List of drivers in Mario Kart Tour
There are currently 114 playable characters (115 if including Gold Mario, who appears exclusively in the Coin Rush mode) in Mario Kart Tour, the largest amount of playable characters in a Mario game. 10 new characters are introduced. Upon launching the game for the first time, players start with either Toad, Toadette, or Peachette. After the tutorial they are granted a free pipe launch which grants either Peach, Bowser, Metal Mario, or Dry Bowser. Unlike other Mario Kart games, characters are sorted by their rarity of unlocking them, via opening up randomized green or gold pipes with rubies. There are three tiers of rarity: Normal, Super, and High-End. While the Normal characters are easier to unlock, rarer characters have a greater amount of starting points and have more favored and favorite courses.
So far, the only changes in the main statistics that were found affect acceleration and weight, and depend on the kart size.
c - Not available in the week 1 pipe
Chance increase of obtaining a Frenzy