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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Bowser's Castle 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.

Bowser's Castle 2R/T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Dry Bowser Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 2400
2 Stars 5000
3 Stars 6800
4 Stars 8700
5 Stars 12100
Mario Cup (Trick Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 2800
3 Stars 3700
4 Stars 4700
5 Stars 9300
Baby Daisy Cup (Cooking Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 4200
3 Stars 5800
4 Stars 7300
5 Stars 10800

Raising Your Score at Bowser's Castle 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 (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
Bowser's Castle 2R/T has many ramps, road humps, and platforms so you can easily create a long combo count. Make sure to go over each of these ramps to maximize the combo you can get. We also recommend using a HE Kart with Jump Boost Plus to further increase your score!


Thwomp (Bowser
Watch out as there are Thwomps in this course. Avoid them or might get crushed when it hit you, causing you to slow down. You can take out these Thwomps by using items like Super Horn, Mega Mushroom, or any other item that can hit an obstacle. Doing this will also add points to your score.

Dash Panels and Wooden Cutouts

Wooden cutouts (Bowser
We only recommend going through the wooden cutouts if you are in Frenzy Mode or have a Mega Mushroom item. Doing these will help you take them out and gain certain points. But, it is better to go over the curved platform with dash panels to be safe and get the item boxes. Dash panels will also give you a short boost and points.

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 Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Wild BlackWild Black Safety GliderSafety Glider
Metal MarioMetal Mario Ghost RideGhost Ride Safety GliderSafety Glider
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. TricksterTrickster SwooperSwooper
BowserBowser Wild BlackWild Black SwooperSwooper
Fire BroFire Bro Yellow Turbo BirdoYellow Turbo Birdo SwooperSwooper

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
Builder MarioBuilder Mario Black CircuitBlack Circuit Bright GliderBright Glider
Donkey KongDonkey Kong Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Shell ParachuteShell Parachute
WarioWario Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper
LakituLakitu Flame FlyerFlame Flyer Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing
Dry BonesDry Bones White RoyaleWhite Royale Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper

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 Parafoil as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Bowser's Castle 2R/T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario BowserBowser
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. Fire BroFire Bro
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold)
2 Item Slots
Donkey KongDonkey Kong Dry BonesDry Bones
WarioWario LakituLakitu
IggyIggy LemmyLemmy
Builder MarioBuilder Mario

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
TricksterTrickster Ghost RideGhost Ride
Yellow Turbo BirdoYellow Turbo Birdo Wild BlackWild Black
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Flame FlyerFlame Flyer
BullBull's-Eye Banzai Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster
Koopa DasherKoopa Dasher Black CircuitBlack Circuit
LandshipLandship White RoyaleWhite Royale
Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
SwooperSwooper Safety GliderSafety Glider
Dragon WingsDragon Wings
Combo Bonus x2
Shell ParachuteShell Parachute ParafoilParafoil
Full FlightFull Flight Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper
Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
Bright GliderBright Glider

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6 Anonymous10 months

Wow! Another new bowser course. More GBA courses please!

5 Anonymous10 months

>>4 Yes it has a higher chance of getting item frenzy than your level 1 driver

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      Personally, I think if I try reeeaaaalllllly hard I can get it, it would be a great celebration for a player that hasn’t spent any money at all in the game. Only 40,000-41,000 points left
      (Yes it’s me, Lakitu. Once this tour has ended I will change my name to normal again).

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      How many friends are there on your list?!

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