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    Mario Kart: Super Circuit Shortcut Guide
    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:
    
    GameFAQs:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/10693.html
    
    Neoseeker:
    http://www.neoseeker.com/members/submissions/Player%20Guy%20Forever/
    
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    Version Updates
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    Final Version - The first and final version of this guide.
    
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    Table of Contents
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                                                                           Code #
    1.   Introduction                                                       1000
    2.   Super Circuit Shortcut Guide                                       2000
      a. Peach Circuit                                                      2001
      b. Shy Guy Beach                                                      2002
      c. Riverside Park                                                     2003
      d. Mario Circuit                                                      2004
      e. Boo Lake                                                           2005
      f. Cheese Land                                                        2006
      g. Sky Garden                                                         2007
      h. Cheep-Cheep Island                                                 2008
      i. Snow Land                                                          2009
      j. Ribbon Road                                                        2010
      k. Yoshi Desert                                                       2011
      l. Lakeside Park                                                      2012
      m. Broken Pier                                                        2013
      n. Rainbow Road                                                       2014
    3.   Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                        3000
      a. Mario Circuit 1                                                    3001
      b. Donut Plains 1                                                     3002
      c. Ghost Valley 1                                                     3003
      d. Mario Circuit 2                                                    3004
      e. Choco Island 1                                                     3005
      f. Ghost Valley 2                                                     3006
      g. Mario Circuit 3                                                    3007
      h. Koopa Beach 1                                                      3008
      i. Choco Island 2                                                     3009
      j. Mario Circuit 4                                                    3010
      k. Donut Plains 3                                                     3011
      l. Ghost Valley 3                                                     3012
      m. Vanilla Lake 2                                                     3013
    4.   Acknowledgements                                                   4000
    5.   Legal Information                                                  5000
    6.   Closing                                                            6000
    
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    1.   Introduction                                                   mksc_1000
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    Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the latest game in the Mario Kart series.  It
    features 20 new tracks and the 20 tracks from the original Super Mario Kart.
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit is one of the best games on the Game Boy Advance.
    This guide explains the shortcuts that can be found in every course in the
    game.
    
    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.  Super Circuit Shortcut Guide                                    mksc_2000
    =============================================================================
    
    ================
    a. Peach Circuit                                                    mksc_2001
    ================
    
                          ***********
                       ***************
                     ********     ****
                    *******        ***
                   *M***           ***
                 ****              ***   /\
               ?*?                 ***  /||\
             *** Coins X10         ***   ||
           ***                     ###   ||
         ***                       ***   ||
        ***                        ***
       *** Coins X5                ***
       ***                         ***
        ***                        *** Coins X5
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         ***                       ***
        ***                        *M**              ************
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      ***                           ******************************
     ***                                                      ****
     ***                                                      ***
      ***                                                   ***
       ***                                                *** Coins X5
        ***                                             ***
         ***                            Coins X15     ***
          ***              ***************?************
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            ***         ***
            ***       ***
          1 *M@     @**
            ***@@@@@*
            ********
             ******
               Coins X5
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can use a mushroom here and cut across the grass to get a tiny short
    cut.
    
    ================
    b. Shy Guy Beach                                                    mksc_2002
    ================
                              Item Block X3
                       ......... Coins X3 ...
              ....  J.............?.......................K
            .K...  J...DDTDDDD....?................T.........
           ......     T.DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@@@@  1 ....K
           ....   ..$ 2 MDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@        .....
           .....  .$.K   @@DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@          ....
            K...  $          @@DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD@            .... Coins X5
                 $ Coins X16     @@@@@@@@                 .....
            ... $                                         T...
           K...$                                           ...
           ...
         ...                                              ...T
        ....                                             .....
        K..                                             ....... Coins X9
        ..                                             .........
                                                         .......
       ..                                                ......
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       ..                                                  .....    /||\
       ..                                                  #####     ||
      .?                                                    .....    ||
       ..                                                    .....   ||
                                                             .....
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      ...                                          .......U.......
       ....                              ............DDDD.....DDDD.
       .....            .T         ........DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...DDDD.
        ........J.  ........... ......DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD....DDD.
         .......J   ...............?...DDDD.....................
              ..                ...?....................U.....
           Coins X6                 Coins X8 ..............
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     D = Dirt
    T = Tree            J = Jump Plate     U = Umbrella                K = Crab
    @ = Shortcut Path   $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Take the narrow path on the left (driver's perspective); it will lead to a
    short cut.
    
    2) Use a mushroom to boost across the small island.  This shortcut will shave
    off about one second.
    
