Mario Kart Tour race points system

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This page details the system used to calculate total points in Mario Kart Tour races, using data gathered during the Ice Tour.

Overview[edit]

Race points are earned in three ways: base points from the driver, kart and glider being used, bonus points earned by performing actions during the race, and position points, based on finishing position, driver level, and several other factors. Upon earning enough points in a given race, players can earn from that race up to 5 total Grand Stars, which are necessary to unlock tour gifts in the current tour.

Base points[edit]

The base points of the driver, kart and glider selected are added to the initial score of 0 before the race begins. Base points can range from 800 total points for base-level Normal items to 2800 points for completely maxed-out High-End items. Individual items' 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.

The maximum amount of base points for each driver, kart and glider can also be increased up to 3 times with points-cap tickets. Each increase costs more tickets than the last (1, 5, and 10 tickets, respectively), and adds 6 or 7 more levels to the gauge. These increased levels have their required XP grow more slowly and award more points per level-up.

Base points of drivers, karts and gliders
XP level The icon for Drivers in Mario Kart Tour
Drivers
XP level The icon for Karts in Mario Kart TourThe icon of Gliders in Mario Kart Tour
Karts and gliders
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
Normal
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
Super
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
High-End
Total XP XP to next
level
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
Normal
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
Super
Rarity Icon from Mario Kart Tour
High-End
Total XP XP to next
level
1 400 450 500 0 8 1 200 220 250 0 6
2 408 459 512 8 9 2 204 224 256 6 7
3 416 468 524 17 10 3 208 228 262 13 8
4 424 477 536 27 11 4 212 232 268 21 9
5 432 486 548 38 12 5 216 236 274 30 10
6 440 495 560 50 13 6 220 240 280 40 11
7 448 504 572 63 14 7 224 244 286 51 12
8 456 513 584 77 15 8 228 248 292 63 13
9 464 522 596 92 16 9 232 252 298 76 14
10 472 531 608 108 18 10 236 256 304 90 15
11 480 540 620 126 20 11 240 260 310 105 16
12 488 549 632 146 22 12 244 264 316 121 17
13 496 558 644 168 24 13 248 268 322 138 18
14 504 567 656 192 26 14 252 272 328 156 19
15 512 576 668 218 28 15 256 276 334 175 20
16 520 585 680 246 30 16 260 280 340 195 21
17 528 594 692 276 32 17 264 285 346 216 22
18 536 603 704 308 34 18 268 290 352 238 23
19 544 612 716 342 36 19 272 295 358 261 24
20 552 621 728 378 39 20 276 300 364 285 26
21 560 630 740 417 42 21 280 305 370 311 28
22 568 639 752 459 45 22 284 310 376 339 30
23 576 648 764 504 48 23 288 315 382 369 32
24 584 657 776 552 51 24 292 320 388 401 34
25 592 666 788 603 54 25 296 325 394 435 36
26 (base cap) 600 675 800 657 57 26 (base cap) 300 330 400 471 38
27 608 690 830 714 58 27 304 336 415 509 39
28 616 705 860 772 59 28 308 342 430 548 40
29 624 720 890 831 60 29 312 348 445 588 41
30 632 735 920 891 61 30 316 354 460 629 42
31 640 750 950 952 62 31 320 360 475 671 43
32 (cap 1) 648 765 980 1014 63 32 (cap 1) 324 366 490 714 44
33 656 780 1010 1077 64 33 328 372 505 758 45
34 664 795 1040 1141 65 34 332 378 520 803 46
35 672 810 1070 1206 66 35 336 384 535 849 47
36 680 825 1100 1272 67 36 340 390 550 896 48
37 688 840 1130 1339 68 37 344 396 565 944 49
38 696 855 1160 1407 69 38 348 402 580 993 50
39 (cap 2) 704 870 1190 1476 70 39 (cap 2) 352 408 595 1043 51
40 712 885 1220 1546 71 40 356 414 610 1094 52
41 720 900 1250 1617 72 41 360 420 625 1146 53
42 728 915 1280 1689 73 42 364 426 640 1199 54
43 736 930 1310 1762 74 43 368 432 655 1253 55
44 744 945 1340 1836 75 44 372 438 670 1308 56
45 752 960 1370 1911 76 45 376 444 685 1364 57
46 (max cap) 760 975 1400 1987 46 (max cap) 380 450 700 1421

