Best Mario Kart: Double Dash Cups
After I realized that the special cup was my favorite in the first four Mario Kart games, I realized that it wasn't until Mario Kart DS that the special cup went down in quality. This special cup is great. Wario Colosseum is amazing, with cool jumps and obstacles like fire balls. It also looks cool, and the 2 laps makes it unique. Dino Dino Jungle is my favorite track in the game, with an amazing concept of using a giant dinosaur as an obstacle, and also has other cool things, like water geysers for example. Bowser's Castle is the weakest of the castles with Bowser Statues, but I have to give it credits for being the first one to introduce those statues. As for the rainbow road, it's pretty damn good. I love how well placed the boost panels are, and getting launched high in the air is cool. Not to mention the great music.
It's not the Flower Cup, or Star Cup which is my favourite in this game, this time it's the Special Cup. Every single track is really enjoyed by me here. Wario Colosseum is my favourite track in the game and this Rainbow Road is my favourite, overall I think. This or 3DS. Dino Dino Jungle takes you inside a jungle full of dinosaurs and it's really amazing. The weakest track is Bowser's Castle, but it's still a lot of fun. So this is the best cup in this game overall.
I have to say, it was pretty hard to decide which cup is the best between the three cups that aren't special cup. I ended up choosing the flower cup. Mario Circuit is pretty boring, but I like the other tracks enough. Mushroom Bridge is cool. It looks cool, and there is a lot of cool details, like all the cool vehicles, and some hidden shortcuts. Daisy Cruiser is a bit overrated, since I don't think a boat is that original for a track, but it's still quite good. I especially love the moving tables and item boxes. Waluigi Stadium though is amazing. It's not as cool as Wario Colosseum, but it's great for the same reasons. I also agree with darthvadern. The Wario and Waluigi tracks are really good for some reasons.
Flower Cup has two great tracks and two good tracks. Mushroom Bridge is a great rack. So your driving around some type of village surrounded by water with a bridge hence the name of the track. And all you avoid is the trucks, cars, Wiggler wagon, and the Bob-omb cars, which will explode when you or an item comes in contact with it. There are even the Mushroom cars that has mushrooms in the back of the car and when you hi the car a mushroom will come out.
Mario Circuit is a good track. Your driving around outside of Peach's castle and you avoid a Chain Chomp, Goombas, and Piranha Plants. The Piranha Plants can be a hassle sometimes at the end of the track when you make that left turn.
Daisy Cruiser is such a unique course. It takes place in a cruise ship owned by Daisy. You go inside and outside of the cruise ship. There's a pool, which is one of the obstacles of the track and in the dining hall, there's tables that move around, which you have to avoid hitting.
Waluigi's Stadium is another unique track which takes place in a stadium. And it acts as a actual stadium because it includes many ramps and has obstacles to avoid such as fire, mud, and those manufactured piranha plants
Star Cup is the weakest in the game, but unlike darthvadern, it's not too far behind the other cups. I don't care about the ice physics in Sherbet Land, so I think it's pretty good, especially with the skating shy guy that are really cute. Mushroom City has even more hidden passages than Mushroom Bridge making it a little better personally. Then we have the two most overrated tracks in the game. Yoshi Circuit has an original concept, but lacks unique obstacles. Getting down a volcano in DK mountain is cool, but I think it could have been better if there was lava. It's still the best track in the cup though.
This is just sad. The Star Cup is normally one of the best cups in a Mario Kart game, and even in games where it isn't the best, it sure isn't the worst. Then Mario Kart: Double Dash comes and oh boy the Star Cup contains two of the worst tracks in the game, Sherbet Land with its terrible ice physics and Mushroom City, which isn't bad but it's hard to navigate through. And Yoshi Circuit, a track shaped like a yoshi. It's great in originality, but not in amusement. DK Mountain is the only really good track but how can that save the cup frmo being last when all other cups have at least two great tracks?
Mushroom Cup courses tend to be very boring in most Mario Kart games due to being very easy and involving little to no skill, But Mario Kart Double Dash is the exception to the rule. I genuinely enjoy all of the tracks in MKDD, including the Mushroom Cup tracks. They are all unique in there own ways. Granted, it's low on my list, but that doesn't mean I hate these tracks. Luigi Circuit is good introduction for the first course in the game. Peach Beach is another good track. I like the setting, the music, and the track layout. Baby Park is an AMAZING track for one thing and one thing only. Since Baby Park is just a small oval, a lot of items can be thrown aimlessly all around the track, causing a lot of mayhem. Dry Dry Desert is also underrated to me as well, I like the fact that there's a dust devil that roams around the track, I like the Pokeys, I even like that giant sinkhole where some type of piranha plant monster looking thing lives and eats you when you go all the way down.