Tips & Tricks

  • What are Points?

    In Mario Kart Tour, you can earn points based on your actions during a race. Your total points is the combination of your base points, position points, and bonus points. By earning points, you can obtain Grand Stars and increase your rank.

  • Base Points

    Each driver, kart, and glider has their own individual base points, which can increase as you race up to a certain amount each day. If you race a lot, your base points will get even higher!

  • Position Points

    You'll receive position points based on your placement in the race.

    • 1st place: Points ×1
    • 2nd place: Points ×0.85
    • 3rd place: Points ×0.75
    • 4th place: Points ×0.65
    • 5th place: Points ×0.55
    • 6th place: Points ×0.45
    • 7th place: Points ×0.35
    • 8th place: Points ×0.2

    The higher your player level, the more position points you receive. If you keep winning, you can keep raising those position points!

  • Bonus Points

    You'll receive bonus points based on the actions you perform during the race. Bonus points are given for things like performing Jump Boosts, hitting opponents with items, or taking out Goombas. Try all sorts of things to see what gets you points!

  • Combos

    If you perform a bonus action, and then perform another bonus action shortly after, you'll receive a combo bonus. The bonus will increase a bit with each bonus action performed without pause. Try stringing together as many bonus actions as you can to really rack up the points!

  • Banana

    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.

  • Triple Bananas

    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!

  • Giant Banana

    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!

  • Green Shell

    Green Shell

    Flies straight and crashes any kart it hits. Keep it behind your kart to protect yourself from a single attack.

  • Triple Green Shells

    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.

  • Red Shell

    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.

  • Spiny Shell

    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…

  • Bowser's Shell

    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.

  • Bob-omb

    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.

  • Double Bob-ombs

    Double Bob-ombs

    Two Bob-ombs will revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them both at once. Two is better than one, right?

  • Mushroom

    Mushroom

    This classic item gives your kart a speed boost. Doesn't get much simpler than that!

  • Triple Mushrooms

    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.

  • Mega Mushroom

    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.

  • Bullet Bill

    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.

  • Blooper

    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.

  • Lightning

    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.

  • Fire Flower

    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!

  • Boomerang Flower

    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.

  • Ice Flower

    Ice Flower

    Three balls of ice revolve around your kart. Tap the screen to throw them all at once and they'll freeze any karts they hit, causing them to slide.

  • Super Horn

    Super Horn

    The loudness of this horn will blow away any surrounding items and karts. It can repel Bloopers, and even Spiny Shells!

  • Coin

    Coin

    This gives you two Coins. It's used automatically once you pick it up.

  • Heart

    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.

  • Yoshi's Egg

    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!

  • Bubble

    Bubble

    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!

  • Banana Barrels

    Banana Barrels

    Arm your kart with two fully-loaded barrels of Bananas! Continually shoots out Bananas in front of your kart for a set time.

  • Mushroom Cannon

    Mushroom Cannon

    A cannon designed to resemble a Mushroom. Continually shoots out Mushrooms in front of your kart for a set time.

  • Lucky Seven

    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.

  • Coin Box

    Coin Box

    A box with a golden sheen. Generates a large amount of Coins in front of your kart for a set time.

  • Dash Ring

    Dash Ring

    Tosses out three rings in front of you along the track. Pass through them for a speed boost!

  • Bob-omb Cannon

    Bob-omb Cannon

    A dangerous cannon fueled by red-hot coals! Continually shoots out Bob-ombs in front of your kart for a set time.

  • Super Star

    Super Star

    Turns you invincible for a time. Your kart will be faster and any karts you hit will crash.

  • Hammer

    Hammer

    Throws multiple Hammers in an arc aimed at karts in front of yours.

  • Rocket Start

    Rocket Start

    At the race's start, tap the screen and hold on 2, then release at GO to take off with a Rocket Start! The closer you are to GO when you release, the longer your dash will last and the more bonus points you'll get. But be careful… You'll stall if you tap too early!

  • Drifting

    Drifting

    If you turn and hold your swipe in the direction you're turning, you'll be able to take tight corners without losing speed.

  • Mini-Turbo

    Mini-Turbo

    You can boost with a Mini-Turbo by holding a drift until blue sparks appear, and then lifting your finger off the screen.

  • Super Mini-Turbo

    Super Mini-Turbo

    If you hold a drift for long enough, the blue sparks will turn into orange sparks. If you lift your finger off the screen when this happens, you'll boost for longer than a regular Mini-Turbo.

  • Ultra Mini-Turbo

    Ultra Mini-Turbo

    If you hold a drift for long enough, blue sparks will turn into orange, and then the orange sparks will turn into pink sparks. If you lift your finger off the screen when this happens, you'll boost for longer than a Super Mini-Turbo.

  • Jump Boost

    Jump Boost

    When you hit a ramp, you'll automatically perform a Jump Boost and get a burst of speed upon landing.

  • Slipstream

    Slipstream

    You'll get a speed boost if you follow behind an opponent's kart for a certain amount of time.

  • Using Items

    Using Items

    Tap the screen to use items.

  • Throwing Forward or Backward

    Throwing Forward or Backward

    Certain items, such as Bananas, Green Shells, and Red Shells, can be thrown either forward or backward. Simply swipe the screen up to throw the item forward or down to throw it backward.

  • Using Items While Drifting

    Using Items While Drifting

    Even while touching the screen to drift, you can flick another finger up or down to throw items in that direction.

  • Item Frenzy

    Item Frenzy

    You'll activate an item frenzy when all three item slots are holding the same item. You'll be able to use the item as many times as you want during a frenzy. It'll be easier to perform Mini-Turbos during this time, and your kart will be invincible for the duration!