Bonus points[edit]

Many actions performed in-game give the player a number of bonus points. There are a wide variety of point-giving actions, ranging from hitting another player with an item to picking up a coin or simply running into a traffic cone. The base points are modified by many multipliers and bonuses before being added to the player's score. The full formula to calculate the bonus points of a single action, as given in the game's FAQ, is as follows:

The final result is rounded up to the nearest whole number. Each of these items is covered in detail in the following sections.

Action base points[edit]

Each action in a race has a default number of points associated with it, called the base points of the action.

Item actions[edit]

These actions are performed with specific items or in Frenzy mode.

Item-based actions
Action Base points Cause Item(s)
Banana accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Banana held or dropped by the player Banana from Mario Kart Tour.Triple Banana from Mario Kart Tour.Banana Barrels from Mario Kart TourLucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Indirect: Giant Banana from Mario Kart Tour.Yoshi Egg from Mario Kart Tour.The Birdo Egg from Mario Kart Tour
Birdo's Egg accuracy 25 A Birdo's Egg hits an opponent or is hit by an opponent while held The Birdo Egg from Mario Kart Tour
Blooper deployed 10 A Blooper sprays ink on an opponent Blooper from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Bob-omb accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Bob-omb or is caught in its blast Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.Double Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.Bob-omb Cannon from Mario Kart TourLucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Boomerang accuracy 25 A Boomerang Flower hits an opponent or is hit by an opponent while held Boomerang Flower from Mario Kart Tour.
Bowser's Shell accuracy 25 A Bowser's Shell hits an opponent or is hit by an opponent while held Bowser Shell from Mario Kart Tour
Bubble 10 The player spends time equivalent to a Glide Time inside a Bubble (AddScoreIntervalWhileItemType018) Bubble from Mario Kart Tour
Bullet Bill accuracy 25 The player hits an opponent while using a Bullet Bill, or with a mini Bullet Bill in Frenzy mode Bullet Bill from Mario Kart Tour.
Coin 5 Occurs twice when the player rolls a Coin item, and once when a coin is picked up from the track Coin from Mario Kart Tour.
Dash Ring 10 The player touches a Dash Ring activated by any driver Dash Ring from Mario Kart Tour
Destroyed a Spiny Shell 100 The player uses a Super Horn or Super Bell when a Spiny Shell is nearby Super Horn from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart TourSuper Bell from Mario Kart Tour.
Fire Flower accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Fire Flower fireball thrown by or circling the player Fire Flower from Mario Kart Tour
Frenzy action 1 The player uses an item in Frenzy mode Star from Mario Kart Tour
Frenzy Finish 100 The player finishes the race while in Frenzy mode Star from Mario Kart Tour
Frenzy strike! 25 The player hits an opponent in Frenzy mode (excluding Bullet Bill, Mega Mushroom and Heart Frenzy) Star from Mario Kart Tour
Giant Banana accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Giant Banana held or dropped by the player Giant Banana from Mario Kart Tour.
Giga Bob-omb accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Giga Bob-omb or is caught in its blast Giga Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour
Green Shell accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Green Shell held or thrown by the player Green Shell from Mario Kart Tour.Triple Green Shell from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Indirect: Yoshi Egg from Mario Kart Tour.The Birdo Egg from Mario Kart Tour
Hammer accuracy 25 An opponent hits a Hammer thrown by the player Hammer from Mario Kart Tour.
Heart 25 The player activates a Heart (outside of Frenzy mode) Heart from Mario Kart Tour
Heart accuracy 25 The player hits an opponent while in Heart Frenzy mode Heart from Mario Kart Tour
Ice Flower accuracy 25 An opponent hits an Ice Flower snowball thrown by or circling the player Ice Flower from Mario Kart Tour
Lightning accuracy 5 A driver is hit by Lightning activated by the player Lightning from Mario Kart Tour.
Mega Mushroom strike! 25 The player hits an opponent while mega Mega Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mushroom 10 The player uses a Mushroom item Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.Triple Mushrooms from Mario Kart TourLucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Red Shell accuracy 25 A Red Shell thrown by the player hits an opponent or is hit while held Red Shell from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Repelled a Blooper 100 The player uses a Super Horn or Super Bell as a Blooper is preparing to hit Super Horn from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart TourSuper Bell from Mario Kart Tour.
Spiny Shell accuracy 25 A Spiny Shell hits or bombs an opponent Spiny Shell from Mario Kart Tour
Spiny Shell dodged! 50 The player uses a Mushroom item to avoid a Spiny Shell when the latter is nearby Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.Triple Mushrooms from Mario Kart Tour
Super Bell accuracy 25 The player hits an opponent with a Super Bell Super Bell from Mario Kart Tour.
Super Horn accuracy 25 The player hits an opponent with a Super Horn Super Horn from Mario Kart Tour.Lucky Seven from Mario Kart Tour
Super Star strike! 25 The player hits an opponent while invincible (multiplayer only) Star from Mario Kart Tour
Yoshi's Egg accuracy 25 A Yoshi's Egg hits an opponent or is hit by an opponent while held Yoshi Egg from Mario Kart Tour.

