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Getting 5 stars on some Mario Kart Tour courses is much harder to do than others, especially if you haven't pulled the best drivers. You can still pull ahead and get 5 stars on a race if you know the layout, and know how to make the most of what the game gives you.

In this guide, we're going to look at what you can do to earn more stars by pulling better drivers, learning the level layouts, and making use of combos.

These Mario Kart Tour tips do not apply to the newly-released multiplayer mode

Earning 5 Stars in Mario Kart Tour

There are two basic areas to focus on when striving for 5 stars: 

  1. Getting better drivers and gliders
  2. Using the environment to your advantage

To start off, we'll look at using the favored driver, kart, and glider for each race. These picks vary between courses, so the more options you have, the better.

Typically a course will feature four to seven top-tier favored drivers, seven to ten mid-tier drivers, and then the rest of the drivers get lumped into the bottom tier.

Using the top tier favored option not only gives you the best starting score potentially in the 1,500 range or even higher but also changes how many items you pull per item box.

Only a top tier favored driver has the possibility of getting a frenzy by pulling three of the same item from an item box, which virtually guarantees hitting 5 stars for a level because of the huge number of bonus points up for grabs.

There's more to keep in mind here than just picking the right favored driver, though. Every single driver, kart, and glider can be leveled up independently of one another. The more experience they have, the more starting points you get when beginning any race.

Using any driver, kart, or glider in races automatically earns experience, or you can use tickets to boost their experience outside of a race.

Driver Points Up, Kart Points Up, and Glider Points Up tickets are also offered as tour rewards, or show up randomly in the shop for 100 coins.

There's another reason to keep going for more pipe pulls besides expanding your roster: pulling the same driver, kart, or glider from the pipe that you already have also moves them up to a higher skill level.

Increasing amounts of duplicate pulls are required to reach higher skill levels. You only need one duplicate to hit level 2, but need five duplicates to hit level 3. Here's what you get for each skill level up:

  • Driver: Increased frenzy chance, increased bonus points boost
  • Kart: Increased multiplier on all bonus points earned
  • Glider: Bonus to total combo time

That last one has the potential to see your score drastically increase in any given course, as combos are the single most important thing to keep in mind when trying to hit five stars in Mario Kart Tour.

Building and maintaining a combo is done by performing absolutely any type of action that earns points, from a rocket boost to driving over a dash panel to hitting an opponent with a shell. The longer your combo goes without running out, the more bonus points you earn. 

While available objects and items can change based on your current course and your position in the race, these are the specific actions to chain together to keep your combo going as long as possible:

  • Start every match with the highest possible rocket boost score

  • Hit traffic cones in the Neo Bowser City courses or in Daisy Hills R

  • Break jars in Shy Guy Bazaar courses

  • Run over smaller jump boosts clustered together in Choco Island courses

  • Bump over seaweed and clams in Cheep Cheep Lagoon courses

  • Hit coins while driving on any course

  • Tap like mad during a frenzy, as you have unlimited opportunity during the short lived frenzies to earn points

  • Successfully strike another driver with an item or special racer skill

  • Perform a slipstream maneuver when clustered close to other drivers

  • Drift as often as possible to always have a mini turbo boost ready (if you use the manual drift option, there is a third tier of turbo boost available for more points)

  • Hit the finish line sign while gliding

  • Remain gliding for longer periods of time by bouncing off objects like balloons

  • Look for off road "shortcut" locations with objects to hit these locations can only be accessed by using a mushroom to boost off the road, or by landing in that spot after gliding

To keep your combo going and ensure you hit 5 stars for the course, you need to combine all of these potential actions together.

For instance, here's a possible combo to work towards:

  1. Run over a series of traffic cones
  2. Fire off an item
  3. Start drifting to initiate a mini turbo boost just as the combo time is about to run out
  4. Drive over a dash panel and
  5. Hit a series of coins.

The more actions committed in succession without running out of combo time, the better.

Sometimes its not possible to keep a combo going, but in most cases it can be maintained for large swathes of any given course just by paying attention. 

Keep an eye on the driver locations on the mini map when using items. Using the super horn isn't helpful if you are in 1st place and far ahead of the other drivers, for instance.

Don't forget you can launch any item backward or forward by changing the direction of your swipe, so its still possible to hit drivers with a shell even if you are in first place. On the flip side, throwing banana peels forward is usually a bad idea.

In long stretches without an item box, don't forget to use an item ticket by tapping the icon at the top of the screen. If you've already run out, item tickets pop into the shop randomly in the top left spot for 100 coins.

Finally, make sure to take a moment and look through your kart and glider roster before your next race. Each kart offers a bonus to points earned through specific action types.

For example, the Red Kiddie Kart provides bonus points when performing slipstreams, while the Landship gives bonus points anytime you use a mini turbo. In courses with plenty of curves for drifting, that can be the difference between 4 and 5 stars

On the other side, each glider makes it more likely you will pull a specific type of item from any item boxes, even if you aren't on that glider's favored course.

If you have trouble with a certain level, it may be worth using the Waluigi Wing which boosts your chance to get a Bullet Bill even if it isn't the favored glider. Love the red shells instead? The Royal Parachute boosts your chances of pull that item. Look through all the options to find a combo that works best for your playstyle. 

Want to earn more stars and rubies in any given tour? Head over to our our other Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: How to Play Multiplayer Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:28:17 -0400 Ty Arthur

While Mario Kart's mobile version only allowed playing against bots for months, real multiplayer is finally here. 

There are a few things you need to know ahead of time to get a match started. Below, we go over everything from accessing multiplayer to race rewards and issues that might keep you from playing and how to troubleshoot them. 

How to Start Multiplayer in Mario Kart Tour

Instead of being available for two weeks as in single-player, each multiplayer cup only lasts 15 minutes.

You can start a multiplayer match in two places. From the tour menu, just tap Multiplayer in the bottom left. Otherwise, head to the main menu and click the Multiplayer icon featuring the red, green, and blue mushroom drivers.

For the best experience, play Mario Kart Tour's multiplayer on wifi. Currently, many players trying to use data are experiencing issues getting into multiplayer matches. 

You also have to allow Mario Kart Tour to access your location to get into a match, so make sure you have the feature turned on.

