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    Mario Kart Tour

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Sep 25, 2019

    Nintendo's signature kart-based racing series makes its smartphone debut, revamped for touchscreen gameplay while adding a new gacha system and other free-to-play features.

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    Mario Kart Tour last edited by Nes on 01/05/23 01:02AM 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 and other returning 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. Mii racers were added post-release in March 2022, with numerous outfits serving as separate "drivers".

    Many of the "drivers" added post-release are simple variations of other drivers, such as seasonal attire for most characters, Toad wearing different-colored pit crew outfits, and Yoshi of different colors. With all variations, including the Mii racer outfits, there are over 200 playable drivers.

    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).

    Notable additions to the series include Pauline, Kamek, Captain Toad, Dixie Kong, King Bob-omb, Nabbit, Chargin' Chuck, Monty Mole, and the various types of Hammer Bros. Donkey Kong Jr. also appears after a long absence, despite using his original SNES sprites.

    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.
    • Birdo (Yellow) (Birdo's Egg) - Added on April 8, 2020.
    • Monty Mole (Mushroom Cannon) - Added on May 6, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on July 29, 2020.
    • Green Shy Guy (Triple Green Shells) - Added on April 14, 2021.

    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.
    • Pink Gold Peach (Coin Box) - Added on November 20, 2019 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on July 1, 2020.
    • King Bob-omb (Giga Bob-omb) - Added on August 12, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on December 16, 2020.
    • Black Yoshi (Double Bob-ombs) - Added on April 8, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on January 13, 2021.
    • Funky Kong (Banana Barrels) - Added on May 20, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on January 27, 2021.
    • Cat Peach (Super Bell) - Added on January 27, 2021.
    • Penguin Luigi (Ice Flower) - Added on January 15, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on May 5, 2021.
    • Dixie Kong (Triple Bananas) - Added on May 20, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on May 5, 2021.
    • Nabbit (Lucky Seven) - Added on July 29, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on May 5, 2021.
    • Captain Toad (Hammer) - Added on July 15, 2020 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on February 4, 2022.
    • Kamek (Coin Box) - Added on August 25, 2021 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on October 5, 2022.
    • Chargin' Chuck (Lucky Seven) - Added on February 9, 2022 as a Spotlight driver, made regular on November 30, 2022.

    High-End Spotlight

    Each of the bi-monthly Tours have dedicated Drivers that can only be unlocked through Pipes, with some instead only obtainable by purchasing the Gold Pass. Most of these drivers are alternate versions of other characters (usually wearing a costume related to the Tour, such as Halloween-themed or Christmas-themed outfits), with some becoming regular drivers later.

    Other

    • Gold Mario - Used exclusively for the Coin Rush mode.

    Courses

    The initial release of the game included 11 courses, most of which are from previous games in the Mario Kart series. Additional ones were added post-release, with 102 total normal courses (as of the release of GBA Snow Land) and 4 total battle courses (as of the release of New York Minute B).

