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Mario Kart: Super Circuit Extra Tracks Walkthrough
Final Version
Created 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:

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http://www.neoseeker.com/members/submissions/Player%20Guy%20Forever/

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Version Updates
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Final Version - The first and Final Version of this guide.  

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Table of Contents 
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                                                                       Code #
1.   Introduction                                                       1000
2.   Extra Mushroom Cup                                                 2000
  a. Mario Circuit 1                                                    2001
  b. Donut Plains 1                                                     2002
  c. Ghost Valley 1                                                     2003
  d. Bowser Castle 1                                                    2004
3.   Extra Flower Cup                                                   3000
  a. Mario Circuit 2                                                    3001
  b. Choco Island 1                                                     3002
  c. Ghost Valley 2                                                     3003
  d. Donut Plains 2                                                     3004
4.   Extra Lightning Cup                                                4000
  a. Bowser Castle 2                                                    4001
  b. Mario Circuit 3                                                    4002
  c. Koopa Beach 1                                                      4003
  d. Choco Island 2                                                     4004
5.   Extra Star Cup                                                     5000
  a. Vanilla Lake 1                                                     5001
  b. Bowser Castle 3                                                    5002
  c. Mario Circuit 4                                                    5003
  d. Donut Plains 3                                                     5004
6.   Extra Special Cup                                                  6000
  a. Koopa Beach 2                                                      6001
  b. Ghost Valley 3                                                     6002
  c. Vanilla Lake 2                                                     6003
  d. Rainbow Road                                                       6004
7.   Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                        7000
  a. Mario Circuit 1                                                    7001
  b. Donut Plains 1                                                     7002
  c. Ghost Valley 1                                                     7003
  d. Mario Circuit 2                                                    7004
  e. Choco Island 1                                                     7005
  f. Ghost Valley 2                                                     7006
  g. Mario Circuit 3                                                    7007
  h. Koopa Beach 1                                                      7008
  i. Choco Island 2                                                     7009
  j. Mario Circuit 4                                                    7010
  k. Donut Plains 3                                                     7011
  l. Ghost Valley 3                                                     7012
  m. Vanilla Lake 2                                                     7013
8.   Acknowledgements                                                   8000
9.   Legal Information                                                  9000
10.  Closing                                                           10000

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1.   Introduction                                                   mksc_1000
=============================================================================

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 document only contains information for the extra tracks in Mario Kart: 
Super Circuit.

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.

------
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.   Extra Mushroom Cup                                             mksc_2000
=============================================================================

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_2001
==================

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_2002
=================

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/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|_____             ******             |
|          ****     /¯¯¯¯¯¯                 |             ******            |
|        ****     /¯                        |            ******  1          |
|       ****    /¯     ********             |          ******               |
|      ****    |     **************         |        ******                 |
|     ****     |    *****************       |     ******                    |
|     *?*?     |   *****         *****       \  *****                       |
|     ****     |   ****            **** Coins | *****                       |
|     ****     |   *****   \_       ****  X6  |  ****   _______      _______|
|     ****  /\ |    *****    \_      ****?    |  **** Coins X5              |
|     **** /||\|      ****     \_     ****  3  \  ****                      |
|     ####  || |       ****      \_   ****      |   ****                    |
|     ****  || |        ****       \   ****     |    ****                   |
|     ****  || |         ****       |  ****     |     *****                 |
|     ****     |          ****      |  ****      \     *****                |
|     ****     |          ****      |   ****      \     ****                |
|     ****     |          **** Coins|   ****       \    *****               |
|     ****     |           **** X6  |   ****        \   *****               |
|     ****     |           ****     |   ****         |   *****              |
|     ****     |           ****     |    **** Coins  |    *****             |
|     ****      \_         ****     |    ****   X6        ******            |
|    ****         \_       ****     |    *****         2  ****** Coins X8   |
|    *****          \_ 4   *****    |    *******          ********          |
|    ********         \    *****    |     *********     ***********         |
|    **********           *****     |      ***********************          |
|     ************** **********     |       ********************            |
|       *********************       |        *****************              |
|          ******** *******         |          *************                |
|                                   |              ******                   |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_2003
=================