Finally, if you don't initiate a rocket start during the countdown, you might time out and get booted from the match. There seem to be more connection issues if the cup is near its end, so if you keep getting the Communication Error message, wait for the next cup to start and try again.

There are currently three ways to play Mario Kart Tour multiplayer:

  • Standard Race  This features shifting daily rules, like 100cc races and normal items slots or 50cc races and two item slots
  • Gold Race  This is an upgraded gold version of the race, allowing for 200cc speeds. It is only available if you have the $4.99 a month gold pass.
  • Private Race — This lets you play privately with your nearby friends. Tap "Create Room" to access this section. 

Each race features a randomized course, which means you won't always have the best driver, kart, or glider for the current course. Players with more pipe pulls will do better overall, but because of this randomization, you won't always be left in the dust.

Also keep in mind that all Standard and Gold races pit you against drivers of a similar rank. That means races will be significantly harder in multiplayer than in single-player against normal AI opponents, especially at the higher ranks.

Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Rewards

Whereas you often aim for five stars in an offline match, getting a combo and then maintaining that combo isn't actually helpful in multiplayer. Your only real goal in multiplayer is to get 1st Place.

However, you can complete daily quests for extra stars in multiplayer matches, as well as earn coins that count towards your daily 300-coin maximum. That has a surprising downside, though: being in 1st Place can actually be negative since you are more likely to pull coins from item boxes rather than anything useful.

There is another, more tangible reward for multiplayer, although it requires leaving the app and heading over to Twitter. To spread the word about the multiplayer launch, a retweet campaign is also live that runs through Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 p.m.

Here are the rewards up for grabs if:

  • 15,000 retweets: New in-game Mario badge
  • 20,000 retweets: New in-game Mario badge and 20 free rubies
  • 30,000 retweets: New in-game Mario badge and 30 free rubies

Those rewards will hit player accounts between March 25 and April 7 if there are enough retweets.

Got any Mario Kart Tour tips and hints for winning in multiplayer matches? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to drop your Mario Kart Tour ID so we can add you to our friends list!

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Pass Through 10 Rings Created By A Dash Ring Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:24:50 -0500 Ty Arthur

While most of the Mario Kart Tour challenges for the Ice Tour courses can be completed by anyone, some are much easier (or only possible) by using a limited selection of drivers.   

Completing the Pass Through 10 Rings Created By A Dash Ring Item challenge is one of those annoying achievements that requires you get lucky with the right pipe pulls. When you finally get the right driver though, this challenge is easy to complete in just a few races.

10 Rings Created By An Item Challenge

Right now there are only four drivers who can pull the Mario Kart Tour Dash Ring from an item box:

  • Ludwig
  • Rosalina
  • Halloween Rosalina
  • Wintertime Peach

Unfortunately if you didn't pull Halloween Rosalina during the event, you're out of luck on her for now. Ludwig does appear in the shop randomly, however.

To complete this challenge the fastest, just go to any of those driver's favored courses. You want to pull 3 items at a time to maximize your chances of pulling a Dash Ring.

Unlike normal items, there are currently no gliders that increase your chances of getting a Dash Ring, so you just need to keep hitting item boxes (or using item tickets) until it happens. After using the item, drive directly through the ring for a speed boost. You will probably need to do this on more than one course to hit the full 10.

Here's where to go with each of those four drivers to finish this challenge quickly:

Driver With Dash Ring Favored Courses
Ludwig  Bowser's Castle
Kalimari Desert 
Kalimari Desert R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
Rosalina Cheep Cheep Lagoon
DK Pass R
Mario Circuit R
Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road R/T
Paris Promenade R/T
Rosalina (Halloween) Shy Guy Bazaar
Choco Island 2
Luigi's Mansion
DK Pass R/T
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1T
Rainbow Road R/T
Peach (Wintertime) Choco Island 2T
Frappe Snowland
Frappe Snowland T
Vanilla Lake 1T


It is technically possible to still complete the Dash Ring challenge without any of these drivers, but it will take a whole lot of effort and a bit of luck.

Instead of initiating the Dash Ring, you need to stay close to other AI players and wait until they start popping them off, then follow inside the rings.

Of course, this method could take hours of trying -- or never even work at all -- depending on whether the AI drivers use Rosalina, Ludwig, etc. and ever pull the Dash Ring item while near your kart on the course.

Which driver did you use, and what course did you think was easiest to pass through the dash rings in a straight line? Let us know, then check out our other Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: Cause Opponents to Crash 5 Times Underwater Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:20:36 -0500 Ty Arthur

Time to say bye-bye to the New Year Tour and welcome the brand-new Ice Tour! Of course, a tour change means a slew of new, updated Mario Kart Tour challenges. Completing ones such as cause opponents to crash 5 times while underwater will help you snag extra stars.

Don't know which course, driver, or kart to pick for this challenge? We've got you covered with an easy strategy for making five opponents crash underwater quickly.

How to Cause Opponents to Crash Underwater 

It's not too difficult to complete this challenge naturally. But if you have trouble, be sure to buy an item ticket in the shop for 50 gold coins if you don't have one handy. Doing so makes it easier to get the crash-causing items you need for the underwater segment.

You want to go with items that can't miss, like Lightning or the homing Red Shells.

Lightning will instantly complete this challenge (assuming at least five other drivers are also in the underwater part of a level) since it hits all other drivers at the same time.

Remember you need to be in the back for the best chance to get Lightning from an item box, but you can increase your chances of pulling this rare item by using the Lightning Oilpaper or Glitter Glider.

For a more surefire approach, stay in the front row and pull your item box just before an underwater segment.

As soon as you hit the underwater section, throw as many Bananas or Red/Green shells behind you as possible. I lucked out and hit a Red Shell frenzy as the first item in Cheep Cheep Lagoon to complete the challenge immediately. 

It may take more than one race, but you'll hit 5 crashes fairly quickly using this method. AI drivers tend to run into obstacles regularly. If you manage to pull a Banana frenzy, this challenge can also be completed almost instantaneously. Dropping dozens of bananas at once virtually guarantees 4-5 crashes right away if you are in first place.

If everyone is grouped in a tight formation, a Bob-Omb or Super Horn can also potentially hit all five drivers in one go.