    In addition to racing them normally, all courses can be played in reverse (R) or with alternate "trick" obstacles (T). Most 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 - Known in the JP version as New York Dream.
    • New York Minute 2 - Added on December 18, 2019.
    • New York Minute 3 - Added on October 7, 2020.
    • New York Minute 4 - Added on September 23, 2021.
    • Tokyo Blur - Added on October 9, 2019. Known in the JP version as Tokyo Scramble.
    • Tokyo Blur 2 - Added on January 1, 2020.
    • Tokyo Blur 3 - Added on August 26, 2020.
    • Tokyo Blur 4 - Added on March 10, 2021.
    • Paris Promenade - Added on November 6, 2019.
    • Paris Promenade 2 - Added on January 29, 2020.
    • Paris Promenade 3- Added on June 17, 2021.
    • London Loop - Added on December 4, 2019. Known in the JP version as London Avenue.
    • London Loop 2 - Added on March 11, 2020.
    • London Loop 3 - Added on October 20, 2021.
    • Vancouver Velocity - Added on February 12, 2020. Known in the JP version as Vancouver Valley or Vancouver Volley.
    • Vancouver Velocity 2 - Added on December 15, 2021.
    • Vancouver Velocity 3 - Added on November 2, 2022.
    • Los Angeles Laps - Added on September 23, 2020. Known in the JP version as Los Angeles Coast.
    • Los Angeles Laps 2 - Added on February 9, 2022.
    • Los Angeles Laps 3 - Added on July 14, 2021.
    • Merry Mountain - Added on December 2, 2020. Known in the JP version as Merry Merry Mountain.
    • Berlin Byways - Added on June 15, 2022. Known in the JP version as Berlin Strasse.
    • Berlin Byways 2 - Added on January 13, 2021.
    • Berlin Byways 3 - Added on September 21, 2022.
    • Ninja Hideaway - Added on April 7, 2021. Known in the JP version as Nin'nin Dojo.
    • Sydney Sprint - Added on April 21, 2021. Known in the JP version as Sydney Sunshine.
    • Sydney Sprint 2 - Added on September 8, 2021.
    • Sydney Sprint 3 - Added on September 21, 2022.
    • Singapore Speedway - Added on January 12, 2022. Known in the JP version as Singapore Splash.
    • Singapore Speedway 2 - Added on July 27, 2022.
    • Amsterdam Drift - Added on April 20, 2022. Known in the JP version as Amsterdam Bloom.
    • Amsterdam Drift 2- Added on June 15, 2022.
    • Amsterdam Drift 3 - Added on November 29, 2022.
    • Sky-High Sundae - Added on August 10, 2022. Known in the JP version as Ice Building.

    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.
    • SNES Choco Island 1 - Added on June 2, 2020.
    • SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2 - Added on June 30, 2020.
    • SNES Donut Plains 2 - Added on January 27, 2021.
    • SNES Vanilla Lake 2 - Added on November 31, 2021.
    • SNES Ghost Valley 2 - Added on September 7, 2022.
    • SNES Donut Plains 3 - Added on October 19, 2022.

    Some of the tracks received "Remixed" variants:

    • RMX Mario Circuit 1 - Added on February 26, 2020.
    • RMX Choco Island 1 - Added on May 6, 2020.
    • RMX Rainbow Road 1 - Added on September 9, 2020.
    • RMX Rainbow Road 2 - Added on December 30, 2020.
    • RMX Choco Island 2 - Added on February 10, 2021.
    • RMX Vanilla Lake 1 - Added on August 11, 2021.
    • RMX Ghost Valley 1 - Added on August 25, 2021.
    • RMX Donut Plains 1 - Added on October 5, 2022.

    Mario Kart 64

    • N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
    • N64 Kalimari Desert - Added on October 9, 2019.
    • N64 Frappe Snowland - Added on January 15, 2020.
    • N64 Royal Raceway - Added on June 16, 2020.
    • N64 Choco Mountain - Added on July 15, 2020.
    • N64 Yoshi Valley - Added on April 6, 2022.
    • N64 Luigi Raceway - Added on September 7, 2022.

    One of these tracks, Kalimari Desert, received an original variant:

    • N64 Kalimari Desert 2 - Added on July 29, 2020.

    Mario Kart: Super Circuit

    • GBA Bowser's Castle 1
    • GBA Bowser's Castle 2 - Added on March 25, 2020.
    • GBA Sunset Wilds - Added on November 4, 2020.
    • GBA Cheep-Cheep Island - Added on June 30, 2021.
    • GBA Sky Garden - Added on February 23, 2022.
    • GBA Bowser's Castle 3 - Added on August 24, 2022.
    • GBA Boo Lake - Added on October 19, 2022.
    • GBA Riverside Park - Added on November 16, 2022.
    • GBA Snow Land - Added on December 14, 2022.

    One of the tracks received a "Remixed" variant:

    • RMX Bowser's Castle 1 - Added on August 24, 2022.

    Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

    Mario Kart DS

    Mario Kart Wii

    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.
    • 3DS Rosalina's Ice World - Added on December 16, 2020.
    • 3DS Bowser's Castle - Added on December 29, 2021.
    • 3DS Wario Shipyard - Added on January 26, 2022.
    • 3DS Piranha Plant Slide - Added on July 13, 2022.

    Battle Mode Courses

    • New York Minute B - Added on November 2, 2022.
    • GBA Battle Course 1 - Added on October 5, 2022.
    • GCN Cookie Land - Added on October 5, 2022.
    • DS Twilight House - Added on October 19, 2022.
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