Mario Kart Tour

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Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart Tour Logo.png
Developer(s) Nintendo
Bandai Namco Studios[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Release date September 25, 2019
Genre Racing
Rating(s) iOS:
4+ - Four years and older
Android:
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
Mode(s)
Media
Mobile phone:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input Touch controls

Mario Kart Tour is a mobile game in the Mario Kart series. First announced during a financial briefing on January 31, 2018,[2] it is the third Mario mobile game overall, following Super Mario Run and Dr. Mario World, the ninth main installment in the Mario Kart series, and the sixteenth installment overall. Like Super Mario Run, it is free-to-start from the App Store and Google Play.[3] Unlike Super Mario Run and similar to that of Dr. Mario World, the game more heavily incorporates a free-to-play microtransaction mechanic, where players have restrictions and timers unless they spend some of the various types of currencies in-game, as well as having gacha in the form of items being launched out of pipes. The game reuses many assets from Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, and Mario Kart 8, as well as returning gameplay mechanics such as gliding and character specific special items. In addition, the game introduces some features new to the Mario Kart franchise such as reverse tracks and ability to deploy a large amount of any item during a race, including Spiny Shells and Bullet Bills. On April 23, 2019, Nintendo opened applications for participating in a closed beta test of the game to Android users in North America and Japan, which began on May 22, 2019 and ended on June 4, 2019.[4]

The game officially launched for both iOS and Android devices on September 25, 2019 in 163 territories, which covers nearly the same roster of availability as Super Mario Run, with the exceptions of Belgium and Vietnam, the former of which banned games with loot boxes in 2019. Users who pre-registered acquired the game a day early. Unlike previous Mario mobile games, a Nintendo Account is required to be playable.

On October 31, 2019, Nintendo announced the first multiplayer beta test exclusive to Gold Pass members,[5] which began on December 18, 2019, 11:00 p.m. (PT) and ended on December 26, 2019, 9:59 p.m. (PT). On January 21, 2020, Nintendo announced a second multiplayer beta test for all players, regardless of having a Gold Pass subscription or not, which began on January 23, 2020.[6] The second multiplayer beta test allows players to play with each other in their immediate vicinity based on their device's location data.

Contents

Gameplay

The goal of the game is to be in first place at the end of each race, using items obtained by driving through Item Boxes. The game is played in a portrait position, while the phone's touch controls are used to play the game, such as dragging the finger across the screen to steer the kart. There are three ways the player can make turns. For the phones supporting it, the gyroscope can be used to steer. The player can choose what action is started when tapping and sliding the fingers on the main area of the screen, with the other action being performed by tapping a small circular button at the bottom and then sliding the fingers if needed. The main setting has the driver jumping every time the screen is tapped, allowing the kart to drift by sliding the fingers. In the other configuration, the kart does not jump when tapping the screen, which results in it steering when sliding the fingers on the screen. After steering for a while, the kart starts autodrifting and charging Mini-Turbos and Super Mini-Turbos, but not Ultra Mini-Turbos that are only charged when drifting. Similarly to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with auto-accelerate and smart-steering enabled, karts accelerate automatically and can steer players away from walls. The intensity of smart-steering can be changed in the game's settings.

The game's mechanics are based on Mario Kart 7 and most of the Retro Courses are also available as either normal or retro courses within the same game. A few features from Mario Kart 8 that required substantial changes to the game, such as Bikes, ATVs, anti-gravity, and 12-player races, are missing, while the 200cc class is present. Other features from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, such as auto-accelerate, smart-steering and Ultra Mini-Turbos, return. Unlike previous games the player cannot customize their tires.

When a race is completed, the player will be awarded with Grand Stars, experience points for the used driver, kart and glider, and coins. If the player finishes in the top three places, the gauge to level up will be filled, while if the placement is 5th or lower, the gauge will be dropped. When the gauge is already empty, however, the player will not go level down. Only the points gained in the specific course will be lost, meaning that the first race on each course won't make the player lose experience points even if they arrive in 8th place; similarly, each course has an experience points cap. When arriving in the first three places, less and less experience points will be awarded until the cap is reached. At that point, only the epxerience points lost due to arriving in 5th place or lower will be regained when arriving in the first three places. The total amount of experience points gained in a course is never reset and is carried to the following tours, forcing the player to drive in new courses to still keep gaining experience points and leveling up. Grand Stars are awarded depending on whether a certain point threshold has been reached. Experience points for the driver, kart and glider are awarded depending on the placement. The coins obtained are those collected during the race, plus one additional coin for every 1,000 points obtained during the race. Each day, it is possible to obtain up to 150 experience points for drivers, karts and gliders and up to 300 coins by racing. When those limits are reached the player cannot obtain experience points or coins by racing until the next day. In order to continue gaining experience points or collecting coins, the player can use point-boost tickets for the former and can play Coin Rush or get rewards from challenges for the latter. Filling up the gauge to level up gives a reward to the player, increases the points earned when reaching a specific placement in the race and, when level 7 or level 12 are reached, allows the player to buy more items in the shop.

Placement Experience points for drivers, karts and gliders
50cc 100cc 150cc and 200cc
1 8 9 10
2 7 8 9
3 6 7 8
4 5 6 7
5 4 5 6
6 3 4 5
7 2 3 4
8 1 2 3

The game features Tour Challenges and Gold Challenges, which reward Grand Stars, and Standard Challenges, which reward rubies, the main premium currency of the game.

Another premium item, bought with real-life currency according to a monthly subscription model, is the Gold Pass, which grants access to the 200cc engine class, additional items from Tour Gifts, and Gold Challenges. The course introduction fanfare also uses more instruments for players with an active gold pass.

Each driver, kart and glider have favored courses, on which they offer advantages if they are used. Each course has three tiers for each driver, kart and glider. Third tier drivers receive one item from every Item Box, second tier drivers receive two items and first tier drivers receive three items. Second tier karts give a bonus points multiplier of 1.5 and first tier karts give a bonus points multiplier of 2. Second tier gliders increase the time between two point-gaining actions to count as combo and give a combo bonus multiplier of 2 and first tier gliders increase the combo-time even longer and give a combo bonus multiplier of 3. The player can enter a Frenzy by obtaining three of the same item at the same time, which allows the player to temporarily use that item an infinite amount of times in addition to granting them invincibility. Super and High-End drivers, karts and gliders have a higher number of points gained when choosing them and more preferred courses. In addition, drivers have their own special items, similar to Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s item system. Karts have their own driving-related bonus such as increasing the effectiveness of drafting, while gliders increase the likelihood of obtaining a certain item and the points gained when using this item. All drivers, karts and gliders can be leveled up, and they all come with upgrades when done so.

The courses the player can play depends on the tour, which changes every two weeks. Each tour has sixteen cups, and adds new drivers, karts, gliders and courses, including one course that is new to the series. Each cup contains three races and one bonus challenge. Bonus challenges require the player to beat a certain goal with a certain character, kart and glider. Once each of the courses and the bonus challenge is played and enough Grand Stars are obtained, the player can move on to the next cup. Tour Gifts appear between cups which give the player items if enough Grand Stars are obtained. Every week, one of the tour's cups is a ranked cup. In a ranked cup, the player is placed on a leaderboard based on their overall score in the game against nineteen other players. The player gains a reward and will increase in tier at the end of the week if the end position is within the best eight places, while they will lose one tier if the end position is the eleventh place or below.

Placement Rewards Tier change
From tier 1 From tier 11 From tier 21 From tier 30 From tier 1 From tier 21 From tier 22 From tier 25 From tier 30 From tier 35
1 Rubies ×20
Coins ×1,000
Point-boost tickets ×3 of each type
Rubies ×25
Coins ×1,100
Point-boost tickets ×4 of each type
Rubies ×30
Coins ×1,200
Point-boost tickets ×5 of each type
Rubies ×35
Coins ×1,500
Point-boost tickets ×6 of each type
+3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +1
2 Rubies ×15
Coins ×1,000
Point-boost tickets ×2 of each type
Rubies ×20
Coins ×1,100
Point-boost tickets ×3 of each type
Rubies ×20
Coins ×1,200
Point-boost tickets ×4 of each type
Rubies ×20
Coins ×1,200
Point-boost tickets ×4 of each type
+2 +2 +2 +2
3 Rubies ×10
Coins ×1,000
Point-boost tickets ×1 of each type
Rubies ×15
Coins ×1,100
Point-boost tickets ×2 of each type
Rubies ×15
Coins ×1,200
Point-boost tickets ×3 of each type
Rubies ×15
Coins ×1,200
Point-boost tickets ×3 of each type
+1 +1 +1 +1
4 Rubies ×5
Coins ×500
Rubies ×10
Coins ×600
Rubies ×10
Coins ×600
Rubies ×10
Coins ×600
+2 0
5
6 Coins ×400 0 -1
7 Coins ×300 Coins ×400 Coins ×400 +1 0
8 No reward 0 -1
9 0 -1
10 -1
11-19 No reward 0 -1
20 No reward -2 -2 -2 -2

Each tour has three sets of Tour Challenges. The first one is unlocked from the tour's beginning, the second one unlocks after the one week, and the third one is exclusive to Gold Pass members.

Points

Points are collected during standard races and are used to gain Grand Stars and to rank the players, both overall and in ranked cups. There are three ways of obtaining points in races: base points, bonus points, and position points.

Base points

Base points are given at the beginning of the race and are the sum of the base points of the character, kart and glider selected. They range from 800 to 1600 points. The base points can be increased through experience points obtained at the end of the races or through point-boost tickets that provide 50 experience points each. The experience points are used to fill a gauge that when filled will increase the base points until the maximum amount has been reached. The amount of experience points needed to fill the gauge increases every time the gauge is filled.

Base points of drivers and kart parts
Amount MKT Icon Drivers.png
Drivers
MKT Icon Karts.pngMKT Icon Gliders.png
Kart and gliders
MKT Icon Normal.png
Normal
MKT Icon Rare.png
Super
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
High-End
MKT Icon Normal.png
Normal
MKT Icon Rare.png
Super
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
High-End
Initial 400 450 500 200 220 250
Maximum 600 675 800 300 330 400

Bonus points

Larry obtaining bonus points by performing a trick as part of a combo.

Bonus points are points awarded every time a special event happens during the race. Said event might be a Jump Boost, gliding for a certain amount of time, finishing the lap in a certain position, hitting opponents or hazards, and various other cases. If a further event happens before about two seconds have passed from the previous one, the combo indicator goes up and the points obtained are increased. The actual time that can pass between one event an the next can be incresed by choosing a glider of a higher tier in the course, by choosing a glider of higher rarity or by leveling up the glider. The number of points given is calculated as follows:

Points = (base points of the event × multiplier due to kart tiering in the course × multiplier due to kart rarity and skill level) + combo bonus + bonus point boosts + eventual increase from kart's special skill + eventual increase from glider's special skill

The combo bonus is calculated as follows:

Combo bonus = multiplier from glider's tiering in the course × Min{combo count - 1 ; (cc of the engine class) / 10}

For the purpose of the calculation, 200cc is considered the same as 150cc.

The bonus point boost is calculated separately for the driver, kart and glider chosen, that are in the first tier of the course, as follows:

Bonus point boost = base points × (skill level - 1) × [(cc of the engine class) / 30000]

In this case as well, 200cc is considered the same as 150cc. If more than 200 events happen, the bonus point boost is not applied from the 201st event onward.

Position points

Position points are awarded to the player depending on their placement at the end of the race. They are calculated as follows:

Position points = [(position points due to the level of the player + engine class bonus) × position multiplier] + bonus point boosts for position

The bonus point boost for position is calculated separately for the driver, kart and glider chosen, that are in the first tier of the course, as follows:

Bonus point boost for position = base points × (skill level - 1) × number of events happened in the race × position multiplier × [(cc of the engine class) / 30000]

As in the other cases, 200cc is considered the same as 150cc.