The table below lists the best places to complete this challenge with the most underwater segments, as well as the favored drivers to use for those courses so you get 3 items at a time.

Note that Koopa Troopa Beach has a brief underwater segment, but it's on a side section of the course and doesn't last long.

Course Favored Drivers
Cheep Cheep Lagoon   Baby Peach
 Black Shy Guy
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R  Lemmy
 Red Koopa (Freerunning)
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/RT  Koopa Troopa
 Peach (Vacation)
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T  Mario
 Bowser Jr.


Don't have the drivers listed above? Here are a few alternate options that can potentially beat the challenge: 

  • Lakitu  2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Larry 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R and R/T
  • Wendy 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Dry Bones 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R and T

Let us know which course, driver, and item combo you used to cause 5 underwater crashes in the comments below, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: Pick Up 5 Dropped Mushrooms Using a Driver With a Ribbon Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:21:57 -0500 Ty Arthur

A few achievements still remain in Mario Kart Tour's New Year Tour. If you haven't quite managed to pick up 5 dropped mushrooms using a driver with a ribbon, there's still time.

This challenge is extremely difficult. You must have a driver with a special skill. The chances of pulling such a driver from the pipe are extremely low.

Pick Up 5 Mushrooms Using a Driver With a Ribbon

Keep in mind that you don't have to pick up mushrooms dropped by AI players.

You can drop mushrooms yourself. It still counts. In fact, that's the easiest way to complete the challenge.

Before getting started, you will need to have one of these Mario Kart Tour drivers with a ribbon. However, the best drivers for this challenge are:

  • Party Time Toad
  • Peachette
  • Kimono Peach

Each driver has the Mushroom Cannon special skill that launches mushrooms across the track, which can be picked up by any driver.

The special skill still pulls randomly when hitting item boxes, so there is some trial and error involved here.

Just keep hitting item boxes with one of those three characters until you pull the cannon, then wait to fire it until you are in a straight corridor where you can pick up all five mushrooms in one shot.

While Wendy and Birdo have a ribbon, they notably lack the Mushroom Cannon special ability, which makes it much more difficult to finish this challenge using those characters.

If you're using Wendy or Birdo, keep playing courses until a Peachette, Kimono Peach, or Party Time Toad pull their special skill and start firing off mushrooms to pick up. The chances of this occurring while you are nearby are extremely low.

Don't have Peachette or the other two Mushroom Cannon drivers yet? Save up those coins and check back in the shop every time it refreshes. Peachette appears randomly over time in the bottom left slot for 3,000 coins.

What course and driver did you use to complete the challenge? Let us know in the comments, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: Earn a Score of 8,000 on a T Course Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:29:40 -0500 Ty Arthur

Wondering how to earn a score of 8,000 or higher on a T course challenge in the latest round of Mario Kart Tour achievements?

Most levels have a "T" variant later on in the cup, but those intersections aren't found in the early courses. Instead, you will need to keep playing to unlock them.

Let's take a look at the specific T courses available, and then see which ones are most likely to get the highest score for this MKT challenge.

How To Earn 8,000 Or Higher On A T Course

First things first: we need to know which courses qualify for the challenge. Here are all the T marked courses currently available as of the New Year Tour:

  • Bowser's Castle 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
  • Choco Island 2T
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Daisy Hills R/T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • DK Pass T
  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Kalimari Desert R/T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • London Loop T
  • London Loop R/T
  • Luigi's Mansion R/T
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Mario Circuit R/T
  • Mario Circuit 1R/T
  • Mario Circuit 2R/T
  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Neo Bowser City R/T
  • New York Minute 2R/T
  • Paris Promenade T
  • Paris Promenade R/T
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Toad Circuit R/T
  • Tokyo Blur T
  • Tokyo Blur 2T
  • Tokyo Blur 2R/T
  • Waluigi Pinball T
  • Yoshi Circuit R/T

Any of those courses will work for the challenge. But to earn a score of 8,000 or higher, use one of the favored drivers so you can hit a frenzy and skyrocket your score.

On that front, Lakitu has the highest number of T variant favored courses, so he gives you the most levels to work with. If you've memorized the layouts of the Mario Circuit or Waluigi Pinball levels, he's the way to go.

If you don't have the top-tier favored driver for any of the T courses (or you get unlucky and never pull a frenzy), you need to do this challenge the old-fashioned way. Keep your combo going and never let it drop down to 0.

Choco Island 2T is a great spot for this because of its jump boosts, and Shy Guy Bazaar T is another solid choice since you can hit so many pots and coins to keep your combo going between using items.

If your combo is about to run dry, don't forget you can use an item ticket to pull an item without actually hitting a box.

Here's the full list of favored drivers and their T courses where you can pull 3 items at a time to potentially get a frenzy:

Favored Driver T Course
Baby Mario Mario Circuit 1T
Baby Daisy Daisy Hills T
Daisy Hills R/T 
Baby Rosalina Choco Island 2T
Rainbow Road T
Baby Luigi Luigi's Mansion R/T
Dry Bones Bowser's Castle 1T
Shy Guy Bazaar T
Larry Kalimari Desert R/T
Lemmy Mario Circuit 2T
Ludwig Kalimari Desert R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T 
Roy Kalimari Desert T
Mario Mario Circuit T 
Metal Mario DK Pass T
Rainbow Road T
Musician Mario New York Minute T
New York Minute 2R/T
Hakama Mario Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 1T
Bowser's Castle 1T
Tokyo Blur R/T
Happi Mario Mario Circuit 3T
Koopa Troopa Beach T 
Peach Mario Circuit 1T
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Yoshi Yoshi Circuit T
Yoshi Circuit R/T 
Red Yoshi Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Tokyo Blur T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Reindeer Yoshi Yoshi Circuit T
New York Minute 2T
Daisy Daisy Hills T
Toad Mario Circuit 1R/T
Toad Circuit R/T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Toad (Pit Crew) Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 2T
Rosalina Paris Promenade R/T
Halloween Rosalina Tokyo Blur WR/T
Ghost Valley 1T
Rainbow Road R/T
Luigi Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Luigi's Mansion T
DK Pass T
Bowser Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1T
Rainbow Road T
Dry Bowser Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
New Bowser City T
Diddy Kong New York Minute 2R/T
Lakitu Waluigi Pinball T
Paris Promenade T
Mario Circuit 2T
Mario Circuit 3T
Toad Circuit T
Ghost Valley 1T
Bowser Jr. Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Neo Bowser City T
Kalimari Desert R/T
Paris Promenade T 
Wario Choco Island 2T
DK Pass T
Kalimari Desert T
Waluigi Bowser's Castle 1R/T
King Boo Luigi's Mansion R/T
King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Shy Guy Bazaar T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Luigi's Mansion T
Rainbow Road R/T
Black Shy Guy Ghost Valley 1T
Red Koopa (Freerunning) Mario Circuit 1R/T
Toad Circuit T
Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Tokyo Blur 2T
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 2R/T 
Birdo Rainbow Road T
Pauline Daisy Hills R/T
Waluigi Pinball T
London Loop T
New York Minute R/T