Object interactions[edit]

These actions are performed by interacting with hazards or other elements that appear on one or a few tracks.

Object interactions
Action Base points Object Hit with Courses
Barrel 10 Barrel
Barrel
Kart

HeartMega MushroomFrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper Bell
Bob-ombGiga Bob-ombBowser's ShellGreen ShellRed ShellSpiny Shell
Boomerang FlowerFire FlowerIce Flower
Birdo's EggYoshi's EggHammer

DS Airship Fortress R
London Loop, R, T
London Loop 2, R, T
Cheep Cheep 10 Cheep Cheep
Cheep Cheep
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2, R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon, R, T, R/T
Crate 10 Two crates
Crate
DS Airship Fortress, R, T
London Loop, R, T
Icicle 10 An icicle in Mario Kart Tour
Icicle
3DS Rosalina's Ice World, R, T
Jar 10 Jars
Jar / Snake jar
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar, R, T, R/T
Snake jar 10
Leaf pile 10 Leaf piles
Leaf pile
Wii Maple Treeway, R, T
Rocky Wrench 10 A Rocky Wrench in Mario Kart Tour
Rocky Wrench
DS Airship Fortress, R, T
Snow block 10 Snow blocks in Mario Kart Tour
Snow block
SNES Vanilla Lake 1, R, R/T
Snowperson 10 Snowperson
Snowperson
N64 Frappe Snowland, R, T, R/T
DS DK Pass, R, T, R/T
Vancouver Velocity R
Traffic cone 1 Traffic cone
Traffic cone
SNES Mario Circuit 1R, R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
3DS Toad Circuit, R, R/T
3DS Daisy Hills R, R/T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain, T
3DS Neo Bowser City R, R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R, R/T
New York Minute R
Paris Promenade, R, T
Paris Promenade 2R
Tokyo Blur 3, R, T
Los Angeles Laps R
New York Minute 3R
RMX Mario Circuit 1R/T
Barrel Bomb 10 Two Barrel Bombs
Barrel Bomb
Mushroom

HeartMega MushroomFrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper Bell
Bob-ombGiga Bob-ombBowser's ShellGreen ShellRed ShellSpiny Shell
Boomerang FlowerFire FlowerIce Flower
Birdo's EggYoshi's EggHammer

