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I need help.

This page needs a lot of work. I can't do it myself, because I'm not using a computer for these. Here's a list:

  • Add a screenshot of the title screen. I can't do this with an iPad, because they do .jpg.
  • Ask MrBean35000vr [1] to upload the unused tracks and models.
  • Fix my grammar.

Thanks in advance. --EP41 (talk) 21:09, 17 July 2014 (EDT)

You can't take off-screen pictures for titlescreens. I guess we will have to ask someone with a high-quality capture-y thing (e.g skawo again). --Hiccup (talk) 07:06, 18 July 2014 (EDT)
I think MarioWiki has a picture of the title screen that's .png. I tried saving it, but my device converted it to a .jpg. --EP41 (talk) 16:24, 19 July 2014 (EDT)
It looks low-quality to me. --Hiccup (talk) 06:21, 20 July 2014 (EDT)

Rainbow Road Toads

This article states that the unused Toads in Rainbow Road are pink, yellow, blue, and green ones. However, the blue and yellow ones are used. After all, the official artwork of those Toads has them blue and yellow. Whoever wrote that section must have been playing 2-4 player mode, in which only one Toad appears, and that specific time, the one was red. Unless of course we are talking about N64 Rainbow Road, in which case disregard this completely.-Geno2925 (talk) 08:07, 18 July 2014 (EDT)

Oh yeah, I'm sorry about that. Someone already fixed it. I should really play the game more. --EP41 (talk) 20:34, 18 July 2014 (EDT)

Thank you.

Hey guys, thanks for making those people pay attention that Gu_Menu might not be unused. I think that these people created accounts just for this page(I created my account to make this page), while one of them is just an IP Address. I hope that admin's note worked. --EP41 (talk) 01:48, 21 July 2014 (EDT)


Should I create a notes page for this? I saw that the notes page is for information that are not noteworthy. Sound familiar? (It's Gu_Menu) --EP41 (talk) 02:04, 21 July 2014 (EDT)

I think the idea is. If it is not noteworthy, you don't write it down. --Hiccup (talk) 05:07, 21 July 2014 (EDT)

Test Course

Hey there guys. I came across this page and noticed that you guys needed the video from the stream cut out. I've got it listed here, I'm just not that great with Wiki formatting as to adding it in properly. If the video needs to be edited, changed, or anything, just give me a shout. --Toxxy (talk) 21:33, 6 August 2014 (EDT)

I have added it to the article with some {{clear}} tag/s and a __TOC__ tag to make sure thing don't overlap badly. --Hiccup (talk) 07:07, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Are these title screen (un)acceptable?

TV, Gamepad. From a capture-thingy of somesort owned by someone. All moneys go to someone.--Hiccup (talk) 10:27, 8 August 2014 (EDT)

The TV screenshot looks a bit more clear. --EP41 (talk) 17:04, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
You should never capture screenshots from the gamepad because it uses compression to save bandwidth (most noticeable in color transitions, like between Mario's shirt and overalls). --BMF54123 (talk) 17:14, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
Hiccup, would you care to explain why your Gamepad screenshot is 1280x720, when the native resolution should be 854x480? M64m (talk) 17:39, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
M64m, the screenshots aren't even uploaded to the site yet! --EP41 (talk) 17:47, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
I think the sad truth is that the output to the gamepad can't be captured in the state before it is compressed. In my opinion, there isn't much point is making title screens if they can't be done fully. (I guess I have answered my own question). --Hiccup (talk) 04:03, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
You still haven't explained how the image was captured. M64m (talk) 11:36, 9 August 2014 (EDT)


When do I remove the {{start}} tag? The page has been here for a decent amount of time and two sections are probably okay. --EP41 (talk) 15:39, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

What What WHAT?!

How did you all find out how to look into a Wii U ISO? Mysterious Destiny (talk) 13:25, 7 October 2014 (EDT)

Does gu_menu count as an unused course?

A course exists in the game called gu_menu which is just a black course without a skybox and the map on the gamepad is just a square. It does not redraw the frames, giving it a "mirror" effect (like going out of bounds in source games). MrBean35000vr uploaded a video of this. --Jman100ish (talk) 22:26, 24 October 2014 (EDT)

We've discussed this in the past, and judging from its filename and odd behavior, it's very likely used internally by the game engine (e.g. as a place to hide the kart on certain screens or something similar). We've decided not to document this unless someone can prove it's not actually used for such a purpose. --BMF54123 (talk) 22:30, 24 October 2014 (EDT)

Totaka's song

Great find! I can only assume the other locations involve yoshi's too. Mr Totaka is also the voice actor of Yoshi.
PC Freak (talk) 17:47, 11 January 2015 (EST)