Where did you finally beat the 8,000 score T course challenge? Let us know in the comments, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

How to Take Out 3 Thwomps in Mario Kart Tour Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:47:26 -0500 Ty Arthur

Thwomps are normally giant unstoppable obstacles in Mario Kart Tour, but the New Year challenge lists are now somehow expecting players to take out 3 during a race!

While it seems like the classic "irresistible force meets an immovable object" conundrum, in this case we can finally resolve that classic thought experiment. Thwomps will go down if you know how to hit them right.

This challenge doesn't need to be completed in one single race, so take your time figuring out where the Thwomps reside and hit them at your leisure as you get the right items over time.

Take Out 3 Thwomps Mario Kart Tour Challenge

Not sure where to find three Thwomps in Mario Kart Tour? In the New Year tour, these are the most reliable courses to find Thwomps and work towards completing the challenge:

  • Tokyo Blur 2
  • Bowser's Castle
  • Rainbow Road

Take note of the Thwomp's movement pattern as you complete the course's two laps, because they rise and fall on opposite schedules.

Learning when one or the other will be on the ground is key to actually hitting one with the correct item.

Now that you know where to find them, the next step is to actually take them out. Simply running into Thwomps or hitting them with green shells isn't enough to knock them over.

To take down a Thwomp, you need to use one of these options:

  • Mega Mushroom
  • Bowser's Shell
  • Lightning
  • Bullet Bill

With the exception of the Bowser's Shell special ability (only available to a small number of drivers), all of those items are more likely to drop if you are in seventh or eighth place, so this is a challenge where you don't actually want to win the race.

Lightning is by far the hardest item to get, although it has the most options for gliders to increase your item drop chances. While there are fewer glider options for the other item choices, they tend to be easier to acquire overall.

When hitting a Thwomp in big mode after using a Mega Mushroom, you move so fast it seems like you just went through the object.

You'll know you hit it right and are working towards the challenge if "Thwomp" appears in the bonus point text notification area on the right side.

For Bullet Bill, make sure to wait to use the item until you are just in front of the Thwomp since you can't steer while in Bullet Bill mode.

Finally, don't forget you can only use Bowser's Shell with specific drivers, and there are no gliders to increase the chances of pulling that item (so far anyway; they may be added in a future update).

Here are the combos to use to increase your chances on pulling each item type to finish the take out 3 Thwomps Mario Kart Tour challenge:

Item Glider/Driver
Mega Mushroom Piranha Plant Parafoil
Full Flight
Bowser's Shell Bowser
Bowser Jr.
Dry Bowser
Bullet Bill Wario Wing
Waluigi Wing
Bullet Bill Parachute
Lightning Lightning Oilpaper
Glitter Glider
Cloud Glider
Rainy Balloons


Note that finishing this challenge after completing the Kadomatsu Challenge and earning a score of 5,000 or higher using a driver wearing gloves gets a bingo on the challenge card.

Which course and item did you use to destroy 3 Thwomps? Let us know in the comments, then take a look at the rest of our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

How to Get a Rocket Start 40 Points in Mario Kart Tour Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:46:43 -0500 Ty Arthur

Every last point counts when you're trying to grab that fifth star on a course or increase in the Mario Kart Tour weekly rankings. Rocket starts don't offer a huge boost, but they can be a bigger help (and help out with a revolving weekly challenge) if you know how to work them properly. Want to know how to get 40 rocket start points, or even boost all the way up to 60?

Everyone knows to tap and hold when the "2" comes up in countdown. That part is included in the tutorial. What that tutorial doesn't mention is that bonus points are up for grabs if you release your tap at specific times.

Getting 40 - 60 Points With A Rocket Start

Due to the wording of Lakitu's instructions, most players are tapping on two and then continue to hold throughout the rest of the race.

Since you get bonus points for completing a rocket start in that way, many players never bothered to try anything else.

Turns out there's a nifty secret way to get bonus points here if you release your tap at these specific times:

  • 30 Points - Keep held through the start of the race.
  • 40 Points - Release on the "1" during the countdown.
  • 60 Points - Release exactly on the "Go" during the countdown.

Keep in mind that some karts also offer bonus rocket start points and slightly increase the time frame to get 40 - 60 base points.

Take any of these karts to make the rocket start boost easier to complete and bump up your starting points in any course:

  • Koopa Dasher
  • Bullet Blaster
  • Bull's Eye Banzai
  • White Royale
  • Red Turbo Yoshi
  • Flame Flyer
  • Barrel Train
  • Quickshaw
  • Ghost Ride
  • Red B Dasher
  • Gold Train

Did you manage to get a 40 point rocket boost yet or even the mythic 60 point start? Sound off below, then take a look at the rest of our Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: What is a Kadomatsu and How to Hit 3 in a Race Thu, 02 Jan 2020 18:04:18 -0500 Ty Arthur

A new year means new challenges in the revolving set of Mario Kart Tour courses. As usual, there are a few challenges that are much harder than the rest. One rather curious entry at the bottom right of the New Year's challenges may have caught your eye  Hit A Kadomatsu With An Item 3 Times In A Single Race.

At this point, you're probably wondering: what the heck is a kadomatsu? Turns out you've probably already seen them several times but just didn't know what to look for in the very first track.