GBA Bowser's Castle 2, R, T
Goat 10 Goat
Goat
3DS Daisy Hills, R, T, R/T
Goomba 10 Goomba
Goomba
3DS Toad Circuit R, R/T
3DS Mario Circuit, R
Paris Promenade
Paris Promenade 2
RMX Mario Circuit 1, R, T, R/T
Exploring Shy Guy 10 Yellow Exploring Shy Guy
Exploring Shy Guy
GBA Sunset Wilds, R, T, R/T
Monty Mole 10 Monty Moles appearing as obstacles in Mario Kart Tour
Monty Mole
SNES Donut Plains 2, R, T
GBA Sunset Wilds R/T
Penguin 10 Penguin
Penguin
3DS Rosalina's Ice World, R, T
RMX Vanilla Lake 1, R
Sidestepper 10 Sidestepper
Sidestepper
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach, R, T, R/T
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon, R, T, R/T
Snowboarding Shy Guy 10 A Snowboarding Shy Guy in Mario Kart Tour
Snowboarding Shy Guy
Wii DK Summit, R
Wooden cutout 10 A Wooden cutout of two Boos in Mario Kart Tour. A wooden cutout of a Piranha Plant
Wooden cutout
SNES Ghost Valley 1, R, T, R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R/T
GCN Yoshi Circuit, R, T
DS Luigi's Mansion, R, T, R/T
Paris Promenade
Paris Promenade 2, R, T
Clampy 10 Clampy
Clampy
HeartMega MushroomFrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper Bell

Bob-ombGiga Bob-ombBowser's ShellGreen ShellRed ShellSpiny Shell
Boomerang FlowerFire FlowerIce Flower
Birdo's EggYoshi's EggHammer

3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon, R, T
Flying Shy Guy 10 Flying Shy Guy
Flying Shy Guy
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar, R, T
Piranha Plant 10 Big Piranha Plant
Piranha PlantPiranha Plant
Piranha Plant
SNES Ghost Valley 1R, R/T
SNES Choco Island 1R, T
SNES Choco Island 2, R, T, R/T
N64 Royal Raceway, R, T
GCN Yoshi Circuit, R, R/T
Paris Promenade, R, T, R/T
Paris Promenade 2, R, T
RMX Rainbow Road 1R/T
Snowball 10 Snowball
Snowball
DS DK Pass, R, T, R/T
Swoop 10 Swoop
Swoop
MushroomMega MushroomFrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper Bell

Bob-ombGiga Bob-ombBowser's ShellGreen ShellRed ShellSpiny Shell
Boomerang FlowerFire FlowerIce Flower
Birdo's EggYoshi's EggHammer

N64 Choco Mountain, R, T
GBA Sunset Wilds, R, T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain, R, T
Tokyo Blur R/T
Vancouver Velocity, R, T, R/T
Banzai Bill 10 Banzai Bill Mega MushroomFrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper Bell

