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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 2T, 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 2T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Waluigi Cup (2nd Halloween Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5200
4 Stars 6500
5 Stars 11200
Fire Bro Cup (Rosalina Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 3800
3 Stars 5200
4 Stars 6500
5 Stars 11200
Birdo Cup (Hammer Bro Tour)
1 Star 2500
2 Stars 4900
3 Stars 6700
4 Stars 8500
5 Stars 12500
Pauline Cup (Jungle Tour)
1 Star 2400
2 Stars 4400
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 7600
5 Stars 11900
Diddy Kong Cup (Wild West Tour)
1 Star 2300
2 Stars 4000
3 Stars 5500
4 Stars 6900
5 Stars 11500
Waluigi Cup (Bowser Vs. Donkey Kong Tour)
1 Star 24000
2 Stars 4400
3 Stars 6000
4 Stars 7600
5 Stars 11900
Hammer Bro Cup (Yoshi Tour)
1 Star 2500
2 Stars 5000
3 Stars 6800
4 Stars 8600
5 Stars 12700
Peach Cup (Peach Vs. Daisy Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 3400
3 Stars 4500
4 Stars 5600
5 Stars 11200

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 2T

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.

Ramps, Road Humps, and Platforms

Ramps (Bowser
Ramps, road humps, and platforms are all over the course. These ramps are close to each other enough for you to create a long combo. Make sure to go over each of these ramps, road humps, or platforms to maximize your score.

Drifting

Drifting (Bowser
Do Mini-Turbo boosts along with curved areas. Mini-Turbos will give you the needed speed which will help you get ahead of your opponents. You will also gain points by doing Mini-Turbos.

Combo Area

Combo Area (Bowser
Make sure you have started a combo before arriving in this area to further maximize your combo streak. You can either use the gliding area on the right or go straight on the dash panel to continue the combo you are making. Do not forget to take the platform on the right for a shortcut.

Dash Panels

Dash Panel (Bowser
There are 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.

Obstacles

Barrel Bombs (BowserBarrel Bombs Thwomp (BowserThwomp

Be careful! There are Barrel Bombs and Thwomps in this course. You will slow down and crash once you hit or bump into one of these obstacles.

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
Fire BroFire Bro Dark ClownDark Clown Wicked WingsWicked Wings
BirdoBirdo Para-WingPara-Wing ? 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
Dry BowserDry Bowser Ghost RideGhost Ride Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Black CircuitBlack Circuit Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Hammer BroHammer Bro Koopa ClownKoopa Clown BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil
Ice BroIce Bro Koopa ClownKoopa Clown 8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario
Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue) Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo 8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario

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

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Bowser's Castle 2T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser BirdoBirdo
Fire BroFire Bro Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Funky KongFunky Kong Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Lakitu (Party Time)Lakitu (Party Time)
2 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue)
Hammer BroHammer Bro Ice BroIce Bro
Funky KongFunky Kong Builder LuigiBuilder Luigi
Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Black CircuitBlack Circuit Dark ClownDark Clown
Ghost RideGhost Ride Wild WingWild Wing
Para-WingPara-Wing Dozer DasherDozer Dasher
OffroaderOffroader Koopa KingKoopa King
Gilded KingGilded King Dark TricksterDark Trickster
Holiday KingHoliday King Fast FrankFast Frank
Bonus Points x1.5
BullBull's-Eye Banzai Black CircuitBlack Circuit
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Ghost RideGhost Ride
Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Wild BlackWild Black Sweet DaytripperSweet Daytripper
Gilded KingGilded King Dark TricksterDark Trickster

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Wicked WingsWicked Wings Gift GliderGift Glider
? Block? Block Barrel HanafudaBarrel Hanafuda
Dragon WingsDragon Wings Nabbit Oilpaper UmbrellaNabbit Oilpaper Umbrella
Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda Spider GliderSpider Glider
Dry Bowser UmbrellaDry Bowser Umbrella 8-Bit Bullet Bill8-Bit Bullet Bill
Combo Bonus x2
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider
Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda
Spider GliderSpider Glider Black Great SailBlack Great Sail

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