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|   \/   \/ /_\ \ |  |_| / |  | /     \  |  |/  /  / /Ż\ \ |  |Ż| / ŻŻ|  |ŻŻ
|        /       \|      \ |  ||  /ŻŻ\ | |   _  \ /   Ż   \|   Ż  \   |  |
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|__|   \___\    \____|  \/ |__| \_____/  |__|  \__\/     \__\_|  \/   |__| TM
       ___  _  _  ____  ____  ____   ____  _  ____  ____  _  _  _ _____
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Mario Kart: Super Circuit Battle Mode Guide
Final Version
Created on 07/13/2002

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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Table of Contents
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                                                                       Code #
1.   Introduction                                                       1000
2.   Battle Mode Basics                                                 2000
3.   Battle Mode                                                        3000
  a. Battle Course 1                                                    3001
  b. Battle Course 2                                                    3002
  c. Battle Course 3                                                    3003
  d. Battle Course 4                                                    3004
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 covers only the battle mode aspect of this 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.

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Legend
------

This guide contains ASCII maps for battle mode course in the game.  Here is a
legend so that you know what certain symbols mean.
                      ____________________________
                     | D = Dirt/Mud               |
                     | W = Deep Water             |
                     | ? = Item Block             |
                     | J = Jump Plate             |
                      ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

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2.   Battle Mode Basics                                             mksc_2000
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In this mode up to four human controller players attempt to destroy their
opponent's balloons.  Each player gets three balloons.  Balloons burst when
struck by shells, or when a player encounters other obstacles.  Battle mode is
played in four specifically designed courses.  To play this game mode each
person must have a copy of the game and a sufficient amount of link cables are
needed (depending on the number of players).

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2.   Battle Mode                                                    mksc_3000
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The four battle mode courses are not racetracks; they are tailored for battle
mode.  They do not contain a finish line, they do not have coins and there are
several item blocks.  The courses have creative names, Battle Course 1, Battle
Course 2, Battle Course 3 and Battle Course 4.

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a. Battle Course 1                                                  mksc_3001
==================

Battle Course 1 is the simplest of all the battle courses.  Its design is based
in the different "raceway" courses.

Map
---
        _____________________________________________________________
       |                                                             |
       |                                                             |
       |                                                             |
       |       _________________      ?      _________________       |
       |      |                                               |      |
       |      |                                               |      |
       |      |                                               |      |
       |      |       __________             __________       |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
       |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
       |      ?                   DDDD?DDDD                   ?      |
       |                          DDDDDDDDD                 2        |
       |                          DDDDDDDDD                          |
       |      |      |                     1           |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |                                 |      |      |
       |      |      |__________             __________|      |      |
       |      |                                               |      |
       |      |                                               |      |
       |      |                 3                             |      |
       |      |_________________             _________________|      |
       |                              ?                              |
       |                                                             |
       |                                                             |
       |_____________________________________________________________|

Map Legend
----------

? = Item     D = Dirt

Strategy
--------

1) The centre of the course contains an item block.  Make sure to get a good
boost off of the starting line to get the item before anyone else does.

2) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks. 
There, opponents are more likely to hit them.

3) The best strategy to avoid red shells is to keep an item on your tail.  The
second best strategy is to turn sharply near walls.  There is a remote chance
the red shell will hit the wall instead of your character.

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b. Battle Course 2                                                  mksc_3002
==================

Battle Course 2 contains a lot of interesting elements such as jump plates and a
metal grating floor.  This battle course is based on "Bowser Castle" courses.

Map
---
        _____________________________________________________________
       |                            2    |JJ                         |
       |   ?                          ?  |JJ                     ?   |
       |                                 |JJ                         |
       |      _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_      |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|_      |
       |     |                     |     |                     |     |
       |     |                     |     |                     |     |
       |     |                     |     |                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     | 3                   |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |JJJJJ|                  1 _|xxxxx|_                   _|     |
       |JJJJJ|___________________|xxxxxxxxx|_________________|       |
       |ŻŻŻŻŻ         xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx              |
       |  ?           xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx           ?  |
       |              xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx         _____|
       |      _|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|xxxxxxxxx|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|JJJJJ|
       |     |                    Ż|xxxxx|Ż                    |JJJJJ|
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |xxxxx|                     |     |
       |     |                     |     |                     |     |
       |     |                     |     |                     |     |
       |     |_                    |     |_                   _|     |
       |       |___________________|       |_________________|       |
       |                         JJ|                                 |
       |   ?                     JJ|  ?                          ?   |
       |                         JJ|                                 |
        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Map Legend
----------

? = Item     J = Jump Plate

Strategy
--------

1) The grated middle of this battle course provides excellent camouflage for
bananas and red shell traps.

