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This guide will show you how to get a High Score in Mario Kart Tour. Read on if you would like to know the ways to increase your score and obtain more Grand Stars!

Factors for Getting a High Score

Drivers, Karts and Gliders


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Having a driver with high points is a plus for the game as it gives you an additional points toward your scorre right from the beginning. The points correspond with the drivers' stats, so if the driver has a high points stats you can gain more bonus points!


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The same goes with karts, which is why it is important to raise your kart's base points and earn more points toward a high score! It is also important to choose a kart that is favored on each course. Karts can give a bonus points of x2, x1.5, or x1, so choose your karts wisely.


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Last but not the least are the gliders this gliders. These also give additonal points at the start of the game.
Gliders' maximum points are at 400

Use Boosts frequently

Jump Boost

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Doing Jump Boosts throughout a race gives you additional points and acceleration to overtake your opponents and aim for first place. You can do jump boost by running through a ramp, so take advantage of this easy boost and get them all!

Mini Turbo Boost

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Mini Turbo Boost occurs when you drift long enough and build a spark effect under your tire. This boost gives acceleration as well as additional points, and if you drift longer and obtain the Ultra Turbo Boost, it can give huge additional bonuses.

Slipstream Boost

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Slipstream boost occurs when you stay behind your enemy for a period of time, at which point it will give you an acceleration boost to overtake your enemies, and also bonus points for doing it.

Dash Panel Boost

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When you see a Dash Panel always run through it! Running through a dash panel gives an acceleration boost and bonus points, so be sure and go through them!

Rocket Start

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Doing a Rocket Start not only gives you additional points, but also an early advantage for the race! Always remember to get this easy bonus at the start of a race.

Glide Time

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Glide Time occurs after running through a Blue Dash Panel and activating your Glider. Go high up in the sky and earn those bonus points!


Use throwable items to hit enemies

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One of the fun things about Mario Kart Tour are the items that you will pickup along the race. These items, such as Red Shells, Green Shells, Lightning etc., can help you gain an advantage against your enemies and also gain bonus points when you hit someone. Be sure and use them and do not let a single one go to waste!

Use Power-Up Items

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Using power-up items can hinder your enemies, and they give your driver an advantage such as shields, speed boosts, and avatar size! Be sure to use these items at the right time.

Item Frenzy!

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Item Frenzy occurs when you have gained 3 of the same items at once. Once it occurs you can tap your screen, for every tap, you gain a frenzy action, giving a ton of additional bonus points. Go crazy with your frenzies!


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Coins are spread throughout the course, and you can pick them up to gain additional points. They can also use be used at the shop.

Protect yourself from enemy items

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Using items gives you an advantage, but they can also be used against you, and once you git hit, it will reduce your points. Always try to reserve 1 item in your slot to deflect items that are coming to you.


What is a Combo?

Just like many other games. Mario Kart Tour also has a combo system, giving your techniques a multiplier the more actions you string together.

How to do Combo in Mario Kart Tour

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Doing combos in Mario Kart Tour is easy! You just have to continuously use any of the boosts mentioned above or items. Always use combos and it can net you a higher bonus multiplier, giving you more points toward easily earning that high score!

Placement Points

Lap Bonus (1st Lap & Last Lap)

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Mario Kart Tour is a racing game, and in every racing game the placement is always important. For every lap where you place 1st, you receive bonus points, including finishing the race in 1st place. Always try to hold the leadl

Placement Bonus (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

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In every course the placement bonus differs, so be sure to use Drivers, Karts and Gliders that are favored in that course!
NOTE: Even if you did not reach 1st, 2nd or 3rd, there are still placement bonus for lower places.

Familiarizing the Courses

Earn a higher score by familiarizing yourself with every course. These are the different courses throughout the game, so if you have difficulty getting a high score on one, check out the link from the list below.

3DS Series

Rock Rock Mountain TRock Rock Mountain T Rock Rock Mountain RRock Rock Mountain R Rock Rock Mountain Rock Rock Mountain Shy Guy Bazaar TShy Guy Bazaar T
Shy Guy Bazaar RShy Guy Bazaar R Shy Guy BazaarShy Guy Bazaar Cheep Cheep Lagoon TCheep Cheep Lagoon T Cheep Cheep Lagoon RCheep Cheep Lagoon R
Daisy Hills TDaisy Hills T Daisy Hills RDaisy Hills R Daisy HillsDaisy Hills Toad Circuit TToad Circuit T
Toad Circuit RToad Circuit R Toad CircuitToad Circuit Cheep Cheep LagoonCheep Cheep Lagoon Mario Circuit RMario Circuit R
Mario CircuitMario Circuit Neo Bowser City RNeo Bowser City R Neo Bowser CityNeo Bowser City Mario Circuit TMario Circuit T
Neo Bowser City TNeo Bowser City T Mario Circuit R/TMario Circuit R/T Daisy Hills R/TDaisy Hills R/T 3DS Rainbow Road3DS Rainbow Road
3DS Rainbow Road R3DS Rainbow Road R 3DS Rainbow Road T3DS Rainbow Road T Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/TCheep Cheep Lagoon R/T Neo Bowser City R/TNeo Bowser City R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R/T3DS Rainbow Road R/T

