How to Do a Rocket Start | Mario Kart Tour

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This guide will show you how to do a Rocket Start in Mario Kart Tour. Learn this trick and gain a quick lead on your opponents at the start of the race!

What is a Rocket Start?

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Rocket Start is a skill in Mario Kart Tour where you start the race with a boost. This skill will be of great help in earning points and having a head start from the other players. Mastering this skill will be benefitial for getting first place and bonus points toward your score.

How to Do a Rocket Start

1. Hold the screen at the count of 2

The perfect time to hold your finger on the screen is when the countdown reaches 2. Pay attention on the countdown to perfectly execute a Rocket Start.

2. Release your finger when the prompt says GO!

Quickly release your finger from the screen once you see the GO! signal. Your kart will crash if you let go of it at the wrong time. It may take a couple more practices, but it will be a great asset for you once you master it.

Tips on Doing a Rocket Start

Getting the right timing

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The timing for a Rocket Start in Mario Kart Tour is forgiving and easy to time. Hold the screen from 2, take a breath once, and let go. This method will give you great success with Rocket Start.

Execute Rocket Start perfectly

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Rocket Start goes on longer when you let go at the right timing. Make sure you practice Rocket Start to stay ahead of the competition.

Special Kart Skill: Rocket Start Plus

Karts with Rocket Start Plus

Rocket Start Plus
Rocket Start PlusRocket Start Plus Greatly increases Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

You can earn extra points when doing a Rocket Start using a kart with a Rocket Start Plus skill. However, you can only use this skill once per race, and it is not as effective as Mini-Turbo Plus. The karts listed below will increase Rocket Start boost time and points, increasing the initial head start you can gain.

List of Karts with Rocket Start Plus

Barrel TrainBarrel Train Flame FlyerFlame Flyer BullBull's-Eye Banzai Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster
Koopa DasherKoopa Dasher QuickshawQuickshaw Ghost RideGhost Ride White RoyaleWhite Royale
Gold TrainGold Train CheermellowCheermellow Red B DasherRed B Dasher Red Turbo YoshiRed Turbo Yoshi
Blue SevenBlue Seven Green Kiddie KartGreen Kiddie Kart Light-blue Turbo BirdoLight-blue Turbo Birdo Karp KartKarp Kart
Birthday Girl DaisyBirthday Girl Daisy Rambi RiderRambi Rider Sweet DaytripperSweet Daytripper Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Koopa KingKoopa King Pirate Sushi RacerPirate Sushi Racer Sports CoupeSports Coupe Black DozerBlack Dozer
Gold Snow SkimmerGold Snow Skimmer Iron CucumberIron Cucumber Black Penguin SliderBlack Penguin Slider Orange StreamlinerOrange Streamliner
Purple BunnyPurple Bunny Jet CruiserJet Cruiser Sunny Surf SailerSunny Surf Sailer Metal B Dasher Mk. 2Metal B Dasher Mk. 2
Classic B Dasher Mk. 2Classic B Dasher Mk. 2 Gold Pumpkin KartGold Pumpkin Kart Cact-RCact-R Lunar CruiserLunar Cruiser

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