List of Mario Kart Tour pre-release and unused content

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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for Mario Kart Tour.

Closed beta[edit]

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A portion of the character select screen

On April 23, 2019, Nintendo opened applications for participating in a closed beta test of Mario Kart Tour to Android users in North America and Japan, which began on May 22, 2019 and ended on June 4, 2019.[1] The following lists the features included in the beta version of the game.[2] Several of the characters, karts, and gliders listed were not made available in the final game at launch.

General[edit]

  • Rubies were originally emeralds.
  • An element seen in other free-to-play games that was included in the closed beta was a stamina bar consisting of five hearts total. One heart would be consumed every time a player raced, and once the stamina was depleted, players would not be able to play until it recharged. Players would replenish hearts when they leveled up, if they waited out the timer, or if they purchased hearts with emeralds. This element was removed in the final game at launch, resulting for players to have infinite play.
  • Originally, there was no way to speed up the unlocking process for the cups restricted by timers.[3] In the final game, this can be done using quick tickets.
  • The classes "Common", "Rare", and "Super Rare" were renamed to "Normal", "Super", and "High-End", respectively.
  • The Daily Selects Shop was only 6 items, not 9.
  • Players could receive Metal Mario, B-Dasher, and the Gold Glider in the final tour gift, which was the first spotlight pipe.
  • Combo bonuses were not implemented.
  • Higher tier karts originally increases speed, while higher tier gliders only increases item-luck.
  • The items on the character selection were Mushrooms. In the final game, they are Green Shells instead.
  • The maximum level for each driver, kart, and glider was 10, while in the final game, it was changed to 6.
  • Music and sound effects were different from the final game.
    • The menu had a different arrangement.
    • The jingle when acquiring a Normal item or Grand Stars was different.
    • The countdown sound effect was taken from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! up to Mario Kart 7. In the final game, the sound effect is instead taken from Mario Kart 8.
  • Whenever it is the last lap, the text says, "FINAL LAP!" In the final version, it says 2/2 (or 3/3 for 3DS Rainbow Road).
  • The rear view button was placed in the top right corner, below the options button.
  • In the Coin Rush menu, the description read, "Speed through a course containing over 400 Coins! Gold Mario can really rake them in." In the final version, it reads, "Over 300 coins are waiting for you on this course! Gold Mario will draw them in as he gets near."

Characters[edit]

Most of the characters retain their special items in the final game; however, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, and Lemmy's special items are replaced by the Bubble, Morton's special item is replaced by the Giant Banana, Larry's special item is replaced by the Boomerang Flower, King Boo's special item is replaced by the Lucky 7, and Ludwig's and Rosalina's special item is replaced by the Dash Ring. Additionally, in the beta, both Rosalina and King Boo were classified as High-End characters, whereas in the final version, they are classified as Super characters instead.

Common[edit]

Rare[edit]

Super Rare[edit]

Cups[edit]

The beta only featured one tour, named Beta Test.