Giga Bob-ombBowser's Shell

DS Airship Fortress, R, T
Chain Chomp 10 Chain ChompRolling Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp
SNES Mario Circuit 2T
SNES Mario Circuit 3R/T
3DS Rainbow Road
London Loop, R, T, R/T
London Loop 2, R, T
Lava bubble 10 Lava Bubble
Lava Bubble
GBA Bowser's Castle 1, R, T, R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2, R, T, R/T
Metal ball 10 Metal ball
Metal ball
DS Waluigi Pinball, R, T, R/T
Pipe 10 Pipe
Pipe
SNES Mario Circuit 1, R, T, R/T
SNES Ghost Valley 1R, R/T
SNES Mario Circuit 2, R, T, R/T
SNES Mario Circuit 3, R, T,R/T
SNES Choco Island 2T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1, R, R/T
GCN Yoshi Circuit, R, R/T
3DS Toad Circuit, R, T, R/T
3DS Daisy Hills, R, T, R/T
3DS Mario Circuit, R
Paris Promenade
Paris Promenade 2R
Vancouver Velocity R, R/T
Tokyo Blur 3R
RMX Mario Circuit 1, R, T, R/T
RMX Choco Island 1, R, T
Rolling rock 10 Rolling rock
Rolling rock
N64 Choco Mountain, R, T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain, T
Thwomp 10 Thwomp
Thwomp
GBA Bowser's Castle 1, R, T, R/T
GBA Bowser's Castle 2, R, T, R/T
Tokyo Blur 2, R, R/T
Tokyo Blur 3
Los Angeles Laps T
Train 10 A train from N64 Kalimari Desert
Train
N64 Kalimari Desert, R, T, R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2, R, T
Wiggler 10 Wiggler
Wiggler
Wii Maple Treeway, R, T
Star Thwomp 10 A Star Thwomp in Mario Kart Tour
Star Thwomp
FrenzyBullet BillSuper HornSuper BellBowser's Shell SNES Rainbow Road, R, R/T
RMX Rainbow Road 1, R
Gate Spin! 10 Mario Kart Tour Finish Line gate at 3DS Rock Rock Mountain
Mario Kart Tour Finish Line gate at 3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
Mario Kart Tour Finish Line gate at 3DS Neo Bowser City
Finish Line gate
KartSuper HornSuper BellBob-ombGiga Bob-ombBowser's Shell SNES Choco Island 2T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain, R, T
3DS Neo Bowser City, R, T, R/T
3DS Rainbow Road T, R/T
Tokyo Blur, R, T, R/T
Tokyo Blur 2, R, T, R/T
Tokyo Blur 3, R, T, R/T
Ninja Hideaway, R, T, R/T
Half-pipe 20 Half-pipe
Half-pipe
Kart Wii Maple Treeway, R, T
Special trick 40
Star Ring 10 Star Ring
Star Ring
3DS Rainbow Road, R, T, R/T
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
RMX Rainbow Road 1, R

General actions[edit]

These actions can be performed on most or all courses.

General actions
Action Base points Cause
Coin 5 The player touches a coin on the track
Dash Panel 10 The player touches a Dash Panel
Glide Time 10 The player spends a certain amount of time gliding (based on AddScoreIntervalWhileGlide)
Item deflected! 5 The player deflects an incoming projectile with the item on their kart
Item destroyed! 5 The player hits a stationary item with one of their own items
Jump Boost 20 The player hits a ramp, Jump Boost field, or other jump at speed
Mini-Turbo 5 The player releases a blue Mini-Turbo
Mushroom 10 The player touches a Mushroom on the track
Payback 50 The player lands a hit on an opponent who had landed a hit on them earlier in the race
Rocket Start 10-30 During the countdown, the player presses the screen and releases before "GO!" appears
Slipstream 30 The player receives a Slipstream speed boost
Smash 50 The player hits a small opponent while normal-sized to flatten them
Super Mini-Turbo 15 The player releases an orange Super Mini-Turbo
Ultra Mini-Turbo 30 The player releases a pink Ultra Mini-Turbo

Tour-exclusive actions[edit]

A few tours have introduced elements to every track that give points with a special message when interacted with. These actions have also had one or more associated spotlight drivers, to whom the action awards far more base points.

Tour-exclusive actions
Action Base points Special base points Special drivers Cause Tour(s)
Happy Holidays! 10 110 Mario (Santa)Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Yoshi (Reindeer)Bowser (Santa) The player hits a festive tree with an item or while invincible Winter (2019), London, Holiday (week 1), Winter (2020), Rosalina
Happy New Year! 10 60 Mario (Happi) The player hits a kadomatsu with an item or while invincible New Year's
Trick or treat! 10 30 Rosalina (Halloween)Mario (Halloween)Peach (Halloween)King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) The player runs into a Jack-o'-lantern or hits it with an item Halloween (2020)

Interim rank points[edit]

Points are earned when crossing a Finish Line to begin lap 2 or enter another segment of the track. The points earned depend on the player's position and the engine class used. 200cc is considered identical to 150cc here, as it is across the rest of the points calculation. The action triggered also allows one extra second on top of the player's normal combo time before the next action.

