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Broken Pier is a track in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and is the second course in the Special Cup. It is the sequel to Boo Lake. Its background looks like mountains with spooky glowing faces on them that shows a hollow center. Ghost Valley 3 from Super Mario Kart uses its background and is very similar.

Description

Broken Pier is one of the most winding and rickety courses in Super Circuit. Like Boo Lake, the sections of yellow tile bordering the track will break away if struck by karts or Koopa shells, and there are sections where nothing protects the driver from going over the edge. Some sand in certain areas slows down karts, and there are random sections of track that have fallen down, making it hard to cross, you know. Some sections of the course are especially dilapidated and contain pits where the wooden track has crumbled. Broken Pier also contains two precarious bridges. The other bridge has a section of railroad tracks neighboring to side. Racers can use these to cut past the curved section of Broken Pier, but be wary that this requires precise driving because a minor slip-up on such a narrow place will send a driver into the pit below.

Boos loom above certain sections of the track. However, unlike the ones on Boo Lake, which merely giggle as you pass underneath them, these ghosts are mischievous and will immediately start harassing drivers who upset them by getting too close for comfort just to scare them silly. The course is littered with dozens of these ghosts who are constantly turning their heads back and forth, looking out for unsuspecting racers to torment. Stray away from the Boos and you will not incur a haunting, since they have the same pestering effect as the Boo Item (they make you slow down and lose coins at the same time), but you can end up stacking a horde of Boos over your kart by continually passing close enough to get snared, which will slow down your kart as your driver reels at the sight of several scary Boos. However, you can lure opponents into the Boos to put them at a disadvantage, or simply use a Star for invincibility and then smack the ghosts right off the road with no problems whatsoever.

Shortcuts

  • Daring racers can choose to bypass the two bridges through use of a shortcut near each bridge. One shortcut can be accessed by using a Mushroom to bounce off a jump pad and land on a very small and isolated platform completely cut off from the main track, which contains a boost pad that will launch the racer back onto the main road, if they correctly execute the shortcut without plummeting off course, forcing Lakitu to fish them back onto the track.
Previous track:
Lakeside Park
Current track:
Broken Pier
Next track:
Bowser Castle 4
Previous track:
None
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Mario Kart: Super Circuit courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Peach CircuitShy Guy BeachRiverside ParkBowser Castle 1
Flower Cup Mario CircuitBoo LakeCheese LandBowser Castle 2
Lightning Cup Luigi CircuitSky GardenCheep-Cheep IslandSunset Wilds
Star Cup Snow LandRibbon RoadYoshi DesertBowser Castle 3
Special Cup Lakeside ParkBroken PierBowser Castle 4Rainbow Road
Extra cups Extra Mushroom Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1SNES Donut Plains 1SNES Ghost Valley 1SNES Bowser Castle 1
Extra Flower Cup SNES Mario Circuit 2SNES Choco Island 1SNES Ghost Valley 2SNES Donut Plains 2
Extra Lightning Cup SNES Bowser Castle 2SNES Mario Circuit 3SNES Koopa Beach 1SNES Choco Island 2
Extra Star Cup SNES Vanilla Lake 1SNES Bowser Castle 3SNES Mario Circuit 4SNES Donut Plains 3
Extra Special Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2SNES Ghost Valley 3SNES Vanilla Lake 2SNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses Battle Course 1Battle Course 2Battle Course 3Battle Course 4