The engine class bonus is the following:

Engine class MKT Icon 50cc.png
50cc
MKT Icon 100cc.png
100cc
MKT Icon 150cc.png
150cc
MKT Icon 200cc.png
200cc
Engine class bonus 0 200 400 400

The position multiplier depends on the placement at the end of the race and works as follows:

Placement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Position multiplier 1 0.85 0.75 0.65 0.55 0.45 0.35 0.2

Additional internal data (RaceScoreParam)

The following internal data stems from the New Year's Tour.[7]

The engine class affect the obtained points in various other ways, as shown by the internal data:

Engine class dependent points-related parameters (mEngineLevelParams)
Parameter MKT Icon 50cc.png
50cc
MKT Icon 100cc.png
100cc
MKT Icon 150cc.png
150cc
MKT Icon 200cc.png
200cc
AddScoreIntervalWhileGlide 2.5 2 1.5 1.20000005
AddScoreIntervalWhileWater 2.5 2 1.5 1.20000005
AddScoreIntervalWhileItemType018 2.5 2 1.5 1.20000005
AddScoreIntervalWhileDriftKeep 2.5 2 1.5 1.20000005
InterimRankBonusRate 0.5 1 2 2
ComboNumMax 5 10 15 15

The InterimRankBonus multiplied by the InterimRankBonusRate is the amount of points obtained at the end of the first lap or the first two sections of three-sectioned tracks. The InterimRankBonus has the following values:

InterimRankBonus
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Points 100 80 60 50 40 30 20 10

Finally, the maximum time between events in a combo apparently depends on the combo counter, as shown by this combo-related data:

Combo-related parameters (Combo)
Score 5 10 20 30
Time 1.39999998 1.79999995 2.0999999 2.4000001
ComboScoreAdd 1
ComboScoreRate 0.100000001

Collectibles and currencies

Grand Stars

Grand Stars are the main collectibles related to individual tours. Up to five of them can be earned by reaching certain points threshold in each standard race and up to three of them can be earned by clearing specific goals in each bonus challenge. Furthermore, clearing each day the daily challenge will warrant a Grand Star, and clearing Tour Challenges and Gold Challenges will reward the players with Grand Stars as well. Finally, using a star ticket will reward a Grand Star per ticket used.

They are used to unlock items in the cup bar of the course selection screen, namely cups and gifts. When the last gift will be obtained, coins will be rewarded in place of Grand Stars, and when a new tour starts, the Grand Stars obtained are reset to 0.

Rubies

Rubies are the main premium currency of Mario Kart Tour. Beside being bought with real life currency at the Shop, rubies can be obtained as daily login bonus, as player level up bonus, as part of tour gifts, as reward for the ranked cup and as reward for the Standard Challenges.

Rubies can be used in two different ways: to buy launch pipes and to play Coin Rush mode.

Launch pipes can shoot out a driver, kart or glider, all which have their own rarities. The pipe contains a determined amount of Normal, Super and High-End items, all of which are chosen randomly within their class and rarity, plus a featured driver, kart and glider. The items are not ordered, so each item, including the featured ones, can be potentially found in any placement within the pipe. It is possible that a player obtains an item from a pipe that already has been obtained. When this happens, the level gauge of that item will be increased by one unit. The player can reset the pipe at any moment. A new pipe is introduced each week and, since the Halloween Tour, the pipes last until the end of tour. Usually, the pipe contains the following items:

Items obtained from a new launch pipe
Item MKT Icon Normal.png
Normal
MKT Icon Rare.png
Super
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
High-End
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
Featured High-End
Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider
Amount 32 26 16 9 7 4 1 1 1 1 1 1

The probability of obtaining a certain type of item from the pipe is (number of items of that type remaining in the pipe)/(total number of items remaining in the pipe), the probability of obtaining a specific item is (probability of getting an item of the type of the desired item)/(number of available items of the same type of the desired item).

During the New Year's Tour the amounts of the various items were changed:

Items obtained from a new launch pipe during the New Year’s Tour
Item MKT Icon Normal.png
Normal
MKT Icon Rare.png
Super
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
High-End
MKT Icon HighEnd.png
Featured High-End
Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider Character Kart Glider
Amount 31 25 15 9 7 4 2 2 2 1 1 1
Coin Rush during the Tokyo Tour

Rubies can also be spent in Coin Rush where the player can obtain a great amount of coins. Over 300 coins are found in the course. For each tour, another course is available in Coin Rush and Gold Mario is the regular driver. The coins obtained from Coin Rush are multiplied by a certain number, depending on how many rubies a player has spent.

Coins multiplier Rubies
2 5
6 15
10 25

Coins

The Daily Selects section of the Shop

Coins are collected during a race and rewarded for the amount of points obtained during said race, up to 300 per day. In a single race, the amount of coins earned is

Coins earned = coins obtained during the race + floor((total points earned in the race)/1000)

The coins obtained during the race are capped at 99, while no cap on the coins obtained through points is known yet.

Beside this main way of obtaining coins, coins can also be obtained in Coin Rush and in several rewards, such as obtaining three Standard Challenges, Tour Challenges or Gold Challenges in a row, column or diagonal, in gifts, as daily login bonuses, as player level up bonuses, as rewards for ranked cup placement.

They are mainly used in the Daily Selects section of the Shop, which is renewed each day. The first row is available to all players and doesn't contain any Super or High-End item, the second row is available to player of level 7 and above and doesn't contain any High-End item, the third row is available to players of level 12 and above and can contain any item. When an item’s skill level is maxed out, the item is replaced with a Level-boost ticket of the same rarity and price. The first time an item’s skill level is maxed out, Level-boost tickets of all rarities and types become available as well, having the price of the corresponding item type and rarity.

Daily Selects' items
Item Price
Item ticket 50
Point-boost ticket 100
Quick ticket 1,000
Normal Kart or glider 500
Driver 800
Super Kart or glider 2,000
Driver 3,000
High-End Kart or glider 10,000
Driver 12,000

Since the Paris Tour, in addition to tickets, only a subset of non-tour-exclusive items can be found as Daily Selects:

Type Normal Super High-End
Drivers Koopa Troopa, Dry Bones, Shy Guy, Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Larry, Morton, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Ludwig, Lemmy Mario, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Toad, Toadette Metal Mario, Dry Bowser, Peachette
Karts Pipe Frame, Birthday Girl, Biddybuggy, Cheep Charger, Koopa Dasher, Bullet Blaster, Landship, Mushmellow Mach 8, Daytripper, Turbo Yoshi, Super Blooper, Barrel Train, Soda Jet, Flame Flyer B Dasher, Badwagon
Gliders Super Glider, Droplet Glider, Paper Glider, Parachute, Parafoil, BBIA Parafoil Peach Parasol, Shell Parachute, Bob-omb Parafoil, Flower Glider Gold Glider, Swooper

Multiplayer

Up to eight human players can play against each other online in multiplayer mode. They can either join a random lobby or create their own to play with friends. Courses come from cups from the current tour that rotate every 30 minutes.

Courses

See also: List of favored drivers, karts, and gliders per course in Mario Kart Tour

In addition to the courses listed below, many alternate courses are also featured in the game; courses can have an "R" (Reverse) and/or "T" (Trick) variant. Courses marked with "R" are driven in backwards orientation; the track will have alterations if necessary to make this possible. Courses marked with "T" feature many additional ramps and trickable obstacles, and are otherwise the same.

Original

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
New York Minute 1 MKT Icon NewYorkMinuteC.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinuteCR.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinuteCT.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinuteCRT.png
Tokyo Blur 1 MKT Icon TokyoBlurC.png MKT Icon TokyoBlurCR.png MKT Icon TokyoBlurCT.png MKT Icon TokyoBlurCRT.png
Paris Promenade 1 MKT Icon ParisPromenadeC.png MKT Icon ParisPromenadeCR.png MKT Icon ParisPromenadeCT.png MKT Icon ParisPromenadeCRT.png
London Loop MKT Icon LondonLoopC.png MKT Icon LondonLoopCR.png MKT Icon LondonLoopCT.png MKT Icon LondonLoopCRT.png
New York Minute 2 MKT Icon NewYorkMinute2C.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinute2RC.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinute2TC.png MKT Icon NewYorkMinute2RTC.png
Tokyo Blur 2 MKT Icon TokyoBlur2C.png MKT Icon TokyoBlur2CR.png MKT Icon TokyoBlur2CT.png MKT Icon TokyoBlur2CRT.png
Paris Promenade 2[8]

Retro

Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Mario Circuit 1 MKT Icon MarioCircuit1C.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit1CR.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit1CT.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit1CRT.png
Ghost Valley 1 MKT Icon GhostValley1C.png MKT Icon GhostValley1CR.png MKT Icon GhostValley1CT.png
Mario Circuit 2 MKT Icon MarioCircuit2C.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit2CR.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit2CT.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit2SNESCRT.png
Mario Circuit 3 MKT Icon MarioCircuit3C.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit3CR.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit3CT.png
Choco Island 2 MKT Icon ChocoIsland2C.png MKT Icon ChocoIsland2CR.png MKT Icon ChocoIsland2CT.png MKT Icon ChocoIsland2CRT.png
Vanilla Lake 1 MKT Icon VanillaLake1C.png MKT Icon VanillaLake1CR.png MKT Icon VanillaLake1CT.png
Rainbow Road MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNESC.png MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNESCR.png MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNESCT.png MKT Icon RainbowRoadSNESCRT.png

Mario Kart 64 (N64)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Koopa Troopa Beach MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachC.png MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachCR.png MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachCT.png
Kalimari Desert MKT Icon KalimariDesertC.png MKT Icon KalimariDesertCR.png MKT Icon KalimariDesertCT.png MKT Icon KalimariDesertCRT.png
Frappe Snowland MKT Icon FrappeSnowlandC.png MKT Icon FrappeSnowlandCR.png MKT Icon FrappeSnowlandCT.png

Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Bowser's Castle 1 MKT Icon BowserCastle1GBAC.png MKT Icon BowserCastle1GBACR.png MKT Icon BowserCastle1GBACT.png MKT Icon BowsersCastle1GBACRT.png

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Yoshi Circuit MKT Icon YoshiCircuitC.png MKT Icon YoshiCircuitCR.png MKT Icon YoshiCircuitCT.png MKT Icon YoshiCircuitCRT.png
Dino Dino Jungle MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleC.png MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleCR.png MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleCT.png

Mario Kart DS (DS)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Luigi's Mansion MKT Icon LuigisMansionC.png MKT Icon LuigisMansionCR.png MKT Icon LuigisMansionCT.png MKT Icon LuigisMansionCRT.png
Waluigi Pinball MKT Icon WaluigiPinballC.png MKT Icon WaluigiPinballCR.png MKT Icon WaluigiPinballCT.png
DK Pass MKT Icon DKPassC.png MKT Icon DKPassCR.png MKT Icon DKPassCT.png MKT Icon DKPassCRT.png

Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

Course Normal version Reverse variation Trick variation Reverse/Trick variation
Toad Circuit MKT Icon ToadCircuitC.png MKT Icon ToadCircuitCR.png MKT Icon ToadCircuitCT.png MKT Icon ToadCircuit3DSCRT.png
Daisy Hills MKT Icon DaisyHillsC.png MKT Icon DaisyHillsCR.png MKT Icon DaisyHillsCT.png MKT Icon DaisyHillsCRT.png
Cheep Cheep Lagoon MKT Icon CheepCheepLagoon3DSC.png MKT Icon CheepCheepLagoon3DSCR.png MKT Icon CheepCheepLagoon3DSCT.png MKT Icon CheepCheepLagoon3DSCRT.png
Shy Guy Bazaar MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaarC.png MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaarCR.png MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaarCT.png MKT Icon ShyGuyBazaarCRT.png
Mario Circuit MKT Icon MarioCircuit3DSC.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit3DSCR.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit3DSCT.png MKT Icon MarioCircuit3DSCRT.png
Rock Rock Mountain MKT Icon RockRockMountainC.png MKT Icon RockRockMountainCR.png MKT Icon RockRockMountainCT.png
Neo Bowser City MKT Icon NeoBowserCityC.png MKT Icon NeoBowserCityCR.png MKT Icon NeoBowserCityCT.png MKT Icon NeoBowserCity3DSCRT.png
Rainbow Road MKT Icon RainbowRoad3DSC.png MKT Icon RainbowRoad3DSCR.png MKT Icon RainbowRoad3DSCT.png

Tours

Main article: List of tours in Mario Kart Tour

Each tour consists of a series of cups, with each cup containing three courses and a bonus challenge. The featured character of the cup has the preference for every track in it increased by one tier. The following tables list the courses that make an appearance in each tour; "N" indicates a normal course, "R" a reversed course, "T" a trick course, and "R/T" a reversed trick course. Tracks in gray debuted during the respective tour. Click on a cup's icon to access the article of that cup.