Where to Find Kadomatsu in Mario Kart Tour

Kadomatsu are the giant potted plants with the three slant cut bamboo shoots sticking straight up (see the image to the left).

These are quite plentiful in the Tokyo Blur 2 course, which is the very first race in the Mario Cup of the New Year tour.

You can specifically find two kadomatsu at the start and finish lines (one on the left side and one on the right side). You can also find one just before the Thwomp and another just after the Thwomp in the middle of the track.

That offers plenty of opportunity to take out three with any combination of items throughout the race. Just because there are several kadomatsu to find doesn't make this an easy challenge to complete, however.

There's a big catch with Tokyo Blur 2. The track only has one favored driver and it's Happi Mario, the rarest new driver available. That means you have to do this challenge without a frenzy (unless you pulled Happi Mario).

That can be a problem, because the hit does actually have to be with an item. Just running into the kadomatsu doesn't count towards the challenge, except for two notable exceptions.

If you run into a plant while you have a green shell in your inventory and have the green shell visibly sitting behind your driver, it does count as an item hit towards the challenge.

The challenge can also be completed by driving into a kadomatsu while in big mode after using a Mega Mushroom. Since the plants go by so fast, this can be the simplest way to complete the challenge without requiring any careful item aiming.

You'll know you've hit one either by firing off an item or hitting the plant after using a Mega Mushroom when a "Happy New Year" message appears in the points text box after you hit the kadomatsu the right way.

Keep in mind that your chances to pull any given item change based on your position in the race.

When in first place, you will likely have to hit the plants with green shells, since bananas aren't much use here. Red shells aren't helpful at all since they have the homing quality; they will actually bend out of the way of the kadomatsu.

If you get tired of waiting to finish this challenge organically, just use an item ticket as you are nearing the finish line in the first lap, and then fire off the green shell if you pull one.

Don't forget you can boost your chances to pull a Mega Mushroom by using the Piranha Plant Parafoil or Full Flight gliders. Otherwise, anything that increases your chances of pulling a green shell works best, like Soaring Jack, Shell Parachute, or the Parafoil.

I haven't been able to verify if lightning or the super horn works on the kadomatsu, so if you get a chance to try it out, let us know what happens!

Let us know what items you used, and be sure to also take a look at the rest of our Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Course With The Most Coins Sat, 28 Dec 2019 11:36:59 -0500 Ty Arthur

Coins may not be as directly useful as Rubies in Mario Kart Tour, but earning a steady stream is always helpful. You may also want to try to complete the Collect 30 Coins In A Single Race challenge on the bingo board to earn extra stars. Wondering which Mario Kart course has the most coins?

There are some clear winners on that front, and we're going to show you how to hit the secondary Collect 50 Coins In A Single Race Using A Driver With A Dress challenge at the same time when picking the right course.

The course that physically features the most coins lying in the road is actually separate from the course where you can earn the most coins in one try due to a special ability that only three drivers possess.

How To Earn 50 Coins Using A Driver With A Dress

No matter what driver, course, glider, or kart combo you go with, make sure to pick 50cc mode so your driver goes slower. That makes it easier to hit all the coins without missing any.

From there, you want to pick one of three drivers who features the Coin Box special ability. With this ability, you have a random chance when hitting an item box to start spitting out large numbers of coins in a short period of time. 

Here are the drivers and courses you want to use to nab 30 - 50 coins using the Coin Box ability:

Driver Favored Courses
Vacation Peach Mario Circuit 1R
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
Mario Circuit 3
Toad Circuit R
Daisy Hills T
Koopa Troopa Beach
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Mario Circuit R
Paris Promenade
Paris Promeade R/T
Hakama Mario Mario Circuit 1
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Circuit 1T
Bowser's Castle 1T
Waluigi Pinball R
Mario Circuit 3R
Tokyo Blur
Tokyo Blur R/T
Mario Circuit 2
Mario Circuit T
Party Time Pauline Waluigi Pinball
Rainbow Road R
New York Minute 2R
New York Minute 2T
New York Minute 2R/T
Rainbow Road


The easiest way to finish both challenges at once is to take Vacation Peach over to SNES Mario Circuit 3 and keep hitting item boxes until you pop out the coin box.

From there, just grab coins like crazy, and if you miss any, they will still be sitting there on the next lap if no other driver grabs them.

Because this course has an off-road segment where you move slower, its simple to grab all the coins quickly.

You might even get lucky and pull her special ability from the box more than once in the race.

If you have one of the other racers with the coin box ability besides Vacation Peach, take them to whatever favored course listed above you like most. 

OK, but what if you don't have Vacation Peach, Hakama Mario, or Party Time Pauline available? That's a highly likely scenario, since all three are super rare pulls.

In that case, you want to pick either Yoshi's Circuit or Rock Rock Mountain as they both have plenty of coins lying around and are worth trying out to get the most coins possible using any other driver.

Finally, there's one other option here that can work in any course, but will take more trial and error. On any course where you have the favored driver, its possible to pull a coin frenzy. To make this work, just keep playing a favored driver course over and over until it finally happens when you hit an item box -- you are very likely to hit more than 30 right away.

Of course the separate Coin Rush level actually has the most coins of any course, but it costs Rubies to start and doesn't count towards any challenges. While that means it won't help for the Collect 30 Coins In A Single Race challenge, don't forget to use the Coin Rush every now and again. It helps to have 3,000 coins on hand to buy rare drivers and karts as they randomly appear in the shop.

Let us know when you finally get 30 coins in a race or 50 using a driver with a dress, and leave a comment with the course and driver you used!

Be sure to also take a look at the rest of our Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour: Earn a Score of 9,000 Using a Driver With Horns Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:51:50 -0500 Ty Arthur

One of the more difficult challenges in Mario Kart Tour is how to earn a score of 9,000 or higher using a driver with horns. Unfortunately, there are only four drivers that meet the criteria. The fact that they are all rare pulls makes it even more frustrating.

Earning a score using a driver with horns is a rotating challenge. As of this week, the score is set at 9,000. However, the challenge randomly appears over different tours and can vary between 7,000 and 9,000 points in a single race.