    =================
    c. Riverside Park                                                   mksc_2003
    =================
    
       ***                                ****
     *******                            ********
    ***    *** Coins X10              ***     ***
    ***      ***                     ***      ZZZ
      ?*?      ***                  ***       JJJ
        ***      ***              ***
          ***      ****         ***
            ***      ************  @          ***
              ***      ********     @@        ***
              ***     Coins X8      1@@       **Z
         /\   ***                      @      ??? Coins X5
        /||\  ###         Coins X6 *****      ***
         ||   ***               ***   ***     ***
         ||   ***   Coins X6 ***        ***  ****
         ||   ***          ***          $ ******
              ***          ***         $   ****
              ***             ***     $ 2
              ***                *** $
              *** Coins X9         ***
              ***                    ***
              ***                      ***
              ***                        ***
     ***************************           ***                     Coins X3
    *****************************            ************************
    ***       JJJ               ***           ************************
    ***       ZZZ                 ***                             *** Coins X3
    ***       *M*                   ***                         ***
    *************                     ***                     ***
     ***********                        ***                 ***
                                          ***             ***
                                            ***         ***
                                              ***     ???
                                                *******
                                                  ***
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You will see a small wooded platform that leads off the track.  Boost off
    it with a mushroom and then jump with the R button.  If you did it just right
    you will go over the wall and get a nice shortcut.  This is an extremely
    difficult shortcut to get.  Only the best Mario Kart players will be able to
    get this shortcut consistently.
    
    2) Here there is a little path of shallow water.  Drive through it to get a
    shortcut.
    
    ================
    d. Mario Circuit                                                    mksc_2004
    ================
    
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                     oooo          ooooooo                 ooo
                        oooo           Coins X9            ooo
                           oooo                            ooo
                             ooo Coins X5                  ooo
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                            ooo                            ooo     /||\
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                                        Coins X6
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is the best place to use a mushroom.  Boost here and cut across the
    grass then go on the small road with the zipper and coins.
    
    ===========
    e. Boo Lake                                                         mksc_2005
    ===========
     _____________      ___________      ______________________
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooZoZooZJ      oZoooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooZooZJ      oZooooZooZJ      oZooZooooooooooooooooo|
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     ooo|                                            2 |o$o| @
     ooo|  /\                                        __|o$o|_@
     ooo  /||\                                      |oooo$oooo|
     ###   ||                                       |oooJJJooo|
    |ooo   ||                Coins X5               |ooo $ ooo|
    |ooo   ||              ___________     Coins X5 |ooo $ ooo| Coins X10
     ooo                  |ooooooooooo|             |ooo $ ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooooooooooo|             |ooo $ ooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo/ŻŻŻ|ooo|             |oooo$oooo|
    |ooo                  |ooo|   |ooo\              ŻŻ|ooo|ŻŻ
    |ooo                  |ooo&&&&&&ooo\_ 3            |???|
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     Joo|                 |oo|        Ż\ooo\_            \ooo\
    |ooo                  |oo|          Ż\ooo\_           \ooo\
    |oo  Coins X5         |oo|            Ż\ooo\_          \ooo\_______________
     ooJ                  |oo|              Ż\ooo\_         \oooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                ŻŻ\oo          \ooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|                 |oo|                   Ż\oo         ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻooooo|
     ooo|                 |ooo\                    |ooo\_                  oooo|
     ooo                   \ooo\                    Ż\ooo\_                |ooo|
    |ooo                    \ooo\                     Ż\ooo\_              |ooo|
    |ooo Coins X5            \ooo\                      Ż\ooo\_  Coins X14 |ooo|
     ooo                      \ooo\                       Ż\ooo\_          |ooo|
      oo                       \ooo|                        Ż\ooo\_        |ooo|
     Joo                        ooo|                          Ż\ooo\_      |ooo|
    |oMo|                       ooo|                            Ż\ooo\_    |ooo|
    |ooo|                       ooo|                              Ż\ooo\   oooo|
    |ooo|                      ooo/                                 Ż\oMooooooo|
    |ooo\                     ooo                                    |ooooooooo|
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path    & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) As the path goes right (driver's perspective) there is a little invisible
    bridge to the right (driver's perspective).  It will probably take some time
    to master this shortcut.
    
    2) If you have a mushroom boost before the path splits in two.  You will
    bounce off the jump plate and get a nice shortcut.
    
    3) Go left (driver's perspective) here to get a small shortcut.
    