Coin Rush mode course
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon Toad Cup.png
Toad Cup
MKT Beta ChocoIsland2SNES.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKT Icon ToadCircuit3DS.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleGCN.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon ToadCupChallenge.png
Rocket Start!
"Pull off a Rocket Start!"
Toad, 3DS Mario Circuit[4]
MKT Icon Mario Cup.png
Mario Cup
MKT Icon MarioCircuit1SNES.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Beta KalimariDesertN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Beta MarioCircuit3DS.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Icon MarioCupChallenge.png
Race through the rings
"Clear 10 rings."
Mario, 3DS Toad Circuit[2]
MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png
Luigi Cup
MKT Icon LuigisMansionDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion
MKT Icon MarioCircuit1SNES.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon ToadCircuit3DS.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon LuigiCupChallenge.png
Do Jump Boosts
"Do 15 Jump Boosts."
Luigi, SNES Choco Island 2[2]
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png
Koopa Troopa Cup
Ranked cup (week 1)
MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachN64.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleGCN.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Beta ChocoIsland2SNES.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKT Icon KoopaTroopaCupChallenge.png
Don't crash
"Try not to crash."
Koopa Troopa, DS Luigi's Mansion[2]
MKT Icon Peach Cup.png
Peach Cup
MKT Icon DaisyHills3DS Beta.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Beta MarioCircuit3DS.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Beta KalimariDesertN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Icon PeachCupChallenge.png
Glider Challenge
"Glide at least 400."
Peach, 3DS Daisy Hills[2]
MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png
Shy Guy Cup
MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaar3DS.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
MKT Beta ChocoIsland2SNES.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKT Icon LuigisMansionDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion
MKT Icon ShyGuyCupChallenge.png
Race through the rings
"Clear 30 rings."
Shy Guy, 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar[5]
MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png
Toadette Cup
MKT Icon ToadCircuitR3DS Beta.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon DaisyHills3DS Beta.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Icon MarioCircuit1SNES.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon ToadetteCupChallenge.png
Do Jump Boosts
"Do 10 Jump Boosts."
Toadette, N64 Koopa Troopa Beach[6]
MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png
Bowser Cup
MKT Icon BowsersCastle1GBA.png
GBA Bowser Castle 1
MKT Beta KalimariDesertN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachN64.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
MKT Icon BowserCupChallenge.png
vs. Mega Bowser
"Aim for 1st place!"
Any character, GBA Bowser Castle 1[7]
MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png
Rosalina Cup
Ranked cup (week 2)
MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNES.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon LuigisMansionDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion
MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaar3DS.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
MKT Events-Challenges.png
Break Item Boxes
"Hit 15 Item Boxes."
Rosalina, SNES Rainbow Road[8]
MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png
Donkey Kong Cup
MKT Icon KalimariDesertRN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Beta MarioCircuit3DS.png
3DS Mario Circuit
MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleGCN.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon DonkeyKongCupChallenge.png
Smash Small Dry Bones
"Smash 5 opponents."
Donkey Kong, N64 Kalimari Desert[9]
MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png
Yoshi Cup
MKT Icon RockRockMountain3DS.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachN64.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
MKT Icon ToadCircuitR3DS Beta.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon YoshiCupChallenge.png
Beat Up Goombas
"Hit 30 Goombas."
Yoshi, GCN Dino Dino Jungle[10]
MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png
King Boo Cup
MKT Icon LuigisMansionRDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R
MKT Icon BowsersCastle1GBA.png
GBA Bowser Castle 1
MKT Icon KalimariDesertRN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Icon KingBooCupChallenge.png
vs. Mega King Boo
"Aim for 1st place!"
Any character, DS Luigi's Mansion[11]
MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png
Daisy Cup
MKT Icon DaisyHills3DS Beta.png
3DS Daisy Hills
MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNES.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon RockRockMountain3DS.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon DaisyCupChallenge.png
Do Jump Boosts
"Do 15 Jump Boosts."
Daisy, 3DS Mario Circuit[12]
MKT Icon Wario Cup.png
Wario Cup
MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaar3DS.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
MKT Icon KalimariDesertRN64.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Icon LuigisMansionRDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R
MKT Icon WarioCupChallenge.png
Don't crash
"Try not to crash!"
Wario, GBA Bowser Castle 1[13]
MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png
Metal Mario Cup
MKT Icon RockRockMountain3DS.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNES.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon ToadCircuitR3DS Beta.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon MetalMarioCupChallenge.png
Race through the rings
"Clear 30 rings."
Metal Mario, 3DS Rock Rock Mountain[14]
MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png
Dry Bowser Cup
MKT Icon LuigisMansionRDS.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R
MKT Icon BowsersCastle1GBA.png
GBA Bowser Castle 1
MKT Icon RainbowRoadRSNES.png
SNES Rainbow Road R
MKT Icon DryBowserCupChallenge.png
vs. Mega Dry Bowser
"Aim for 1st place!"
Any character, N64 Kalimari Desert[15]

