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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 1R, 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 1R: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map


List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Dry Bowser Cup
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 4300
4 Stars 5700
5 Stars 7000
Toadette Cup (Halloween Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2600
4 Stars 3600
5 Stars 4500
Donkey Kong Cup (Paris Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 3000
3 Stars 4200
4 Stars 5000
5 Stars 6900
Donkey Kong Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 3000
3 Stars 3900
4 Stars 5200
5 Stars 7100
Pauline Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3700
3 Stars 5100
4 Stars 6600
5 Stars 9100
Shy Guy Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3700
4 Stars 4700
5 Stars 6600
Diddy Kong Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2700
3 Stars 3500
4 Stars 4500
5 Stars 6500
Bowser Cup (Pirate Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2200
3 Stars 2900
4 Stars 3700
5 Stars 6600

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 1R

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.

Gliding Area

Gliding Area (Bowser
Use the gliding area on the right rather than the dash panel. Gliding will give you more combo points and take advantage of your opponents.

Dash Panel

Dash Panel (Bowser
Do not forget to land on dash panels to extend your glide time. It will also help you with your combo and at the same time increase your score.


Mini-Turbo Boost (Bowser
Perform a Mini-Turbo Boost as long as there are curved areas. It will give you the needed boost and can also extend your combo.


Thwomps (Bowser
This is the reverse course of the Bowser's Castle so there are still Thwomps in some areas. Avoid bumping into them as they will slow you down.

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
Dry BowserDry Bowser Dark ClownDark Clown Wicked WingsWicked Wings
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. LandshipLandship Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing

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
Mario (Hakama)Mario (Hakama) BadwagonBadwagon SwooperSwooper
BowserBowser Koopa ClownKoopa Clown SwooperSwooper
Dry BonesDry Bones Chrome DK JumboChrome DK Jumbo Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute
Shy GuyShy Guy BullBull's-Eye Banzai Bob-omb ParafoilBob-omb Parafoil
LemmyLemmy Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster 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 Jr., Dark Clown, and Swooper as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

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

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr.
Fire BroFire Bro Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
2 Item Slots
BowserBowser Dry BonesDry Bones
Shy GuyShy Guy Mario (Hakama)Mario (Hakama)
LemmyLemmy Mario (Happi)Mario (Happi)
Captain ToadCaptain Toad

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
LandshipLandship Dark ClownDark Clown
Wild WingWild Wing Koopa KingKoopa King
Silver Bullet BlasterSilver Bullet Blaster
Bonus Points x1.5
BadwagonBadwagon BullBull's-Eye Banzai
Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster Chrome DK JumboChrome DK Jumbo
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Wild BlackWild Black

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing Wicked WingsWicked Wings
Soaring JackSoaring Jack Barrel HanafudaBarrel Hanafuda
Combo Bonus x2
Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute SwooperSwooper
Bob-omb ParafoilBob-omb Parafoil Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil
YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda Boo HanafudaBoo Hanafuda

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