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Wario's Gold Mine is a track that first appeared in Mario Kart Wii as the last track of the Flower Cup, and in Mario Kart 8, as the first track of the Triforce Cup.

There are no railings for most of the track, making it easy to fall of. It is themed on a Gold Mine owned by Wario, hence the name.

In Mario Kart Wii, Wario's Gold Mine has two staff ghosts; one has a time of 02:19.585 and uses Wario on the Wario Bike, and the other is unlockable by getting a time of 02:15.323 or faster, and has a time of 02:04.800 with Wario on the Flame Flyer.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is Wario driving a Standard Kart with Monster tires and a Super Glider.

Layout

Mario Kart Wii

The track first starts out with a very slight turn to the right. After the turn comes a boost panel that shoots players downhill at a speed to receive item boxes from below and back up. After that, there is a slight turn left. Players can see a half-pipe with item boxes on top of that. Past that to the right is a straight path to the beginning of the actual mine. In the tunnel to the mine, it is still relatively straight, except there are Swoopers to act as moving obstacles for players.

After the Swooper area is the inside of the mine. The player continues and turns right into another downhill road that goes uphill and into a ramp with a boost panel in it that launches the players to the other section of the mine. If players are careless in this area, they may fall into the darkness below when there are no guardrails to protect them. Mine carts are present, moving the same direction as the player. Any player who runs into the minecart flips and lose their item.

After this area is a turn to the right that leads the player into another dipping road that leads out of the gold mine. There is a small twisting path in the road, and if the player is careless, they could fall off. After the twist is a turn to the right at the finish line.

Mario Kart 8

The track reappears in Mario Kart 8 as the first course of the Triforce Cup. It remains set at dusk and coins can now be found underneath the newly designed track banner. Inside the mine shaft there are anti-gravity tracks and mine carts have changed shapes. The second dip inside the mine shaft has been removed, and an anti-gravity section takes its place.

Additionally, the mine carts will not cause the player to flip over, but instead grant them a boost due to anti-gravity. The inside variation of the music has been removed, but Shy Guys can be seen and heard singing when entering the mine cave, which are the same as in Shy Guy Falls. The half-pipes have been removed, but in the place of the one after the slope is a shortcut with a Boost Pad at the end. The Boost Pad at the large slope towards the beginning is now not visible from the other side of the planks, although it is still there.

Shortcuts

  • At the beginning of the course, drive about 1/8 from the start. Next, turn about 350 degrees. After that, use a mushroom to wheelie on a pipe under the bridge. If done correctly, you should bounce off and go through the bridge. Keep driving and hit the fence. Now, turn around and drive to the finish line.  for MKW
  • To use the shortcut, the player must follow the minecarts into a small tunnel. To exit the tunnel, they must follow it until the player reaches the exit of the cave, which in turn is the exit of the entire mine. At the exit is a Dash Panel Ramp, which the player can perform a trick on.  for all games

Gallery

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart 8

Trivia


Previous track:
DK Summit
Current track:
Wario's Gold Mine
Next track:
Daisy Circuit
Previous track:
Mute City
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8


Mario Kart Wii courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Luigi CircuitMoo Moo MeadowsMushroom GorgeToad's Factory
Flower Cup Mario CircuitCoconut MallDK SummitWario's Gold Mine
Star Cup Daisy CircuitKoopa CapeMaple TreewayGrumble Volcano
Special Cup Dry Dry RuinsMoonview HighwayBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup GCN Peach BeachDS Yoshi FallsSNES Ghost Valley 2N64 Mario Raceway
Banana Cup N64 Sherbet LandGBA Shy Guy BeachDS Delfino SquareDS Waluigi Stadium
Leaf Cup DS Desert HillsGBA Bowser Castle 3N64 DK's Jungle ParkwayGCN Mario Circuit
Lightning Cup SNES Mario Circuit 3DS Peach GardensGCN DK MountainN64 Bowser's Castle
Battle Courses Block PlazaDelfino PierFunky StadiumChain Chomp WheelThwomp DesertSNES Battle Course 4GBA Battle Course 3N64 SkyscraperGCN Cookie LandDS Twilight House
Mario Kart 8 courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario CircuitToad HarborWii Moo Moo MeadowsGCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Toad's TurnpikeGCN Sherbet LandN64 Yoshi Valley

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