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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 1, a course in Mario Kart Tour. If you would like to know how to obtain this level's Grand Stars and see which drivers work best on this map, please read on.

Bowser's Castle 1: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

Bowser

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Bowser Cup
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2600
4 Stars 3600
5 Stars 4500
Luigi Cup (Paris Tour)
1 Star 1100
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2600
4 Stars 3300
5 Stars 5600
Luigi Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2700
3 Stars 3700
4 Stars 4800
5 Stars 6200
Luigi Cup (Pirate Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2800
3 Stars 3800
4 Stars 4800
5 Stars 7100
Diddy Kong Cup
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3600
4 Stars 4400
5 Stars 5200
Morton Cup (Halloween Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4200
5 Stars 5000
Toad Cup (Paris Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3600
4 Stars 4500
5 Stars 6100
Toadette Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2800
3 Stars 3700
4 Stars 4800
5 Stars 6300
Metal Mario Cup (Halloween Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 3200
3 Stars 4900
4 Stars 6300
5 Stars 7600
Lemmy Cup (Halloween Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 1700
3 Stars 2000
4 Stars 2600
5 Stars 3200
Koopa Troopa Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3000
4 Stars 3800
5 Stars 6000
Koopa Troopa Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3000
4 Stars 3800
5 Stars 6000
Lemmy Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3100
4 Stars 3900
5 Stars 6500

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 1

Position Points and Gimmicks are the Most Important

In order to obtain the most points possible, you should aim for a high position and use items to knock your opponents out of the lead.

Tips for Raising Your Score

Rocket Start

Rocket Start (Bowser
Always start with a Rocket Start If done correctly, you can get the highest bonus score possible. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.

Drifting

Ultra Mini-Turbo Boost(Bowser
There are wide tracks in this course. Be sure to perform a Mini-Turbo or Ultra Mini-Turbo Boost to give you higher points and a chance to take the lead.

Thwomps

Thwomps (Bowser
Thwomps are the only obstacle in this course. Be careful not to bump them! You will bounce back and slowed down, making it difficult for you to catch up with other racers.

Gliding Area

Gliding Area (Bowser
Use the gliding area in the middle. More air time means more points and higher combos.

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

The best combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you the highest combo bonus and the highest possible score in this course.

Best Combinations
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) BadwagonBadwagon Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute
BowserBowser BadwagonBadwagon Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute
LudwigLudwig Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster Bob-omb ParafoilBob-omb Parafoil

The good combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you a high score in this course.

Good Combinations
Dry BowserDry Bowser Koopa ClownKoopa Clown SwooperSwooper
Dry BonesDry Bones BullBull's-Eye Banzai Full FlightFull Flight
Shy GuyShy Guy LandshipLandship Shell ParachuteShell Parachute
MortonMorton WarshipWarship Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Bowser, Warship, and Full Flight as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Bowser's Castle 1

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
BowserBowser LudwigLudwig
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Captain ToadCaptain Toad
2 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser Dry BonesDry Bones
Shy GuyShy Guy MortonMorton
Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
BadwagonBadwagon Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster
Swift JackSwift Jack Wild BlackWild Black
Bonus Points x1.5
BullBull's-Eye Banzai LandshipLandship
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown WarshipWarship
Red B DasherRed B Dasher Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Dark BuggyDark Buggy Silver Bullet BlasterSilver Bullet Blaster

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute Bob-omb ParafoilBob-omb Parafoil
Barrel HanafudaBarrel Hanafuda Nabbit Oilpaper UmbrellaNabbit Oilpaper Umbrella
Combo Bonus x2
SwooperSwooper Shell ParachuteShell Parachute
Full FlightFull Flight Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil
YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda Boo HanafudaBoo Hanafuda

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      Personally, I think if I try reeeaaaalllllly hard I can get it, it would be a great celebration for a player that hasn’t spent any money at all in the game. Only 40,000-41,000 points left
      (Yes it’s me, Lakitu. Once this tour has ended I will change my name to normal again).

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