N64 Series

Koopa Troopa Beach TKoopa Troopa Beach T Koopa Troopa Beach RKoopa Troopa Beach R Koopa Troopa BeachKoopa Troopa Beach Kalimari Desert TKalimari Desert T
Kalimari Desert RKalimari Desert R Kalimari DesertKalimari Desert Kalimari Desert R/TKalimari Desert R/T Toad Circuit R/TToad Circuit R/T
Frappe SnowlandFrappe Snowland Frappe Snowland TFrappe Snowland T Frappe Snowland RFrappe Snowland R Frappe Snowland R/TFrappe Snowland R/T
Koopa Troopa Beach R/TKoopa Troopa Beach R/T Royal Raceway RRoyal Raceway R Royal Raceway TRoyal Raceway T Royal RacewayRoyal Raceway
Choco MountainChoco Mountain Choco Mountain RChoco Mountain R Choco Mountain TChoco Mountain T Kalimari Desert 2Kalimari Desert 2
Kalimari Desert 2RKalimari Desert 2R Kalimari Desert 2TKalimari Desert 2T

GBA Series

BowserBowser's Castle 1T BowserBowser's Castle 1R BowserBowser's Castle 1 BowserBowser's Castle 1R/T
BowserBowser's Castle 2 BowserBowser's Castle 2R BowserBowser's Castle 2T BowserBowser's Castle 2R/T

SNES Series

Mario Circuit 1TMario Circuit 1T Mario Circuit 1RMario Circuit 1R Mario Circuit 1Mario Circuit 1 SNES Rainbow RoadSNES Rainbow Road
Mario Circuit 2TMario Circuit 2T Mario Circuit 2RMario Circuit 2R Mario Circuit 2Mario Circuit 2 Choco Island 2RChoco Island 2R
Choco Island 2Choco Island 2 SNES Rainbow Road TSNES Rainbow Road T Choco Island 2TChoco Island 2T SNES Rainbow Road RSNES Rainbow Road R
Ghost Valley 1Ghost Valley 1 Ghost Valley 1RGhost Valley 1R Ghost Valley 1TGhost Valley 1T Mario Circuit 3Mario Circuit 3
Mario Circuit 3TMario Circuit 3T Mario Circuit 3RMario Circuit 3R SNES Rainbow Road R/TSNES Rainbow Road R/T Mario Circuit 1R/TMario Circuit 1R/T
Mario Circuit 2R/TMario Circuit 2R/T Choco Island 2R/TChoco Island 2R/T Ghost Valley 1R/TGhost Valley 1R/T Mario Circuit 3R/TMario Circuit 3R/T
Donut Plains 1Donut Plains 1 Donut Plains 1RDonut Plains 1R Donut Plains 1TDonut Plains 1T Donut Plains 1R/TDonut Plains 1R/T
Vanilla Lake 1R/TVanilla Lake 1R/T Choco Island 1Choco Island 1 Choco Island 1RChoco Island 1R Choco Island 1TChoco Island 1T
Koopa Troopa Beach 2Koopa Troopa Beach 2 Koopa Troopa Beach 2RKoopa Troopa Beach 2R Koopa Troopa Beach 2TKoopa Troopa Beach 2T

GC Series

Yoshi Circuit TYoshi Circuit T Yoshi Circuit RYoshi Circuit R Yoshi CircuitYoshi Circuit Dino Dino Jungle TDino Dino Jungle T
Dino Dino Jungle RDino Dino Jungle R Dino Dino JungleDino Dino Jungle

Other Series

New York Minute RNew York Minute R New York Minute R/TNew York Minute R/T New York MinuteNew York Minute New York Minute TNew York Minute T
Tokyo Blur RTokyo Blur R Tokyo BlurTokyo Blur Tokyo Blur TTokyo Blur T Tokyo Blur R/TTokyo Blur R/T

Summary of Techniques that can earn a High Score

Drivers, Karts, Gliders

  • Base Points of the Driver, Kart and Glider
  • Special Skills and Favored Courses of the Driver, Kart and Glider

Boosts & Items

  • Different Boost Techniques (Mini Turbo Boost, Jump Boost, Slipstream Boost, Dash Panel Boost, Glide Time, Rocket Start)
  • Different Item Techniques (Throwable Items, Buff Items, Item Frenzy, Coins)
  • Always protect yourself from getting hit to avoid reducing your points

Placement & Combo

  • Combo Multiplier
  • Higher Placement Bonus for (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Related Articles

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Things to Do When Starting Mario Kart Tour Upgrading Your Drivers
Upgrading Your Karts Upgrading Your Gliders
Increasing Your Player Level and Rewards How to Increase Your Base Points
What Can You Buy in the Shop? About the Gold Pass
Raising Your Skill Level -
Controls and Techniques
Controls and Techniques Recommended Settings
Drifting Mini-Turbo
Rocket Start Extending Glide Time
Jump Boost Slipstream
How to Get a High Score Getting an Item Frenzy
How to Make Combos How to Throw Items Forward and Backward
How to Break Snow Blocks How to Take Out Thwomps
How to Take Out 5 Goats How to Take Out Sidesteppers
How to Take Out Snowpeople How to Take Out Pipes
How to Take Out 5 Traffic Cones How to Take Out 5 Piranha Plants
How to Get a combo count of x30 or higher How to Do 10 Ultra Mini-Turbos in a Single Race
How to Get a Nonstop Combo How to Earn a Total Score of 20,000 or Higher in the Rosalina Cup
How to Earn a Score of 10,000 or Higher Using a Driver Wearing Tie How to Land Hits with Bananas in a Single Race Using a Driver with a Mustache
How to Get Grand Stars How to Get Coins
Coin Rush Guide and Tips How to Get Rubies
How to Use Tickets Badge Collection and How to Display Badges
System Information
Creating an Account What to Do About Communication Errors
Maintenance Information Online Battles
How to Change Your Name How to Add Friends
Ranked Races What is Point Boost?

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      yes, ive leveled all the ones i could. finally got one to 6 in fact, just this past week.😎 not a driver that matters for this tour, but it was one of the challenges i had and completed. another pattern ive noticed, is when your winning the match for most of the race, with a driver that has 3 slots, you get 2 coins and 1 banana 😅

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