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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 2R, 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 2R: Course Map and Shortcuts

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List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Bowser Cup (Jungle Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 4300
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 7600
5 Stars 10600
Waluigi Cup (Wild West Tour)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3300
3 Stars 4600
4 Stars 5800
5 Stars 8800
Daisy Cup (Yoshi Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3300
4 Stars 4100
5 Stars 7900
King Boo Cup (Hammer Bro Tour)
1 Star 1700
2 Stars 3000
3 Stars 4000
4 Stars 5100
5 Stars 8500

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 2R

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
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 (Bowser
Perform Mini-Turbo boost and stay close on the edges. This will give you the chance to steal the lead from your opponents.


Barrel Bombs (BowserBarrel Bombs Thwomp (BowserThwomp

Watch out as there are Barrel Bombs and Thwomps in this course. Avoid these obstacles as you will crash and slow down once you bump into them.

Dash Panels

Dash Panel (Bowser
This is the reverse course of the Bowser's Castle. So there are still dash panels all over the course. We recommend using a High-End Kart that has a Dash Panel Plus skill to further increase your score. Make sure to over these dash panels as it will also give you a short boost.

Using of Items

Hit! (Bowser
Do not forget that you can throw your items forward or backward to your opponents. Hitting an opponent will also give you certain points and can also give you the chance to get ahead of them. Just remember to save at least one item at your back (like bananas or green shells) to block your opponents' attack from behind.

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 Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Le TricoloreLe Tricolore
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Ghost RideGhost Ride Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
BowserBowser Dark ClownDark Clown 8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario

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
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Wicked WingsWicked Wings
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Wild WingWild Wing Gift GliderGift Glider
Hammer BroHammer Bro Para-WingPara-Wing ? Block? Block
Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo ? Block? Block

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Bowser, Para-Wing, and BaNaNa Parafoil as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Bowser's Castle 2R

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser BowserBowser
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) BirdoBirdo
Fire BroFire Bro
2 Item Slots
WendyWendy Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)
King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Hammer BroHammer Bro
Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Monty MoleMonty Mole

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Dark ClownDark Clown
Ghost RideGhost Ride Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Wild BlackWild Black
Bonus Points x1.5
Yellow TaxiYellow Taxi Wild WingWild Wing
Para-WingPara-Wing Double-DeckerDouble-Decker
Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo P-WingP-Wing
OffroaderOffroader Banana MasterBanana Master
Koopa KingKoopa King

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Le TricoloreLe Tricolore
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute 8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario
Barrel HanafudaBarrel Hanafuda Dragon WingsDragon Wings
Combo Bonus x2
Wicked WingsWicked Wings Gift GliderGift Glider
? Block? Block Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider
Bright GliderBright Glider

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2 Anonymous10 months

is this the only course with thwomps?

1 Anonymous11 months

I keep playing on this course just a sec ago bec i'm trying to take out that thwomp for the tour challenges 2. I think i played 3 times til i hit a thwomp

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