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/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\ooooooooooooooooooooooooo/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo|
|oooo|                    \ooooooooooooooooooooooo/            Coins X5 |ooo|
|JJJJ|                     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                      |???|
|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|
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|ooooo|                            |ooo|
   1                                 |ooooo|                            |ooo|
                             Coins X6|ooooo| Coins X6                   |ooo|
                                     |oooooo\__________________________/oooo|
                                     |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                     |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                      ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_2004
==================

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
---
     _______________________________________________________________________
    |                                                 ?                     |
    |                                                 ?                     |
    |    |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|    |
    |    |  Coins X12          Coins X10     Coins X12                 |    |
    |    |                                                             |    |
    |    |                                                             |    |
    |    | 1                                                           |    |
    |    |                                                             |    |
    |    |                  _____________________                      |    |
 ___|    |___              |                     |                     |    |
|            |             |                     |                     |    |
|            |             |                     |                     |    |
 ¯¯¯|    |¯¯¯              |                     |                     |    |
    |    |                 |                     |                     |    |
 ___|    |___              |    |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|    |                     |    |
|            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
|            |             |    |    3      |    |                     |    |
 ¯¯¯|    |¯¯¯              |    |           |    |                     |    |
    |    |                 |    |           |    |                     |    |
 ___|    |___              |    |           |    |                     |    |
|            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
|            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
 ¯¯¯|    |¯¯¯               ¯¯¯¯            |    |                     |    |
    |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
 ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
|            |             |    |            ____                      |    |
|            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
 ¯¯¯|    |¯¯¯               ¯¯¯¯            |    |                     |    |
    |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
 ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
|            |             |    |            ____                      |####|
|            |             |    |           |    |                     |    |
 ¯¯¯|    |¯¯¯               ¯¯¯¯            |    |                   4 |    |
    |    |                 |JJJJ|           |    |                     |    |
 ___|    |___              |    |           |JJJJ|                     |    |
|            |     2       |    |            ____                      |    |
|            |_____________|    |           |    |        Coins X8     |    |
|                               |           |    |_____________________|    |
|                               |           |                               |
|                     ?         |           |                               |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                                                          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.

=============================================================================
3.  Extra Flower Cup                                                mksc_3000
=============================================================================

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_3001
==================

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|***      |    |        ***          |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|***|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯        ****          |
|      *****************************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_3002
=================

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_3003
=================

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/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo|              |oooo?ooooo?oooo|
|ooo|         Coins X5|ooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
|ooo|                 |ooo| Coins X5     |ooooooooooooooo|
|ooo|                 |oooo\____   ______|ooooooooooooooo|
 ###  /\               oooooooooooooooooooooooo|¯¯¯|ooooo|
 ooo /||\              ooooooooooooooooooooooo¯  oooooooo|
 ooo  ||               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  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/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     3
|ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
|ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
|oooo\__________                |ooo|
|ooooooooooooooo\               |ooo|
|oooooooooooooooo\__           /oooo| Coins X5
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo o o ooooooooooo 
                \ooooooooooooooooooo
                 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_3004
=================

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.

=============================================================================
4.  Extra Lightning Cup                                             mksc_4000
=============================================================================

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_4001
==================

Bowser Castle 2 is a very challenging course.  There are lots of lava pits 
and many difficult turns.  

Map
---
 ________________________________________________________________
|    ?                             JLL     JLL                   |
|    ?                                  JLL                      |
|   |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|   |
|   |    Coins X10  Coins X10  Coins X10                     |   |
|   |             _______________________________________    |   |
|   |  /\        |                                       |   |   |
|   | /||\       |                                       |___|   |
|###|  ||        |   |¯¯¯|   |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|                      | Coins X4
|   |  ||        |   | 1 |   |   Coins X4 |                      |
|   |  ||        |   |   |   |            |______________________| Coins X4
|   |            |   |   |___|              Coins X4    Coins X4
|   |            |   |               
|   |            |   |
|   |            |   |    ___________________________________
|   |            |   |   |                                   |
|   |            |   |   |                                   |
|   |            |   |___|   |¯¯|   |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|   |¯¯|   |
|   |            |           |__|   |           2 |   |__|   |
|   |            |                  |             | ?        |
|   |            |                  |             |          |
|   |             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯               ¯¯¯¯¯¯|   |
|   | 3                                                  |   |
|   |____         ____   ______   _______________________|   |
|        |  ___   J   |  J     |  J                          |
|        |  J  |  J   |  ————————————————————                |
|        |  ¯¯¯   J   |  J         |   J                     |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯         ¯¯¯¯   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

