Hide and Seek

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Important Information
This game mode will not work offline or in split-screen mode.
Hide and Seek
Author: CLF78
Type: ISO Patcher, Riivolution
Version: v2.0.3
Date of latest version: 2023-05-28
Download: Google Drive
Source code: GitHub


Hide and Seek is a custom game mode created by CLF78, following ideas by marionose1 and TWD98. In every match, a player (or two), designated as "seeker(s)" will have to locate and hit all the other players ("hiders") in a set time limit. If they fail to catch all players, they will lose the game.

The room host will be able to toggle a few options:

  • Infection Mode: Hiders that get hit will become seekers as well.
  • Double Seeker: Increases the starting amount of seekers to two.
  • Half Timer/Extreme Timer: The time limit is set to five/60 minutes instead of 10.
  • Allow Glitches: Allows players to access the more broken hiding spots (e.g. Coconut Mall out of bounds).
  • Host Always Seeker/Hider: Always chooses the first (and eventually second) player in the room as the seekers/hiders.
  • Long Distance Names: When enabled, the view of character tags are extended outside of Battle Mode for all players (including seekers).
  • Host Always Wins Vote: The host will always win the track vote.

A typical game goes as follows:

  • When the match starts, the hiders have 30 seconds (one minute with Extreme Timer) to leave the starting area. During that timeframe, the seeker(s) will not be able to move or see any hider.
  • Once the initial timer is up, the game begins, and the seeker(s) will receive an infinite Star effect automatically.
  • To make things more balanced, the seeker(s) are still affected by off-road, while hider(s) have a respawn cooldown to prevent abuse of respawn points.
  • Item boxes only yield Mushrooms and Triple Mushrooms (with a chance of 90% and 10% respectively), while leaf piles, wooden boxes and Goombas will not give any item at all.
  • The seeker(s) will be marked in red, while hiders will be marked in blue. The former will not see any hider's player tag, unless Long Distance Names is enabled.
  • Players on the same team can drive through each other. This is to allow multiple hiders to hide in the same spot and to prevent trolling.
  • The seeker(s) will not be able to hear the hiders' character or vehicle. This is also to prevent trolling.
  • Hiders that get hit will disappear and switch to Spectator Mode until the match ends (unless Infection Mode is enabled). A message will be shown on the other players' screen.
  • The "Remaining" counter shows how many hiders are still at large, and is updated in real time.
  • If the timer reaches zero, the "Remaining" counter reaches zero or all seekers leave, the match will end.

The point system works as follows:

  • Every player begins at one point, including the seeker(s).
  • Hider points are position based: the first person eliminated will get one point, the second eliminated will get two points and so on.
  • If a hider makes it to the end of the round (or the seeker(s) catches every player), they will get the total amount of hiders + three (for example, in a 12 player room, the seeker can get up to 14 points)
  • Infection Mode features an additional bonus: infected seekers can gain one point for every player they infect (this will not detract from the real seeker's points).


  • marionose1, for the idea and funding.
  • Ismy, for the Remaining Players counter graphic and testing.
  • Lore and Slime, for testing.
  • acaruso, for his code loader.
  • Seeky and stebler, for their extensive documentation of the game's structures.
  • Krummers, for helping making battle arenas playable.
  • All the other code creators mentioned in the tables below.


