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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at DK Summit, 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.

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Birdo Cup (Snow Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2400
4 Stars 3100
5 Stars 5100
Baby Peach Cup (Mario Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3300
4 Stars 4200
5 Stars 6800
Pink Gold Peach Cup (Snow Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3500
4 Stars 4500
5 Stars 7200

Raising Your Score at DK Summit

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 more score in this course. You can also use that to extend your combo to get an even higher score!

Half-Pipe & Special Trick

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Use the blue panels on the side to perform a Half-Pipe or Special Tricks to earn scores and gain speed boosts. It can also help you extend and increase your combo to get scores further, so be sure to use them whenever you get a chance!

Thick Snow

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Avoid driving through the thick snow in the middle and last part of the course. It will slow you down, and you might get in a worse position in a race.

Bumpy Road

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Perform Jump Boosts as much as you can when you reach the bumpy area of the course. Performing Jump Boosts will help you earn score and speed boosts at the same time.

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
Toadette (Explorer)Toadette (Explorer) Koopa KingKoopa King Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
Toadette (Explorer)Toadette (Explorer) DK MaximumDK Maximum Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Holiday KingHoliday King Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Party-WingParty-Wing Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Peach (Explorer)Peach (Explorer) Cact-IceCact-Ice Toe-Bean BalloonsToe-Bean Balloons
Peach (Explorer)Peach (Explorer) Black Penguin SliderBlack Penguin Slider Snow CrystalsSnow Crystals

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
Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic) Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Black YoshiBlack Yoshi Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Mario (Chef)Mario (Chef) Pink WingPink Wing Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Dark BuggyDark Buggy Great SailGreat Sail
Captain ToadCaptain Toad Black DozerBlack Dozer Planet GliderPlanet Glider
King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold) Sunset CloudSunset Cloud Gold New YearGold New Year's Kite
Bowser (Santa)Bowser (Santa) Penguin SliderPenguin Slider Rose ParasolRose Parasol
Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina Gilded KingGilded King Black Great SailBlack Great Sail
DaisyDaisy Cact-IceCact-Ice Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Luigi (Classic), Koopa King, and Eggshell Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for DK Summit

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Toadette (Explorer)Toadette (Explorer) King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb
Peach (Explorer)Peach (Explorer)
2 Item Slots
DaisyDaisy Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic)
Black YoshiBlack Yoshi Mario (Chef)Mario (Chef)
Captain ToadCaptain Toad King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold)
Mario (Halloween)Mario (Halloween) Bowser (Santa)Bowser (Santa)
Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Koopa KingKoopa King DK MaximumDK Maximum
Holiday KingHoliday King Party-WingParty-Wing
Cact-IceCact-Ice Black Penguin SliderBlack Penguin Slider
Decal StreamlinerDecal Streamliner
Bonus Points x1.5
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Pink WingPink Wing
Dark BuggyDark Buggy Gilded KingGilded King
Black DozerBlack Dozer Sunset CloudSunset Cloud
Penguin SliderPenguin Slider Cact-IceCact-Ice

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip Silver StarchuteSilver Starchute
Toe-Bean BalloonsToe-Bean Balloons Snow CrystalsSnow Crystals
Combo Bonus x2
Cloud GliderCloud Glider Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider Great SailGreat Sail
Piranha Plant HanafudaPiranha Plant Hanafuda Planet GliderPlanet Glider
Gold New YearGold New Year's Kite Rose ParasolRose Parasol
Black Great SailBlack Great Sail

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