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_4002
==================

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                 ****        |¯¯¯¯| ***  |
|    ***  _|¯¯¯|     ****                  ****         |    | ***  | Coins
|    *** |_    |       **********************          _|    | ***  |   X6
|    ***  _|   |         ****************** Coins X5 _|  ____| ***  |
|    *** |_    |____________________________________|  _|      ***  |
| /\ ***  _|    ______________________________________|       ****  |
|/||\*** |_    |                                    *************   |
| || ###  _|   |                       ************************     |
| || *** |_    |       *****************************                |
| || ***  _|  _|     ******************         ___________|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
|    *** |_  |      *****  1 __________________|_|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
|    ***  _| |      ***** Coins X5                                  |
|    *** |_  |       *******************************************    |
|    ***  _| |         ******?************************************  | Coins
|    *** |_  |______________________________________________   **** |   X5 
|    ***   |                                                |   *** |
|    ***   |         |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|      |   *** | Coins
|    ***   |         |                               |______|   *** |   X5
|    ***   |___   ___|         **********                       *** |
|    ***       | | Coins X6 ****************                    *** |
|    ***       |_|        ******        ******                 **** |
|    ***                ******      |¯|   ******              ***** |
|    ****            *******        |_|   2 *******          ****** |
|     ********************                    ********************  |
|       ****************            |¯|         ****************    |
|___________________________________| |_____________________________|

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_4003
================

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_4004
=================

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                                                        |
|                                                                      |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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.

=============================================================================
5.  Extra Star Cup                                                  mksc_5000
=============================================================================

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_5001
=================

Vanilla Lake 1 is a very challenging course.  The ice will cause your kart to 
slip.

Map
---
               ____________________________________________________________
              |                                                            |
 _____________|                                 **   ***                   |
|                                             ***********                  |
|                         ****  *****      *****************               |
|                *********************?********************D**             |
|              ***********************?*********************D******        |
|             ******    ***    *   ********   *****       **********       |
|             *****     Coins X6              Coins X6      ******         |
|             *****   _|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|        **********       |
|             *****  |                           |           ****          |
|              ****  |                           |            **  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******     ¯¯¯¯¯¯|*****?********                     |
|        ***WWWWWWWW***             3  |                                   |
|           **W*W*W*                   |                                   |
|             ***                      |                                   |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_5002
==================

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             |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|           |
|             |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 1 ¯¯¯¯¯   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   Coins X16      ¯¯¯¯¯¯|    |
|             |                     Coins X10                          |    |
|             | Coins X8      ________________________                 |    |
|             |              |                        |                |    |
|             |              |                        |                |    |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|     |              |                      | | 4         /\   |    |
        |JJJJJ| 2            |                    | | |          /||\  |####|
      ___________            | |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| | | |           ||   |    |
     |     |  ?  |           | |                | | | |           ||   |    |
     |     |JJJJJ|           | |                | | | |           ||   |    |
     |JJJJJ| _____           | |                | | | |                |    |
            |     |          | |                | | | |                |    |
    _____   |JJJJJ|          | |                | | | |                |    |
   |     |                   | |                | | | |                |    |
   |  ?  | 3 _____           | |                | | | |                |    |
   |JJJJJ|  |     |          | |                | | | |                |    |
  __________|  JJJ|          | |                | | | |       Coins X8 |    |
 |       |    |___           | |                | | | |             ___|    |
 |JJJJJJJ|    |   |          | |_               | | | |            |        |
  _______| ?  |JJJ|          |   |              | | | |            |        | 
 |       |    |              |   |              | | | |            |     |¯¯
 |JJJJJJJ|JJJJ|  ____        |   |              | |J| |          5 |     |
                |    |       |   |              | | | |            |     |
   ___________  |    |       |   |              | |J| |____________|     |
  |           |_|    |       |   |              | |?|                    |
  |                  |_______|   |              | |                      |
  |                              |              |                        |
  |                              |              |                        |
   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 
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_5003
==================

