New Year's Kite

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New Year's Kite
MKT Icon NewYearsKite.png
Strong stats
Weak stats
Appearances Mario Kart Tour

The New Year's Kite is a High-End glider in Mario Kart Tour. It first appeared in the New Year's Tour and is the signature glider of Mario (Happi) and Lakitu (Party Time). The glider is a variant of the Full Flight themed around New Year's with rose blossoms decorating the edges. Unlike the Full Flight, collecting Coins grants more points when using this glider. A golden variant of this glider, called the Gold New Year's Kite, debuts in the New Year's 2021 Tour. It is possible that the kanji was written by Mario.[1]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Coin.png Coin Plus
Favorite courses
(Combo bonus ×3 and big combo-time boost)
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar RT.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road R.png
3DS Rainbow Road R
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 2.png
Tokyo Blur 2
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 2R.png
Tokyo Blur 2R
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 2RT.png
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit T.png
3DS Mario Circuit T
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road.png
SNES Rainbow Road
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit RT.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1RT.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1R/T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur T.png
Tokyo Blur T
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur.png
Tokyo Blur
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur RT.png
Tokyo Blur R/T
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 2.png
RMX Rainbow Road 2
MKT Icon Berlin Byways 2R.png
Berlin Byways 2R
MKT Icon Berlin Byways 2RT.png
Berlin Byways 2R/T
Favored courses
(Combo bonus ×2 and combo-time boost)
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball RT.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T
MKT Icon Frappe Snowland T.png
N64 Frappe Snowland T**
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1T.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T**
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur 2T.png
Tokyo Blur 2T
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach T.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1R.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1R
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road T.png
SNES Rainbow Road T
MKT Icon London Loop 2.png
London Loop 2
MKT Icon 3DS Rainbow Road RT.png
3DS Rainbow Road R/T*
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion RT.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert RT.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon RT.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T*
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur R.png
Tokyo Blur R
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 2R.png
RMX Rainbow Road 2R
MKT Icon RMX Rainbow Road 2T.png
RMX Rainbow Road 2T
MKT Icon Berlin Byways 2T.png
Berlin Byways 2T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "The delicate strokes of the Japanese kanji for "New Year's Greetings" on the New Year's Kite really stand out against the blue backdrop of the sky. Mario's really been working on his calligraphy!"[2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネンガカイト
Nenga Kaito
New Year's Kite
German Neujahrsdrachen New Year's Kite
Italian Aquilone Annonuovo New Year Kite
Portuguese Pipa Ano-Novo New Year Kite
Chinese (Traditional) 賀年滑翔翼
Hènián huáxiáng yì
New Year Glider


  1. ^ Tweet from the Mario Kart Tour Twitter
  2. ^ Mario Kart Tour Twitter