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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Los Angeles Laps 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.

Los Angeles Laps T: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Roy Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 2200
2 Stars 4200
3 Stars 5700
4 Stars 7300
5 Stars 11000
Donkey Kong Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 2100
2 Stars 3700
3 Stars 5000
4 Stars 6300
5 Stars 10500

Raising Your Score at Los Angeles Laps 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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Always start with a Rocket Start. You can get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.


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Perform Mini-Turbo boosts to gain extra points. It will also slighty increase your speed, helping you catch up or extend your lead in the race.

Gliding Area

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At the start of the race, you can access a gliding area on the first turn (left). Use that to perform a long combo and get more points!

Pass through the Middle Ramp

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Driving through the middle ramp, located at the middle part of the course, will get you more points. It will also give you more speed boost, making it easier for you to take the lead in a race. Just watch out for a Thwomp that will block your way!

T Course Advantage

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There are additional platforms and ramps all over the course. Take advantage of that to earn higher scores!

Skateboard Ring

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After the part where you pass through the middle ramp, you will see a small skateboard ring. Drive through that area to perform Jump Boosts, which will give you slight speed boost and points!

Side Steppers

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Look out for the Side Steppers! Avoid bumping into them, or you'll slow down. If you have a spare item, you can use that to take them out and increase your points!

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
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear) Swift JackSwift Jack Fare FlierFare Flier
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear) Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel Fare FlierFare Flier
Builder MarioBuilder Mario Pink WingPink Wing Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) Banana MasterBanana Master Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
WaluigiWaluigi Green CircuitGreen Circuit Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled 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
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) QuickshawQuickshaw Full FlightFull Flight
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Bumble VBumble V Full FlightFull Flight
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Blue SodaBlue Soda Full FlightFull Flight
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Surf SailerSurf Sailer Full FlightFull Flight
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Sushi RacerSushi Racer Full FlightFull Flight
Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate) DK MaximumDK Maximum Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Daisy (Yukata)Daisy (Yukata) 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES) Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Festival WingsFestival Wings
WarioWario Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Manta GliderManta Glider
Hammer BroHammer Bro WarshipWarship Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Rosalina (Halloween), 8-Bit Pipe Frame, and Manta Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Los Angeles Laps T

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
WaluigiWaluigi Builder MarioBuilder Mario
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear) Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)
2 Item Slots
WarioWario Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)
Hammer BroHammer Bro Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)
Daisy (Yukata)Daisy (Yukata) Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Swift JackSwift Jack Banana MasterBanana Master
Pink WingPink Wing Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Green CircuitGreen Circuit
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon QuickshawQuickshaw
WarshipWarship Bumble VBumble V
Blue SodaBlue Soda 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame
DK MaximumDK Maximum Surf SailerSurf Sailer
Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Sushi RacerSushi Racer

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Fare FlierFare Flier Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Full FlightFull Flight Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Manta GliderManta Glider Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
Festival WingsFestival Wings 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star

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