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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

Drivers

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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!

Karts

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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.

Gliders

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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!

Items

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!

Coins

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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.

Combos

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 T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Rock Rock Mountain R
Rock Rock Mountain R
Rock Rock Mountain
Rock Rock Mountain
Shy Guy Bazaar T
Shy Guy Bazaar T
Shy Guy Bazaar R
Shy Guy Bazaar R
Shy Guy Bazaar
Shy Guy Bazaar
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
Daisy Hills T
Daisy Hills T
Daisy Hills R
Daisy Hills R
Daisy Hills
Daisy Hills
Toad Circuit T
Toad Circuit T
Toad Circuit R
Toad Circuit R
Toad Circuit
Toad Circuit
Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Mario Circuit R
Mario Circuit R
Mario Circuit
Mario Circuit
Neo Bowser City R
Neo Bowser City R
Neo Bowser City
Neo Bowser City
Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit T
Neo Bowser City T
Neo Bowser City T
Mario Circuit R/T
Mario Circuit R/T
Daisy Hills R/T
Daisy Hills R/T
3DS Rainbow Road
3DS Rainbow Road
3DS Rainbow Road R
3DS Rainbow Road R
3DS Rainbow Road T
3DS Rainbow Road T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Rosalina
Rosalina's Ice World
Rosalina
Rosalina's Ice World R
Rosalina
Rosalina's Ice World T

N64 Series

Koopa Troopa Beach T
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Koopa Troopa Beach R
Koopa Troopa Beach R
Koopa Troopa Beach
Koopa Troopa Beach
Kalimari Desert T
Kalimari Desert T
Kalimari Desert R
Kalimari Desert R
Kalimari Desert
Kalimari Desert
Kalimari Desert R/T
Kalimari Desert R/T
Toad Circuit R/T
Toad Circuit R/T
Frappe Snowland
Frappe Snowland
Frappe Snowland T
Frappe Snowland T
Frappe Snowland R
Frappe Snowland R
Frappe Snowland R/T
Frappe Snowland R/T
Koopa Troopa Beach R/T
Koopa Troopa Beach R/T
Royal Raceway R
Royal Raceway R
Royal Raceway T
Royal Raceway T
Royal Raceway
Royal Raceway
Choco Mountain
Choco Mountain
Choco Mountain R
Choco Mountain R
Choco Mountain T
Choco Mountain T
Kalimari Desert 2
Kalimari Desert 2
Kalimari Desert 2R
Kalimari Desert 2R
Kalimari Desert 2T
Kalimari Desert 2T
Royal Raceway R/T
Royal Raceway R/T
Choco Mountain R/T
Choco Mountain R/T

GBA Series

Bowser
Bowser's Castle 1T
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 1R
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 1
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 2
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 2R
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 2T
Bowser
Bowser's Castle 2R/T
Sunset Wilds
Sunset Wilds
Sunset Wilds R
Sunset Wilds R
Sunset Wilds T
Sunset Wilds T
Sunset Wilds R/T
Sunset Wilds R/T

SNES Series

Mario Circuit 1T
Mario Circuit 1T
Mario Circuit 1R
Mario Circuit 1R
Mario Circuit 1
Mario Circuit 1
SNES Rainbow Road
SNES Rainbow Road
Mario Circuit 2T
Mario Circuit 2T
Mario Circuit 2R
Mario Circuit 2R
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Circuit 2
Choco Island 2R
Choco Island 2R
Choco Island 2
Choco Island 2
SNES Rainbow Road T
SNES Rainbow Road T
Choco Island 2T
Choco Island 2T
SNES Rainbow Road R
SNES Rainbow Road R
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1R
Ghost Valley 1R
Ghost Valley 1T
Ghost Valley 1T
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Circuit 3
Mario Circuit 3T
Mario Circuit 3T
Mario Circuit 3R
Mario Circuit 3R
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
Mario Circuit 1R/T
Mario Circuit 1R/T
Mario Circuit 2R/T
Mario Circuit 2R/T
Choco Island 2R/T
Choco Island 2R/T
Ghost Valley 1R/T
Ghost Valley 1R/T
Mario Circuit 3R/T
Mario Circuit 3R/T
Donut Plains 1
Donut Plains 1
Donut Plains 1R
Donut Plains 1R
Donut Plains 1T
Donut Plains 1T
Donut Plains 1R/T
Donut Plains 1R/T
Vanilla Lake 1R/T
Vanilla Lake 1R/T
Choco Island 1
Choco Island 1
Choco Island 1R
Choco Island 1R
Choco Island 1T
Choco Island 1T
Koopa Troopa Beach 2
Koopa Troopa Beach 2
Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
Koopa Troopa Beach 2R
Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
Donut Plains 2
Donut Plains 2
Donut Plains 2R
Donut Plains 2R
Donut Plains 2T
Donut Plains 2T
Donut Plains 2R/T
Donut Plains 2R/T

GC Series

Yoshi Circuit T
Yoshi Circuit T
Yoshi Circuit R
Yoshi Circuit R
Yoshi Circuit
Yoshi Circuit
Dino Dino Jungle T
Dino Dino Jungle T
Dino Dino Jungle R
Dino Dino Jungle R
Dino Dino Jungle
Dino Dino Jungle

Other Series

New York Minute R
New York Minute R
New York Minute R/T
New York Minute R/T
New York Minute
New York Minute
New York Minute T
New York Minute T
Tokyo Blur R
Tokyo Blur R
Tokyo Blur
Tokyo Blur
Tokyo Blur T
Tokyo Blur T
Tokyo Blur R/T
Tokyo 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

Progressing through Mario Kart Tour
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
Challenges
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
Collectibles
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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