Mario Kart Tour Drivers With Horns

Previously, there were only three drivers with horns Bowser, Bowser Jr, and Dry Bowser  but the addition of new holiday winter content has brought on a fourth driver: a Reindeer version of Yoshi wearing antlers.

Here are all of the current drivers with horns, as well as what courses give you the best shot at earning a score of 9,000 or higher by getting a frenzy:

Driver Favored Courses
Bowser Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1
Bowser's Castel 1T
Rainbow Road T
Neo Bowser City
Dry Bowser Dino Dino Jungle
Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1R
Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Shy Guy Bazaar R
DK Pass R
Neo Bowser City T
Bowser Jr Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Bowser's Castel 1R
Choco Island 2R
Kalimari Desert R/T
Neo Bowser City
Neo Bowser City T
Paris Promenade T
Yoshi (Reindeer) Yoshi Circuit
Yoshi Circuit T
Dino Dino Jungle
New York Minute 2
New York Minute 2T


The specific areas in which you will be able to earn 9,000 points using a driver with horns vary based on what you've pulled from the pipe so far.

If you pulled Reindeer Yoshi, completing this challenge is fairly simple on Yoshi Circuit using the Turbo Yoshi kart and the Parachute glider.

Otherwise, one of the easiest ways to complete this challenge is with the ever-reliable Choco Island 2R, which is filled to the brim with jump boosts.

Take Bowser Jr to Choco Island 2R using pretty much any glider and kart combo to earn a huge score.

Another solid option is to use Dry Bowser in Dino Dino Jungle with the DK Jumbo Kart and the Oilpaper Umbrella glider.

I found it harder to complete this challenge in Bowser's Castle and Neo Bowser City, but depending on your kart and glider combos, you may have an easier time of it in those locations.

Don't have any of these drivers yet? Using rubies on pipe pulls and hoping for the best may not be the best route to go. Instead, use some rubies on the coin rush level and save up a nest egg of 3,000 or more coins.

Don't spend the coins until one of the drivers you need shows up (randomly) in the store. Store offerings rotate out every 24 hours. Within a few days, you should be able to buy one of the Bowser options or the Reindeer Yoshi.

Let us know where you managed to get a score of 9,000 using a driver with horns! Be sure to also take a look at the rest of our Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Break 5 Jars Challenge Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:43:42 -0500 Ty Arthur

For a game about racing, there's sure a lot of smashing into things and throwing random objects around in Mario Kart Tour like with the fragile break 5 jars challenge.

This particular badge has been vexing players because there aren't that many jars to be found in the Paris tour, but luckily you can easily get all five in one single course once you know where to look!

How To Break 5 Jars In Mario Kart Tour

For the 5 jars badge, choose the Shy Guy Bazaar track in the Diddy Kong cup of the Paris tour.

Pick any driver, kart, and glider combo you want, because they won't affect the outcome as you don't really need to pull any particular items to make this method work.

In the marketplace section of the course where you have to pick one of three sides, do not pick the jump bar on the right side, or you will miss several jars.

After picking either the left or center paths, stay to the right at the turn immediately after the marketplace and you should plow directly into two jars. 

Take note of that jar location if you miss it, because you can then hit it on the second lap.

Next, in the large open area that turns towards the end of the track, look for three jars directly in the middle of the road. If you mini turbo boost in at the correct angle, you can hit all three in one go, effectively completing the challenge on your first lap.

Having trouble hitting the jars with your kart?

You can also destroy them with an item like the Green Shell, although the Super Horn is probably easiest since it has an area radius effect and doesn't require any type of aiming.

Need help with the rest of the Paris tour challenges? Be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks and check back soon for more:

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Take out 5 Piranha Plants Challenge Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:07:48 -0500 Ty Arthur

Getting first place isn't always the goal of any given Mario Kart Tour race, as sometimes you want to complete challenges like taking out 5 piranha plants to earn extra stars. 

This challenge can be handled in several levels by trying to use items like Green Shells or Bob-Ombs, but there's a much simpler way to ensure you earn the badge in much less time.

Want to know the secret? We are going to crash directly into multiple piranha plants at once so there's very little aiming involved!

How To Take Out 5 Piranha Plants In Mario Kart Tour

The quickest way to earn this badge is to pick Choco Island 2 in the Peach cup of the Paris tour.

Its one of the very first races, so everyone should have it unlocked already.

For the piranha plant challenge, it absolutely doesn't matter what driver, glider, or kart you choose, as you won't be flying or using any items here.

When the race starts, ignore the piranha plants clearly visible on the sides of the track -- unlike other levels you can't go off road at those sections using a mushrooms to hit them. 

After the series of small brown boost bars, avoid the main jump boost you'd normally aim for in this level and instead hit the piranha plants in the mud in the large open area at the middle of the track. 

Your driver will have two chances to hit them during the course, and with multiple plants on the left and right side of the muddy area its possible to hit more than one on each lap.

Even if you miss a few the first time, it should only take 2 - 3 races on the Choco Island 2 track to complete the challenge.

Let us know when you complete the challenge and be sure to leave a comment if you pick this badge to display on your profile!

Need help with the rest of the Paris tour challenges? Be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks and check back soon for more:

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Land 3 Hits With Bowser's Shell Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:46:25 -0500 Ty Arthur

New challenges keep landing for Mario Kart Tour, giving you opportunities to grab extra grand stars and coins galore. Looking to finally finish the land 3 hits with Bowser's Shell challenge? We've got you covered. 

This challenge can only be completed with two specific drivers, so if you don't have them yet, it's time to spend all of your rubies on pipe pulls and keep your fingers crossed. Of course, you could head to the shop and hope they appear in the random rotation.

Landing 3 Hits With Bowser's Shell in Mario Kart Tour

You can complete this challenge in absolutely any level using either Bowser or Dry Bowser.

That being said, it's easier in their favored courses since you get more items per box and are more likely to pull the special Bowser's Shell item. It is completely separate from a normal red or green shell, so keep that in mind. 

Since this is a special character-specific item, there aren't any karts or gliders that increase your chance of pulling Bowser's Shell.

Instead, this challenge comes down to random chance, pulling the item, and then hitting three drivers.

