Los Angeles Laps
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Los Angeles Laps is a race course in Mario Kart Tour. It is named after the city Los Angeles, California, and as such it makes its debut in the city's namesake tour, the 2020 Los Angeles Tour. However, the course itself takes place in Santa Monica and the landmark Santa Monica Pier; the course even has flags that write out "Welcome to Santa Monica". The course is a favorite of Pauline (Party Time), Toad (Party Time), Mario (Swimwear), Mario (Sunshine), Fire Rosalina, Daisy (Swimwear), and Mario (Baseball).
In the standard layout, all of the racers start the course on the Santa Monica Pier. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the left through a couple shops and onto the beach, then makes a slight left through a blue lifeguard tower. After continuing left, the course shifts right into a skatepark with multiple paths and graffiti of a Bill Blaster, some Bullet Bills, Bananas, Bloopers, two Bob-omb Plugs icons, two Red Shells, a Bowser icon and some Piranha Plants in a Warp Pipe. After that, the course shifts left underneath an elongated lifeguard tower bridge; the course then curves to the left where the rest of the beach is littered with a few Sidesteppers and an underwater section (the only new course in the game to feature one) at the side. On the second lap, most of the water will disappear. Players can then make a slight S-motion into a double-lane road through the street, where they can alternate between the two lanes at will. After a wide turn left, the player then drives straight and back onto the pier, where the finish line awaits.
When configured for Coin Rush, signs will direct Gold Mario up the highest skate ramp while cars and buses will block off a lane in the double-lane road, making the collection of coins easier.
Los Angeles Tour (2020)
In the 2020 Los Angeles Tour, Los Angeles Laps served as the tour's signature course. It appeared as the first course in the Mario Cup, the second course in the Monty Mole Cup, the location of the bonus challenges in the Wendy Cup and the Pauline Cup, and the location of the tour's Coin Rush. Its R/T variant appeared as the third course in the Hammer Bro Cup and the third course and location of the bonus challenge in the Larry Cup, its R variant appeared as the first course in the Toad Cup and the third course in the Peach Cup, and its T variant appeared as the second course in the Donkey Kong Cup and the first course in the Roy Cup.
2nd Anniversary Tour
In the 2nd Anniversary Tour, Los Angeles Laps appeared as the first course in the Daisy Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Yoshi Cup. Its T variant appeared as the third course in the Hammer Bro Cup, its R/T variant appeared as the second course in the Luigi Cup, and its R variant appeared as the first course in the Rosalina Cup.
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