Mario Kart Tour last edited by Nes on 04/03/20 07:41AM View full history

Overview

Mario Kart Tour is a 3D free-to-play third-person kart racing game developed by Nintendo EPD and released by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices on September 25, 2019.

A spin-off of the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart Tour brings the standard Mario Kart experience to mobile devices, optimizing the game for touchscreen controls (with optional gyroscopic handling) and shorter replayable races.

As a modern free-to-play mobile game, the game has numerous differences from its source material, such as a new gacha system for acquiring drivers, karts, and gliders (each of which can be upgraded and now give specific course bonuses), multiple in-game currencies (Coins and Rubies, the latter of which can be bought with real money), and new persistent experience point system.

Unlike previous Mario Kart games, Tour does not have a "Grand Prix" mode. Instead, players progress through seasonal "Tours", each with numerous four-course "Cups". Each course can be progressed (and revisited) at their own pace, with courses appearing in multiple Cups. Players unlock "Stars" based on how many points they earned in each race, which is used to unlock new Cups and bonus content.

In addition to an online leaderboard and ranking system (revolving around a single rotating bi-weekly Cup), the game includes online multiplayer (which was added post-release on March 8, 2020).

A closed beta was released for Android devices from May 22, 2019 to June 5, 2019.

Drivers

Most of the drivers from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe return (among new characters), although they are no longer split into multiple weight classes. Instead, with the game's new gacha system, characters are split into rarities and must be unlocked beforehand.

Each driver has their own special item that they can find in item boxes and, in addition, have multiple "favored courses" that increase the amount of items they receive in an item box while they are racing on a particular course. The maximum amount of items received from a "favored course" bonus is three, which can also give the racer a random chance of earning a "Frenzy" in item boxes (giving them an infinite amount of a random item for a short amount of time).

Normal (Common)

  • Baby Mario (Boomerang Flower)
  • Baby Peach (Bubble)
  • Baby Daisy (Bubble)
  • Koopa Troopa (Triple Green Shells)
  • Shy Guy (Double Bob-ombs)
  • Dry Bones (Triple Green Shells)
  • Baby Rosalina (Bubble) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Iggy (Triple Green Shells) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Larry (Boomerang Flowers) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Lemmy (Bubble) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Ludwig (Dash Ring) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Morton (Giant Banana) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Roy (Double Bob-ombs) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Wendy (Heart) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Baby Luigi (Boomerang Flower) - Added on October 23, 2019.

Super (Rare)

  • Mario (Fire Flower)
  • Peach (Heart)
  • Yoshi (Yoshi's Egg)
  • Daisy (Heart)
  • Toad (Triple Mushrooms)
  • Toadette (Triple Mushrooms)
  • Bowser (Bowser's Shell)
  • Donkey Kong (Giant Banana)
  • Diddy Kong (Banana Barrels)
  • Rosalina (Dash Ring) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Lakitu (Triple Green Shells) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Bowser Jr. (Bowser's Shell) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Wario (Double Bob-ombs) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Luigi (Fire Flower) - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • Waluigi (Double Bob-ombs) - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • King Boo (Lucky Seven) - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • Toad (Pit Crew) (Boomerang Flower) - Added on November 6, 2019.
  • Black Shy Guy (Bob-omb Cannon) - Added on November 20, 2019.
  • Red Koopa (Freerunning) (Fire Flower) - Added on December 4, 2019.
  • Birdo (Birdo's Egg) - Added on December 18, 2019.
  • Red Yoshi (Yoshi's Egg) - Added on January 1, 2020.
  • Pink Shy Guy (Heart) - Added on January 29, 2020.
  • Birdo (Light Blue) (Birdo's Egg) - Added on February 12, 2020.
  • Hammer Bro (Hammer) - Added on March 25, 2020.
  • Boomerang Bro (Boomerang Flower) - Added on March 25, 2020.
  • Ice Bro (Ice Flower) - Added on March 25, 2020.
  • Fire Bro (Fire Flower) - Added on March 25, 2020.

High-End (Ultra-Rare)

  • Metal Mario (Fire Flower)
  • Peachette (Mushroom Cannon)
  • Dry Bowser (Bowser's Shell)
  • Pauline (Lucky Seven) - Originally a Spotlight driver prior to December 18, 2019.
  • Ice Mario (Ice Flower) - Added on January 15, 2020.