Bowser's Castle 1 and Bowser's Castle 1R are the best spots to complete this challenge since the sharp corners and short corridors mean it's more likely you will hit multiple drivers at once. Below are the favored courses for both drivers so you can quickly snag this challenge badge.

Bowser's Favored Courses:
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Bowser's Castle 1
  • Bowser's Castle 1T
  • Neo Bowser City
Dry Bowser's Favored Courses:
  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Bowser's Castle 1R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Neo Bowser City T

Where did you finally complete the 3 hits with Bowser's Shell challenge? Let us know in the comments below!

Need help with the rest of the Paris tour challenges? Be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks and check back soon for more:

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Earn a Score of 7,000 With a Driver Wearing Short Sleeves Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:57:57 -0500 Ty Arthur

In your quest for more grand stars and coins, it's time to start completing the latest wave challenges in Mario Kart Tour, such as to earn a score of 7,000 or higher using a driver wearing short sleeves.

Not entirely sure which racers fit that description or the best tracks to quickly rack up a high score? Below we list out all the short-sleeved drivers and show you exactly where you can earn an extremely high score with very little effort.

Score 7,000 Using A Driver Wearing Short Sleeves

There isn't any shortage of options for this challenge, but some tracks are easier than others.

Cheep Cheep Lagoon is one of the harder tracks to hit 7,000 (unless you get a frenzy), since it's so easy to miss the coins and get hit when the clams close.

One of the easiest methods for completing this challenge is going to Choco Island 2T if you have Baby Rosalina or Wario.

If you don't have either of those drivers, you can wrap up this challenge pretty simply using Baby Peach at Choco Island in the Peach Cup.

Even though she isn't the favored driver for that course, the huge amount of jump boost bars, high number of coins lined up in order, and tight corridors where it's easy to hit an opponent with a banana or shell make it easy to hit 7,000 once you learn the map layout.

Here's the full roster of drivers with short sleeves and their favored courses for hitting a score of 7,000 or higher:

Driver Favored Courses
Baby Peach Cheep Cheep Lagoon 
Baby Daisy Daisy Hills T 
Baby Rosalina  Choco Island 2T
Rainbow Road T 
Peach Mario Circuit 1T
Yoshi Circuit R
Luigi's Mansion R
Koopa Troopa Beach R
Koopa Troopa Beach T 
Vacation Peach Mario Circuit 1R
Mario Circuit 3
Paris Promenade
Paris Promenade R/T
Toad Circuit R
Koopa Troopa Beach
Koopa Troopa Beach T
 Daisy Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
Shy Guy Bazaar R
Daisy Hills
Daisy Hills T 
Wario Choco Island 2T
Kalimari Desert R
Kalimari Desert T 


That's all you need to know about how to earn a score of 7,000 with a driver wearing short sleeves on Mario Kart Tour

We're just getting started on our Paris tour challenge guides, so be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks and check back soon for more!

How to Get Bullet Bill in Mario Kart Tour Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:06:07 -0500 Ty Arthur

The first wave of challenges for the Mario Kart Tour Paris tour just arrived, including such feats as causing opponents to crash a total of 3 times using Bullet Bill. Not quite sure how to get Bullet Bill in Mario Kart Tour? It's a little more difficult to pull than other items, especially if you are used to getting 1st Place in every track.

Luckily, this challenge doesn't have to be done in a single match. Although, it's certainly possible to do all at once if you stay in the back. 

Using Bullet Bill In Mario Kart Tour

Much like with the Mario Kart on console, each item has a different drop rate depending on your position in the race.

You'll never get Bullet Bill while in 1st Place. For the highest chance of pulling Bullet Bill from a Mario Kart Tour item box, stay in either 7th Place or 8th Place

That's harder than you'd think due to the game's auto acceleration, lack of areas to fall off the track, and overall casual-friendly mechanics.

To stay in the back, hug the sides as often as possible without performing a mini turbo boost. Run into obstacles like pipes and goombas, and make sure to hit any bananas the other drivers drop.

Not willing to leave it so much to chance and want to speed up this process? Use any of these three gilders to increase your chances of pulling the item:

  • Bullet Bill Parachute
  • Waluigi Wing
  • Wario Wing

Unfortunately, like all the other gliders, those three are all totally randomized, so you'll have to either pull them from the pipe or save up coins and buy one from the shop.

Note that you'll also get bonus points for a higher score if you use the Bullet Bill Parachute in Yoshi Circuit R, Bowser's Castle 1, or Rainbow Road R tracks.

If you have the favored drivers for those tracks, you maximize your chances of pulling Bullet Bill and getting the highest possible score.

What track and kart did you use to get Bullet Bill? Let us know in the comments below!

We're just getting started on our Paris tour challenge guides, so be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks and check back soon for more!

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Take Out 5 Traffic Cones Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:46:11 -0400 Ty Arthur

Driving over traffic cones in a high speed race doesn't seem like it would be that difficult, but if you want to complete the take out 5 traffic cones challenge in Mario Kart Tour, you need to know where to look! 

They aren't found in every level, and tend to be hidden in side corners that are hard to see. Unlike most other obstacles, you actually get points for hitting traffic cones because it counts as an action. You won't get bounced back or slowed down like when running into a goomba or tree.

How To Take Out 5 Traffic Cones In Mario Kart Tour

This challenge is really easy to complete in one particular level.

Traffic cones used to be found in the tunnels of the Neo Bowser City tracks but have been conspicuously absent since the Halloween tour began. 

Now the best place to hit 5 Mario Kart traffic cones in a row is to head to Daisy Hills R in the Morton Cup.

It doesn't matter what driver, kart, or glider you use, as anyone can quickly hit all five in this level.

Immediately after the very first curve in the road (right after the starting line), stay to the far right and you can hit all five cones in one shot.

If you didn't line it up right since you can't actually see the cones before the turn just try again on the second lap and quickly complete this challenge.

Since hitting cones count as an action, make sure to use an item just before or after hitting a series of cones (or do something else like a slipstream or mini-turbo boost) to get a combo for extra points!

Did you complete the challenge in Daisy Hills R or did you find five traffic cones somewhere else? Sound off in the comments below!

Still looking to complete the rest of this week's challenges? 