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  | |        **********************     |  
  |   ***    _|¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  ****     | |       *****      Coins X6*****    |  
  |   ***   |   |         ****       | |      ****          ____    ****   |  
  |   ***   |   |       ****         | |      ***         _|    |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |     ****           | |      ***        |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    ***             | |     ***         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    ***             |_|     ***         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    **** Coins X5          ****         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |___|    **************?***********          |      | /\ ***   |  
  |   *** Coins |     *************?*********            |      |/||\***   |  
  |   **** X12   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| || ###   |  
  |   *************************************************  1      | || ***   |  
  |    *************************************************        | || ***   |  
  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|  *****        |    ***   |  
  |                *********************   ¯¯¯¯¯   *****        |    ***   |  
  |             ****************************************        |    ***   |  
  |           ***         Coins X12     ***************         |    ***   |  
  |         ***         ———¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     ***   |  
  |        ***    ———¯¯¯       ***********                          ****   |  
  |       ***  ¯¯¯       ************************                  ****    |  
  |       *********************?    |     ****************************     |  
  |  Coins **************   2                    ******************        |  
  |     X5                          |                                      |  
  |                                 |                                      |  
   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 
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_5004
=================

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

=============================================================================
6.  Extra Special Cup                                               mksc_6000
=============================================================================

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_6001
================

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 .......|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|GG.............     /\
      ......|                         ¯|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|       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|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_6002
=================

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|¯¯                                              ¯¯¯|ooooo|
 ooo   /\                                       ooo  ___|ooooo|
|###| /||\                                      oooooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                       oooooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                       oooooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                   oooooooo ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 ooo       Coins    Coins X5                oooooooo
 ooo        X5|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 ooo          |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 ooo          |oooooo/¯¯¯
 ooo          |ooooo|
 ooo     Coins|ooooo|Coins X5
 ooo        X5|oooooo\__
 ooo          |oooooooooooooo
 ooo 4          o ooooooooooooo                     2
 ooo              ¯¯¯¯¯¯    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              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

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_6003
=================

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*********        |
      |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|*****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********                     |
      |         ************           |   ****                  ______|
      |          ********              |                        |
      |                                |                        |
      |                                |                        |
       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_6004
===============

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.

=============================================================================
7.  Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                     mksc_7000
=============================================================================