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Game Features
Feature Author Information
Automatic BRSAR Patching Elias_ The revo_kart.brsar file will now be automatically patched to prevent music from cutting off mid-race.
Battle Arenas Krummers, CLF78, kHacker35000vr Adds possibility to vote for battle arenas with the +/START button.
Battle Camera acaruso Adds camera from Battle Mode.
Custom Points System CLF78 Uses a different method for assigning points to each player.
Custom Server Support Wiimm, Leseratte Support to play on Wiimmfi has been added as a replacement to Nintendo WFC.
Disable Luma CLF78 Prevents Luma from showing up to make Rosalina easier to use for hiding.
Disable Star Power Music Anarion, Dea Prevents Star jingle from playing if the player is a seeker, and prevents hearing others' Star jingle when seeking/spectating.
End Race on Command CLF78, Leseratte Ends a match prematurely if all hiders get caught or all seekers leave.
Enable Battle Effects CLF78, acaruso Enables sound effects and timer flash from Battle Mode.
Faster Music CLF78 Makes the music even faster if one hider and one minute remains.
Force 150cc Online XeR Forces 150cc to be used by the game.
Friend Room Race Count Modifier MrBean35000vr, CLF78 Changes amount of VS races in friend rooms depending on the timer setting: four with Half Timer, two with normal timer, one with Extreme Timer.
Go to Friends Menu Automatically Chadderz Restricts the online portion of the game to the Friends menu.
Grumble Volcano Patches CLF78 Patches Grumble Volcano rocks to never sink and geysers to never appear.
Increase Visual Distance davidevgen Doubles draw distance of objects to allow players to spot others from further away.
Infinite Star Effect CLF78 Gives each seeker infinite Star Power after 30 seconds and automatically restores it if the seekers fall off the track.
Instant Respawn davidevgen Makes respawn points instant to prevent abuse.
Kill Information CLF78 When a player is hit or disconnects, other players are notified immediately.
License Unlocker acaruso All characters, vehicles and cups are unlocked without affecting the savegame.
Mushroom Only Item Boxes CLF78, Vega Item boxes only give Mushrooms (90%) and Triple Mushrooms (10%). Leaf piles, wooden boxes and Goombas do not give any item at all.
Mute Characters Melg, CLF78 Mutes every hider's character and vehicle to prevent trolling.
No Clip Melg, CLF78 Players on the same team can drive through each other, to allow hiders to hide in the same spot and to prevent trolling.
No Disconnect BullyWiiPlaza Prevents players from disconnecting by sitting in the same spot for prolonged amounts of time.
Prediction Removal stebler Calculates the player's position more accurately at the expense of fluid movements.
Remaining Players Counter CLF78, Ismy The remaining players counter shows how many hiders are left in the game.
Respawn Cooldown CLF78, stebler, acaruso If a hider falls off the track, they will not be able to move for one second before landing from the respawn point. This does not apply in the initial 30 second countdown.
Reversed Timer CLF78, BullyWiiPlaza The timer starts at 30 seconds and counts down until zero, then resets to 10 minutes, then goes back down to exactly zero.
Seeker Picker CLF78 The game chooses a random player between the ones in the lobby to be the seeker and gives them a red line. There is an anti-repick mechanism to prevent a player from being seeker twice in a row.
Selective Remove HUD CLF78, stebler Removes lap count, minimap and position from the HUD.
Spectator Mode acaruso, Skullface, CLF78, Geeh, EvilRobot, JoshuaMK If a hider gets hit, they will switch to Spectator Mode, where you can keep watching the game from a different player's perspective. The controls are as follows (there are four buttons: one to go back, one to go forth, one to look backwards, and one to toggle replay view):
  • Wii Wheel: 1 button, 2 button, A button (- button to switch to replay view)
  • Nunchuk: A button, B button, C button (- button to switch to replay view)
  • Classic Controller: A button, B button, X button (Y button to switch to replay view)
  • GameCube Controller: A button, B button, X button (Y button to switch to replay view)
Tag Filter CLF78, Elias_ Disables all hiders' player tags on the seekers' screens and updates tag colors in real time.
Temporary Invisibility CLF78 Makes all hiders invisible to the seeker(s) for the first 30 seconds.
Time Limit Modifier CLF78 The five minute time limit has been extended to accommodate for the longer races. The 5:56 disconnection has also been removed.
Version Check CLF78, Seeky Prevents players with a different version of Hide and Seek than the host's from joining their room.
Room/Additional Features
Feature Author Information
Room Message Handler CLF78 Allows the host to enable flags through room messages.
Allow Glitches CLF78, MrBean35000vr, stebler This is off by default. Enabling this option allows players to execute the following glitches:
Always Seeker/Hider CLF78 The host and the second player in the room will always be seeker(s)/hider(s). This can be enabled by the host.
Always Show Voting Timer CLF78 Always shows the time you have left to vote for a track, beginning at 30 seconds.
Always Win Track Vote Star The host always wins the track vote. This option can be enabled by the host.
Default Manual Drift CLF78 Makes the game always set the drift choice to Manual when booted. Switching to Automatic drift is still possible.
Double Seeker CLF78 The amount of initial seekers is two. This option can be enabled by the host.
Force Online Menu CLF78 Disables the offline gameplay options.
Half/Extreme Timer CLF78 The time limit is reduced to five minutes/increased to sixty minutes. This option can be enabled by the host.
Infection Mode CLF78 If a hider is hit, they will turn into a seeker as well. This option can be enabled by the host.
Long Distance Names CLF78 The tag distance is increased, and seekers will be able to see player tags as well. This option can be enabled by the host.
My Stuff Folder Allows users to replace certain files with their own, allowing for custom textures, among other things. You can choose between the CTGP and the HNS folder, and you can also choose to replace music only or everything.
No Background Music CosmoCortney Mutes all .brstm audio. This feature can be enabled/disabled at will in Riivolution.
No Star Invincibility CLF78 Allows seekers to be hit by track obstacles in order to reach out of bounds areas. This option can be enabled by the host.
Show Version Number CLF78 Shows the version number of Hide and Seek in the online menu.
30 FPS CLF78 Makes the game run at half the framerate. This option is only available in the ISO builder and can be enabled/disabled at will.
Battle Arena Features
Track Information
All Separated starting points, battle engine class speed and location-based respawn points.
Block Plaza The statues and block parts will not fall down.
Delfino Pier
Funky Stadium
  • Name tags will be visible from further away regardless of the Long Distance Names option (hiders only).
  • Controller inputs are disabled for three seconds to prevent remaining at the original starting points.
Chain Chomp Wheel
  • Name tags will be visible from further away regardless of the Long Distance Names option (hiders only).
  • Controller inputs are disabled for three seconds to prevent remaining at the original starting points.
  • The rolling Chain Chomp will appear after 30 seconds.
N64 Skyscraper Name tags will be visible from further away regardless of the Long Distance Names option (Hiders only).

