Mario Kart 8 Banana Cup Guide – Track Tips, Shortcuts, Items and Antigravity
Banana Cup is another course in Mario Kart 8 featuring four retro-tracks from previous Nintendo installments. The tracks featured in Banana Cup are: GCN Dry Dry Desert, SNES Donut Plains 3, N64 Royal Raceway, and 3DS DK Jungle.
Mario Kart 8 Banana Cup
In this guide, I’ll be sharing locations of different shortcuts, corner-cuts, locations of Antigravity Sections, and where to find item boxes.
CN Dry Dry Desert
The first set of item boxes will be waiting for you right at the beginning of the track. Soon after the first set of item boxes, you’ll come across a curvy road which can be cut short by using a Mushroom.
After a few obstacles, you’ll get to the second set of item boxes followed by a sand pit which can be crossed rather quickly using another Mushroom.
After the sand pit, the track will turn right where you’ll be able to perform a trick which will lead you to third set of item boxes followed by an oasis. While coming out of underwater section, you’ll be able to use another Mushroom to race through the finish line.
Important: Almost every corner in this track can be cut short by using a Mushroom.
SNES Donut Plains 3
Throttle forward and you’ll get to the first set of item boxes. Keep on following the track on your right and you’ll end up in an underwater section with second set of item boxes.
The track ahead will be swarming with Monty Moles followed by a hole in the fence which you’ll be able to take using a Mushroom followed by the finish line.
Important: Like CN Dry Dry Desert, you’ll be able to cut short almost every corner using a Mushroom.
N64 Royal Raceway
The track starts with two consecutive left turns: the first one will be containing the first of item boxes and the second one can be cut short by boosting over the grass using a Mushroom.
After a couple of turns, the track will turn left with second set of item boxes; this turn can also be cut short using a Mushroom to boost over a ramp with two sets of item boxes.
After the Gliding Ramp, you’ll land on the ground with third set of item boxes. Just before the finish line, you’ll be able to use Mushrooms to cut short the curvy area.
3DS DK Jungle
You’ll get the first set of item boxes after a few turns followed by the track splitting up. During this section, you’ll be able to perform a trick near the tree roots to get yourself a boost.
Just keep on following the track carrying a lot of Boost Ramps and you’ll come across the Antigravity Section. After the Antigravity Section, perform a trick on the small ramp and finish the Antigravity Section followed by third set of item boxes.
Just as the path splits after the underwater section, stick to the lower path which has a shortcut which will direct you towards the finish line.