Updated with new Gliders from the Tokyo Tour!

Our Mario Kart Tour Gliders Tier List will help you select the best gliders in Mario Kart Tour. We’ve also put together separate lists of the best Drivers and Karts to help you create your dream setup.

If you’re looking for more Mario Kart Tour content, please check out everything else we’ve written below:

A Note on Bonuses:

Each Glider has its own set of Favoured Courses that provide you with up to a 3x combo bonus and combo-time boost. Our Gliders tier list doesn’t take these courses into account, so it might well be that, for the purposes of a certain course, a D tier Glider is the best option for those looking to maximise their points.

Gliders:

A Tier:

New! – Cloud Glider

The Cloud Glider is one of our favourite new Gliders in Mario Kart Tour. It provides you with the Lightning Plus Special Skill and a massive seven triple combo bonus Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Lightning PlusFurther increases your chances of getting Lightning. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Choco Island 2R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Toad Circuit T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

New! – Wario Wing

Wario might be a disappointing new Driver but the Wario Wing Glider is top tier. Any Glider that gives you a higher chance of getting the Bullet Bill Plus is fine by us.

Special SkillDescription
Bullet Bill PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Neo Bowser City T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Kalimari Desert R
  • New York Minute R
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

New! – Lightning Oilpaper

The Lightning Oilpaper is the first Glider to get the Lightning Plus Special Skill. It also features a whopping five Favoured Courses that you can get a triple combo bonus on.

Special SkillDescription
Lightning PlusFurther increases your chances of getting Lightning. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Kalimari Desert
  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Rainbow Road T
  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

New! – Oilpaper Umbrella

The Oilpaper Umbrella is one of the best new Gliders to arrive as part of the Tokyo Tour. That’s thanks to the Red Shell Plus, which is always a welcome Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Red Shell PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Red Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Mario Circuit R
  • Rainbow Road

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Mario Circuit
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Tokyo Blur R
  • Tokyo Blur T

Bullet Bill Parachute

The Bullet Bill Parachute is up there as one of our favourite Gliders in Mario Kart Tour, and that’s thanks to its awesome Special Skill: Bullet Bill Plus. This increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill as an item and gives you more points for using one.

Special SkillDescription
Bullet Bill PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Yoshi Circuit R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • New York Minute R

Fare Flier

The Fare Flier is another solid Glider, providing you with a higher chance of getting the Super Horn Plus. That will help you protect a lead and battle among the pack. The Super Horn features in several Challenges at the moment as well, so it will help you complete them.

Special SkillDescription
Super Horn PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a Super Horn. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute
  • New York Minute T
  • New York Minute R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Toad Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • New York Minute R/T

Peach Parasol

The Peach Parasol is the only Glider lower than a pink to feature in our A tier – and for good reason. Using this glider, you’ll have a higher chance of getting a Red Shell, which will help you maintain or create a lead for yourself.

Special SkillDescription
Red Shell PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Red Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute T

B Tier:

New! – Purple Oilpaper Umbrella

The Purple Oilpaper Umbrella is a solid new Glider that arrived as part of the Tokyo Tour.

Special SkillDescription
Mushroom PlusIncreases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Tokyo Blur T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Mario Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Toad Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Tokyo Blur R

New! – BBIA Parafoil

The BBIA Parafoil has a decent four Favoured Courses providing a triple combo bonus and features the Banana Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Banana PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Banana. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Mario Circuit T
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

New! – Paper Glider

The Paper Glider is a decent new Glider that you can get fairly easily in the Tokyo Tour.

Special SkillDescription
Green Shell PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills T
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Mario Circuit 2R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Choco Island 2
  • Choco Island 2T

Super Glider

The Super Glider is the default Glider, but that doesn’t stop it sitting Pretty in our B tier. It gives you a higher chance of getting a Mushroom, which is useful no matter the position you’re in in your current race.

Special SkillDescription
Mushroom PlusIncreases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Mario Circuit 1

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1T

Shell Parachute

Green Shells aren’t as reliable as Red Shells due to their lack of homing ability, but they’re still a solid item that, in the right hands, can prove a defensive or offensive powerhouse.

Special SkillDescription
Green Shell PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Parafoil

The Parafoil is a like-for-like with the Shell Parachute just with different Favoured Courses and a lower combo time bonus.

Special SkillDescription
Green Shell PlusIncreases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Toad Circuit T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Mario Circuit 1R

C Tier:

New! – Full Flight

Full Flight is a brand new Glider to arrive as part of the Tokyo Tour, and it provides you with a higher chance of getting a Mega Mushroom.

Special SkillDescription
Mega Mushroom PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a Mega Mushroom. Using one gets you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Points x3:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Tokyo Blur R
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

Favoured Courses – Combo Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Tokyo Blur T

Swooper:

The Swooper is a terrific Glider from a cosmetic perspective and, if you’re good at using Bob-ombs, it’s a decent Glider in terms of use too. From our perspective though, Bob-ombs are for masters only, as they’re prone to backfiring if you’re not careful.

Special SkillDescription
Bob-omb PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a Bob-omb. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Rock Rock Mountain T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • New York Minute R

Bob-omb Parafoil:

The Bob-omb Parafoil is a lesser version of the Swooper, with a lower combo time bonus and different Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Bob-omb PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Bob-omb. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • New York Minute

Flower Glider

The Flower Glider is for the Banana fanatics amongst you. While the item is decent at helping you protect a lead, it can backfire if you throw it ahead of you or no one hits it during the first lap. That’s why the Flower Glider sits in the C tier on our list.

Special SkillDescription
Banana PlusFurther increases your chances of getting a Banana. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • New York Minute R/T

D Tier:

New! – Droplet Glider

The Droplet Glider is a brand new Glider that’s a bit of a disappointment, thanks to its Blooper Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Blooper PlusIncreases your chances of getting a Blooper. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Choco Island 2
  • Choco Island 2T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Kalimari Desert
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Choco Island 2R

Gold Glider:

The Gold Glider is harmless fare, featuring the Coin Plus Special Skill. We’ve placed this in our D tier because it’s not particularly useful. We’d only recommend using it on its Favoured Courses when you have nothing else available or if you’re trying to farm coins. It’s top-tier in that category.

Special SkillDescription
Coin PlusGreatly increases your chances of getting a coin. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 1T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute

Parachute:

The Parachute isn’t a particularly bad Glider – in fact, we don’t think there is a bad Glider in Mario Kart Tour. We’re just not huge fans of the Blooper. If Mario Kart Tour had genuine online multiplayer we’d probably place this higher, but seeing as you’re playing against AI the Blooper’s ability is suspect.

Special SkillDescription
Blooper PlusIncreases your chances of getting a Blooper. Using one will get you more points.

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Yoshi Circuit

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
  • New York Minute R