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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Ninja Hideaway, 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.

Ninja Hideaway: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Rosalina Cup (Ninja Tour)
1 Star 1600
2 Stars 2500
3 Stars 3300
4 Stars 4100
5 Stars 8200
Diddy Kong Cup (Ninja Tour)
1 Star 1900
2 Stars 3300
3 Stars 4600
4 Stars 5800
5 Stars 9300

Raising Your Score at Ninja Hideaway

Rocket Start

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Starting with a Rocket Start will give you the advantage to take an early lead in the race. You can also get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly.


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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!

Ramps and Platforms

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Even though this is not a T course, there are still tons of ramps and other platforms you can use on this course. Make sure to pass through them as much as possible to earn more points while racing.

Drive up the ladder

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Drive up the ladder at the start of the race to avoid getting squashed by the trap doors below. It will also help you get more score as you will perform Jump Boosts while passing through in there.


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Get a chance to access a shortcut if you didn't make it up the ladder at the start of the race. Use a Mushroom to destroy the wooden cutout and get inside the shortcut smoothly.

Ride Air Current

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Ride the air current when gliding after exiting the largest building in the area. It will help you get to the top room on the next building, which can help you earn more points 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
NabbitNabbit Wild PinkWild Pink Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings
Wario (Cowboy)Wario (Cowboy) Wild PinkWild Pink Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings
Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina Crawly KartCrawly Kart Calico ParafoilCalico Parafoil
Cat ToadCat Toad DK MaximumDK Maximum Calico ParafoilCalico Parafoil
Penguin ToadPenguin Toad Rose TaxiRose Taxi Rose ParasolRose Parasol
Shy Guy (Ninja)Shy Guy (Ninja) Black Penguin SliderBlack Penguin Slider Snow CrystalsSnow Crystals
King Bob-omb (Gold)King Bob-omb (Gold) Jade Hop RodJade Hop Rod Ninja ScrollNinja Scroll

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
Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Black B DasherBlack B Dasher Crimson CraneCrimson Crane
Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Gold Pipe FrameGold Pipe Frame New YearNew Year's Kite
Baby Rosalina (Detective)Baby Rosalina (Detective) Penguin SliderPenguin Slider Cheep Cheep MaskCheep Cheep Mask
Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold) Cat CruiserCat Cruiser Gold New YearGold New Year's Kite
King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold) Cact-IceCact-Ice Penguin WingtipPenguin Wingtip
King Bob-omb (Gold)King Bob-omb (Gold) Orange StreamlinerOrange Streamliner Toe-Bean BalloonsToe-Bean Balloons
Green Shy GuyGreen Shy Guy Purple BunnyPurple Bunny Bright BalloonsBright Balloons
Black Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy Sakura QuickshawSakura Quickshaw Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper

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

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Ninja Hideaway

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
NabbitNabbit Wario (Cowboy)Wario (Cowboy)
Fire RosalinaFire Rosalina Cat ToadCat Toad
Penguin ToadPenguin Toad Shy Guy (Ninja)Shy Guy (Ninja)
King Bob-omb (Gold)King Bob-omb (Gold)
2 Item Slots
Black Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)
Baby Rosalina (Detective)Baby Rosalina (Detective) Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold)
King Boo (Gold)King Boo (Gold) King Bob-omb (Gold)King Bob-omb (Gold)
Green Shy GuyGreen Shy Guy

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
DK MaximumDK Maximum Crawly KartCrawly Kart
Wild PinkWild Pink Rose TaxiRose Taxi
Black Penguin SliderBlack Penguin Slider Jade Hop RodJade Hop Rod
Bonus Points x1.5
Black B DasherBlack B Dasher Gold Pipe FrameGold Pipe Frame
Penguin SliderPenguin Slider Cat CruiserCat Cruiser
Cact-IceCact-Ice Orange StreamlinerOrange Streamliner
Purple BunnyPurple Bunny Sakura QuickshawSakura Quickshaw

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings Calico ParafoilCalico Parafoil
Rose ParasolRose Parasol Snow CrystalsSnow Crystals
Ninja ScrollNinja Scroll
Combo Bonus x2
Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper Crimson CraneCrimson Crane
New YearNew Year's Kite Cheep Cheep MaskCheep Cheep Mask
Gold New YearGold New Year's Kite Penguin WingtipPenguin Wingtip
Toe-Bean BalloonsToe-Bean Balloons Bright BalloonsBright Balloons

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