==================
a. Mario Circuit 1                                                  mksc_7001
==================
              ****  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_7002
=================
 _________________________             _____________________________________
|                         |           |                                     |
|                         |           |           Coins X5                  |
|                          \__________|   *****************                 |
|                ***********xxxxxxxxxx***********************               |
|              *************xxxxxxxxxx****          *********** Coins X5    |
|            **** Coins X10/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|_____             ******             |
|          ****     /¯¯¯¯¯¯                 |             ******            |
|        ****     /¯                        |            ******@ 1          |
|       ****    /¯     ********             |          ******  @            |
|      ****    |     **************         |        ******     @           |
|     ****     |    *****************       |     ******        @           |
|     *?*?     |   *****         *****       \  *****           @           |
|     ****     |   ****            **** Coins | *****           @           |
|     ****     |   *****   \_       ****  X6  |  ****   _______ @    _______|
|     ****  /\ |    *****    \_      ****?    |  **** Coins X5  @           |
|     **** /||\|      ****     \_     ****     \  ****          @           |
|     ####  || |       ****      \_   ****      |   ****        @           |
|     ****  || |        ****       \   ****     |    ****      @            |
|     ****  || |         ****       |  ****     |     *****    @            |
|     ****     |          ****      |  ****      \     *****  @             |
|     ****     |          ****      |   ****      \     ****  @             |
|     ****     |          **** Coins|   ****       \    *****@              |
|     ****     |           **** X6  |   ****        \   *****@              |
|     ****     |           ****     |   ****         |   *****              |
|     ****     |           ****     |    **** Coins  |    *****             |
|     ****      \_         ****     |    ****   X6        ******            |
|    ****         \_       ****     |    *****            ****** Coins X8   |
|    *****          \_     *****    |    *******          ********          |
|    ********         \    *****    |     *********     ***********         |
|    **********           *****     |      ***********************          |
|     ************** **********     |       ********************            |
|       *********************       |        *****************              |
|          ******** *******         |          *************                |
|                                   |              ******                   |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_7003
=================
 ___________________________                     ___________________________
|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                   /ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
|oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                 /oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\_______________/ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
|ooooo/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\ooooooooooooooooooooooooo/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo|
|oooo|                    \ooooooooooooooooooooooo/            Coins X5 |ooo|
|JJJJ|                     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                      |???|
|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|
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|ooooo|                            |ooo|
   1                                 |ooooo|                            |ooo|
                             Coins X6|ooooo| Coins X6                   |ooo|
                                     |oooooo\__________________________/oooo|
                                     |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                     |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                      ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_7004
==================
 ___________________________________________________
|                                                   |
|             Coins X4        Coins X4     Coins X5 |
|     *****************?**********************      |
|    ******************?***********************     |
|    ****           Coins X4         Coins ****     |_______________________
|    ***                               X4   ***                             |
|    ***                                    **** Coins X5                   |
|    *** Coins X6                           *********************           |
|    ***                @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@*********************          |
|    ***   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@                         1            ***    /\    |
|    *** @@  _________________________________________         ***   /||\   |
|    ***@                                        |    |        ###    ||    |
|    ***                         ********        |    |       $***    ||    |
|    ***                       ************      |    |     $$ ***    ||    |
|    ***                    **** Coins ****      |    |   $$   ***          |
|    ***                 ****      X5   ***      |    |$$$     ***          |
|    **** Coins X5    ****          ___ ***      |$$$$|        ***          |
|     *****************            |   |***   $$$|    |        ***          |
|       ************               |  2|***$$$   |    |        ***          |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|$$$|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯        ****          |
|      **************************$$$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_7005
=================
                                   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_7006
=================
_________________________                       
|ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|               _______________
|ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
|oooo/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo|              |oooo?ooooo?oooo|
|ooo|         Coins X5|ooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
|ooo|                 |ooo| Coins X5     |ooooooooooooooo|
|ooo|                 |oooo\____   ______|ooooooooooooooo|
 ###  /\               oooooooooooooooooooooooo|¯¯¯|ooooo|
 ooo /||\              ooooooooooooooooooooooo¯  oooooooo|
 ooo  ||               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  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/¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯      
|ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
|ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
|oooo\__________                |ooo|
|ooooooooooooooo\               |ooo|
|oooooooooooooooo\__           /oooo| Coins X5
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\oooo o o ooooooooooo 
                \ooooooooooooooooooo
                 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_7007
==================
______________________________       ______________________________
|                              |     |                              |          
|       ************           |     |          ***************     |
|     ****************         |     |        *******************   | Coins
|    ****          **** Coins  |_____|       ****             ****  |   X5
|    ?*?            **** X8                 ****        |¯¯¯¯| ***  |
|    ***  _|¯¯¯|     ****                  ****         |    | ***  | Coins
|    *** |_    |       **********************          _|    | ***  |   X6
|    ***  _|   |         ****************** Coins X5 _|  ____| ***  |
|    *** |_    |____________________________________|  _|      ***  |
| /\ ***  _|    ______________________________________|       ****  |
|/||\*** |_    |                                    *************   |
| || ###  _|   |                       ************************     |
| || *** |_    |       *****************************                |
| || ***  _|  _|     ******************         ___________|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
|    *** |_  |      *****  1 __________________|_|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
|    ***  _| |      ***** Coins X5                                  |
|    *** |_  |       *******************************************    |
|    ***  _| |         ******?************************************  | Coins
|    *** |_  |______________________________________________   **** |   X5 
|    ***   |                                                |   *** |
|    ***   |         |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|      |   *** | Coins
|    ***   |         |                               |______|   *** |   X5
|    ***   |___   ___|         **********                       *** |
|    ***       | | Coins X6 ****************                    *** |
|    ***       |_|        ******        ******                 **** |
|    ***                ******      |¯|   ******              ***** |
|    ****            *******        |_|   1 *******          ****** |
|     ********************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@********************  |
|       ****************            |¯|         ****************    |
|___________________________________| |_____________________________|

