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Toad's Turnpike
Toads Turnpike MK64
Toad's Turnpike as it appears in Mario Kart 64
Series Mario Kart series
First game Mario Kart 64
Creator Nintendo EAD
Toad's Turnpike is a course found in Mario Kart 64 in the Flower Cup. It returns in Mario Kart 8 as a part of the Shell Cup.

History

Mario Kart 64:

Toad's Turnpike (Toad Highway in Japan) is a first track of the Flower Cup. It's like a twilight highway. It is about over 10 thousand meters long (1036m or 1.36 km). It is named after Toad, and it's the first track that belonged to Toad. It is shaped like 8 or two squares attached diagonally. The road is very dark black in color and the sky is red. Item Boxes are always located at the traffic parking or concave edge. It is considered to be one of the easiest, but it's very tough due to the lorries, buses and cars going around. Bumping into them can cause you to float in the air and the victim is seen dropping down.

Mario Kart 8

MK8 N64 Toads Turnpike

Toad's Turnpike returns in Mario Kart 8 as the final track of the Shell Cup. The course adds several new elements based on changes in the series. Racers now have options to go on the wall in anti-gravity and have boost pads but the path is less optimal. The track also starts on the bridge in the loop. Item boxes, as well as coins, now move along the road. Many of the billboards of Toad himself have been removed and replaced with traffic signs and advertising billboards, a notable one being for a radio station named 64MHz

The map also chooses at random from several traffic pattern sets and uses them for the race. Sometimes, the cars all travel in one direction while other times one lane goes the opposite. Most of the cars have changed plus the absence of  light blue tank trucks. The empty auto carrier trucks have glider ramps, and the pink pickup trucks have a surfboard which serves as a simple ramp. If a racer lands on top of a bus or truck, there is a little ramp.

Battle Mode

Toad's Turnpike is also used as one of the battle courses. The coin sections now have a single item box. Item boxes are also stationary. The pink pickup trucks and glider trucks are also absent.

Trivia

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