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This page is about shortcuts and how to raise your score at Merry Mountain, 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.

Merry Mountain: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Bowser Cup (Winter Tour 2020)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3200
4 Stars 4000
5 Stars 7900
Peachette Cup (Rosalina Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3700
3 Stars 5100
4 Stars 6500
5 Stars 9600
Dry Bones Cup (Cat Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 25500
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4300
5 Stars 8200
Metal Mario Cup (Winter Tour 2020)
1 Star 1800
2 Stars 3200
3 Stars 4400
4 Stars 5600
5 Stars 9000

Raising Your Score at Merry Mountain

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 earn a higher score in this course. You can also use it to extend your combo to get an even higher score!

Super Half-Pipe Trick

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Earn extra points by performing a Super Half-Pipe trick by going through the pink panel on the mountain peak. It can also give you a speed boost, which can help you extend your lead or catch up to leading opponents!


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You can access a shortcut by going through the rail tracks on the left side, near the starting line. We recommend going through it as it will lessen the distance you travel and you'll get in a better position in the race.

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
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Gilded KingGilded King Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Gilded KingGilded King Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic) Dark TricksterDark Trickster Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
Captain ToadCaptain Toad Pumpkin KartPumpkin Kart Spider GliderSpider Glider
Peach (Halloween)Peach (Halloween) Black DozerBlack Dozer Jolly BellsJolly Bells
Bowser (Santa)Bowser (Santa) Holiday KingHoliday King Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute

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
Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Daisy (Holiday Cheer) Gold TrainGold Train StarchuteStarchute
Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Daisy (Holiday Cheer) Ribbon RiderRibbon Rider StarchuteStarchute
Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer) CheermellowCheermellow Gift GliderGift Glider
Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer) Jingle BellsJingle Bells Gift GliderGift Glider
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold) Dark BuggyDark Buggy Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Sports CoupeSports Coupe Sunset BalloonsSunset Balloons
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Sunset CloudSunset Cloud Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Steel DriverSteel Driver Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Pink MushmellowPink Mushmellow 8-Bit Jumping Luigi8-Bit Jumping Luigi

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Captain Toad, Sunset Cloud, and Sunset Balloons as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Merry Mountain

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic)
Captain ToadCaptain Toad Peach (Halloween)Peach (Halloween)
Bowser (Santa)Bowser (Santa) Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina
Luigi (Lederhosen)Luigi (Lederhosen) Cat PeachCat Peach
Cat ToadCat Toad
2 Item Slots
Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Daisy (Holiday Cheer) Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer)
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold)
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina
Cat PeachCat Peach Cat ToadCat Toad

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Gilded KingGilded King Dark TricksterDark Trickster
Pumpkin KartPumpkin Kart Black DozerBlack Dozer
Holiday KingHoliday King Dreamy EggDreamy Egg
Penguin SliderPenguin Slider CucumberCucumber
Bonus Points x1.5
Pink MushmellowPink Mushmellow Gold TrainGold Train
CheermellowCheermellow Ribbon RiderRibbon Rider
Jingle BellsJingle Bells Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Gold Clanky KartGold Clanky Kart Dark BuggyDark Buggy
Surf SailerSurf Sailer Sports CoupeSports Coupe
Sunset CloudSunset Cloud Steel DriverSteel Driver

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts
Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider Spider GliderSpider Glider
Jolly BellsJolly Bells Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Planet GliderPlanet Glider Butterfly PrismButterfly Prism
Dry Bowser UmbrellaDry Bowser Umbrella Penguin WingtipPenguin Wingtip
Combo Bonus x2
StarchuteStarchute Gift GliderGift Glider
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings Sunset BalloonsSunset Balloons
8-Bit Jumping Luigi8-Bit Jumping Luigi Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Planet GliderPlanet Glider Butterfly PrismButterfly Prism

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