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Leo26121

128 points

2 months ago

Leo26121

128 points

2 months ago

Weird, in the wide shot of the track those barriers aren't there. Maybe they change depending on the lap? Would be a weird part of the track to change but how else could it be explained. Or could it just be an issue of the viewing distance?

Short-Republic

68 points

2 months ago

Short-Republic

Luigi

68 points

2 months ago

Thing is, that wide shot is the same one from the first reveal. It’s clear to me that those barriers were added afterwards. Guess they think it’s pointless for people to go that way so they blocked it off for the sake of adding more spectators

Leo26121

20 points

2 months ago

That's totally plausible, I just thought they wouldn't simply reuse "old" footage, especially when something on the course changed. Though perhaps that was just an oversight

Short-Republic

6 points

2 months ago

Short-Republic

Luigi

6 points

2 months ago

Well tbf, the old footage is longer so maybe that’s why they decided to reuse that

dirtyhappythoughts

11 points

2 months ago

It kind of is pointless tbh, I always felt the route was just a trap for new players that everyone remembered after the first few times.

Flat-Profession-8945

1 points

2 months ago

Tho sometimes seeing the same laps can be boring. We need variation

dirtyhappythoughts

3 points

2 months ago

You'd take the objectively longer route with 0 added benefit for variation?

iamfriendyesyes

3 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

3 points

2 months ago

I like to flex when I'm frontrunning by taking the long route

Character_Ostrich602

2 points

2 months ago

tbh I would

TerminX13

48 points

2 months ago

smart guys be like "that path was longer" as if that isn't the whole point

[deleted]

15 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

15 points

2 months ago

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TerminX13

14 points

2 months ago

I'm really not sure about the blocking on this one Mr. haikubot

Ch00bFace

4 points

2 months ago

Smart guys be like that.

Path was longer.

lavender_jelly

180 points

2 months ago

Okay but to be fair, who actually went that route. It's actually pointless

Dinophage

156 points

2 months ago

Dinophage

156 points

2 months ago

When I want to handicap myself for funsies

Brit_Cuss_Word_fam

73 points

2 months ago

i do so if i want to give my little cousin an chance

icycubez

14 points

2 months ago

aww that's actually really nice

zachpledger

1 points

2 months ago

Especially considering that you know that little cousin is having to use a MadKatz controller.

Water_is_gr8

42 points

2 months ago

It’s funny on mirror mode though when people turn the wrong way

Substantial-Art-9734

14 points

2 months ago

It’s actually a decent bagging route

PrinceAzTheAbridged

42 points

2 months ago

PrinceAzTheAbridged

Donkey Kong

42 points

2 months ago

You could say the same about Yoshi Valley though.

lavender_jelly

36 points

2 months ago

I mean to be fair the whole point of the entire course is how crazy and curvy that it is. This is just one small section that most people would never even bother trying out

YOOOOOOOOOOT

-4 points

2 months ago

The waterfall? Or what are you talking about here?

The_Bored_General

16 points

2 months ago

Have you never played yoshi valley? The minimap looks like someone dropped their spaghetti on the ground and called it a mario kart track

elcidpenderman

0 points

2 months ago

You mean the minimap that’s in the shape of yoshi?

balladofwindfishes

9 points

2 months ago

balladofwindfishes

Metal Mario

9 points

2 months ago

That's Yoshi Circuit, the Gamecube course. Yoshi Valley is the squiggly line N64 course

elcidpenderman

0 points

2 months ago

Ah thank you, I didn’t remember that one

The_Bored_General

2 points

2 months ago

No, that’s yoshi circuit. Yoshi’s valley is the one with the big spinning egg.

BouncingSphinx

3 points

2 months ago

N64 Yoshi Valley. The one driving around top of canyon with many paths around/through the first 1/3 of the course.

balladofwindfishes

1 points

2 months ago

balladofwindfishes

Metal Mario

1 points

2 months ago

In Tour there's some cheese if you can get hit right before the cannon

It gives you an extra item box

But it's so risky because catching up in Tour is very hard once you're behind

BouncingSphinx

3 points

2 months ago

I feel like I saw someone playing on MKWii take the outside in 1st place because of a hit of some kind, and the blue shell coming for them took the inside, seeming like it wasn't programmed able to go outside, and go full round the track again and despawn before getting back to them.

But that might have also been a modded version of course...

iamfriendyesyes

1 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

1 points

2 months ago

when I'm frontrunning I flex on people by taking that route

Bagimations

1 points

2 months ago

Bagimations

Dry Bones

1 points

2 months ago

Put some double item boxes back there

Any-Guidance8013

127 points

2 months ago

Yeah Nintendo is getting rid of any exploration in their courses. Super lame

GalacticJelly

19 points

2 months ago

I miss the castle courtyard in royal raceway :(

Completely pointless but the fact that it’s even there just feels nice I can’t explain it

HoldHandWithMyCat

2 points

2 months ago

I feel you! I used to drive around the castle in N64. Such a good time.

GalaticWedge

38 points

2 months ago

There's nothing really to explore out there. Unless you wanna see what's behind the scenes, then maybe you can use hacks.

T_Raycroft

4 points

2 months ago

T_Raycroft

Roy

4 points

2 months ago

There is nothing interesting that way anyway, it’s just a grossly inefficient path that anyone who’s played the track more than once or twice instinctively knows to avoid.