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_7008
================
                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_7009
=================
______________________________________________________________________
|                                                                      |
|     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                                                        |
|                                                                      |
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_7010
==================
   __________________________________   ___________________________________   
  |                                  | |                                   |  
  |      ********************        | |              **********           |  
  |    *********************** Coins | |          ******************       |  
  |   ****  Coins X5        **** X5  | |        **********************     |  
  |   ***    _|¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  ****     | |       *****      Coins X6*****    |  
  |   ***   |   |         ****       | |      ****          ____    ****   |  
  |   ***   |   |       ****         | |      ***         _|    |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |     ****           | |      ***        |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    ***             | |     ***         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    ***             |_|     ***         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |   |    **** Coins X5          ****         |      |    ***   |  
  |   ***   |___|    **************?***********          |      | /\ ***   |  
  |   *** Coins |     *************?*********            |      |/||\***   |  
  |   **** X12   ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| || ###   |  
  |   *************************************************         | || ***   |  
  |    *************************************************        | || ***   |  
  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|  *****        |    ***   |  
  |                *********************   ¯¯¯¯¯   *****        |    ***   |  
  |             ****************************************        |    ***   |  
  |           ***         Coins X12     ***************         |    ***   |  
  |         ***         ———¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     ***   |  
  |        ***    ———¯¯¯       ***********                          ****   |  
  |       ***  ¯¯¯       ************************                  ****    |  
  |       *********************?    |     ****************************     |  
  |  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.

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k. Donut Plains 3                                                   mksc_7011
=================
 ______________________________________________________________
|                                                              |
|                            WWWWWW                            |
|         Coins X6          WWWWWWWWWW                         |
|        ooooooooooo       WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW     Coins X5       |
| Coins oooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooo?oooooo  Coins  |
|   X5  ooo      ooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWWxxxooo?oooooooooo X5  |
|       ooo                WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW          oooooo    |
|       ooo        WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW    oooo     |
|      ooo   WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW  ooooo    |
|     ooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW oooooo    |
|    ooo  WWWWWW________________________WWWWWWWWWWWW oooooo    |
| /\ ooo  WWWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   ooooo    |
|/||\oooo  WWWW|WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW1WWWWWWWW   oooo     |
| || #####   WW|WWWWWW  ooooooooooxxxx@@J@@@@@@@@xxxooooo      |
| || oooooo   W|WWWWW  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@WWJxxxxxxxxxxxoooo       |
| || oo@ooo   W|@@@@@@@oooo  WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW            |
|     oo@ooo@@@|WWWW  ooooo W_________WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW          |
|    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   |                                       |
|         ooooooooCoins|X8                                     |
|______________________|_______________________________________|

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_7012
=================
 ________          1                                    ______
|ooooooooooooooooooooo@@@@?@@J@@@@ooooooo   oooooooooooooooooo|
|ooooooooooooooooooooooooo?ooJoooo@@@@oooo   ooooooooooooooooo|
|oooooooooooo   oooooooooo?ooooooooooo@@@@oooooooooooooooooooo|
|ooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooooooooooooo@@oooooooooooooooooo|
 ooo|¯¯                                     @@       ¯¯¯|ooooo|
 ooo   /\                                     @@ooo  ___|ooooo|
|###| /||\                                      @ooooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                       o@oooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                       o@oooooooooooo|
 ooo   ||                                   oooo@ooo ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 ooo       Coins    Coins X5                oo@@oooo
 ooo        X5|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo@@@@oo
 ooo          |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 ooo          |oooooo/¯¯¯
 ooo          |ooooo|
 ooo     Coins|ooooo|Coins X5
 ooo        X5|oooooo\__
 ooo          |oooooooooooooo
 ooo            o ooooooooooooo                      
 ooo              ¯¯¯¯¯¯    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|
                                                       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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_7013
=================

              __________________________________________________
             |                                                  |
             |                                  ***             |
       ______|                                ***********       |______
      |              ******       *****   *****************            |
      |          ***************************************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*********        |
      |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|*****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********                     |
      |         ************           |   ****                  ______|
      |          ********              |                        |
      |                                |                        |
      |                                |                        |
       ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
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.

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8.  Acknowledgements                                                mksc_8000
=============================================================================

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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10.  Closing                                                       mksc_10000
=============================================================================

Well this is the end of this FAQ.  I hope you enjoyed it.

                                                                    mksc_end