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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Vanilla Lake 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.

Vanilla Lake 1R/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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Rosalina Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 3100
3 Stars 4300
4 Stars 5500
5 Stars 7800
Koopa Troopa Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2500
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4300
5 Stars 6700
Toad Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2000
3 Stars 2800
4 Stars 3500
5 Stars 6400
Hammer Bro Cup (Flower Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 3300
3 Stars 4500
4 Stars 5700
5 Stars 8200
Diddy Kong Cup (Exploration Tour)
1 Star 1500
2 Stars 3000
3 Stars 4100
4 Stars 5200
5 Stars 7700

Raising Your Score at Vanilla Lake 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

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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.


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Do a Mini-Turbo boost before driving over the first road hump. Mini-Turbos will give you a short boost and a chance to get ahead of your opponents. It can also extend your combo and gain points from performing one.

Road Humps and Platforms

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There are road humps and platforms all over the course. Make sure to go over to these road humps to maximize the combo you can make. We suggest using a HE Kart with Jump Boost Plus skill to further increase your score.


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You can the shortcut on the left side of the road during the 2nd lap if you have a Mushroom item. But, taking the platform in the middle will be better as it will give you more combo points.

Gliding Area

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Use the gliding area. Gliding will give you more combo points than going over the road hump beside it.


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Collect the coins in the air! Coins will be added to your combo streak. You can also use these coins to buy drivers, karts, gliders, and other things in the Shop.

Extend Glide Time

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You can extend your glide time by landing over the dash panel at the end of the platform. More glide time means more combos and points.


Snow Blocks Pipes
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There are two kinds of obstacles in this course: Snow Blocks and Pipes. You can easily avoid the snow blocks because they are placed on the side of the road. And you will only encounter the pipes when you did not go over the last platform. These obstacles should be avoided as you will slow down once bumped into them.

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 Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Gold TrainGold Train Full FlightFull Flight
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora) Comet TailComet Tail Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
Builder ToadBuilder Toad Karp KartKarp Kart Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Ice BroIce Bro White RoyaleWhite Royale Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider

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
Metal MarioMetal Mario Dozer DasherDozer Dasher StarchuteStarchute
Builder MarioBuilder Mario QuickshawQuickshaw Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Donkey KongDonkey Kong Super BlooperSuper Blooper Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider
WarioWario Tea CoupeTea Coupe Plaid RibbonPlaid Ribbon

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Dry Bones, Mushmellow, and Minion Paper Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Vanilla Lake 1R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora) Ice BroIce Bro
Builder ToadBuilder Toad Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Daisy (Fairy)Daisy (Fairy) Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear)
2 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario Donkey KongDonkey Kong
Dry BonesDry Bones Baby PeachBaby Peach
Baby MarioBaby Mario WarioWario
Builder MarioBuilder Mario

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Soda JetSoda Jet White RoyaleWhite Royale
Gold TrainGold Train Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust
Comet TailComet Tail Karp KartKarp Kart
Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel
Bonus Points x1.5
Super BlooperSuper Blooper MushmellowMushmellow
QuickshawQuickshaw Blue BiddybuggyBlue Biddybuggy
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Tea CoupeTea Coupe
Dozer DasherDozer Dasher

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Full FlightFull Flight Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider
Butterfly SunsetButterfly Sunset Manta GliderManta Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Flower GliderFlower Glider Super GliderSuper Glider
Cloud GliderCloud Glider Paper GliderPaper Glider
Minion Paper GliderMinion Paper Glider StarchuteStarchute
Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider
YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda Plaid RibbonPlaid Ribbon
Bright GliderBright Glider

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6 Anonymous10 months

put penguins in vanilla lake courses!

5 Anonymous10 months

One of the easiest and shortest course made so far? I think, I don't know. Haha

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      i personally feel like i just got lucky with my 3 wins. it was while it was a 100cc set of races, with default item slots. it just happened to be good timing. ive noticed my drivers pull in the opposite direction sometimes while playing. and sometimea my drift doesnt always drift the way i would like. but keep on trying Lakitu. you got it man!!!!!!

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