Tour Tokyo Blur

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Tokyo Blur
Tokyo Blur in Mario Kart Tour
View of various landmarks from Rainbow Bridge
Information
Appears in Mario Kart Tour (2019 (1), 2020 (2, 3), 2021 (4))
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass) (2022)
Cup(s) Lucky Cat Cup (8 Deluxe)
Tour(s) Tokyo Blur:
Tokyo Tour
New Year's Tour (challenge only)
Summer Festival Tour
1st Anniversary Tour
Mario vs. Peach Tour
2nd Anniversary Tour
Tokyo Blur 2:
New Year's Tour
Summer Festival Tour
Mario vs. Peach Tour
Tokyo Blur 3:
Summer Festival Tour
Mario vs. Peach Tour
Tokyo Blur 4:
Mario Tour
Yoshi Tour (2021)
Mario vs. Peach Tour
Staff Ghost 1:36.317 by Nin★Yuya (8 Deluxe)
(as Blue Inkling Boy) (150cc)
1:07.560 by Nin★Aracel (8 Deluxe)
(as Inkling Girl) (200cc)
WFC Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart Tour Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart Tour (Tokyo Blur)
The map of Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart Tour (Tokyo Blur 2)
Map of Tokyo Blur 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart Tour (Tokyo Blur 3)
Map of Tokyo Blur 3 from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart Tour (Tokyo Blur 4)
Map of Tokyo Blur 4 from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Tokyo Blur map in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Tokyo Blur is a race course in Mario Kart Tour. It is named after and inspired by Tokyo, Japan and makes its debut in the city's namesake tour, the Tokyo Tour. The course's music is based on the theme of 3DS Toad Circuit and 3DS Mario Circuit. This course has four different routes, the most out of any city course alongside New York Minute: Tokyo Blur, Tokyo Blur 2, Tokyo Blur 3, and Tokyo Blur 4, the last three of which were introduced in the New Year's Tour, Summer Festival Tour, and Mario Tour, respectively. The fourth iteration of this course differs from the others, in that it is two sections as opposed to two laps. From versions 1.2.0 to 1.4.0, the first layout was called Tokyo Blur 1.

The first layout is a favorite of Toad (Pit Crew), Mario (Hakama), Toad (Party Time), Daisy (Yukata), Peach (Happi), and Bowser Jr. (Pirate), the second route is a favorite of Pink Shy Guy, Cat Peach, Nabbit, Mario (Happi), Baby Rosalina (Detective), Cat Toad, and Bowser (Santa). It can also be a favorite of Peach (Happi) if she is at level 6. The third route is a favorite of Birdo (Black), Yoshi (Reindeer), Mario (Happi), Mario (Chef), Daisy (Yukata), Luigi (Painter), and Daisy (Swimwear) and the fourth route is a favorite of Blue Yoshi, Nabbit, Daisy (Yukata), Cat Toad, Mario (Racing), and White Yoshi.

Tokyo Blur reappears in the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the first course in the Lucky Cat Cup. The course combines the first three versions of Tokyo Blur together, with a lap dedicated to each variant.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Tokyo Blur's course layout in relation to its other layoutsTokyo Blur 2's course layout in relation to its other layouts
Tokyo Blur 3's course layout in relation to its other layoutsTokyo Blur 4's course layout in relation to its other layouts
The city course's layouts in relation to
each other.

Course layouts[edit]

Tokyo Blur[edit]

In the standard layout, all of the racers start the course on the central span of the Rainbow Bridge. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the right through Ginza, then makes a slight left before the Wako store. Not long after, the course makes a right U-turn near the National Diet Building and the Miraikan, then goes through a tunnel. As the Tokyo Skytree, Asahi Beer Hall, and Tokyo Big Sight come into view, the road makes a wide right turn back onto Rainbow Bridge. Fuji TV's headquarters can be seen on the left.

The course also appears as Tokyo Blur R (reverse), Tokyo Blur T (with ramps), and Tokyo Blur R/T (reverse and with ramps). This route is used as the layout for the first lap of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's variation of Tokyo Blur in the Booster Course Pass.

Tokyo Blur 2[edit]

In the standard layout, all of the racers start the course on the central span of the Rainbow Bridge. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the right through Ginza, then makes a slight right before the Wako store. After passing by two Thwomps, the course shifts left at a roundabout and continues straight (with a subway entrance and Akihabara shops visible on the left), then goes under an archway left of the Sensō-ji, where a kadomatsu can be found. As the player slights right then turns left at a signalized intersection, the road makes a wide right turn back onto Rainbow Bridge. Fuji TV's headquarters can be seen on the left.

The course also appears as Tokyo Blur 2R (reverse), Tokyo Blur 2T (with ramps), and Tokyo Blur 2R/T (reverse and with ramps). This route is used as the layout for the second lap of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's variation of Tokyo Blur in the Booster Course Pass.

Tokyo Blur 3[edit]

In the standard layout, all of the racers start the course on the central span of the Rainbow Bridge. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the right through Ginza, then makes a slight right before the Wako store. After passing by some Thwomps, the course shifts left at a roundabout and continues straight to the Shuto Expressway, which is built along the Nihonbashi River. The toll plaza bar only opens when a driver passes through; the course then curves to the right. After passing by two Thwomps and after a wide turn up the spiral loop around the Tokyo Big Sight, a Glide Ramp enables the driver to fly out of Shuto Expressway and back onto Rainbow Bridge. Fuji TV's headquarters can be seen on the left.

In the trick variant, ramps are added on the Rainbow Bridge. Near the end of the bridge is a ramp with a Dash Panel on it. The Thwomps in the city are replaced with small ramps. After entering Shuto Expressway, there are ramps that replace the Thwomps on the expressway. The spiral loops around the Tokyo Big Sight has added ramps on it. The gliding section at the end of the course is replaced by a normal ramp.

