |
          |      ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /||\ |
          |     ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW#########     ||  |
          |     *********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********    ||  |
          |      *******WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********   ||  |
          |       *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |      1 *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       *******@WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*****W@@WW**WW**WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |        ********W@@WWWWWWWWWW***WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |        *******WWWW@@@WWWWWW*******WWWWWWW*WD*DDD******         |
          |       *******WWWWWWWW@@@@@@@********WWWWW*****DD****           |
          |      *******WWWWWW**D**W*W**W**|*****WWW**********             |
          |      ******WW*WWW*******W*W*W**|******W**********              |
          |       ****W*****W**********W**DDD************                  |
          |        *************** *******D|DD********                     |
          |         ************           |   ****                  ______|
          |          ********              |                        |
          |                                |                        |
          |                                |                        |
           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     W = Deep Water     D = Snow
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are a lot of small islands in this area.  It is possible to hop from
    island to island cutting across a large part of the lake for a nice shortcut.
    If you do not hop from island to island, you will be taking a longer and much
    slower lap.  It should be noted that the two most northern islands (map
    perspective) are not practical for the island-hopping shortcut.
    
    =============================================================================
    18.  Codes/Secrets                                                 mksc_18000
    =============================================================================
    
    -----------------
    Unlock Extra Cups
    -----------------
    
    There are 20 extra courses that cam be unlocked in Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
    These extra courses are actually the 20 courses in the SNES original, Super
    Mario Kart. There are 5 extra cups that correspond to the 5 cups in the game
    (Mushroom, Flower, Lightning, Star and Special).  To unlock these cups, one
    must first complete the cup once while earning a gold medal.  Secondly you
    must re-enter the same cup and complete it with having collected 100 coins.
    Doing this will unlock the extra cup (Mushroom, Flower, Lightning, Star and
    Special) in whatever difficulty you where playing in (50cc, 100cc and 150cc).
    
    ------------------------------------
    Unlock Extra Cups in Time Trial Mode
    ------------------------------------
    
    To have access to the extra cups in time trial mode they must be unlocked in
    the 150cc difficulty level.
    
    ----------------------
    Unlock the Special Cup
    ----------------------
    
    To unlock the special cup you must first receive a gold medal in each of the
    preceding cups (Mushroom, Flower, Lightning and Star).  The special cup must
    be unlocked in each difficulty level (50cc, 100cc and 150cc).
    
    -----------------------------------------
    Unlock the Special Cup in Time Trial Mode
    -----------------------------------------
    
    To have access to the special cup in time trial mode it must be unlocked in
    the 150cc difficulty level.
    
    -------------------
    Title Screen Change
    -------------------
    
    The colour of the sky in the title screen will change from blue to red once
    you get a gold medal on every cup on every difficulty level (50cc, 100cc and
    150cc).
    
    ---------------------------
    Another Title Screen Change
    ---------------------------
    
    If you earn a triple star rating on every cup in all three difficulty levels
    (50cc, 100cc and 150cc), the sky in the title screen will chance once again
    to a nighttime setting.  Good Luck!
    
    ------------------
    Boost of the Start
    ------------------
    
    Every Mario Kart game has the hidden option to boost from the starting line.
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit is no exception.  To get a boost from the starting
    line, hit the gas just before Lakitu's final light is illuminated.
    
    ----------------------
    Boost After a Disaster
    ----------------------
    
    Messing up so that Lakitu has to pick you up is not something to be proud of.
    To make it up for your self, hit the gas just before Lakitu places you on the
    ground.  You will get a nice boost if timed right.  This takes a while to
    master.
    
    ---------------------------
    Perfecting your Power-Slide
    ---------------------------
    
    The power-slide is important.  Just like Mario Kart 64, you can get a tiny
    boost after a power-slide.  To get a micro-boost you must have a good power-
    slide so you cannot drive into any dirt.  The micro-boost occurs when power-
    slides are longer than usual (turning through 180° turn).  I am not
    completely sure how you get the micro-boost, but I have gotten it.  If anyone
    knows how to get the micro-boost on every turn email me at
    ndex@gamersuplink.com.
    
    Contributed Tip:
    
    The trick to power-sliding on non U-turns is to start on the inside of the
    curve, turn to the outside of the curve, skid around the outside & back
    towards the inside, then steer back into line.  Here is an ASCII map:
                              __________
                             /
                            /***
                           /*   ********
                          /  ** /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                         |    *|
                         |    *|
                         |    *|
                         |    *|
    
    Thanks to Martin Foster for the tip.
    
    Contributed Tip:
    
    If you power-slide through very long turns there is a good chance that you
    will get a mini-boost.  A "long turn" is a power-slide that lasts between 2
    to 3 seconds.
    
    Thanks to Nicstermanator for the tip.
    
    -------------------
    Preventing Spinouts
    -------------------
    
    As you probably know, hitting a banana will cause your kart slip for a few
    seconds and then spin out.  During the short period of slippage before you
    spin out, press B.  If done correctly a music note will appear above your
    racer's head and you will recover.  This technique works on other hazards
    such as the crabs in Shy Guy Beach and the Podoboos and Mechakoopas in Bowser
    Castle levels.
    
    -----------------
    Player Select Fun
    -----------------
    
    One the player selection screen, pressing are will make the spinning
    character jump.  Pressing L will make the spinning player shoot a green
    shell.
    
    ----------------
    Erase Saved Data
    ----------------
    
    Holding L + R + B + START as you turn the power on will erase saved game
    data.
    
    =============================================================================
    19.  Acknowledgements                                              mksc_19000
    =============================================================================
    
    People that have contributed to this FAQ will be listed here.
    
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit instruction manual - for the instruction booklet
    comments in the characters section.
    
    GameFAQs - for the Codes/Secrets section.
    Their Mario Kart: Super Circuit code/secrets page is located here:
     http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbadvance/code/31655.html
    
    IGN Codes - for the Codes/Secrets section.
    Their Mario Kart: Super Circuit code/secrets page is located here:
     http://codes.ign.com/codes/53/15249.html
    
    Martin Foster - assistance on the "Perfecting your Power-Slide" secret.
    
    Nicstermanator - assistance on the "Perfecting your Power-Slide" secret.
    
    Xander - for the title ASCII art.
    
    Also, I would like to thank Intelligent Systems for developing this game and
    Nintendo for publishing this game.
    
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    21.  Closing                                                       mksc_21000
    =============================================================================
    
    Well this is the end of this FAQ.  I hope you enjoyed it.
    
                                                                        mksc_end