Dates and spotlights

Tour Date Week 1 spotlight Week 2 spotlight
New York Tour September 25, 2019 - October 8, 2019 Pauline Mario (Musician)
Tokyo Tour October 9, 2019 - October 22, 2019 Peach (Kimono) Mario (Hakama)
Halloween Tour October 23, 2019 - November 5, 2019 Rosalina (Halloween) King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)
Paris Tour November 6, 2019 - November 19, 2019 Peach (Vacation) Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)
Winter Tour November 20, 2019 - December 3, 2019 Mario (Santa) Pink Gold Peach
London Tour December 4, 2019 - December 17, 2019 Daisy (Holiday Cheer) Waluigi (Bus Driver)
Holiday Tour December 18, 2019 - December 31, 2019 Yoshi (Reindeer) Pauline (Party Time)
New Year's Tour January 1, 2020 - January 14, 2020 Mario (Happi) Toad (Party Time)
Ice Tour January 15, 2020 - January 28, 2020 Peach (Wintertime) Penguin Luigi
Valentine's Tour[9] January 29, 2020 - February 11, 2020 Baby Peach (Cupid)

Courses

New York Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png MKT Icon Toad Cup.png MKT Icon Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bones Cup.png MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Diddy Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png
New York Minute 1 Original T N R R N R/T T R/T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS N N T R
Mario Circuit 1 SNES N R N T
Dino Dino Jungle GCN N N T R
Toad Circuit 3DS N N T R
Rock Rock Mountain 3DS N R T N
Yoshi Circuit GCN N R N T
Daisy Hills 3DS N T N R
Koopa Troopa Beach N64 N R N T
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS N T N R
Bowser's Castle 1 GBA N N T R

Tokyo Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Lakitu Cup.png MKT Icon Toad Cup.png MKT Icon Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Ludwig Cup.png MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png MKT Icon Larry Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Wendy Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png
Tokyo Blur 1 Original T N R R N R/T T R/T
Mario Circuit 3DS N N R T
Rainbow Road SNES N N T R
Neo Bowser City 3DS N R N T
Mario Circuit 2 SNES N R T N
Yoshi Circuit GCN N R N T
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS N R T N
Toad Circuit 3DS N N T R
Choco Island 2 SNES N R N T
Kalimari Desert N64 N T R N
Rock Rock Mountain 3DS T N N R

Halloween Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Lemmy Cup.png MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bones Cup.png MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Morton Cup.png MKT Icon Diddy Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png
Luigi's Mansion DS N N R T T
Mario Circuit 3DS N N T R
Koopa Troopa Beach N64 N N T R
Daisy Hills 3DS N T R N
Kalimari Desert N64 N N R T T
Bowser's Castle 1 GBA N R N T
Neo Bowser City 3DS N N R T
Rainbow Road SNES N N T R
Ghost Valley 1 SNES N R N T T
Dino Dino Jungle GCN N R T N
Waluigi Pinball DS N T N T R

Paris Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Diddy Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Toad Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Roy Cup.png MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Lemmy Cup.png MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png
Paris Promenade 1 Original N T R R N R/T T R/T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS N N R T
Choco Island 2 SNES N N T R
Mario Circuit 3 SNES N N T R T
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS N R N T
Dino Dino Jungle GCN N N R T T
Bowser Castle 1 GBA N N R T T
Waluigi Pinball DS N T R N T
Luigi's Mansion DS N N T R T
Mario Circuit 1 SNES N R N T
Yoshi Circuit GCN N N R T T

Winter Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Toad Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Larry Cup.png MKT Icon Lakitu Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Iggy Cup.png MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Morton Cup.png MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Roy Cup.png MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png
DK Pass DS N N T R R T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS N N R R T
Toad Circuit 3DS N N T R T
Kalimari Desert N64 N R N T
Rock Rock Mountain 3DS N R N T R
Neo Bowser City 3DS N N T R R
Mario Circuit 1 SNES N N R T
Koopa Troopa Beach N64 N R N T
Choco Island 2 SNES N N T R T
Mario Circuit 3 SNES T N N R T
Daisy Hills 3DS R/T R/T
Rainbow Road SNES R/T R/T
Mario Circuit 3DS R/T R/T

London Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png MKT Icon Toad Cup.png MKT Icon Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png MKT Icon Wendy Cup.png MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bones Cup.png MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png MKT Icon Ludwig Cup.png MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png
London Loop Original N T R R/T N T R R/T
Mario Circuit 2 SNES N N R T
Daisy Hills 3DS N N R R T
Neo Bowser City 3DS N N R T
Rock Rock Mountain 3DS N T R N
Ghost Valley 1 SNES R N N T T
Toad Circuit 3DS N N R T
Rainbow Road SNES N R T N R
Mario Circuit 3DS N T R N T
DK Pass DS N R N T
Yoshi Circuit GCN R/T R/T
Bowser's Castle 1 GBA R/T R/T
Luigi's Mansion DS R/T R/T

Holiday Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png MKT Icon Lakitu Cup.png MKT Icon Pauline Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Wendy Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bones Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png
New York Minute 2 Original N T N R T R/T R R/T
DK Pass DS N R N T R T
Mario Circuit 2 SNES N N R T
Daisy Hills 3DS N N R T R
Ghost Valley 1 SNES N R N T
Rainbow Road 3DS N R R T N T
Waluigi Pinball DS N N T T R
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS N N R T T
Yoshi Circuit GCN N T R N R
Mario Circuit 1 SNES R/T R/T
Kalimari Desert N64 R/T R/T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS R/T R/T

New Year's Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Lakitu Cup.png MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png MKT Icon Diddy Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Roy Cup.png MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Morton Cup.png MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Iggy Cup.png MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Pauline Cup.png
Tokyo Blur 2 Original N T R N T R/T R R/T
Mario Circuit 1 SNES N N R T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS N R N R T
Mario Circuit 3 SNES N N R T
Yoshi Circuit GCN N N R T T
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS N N T R
Dino Dino Jungle GCN N R R N T
Rainbow Road 3DS N R N T
Luigi's Mansion DS N R T N T
Waluigi Pinball DS N N R T
Mario Circuit 2 SNES R/T R/T
Toad Circuit 3DS R/T R/T
Neo Bowser City 3DS R/T R/T

Ice Tour

Course Origin Cup
MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png MKT Icon Lemmy Cup.png MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Toadette Cup.png MKT Icon Larry Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Mario Cup.png MKT Icon Wario Cup.png MKT Icon Donkey Kong Cup.png MKT Icon Baby Luigi Cup.png MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png MKT Icon Pauline Cup.png MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png
Frappe Snowland N64 N T R R N T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon 3DS N N R T
Mario Circuit 3 SNES N R N T
Vanilla Lake 1 SNES N R T T N R
Dino Dino Jungle GCN N R T N
Kalimari Desert N64 N N R R T
Koopa Troopa Beach N64 N T R N T
Luigi's Mansion DS N R T N
Bowser's Castle 1 GBA N R N R T
Mario Circuit 3DS N T N R T
Shy Guy Bazaar 3DS R/T R/T
Choco Island 2 SNES R/T R/T
DK Pass DS R/T R/T

Drivers

The character list as it appears in-game as of January 15, 2020
For the tables to convert the Level shown here in the actual statistics used by the game, see Mario Kart Tour in-game statistics.

There are currently 59 playable characters (60 if including Gold Mario, who appears exclusively in the Coin Rush mode) in Mario Kart Tour. 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 pull which grants either Peach or 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 courses. Once players clear the tutorial, they are rewarded with a random Super-class character.

So far, the only changes in the main statistics that were found affect acceleration and weight, and depend on the kart size.

Kart size Small Medium Large
Acceleration 17 10 3
Weight 6 10 14

Below is a list of all drivers in the game grouped by rarity, displaying the special item, kart size, date of availability and favored tracks, as well as traits, for each driver. Traits, such as a mustache, extended tongue, or shell, may be shared between drivers. Some challenges in the game require the player to perform a certain action or a number of actions using any driver with a certain trait.

Normal

MKT Icon Baby Mario Emblem.png Baby Mario MKT Icon Baby Peach Emblem.png Baby Peach MKT Icon Baby Daisy Emblem.png Baby Daisy MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Emblem.png Baby Rosalina MKT Icon Baby Luigi Emblem.png Baby Luigi
BabyMarioSluggers.png Babypeachsimple.png Babydaisysimple.png MKT Artwork Baby Rosalina.png BLuigiSluggers.PNG
Special item MKT Icon BoomerangFlower.png
Boomerang Flower
Special item MKT Icon Bubble.png
Bubble
Special item MKT Icon Bubble.png
Bubble
Special item MKT Icon Bubble.png
Bubble
Special item MKT Icon BoomerangFlower.png
Boomerang Flower
Kart size Small Kart size Small Kart size Small Kart size Small Kart size Small
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019
Character traits Baby, hat Character traits Baby, crown, short sleeves Character traits Baby, crown, short sleeves Character traits Baby, crown, short sleeves Character traits Baby, hat
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Emblem.png Koopa Troopa MKT Icon Shy Guy Emblem.png Shy Guy MKT Icon Dry Bones Emblem.png Dry Bones MKT Icon Iggy Emblem.png Iggy MKT Icon Larry Emblem.png Larry
NSMB Green Koopa Troopa Artwork.png ShyGuyMSS.PNG MP8 DryBones.png MKT Artwork Iggy.png NSMBU LarryKoopa.png
Special item MKT Icon TripleGreenShell.png
Triple Green Shells
Special item MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png
Double Bob-ombs
Special item MKT Icon TripleGreenShell.png
Triple Green Shells
Special item MKT Icon TripleGreenShell.png
Triple Green Shells
Special item MKT Icon BoomerangFlower.png
Boomerang Flower
Kart size Small Kart size Small Kart size Small Kart size Medium Kart size Small
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Character traits Shell Character traits Character traits Shell, gloves Character traits Koopaling, shell Character traits Koopaling, shell
MKT Icon Lemmy Emblem.png Lemmy MKT Icon Ludwig Emblem.png Ludwig MKT Icon Morton Emblem.png Morton MKT Icon Roy Emblem.png Roy MKT Icon Wendy Emblem.png Wendy
LemmyNSMBWii.png Ludwig NSMBWii.png NSMBW Morton Artwork.jpg NSMBW Roy Artwork.png NSMBW Wendy Artwork.png
Special item MKT Icon Bubble.png
Bubble
Special item MKT Icon DashRing.png
Dash Ring
Special item MKT Icon GiantBanana.png
Giant Banana
Special item MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png
Double Bob-ombs
Special item MKT Icon Heart.png
Heart
Kart size Small Kart size Medium Kart size Large Kart size Large Kart size Small
Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Character traits Koopaling, shell Character traits Koopaling, shell Character traits Koopaling, shell, three hairs Character traits Koopaling, shell Character traits Koopaling, shell, ribbon

