Gran Paradiso Island

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Gran Paradiso Island is an official SuperTuxKart track.

History

Gran Paradiso Island was released in 0.9.1, replacing The Island.

Gameplay

This track has a nice gameplay, due to numerous turns, the zipper, the canon, and the "secret" path (the bridge). However the track is pretty easy to drive, except maybe the turns of the last part which are a bit tight for beginners. The track has an intented shortcut (that is actually an alternative path): After the sandy part, you can turn to the right to take the bridge, it saves around 4 seconds (zipper effect included). There's also a shortcut in this shortcut. It allows to skip almost the whole bridge. The recommended strategy to do it is using a zipper and then two yellow skids aimed at the end of the bridge. It is featured in this Tool-Assisted-Speedrun by Fouks: here

Graphics

The track is graphically not as good as Black Forest or Cocoa Temple, but still quite nice. A few players have lags on this track.

Speedruns

The current speedrun WR is 1:42.423 by Wax but a sub-1:42 is considered possible. The Tool-Assisted-Speedrun is 1:39.188 by Fouks. The official 0.9.3 WR is 1:18.327 by Alayan.