Did some investigation, and it seems that which Yoshi sings Totaka's Song is random in every race. It is never always the same Yoshi that sings it. The Yoshis also load different animations each race, and whether or not they sing the song is dependent on the animations. If a Yoshi is jumping up and down, they will not sing it; if they're waving at the racers, they may sing it. --BSonirachi (talk) 18:33, 11 January 2015 (EST)
I've identified two more courses in which Yoshis are, might want to check those. --Team Fail (talk) 18:40, 11 January 2015 (EST)
Checked Mount Wario. There are Yoshis there, but they don't play any of their cheering sounds there. The game plays standard crowd cheering there. --BSonirachi (talk) 18:52, 11 January 2015 (EST)
I stayed idle with both Villagers and Isabelle the whole time and they didn't sing the song at all. Just saying. I tested that many days ago but I decided to tell it right now. Sarantis-Nikolaos (talk) 16:02, 20 July 2015 (EDT)

Is this legit?

Apperently, a guy on gamefaqs datamined the game right after the game's first DLC came out. Legit or fake rumor? --Gameonion (talk) 09:32, 13 April 2015 (EDT)

Definitely legit, now that we know what the second DLC Pack will have. "3DS_NEOBOWSERCITY", "WU_WOODS", and "WU_ANIMAL" refer to the Crossing Cup tracks, while "GC_BABYPARK" is a Bell Cup track, and "WU_METRO" may possibly be the Bell Cup's Super Bell Subway. — NES Boy (talk)

PAL / NTSC English text differences

I noticed a small text difference in menu-related strings in PAL and NTSC english. I just don't know if it's needed to add, or just plain boring:

200cc description CRAZY FAST! Braking is crucial. Super fast - braking is crucial!

Proof: (NTSC) and (PAL)

Should I add this or not? Maybe you guys know about a lot of other differences like this. - Ray Koopa (talk) 10:26, 11 July 2015 (EDT)

I say go for it. Most other minor rewrites across revisions are mentioned here anyway. --M&L27 (talk) 10:45, 11 July 2015 (EDT)
I added it, including differences in the chat macro text. I'm not sure about the "Goodnight / Good night" one though, since I had to rely on textual source which might had a typo, and only own a PAL console. - Ray Koopa (talk) 06:08, 12 July 2015 (EDT)

"AMT" Emblem with the logo eight

Beyond all the other emblems, I also found this one, and I don't think it's used:


Anyone knows if this is used? Never saw - it. Ray Koopa (talk) 05:49, 16 August 2015 (EDT)

Interesting... I don't think the texture is used directly by the game itself, but a very similar one appears in all of the kart part previews. Nice find! --Peardian (talk) 13:35, 16 August 2015 (EDT)
Yeah, I thought the same. Added to the page beyond some other stuff I found. Nice to see you here btw, Peardian =) - Ray Koopa (talk) 15:03, 16 August 2015 (EDT)

The Lap 2/2 graphic is actually used!

This GFX is used in the demo version of Mario Kart 8 actually, and I think an earlier version of it was used at E3... --Mspeter97 (talk) 17:03, 18 August 2015 (EDT)

I'd have to check. I can edit the courses and get back to you, I can change the number of laps. Maybe I can get it back in retail. --MrRean (talk) 18:39, 21 August 2015 (EDT)
Mario Kart 8 demo? Did I miss something? I only know what you mean with E3 version. Oh well. I wish I could've checked back on the modified lap count already, but my Wii U has too many... "improvements to overall system stability"... - Ray Koopa (talk) 17:53, 31 August 2015 (EDT)
Confirmed not working. It just loads the Lap 3/3 graphic...even when the lap count is set to 2. --MrRean (talk) 22:22, 2 September 2015 (EDT)
I'll try to get a picture of the store demo to see if this specific graphic is used.... --Mspeter97 (talk) 18:35, 3 September 2015 (EDT)

Adding a list of (semi)recycled voice clips

Should a list of all of the clips with these recycle tags, and possibly a comparison to the original clip, be added? --M&L27 (talk) 19:22, 21 August 2015 (EDT)

Yes, definitely. It's interesting to say the least! Robotortoise (talk) 19:57, 21 August 2015 (EDT)

Has anyone seen a yellow pylon / cone?

I found this object when editing some tracks. I don't think it's used on any track, searching for it also revealed nothing, but I might be wrong. There are only red and blue pylons found throughout the game. I add it if nobody can find it anywhere. - Ray Koopa (talk) 09:32, 17 July 2016 (EDT)

"Unused Beta Course left in the Kiosk Demo" found this on YT. Gonna put it here before I forget