Super

MKT Icon Mario Emblem.png Mario MKT Icon Peach Emblem.png Peach MKT Icon Yoshi Emblem.png Yoshi MKT Icon Daisy Emblem.png Daisy MKT Icon Toad Emblem.png Toad
MKT Artwork Mario.png NSMBW Peach Artwork.png Yoshi - Mario Party 10.png MKT Artwork Daisy.png Toad - Mario Party 10.png
Special item MKT Icon FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
Special item MKT Icon Heart.png
Heart
Special item MKT Icon YoshiEgg.png
Yoshi's Egg
Special item MKT Icon Heart.png
Heart
Special item MKT Icon TripleMushroom.png
Triple Mushrooms
Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Small
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019
Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Dress, gloves, crown, short sleeves Character traits Shell, extended tongue Character traits Dress, gloves, crown, short sleeves Character traits
MKT Icon Toadette Emblem.png Toadette MKT Icon Rosalina Emblem.png Rosalina MKT Icon Luigi Emblem.png Luigi MKT Icon Toad Emblem.png Toad (Pit Crew) (new) MKT Icon Red Yoshi Emblem.png Red Yoshi
Toadette - Mario Party 10.png Rosalina-MPTop100-Transparent.png Mario Party- Island Tour Luigi Artwork.png MKT Artwork ToadPitCrew.png MKT Artwork RedYoshi.png
Special item MKT Icon TripleMushroom.png
Triple Mushrooms
Special item MKT Icon DashRing.png
Dash Ring
Special item MKT Icon FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
Special item MKT Icon BoomerangFlower.png
Boomerang Flower
Special item MKT Icon YoshiEgg.png
Yoshi's Egg
Kart size Small Kart size Large Kart size Medium Kart size Small Kart size Medium
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability January 1, 2020
Character traits Character traits Dress, crown Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Gloves Character traits Shell, extended tongue
MKT Icon Bowser Emblem.png Bowser MKT Icon Donkey Kong Emblem.png Donkey Kong MKT Icon Diddy Kong Emblem.png Diddy Kong MKT Icon Lakitu Emblem.png Lakitu MKT Icon Bowser Jr Emblem.png Bowser Jr.
Bowser - Mario Party 10.png SuperMarioParty DonkeyKong.png Diddy Kong MPDS.png MK7 RedLakitu Artwork.png SMG BowserJr.png
Special item MKT Icon BowserShell.png
Bowser's Shell
Special item MKT Icon GiantBanana.png
Giant Banana
Special item MKT Icon BananaBarrels.png
Banana Barrels
Special item MKT Icon TripleGreenShell.png
Triple Green Shells
Special item MKT Icon BowserShell.png
Bowser's Shell
Kart size Large Kart size Large Kart size Medium Kart size Small Kart size Small
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Character traits Shell, horns Character traits Tie Character traits Hat Character traits Shell, three hairs Character traits Baby, shell, horns
MKT Icon Wario Emblem.png Wario MKT Icon Waluigi Emblem.png Waluigi MKT Icon King Boo Emblem.png King Boo MKT Icon Shy Guy Emblem.png Black Shy Guy MKT Icon Red Koopa Freerunning Emblem.png Red Koopa (Freerunning) (new)
Wario MP100.png Waluigi MP10.png King Boo Artwork MSS.PNG MKT Artwork BlackShyGuy.png MKT Artwork RedKoopaFreerunning.png
Special item MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png
Double Bob-ombs
Special item MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png
Double Bob-ombs
Special item MKT Icon LuckySeven.png
Lucky Seven
Special item MKT Icon BobombCannon.png
Bob-omb Cannon
Special item MKT Icon FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
Kart size Large Kart size Large Kart size Large Kart size Small Kart size Small
Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019
Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves, short sleeves Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Extended tongue, crown Character traits Character traits Hat, shell
MKT Icon Birdo Emblem.png Birdo
MP9 Birdo Main Artwork.png
Special item MKT Icon BirdoEgg.png
Birdo's Egg
Kart size Medium
Availability December 18, 2019
Character traits Ribbon

High-End

Regular

MKT Icon Metal Mario Emblem.png Metal Mario MKT Icon Peachette Emblem.png Peachette (new) MKT Icon Pauline Emblem.png Pauline (new) MKT Icon Ice Mario Emblem.png Ice Mario (new) MKT Icon Dry Bowser Emblem.png Dry Bowser
Metal Mario Artwork - Mario Kart 7.png NewSuperMarioBrosUDeluxe Peachette.png MKT Artwork Pauline.png MKT Artwork IceMario.png Dry Bowser Artwork.png
Special item MKT Icon FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
Special item MKT Icon MushroomCannon.png
Mushroom Cannon
Special item MKT Icon LuckySeven.png
Lucky Seven
Special item MKT Icon IceFlower.png
Ice Flower
Special item MKT Icon BowserShell.png
Bowser's Shell
Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Large Kart size Medium Kart size Large
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 (Exclusive)
December 18, 2019 (Regular)
Availability January 15, 2020 Availability September 25, 2019
Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Dress, gloves, ribbon, crown, short sleeves Character traits Dress Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Shell, horns

Tour-exclusive (Gold Pass)

MKT Icon Gold Koopa Freerunning Emblem.png Gold Koopa (Freerunning) (new)
MKT Artwork GoldKoopaFreerunning.png
Special item MKT Icon CoinBox.png
Coin Box
Kart size Small
Availability January 1, 2020
Exclusive tour New Year's
Character traits Hat, shell

Tour-exclusive (spotlight)

These characters can/could only be obtained during certain tours.

MKT Icon Mario Emblem.png Mario (Musician) (new) MKT Icon Peach Emblem.png Peach (Kimono) (new) MKT Icon Mario Emblem.png Mario (Hakama) (new) MKT Icon Rosalina Emblem.png Rosalina (Halloween) (new) MKT Icon Peach Emblem.png Peach (Vacation) (new)
MKT Artwork Mario Musician.png MKT Artwork PeachKimono.png MKT Artwork MarioHakama.png MKT Artwork RosalinaHalloween.png MKT Artwork PeachVacation.png
Special item MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png
Double Bob-ombs
Special item MKT Icon MushroomCannon.png
Mushroom Cannon
Special item MKT Icon CoinBox.png
Coin Box
Special item MKT Icon DashRing.png
Dash Ring
Special item MKT Icon CoinBox.png
Coin Box
Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Large Kart size Medium
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019
Exclusive tour(s) New York, New Year's Exclusive tour(s) Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour(s) Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour(s) Halloween, New Year's Exclusive tour(s) Paris
Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves, tie Character traits Dress, ribbon Character traits Mustache, gloves Character traits Hat, dress Character traits Hat, dress, short sleeves
MKT Icon Mario Emblem.png Mario (Santa) (new) MKT Icon Pink Gold Peach Emblem.png Pink Gold Peach MKT Icon Daisy Emblem.png Daisy (Holiday Cheer) (new) MKT Icon Yoshi Emblem.png Yoshi (Reindeer) (new) MKT Icon Pauline Emblem.png Pauline (Party Time) (new)
MKT Artwork MarioSanta.png MKT Artwork PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Artwork DaisyHolidayCheer.png MKT Artwork YoshiReindeer.png MKT Artwork PaulinePartyTime.png
Special item MKT Icon FireFlower.png
Fire Flower
Special item MKT Icon CoinBox.png
Coin Box
Special item MKT Icon LuckySeven.png
Lucky Seven
Special item MKT Icon YoshiEgg.png
Yoshi's Egg
Special item MKT Icon CoinBox.png
Coin Box
Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Large
Availability November 20, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019
Exclusive tour(s) Winter, London, Holiday Exclusive tour(s) Winter Exclusive tour(s) London, Holiday Exclusive tour(s) Holiday Exclusive tour(s) Holiday, New Year's
Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves Character traits Dress, gloves, crown, short sleeves Character traits Hat, dress, gloves Character traits Shell, extended tongue, horns Character traits Dress, gloves, short sleeves
MKT Icon Mario Emblem.png Mario (Happi) (new) MKT Icon Toad Emblem.png Toad (Party Time) (new) MKT Icon Peach Emblem.png Peach (Wintertime) (new) MKT Icon Luigi Emblem.png Penguin Luigi (new) MKT Icon King Boo Emblem.png King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) (new)
MKT Artwork MarioHappi.png MKT Artwork ToadPartyTime.png MKT Artwork PeachWintertime.png MKT Artwork PenguinLuigi.png MKT Artwork KingBooLuigisMansion.png
Special item MKT Icon BobombCannon.png
Bob-omb Cannon
Special item MKT Icon MushroomCannon.png
Mushroom Cannon
Special item MKT Icon DashRing.png
Dash Ring
Special item MKT Icon IceFlower.png
Ice Flower
Special item MKT Icon BobombCannon.png
Bob-omb Cannon
Kart size Medium Kart size Small Kart size Medium Kart size Medium Kart size Large
Availability January 1, 2020 Availability January 1, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability October 23, 2019
Exclusive tour(s) New Year's Exclusive tour(s) New Year's Exclusive tour(s) Ice Exclusive tour(s) Ice Exclusive tour(s) Halloween, New Year's
Character traits Mustache, gloves Character traits Hat, ribbon, mustache Character traits Hat, gloves, dress Character traits Hat, mustache Character traits Extended tongue, crown
MKT Icon Shy Guy Emblem.png Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) (new) MKT Icon Waluigi Emblem.png Waluigi (Bus Driver) (new)
MKT Artwork ShyGuyPastryChef.png MKT Artwork WaluigiBusDriver.png
Special item MKT Icon MushroomCannon.png
Mushroom Cannon
Special item MKT Icon TripleBanana.png
Triple Bananas
Kart size Small Kart size Large
Availability November 6, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019
Exclusive tour(s) Paris Exclusive tour(s) London
Character traits Hat, tie Character traits Hat, mustache, gloves, tie

Other

MKT Icon Gold Mario Emblem.png Gold Mario
MKT Artwork Gold Mario.png
Kart size Medium
Availability Gold Rush Mode

To be released on January 29

MKT Icon Baby Peach Emblem.png A Cupid variant of Baby Peach[10]
Nocoverart.png
Special item Nocoverart.png
Unknown
Kart size Small
Availability January 29, 2020
Exclusive tour(s) Valentine's
Character traits Baby, crown, short sleeves

Chance increase of obtaining a Frenzy

Skill level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Normal 0% 2% 2% 4% 4% 6%
Super 1% 3% 3% 5% 5% 8%
High-End 2% 4% 4% 7% 7% 10%

Karts

Normal

Regular

Pipe Frame Birthday Girl Mushmellow Koopa Dasher Biddybuggy Cheep Charger
MKT Icon PipeFrameRed.png MKT Icon BirthdayGirl.png MKT Icon Mushmellow.png MKT Icon KoopaDasher.png MKT Icon Biddybuggy.png MKT Icon CheepCharger.png
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Bullet Blaster Landship Pipe Buggy (new)
MKT Icon BulletBlaster.png MKT Icon Landship.png MKT Icon PipeBuggy.png
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019

Tour-exclusive (Gold Pass)

Blue Biddybuggy (new) Pink Mushmellow (new) Birthday Girl Rosalina (new) Bull's-Eye Banzai (new) Warship (new) Green Cheep Charger (new)
MKT Icon BlueBiddybuggy.png MKT Icon PinkMushmellow.png MKT Icon BirthdayGirlRosalina.png MKT Icon BullsEyeBanzai.png MKT Icon Warship.png MKT Icon GreenCheepCharger.png
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Availability October 9, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019
Exclusive tour Tokyo Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour London Exclusive tour New York Exclusive tour Halloween Exclusive tour Winter

Super

Regular

Mach 8 Daytripper Turbo Yoshi Soda Jet Super Blooper Royale
MKT Icon Mach8.png MKT Icon Daytripper.png MKT Icon TurboYoshi.png MKT Icon SodaJet.png MKT Icon SuperBlooper.png MKT Icon Royale.png
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Cloud 9 Poltergust 4000 Streamliner Zucchini Red Turbo Yoshi (new) Blue Seven
MKT Icon Cloud9.png MKT Icon Poltergust4000.png MKT Icon Streamliner.png MKT Icon Zucchini.png MKT Icon RedTurboYoshi.png MKT Icon BlueSeven.png
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability January 1, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020
Flame Flyer Barrel Train DK Jumbo Koopa Clown Para-Wing Turbo Birdo
MKT Icon FlameFlyer.png MKT Icon BarrelTrain.png MKT Icon DKJumbo.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.png MKT Icon ParaWing.png MKT Icon TurboBirdo.png
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019

Tour-exclusive (Gold Pass)

Gold Blooper (new) White Royale (new) Red Streamliner (new) Chrome DK Jumbo (new) Dark Clown (new)
MKT Icon GoldBlooper.png MKT Icon WhiteRoyale.png MKT Icon RedStreamliner.png MKT Icon ChromeDKJumbo.png MKT Icon DarkClown.png
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019
Exclusive tour New York, New Year's Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour Holiday Exclusive tour Tokyo Exclusive tour Halloween