2) One of the best locations to place bananas is in close proximity to item
blocks.  There, opponents are more likely to hit them.

3) Driving over the jump plates and going over the walls is the best was to
avoid red shell attacks in this level.  One must be careful not to jump off the
course into the lava pits.  If you fall in the lava pits, you will lose a
balloon

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c. Battle Course 3                                                  mksc_3003
==================

Battle Course 3 is the most wide-open of all the battle courses.  Each match
will be frantic and quick.  Its design is based in the different "raceway"
courses.

Map
---
        _____________________________________________________________
       |                                                             |
       |                                                             |
       |                              ?                              |
       |                     _     2           _                     |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |       _____________| |               | |_____________       |
       |      |_______________|               |_______________|      |
       |                       ?   DDDDDDD   ?                       |
       |                         DDDDDDDDDDD                         |
       |                        DDDDDDDDDDDDD                        |
       |   ?                    DDDDDD?DDDDDD                    ?   |
       |                      1 DDDDDDDDDDDDD                        |
       |                         DDDDDDDDDDD                         |
       |       _______________ ?   DDDDDDD   ? _______________       |
       |      |_____________  |               |  _____________|      |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                 3  | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    | |               | |                    |
       |                    |_|               |_|                    |
       |                                                             |
       |                              ?                              |
       |                                                             |
       |_____________________________________________________________|

Map Legend
----------

? = Item     D = Dirt

Strategy
--------

1) The centre of the course contains an item block.  Make sure to get a good
boost off of the starting line to get the item before anyone else does.

2) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks. 
There, opponents are more likely to hit them.

3) The only real protection from red shells is in the corners of the boomerang
shaped walls.  Basically, your only real protection from red shells in this
course is having an item on your tail.

==================
d. Battle Course 4                                                  mksc_3004
==================

This is the only battle course that contains water.  The design of Battle Course
4 is based on the "Yoshi Desert" level.

Map
---
        _____________________________________________________________
       |                                                             |
       |       2                                                     |
       |    ?     WWW                                   WWW     ?    |
       |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
       |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
       |        WWWWW                                   WWWWW        |
       |       WWWWW                                     WWWWW       |
       |      WWWWW                                       WWWWW      |
       |     WWWWW                  1                      WWWWW     |
       |     WWWWW                    ?                    WWWWW     |
       |      WWW                                           WWW      |
       |                                                             |
       |                           WWWWWWW                           |
       |                         WWWWWWWWWWW                         |
       |                        WWWWWWWWWWWWW                        |
       |            ?           WWWWWWWWWWWWW           ?            |
       |                        WWWWWWWWWWWWW                        |
       |                         WWWWWWWWWWW                         |
       |                           WWWWWWW                           |
       |                         3                                   |
       |      WWW                                           WWW      |
       |     WWWWW                    ?                    WWWWW     |
       |     WWWWW                                         WWWWW     |
       |      WWWWW                                       WWWWW      |
       |       WWWWW                                     WWWWW       |
       |        WWWWW                                   WWWWW        |
       |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
       |         WWWWW                                 WWWWW         |
       |    ?     WWW                                   WWW     ?    |
       |                                                             |
       |_____________________________________________________________|

Map Legend
----------

? = Item     W = Deep Water

Strategy
--------

1) The best location to place bananas is in close proximity to item blocks. 
There, opponents are more likely to hit them.

2) The corners of the level are very narrow.  Place bananas and red shells in
the corners to get your enemies.

3) The water in this course provides for some interesting game play.  If you
fall in the water you will lose a balloon.  The water can be very useful for
getting red shells of your back.  If a red shell is on your tail, hop over the
edges of the water negate its threat.  Also, if your opponent falls into the
water camp around the shoreline with a red shell and wait for Lakitu to fish
him/her out.

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4.  Acknowledgements                                                mksc_4000
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People that have contributed to this FAQ will be listed here.

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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5.  Legal Information                                               mksc_5000
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The guide is copyright (c) 2001 Player Guy Forever.
This guide has been submitted to GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) and Neoseeker
(www.neoseeker.com)

This guide will also be available on my own site: (http://ndex.gamersuplink.com)

If you wish to place this guide on your own website e-mail me
(ndex@gamersuplink.com).  If permission is granted, there must be a link
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6.  Closing                                                         mksc_6000
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Well this is the end of this FAQ.  I hope you enjoyed it.

                                                                    mksc_end