High-End Spotlight

  • Mario (Musician) (Double Bob-ombs)
  • Peach (Kimono) (Mushroom Cannon) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Mario (Hakama) (Coin Box) - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Rosalina (Halloween) (Dash Ring) - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) (Bob-omb Cannon) - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • Peach (Vacation) (Coin Box) - Added on November 6, 2019.
  • Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) (Mushroom Cannon) - Added on November 6, 2019.
  • Mario (Santa) (Fire Flower) - Added on November 20, 2019.
  • Pink Gold Peach (Coin Box) - Added on November 20, 2019.
  • Daisy (Holiday Cheer) (Lucky Seven) - Added on December 4, 2019.
  • Waluigi (Bus Driver) (Triple Bananas) - Added on December 4, 2019.
  • Yoshi (Reindeer) (Yoshi's Egg) - Added on December 18, 2019.
  • Pauline (Party Time) (Coin Box) - Added on December 18, 2019.
  • Mario (Happi) (Bob-omb Cannon) - Added on January 1, 2020.
  • Toad (Party Time) (Mushroom Cannon) - Added on January 1, 2020.
  • Peach (Wintertime) (Dash Ring) - Added on January 15, 2020.
  • Penguin Luigi (Ice Flower) - Added on January 15, 2020.
  • Baby Peach (Cherub) (Heart) - Added on January 29, 2020.
  • Rosalina (Aurora) (Ice Flower) - Added on February 12, 2020.
  • Wario (Hiker) (Bob-omb Cannon) - Added on February 12, 2020.
  • Mario (Classic) (Triple Mushrooms) - Added on February 26, 2020.
  • Luigi (Classic) (Lucky Seven) - Added on February 26, 2020.
  • Baby Rosalina (Detective) (Dash Ring) - Added on March 11, 2020.

Other

  • Gold Mario - Used exclusively for the Coin Rush mode.
  • Gold Koopa (Freerunning) (Coin Box) - Added on January 1, 2020 and exclusive to owners of the Gold Pass in the New Year's Tour.

Courses

The initial release of the game included 11 courses, most of which are from previous games in the Mario Kart series. In addition to racing them normally, all courses can be played in reverse (R) or with alternate obstacles (T). Some courses (such as the Mario Kart Tour courses) have a "R/T" variant, combining reverse play with alternate obstacles.

Unlike previous games in the series, courses may appear in multiple Cups (with each Cup having 3 courses and 1 "challenge" race).

Mario Kart Tour

  • New York Minute
  • Tokyo Blur - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • Paris Promenade - Added on November 6, 2019.
  • London Loop - Added on December 4, 2019.
  • New York Minute 2 - Added on December 18, 2019.
  • Tokyo Blur 2 - Added on January 1, 2020.
  • Paris Promenade 2 - Added on January 29, 2020.
  • Vancouver Velocity - Added on February 12, 2020.
  • London Loop 2 - Added on March 11, 2020.

Remix

  • RMX Mario Circuit 1 - Added on February 26, 2020 and based on the three SNES Mario Circuit tracks.

Super Mario Kart

  • SNES Mario Circuit 1
  • SNES Mario Circuit 2 - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • SNES Choco Island 2 - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • SNES Rainbow Road - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • SNES Ghost Valley 1 - Added on October 23, 2019.
  • SNES Mario Circuit 3 - Added on November 6, 2019.
  • SNES Vanilla Lake 1 - Added on January 15, 2020.
  • SNES Donut Plains 1 - Added on March 25, 2020.

Mario Kart 64

  • N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
  • N64 Kalimari Desert - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • N64 Frappe Snowland - Added on January 15, 2020.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

  • GCN Yoshi Circuit
  • GCN Dino Dino Jungle

Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart 7

  • 3DS Toad Circuit
  • 3DS Daisy Hills
  • 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
  • 3DS Rock Rock Mountain
  • 3DS Mario Circuit - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • 3DS Neo Bowser City - Added on October 9, 2019.
  • 3DS Rainbow Road - Added on December 18, 2019.
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