High-End

Regular

B Dasher Circuit Special Bumble V Wild Wing Red B Dasher (new) P-Wing
MKT Icon BDasher.png MKT Icon CircuitSpecial.png MKT Icon BumbleV.png MKT Icon WildWing.png MKT Icon RedBDasher.png MKT Icon PWing.png
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability January 15, 2020
Badwagon Bruiser
MKT Icon Badwagon.png MKT Icon Bruiser.png
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019

Tour-exclusive (Gold Pass)

Black B Dasher (new) Black Circuit (new) Queen Bee (new) Gold Train (new) Radish Rider (new) Swift Jack (new)
MKT Icon BlackBDasher.png MKT Icon BlackCircuit.png MKT Icon QueenBee.png MKT Icon GoldTrain.png MKT Icon RadishRider.png MKT Icon SwiftJack.png
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019
Exclusive tour New York, Ice Exclusive tour Tokyo Exclusive tour Halloween Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour Winter Exclusive tour London

Tour-exclusive (spotlight)

Yellow Taxi (new) Quickshaw (new) Kabuki Dasher (new) Trickster (new) Ghost Ride (new) Macharon (new)
MKT Icon YellowTaxi.png MKT Icon Quickshaw.png MKT Icon KabukiDasher.png MKT Icon Trickster.png MKT Icon GhostRide.png MKT Icon Macharon.png
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019
Exclusive tour New York, Holiday (Gold Gift), New Year's Exclusive tour Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour Halloween, New Year's Exclusive tour Halloween, New Year's Exclusive tour Paris
Carrot Kart (new) Cheermellow (new) Wildfire Flyer (new) Ribbon Rider (new) Double-Decker (new) Jingle Bells (new)
MKT Icon CarrotKart.png MKT Icon Cheermellow.png MKT Icon WildfireFlyer.png MKT Icon RibbonRider.png MKT Icon DoubleDecker.png MKT Icon JingleBells.png
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RocketStart.png
Rocket Start Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Availability November 6, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019
Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour Winter, London, Holiday Exclusive tour Winter Exclusive tour London, Holiday Exclusive tour London Exclusive tour Holiday
Platinum Taxi (new) Glam Bruiser (new) Gilded Prancer (new) Ice-blue Poltergust (new) Blue Badwagon (new)
MKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.png MKT Icon GlamBruiser.png MKT Icon GildedPrancer.png MKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.png MKT Icon BlueBadwagon.png
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon JumpBoost.png
Jump Boost Plus
Special skill MKT Icon DashPanel.png
Dash Panel Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png
Mini-Turbo Plus
Availability December 18, 2019 Availability January 1, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability September 25, 2019
Exclusive tour Holiday, New Year's Exclusive tour New Year's Exclusive tour Ice Exclusive tour Ice Exclusive tour New York, New Year's

Other

Gold Standard
MKT Icon GoldStandard.png
Availability Coin Rush Mode


The following karts were revealed in the game's trailers:

The following karts were present in the game's beta, but are currently unavailable:

Bonus points multiplier

Skill level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Normal 1 1.05 1.05 1.1 1.1 1.15
Super 1.05 1.1 1.1 1.15 1.15 1.2
High-End 1.1 1.15 1.15 1.2 1.2 1.25

Gliders

Normal

Super Glider Parachute Parafoil Paper Glider Droplet Glider (new) BBIA Parafoil (new)
MKT Icon SuperGliderRed.png MKT Icon Parachute.png MKT Icon Parafoil.png MKT Icon PaperGlider.png MKT Icon DropletGlider.png MKT Icon BBIAParafoil.png
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Blooper.png
Blooper Plus
Special skill MKT Icon GreenShell.png
Green Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon GreenShell.png
Green Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Blooper.png
Blooper Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Banana.png
Banana Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019
Minion Paper Glider (new) Piston Glider (new) Piranha Plant Parafoil (new)
MKT Icon MinionPaperGlider.png MKT Icon PistonGlider.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.png
Special skill MKT Icon Blooper.png
Blooper Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon MegaMushroom.png
Mega Mushroom Plus
Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019

Super

Peach Parasol Flower Glider Oilpaper Umbrella (new) Lightning Oilpaper (new) Pink Flower Glider (new) Bob-omb Parafoil (new)
MKT Icon PeachParasol.png MKT Icon FlowerGlider.png MKT Icon OilpaperUmbrella.png MKT Icon LightningOilpaper.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.png MKT Icon BobombParafoil.png
Special skill MKT Icon RedShell.png
Red Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Banana.png
Banana Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RedShell.png
Red Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Lightning.png
Lightning Plus
Special skill MKT Icon SuperHorn.png
Super Horn Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Bobomb.png
Bob-omb Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019
Shell Parachute (new) Wario Wing Waluigi Wing (new) BaNaNa Parafoil (new)
MKT Icon ShellParachute.png MKT Icon WarioWing.png MKT Icon WaluigiWing.png MKT Icon BaNaNaParafoil.png
Special skill MKT Icon GreenShell.png
Green Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon BulletBill.png
Bullet Bill Plus
Special skill MKT Icon BulletBill.png
Bullet Bill Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Banana.png
Banana Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019

High-End

Regular

Gold Glider Swooper Cloud Glider Crimson Crane (new)
MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.png MKT Icon Swooper.png MKT Icon CloudGlider.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.png
Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png
Coin Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Bobomb.png
Bob-omb Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Lightning.png
Lightning Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RedShell.png
Red Shell Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability January 1, 2020

Tour-exclusive (Gold Pass)

Gold Swooper (new) Baby Mario Hanafuda (new)
MKT Icon GoldSwooper.png MKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png
Coin Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Availability January 15, 2020 Availability January 1, 2020
Exclusive tour Ice Exclusive tour New Year's

Tour-exclusive (spotlight)

Fare Flier (new) Purple Oilpaper Umbrella (new) Full Flight (new) Strawberry Crêpe (new) Le Tricolore (new) Starchute (new)
MKT Icon FareFlier.png MKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.png MKT Icon FullFlight.png MKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.png MKT Icon LeTricolore.png MKT Icon Starchute.png
Special skill MKT Icon SuperHorn.png
Super Horn Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon MegaMushroom.png
Mega Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon RedShell.png
Red Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png
Coin Plus
Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability October 9, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability November 6, 2019 Availability November 20, 2019
Exclusive tour New York, Hoilday (Gold Gift), New Year's Exclusive tour Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour Tokyo, New Year's Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour Paris Exclusive tour Winter, London, Holiday
Royal Parachute (new) Glitter Glider (new) Soaring Jack (new) Gift Glider (new) New Year's 2020 (new) New Year's Kite (new)
MKT Icon RoyalParachute.png MKT Icon GlitterGlider.png MKT Icon SoaringJack.png MKT Icon GiftGlider.png MKT Icon NewYears2020.png MKT Icon NewYearsKite.png
Special skill MKT Icon RedShell.png
Red Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Lightning.png
Lightning Plus
Special skill MKT Icon GreenShell.png
Green Shell Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png
Coin Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Mushroom.png
Mushroom Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png
Coin Plus
Availability November 20, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 4, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019 Availability December 18, 2019 Availability January 1, 2020
Exclusive tour Winter Exclusive tour London, Holiday Exclusive tour London Exclusive tour Holiday Exclusive tour Holiday, New Year's Exclusive tour New Year's
Fireworks Parachute (new) Blizzard Parasol (new) Blizzard Balloons (new) Bullet Bill Parachute (new) Rainy Balloons (new) Wicked Wings (new)
MKT Icon FireworksParachute.png MKT Icon BlizzardParasol.png MKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.png MKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png MKT Icon RainyBalloons.png MKT Icon WickedWings.png
Special skill MKT Icon Bobomb.png
Bob-omb Plus
Special skill MKT Icon SuperHorn.png
Super Horn Plus
Special skill MKT Icon BulletBill.png
Bullet Bill Plus
Special skill MKT Icon BulletBill.png
Bullet Bill Plus
Special skill MKT Icon Lightning.png
Lightning Plus
Special skill MKT Icon SuperHorn.png
Super Horn Plus
Availability January 1, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability January 15, 2020 Availability September 25, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019 Availability October 23, 2019
Exclusive tour New Year's Exclusive tour Ice Exclusive tour Ice Exclusive tour New York, New Year's Exclusive tour Halloween, New Year's Exclusive tour Halloween, New Year's

Combo time increase

Skill level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Normal 0 5% 5% 10% 10% 15%
Super 5% 10% 10% 15% 15% 20%
High-End 10% 15% 15% 20% 20% 25%

Tires

(not named) (not named) Off-Road Retro Off-Road (not named) Slim (MK7)
MKT Model Bicycle Black.png MKT Model BigB Blue.png MKT Model Block Black.png MKT Model Block White.png MKT Model Macaron Pink.png MKT Model Ring7 Black.png
Karts White Royale
Quickshaw
Karts Pipe Buggy
Ice-blue Poltergust
Karts Flame Flyer
Barrel Train
Ghost Ride
Blue Badwagon
Karts Badwagon Karts Macharon Karts Bruiser
Yellow Taxi
Platinum Taxi
Slim (MK8) Pink Mushroom Mushroom Slick Cyber Slick Roller (MK7)
MKT Model Ring8 Black.png MKT Model SKinoko Pink.png MKT Model SKinoko Red.png MKT Model Slick Black.png MKT Model Slick Purple.png MKT Model Small Black.png
Karts Landship
Mach 8
Karts Pink Mushmellow Karts Cheermellow Karts Circuit Special
Black Circuit
Carrot Kart
Karts Dark Clown
Radish Rider
Trickster
Karts Birthday Girl
Bullet Blaster
Birthday Girl Rosalina
Bull's-Eye Banzai
Roller (MK8) Sponge Standard Blue Standard (not named) Wood (MK7)
MKT Model SmallR Red.png MKT Model Sponge Orange.png MKT Model Std Black.png MKT Model StdB Blue.png MKT Model StdSFC Black.png MKT Model Wood7 Brown.png
Karts Ribbon Rider Karts Cheep Charger
Green Cheep Charger
Soda Jet
Cloud 9
Queen Bee
Karts Biddybuggy
Blue Biddybuggy
Royale
Poltergust 4000
Streamliner
Koopa Clown
Red Streamliner
Blue Seven
Wild Wing
Double-Decker
Karts Jingle Bells
P-Wing
Karts Pipe Frame
Mushmellow
Super Blooper
Zucchini
B Dasher
Red B Dasher
Black B Dasher
Kabuki Dasher
Swift Jack
Wildfire Flyer
Karts DK Jumbo
Wood (MK8) Grey Wood (MK8) (not named) (not named) Gold Off-Road Gold Tires
MKT Model Wood8 Brown.png Nocoverart.png MKT Model Yoshi Black.png Nocoverart.png MKT Model Block Gold.png MKT Model Std Gold.png
Karts Daytripper
Chrome DK Jumbo
Karts Warship
Gilded Prancer
Karts Koopa Dasher
Turbo Yoshi
Red Turbo Yoshi
Para-Wing
Turbo Birdo
Karts Glam Bruiser Karts Gold Train Karts Gold Standard
(not named)
MKT Model StdSFC Gold.png
Karts Gold Blooper

Items

Frenzy

Depending on the character and course they're used on, players can get one to three items at once. In the case that a character gets three of the same item, they will activate the new Frenzy Mode, in which they immediately activate a Star and can use unlimited supplies of the respective item until the invincibility runs out. Any item can appear in Frenzy Mode, except for the Star, which is exclusive to certain bonus challenges.

The probability of obtaining a Frenzy depends on the current position and lap and on the driver chosen. In particular, the current position and lap define a base probability that is then increased by a bonus depending on the rarity and skill level of the driver chosen.

The following is the base probability of a Frenzy used in the New Year's Tour,[12] since only two laps are coded, three-sectioned tracks presumably reuse one of those two rows for one of its sections.

Base probability of a Frenzy
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
First lap 5 6 7 9 13 15 18 22
Second lap 6 7 11 12 18 22 29 41

Item Box items

Items function mostly the same as in previous installments in the series. As in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, every character has their own special item that most other characters cannot get.