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1.0 2021-04-05 First release
v1.1 2021-04-07
  • Added Halved Timer option.
  • Fixed XML.
v1.2 2021-04-08
v1.3 2021-04-11
  • Added Enable Battle Effects.
  • Adjusted point system.
  • Fixed NTSC-J version.
  • Fixed other minor bugs with Room Message Handler.
  • Removed High Data Rate.
v1.4 2021-04-15
  • Added License Unlocker.
  • Added Tag Filter.
  • Improved hit detection logic.
  • The final lap music now plays when only one hider remains.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
v1.5 2021-04-17
  • Added 30 FPS option to the ISO builder.
  • Added Disable Luma.
  • Added Grumble Volcano patches.
  • Added Replay View to Spectator Mode.
  • Decreased vehicle hitbox.
v1.6 2021-04-22
  • Added Respawn Cooldown.
  • Added Version Check.
  • Revamped point system.
  • Fixed double seeker bug.
  • Fixed finishing positions.
  • Fixed some sound effects.
  • Fixed star animation.
  • Fixed NTSC-U crash.
v1.7 2021-05-15
  • Added Battle Arenas.
  • Added Battle Camera.
  • Added Allow Glitches option.
  • Added Always Show Ttimer.
  • Added Force Online Menu.
  • Added Show Version Number.
  • Added possibility to look backwards while spectating.
  • Hiders will no longer lose a Mushroom when getting infected.
  • Fixed a bug with hider tags when Battle Glitch was enabled.
  • Resolved a crash that was occurring at the end of matches.
v1.7.1 2021-05-24
  • Added hidden flag for CT Pack creators.
  • Improved finishing position handling.
  • Improved some respawn points in Battle Arenas.
  • Updated ISO builder to allow repatching games.
v1.7.2 2021-05-25 Fixed a bug that would crash the game if nine players or more were present.
v1.8 2021-06-04
  • Added Accurate Player Position.
  • Added Default Manual Drift.
  • Added Faster Music.
  • Improved player stopping mechanism.
  • Improved Reversed Timer.
  • Improved Tag Filter.
  • Correctly implemented Mute Characters.
  • Fixed Delfino Pier KMP edits.
  • Hiders will no longer show up for Seekers on DK Summit and GCN Waluigi Stadium during the initial countdown.
  • The wall-ride prevention mechanism no longer causes players to be able to slow down mid-air after touching a bouncy mushroom.
  • Fixed a bug where an infected player would not get the star effect.
  • Fixed ISO Patcher.
v2.0 2022-04-03
  • Added Extreme timer option.
  • Added Host Always Hider option.
  • Added Kill Information.
  • Added No Star Invincibility option.
  • Added position-based respawn points for battle arenas.
  • Added some translations for the "Remaining" graphic.
  • Allowed seekers to go through each other.
  • Disabled inputs for three seconds on Funky Stadium/Chain Chomp Wheel.
  • Disabled start boost for seekers.
  • Fixed an obscure bug that would cause collision not to kill players.
  • Fixed Mute Characters/Vehicles in Infection mode.
  • Fixed tag color changing.
  • Fixed unwanted item removal when getting hit by a seeker.
  • Hiders no longer flip over on others' screen when hit.
  • Improved main menu.
  • Modified friend room race count based on the timer setting.
  • Modified track patches to work with texture hacks.
  • Made score change sound dependent on whether the player is a seeker or not.
  • Rearranged pack layout.
  • Reduced pack size.
  • Removed position prediction.
  • Removed Star off-road invincibility completely.
  • Respawn Cooldown now triggers in mid-air instead of the ground.
  • Seekers no longer hear other players' Star music.
  • The game no longer softlocks if a track has no checkpoints.
  • Triggering the horizontal wall glitch with glitches off now triggers a respawn.
v2.0.1 2022-10-01 Fixed Wiimmfi bugs.
v2.0.2 2023-05-24 Fixed Version Check not working because of Wiimmfi.
v2.0.3 2023-05-28 Fixed Version Check crashing the game.

Known Bugs

Sometimes, players will not disappear despite being hit. This is caused by lag.

By the same author: CLF78