The Koopa Cape track starts out on jagged but scenic cliffsides, accompanied by several twists and turns. A third of the way into the track, the course becomes flooded with water, speeding up the Kart's progress. After cutting through the watery roads, racers are thrust into an oversized warp pipe, also with a long trail of water in it. Through the pipe, electrified rods can shrink the players, slowing them down. They then exit the pipe, where the road is split into two sections: one with a blue ramp to the side of the track which the player can pull off some tricks, another has a waterfall flowing through it but one must be careful as the waterfall can push players into the water unless if they have a mushroom or a star on hand. After taking one of these two paths the player crosses the finish line and the race ends. This is one of the few maps that are the home of Koopa Troopa.
Mario Kart 7
This course reappears in Mario Kart 7 as a Retro Course in the Lightning Cup. Little has changed, but one of the main differences is that the underwater tunnel has had its top cut off, causing it to become an underwater halfpipe. Another difference is that the ramp that leads to the river segment has now become a gliding section. Also, the Goombas here are replaced with Grand Goombas. The underwater halfpipe has Cheep-Cheeps, and the Koopa Zappers have been removed.