    ==============
    f. Cheese Land                                                      mksc_2006
    ==============
     __________________                                _________________________
    |    ************  |                              |                         |
    |  ****************|                              |                         |
    | *****        ****|                              |       ***********       |
    | **** Coins X5 ***|                              |     ***************     |
    | ****    |ŻŻŻŻ|***| Coins X10 (in straightaway)  |    *****        **** /\ |
    | ****    |____|***|________________              |    ****    |    ****/||\|
    | *****   1 ZJJ|***|                |_ ___________|    ****    |    #### || |
    |  ******M@@ZJJ|***|*********S*     | |               *****    |    **** || |
    |   ********ZJJ|@**|**********S*    | |       *************    |     S***|| |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*@*|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ****    | |      *************     |    ****    |
    |   ***********|**@|JJZ**?******    | |      *****  Coins X5   |   ****     |
    |  ************|*@*|JJZ$$?$$$$$2    | |      ****  |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|   ***S     |
    | *****     ___|@$$|________________|_|     *****  |           |    ****    |
    | ****     |JJJ|$***                 **?*******    |           |     ****   |
    | ****     |JJJ|***********************?******     |           |     S***   |
    | *****     ŻŻŻ| *********************             |___________|     ****   |
    |  *********$@ |   Coins X10        |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                  ****   |
    |    *******$@  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ**?*****    3            &&&&&&****     |
    |         ***S                   *****?********        &&&&&&&   ****       |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| ****    Coins X8   ****            **M*&&&&&&&       ****         |
            |  *******************                 ****          ****           |
            |   *********S*****                     ****       **** Coins X6    |
            | Coins X6                               *****   *****              |
             ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\     *********    /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                                  \      **S**     /
                                                   \              /
                                                    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     M = Mushroom Boost Spot     Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      S = Mouser    @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This is one of the best shortcuts in the game.  Angle your kart so that
    you are facing the right (driver's perspective) as you approach the big jump.
    Use a mushroom to hit the jump at a high speed.  Once you hit the jump turn
    sharply right.  It done correctly, you will bounce off a group of jump plates
    and get an awesome shortcut.
    
    2) If you don't have a mushroom you can get another shortcut here.  As you go
    over the jump, turn left (driver's perspective) and bounce off the group of
    jump plates.
    
    3) Use a mushroom here to cut across the dirt and get a shortcut.
    
    =============
    g. Sky Garden                                                       mksc_2007
    =============
    
                 *****************    ***                   1
                *******************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@J*****?****
                ****            ****                         J*****?*******
                ***               ***                       *******?*********
                ***                 ***                    ****          ****
                ***                  ***                  ***             ***
                ***                   **********  J********               ***
                ***                     ********  J******             /\  ###
                ***                                                  /||\ ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                   ||  ***
                ***                                                       ***
                ***                                                       ***
               ****                                                       ***
               ****                                              Coins X8 ***
               *****                                                      ***
               ****** Coins X6                 *****                       **
                *******                      *********                    J**
                JJJ  ****            Coins  ****   ****                   ***
                $&  2 *****            X12 ***      ***                   ***
               $ &    JJJ***              ***       ***                   ***
              $  &      ?***             ***      ****                    ***
      ************&*********            ***      ****!3                   ***
     *************&********            ***      ***  !                     ***
     ***   Coins X8&                  ***      ***   *!*           Coins X8 ***
     xxx           &                 ***       ***  ***!*                   ***
     xxx           &      *************        xxx  ****!                  ****
     xxx           &     *************         xxx  **** ! ********************
     xxx           +  ***                      ???   **  *********************
     ***           ***                         xxx      ***
     ***        ***                            ***     ***
     ****    ***                               *********
     ********                                   ******
      *****  Coins X8
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     @ = Shortcut Path
    $ = Shortcut Path   & = Shortcut Path  ! = Shortcut Path
    
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you use a mushroom before you go over this jump plate you can hop the
    gap for a nice shortcut.
    
    2) There are three different possible shortcuts here.  The first one is not a
    very good shortcut.  Simply hit the jump plate near the question block.
    You'll get the item and a little shortcut.  Second, if your character is
    invincible, you can drive over the jump plate that is next to the jump plate
    that has a question mark block over it.  The extra speed of invincibility
    will allow you to make the jump.  The final shortcut is the most difficult to
    pull off.  Use a mushroom to hit the jump plate on the right (drivers
    perspective) you will be able to reach the road that is located across the
    bridge.  To eliminate confusion, the point on the map that you should be able
    to reach is listed as point "+."
    