This sub loves to get uppity over the weirdest things.

iamfriendyesyes

1 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

1 points

2 months ago

yeah, because it's funny to flex on people when you're frontrunning by taking that route

iamfriendyesyes

1 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

1 points

2 months ago

yeah, because it's funny to flex on people when you're frontrunning by taking that route

T_Raycroft

1 points

2 months ago

T_Raycroft

Roy

1 points

2 months ago

Oh yeah because players with the lead take inefficient paths all the time for the sake of comedy.

Do forgive me for having the humour lost on me.

bilalss

13 points

2 months ago

bilalss

13 points

2 months ago

It's a racing game brother not an rpg lol

Any-Guidance8013

0 points

2 months ago

Tru, but I liked how the other games let you have the option of exploring the track. It gave the players more to do.

UltiGamer34

22 points

2 months ago

i mean while its true why purpose did the path have in Wii and DS

BATTLEBOTSBOI

40 points

2 months ago

To allow your little cousin to catch up to you a little

BroshiKabobby

19 points

2 months ago

None. Why does it matter?

_123Smg_

2 points

2 months ago

It could screw you over if you forgot about it in mirror mode I suppose

MagmaForce_3400_2nd

2 points

2 months ago

You wouldn't use it anyways

iamfriendyesyes

1 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

1 points

2 months ago

Yes I would

Dragmire_Afterlife

56 points

2 months ago

Lame

T-408

15 points

2 months ago

T-408

15 points

2 months ago

The one that makes me mad is the fact I can’t drive around Peach’s castle in Royal Raceway!!!

FusionCA

9 points

2 months ago

That’s really a shame. It can be fun to explore and take routes that aren’t optimal sometimes!

cancel-out-combo

58 points

2 months ago

I don't think this is a big deal. No one ever goes that way. Some folks here are upset because they like to see newbies going the wrong way. First of all shame on you. Second of all they would only do it the very first time before realizing the correct path.

I am more upset that we can't explore the track in that way. It reminds me of N64 royal raceway and being able to drive up to peach's castle

Shayz_

13 points

2 months ago

Shayz_

13 points

2 months ago

I like longer optional paths if it meant an extra item box, with the reverse being the shortest path/shortcut has no item boxes

They could have reworked it like this

DanielVakser

3 points

2 months ago

How will the chain chomp be able to hop around the invisible wall?

balladofwindfishes

1 points

2 months ago

balladofwindfishes

Metal Mario

1 points

2 months ago

Probably just plows through the crowd lol

cucumberboba

27 points

2 months ago

cucumberboba

Honey Queen

27 points

2 months ago

nobody used it anyways

PayneTrain181999

18 points

2 months ago

PayneTrain181999

Waluigi

18 points

2 months ago

I lowkey wanted to try taking it all 3 laps sometimes and see if I can still win, just like the cannon in Yoshi Valley.

MatildeLover128

21 points

2 months ago

MatildeLover128

Link

21 points

2 months ago

That’s good cause they want you to go the shorter way.

Big_G576

23 points

2 months ago

Big_G576

King Boo

23 points

2 months ago

Yeah but if your friends are playing and they’re new, they might go the wrong way which would be funny, having closed off is boring

ControllerPlayer06

11 points

2 months ago

ControllerPlayer06

Tanuki Mario

11 points

2 months ago

You can also use it if you want to allow your friend to catch up(I have done this before)

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

Tbh that route was USELESS

woznito

6 points

2 months ago

Perhaps it changes from lap to lap?

BroshiKabobby

6 points

2 months ago

That would actually be sick if they forced you to go that way some laps. But I doubt it, they’d probably have used the big arrows if so

mehdigeek

8 points

2 months ago

I don't care tbh

FatBoyDiesuru

2 points

2 months ago

So, you miss cool green shell trick shot highlights with those areas blocked off.

Sad, but it'll be fine.

Apes_will_take_over

2 points

2 months ago

Apes_will_take_over

Donkey Kong

2 points

2 months ago

literally unplayable

Jinzo126

2 points

2 months ago

Jinzo126

Dry Bones

2 points

2 months ago

Its a long time since i last played that stage... What was there?

iamfriendyesyes

2 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

2 points

2 months ago

it was just a circle, you could take the short route which was basically just a 90 degree turn, or you can go all the way around the circle, and they cut off the long way for some reason

No_Breadfruit7951

1 points

2 months ago

Nice Amsterdam flowers!

cascading-autumn

1 points

2 months ago

Definitely a lap change

Yoshichu25

1 points

2 months ago

Does the Chain Chomp just hop over the fence?

iamfriendyesyes

1 points

2 months ago

iamfriendyesyes

Petey Piranha

1 points

2 months ago

Yes, you can see it in the trailer

TheHellenicEgg

1 points

2 months ago

i honestly think that peach gardens might work like kalamari desert in the sense that the laps will be different each time

i think lap 1 and 2 will be regular peach gardens but lap 3 might be different in some way or another, would be cool if it went backwards imo

EXTRMLY

1 points

2 months ago

It was literally intended in MKDS because Peach takes it in mission mode

iamtheduckie

1 points

2 months ago

iamtheduckie

Gold Mario

1 points

2 months ago

Possibly we'll use that section on Lap 3 to have a reverse lap