When configured for Coin Rush, cars and buses will block off a lane in the highway and toll booth, making the collection of coins easier.

The course also appears as Tokyo Blur 3R (reverse), Tokyo Blur 3T (with ramps), and Tokyo Blur 3R/T (reverse and with ramps). This route is used as the layout for the third lap of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's variation of Tokyo Blur in the Booster Course Pass.

Tokyo Blur 4[edit]

In the standard layout, the track starts out following the same path as Tokyo Blur 1. All of the racers start the course on the central span of the Rainbow Bridge. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the right through Ginza, then makes a slight left before the Wako store. Not long after, the course makes a right U-turn near the National Diet Building and the Miraikan, then goes through a tunnel. The course then makes a sharp left to follow a small portion of Tokyo Blur 2 in reverse, going under the Kaminarimon next to the Sensō-ji, where the second segment of the course begins. The track then immediately makes a U-turn toward the Shuto Expressway; the remainder of the course follows the path of Tokyo Blur 3, entering the expressway through a set of toll gates before rounding the spiral loop around the Tokyo Big Sight. A Glide Ramp sends the player back onto the Rainbow Bridge, where a set of Thwomps on either side threatens the players just before the finish line.

The course also appears as Tokyo Blur 4R (reverse), Tokyo Blur 4T (with ramps), and Tokyo Blur 4R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Appearances[edit]

The first layout of Tokyo Blur is currently the only course based on a real world city to have appeared in five different tours: the Tokyo Tour, the Summer Festival Tour, the 1st Anniversary Tour, the Mario vs. Peach Tour, and the 2nd Anniversary Tour. It also made a minor appearance in the New Year's Tour as the location of a bonus challenge and in the Mario Tour as the third and final race in the 2-Player Challenge mode.

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Tokyo Blur tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Bonus challenges[edit]

Glider Challenge
Icon Course variant Chosen
driver
Chosen
kart
Chosen
glider
Grand Star scores Tour appearances
Thumbnail of the Daisy Cup challenge from the New Year's Tour; a Glider Challenge bonus challenge set on Tokyo Blur (Later reused for the 2nd Anniversary Tour's Hammer Bro Cup) Tokyo Blur Mario (Hakama) from Mario Kart Tour
Mario (Hakama)
Kabuki Dasher from Mario Kart Tour
Kabuki Dasher
New Year's Kite from Mario Kart Tour
New Year's Kite
  • 150
  • 300
  • 440
New Year's Tour
2nd Anniversary Tour

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Tokyo Blur in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Tokyo Blur makes its console debut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe via the Booster Course Pass. It is the first course of the Lucky Cat Cup, and as such was added as part of the first wave of the DLC. Similarly to Tokyo Blur 4, it is an expanded and combined version of the first three routes for this course; however, this version dedicates one lap to each variation. The first lap is based on Tokyo Blur, the second lap is based on Tokyo Blur 2, and the third lap is based on Tokyo Blur 3, with each lap visiting the respective landmarks of those stages. The minimap has been rotated 90 degrees compared to the equivalent minimaps for the variants in Tour. Unlike Tour Paris Promenade, its hazards - Thwomps - have been retained.

Tokyo Blur is one of three courses to originate from Mario Kart Tour to appear in the first wave of the DLC, alongside Paris Promenade and Ninja Hideaway. This is also one of four tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where players can hit the banner (causing it to spin), like Mario Circuit, DS Wario Stadium and 3DS Neo Bowser City. Unlike the other courses mentioned, this is only possible during the final lap.

Sponsors[edit]

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Take a tour of a Japanese city in the Tokyo Blur course! Enjoy the sights as you take in iconic landmarks, including Mt. Fuji off in the distance![1]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: A giant dinosaur stomping around in the middle of a city? The Tokyo Blur course is like something straight out of a movie! The tricked-out Tokyo Blur R/T is waiting for you in the Peachette Cup![2]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Japan's most famous city is back for for another lap with the Tokyo Blur 2 course. Those traditional kadomatsu decorations aren't just for show—hitting them with an item is a great way to rack up some extra points![3]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: It's time for the Summer Festival Tour! Return to the sizzling streets of Tokyo for some sunny fun. Blaze new paths in the Tokyo Blur course, but don't overheat![4]
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: The Snow Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. Next up is the Mario Tour featuring Tokyo Blur 4, a brand-new variant of the existing Tokyo-based course![5]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Tokyo Blur[edit]

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Tokyo Blur 2[edit]

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Tokyo Blur 3[edit]

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Tokyo Blur 4[edit]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーキョースクランブル
Tōkyō Sukuranburu
Tokyo Scramble
Chinese (Simplified) 东京赛道
Dōngjīng Sàidào
Tokyo Speedway
Chinese (Traditional) 東京賽道
Dōngjīng Sàidào
Tokyo Speedway
Dutch Tokio-Toer Tokyo Tour
French Traversée de Tokyo Crossing Tokyo
German Tokio-Tempotour
Tokyo-Tempotour (before the Summer Festival Tour)
Tokyo Speed Tour
Italian Neon di Tokyo Tokyo Neon
Korean 도쿄 블러
Dokyo Beulleo
Tokyo Blur
Portuguese Velocidade em Tóquio Speed in Tokyo
Russian Токийское ралли
Tokiyskoye ralli
Tokyo Rally
Spanish Circuito Tokio Tokyo Circuit

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (October 15, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b mariokarttourEN (October 19, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  3. ^ mariokarttourEN (January 1, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  4. ^ mariokarttourEN (August 26, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  5. ^ mariokarttourEN (March 4, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  6. ^ Tokyo Tour trailer