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Mario Kart Tour Guide: Earn a Score of 7,000 Using a Driver With a Hat Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:07:14 -0400 Ty Arthur

Looking to earn more grand stars and get a bingo for extra coins in Mario Kart Tour? Your best bet is to complete as many weekly challenges as possible, like earning a score of 7,000 or higher using a driver with a hat.

If you've been around since launch you might remember this challenge showing up a few weeks back, but then it was only 6,000. They've upped the difficulty this time, but with the right driver and track combo it isn't too hard to complete.

Score 7,000+ Using A Driver With A Hat

Using a driver with a hat's favored course is basically required here, as there's not much chance of getting all the way to 7,000 if you can't pull 3 items at a time or have the opportunity to frenzy.

Of course, having the favored gliders and karts helps, too, since you'll get a starting point bonus.

If you got super lucky and pulled Halloween Rosalina from the pipe, then Choco Island 2 is one of the easiest places to complete this challenge.

It's much more likely you are going to need to do this with Baby Mario or Baby Luigi however, and it may take a few tries in their favored courses to get all the way to 7,000.

It is incredibly simple to finish this challenge with Baby Luigi in Daisy Hills T due to the constant jump boosts with coins giving you quick action combos.

Luigi's Mansion R is one of the more difficult maps to utilize here due to the layout. Unless you hit every single coin and manage to avoid all the scuttling trees, its not easy to get an extremely high point total there. 

Here's the full list of drivers with hats, and the favored courses to use so you have the best chance of completing the challenge:

Driver Favored Courses
 Baby Mario Mario Circuit 1T
Waluigi Pinball 
 Baby Luigi Luigi's Mansion R
Daisy Hills T
 Mario Mario Circuit 1
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Koopa Troopa Beach
Mario Circuit T
 Luigi Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Luigi's Mansion
Luigi's Mansion T
Ghost Valley 1 
 Diddy Kong Dino Dino Jungle R
Toad Circuit R
Rock Rock Mountain R
 Wario Choco Island 2T
Kalimari Desert R
Kalimari Desert T 
 Waluigi Waluigi Pinball
Neo Bowser City R 
 Musician Mario Yoshi Circuit R
Waluigi Pinball R
Daisy Hills
New York Minute T
New York Minute R
 Halloween Rosalina Shy Guy Bazaar
Choco Island 2
Luigi's Mansion
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1T 



Where did you manage to complete the challenge, and what driver / kart combo did you use? Sound off in the comments below!

Looking to complete the rest of this week's challenges?  Be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks

Mario Kart Tour Guide: Cause Opponents to Crash 10 Times Using a Driver Wearing a Crown Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:37:13 -0400 Ty Arthur

The second round of weekly Halloween challenges have arrived for Mario Kart Tour, and that means its time to start figuring out how to do weird things on the track -- like cause opponents to crash 10 times in a single race using a driver wearing a crown.

Thankfully this one has a wider roster of drivers to pick from than some of the other challenges, and its a good bet you've already got a racer wearing a crown in your list.

How To Get 10 Crashes With Driver Wearing A Crown

Unlike a lot of other challenges, this all has to be done in the space of a single track, so you need to plan ahead.

There are two different ways to go about this that we cover below, and here are the drivers that fit the bill for the challenge:

  • Baby Peach
  • Baby Daisy
  • Baby Rosalina
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Rosalina
  • King Boo
  • Luigi's Mansion King Boo

It is entirely possible to complete this challenge organically if you land enough Green Shells, Red Shells, and Bananas, but there's two more strategic ways to go about it if you are having trouble.

With either method, make sure to take a glider that increases your chances of pulling crash-causing items rather than a glider that bumps your chances of pulling something like a Mushroom or Coin.

Method 1

For this method, pick a level with a narrow track and sharp corners like Rainbow Road (which is Rosalina's favored course) or Bowser's Castle if you don't have Rosalina.

With this method, don't begin with a rocket start. You want to stay behind all the other cars to increase your chances of getting a good item (like Mega Mushroom, Bullet Bill, or Lightning).

Keep hitting items from the back, then when you luck out and pull a Lightning or Bullet Bill, aim to hit everyone on the course at once. 

Method 2

For the second way to go complete this challenge quickly, take a driver with a crown's favored course so you get three items at once. Try to pick a course with long, open track sections.

Keep hitting item boxes until you get a frenzy, at which point you are extremely likely to get all 10 crashes at once so long as you stay close to the other drivers.

Using Baby Daisy on Daisy Hills T in the Baby Luigi Cup is a great option here, especially since it's part of this week's ranked matches and will help you move up the tiers.

Note that this method may take several tries since you aren't guaranteed to frenzy every race, and you might get a lame frenzy that doesn't help -- like coins or the bubble.

Looking to complete the rest of this week's challenges?  Be sure to bookmark our other Mario Kart Tour tips and tricks

Mario Kart Tour Error 805 Explained Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:35:00 -0400 Ty Arthur

With hundreds of different devices across the Android and iOS platforms, it's probably not too surprising that major mobile games have their fair share of error codes and connection issues. Looking for Mario Kart Tour Error 805 support? We've scoured reports of this issue across the web to come up with a handful of possible solutions to the problem!

What Is Error Code 805 In Mario Kart Tour?

When experiencing the MKT error code 805 crashing and freezing, you may get any of these error codes on your screen:

  • 805-9056
  • 805-1415
  • 805-0001

It appears these are all connected to issues with your Nintendo account or with update files not installing properly.

At the moment, making a whole new Nintendo account and logging in with the secondary account seems to be the most sure-fire way to make this work. That's an annoying fix if you want to use the same account for all games, but it has the highest success rate at the moment.

If you don't want to go that route, try restarting your phone or tablet and wait 10 minutes to reconnect. If the error code persists, uninstall and reinstall the app, as the latest update probably didn't download correctly.

That means you will have to go through the full installation and extra file download again, but you shouldn't lose your progress since your data (like karts earned or cups unlocked) is linked directly to your Nintendo account.

A handful of players have stated it worked better if they downloaded the app through mobile data rather than through WiFi, indicating this error may be an issue with your router's firewall preventing all game data from being downloaded properly.

Finally, if none of those steps work, its time to hit up Nintendo support and submit a ticket for more individualized help over here.