The game introduces eight new items to the series, being the Double Bob-ombs, the Bubble, the Banana Barrels, the Mushroom Cannon, the Coin Box, the Dash Ring, the Bob-omb Cannon, and the Ice Flower, all of which are character-exclusive items.

Image Name Description Characters
MKT Icon Banana.png Banana "Don't let this one give you the slip! Your kart will spin out if you hit one. You can carry one behind your kart to protect yourself from a single attack." All
MKT Icon TripleBanana.png Triple Bananas "Three bananas revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them all at once and they'll land all lined up in a nice, tidy row!" Waluigi (Bus Driver)
MKT Icon GiantBanana.png Giant Banana "Not only does this big banana spin out karts that hit it, but after being struck it breaks into three regular-sized Bananas. The only banana split you'll be sad to see!" MKT Icon DonkeyKong.pngMKT Icon Morton.png
MKT Icon GreenShell.png Green Shell "Flies straight and crashes any kart it hits. Keep it behind your kart to protect yourself from a single attack." All
MKT Icon TripleGreenShell.png Triple Green Shells "Three Green Shells revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw all of them at once and they'll fly in a straight line." MKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon Dry Bones.pngMKT Icon Iggy.pngMKT Icon Lakitu.png
MKT Icon RedShell.png Red Shell "Homes in on a kart in front of you and crashes whatever it hits. Keep it behind your kart to protect yourself from a single attack." All
MKT Icon SpinyShell.png Spiny Shell "Chases down the kart in 1st place, crashing through anyone it hits before reaching its target. This will make you regret being in 1st place! Or even near the kart in 1st place..." All
MKT Icon BowserShell.png Bowser's Shell "This big ol' shell on loan from Bowser will crash any karts it hits and keep on going. It can only be thrown forward." MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.png
MKT Icon Bobomb.png Bob-omb "This will walk towards opponents who get too close, and then explode when it touches a kart or when some time has passed. Karts caught in its blast will crash." All
MKT Icon DoubleBobomb.png Double Bob-ombs (new) "Two Bob-ombs will revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them both at once. Two is better than one, right?" MKT Icon Shy Guy.pngMario (Musician)MKT Icon Wario.pngMKT Icon Waluigi.pngMKT Icon Roy.png
MKT Icon Mushroom.png Mushroom "This classic item gives your kart a speed boost. Doesn't get much simpler than that!" All
MKT Icon TripleMushroom.png Triple Mushrooms "Why use just one Mushroom when you can use three? Tap the screen to use them all at once for a longer-lasting speed boost." MKT Icon Toad.pngMKT Icon Toadette.png
MKT Icon MegaMushroom.png Mega Mushroom "Increases your kart's size, allowing you to crash any opponents you hit. You'll return to regular size after some time or when you're hit by an item." All
MKT Icon BulletBill.png Bullet Bill "Transforms you into a Bullet Bill for a set amount of time. You'll dash forward with all the power of a Bullet Bill and crash any opponents that you hit." All
MKT Icon Blooper.png Blooper "Squirts ink onto the karts in a higher position than yours, blinding the other drivers for a set amount of time. You can wipe the ink off by swiping the screen." All
MKT Icon Lightning.png Lightning "Calls down lightning to spin out your opponents and destroy the items they hold. Those struck will be smaller and slower for a set amount of time." All
MKT Icon FireFlower.png Fire Flower "Three fireballs will revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them all at once, spinning out any kart they hit. You're really burning up the track now!" MKT Icon Mario.pngMKT Icon Metal Mario.pngMKT Icon Luigi.pngMario (Santa)Red Koopa (Freerunning)
MKT Icon BoomerangFlower.png Boomerang Flower "Tap the screen to throw a boomerang. Not only will it spin out any karts it hits, but it will collect any surrounding Coins for you, too." MKT Icon BabyMario.pngMKT Icon BBLuigi.pngMKT Icon Larry.pngToad (Pit Crew)
MKT Icon IceFlower.png Ice Flower (new) "Three balls of ice will revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them all at once and they'll freeze any kart they hit, causing them to slide." Penguin LuigiMKT Icon IceMario.png
MKT Icon SuperHorn.png Super Horn "The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. It can repel Bloopers, and even Spiny Shells!" All
MKT Icon Coin.png Coin "This gives you two Coins. It's used automatically once you pick it up." All
MKT Icon Heart.png Heart "This protective Heart revolves around your kart for a set amount of time, shielding you from attacks. It will vanish upon taking damage. You can stack up to five at once." MKT Icon Peach.pngMKT Icon Daisy.pngMKT Icon Wendy.png
MKT Icon YoshiEgg.png Yoshi's Egg "Homes in on the kart in front of you and crashes once it hits. Three more items will fly out when it breaks. It's the item that keeps on giving!" MKT Icon Yoshi.pngMKT Icon YoshiReindeer.pngMKT Icon RedYoshi.png
MKT Icon BirdoEgg.png Birdo's Egg "Homes in on the kart in front of you and crashes once it hits. Three more items will fly out when it breaks. It's the item that keeps on giving!" MKT Icon Birdo.png
MKT Icon Bubble.png Bubble (new) "Briefly envelops your kart and protects you from damage for a set time. While in the bubble, you will get a speed boost and float in the air. Watch out, because it will vanish upon taking damage!" MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BBDaisy.pngMKT Icon Baby Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Lemmy.png
MKT Icon BananaBarrels.png Banana Barrels (new) "Arm your kart with two fully-loaded barrels of Bananas! Continually shoots out Bananas in front of your kart for a set time." MKT Icon DiddyKong.png
MKT Icon MushroomCannon.png Mushroom Cannon (new) "A cannon designed to resemble a Mushroom. Continually shoots out Mushrooms in front of your kart for a set time." MKT Icon Peachette.pngPeach (Kimono) Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)MKT Icon ToadPartyTime.png
MKT Icon LuckySeven.png Lucky Seven "Seven items (Red Shell, Banana, Green Shell, Bob-omb, Super Horn, Mushroom, and Blooper) revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to use all seven items at once." MKT Icon Pauline.pngMKT Icon KingBoo.pngDaisy (Holiday Cheer)
MKT Icon CoinBox.png Coin Box (new) "A box with a golden sheen. Generates a large amount of Coins in front of your kart for a set time." Mario (Hakama)Peach (Vacation)MKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngMKT Icon PaulinePartyTime.pngMKT Icon GoldKoopaFreerunning.png
MKT Icon DashRing.png Dash Ring (new) "Tosses out three rings in front of you along the track. Pass through them for a speed boost!" MKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Ludwig.pngRosalina (Halloween)Peach (Wintertime)
MKT Icon BobombCannon.png Bob-omb Cannon (new) "A dangerous cannon fueled by red-hot coals! Continually shoots out Bob-ombs in front of your kart for a set time." King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)MKT Icon BlackShyGuy.pngMKT Icon MarioHappi.png
MKT Icon Star.png Star Makes the racer temporarily invincible. In this state, they receive a speed and acceleration boost, they can charge Mini-Turbos faster, they can go off-road without losing speed and can crash other racers and obstacles by driving into them. All (Certain bonus challenges and Frenzy mode)

Inventory items

These items are collected throughout the course of the game through various means, such as challenges, log-in bonuses, and Tour Gifts.

Image Name Description
MKT Icon Coins.png Coin Coins gathered during races are used to purchase items and characters in the Shop. Only 300 coins can be obtained per day by racing. To obtain more coins once the cap has been reached, different means such as rewards or Coin Rush are needed.
MKT Icon Ruby.png Ruby Special currency used to either play Coin Rush without an appropriate ticket, or fire the pipe containing drivers, karts and gliders.
MKT Icon GrandStar.png Grand Star Rewards for scores in races and challenges. The added total allows to participate in more cups and open presents in every Tour. If all the gifts have been opened during a Tour coins will be awarded instead of stars. Once the Tour ends, the total resets to zero.
MKT Icon ItemTicket.png Item ticket Allows to get a free item chance during a race. Only one ticket is allowed to be used per race.
MKT Icon StarTicket.png Star ticket Grants a Grand Star.
MKT Icon QuickTicket.png Quick ticket Subtracts a day out of the remaining time needed to unlock new cups on the Tour.
MKT Icon CoinRushTicket.png Coin Rush ticket Allows the player to participate once on the Coin Rush mode of the current Tour without spending Rubies.
MKT Icon Point-boostticket1.pngMKT Icon Point-boostticket2.pngMKT Icon Point-boostticket3.png Point-boost ticket Provides 50 experience points to the base Points awarded to the player by using a specific character, kart, or glider during the race. If the character, kart, or glider is already at maximum, no further Point-boost tickets can be used.
MKT Icon Level-boostticket1.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket2.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket3.png
MKT Icon Level-boostticket4.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket5.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket6.png
MKT Icon Level-boostticket7.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket8.pngMKT Icon Level-boostticket9.png
Level-boost ticket Increases the skill level of a particular character, kart, or glider by one unit. The type of ticket must match the rarity. If a character, kart, or glider is already at level 6, no further Level-boost tickets can be used.

Hazards, obstacles and other elements

The following table lists elements that slow racers down, crash them, offer them a Jump Boost and/or simply give them points when interacted with in a certain way.

