Bowser's Castle 1R/T Shortcuts and How to Raise Your Score | Mario Kart Tour

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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 1R/T, 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/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Waluigi Cup (London Tour)
1 Star 1700
2 Stars 3700
3 Stars 4800
4 Stars 6500
5 Stars 8600
Larry Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 1500
2 Stars 2500
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4300
5 Stars 7700
Bowser Cup (London Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 4700
3 Stars 6100
4 Stars 8300
5 Stars 10600
Ice Mario Cup (Hammer Bro Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 4300
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 7600
5 Stars 10600
Bowser Cup (Summer Festival Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5300
4 Stars 6700
5 Stars 9600
Fire Bro Cup (Mario vs. Luigi Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3200
4 Stars 4100
5 Stars 7000
Baby Rosalina Cup (Mario Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5300
4 Stars 6700
5 Stars 9600
Roy Cup (Trick Tour 2021)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3500
3 Stars 4900
4 Stars 6200
5 Stars 9100

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 1R/T

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. You can get the highest bonus score possible if you release your finger at the right timing. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.

Ramps, Road Humps, and Platforms

Ramps (Bowser
It will be easy to create a long combo in this course for there are a lot of ramps and platforms to do jump boosts. Go over to each of these ramps or road humps to maximize the combo you can make and to increase your score!


Drifting (Bowser
Do Mini-Turbos along with curved areas. Mini-Turbo boosts will help you speed up, gain extra points, and can also extend your combo as well.


Thwomps (Bowser
Be careful as there are Thwomps in this course. You will slow down once hit by these. Avoid them as much as possible to maintain a good position in the race.

Combo Area

Combo Area (Bowser
You can start a long combo starting from this dash panel. Make sure to drift after dashing and go over every dash panels on the platform to keep your combo streak going.

Dash Panels

Dash Panels (Bowser
This course has a lot of dash panels. Going over dash panels will give you a short boost and points. We recommend using a High-End Kart that has a Dash Panel Plus skill. Max out its base points to further increase your score!

Curved Platform

Curved Platform (Bowser
You should be careful when driving on the curved platform right before the finish line. You might fall on the edges if did not manage to steer correctly. Do not fall for you to access all the available ramps and take advantage of your opponents!

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 Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
WaluigiWaluigi Swift JackSwift Jack Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Hammer BroHammer Bro Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser ? Block? Block
Fire BroFire Bro Swift JackSwift Jack ? Block? Block

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
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Wild WingWild Wing StarchuteStarchute
PaulinePauline P-WingP-Wing Soaring JackSoaring Jack
BowserBowser Gold BlooperGold Blooper Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Waluigi, Gold Blooper, and Piranha Plant Parafoil as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Bowser's Castle 1R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser RoyRoy
WaluigiWaluigi Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time)
Hammer BroHammer Bro Fire BroFire Bro
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)
Shy Guy (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold)
2 Item Slots
PaulinePauline BowserBowser
MortonMorton RoyRoy
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb
King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold) Green Shy GuyGreen Shy Guy

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Gold BlooperGold Blooper LandshipLandship
Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer Para-WingPara-Wing
Swift JackSwift Jack BruiserBruiser
Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Wild BlackWild Black
Pirate Sushi RacerPirate Sushi Racer Gilded KingGilded King
Black DozerBlack Dozer Green Standard 8Green Standard 8
Orange StreamlinerOrange Streamliner Inferno FlyerInferno Flyer
Bonus Points x1.5
Gold BlooperGold Blooper Wild WingWild Wing
Para-WingPara-Wing BruiserBruiser
P-WingP-Wing Silver Bullet BlasterSilver Bullet Blaster
Sunset CloudSunset Cloud Green Standard 8Green Standard 8
Crimson Hop RodCrimson Hop Rod

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Piranha Plant ParafoilPiranha Plant Parafoil Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing
StarchuteStarchute Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute ? Block? Block
Barrel HanafudaBarrel Hanafuda Dragon WingsDragon Wings
Dry Bowser UmbrellaDry Bowser Umbrella 8-Bit Fire Flower8-Bit Fire Flower
Combo Bonus x2
Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing Wicked WingsWicked Wings
StarchuteStarchute Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Spider GliderSpider Glider 8-Bit Bullet Bill8-Bit Bullet Bill

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