Waluigi Pinball is a fan-favorite track from the Mario Kart series, and it just made its return through the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass: Wave 2. It’s really nice to see Waluigi get some love from Nintendo, which makes it a tad surprisingly to learn that this track almost featured a very different focus.
According to the source code of Mario Kart DS, it seems Nintendo was toying with making giving different characters the spotlight on this track. Data discovered points to Luigi being the lead on this track for awhile, and Donkey Kong was considered as well. At some point, it’s clear Nintendo decided to drop those choices and make Waluigi the star.
You can actually take a look at both the Luigi and Donkey Kong versions of this track via the image below.