Subject Location Description
MKT barrel.png
Barrel
London Loop An obstacle that breaks upon collision with a racer, slowing them down if they are not invincible or Mega. Barrels can also be destroyed from a distance with an offensive item.
MKT Bowser Barrel.png
Barrel Bomb
SNES Mario Circuit 1 (Goomba Takedown) An explosive object that can be triggered by throwing a projectile or by driving into it. Upon exploding, a Barrel Bomb will also cause other Barrel Bombs within range to detonate and defeat any nearby Goombas. Some Barrel Bombs stand on the ground, while others float or fly using propellers.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle (Goomba Takedown)
DS Luigi's Mansion (Goomba Takedown)
DS DK Pass (Goomba Takedown)
3DS Rock Rock Mountain (Steer Clear of Obstacles)
3DS Neo Bowser City (Goomba Takedown)
MKT Big Piranha Plant ground.png
Big Piranha Plant (ground)
GCN Yoshi Circuit (Steer Clear of Obstacles) Piranha Plant variants found on the track. When a driver collides with a Big Piranha Plant, they spin out. Big Piranha Plants can be taken out by hitting them with an offensive item or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
MKT Big Piranha Plant.png
Big Piranha Plant (pipe)
SNES Choco Island 2T Big Piranha Plants that reside in pipes behave like the Piranha Plants found on GCN Yoshi Circuit, lunging at racers who drive nearby. Those found in Paris Promenade 1 and its versions also periodically turn to a different direction. They can be hit with a shell, a Bob-omb, or driven into while invincible or Mega for points.
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
SNES Ghost Valley 1R
GCN Yoshi Circuit (Steer Clear of Obstacles)
Paris Promenade 1
MKT Bumper.png
Bumper
DS Waluigi Pinball An object that bounces metal balls and racers off when they collide with it. Some bumpers are stationary, while others move around in circles. Racers can get a Jump Boost by bouncing on top of a bumper, which is possible in DS Waluigi Pinball T after they drive off a ramp.
MKT Chain Chomp.png
Chain Chomp
SNES Mario Circuit 2T A large chained enemy that lunges towards racers who drive past it, turning them over if it reaches them. The Chain Chomp can be taken out by touching it while in an invincible state.
London Loop
MKT Chomp.jpg
Chain Chomp
3DS Rainbow Road A large obstacle that rolls around in circles. They are found on the planet portion of the racetrack and flip drivers over when they roll into them. Chomps can be taken out with a Bowser's Shell or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
MKT Cheep Cheep.png
Cheep Cheep
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon Fish that swim around in a body of water. Cheep Cheeps usually swim out of the racers' reach, but if a racer bumps into a Cheep Cheep, they lose some speed.
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Clampy
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon An oyster enemy that periodically opens and closes their valves to reveal objects such as coins and Item Boxes that racers can drive into to collect. If a Clampy closes its valves in on a racer, it will flip them over.
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Crate
London Loop An object that slows down any racer that collides with it. When hit, crates break and release an item such as a Banana or Mushroom.
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Festive tree
Every course in the Winter Tour, London Tour and Holiday Tour A background element that gives bonus points when hit with a shell or a Bob-omb or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
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Flipper
DS Waluigi Pinball An object that sends metal balls in another direction when they collide with it. Racers that drive into a flipper will crash.
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Flying Shy Guy
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar Shy Guys that use magic carpets to fly around. Flying Shy Guys appear above the glider section. Colliding with a Flying Shy Guy will cause racers to simply lose speed.
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Goat
3DS Daisy Hills Obstacles that spin racers around when driven into. They walk around the track slowly. They can be taken out using any offensive item or by touching them while invincible.
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Goomba
Any course where a Goomba Takedown challenge takes place Short enemies that stand in the racers' way or walk left and right. They can be taken out with an offensive item or by simply driving into them, although the latter will also cause the racer to spin out if they are not in an invincible or Mega state. They can also be defeated by landing on them while gliding or after driving off a ramp, which gives the racer a Jump Boost.
GCN Yoshi Circuit (Do Jump Boosts)
DS Waluigi Pinball (Steer Clear of Obstacles)
DS DK Pass (Do Jump Boosts)
3DS Toad Circuit R
3DS Mario Circuit
Tokyo Blur 1 (Do Jump Boosts)
Paris Promenade 1
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Goomba Tower
SNES Mario Circuit 1 (Goomba Takedown) A stack of Goombas that can be defeated the same way as an individual Goomba. If the Goomba at the bottom of a tower is defeated, all of the ones above it will collapse and be defeated as well.
SNES Ghost Valley 1 (Goomba Takedown)
SNES Choco Island 2 (Goomba Takedown)
SNES Rainbow Road (Goomba Takedown)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle (Goomba Takedown)
DS Luigi's Mansion (Goomba Takedown)
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar (Goomba Takedown)
3DS Neo Bowser City (Goomba Takedown)
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Hot-air balloon
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R An obstacle that floats in one place. They cause racers who glide into them to bounce back. However, if a racer lands on top of a hot air balloon, they receive a Jump Boost.
GCN Yoshi Circuit (Glider Challenge)
DS DK Pass (Do Jump Boosts)
DS DK Pass R/T
3DS Daisy Hills
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
Paris Promenade 1
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Jar / Snake jar
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar An object found on the track. Jars will break upon collision with an item or a racer. Running into a jar will slow the racer down if they are not in an invincible or Mega state. Some jars, referred to as snake jars, move around and release Cobrats when broken.
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Jump Boost field
3DS Rainbow Road R An upward force that gives drivers a Jump Boost.
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Kadomatsu
Every course in the New Year's Tour A background element that gives bonus points when hit with a shell or a Bob-omb or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
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Lava Bubble
GBA Bowser's Castle 1 An obstacle that jumps out of lava at regular intervals, in gaps that racers must jump over. They cause any player who collides with them to spin out.
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Magic carpet
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar (Do Jump Boosts) Magic carpets that are not used by Flying Shy Guys can be found floating in one place in mid-air. When a racer lands on a magic carpet, they bounce off it while receiving a Jump Boost.
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Metal ball
DS Waluigi Pinball A large rolling obstacle. Metal balls are first seen in the background of the track, traversing the pinball machine that the course is set on. Once they reach the pinball table section, they are bounced around by bumpers and flippers, crashing any racer that collides with them. They can be taken out with a Bowser's Shell or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
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Mushroom Trampoline
SNES Rainbow Road R/T A large mushroom that racers can bounce off of to receive a Jump Boost.
DS DK Pass R/T
3DS Mario Circuit
3DS Rainbow Road
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Noshi
GCN Dino Dino Jungle A sauropod that plows its big feet on the track. Racers caught under a foot are squashed. When on the ground, the feet also act as walls that bounce racers back. If a racer lands on top of a Noshi while gliding, they get a Jump Boost.
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
Tokyo Blur 1R/T
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Oil slick
SNES Mario Circuit 2 An obstacle that causes any racer who drives into it to spin out. It cannot be removed, but can be driven over safely if the racer is in an invincible state.
SNES Mario Circuit 3
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Pipe
SNES Mario Circuit 1 An obstacle that slows down any racer who collides with it. Pipes are spread on the track, usually in off-road sections, and can be taken out by driving into them while in an invincible state. Piranha Plants commonly occupy pipes. Some pipes exhale upward currents which can be used to maintain gliding drivers in the air while offering them a Jump Boost.
SNES Ghost Valley 1R
SNES Mario Circuit 2
SNES Mario Circuit 3
SNES Choco Island 2T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
GCN Yoshi Circuit
DS Luigi's Mansion (Glider Challenge)
3DS Toad Circuit
3DS Daisy Hills
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar (Do Jump Boosts)
3DS Mario Circuit
Paris Promenade 1
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Piranha Plant (ground)
SNES Choco Island 2 A passive type of Piranha Plant that resides on the ground, always facing its head upward. Racers that drive into one will spin out. This type of Piranha Plant can be taken out by hitting it with an offensive item or by driving into it while invincible.
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Piranha Plant (pipe)
GCN Yoshi Circuit An enemy that attacks passer-by racers by lunging at them from its pipe. Racers that are hit by a Piranha Plant spin out. Pipe Piranha Plants can be taken out by using a Bob-omb on them or by driving into them while invincible.
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Puddle
3DS Neo Bowser City An obstacle that, like oil slicks, causes drivers to spin out. Puddles do not affect invincible racers.
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Rolling rock
3DS Rock Rock Mountain A large obstacle that rolls down the track's steep incline section. They come from the cliffs on the left and right sides of the incline in an alternative fashion. Colliding with rolling rocks cause racers to be crushed or to spin out. However, rolling rocks will be destroyed once they hit a wall or a racer who is invincible.
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Sidestepper
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach A crab enemy that paces from side to side across a track. When a racer comes into contact with a Sidestepper, they will spin out. Sidesteppers can be taken out with any offensive item or by driving into them while invincible.
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
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Snow block
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 A block that knocks racers away when crashed into and disappears.
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Snowball
DS DK Pass A large obstacle that rolls down a portion of the track. If a racer is hit by a snowball, they crash. Snowballs can be destroyed with a Bowser's Shell or by touching them while invincible or Mega.
N64 Frappe Snowland (Steer Clear of Obstacles)
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Snowperson
DS DK Pass An obstacle that stays in one place. Racers can drive through and destroy them, although this also slows them down if they are not in an invincible or Mega state, or they do not use a Mushroom. Snowpeople will also break if they are hit with an offensive item.
N64 Frappe Snowland
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Star Ring
SNES Rainbow Road R/T An object that gives drivers a boost and several points when passed through.
3DS Rainbow Road
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Star Thwomp
SNES Rainbow Road An obstacle that repeatedly falls down on the track and rises back, creating ripples that racers can perform Jump Boosts on. Racers that touch a Star Thwomp will crash.
3DS Rainbow Road (Glider Challenge)
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Swoop
3DS Rock Rock Mountain Swoops are bats that fly in rows along a certain portion of a track, usually coming the opposite way of racers. Racers that bump into a Swoop will simply lose speed.
Tokyo Blur 1R/T
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Thwomp
GBA Bowser's Castle 1 An obstacle that falls down on the track repeatedly, squashing any drivers caught underneath. If a racer drives into a Thwomp, they lose some speed. When a racer drives off a ramp and lands on a Thwomp, they get a Jump Boost. Thwomps can be taken out with a Bowser's Shell, a Bob-omb, or by driving into them while invincible or Mega.
Tokyo Blur 2
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Traffic cone
SNES Mario Circuit 1R An object that gets knocked away when bumped into, giving bonus points to the racer.
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
DS DK Pass (Do Jump Boosts)
3DS Toad Circuit
3DS Daisy Hills R
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
3DS Neo Bowser City R
3DS Rainbow Road R
New York Minute 1R
Paris Promenade 1
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Train
N64 Kalimari Desert Trains cross the track in front of racers. If a racer drives into a train, they will be thrown to the other side while receiving a Jump Boost.
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Walking Tree
DS Luigi's Mansion An obstacle that shuffles from side to side on the track. If a racer drives into one, they lose speed.
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Water Geyser
New York Minute 1 A hazard that periodically spouts a column of water. Racers caught by the water are sprung high into the air and receive a Jump Boost. In New York Minute 1, water erupts from underneath manhole covers, while in GCN Dino Dino Jungle they emerge from raised cracks in the road. Jump Boosts can be performed when driving over the cracks, while they are only performed over manhole covers when they are shaking.
New York Minute 2
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT board.png GCN Yoshi Circuit A stationary obstacle that can be destroyed by driving through it. This also causes a racer to spin out unless they use a Mushroom to dash through it or are in an invincible state. In GCN Yoshi Circuit and Paris Promenade 1, wooden cutouts are made to resemble Piranha Plants, while in SNES Ghost Valley 1 and DS Luigi's Mansion, they resemble Boos.
Paris Promenade 1
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Wooden cutout
SNES Ghost Valley 1
DS Luigi's Mansion

Cameo appearances

The following are only seen as background or intangible elements.

Subject Location Description
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Boo
SNES Ghost Valley 1 Boos appear and disappear above courses. In DS Luigi's Mansion, they also appear on paintings which they occasionally stretch out of.
DS Luigi's Mansion
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Cobrat
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar Cobrats are snakes that come out of snake jars upon breaking them.

Bonus challenges

Bonus challenges are similar to the Missions mode from Mario Kart DS and the tournaments from Mario Kart Wii, and are found at the end of each cup. In contrast to races, these challenges offer 3 Grand stars instead of 5 when completed with the highest score needed. In most cases, the game will set the character for the challenge, giving them the Pipe Frame and the Super Glider, even if the player has not obtained them yet.

New York Tokyo Halloween Paris Winter London Holiday New Year's
Ready, Set, Rocket Start "Pull off a Rocket Start!" 1 1 1
Time Trial "Go for your best time!" 3 3 3 3 2 1
Ring Race "Clear (number) rings." 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
Do Jump Boosts "Do (number) Jump Boosts." 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 2
Big Reverse Race "Aim for 1st!" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Goomba Takedown "Hit (number) Goombas." 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 2
Glider Challenge "Glide at least (distance)." 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Steer Clear of Obstacles "Don't crash!" 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1
Break Item Boxes "Hit (number) Item Boxes." 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2
Smash Small Dry Bones "Smash (number) opponents." 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Vs. Mega (opponent) "Aim for 1st!" 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Combo Attack "Keep the combo going!" 2 2

Challenges

See also: List of badges in Mario Kart Tour

Challenges are objectives the player can complete to earn various badges and rewards depending on the type, of which there are three: Standard Challenges, long-term challenges the player accomplishes throughout the course of the game; and Tour and Gold Challenges, challenges that last for the duration of the tour, the latter of which are exclusive to Gold Pass members. Completing Standard Challenges awards the player with rubies, while Tour and Gold Challenges award extra Grand Stars. Each challenge card holds nine challenges aligned in a 3×3 grid, and for every bingo the player acquires (i.e. any horizontal, vertical, or diagonal match), they earn 50 coins (100 coins for Standard Challenges). The player also receives a reward upon completing an entire challenge card.

The following are the Standard Challenges in the game. For the tour-specific challenges, see List of tours in Mario Kart Tour.

Standard Challenges 1-1 Standard Challenges 1-2 Standard Challenges 1-3
Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×10 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×10 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×15
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Use 1 point-boost ticket. Use 1 item ticket. Complete Coin Rush 1 time. Use 10 point-boost tickets. Use 1 quick ticket. Get 10 items from the Daily Selects section of the Shop. Use 30 point-boost tickets. Use 10 level-boost tickets. Get 30 items from the Daily Selects section of the Shop.
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Make 3 friends. Get 1 item from the Daily Selects section of the Shop. Raise 1 driver, kart, or glider to skill level 2. Make 5 friends. Raise 1 driver, kart, or glider to skill level 3. Raise 3 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 2. Raise 10 drivers' points to 300 or more. Raise 10 karts' points to 300 or more. Raise 7 gliders' points to 300 or more.
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Raise 1 driver's points to 600 or more. Raise 1 kart's points to 300 or more. Raise 1 glider's points to 300 or more. Raise 5 drivers' points to 600 or more. Raise 5 karts' points to 300 or more. Raise 5 gliders' points to 300 or more. Raise 1 driver, kart, or glider to skill level 4. Raise 3 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 3. Raise 5 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 2.