    3) Yes, another shortcut awaits.  This time, hop on the small cloud island
    and then hop to the road again.  This is a good shortcut that is easy to
    pull-off.  There is however, a downside.  If you take this shortcut you will
    miss the item blocks that are on the bridge.
    
    =====================
    h. Cheep-Cheep Island                                               mksc_2008
    =====================
    
                  ...............                    Coins X4
               ...................    ____  ....K........   ___
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           ..........GGGGGGG........xxx?xxxx...K.........xxxxxx     .GGGGG..
        ..........GGGGGGGGGGGGG.......ŻŻŻŻ        Coins X4  xxxxxxxx.....GG..
     ..........GGŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|G......                   |xxxxxxxx...........
    .....K..GGGGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                   ŻŻŻ     GGGG......GG.
    .........GGGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG..|                             GGG.....GG.
    ...GGG....GGGGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG....|                             GG...GGG.
    ...GGGG.ZZ..GGGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGGG.....|                              GG...GG.
    ....GGGG....GGG|GGGGGGGGGGGGG....   |                       Coins   G...G.
      ....GG....GG|GGGGGGGGGGGG...      |                          X8    xxx
        .........G|GGGGGGGGG..                                            xxx
    Coins .......G|GGGGGG..                                               xxx
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      .....GGG.ZZ.G. Coins X4                                 ||   ||  GGG...
      .....GGG....G.                                          ||   ||  GGG...
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       ....GG....                    ............................. || GGG.....
       ........ Coins X5              ......GGGGGGGGGGGGGG........ || GGG...
       ........                        xxx.GG.          .GG.xxx ZZ || GGG...
        ......                         xxx                  xxx xx ||  GG....
        ......                         xxx                  xxx JJ ||  GG....
        ......                         xxx                  xxx    || GGG...
         xxx                         ..K... Coins X4      xxxxxxx|ŻŻ  GG....
         xxx                        G.......              xxx|xxx|    GG....
        |xxx|                       G......               x?x x?x     GG...
       .....G                    .GG..........           |xxx xxx|    .....
      .G....GG Coins X10       .GGG.......GG.             xxx xxx    ......
     .GG....GG.                GGG.......GG.             |xxx|xxx    ......
    .GG.....GG.              .GG.......GG.               |xxxxxxx    ....
    .GG......GG.  ___........GG......GG.                    xxx Coins....
    .GG..........xxxxx............GGGG.                    |xxx|  X6 xxx
    .GG..........xxxxx..........GG.J                        xxx      xxx
     .GGGG....... ŻŻŻ ...GGGGGGGG@@J@@@@@@                  xxx  __  xxx|
      ..GGGGGG..                1         @@@@@@@@Z@@@@Z@   xxxxxxxxxxxx|
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                                                             ŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    G = Grass           K = Crab           @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There is a very nice shortcut here.  Use a mushroom to get an awesome jump
    off of the jump plate land on one of the two small wooden platforms that are
    located in the water.  Hop off of the platform you landed on to reach the
    wooden bridge.
    
    ============
    i. Snow Land                                                        mksc_2009
    ============
    
                         ______________________
                        |                      |     Coins X7
                        |   ***********        |_______________
                        |  **************       ***************|
                        | **** N       ****    \ŻŻŻŻŻ|*********|
                        | *** |ŻŻŻŻŻŻ\_  ****   Ż\_   ŻŻŻŻŻ|***|
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     V = Teepee         Z = Zipper
    J = Jump Plate      N = Snowman        Y = Icy Patch      I = Penguin
    W = Deep Water      @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path  & = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can drive between the icy patches for a small shortcut.  You will also
    get an item on this shortcut.
    
    2) After the 180° turn, turn sharply right (driver's perspective) and you
    will find a path.  It is a little shorter then the regular path but you will
    miss an item.
    
    3) While using a mushroom, you can hit the jump plate and get over the wall
    for a small shortcut.
    
    ==============
    j. Ribbon Road                                                      mksc_2010
    ==============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Here is the massive shortcut.  Hit the first zipper and then hit the row
    of zippers.  Once you hit the jump plate turn right (driver's perspective)
    and you will land on the path that is past the second jump.  You must hit
    both the solitary zipper and the row of zippers to get enough speed to make
    the jump.
    
    ===============
    k. Yoshi Desert                                                     mksc_2011
    ===============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    R = Piranha Plant   W = Deep Water     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) Take this hairpin sharply; once you come out of the turn you will be
    facing the lake.  To the left (driver's perspective), behind the piranha
    plant there is a jump plate.  Hit it at the right angle to jump across the
    river for a nice shortcut.  This shortcut will save you a lot of time.
    