Interim rank points
Action Base points
50cc 100cc 150cc 200cc
1st place! 50 100 200
2nd place! 40 80 160
3rd place! 30 60 120
4th place! 25 50 100
5th place! 20 40 80
6th place! 15 30 60
7th place! 10 20 40
8th place! 5 10 20

Kart bonus-points multiplier[edit]

The base points of the action are first multiplied by the bonus-points multiplier of the kart, determined in two parts. The first part is a simple multiplier dependent on the kart's tier on the course: top-tier karts receive a x2 bonus, middle tier karts receive x1.5, while bottom-tier karts receive the default x1. A further multiplier is applied based on kart rarity and level, as shown in the below table. The multipliers stack, so x1.1 on top of x2 becomes x2.2.

Kart level multiplier
Level Normal Super High-End
1 1.0 1.05 1.1
2 1.05 1.1 1.15
3 1.05 1.1 1.15
4 1.1 1.15 1.2
5 1.1 1.15 1.2
6 1.15 1.2 1.25
7 1.15 1.2 1.25

Special skill boost[edit]

Every driver, kart, and glider has a special skill that separates it from the others. For drivers, the special skill is a unique item, such as the Boomerang Flower or Coin Box; these are covered in the "Item Actions" section above. For karts, the special skill is a boost to a general action, such as Mini-Turbo or Jump Boost, which awards more points and a bigger speed boost when performed. For gliders, the special skill is a boost to a general item, such as the Banana or Super Horn, which increases the chance of rolling that item and awards more points for landing a hit (or simply using the item, in the case of Mushrooms). The point bonus for kart and glider actions is added directly to the score after the multipliers, and depends only on the item's rarity; it is not affected by level or course tier.

Kart skills[edit]

Kart special skill boosts
Special skill Bonus points Awarded actions
Normal Super High-End
Dash Panel Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Dash Panel Plus
5 10 15 Dash Panel
Jump Boost Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Jump Boost Plus
4 6 8 Jump Boost
Mini-Turbo Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Mini-Turbo Plus
2 3 4 Mini-Turbo
Super Mini-Turbo
Ultra Mini-Turbo
Rocket Start Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Rocket Start Plus
30 50 80 Rocket Start
Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Slipstream Plus
10 20 40 Slipstream

Glider skills[edit]

Skills with missing points values mean there are no gliders of the given rarity with that skill, as of the Cooking Tour. The Coin and Mushroom boosts only apply to rolled items, and not those picked up from the track. Similarly, the boosts are not applied to the drivers' special skills that involve multiple amounts of an items, such as Triple Bananas and Triple Mushrooms.

Glider special skill boosts
Special skill Bonus points Awarded actions
Normal Super High-End
Banana from Mario Kart Tour.
Banana Plus
10 20 30 Banana accuracy
Blooper from Mario Kart Tour.
Blooper Plus
5 10 15 Blooper deployed
Bob-omb from Mario Kart Tour.
Bob-omb Plus
20 30 Bob-omb accuracy
Bullet Bill from Mario Kart Tour.
Bullet Bill Plus
20 30 Bullet Bill accuracy
Coin from Mario Kart Tour.
Coin Plus
2 3 Coin (item)
Green Shell from Mario Kart Tour.
Green Shell Plus
10 20 30 Green Shell accuracy
Lightning from Mario Kart Tour.
Lightning Plus
5 8 Lightning accuracy
Mega Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mega Mushroom Plus
10 20 30 Mega Mushroom strike!
Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mushroom Plus
5 15 Mushroom (item)
Red Shell from Mario Kart Tour.
Red Shell Plus
20 30 Red Shell accuracy
Super Horn from Mario Kart Tour.
Super Horn Plus
20 30 Super Horn accuracy
Repelled a Blooper
Destroyed a Spiny Shell

Combo bonus[edit]

When performing multiple actions within a short period of time, the player receives a combo bonus for each successive action. The length of time allowed depends on the level and course tier of the glider used. The combo points themselves, however, only depend on the glider's tier on the course. The first action in a combo is awarded a combo bonus of 0, and successive actions each get an increase depending on glider tier:

  • Top-tier: bonus increases by 3 points with each action
  • Middle-tier: bonus increases by 2 points with each action
  • Bottom-tier: bonus increases by 1 point with each action

There is also a cap to the combo bonus that depending on engine class:

  • 50cc: actions beyond the 6th receive the same bonus as the 6th
  • 100cc: actions beyond the 11th receive the same bonus as the 11th
  • 150/200cc: actions beyond the 16th receive the same bonus as the 16th

This leads to the following table for max combo bonus:

Maximum combo bonus points
Glider tier 50cc 100cc 150cc 200cc
Top-tier 15 30 45
Middle-tier 10 20 30
Bottom-tier 5 10 15

Bonus-points boost[edit]

The bonus-points boost is a single points bonus that is added to every single action performed, up to and including the 200th. The driver, kart, and glider are each considered separately in calculating the bonus. If an item in use has the course as its favorite and is at level 2 or above, its bonus points boost is determined by the ceiling (rounding up to the whole number) of the following formula:

  • Item base points
  • × (item level - 1)
  • × (cc / 30,000)

where 200cc is still treated as 150cc. As an example, a level 3 Bowser at the base cap of 675 base points used for a 200cc race at Bowser's Castle 1T, one of its favorite courses, gives the following boost:

  • Base points: 675
  • × (lvl 3 - 1) = 1350
  • × (150 / 30,000) = 6.75
  • Ceil(6.75) = 7

Thus, 7 extra points per action are earned. If the Bull's-Eye Banzai at level 2, but with minimum 200 base points, is used, it adds the following boost:

  • Base points: 200
  • × (lvl 2 - 1) = 200
  • × (150 / 30,000) = 1.00
  • Ceil(1.00) = 1

The kart would thus be worth just 1 additional point per action. On the other hand, a level 6 Swooper, with the base cap of 400 base points grants the following boost:

  • Base points: 400
  • × (lvl 6 - 1) = 2000
  • × (150 / 30,000) = 10.00
  • Ceil(10.00) = 10

The total bonus-points boost for this setup would be 18 points per action. Currently, the maximum boost is 42 + 21 + 21 = 84 points. The bonus-points boost is reapplied at the end of the race, using a different formula that yields similar results.

Position points[edit]

At the very end of the race, points are given based on the player's level and finishing position, along with another helping of the bonus-points boost. Nintendo gives the position points formula as:

  • Base position points
  • × position bonus
  • + driver's bonus-points boost
  • + kart's bonus-points boost
  • + glider's bonus-points boost

Base position points[edit]

The base points the player earns for finishing 1st are called base position points. These range from 2000 to 6000, depending on player level and engine class:

Player lvl Base position points Player lvl Base position points Player lvl Base position points
50cc 100cc 150cc 200cc 50cc 100cc 150cc 200cc 50cc 100cc 150cc 200cc
1 2000 51 3620 3820 4020 101 4620 4820 5020
2 2050 2250 52 3640 3840 4040 102 4640 4840 5040
3 2100 2300 2500 53 3660 3860 4060 103 4660 4860 5060
4 2150 2350 2550 54 3680 3880 4080 104 4680 4880 5080
5 2200 2400 2600 55 3700 3900 4100 105 4700 4900 5100
6 2250 2450 2650 56 3720 3920 4120 106 4720 4920 5120
7 2300 2500 2700 57 3740 3940 4140 107 4740 4940 5140
8 2350 2550 2750 58 3760 3960 4160 108 4760 4960 5160
9 2400 2600 2800 59 3780 3980 4180 109 4780 4980 5180
10 2450 2650 2850 60 3800 4000 4200 110 4800 5000 5200
11 2500 2700 2900 61 3820 4020 4220 111 4820 5020 5220
12 2540 2740 2940 62 3840 4040 4240 112 4840 5040 5240
13 2580 2780 2980 63 3860 4060 4260 113 4860 5060 5260
14 2620 2820 3020 64 3880 4080 4280 114 4880 5080 5280
15 2660 2860 3060 65 3900 4100 4300 115 4900 5100 5300
16 2700 2900 3100 66 3920 4120 4320 116 4920 5120 5320
17 2740 2940 3140 67 3940 4140 4340 117 4940 5140 5340
18 2780 2980 3180 68 3960 4160 4360 118 4960 5160 5360
19 2820 3020 3220 69 3980 4180 4380 119 4980 5180 5380
20 2860 3060 3260 70 4000 4200 4400 120 5000 5200 5400
21 2900 3100 3300 71 4020 4220 4420 121 5020 5220 5420
22 2930 3130 3330 72 4040 4240 4440 122 5040 5240 5440
23 2960 3160 3360 73 4060 4260 4460 123 5060 5260 5460
24 2990 3190 3390 74 4080 4280 4480 124 5080 5280 5480
25 3020 3220 3420 75 4100 4300 4500 125 5100 5300 5500
26 3050 3250 3450 76 4120 4320 4520 126 5120 5320 5520
27 3080 3280 3480 77 4140 4340 4540 127 5140 5340 5540
28 3110 3310 3510 78 4160 4360 4560 128 5160 5360 5560
29 3140 3340 3540 79 4180 4380 4580 129 5180 5380 5580
30 3170 3370 3570 80 4200 4400 4600 130 5200 5400 5600
31 3200 3400 3600 81 4220 4420 4620 131 5220 5420 5620
32 3220 3420 3620 82 4240 4440 4640 132 5240 5440 5640
33 3240 3440 3640 83 4260 4460 4660 133 5260 5460 5660
34 3260 3460 3660 84 4280 4480 4680 134 5280 5480 5680
35 3280 3480 3680 85 4300 4500 4700 135 5300 5500 5700
36 3300 3500 3700 86 4320 4520 4720 136 5320 5520 5720
37 3320 3520 3720 87 4340 4540 4740 137 5340 5540 5740
38 3340 3540 3740 88 4360 4560 4760 138 5360 5560 5760
39 3360 3560 3760 89 4380 4580 4780 139 5380 5580 5780
40 3380 3580 3780 90 4400 4600 4800 140 5400 5600 5800
41 3400 3600 3800 91 4420 4620 4820 141 5420 5620 5820
42 3420 3620 3820 92 4440 4640 4840 142 5440 5640 5840
43 3460 3660 3860 93 4460 4660 4860 143 5460 5660 5860
44 3480 3680 3880 94 4480 4680 4880 144 5480 5680 5880
45 3500 3700 3900 95 4500 4700 4900 145 5500 5700 5900
46 3520 3720 3920 96 4520 4720 4920 146 5520 5720 5920
47 3540 3740 3940 97 4540 4740 4940 147 5540 5740 5940
48 3560 3760 3960 98 4560 4760 4960 148 5560 5760 5960
49 3580 3780 3980 99 4580 4780 4980 149 5580 5780 5980
50 3600 3800 4000 100 4600 4800 5000 150 (max) 5600 5800 6000

Position multiplier[edit]

When finishing in a rank other than 1st, a simple multiplier is applied to the base position points, with diminishing returns for lower ranks:

  • 1st: x1.00
  • 2nd: x0.85
  • 3rd: x0.75
  • 4th: x0.65
  • 5th: x0.55
  • 6th: x0.45
  • 7th: x0.35
  • 8th: x0.20

Bonus-points boost[edit]

The driver, kart, and glider each apply their bonus-points boost again at the end of the race. The formula is largely unchanged, but two extra steps are added:

  • Item base points
  • × (item level - 1)
  • × number of actions (capped at 200)
  • × (cc / 30,000)
  • × position multiplier

Since the same boost is applied to each action during the race (assuming a 1st-place finish), this will be roughly equal to the bonus-points boost earned throughout the race, although it tends to be slightly less due to the favorable rounding on individual actions' boosts.