Standard Challenges 1-4 Standard Challenges 1-5
Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×20 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×30
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Use 30 level-boost tickets. Get 50 items from the Daily Selects section of the Shop. Raise 15 drivers' points to 600 or more. Use 50 level-boost tickets. Get 100 items from the Daily Selects section of the Shop. Raise 20 drivers' points to 600 or more.
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Raise 15 karts' points to 300 or more. Raise 10 gliders' points to 300 or more. Raise 1 driver, kart, or glider to skill level 5. Raise 20 karts' points to 300 or more. Raise 15 gliders' points to 300 or more. Raise 1 driver, kart, or glider to skill level 6.
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MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png
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MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png MKT Icon 1Ruby.png
Raise 3 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 4. Raise 5 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 3. Raise 10 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 2. Raise 3 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 5. Raise 5 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 4. Raise 10 drivers, karts, or gliders to skill level 3.


Standard Challenges 2-1 Standard Challenges 2-2 Standard Challenges 2-3
Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×10 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×10 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×15
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Collect 10 different drivers. Collect 10 different karts or gliders. Get 1st place in a race 100 times. Collect 20 different drivers. Collect 20 different karts or gliders. Get 1st place in a race 200 times. Collect 25 different drivers. Collect 30 different karts or gliders. Get 1st place in a race 300 times.
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Land 100 hits with Green Shells. Land 30 hits with Bob-Ombs. Land 200 hits with Bananas. Land 200 hits with Green Shells. Land 50 hits with Bob-Ombs. Land 500 hits with Bananas. Land 300 hits with Green Shells. Land 100 hits with Bob-Ombs. Land 800 hits with Bananas.
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Cause opponents to crash 300 times. Reach player level 10. Reach tier 5. Cause opponents to crash 1,000 times. Reach player level 20. Reach tier 10. Cause opponents to crash 2,000 times. Reach player level 30. Reach tier 20.


Standard Challenges 2-4 Standard Challenges 2-5
Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×20 Completion reward: MKT Icon Ruby.png Rubies ×30
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Collect 30 different drivers. Collect 40 different karts or gliders. Get 1st place in a race 500 times. Collect 35 different drivers. Collect 50 different karts or gliders. Get 1st place in a race 700 times.
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Land 400 hits with Green Shells. Land 150 hits with Bob-Ombs. Land 1,200 hits with Bananas. Land 500 hits with Green Shells. Land 200 hits with Bob-Ombs. Land 1,500 hits with Bananas.
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Cause opponents to crash 3,000 times. Reach player level 40. Reach tier 30. Cause opponents to crash 4,000 times. Reach player level 50. Reach tier 40.

Apple Store demo

The special demo of Mario Kart Tour is made playable at Apple Store outlets and kiosks.[13] Unlike the full consumer version, only three cups are available, the menu and Coin Rush mode are inaccessible, and points cannot be saved when the player quits the app.

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Toad Cup
MKT Icon NewYorkMinuteC.png
New York Minute
MKT Icon ToadCircuitC.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon KoopaTroopaBeachC.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
Do Jump Boosts
Yoshi, New York Minute
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Mario Cup
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Tokyo Blur
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3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
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3DS Rock Rock Mountain
Goomba Takedown
Mario, Tokyo Blur
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Peach Cup
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Paris Promenade
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3DS Daisy Hills
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3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
Vs. Mega Bowser
Any character, Paris Promenade

There are only 10 playable characters, 7 karts, and 6 gliders available in the demo.

Drivers Karts Gliders
MKT Icon Mario.pngPeachMKT Icon Yoshi.pngDaisyMKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon Toad.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon DonkeyKong.pngMKT Icon Koopa Troopa.pngMKT Icon Shy Guy.png MKT Icon PipeFrameRed.pngMKT Icon BirthdayGirl.pngMKT Icon KoopaDasher.pngMKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon Mach8.pngMKT Icon TurboYoshi.pngMKT Icon BarrelTrain.png MKT Icon SuperGliderRed.pngMKT Icon Parachute.pngMKT Icon Parafoil.pngMKT Icon PaperGlider.pngMKT Icon PeachParasol.pngMKT Icon FlowerGlider.png

Updates

The following is a list of updates the game has received since launch.

Version 1.0.2

Release date: October 3rd 2019

  • The game may become unplayable if a nickname is not entered when linking a Nintendo Account.
  • Certain players may encounter error code 805-9314 after linking a Nintendo Account and become unable to play the game.
  • The game may become unplayable when players transition to the main screen after the game starts up.
  • Other minor issues.

Version 1.1.0

Release date: October 16, 2019

  • You can now view a list of badges you have obtained.
  • You can now check the points required to get Grand Stars, the number of Grand Stars, and your current best score on the screen for courses and bonus challenges.
  • Addressed known issues.
Specific/unlisted changes
  • CPU drivers are now able to use item frenzies during a race.
  • The "FINISH!" label for cups that have been finished but not yet fully completed has been changed to "CLEARED!"
  • On the final race results screen after the base point increases, and when using point-boost tickets, the player can tap the screen to proceed through the animations faster.
  • Selecting a challenge on a challenge card highlights it with a yellow frame.

Version 1.1.1

Release date: October 23, 2019

Addressed known issues.

Version 1.2.0

Release date: November 17, 2019

  • Adjusted race controls.
    • (A button has been added to the bottom of the screen that allows a player to drift or steer depending on the Manual Drift setting. The rearview mirror button has been relocated to the bottom-right of the screen.)
    • (A player can now perform Ultra-Mini Turbos even when Manual Drift is off by using the drift button. Using the steer button with Manual Drift on does not allow Ultra-Mini Turbos.)
  • Added a list of tickets you currently have. (A player can now see the inventory of tickets at a glance by tapping Tickets in the Menu.)
  • You can now earn bonus points for finishing a race in Frenzy mode. (A "Frenzy Finish" action has been added.)
Specific/unlisted changes
  • The FAQ text describing how long Gold Pass benefits remain valid has been changed from "until 06:00 UTC" into "until the daily reset (06:00 UTC)".
  • The names for New York Minute, Tokyo Blur, and Paris Promenade have been changed into New York Minute 1, Tokyo Blur 1, and Paris Promenade 1 respectively.
  • "Badge" on the menu has been corrected to "Badges".
  • The tires of the Pink Mushmellow were changed to a lighter shade of pink.

Version 1.2.1

Release date: November 18, 2019 (Android)

Addressed known issues.

Specific/unlisted changes
  • This update fixed an issue in version 1.2.0 where the game would not start in Android versions.

Version 1.4.0

Release date: December 11, 2019

  • You can now see more information about other players in your ranking tier, including the driver they are using.
  • Adjusted how the ranking announcement and menu screens are displayed.
Specific/unlisted changes
  • Along with the driver being used by other players in the same ranking tier, the kart, glider, and score for each course are now visible.
  • Multiplayer is no longer darkened with "Inbound!" in front of it. Currently, it is under maintenance.
  • Certain icons appear next to drivers, kart, and gliders that have not been unlocked yet indicating whether they are available as a spotlight (a green pipe icon), as a Gold Gift (a Gold Pass icon), or a special offer in the Shop (a pink starburst icon), similar to the existing Shop icon.
  • Coin Rush is selectable in the Shop under Daily Selects.

Version 1.4.1

Release date: December 12, 2019

Improved various features.
Addressed known issues.

Version 1.6.0

Release date: January 20, 2020

Addressed known issues.

Differences from previous Mario Kart games

  • This is the first Mario Kart game where every character is unlockable.
  • The number of racers has reverted back to eight, like in all games up to Mario Kart DS and in Mario Kart 7.
  • Races consist of two laps instead of three.
  • Racers, karts and gliders can be leveled up.
  • On the last lap, the music continues where it left off when the alarm sounds, instead of restarting. It is also increased by four tones rather than one.
  • Lakitu does not appear at all throughout the race.
  • Stars are not obtainable from regular item boxes.
  • For the first time since Super Mario Kart, Triple Red Shells are absent.
  • This is the first Mario Kart game since Mario Kart: Super Circuit to have numbered Nitro courses.
  • For the first time since Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the Golden Mushroom is absent, being functionally replaced by the Mushroom frenzy.
  • Multiple items can be received from a single item box.
  • There are no retro tracks from Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart 8 in this game, making it the first Mario Kart title since Mario Kart: Double Dash!! to not feature retro tracks from every previous Mario Kart entry.
  • This is the first Mario Kart game to lack losing themes and character losing animations. If the player finishes 5th or lower, the 2nd-4th place theme will play and no animation will be performed.

Reception

Initial impressions of the beta have been mixed. Journalists have praised the gameplay and graphics, but have criticized the free-to-play gacha elements of the game. Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica has compared the game's in-app purchases to Spiny Shells, blowing up the classic Mario Kart experience. He has suggested that "the developers pick a side: attach an annoying economy to a deeper control scheme and more legitimate online options, or make it cheaper and less obnoxious to watch Mario drive himself."[14] Ethan Gach of Kotaku has also stated that the game is "a mostly faithful but stripped-down recreation of Mario Kart decked out with all the microtransactions and lottery mechanics mobile games are infamous for" and also lamenting the lack of a multiplayer mode.[15] Steven Asarch of Newsweek has complained about the game's "freemium greed" and that it is "ruined by microtransactions".[16]

As of October 11, 2019, Mario Kart Tour received mixed reviews, with a Metacritic Metascore of 59.[17]

Pre-release and unused content

Main article: List of Mario Kart Tour pre-release and unused content

The beta version of the game saw multiple changes in the final game. The stamina element was removed, and the timers restricting access to certain cups can be sped up using quick tickets. Additionally, rubies were originally emeralds.

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Kart Tour.

References to other games

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオカート ツアー
Mario Kāto Tsuā
Mario Kart Tour
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧卡丁车 巡回赛[18]
Mǎlìōu Kǎdīngchē Xúnhuí Sài
Mario Kart Tour
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐賽車 巡迴賽[19]
Mǎlìōu Sàichē Xúnhuí Sài
Mario Racing Tour

External links

References

  1. ^ PRODUCTS | Bandai Namco Studios Inc.
  2. ^ Nine Months Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2018 (2018). Nintendo. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Takashi Mochizuki (February 7, 2018). 'DeNA CEO said "Mario Kart Tour," a Nintendo-DeNA smartphone game planned for FY18, will be free-to-start.' Twitter. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (April 24, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Android closed beta test set for May 22 to June 4. Gematsu. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  5. ^ @mariokarttourEN (October 31, 2019). Multiplayer beta test announcement. Twitter. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  6. ^ @mariokarttourEN (January 21, 2020). Second multiplayer beta test announcement. Twitter. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
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  11. ^ Nintendo Mobile (August 27, 2019). Mario Kart Tour - Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  12. ^ A human readable transcription of the main content of the ItemSlotTable container.
  13. ^ Ryuk3112 (December 2, 2019). Demo iPhones have a demo version of Mario Kart Tour. Reddit. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  14. ^ Machkovech, Sam (May 22, 2019). Mario Kart Tour beta hands-on: Microtransactions land like a nasty blue shell. Ars Technica. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  15. ^ Gach, Ethan (May 22, 2019). Mario Kart Tour Is Pretty Good When It’s Not Nickel And Diming You. Kotaku. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  16. ^ Asarch, Steven (May 23, 2019) ‘Mario Kart Tour’ Beta Potential Bogged Down By Microtransactions. Newsweek. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  17. ^ Mario Kart Tour (iOS). Metacritic. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  18. ^ mariokarttour.com (simplified Chinese). Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  19. ^ mariokarttour.com (traditional Chinese). Retrieved September 2, 2019.