    ================
    l. Lakeside Park                                                    mksc_2012
    ================
                  _________________
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    C = Falling Rocks   W = Deep Water     Z = Zipper         @ = Shortcut Path
    $ = Shortcut Path   & = Shortcut Path  ! = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you boost to the left (driver's perspective) you will go over the water
    and get a little shortcut.
    
    2) Here you might be able to boost straight across the water.  You will need
    to be moving at an incredibly high speed.  This shortcut is easier to attain
    if you are using one of the heavy weights.
    
    3) Yes there is another boosting shortcut here.  This one is easier to attain
    then the one in strategy tip number 2.  With the assistance of a mushroom,
    you should be able to boost across to the area where the falling rocks are
    located.  If possible, this shortcut should be done each lap in the time
    trials.
    
    4) This is where you can attain a nice shortcut.  As you come out of the 180°
    hairpin, keep to the right (driver's perspective) and hit the zipper that is
    located before the jump.  When you hit the jump, you'll go higher and father
    then usual.  Use the extra distance and jump right (driver's perspective) and
    bounce off the jump plates that are located to the right (driver's
    perspective) of the barrier.  This is a huge shortcut.
    
    ==============
    m. Broken Pier                                                      mksc_2013
    ==============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     D = Dirt
    B = Boo             Z = Zipper         @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path   ! = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) This bridge here is partially invisible, it is not a major shortcut but
    taking it will make the next turn a little easier for you.  Overall, I would
    recommend that you avoid taking this bridge.  Also, here you will encounter
    the first Boo on this course.  If a Boo catches you, you'll slow down and
    lose coins.
    
    2) Here you can take one of three shortcuts.  None of these shortcuts are
    extremely easy.  I'll list them in increasing difficulty:
    
    Shortcut #1 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located to the left
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer left (driver's
    perspective) and land on the partially invisible bridge.  If you have a lot
    of speed as you use your mushroom, you might even jump over the partially
    invisible bridge.
    
    Shortcut #2 - Use a mushroom and hit the jump plate located on the right
    (driver's perspective).  When you hit the jumper, veer right (driver's
    perspective) and land on the little island.  Once on the island you will hit
    a zipper and then another jump plate.  You will then make it across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.  When using a mushroom for this shortcut, you must use
    it when you are close to the first jump plate.  If you are too far from the
    jump plate, you'll boost over the island.
    
    Shortcut #3 - This is the big one.  First you must perform a right power-
    slide into the jump plate located on the right (driver's perspective).  Once
    your kart has turned right be 90°, boost into the previously specified jump
    plate.  You'll hop into the area where a "+" is located.  This shortcut is
    one of the most difficult ones to attain in the game.
    
    3) The bridge here is partially invisible, you should use it if you don't
    have a mushroom that can be used to get one if the previous three shortcuts.
    
    4) You guessed it, another partially invisible bridge.  You should always
    attempt to use this bridge.  When exiting, power-slide into the zipper that
    is near by.
    
    ===============
    n. Rainbow Road                                                     mksc_2014
    ===============
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    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    F = Falling Stars   O = Storm Clouds   @ = Shortcut Path  $ = Shortcut Path
    & = Shortcut Path   ! = Shortcut Path  [ = Shortcut Path  % = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom you can get a massive shortcut here.  As you are
    boosting, you will hit the jump plate and go over the big gap.
    
    2) Another mushroom boost location.  Power-slide to the right (driver's
    perspective) and boost into the jump plate so that you can land across the
    gap.  This is a big shortcut but it is not bigger then the one in shortcut
    tip #1.
    
    3) This is another area where you can get a shortcut.  To get this shortcut
    you must be in time trial mode and have at least 2 mushrooms available.
    First you must perform the shortcut on shortcut tip #1.  Then you must drive
    backwards through the course and boost across the gap at shortcut tip #2.
    This shortcut is good for setting lap records.
    
    4) You can hop this gap if you are going relatively fast.
    
    5) You can hop this gap too if you are going relatively fast.
    
    6) When you come out of the straightaway packed with zippers, turn to the
    right (driver's perspective).  You can use your speed to jump across the gap
    for a nice shortcut.
    
