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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at Mario Circuit 2R/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.

Mario Circuit 2R/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

Mario Circuit 2R/T Shortcut Map

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Metal Mario Cup (New Year's Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 4200
3 Stars 5500
4 Stars 7400
5 Stars 9600
Rosalina Cup (Baby Rosalina Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 4300
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 7600
5 Stars 10600
Wario Cup (New Year's Tour)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5000
4 Stars 6700
5 Stars 9000
Diddy Kong Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 2800
3 Stars 3800
4 Stars 4800
5 Stars 8200

Raising Your Score at Mario Circuit 2R/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 (Mario Circuit 2RT).jpg
Starting with a Rocket Start will give you the advantage to take an early lead in the race. You can also get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly.


Drifting (Mario Circuit 2RT).jpg
Mario Circuit 2R/T has a lot of curved areas so you can easily perform drifting. Perform Mini-Turbo boosts as these will help you speed up and extend your combos at the same time.

Ramps, Road Humps, and Platforms

Road Humps (Mario Circuit 2RT).jpg
Ramps, road humps, and platforms are normal on trick courses. You can easily create a long combo and raise your score on these kinds of courses. So make sure not to miss these road humps to have a high combo count!

Combo Area

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You can perform a long combo on this area, starting from the dash panel. The dash panel will give you a short boost and also gain points from it. And make sure not to miss going over road humps as well as collecting coins to have a high combo count!


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Watch out! There are Piranha Plants in this course. They are placed along with curved areas so be careful when drifting. You will slow down once they reach you.

Shortcut 1

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Access this shortcut on the right side of the road if you are not in the lead to catch up with your opponents. And do not forget to use a Mushroom when trying to access the shortcut. Going outside the track will slow you down.

Note: If you are in a good position in the race, we recommend staying on the road. Go over road humps and continue your combo streak to increase your score!

Shortcut 2

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Go straight to this platform for a faster way to the finish line. Do NOT turn right! There is a Piranha Plant on this side, it might reach you and slow you down. Going through the first platform mentioned earlier would be safer.

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
Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Red B DasherRed B Dasher Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
Ice MarioIce Mario CheermellowCheermellow Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time) CheermellowCheermellow Crimson CraneCrimson Crane

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
Mario (Happi)Mario (Happi) Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Swift JackSwift Jack Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute
Red YoshiRed Yoshi Wild WingWild Wing Le TricoloreLe Tricolore
Diddy KongDiddy Kong Wild WingWild Wing Le TricoloreLe Tricolore

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Red Yoshi, Birhday Girl Rosalina, and Piston Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Mario Circuit 2R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time) Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)
Ice MarioIce Mario Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Baby Peach (Cherub)Baby Peach (Cherub)
Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue) Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic)
2 Item Slots
Diddy KongDiddy Kong Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa)
Mario (Happi)Mario (Happi) Red YoshiRed Yoshi
Pink Shy GuyPink Shy Guy Hammer BroHammer Bro
Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro Builder MarioBuilder Mario

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Cloud 9Cloud 9 CheermellowCheermellow
Red B DasherRed B Dasher Red StreamlinerRed Streamliner
Head HonchoHead Honcho
Bonus Points x1.5
Wild WingWild Wing Birthday Girl RosalinaBirthday Girl Rosalina
Swift JackSwift Jack Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Green Kiddie KartGreen Kiddie Kart Wild BlackWild Black

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe Crimson CraneCrimson Crane
8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario Blooper HanafudaBlooper Hanafuda
Festival WingsFestival Wings
Combo Bonus x2
Le TricoloreLe Tricolore Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute
Piston GliderPiston Glider Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider

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3 Anonymous11 months

>>2 I just don't like them, that's all. But it's also fine because it won't be a Mario game without the piranha plants :)

2 Anonymous12 months

>>1 Why? they can be easily avoided

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