Manual Drift and How to Drift | Mario Kart Tour

This guide will explain how to use manual drift and help you to improve your drifting skill in Mario Kart Tour.

What is Drifting?

Drift is a skill in Mario Kart Tour where your kart slides in a sideway fashion to be used on turns and curves. Drifting in Mario Kart Tour will give you a mini-turbo, which will make you accelerate and move faster, as well as contribute to your point total. Drifting until you see blue sparks will give you a normal mini-turbo, while orange sparks give you a super mini-turbo, and purple sparks give you an ultra mini-turbo.

How to Drift

  1. Make sure you have manual drift turned on in the settings menu.
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  3. Slide your finger towards the way of the curved turn without releasing it. Slide more torward the curve to turn harder, or away from the curve to go straighter.

Tips for Better Drifting


  1. Look at the map and if you see a curve incoming, drift towards the direction of the curve early. This will give you a much smoother turn and give you a much better mini boost
  2. If you are anticipating a continuous turn, you can control your direction when drifting by simply swiping to the the direction you want to go and still not letting go of the touch. This is good to use when you are drifting on a long turn and want to maximize the power of the mini boost that you get.

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2 Anonymous4 months

yes could you put a video for this please?

1 Anonymous6 months

Is there a video for this? It's hard by just reading the tips and looking at the image. I would love to see it since I'm new to this game.

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