    =============================================================================
    3.  Extra Tracks Shortcut Guide                                     mksc_3000
    =============================================================================
    
    ==================
    a. Mario Circuit 1                                                  mksc_3001
    ==================
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    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_3002
    =================
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    |     ****  || |         ****       |  ****     |     *****    @            |
    |     ****     |          ****      |  ****      \     *****  @             |
    |     ****     |          ****      |   ****      \     ****  @             |
    |     ****     |          **** Coins|   ****       \    *****@              |
    |     ****     |           **** X6  |   ****        \   *****@              |
    |     ****     |           ****     |   ****         |   *****              |
    |     ****     |           ****     |    **** Coins  |    *****             |
    |     ****      \_         ****     |    ****   X6        ******            |
    |    ****         \_       ****     |    *****            ****** Coins X8   |
    |    *****          \_     *****    |    *******          ********          |
    |    ********         \    *****    |     *********     ***********         |
    |    **********           *****     |      ***********************          |
    |     ************** **********     |       ********************            |
    |       *********************       |        *****************              |
    |          ******** *******         |          *************                |
    |                                   |              ******                   |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    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_3003
    =================
     ___________________________                     ___________________________
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                   /ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\                 /oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo\_______________/ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\ooooooooooooooooooooooooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|
    |oooo|                    \ooooooooooooooooooooooo/            Coins X5 |ooo|
    |JJJJ|                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                      |???|
    |oooo|                                                                  |ooo|
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo Coins X12                                                          ooo
     ?oo?                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                          Coins X5  ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
     oooo                                                               /\   ooo
     oooo                                                              /||\  ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ###
     oooo Coins X6                                                      ||   ooo
     oooo                                                               ||   ooo
     oooo                                                                    ooo
    |oooo|                                                                   ooo
    |oooo| Coins X5                                                          ooo
    |ooooo\____________       _______________  2                            oooo
    |oooooooooo@@@@@@@@@@J@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@$$$$@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ooooooooooooo
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooJ  ooooooooooooooooooo|                            |ooo|
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ooooo|                            |ooo|
       1                                 |ooooo|                            |ooo|
                                 Coins X6|ooooo| Coins X6                   |ooo|
                                         |oooooo\__________________________/oooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                         |oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
                                          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     @ = 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_3004
    ==================
     ___________________________________________________
    |                                                   |
    |             Coins X4        Coins X4     Coins X5 |
    |     *****************?**********************      |
    |    ******************?***********************     |
    |    ****           Coins X4         Coins ****     |_______________________
    |    ***                               X4   ***                             |
    |    ***                                    **** Coins X5                   |
    |    *** Coins X6                           *********************           |
    |    ***                @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@*********************          |
    |    ***   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@                         1            ***    /\    |
    |    *** @@  _________________________________________         ***   /||\   |
    |    ***@                                        |    |        ###    ||    |
    |    ***                         ********        |    |       $***    ||    |
    |    ***                       ************      |    |     $$ ***    ||    |
    |    ***                    **** Coins ****      |    |   $$   ***          |
    |    ***                 ****      X5   ***      |    |$$$     ***          |
    |    **** Coins X5    ****          ___ ***      |$$$$|        ***          |
    |     *****************            |   |***   $$$|    |        ***          |
    |       ************               |  2|***$$$   |    |        ***          |
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|$$$|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ        ****          |
    |      **************************$$$ZZJ|***|**********************          |
    |     ******************************ZZJ|***|*********************           |
    |    *****          ___________________|***|________________________________|
    |   ****       -----                    ***    |
    |   ****  -----       Coins X8         ****    |
    |   *****       ***************************    |
    |   **************************************     |
    |     **********?                              |
    |______________________________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     J = Jump Plate     Z = Zipper
    @ = Shortcut Path   $ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star you can cut across the dirt path.  If you
    perform this shortcut, you will miss the item.
    
    2) There is an opportunity here for an excellent shortcut.  You must have a
    mushroom to perform this shortcut.  As you approach the zippers and jump
    plates, use a boost.  Once you are in the air, turn left (driver's
    perspective) you will land close to the finish line.
    
    =================
    e. Choco Island 1                                                   mksc_3005
    =================
                                       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_3006
    =================
    _________________________
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|               _______________
    |ooooooooooo?ooooooooooooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo|              |oooo?ooooo?oooo|
    |ooo|         Coins X5|ooo|              |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |ooo| Coins X5     |ooooooooooooooo|
    |ooo|                 |oooo\____   ______|ooooooooooooooo|
     ###  /\               oooooooooooooooooooooooo|ŻŻŻ|ooooo|
     ooo /||\              oooooooooooooooooooooooŻ  oooooooo|
     ooo  ||               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  1  oooooooo Coins X6
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo
     ooo  ||                                            ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                                ooooo
     ooo                                                ooooo Coins X6
     ooo                                 Coins X5      |ooooo
     oo?                                ______________/oooooo
    |ooo                            | o ooooooooooooooooooooo
    |ooo                            |ooooooooooooooooooo o o
    |ooo|                           |oooo/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |ooo|                           |ooo| Coins X6
    |oooo\__________                |ooo|
    |ooooooooooooooo\               |ooo|
    |oooooooooooooooo\__           /oooo| Coins X5
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\oooo o o ooooooooooo
                    \ooooooooooooooooooo
                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block      @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can hop this gap if you have a mushroom.  Boost into the gap and hop
    with R just before the gap.
    
