Slipstream

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Yoshi pulling ahead by slipstreaming on Luigi Circuit in Mario Kart Wii

Slipstreaming (also known as drafting) is a technique often used in the Mario Kart series. It is present in Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Kart Tour. If a player trails behind another racer (or tailgates) for a certain period of time, the player's vehicle will receive a speed boost similar to the Mini-Turbo. This can be used to ram the vehicle the player is slipstreaming behind and race ahead into a higher place. Slipstreaming is also useful when another player has been shrunk by Lightning or the Thunder Cloud, and also when they are hit by the POW Block or Spiny Shell.

Drafting is also possible in Mario Golf: Super Rush. During Speed Golf or Battle Golf, if a player runs behind an opponent, blue streaks will start forming around them, and they will eventually gain a burst of speed.

Mario Kart Tour stats[edit]

The following karts in Mario Kart Tour increase boosting time and points from slipstreams.

Special skill Karts
Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Slipstream Plus
Increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.
+10 points
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourBiddybuggy from Mario Kart TourBlue Biddybuggy from Mario Kart TourBirthday Girl Rosalina from Mario Kart TourThe Red Kiddie Kart from Mario Kart TourPipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour
+20 points
Mach 8 from Mario Kart TourRoyale from Mario Kart TourPoltergust 4000 from Mario Kart TourStreamliner from Mario Kart TourRed Streamliner from Mario Kart TourCucumber from Mario Kart TourBlue Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart TourThe Pink Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart TourBolt Buggy from Mario Kart Tour
+40 points
Circuit Special from Mario Kart TourBlack Circuit from Mario Kart TourRadish Rider from Mario Kart TourSwift Jack from Mario Kart TourGlam Bruiser from Mario Kart TourPrancer from Mario Kart TourGreen Apple Kart from Mario Kart TourPink Wing from Mario Kart TourSteel Driver from Mario Kart TourHoliday King from Mario Kart TourRose Taxi from Mario Kart TourSakura Quickshaw from Mario Kart TourInferno Flyer from Mario Kart TourGrand Badwagon from Mario Kart TourPinch Hitter from Mario Kart TourGreen Double-Decker from Mario Kart TourGreen B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourTanooki Kart from Mario Kart TourWhite Snow Skimmer from Mario Kart TourRoaring Racer from Mario Kart TourArmored Rider from Mario Kart TourGold Bunny from Mario Kart TourDragonfly from Mario Kart TourBlue-Green Capsule Kart from Mario Kart TourGreen Cat Cruiser from Mario Kart TourGold Zucchini from Mario Kart TourCoral Jet Cruiser from Mario Kart TourStrawberry Soft Swerve from Mario Kart TourGold Standard from Mario Kart TourThe Green Speeder from Mario Kart TourThe Blazing Eagle from Mario Kart TourThe Pink Sneeker from Mario Kart TourThe Pineapple 1 from Mario Kart TourCact-X from Mario Kart TourSushi Racer from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart TourBlack Turbo Birdo from Mario Kart TourCheership from Mario Kart TourRed Offroader from Mario Kart TourThe Red Vampire Flyer from Mario Kart TourThe Purple Dozer in Mario Kart Tour

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: "You'll get a speed boost if you follow behind an opponent's kart for a certain amount of time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリップストリーム
Surippusutorīmu
Slipstream
French Aspiration -
German Windschatten Slipstream
Italian Scia -
Portuguese Vácuo -
Spanish Rebufo -