Spotlights[edit]

Week 1 Week 2
Character Vehicle Glider Character Vehicle Glider
Metal Mario Artwork - Mario Kart 7.png MKT Icon BDasher.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.png Rosalina-MPTop100-Transparent.png MKT Icon BumbleV.png MKT Icon CloudGlider.png
Metal Mario B Dasher Gold Glider Rosalina Bumble V Cloud Glider

Karts[edit]

Most of the karts retain their rarities in the final; however, in the beta, the Soda Jet, Super Blooper, and Bolt Buggy were all classified as Normal karts, and the Blue Seven was classified as a High-End kart, whereas in the final, they are all classified as Super karts. The Koopa Dasher had a sprite used in the beta with Pipe Frame tires equipped instead of the tires the Turbo Yoshi had. In the beta, the Gold Standard was a selectable kart to race with, whereas in the final, it is only used when playing the Coin Rush mode.

Common[edit]

Rare[edit]

Super Rare[edit]

Gliders[edit]

None of the gliders' rarities changed from the beta to the final game.

Common[edit]

Rare[edit]

Super Rare[edit]

Multiplayer betas[edit]

Nintendo held two multiplayer beta tests: one exclusive to Gold Pass members from December 18, 2019, 11:00 p.m. (PT) to December 26, 2019, 9:59 p.m. (PT),[16] and one for all players from January 22, 2020, 11:00 p.m. (PT) to January 28, 2020, 9:59 p.m. (PT),[17] the latter of which allowed players to play with each other in their immediate vicinity based on their device's location data. The player could either join a random lobby or create their own to play with friends. The cup played rotated every 30 minutes instead of 15.

The music playing in the multiplayer's menu was the same music as the game's menu in the two betas. The icon was also different, being a globe instead of Toads.

Unused content[edit]

Characters[edit]

After Red Koopa (Freerunning) was added in the London Tour, there was an additional texture set for the Green Koopa.

Karts[edit]

Some karts have specific files for their positions on certain karts. Most of these karts are in the game, but there are references to several unused karts, including the Mario Kart 8 appearance of the Blue Falcon (BFalcon8) and the Cat Cruiser (CatC). Several models can be found in the game's files, which included a gray-colored Clanky Kart and a light-blue Comet Tail with a yellow stripe in the middle.

Tracks[edit]

Several text strings referencing objects of tracks not in the game can be found in the files.[18]

Sprites[edit]

When the Para-Wing was added in the London Tour, a sprite was added in the files which appears to be identical to the kart, except with different tires being equipped, instead being the new tires seemingly based off of those of the Pipe Frame, which were also used by the Koopa Dasher.

Icons[edit]

Some unused icons known as BoostItem, ItemExchange, PartsScoreUp and PartsSkillUp can be found in the game's files. The BoostItem icons also have icons of them on a ticket.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romano, Sal (April 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android closed beta test set for May 22 to June 4. Gematsu. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e TaoaceyusTM (May 22, 2019). Deutsches MARIO KART TOUR Gameplay! YouTube. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Machkovech, Sam. (May 22, 2019). Mario Kart Tour beta hands-on: Microtransactions land like a nasty blue shell. Ars Technica. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Ziphonix (May 22, 2019). 15 Minutes of Mario Kart Tour Gameplay! YouTube. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 23, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 5 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 23, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 6 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  7. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 7 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Rainbow Road Episode 8 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 9 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  10. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Rock Rock Mountain Episode 10 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  11. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 11 YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  12. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 28, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 12 Daisy Cup YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  13. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 30, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Episode 13 Wario Cup YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  14. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 30, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Races Episode 14 Metal Mario Cup YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  15. ^ Phoenix King Gaming (May 30, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android Closed Beta Dry Bowser Cup + Final Boss YouTube. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  16. ^ Real-Time Multiplayer Beta Test - Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  17. ^ Multiplayer Test - Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  18. ^ Tweet by Mario Kart Tour News