    ==================
    g. Mario Circuit 3                                                  mksc_3007
    ==================
    ______________________________       ______________________________
    |                              |     |                              |
    |       ************           |     |          ***************     |
    |     ****************         |     |        *******************   | Coins
    |    ****          **** Coins  |_____|       ****             ****  |   X5
    |    ?*?            **** X8                 ****        |ŻŻŻŻ| ***  |
    |    ***  _|ŻŻŻ|     ****                  ****         |    | ***  | Coins
    |    *** |_    |       **********************          _|    | ***  |   X6
    |    ***  _|   |         ****************** Coins X5 _|  ____| ***  |
    |    *** |_    |____________________________________|  _|      ***  |
    | /\ ***  _|    ______________________________________|       ****  |
    |/||\*** |_    |                                    *************   |
    | || ###  _|   |                       ************************     |
    | || *** |_    |       *****************************                |
    | || ***  _|  _|     ******************         ___________|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    *** |_  |      *****  1 __________________|_|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |    ***  _| |      ***** Coins X5                                  |
    |    *** |_  |       *******************************************    |
    |    ***  _| |         ******?************************************  | Coins
    |    *** |_  |______________________________________________   **** |   X5
    |    ***   |                                                |   *** |
    |    ***   |         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|      |   *** | Coins
    |    ***   |         |                               |______|   *** |   X5
    |    ***   |___   ___|         **********                       *** |
    |    ***       | | Coins X6 ****************                    *** |
    |    ***       |_|        ******        ******                 **** |
    |    ***                ******      |Ż|   ******              ***** |
    |    ****            *******        |_|   1 *******          ****** |
    |     ********************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@********************  |
    |       ****************            |Ż|         ****************    |
    |___________________________________| |_____________________________|
    
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) If you have a mushroom or a star you should take the shortcut through a
    break in the wall.  You must be careful because the break in the wall is very
    narrow.
    
    ================
    h. Koopa Beach 1                                                    mksc_3008
    ================
                    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_3009
    =================
    ______________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                      |
    |     oooooooooooooooooooooo   Coins X8        ooooooooooooooooooo     |
    |   oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo   |
    |  o?o?o                    ooooooooooooooooooo       ____    oooooo   |
    |  oooo   ________ ______________________________ ___/       oooooo    |
    |  ooooo          |                              |          oooooo     |
    |    oooooo Coins |                              | Coins  ooooooo  ____|
    |    @ oooooo X8  |                              |   X8  oooooDDo      |
    |    @   oooooo   |                              |      oDDDDooDoo     |
    |    @    oooooo  |                              |    ooDDDDDDooooo    |
    |___ @____ ooooo  |Coins X5                      |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |    @      oooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |    @     ooooo  |                              | ooDDDDDDDDDDDDDDo   |
    |    @1  oooooo   |                              |  ooDDDDDDDDDDDDoo   |
    |    @ ooooooo    |Coins X5                      |    ooDDDDDoooDoo    |
    |    oooooo       |                              |      ooDDDDDDDo     |
    |   ooooo   ______|______________________________|        ooDDooo      |
    |   ####   |  /\                                 |_         oooo       |
    |   oooo   | /||\                                  \_       ooo?       |
    |   oooo   |  ||             oooooooooo Coins X5     \     ooooo       |
    |   ooooo  |  || oooooooooooooooooooooooooo      Coins X5 oooooo       |
    |    ooooo     oooooooooooooo          oooooooooooooooooooooooo        |
    |      oooooooooo  Coins X6                oooooooooooooooooo          |
    |         ooooo                                                        |
    |                                                                      |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item Block     D = Mud     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) You can cut across the gap by going through this break in the wall.  Use a
    mushroom or a star.  If you got a boost from the starting line, you may be
    able to get the shortcut as well.
    
