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DK's Jungle Parkway is the first track of the Special Cup in Mario Kart 64. It is a jungle environment based on various levels in the Donkey Kong Country series.

This track returns in Mario Kart Wii as a retro track in the Leaf Cup. The expert Staff Ghost on this course is Donkey Kong in the Phantom or the Flame Flyer.

Layout

The beginning section starts out with a short straightway and into a right U turn. The track then leads onto a river boat, on which a large boost pad ejects racers to the other side of the river. A sharp left turn must be made so you don't run into a wall. From here, a long section of straight track is righted by the river, which poses a threat for light characters like Toad. After this, the parkway takes several winding turns through a parkway, lined by grass. If a player drives in the grass, spiky fruits come flying out of nowhere and hit the driver, although this is actually kinda helpful, because they bump you back on. However, if you're in Time Trial mode, the coconuts erase your chances of saving a ghost. After this, a waterfall must be passed my traversing a rickety, narrow wood bridge, perfect for laying Banana Bunches and firing Green Shells. The bridge leads to a dark, gloomy cave. Sticking to the track can be safer, but you are not slowed down by the off-road part, so take it. The cave exits just in time for the finish line.

N64 DK's Jungle Parkway

On Mario Kart Wii, the track is basically unchanged- the graphics are better, a cannon has been added on the safari boat, fruits have been removed, and the cave now has an off-road part. But other than that, it's the same old thing.

Shortcuts

Apparently, a glitch shortcut is found in the bit after the bridge to the cave. To perform it, a driver should drift through the wall at the right area; they will then fall into the cave. Upon crossing the finish line again, it will be counted as a lap, even though the driver did not go all the way around the course. When it returns in Mario Kart Wii, that shortcut is removed. However, in both games, there is a shortcut over the mud in the same area. Originally, all karts could perform this shortcut. In the Wii version, an item that increases speed (such as a Mushroom or Star) is required for it to be effective.

Previous track:
Bowser's Castle
Current track:
DK's Jungle Parkway
Next track:
Yoshi Valley
Previous track:
GBA Bowser Castle 3
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart Wii


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