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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at New York Minute 3, 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.

New York Minute 3: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

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1 Star 1200
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2400
4 Stars 3100
5 Stars 6100

Raising Your Score at New York Minute 3

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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There are no obstacles in this course, which makes it easier to perform turbo boosts. Take that opportunity to perform Mini or Super Mini-Turbo Boost to speed up and maximize your score.

Combo Area

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Start racking up some points by doing combos inside the tunnel. There are multiple ramps inside, which makes it easier to perform combos!

Water Current

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Perform a Jump Boost by passing through the water current, to get a slight speed boost and score. You can find it right before the finish line.

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
PaulinePauline Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher Full FlightFull Flight
PaulinePauline QuickshawQuickshaw Full FlightFull Flight
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) CheermellowCheermellow Full FlightFull Flight
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Gold EggGold Egg Dragon WingsDragon Wings
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) DK MaximumDK Maximum Gold CraneGold Crane
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES) Gilded KingGilded King Fare FlierFare Flier

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 Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Gold GliderGold Glider
Dry BowserDry Bowser Carrot KartCarrot Kart Gold GliderGold Glider
Dry BowserDry Bowser Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Gold GliderGold Glider
Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) Comet TailComet Tail Gold GliderGold Glider
Dixie KongDixie Kong Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine) Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Shy Guy (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold) Gilded KingGilded King Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Donkey KongDonkey Kong Sports CoupeSports Coupe Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider
DaisyDaisy DK JumboDK Jumbo Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
LuigiLuigi Birthday Girl DaisyBirthday Girl Daisy Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Dry Bones (Gold), Carrot Kart, and Gold Crane as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for New York Minute 3

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
PaulinePauline Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver)
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)
2 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser Donkey KongDonkey Kong
DaisyDaisy LuigiLuigi
Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) Dixie KongDixie Kong
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine)
Shy Guy (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher QuickshawQuickshaw
CheermellowCheermellow Gold EggGold Egg
DK MaximumDK Maximum Gilded KingGilded King
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon DK JumboDK Jumbo
DK JumboDK Jumbo Carrot KartCarrot Kart
Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Comet TailComet Tail
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Birthday Girl DaisyBirthday Girl Daisy
Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer
Gilded KingGilded King Sports CoupeSports Coupe

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Fare FlierFare Flier Full FlightFull Flight
Dragon WingsDragon Wings Gold CraneGold Crane
Combo Bonus x2
Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute Gold GliderGold Glider
Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider
Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda

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