    ==================
    j. Mario Circuit 4                                                  mksc_3010
    ==================
       __________________________________   ___________________________________
      |                                  | |                                   |
      |      ********************        | |              **********           |
      |    *********************** Coins | |          ******************       |
      |   ****  Coins X5        **** X5  | |        **********************     |
      |   ***    _|Ż|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ  ****     | |       *****      Coins X6*****    |
      |   ***   |   |         ****       | |      ****          ____    ****   |
      |   ***   |   |       ****         | |      ***         _|    |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |     ****           | |      ***        |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             | |     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    ***             |_|     ***         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |   |    **** Coins X5          ****         |      |    ***   |
      |   ***   |___|    **************?***********          |      | /\ ***   |
      |   *** Coins |     *************?*********            |      |/||\***   |
      |   **** X12   ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| || ###   |
      |   *************************************************         | || ***   |
      |    *************************************************        | || ***   |
      |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻ|  *****        |    ***   |
      |                *********************   ŻŻŻŻŻ   *****        |    ***   |
      |             ****************************************        |    ***   |
      |           ***         Coins X12     ***************         |    ***   |
      |         ***         ---ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ     ***   |
      |        ***    ---ŻŻŻ       ***********                          ****   |
      |       ***  ŻŻŻ       ************************                  ****    |
      |       *********************?    |     ****************************     |
      |  Coins **************@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@******************        |
      |     X5              1           |                                      |
      |                                 |                                      |
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Map Legend
    ----------
    
    # = Finish Line     ? = Item     @ = Shortcut Path
    
    Strategy
    --------
    
    1) There are two options here.  If you have a mushroom, boost through the
    break in the wall.  However, if you don't have a mushroom, collect the item.
    
    =================
    k. Donut Plains 3                                                   mksc_3011
    =================
     ______________________________________________________________
    |                                                              |
    |                            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_3012
    =================
     ________          1                                    ______
    |ooooooooooooooooooooo@@@@?@@J@@@@ooooooo   oooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooooooooooooooo?ooJoooo@@@@oooo   ooooooooooooooooo|
    |oooooooooooo   oooooooooo?ooooooooooo@@@@oooooooooooooooooooo|
    |ooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooooooooooooo@@oooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo|ŻŻ                                     @@       ŻŻŻ|ooooo|
     ooo   /\                                     @@ooo  ___|ooooo|
    |###| /||\                                      @ooooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                       o@oooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                       o@oooooooooooo|
     ooo   ||                                   oooo@ooo ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
     ooo       Coins    Coins X5                oo@@oooo
     ooo        X5|ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo@@@@oo
     ooo          |ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     ooo          |oooooo/ŻŻŻ
     ooo          |ooooo|
     ooo     Coins|ooooo|Coins X5
     ooo        X5|oooooo\__
     ooo          |oooooooooooooo
     ooo            o ooooooooooooo
     ooo              ŻŻŻŻŻŻ    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo|
     ooo Coins X10                oooooooooooooo   ooooooooooooooo|
    |oooo                           ooooooooooo   oooooooooooooooo| Coins X5
    |ooooooooooo                                    Coins X5oooooo|
    |ooooooooooooo                                          oooooo|
              ooooooooo                                     oooooo|
                ooooooooo                           Coins X5oooooo|
                     ooooooooo  ooooooooooooooooooooo   oooooooooo| Coins X5
                       oooooooooooooo   oooJo?oooooo   ooooooooooo|
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    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.
    
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    m. Vanilla Lake 2                                                   mksc_3013
    =================
    
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          |          ********WWWWWW**WWWWW***WWWWWWWWWW***********         |
          |        **********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*WWWWWWWWWWW*********          |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /\  |
          |      ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********   /||\ |
          |     ***********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW#########     ||  |
          |     *********WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********    ||  |
          |      *******WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW**********   ||  |
          |       *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |      1 *****WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********         |
          |       *******@WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|*****W@@WW**WW**WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW***********        |
          |        ********W@@WWWWWWWWWW***WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW*********        |
          |        *******WWWW@@@WWWWWW*******WWWWWWW*WD*DDD******         |
          |       *******WWWWWWWW@@@@@@@********WWWWW*****DD****           |
          |      *******WWWWWW**D**W*W**W**|*****WWW**********             |
          |      ******WW*WWW*******W*W*W**|******W**********              |
          |       ****W*****W**********W**DDD************                  |
          |        *************** *******D|DD********                     |
          |         ************           |   ****                  ______|
          |          ********              |                        |
          |                                |                        |
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    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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    4.  Acknowledgements                                                mksc_4000
    =============================================================================
    
    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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    6.  Closing                                                         mksc_6000
    =============================================================================
    
    Well this is the end of this FAQ.  I hope you enjoyed it.
    
                                                                        mksc_end