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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at New York Minute 3R, 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 3R: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

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1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3300
4 Stars 4200
5 Stars 6800

Raising Your Score at New York Minute 3R

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!

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
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) QuickshawQuickshaw Fare FlierFare Flier
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) TricksterTrickster Fare FlierFare Flier
Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) Carrot KartCarrot Kart Fare FlierFare Flier
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Gold TrainGold Train Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Funky KongFunky Kong DK MaximumDK Maximum Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
Donkey KongDonkey Kong Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider
LuigiLuigi Soda JetSoda Jet Gold CraneGold Crane

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
PaulinePauline Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Gold GliderGold Glider
PaulinePauline Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher Gold GliderGold Glider
Metal MarioMetal Mario QuickshawQuickshaw Gold GliderGold Glider
Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono) CheermellowCheermellow Purple Oilpaper UmbrellaPurple Oilpaper Umbrella
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser StarchuteStarchute
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES) Gold EggGold Egg New YearNew Year's 2020
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger Bright GliderBright Glider
MarioMario Surf SailerSurf Sailer Dragon WingsDragon Wings
WarioWario Sports CoupeSports Coupe Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Baby LuigiBaby Luigi Soda JetSoda Jet 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 Mario (SNES), Soda Jet, and Goomba Hanafuda as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

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

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) Donkey KongDonkey Kong
LuigiLuigi Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Funky KongFunky Kong
2 Item Slots
PaulinePauline Metal MarioMetal Mario
MarioMario WarioWario
Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono) Baby LuigiBaby Luigi
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Soda JetSoda Jet QuickshawQuickshaw
TricksterTrickster Carrot KartCarrot Kart
Gold TrainGold Train DK MaximumDK Maximum
Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Soda JetSoda Jet
Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher QuickshawQuickshaw
CheermellowCheermellow Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Gold EggGold Egg Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger
Surf SailerSurf Sailer Gilded KingGilded King
Sports CoupeSports Coupe

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Fare FlierFare Flier Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Gold CraneGold Crane Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider
Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Gold GliderGold Glider Purple Oilpaper UmbrellaPurple Oilpaper Umbrella
StarchuteStarchute New YearNew Year's 2020
Bright GliderBright Glider Dragon WingsDragon Wings
Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts Goomba HanafudaGoomba Hanafuda

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