1st Anniversary Tour
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The 1st Anniversary Tour was the twenty-eighth tour of Mario Kart Tour, which began on October 7, 2020, and ended on October 20, 2020. It celebrated the first anniversary since Mario Kart Tour's release on September 25, 2019, and saw the return of four city-themed nitro courses while also introducing New York Minute 3. Log-in bonuses were extended from 10 days to all 14 days of the tour, as was the event tokens event. Anniversary Challenges were also added alongside the standard Tour Challenges and granted the player rubies as rewards for completing each of them. Additionally, the number of free pipes for this tour was increased from 4 to 6. The menu's background featured the Empire State Building as the landmark for this tour.
Despite celebrating the game's first anniversary, the actual one-year anniversary fell in the previous tour, the Los Angeles Tour. Instead, the tour was announced on the day in question, three days after the Los Angeles Tour began, making this tour's announcement date the closest to its previous tour's starting date, though no information besides its name was given until the day the tour would have normally been announced.
The 1st Anniversary Tour reused the Luigi Cup's bonus challenge from the 2019 Halloween Tour for this tour's Dry Bones Cup, the Baby Rosalina Cup's bonus challenge from the Paris Tour for this tour's Diddy Kong Cup, the Shy Guy Cup's bonus challenge from the London Tour for this tour's Peach Cup, and the Peachette Cup's bonus challenge from the Valentine's Tour for this tour's Bowser Jr. Cup.
Signature kart sets
In every cup, the driver which the cup is themed about is raised a tier on each track, making them a three- or two-item driver on that course. Up until the Ice Tour, a kart and a glider were also given a bonus for each race in the cup.
Gold cells indicate rewards exclusive to Gold Pass members.
The 14-day Anniversary Bonus served as the log-in bonus for this tour and consisted of bigger rewards than those of other tours.
Initial pipe appearance rates
In the 1st Anniversary Tour, the Gold Pipe held 50 items instead of 100 items and contained these items:
During the 1st Anniversary Tour, the amounts of the various items were changed for 1st Anniversary Pipe 1 and 2 due to having Five spotlight drivers and no spotlight karts or gliders:
In the 1st Anniversary Tour, the All-Clear Pipe held all regular High-End items, but only shot out one item at random and could contain any of these items:
1st Anniversary Pipe 1
1st Anniversary Pipe 2
The limited-time event where event tokens appeared began on October 6, 2020 and lasted until October 20, 2020.
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