Updated with new Karts from the Paris Tour!

Our Mario Kart Tour Karts Tier List will help you decide which driver, kart, and glider combo to use for each race. While, generally, each kart excels in different situations and races, there are a few that we consider to be above the others. Let’s take a look at them.

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

A Quick Note on Kart Bonuses:

Before we move onto our favourite Karts in Mario Kart Tour, we just want to quickly touch on Kart bonuses. Certain Karts provide you with a points bonus on select tracks, ranging from a lowly normal bonus to double points.

Our favourite Karts list doesn’t take this into account. It might be that using a Kart with a bonus will be a better choice in the race ahead – particularly if points are the biggest priority for you.

Karts:

A Tier:

New! – Carrot Kart

The Carrot Kart is this Tour’s best Kart, both in term of visuals and performance. The Mini-Turbo Plus Special Skill is by far the best in the game and you’re driving a carrot for crying out loud. What more do you want?

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Paris Promenade R
  • Paris Promenade T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Mario Circuit 3R
  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Paris Promenade

Dark Clown

The Dark Clown is a like-for-like with the Koopa Clown, featuring the same Special Skill but different Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Waluigi Pinball

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Waluigi Pinball R
  • Waluigi Pinball T
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Neo Bowser City
  • Neo Bowser City R

Warship

The Warship is one of the best new Karts in Mario Kart Tour. It arrived as part of the Halloween Tour, and features our favourite Mini-Turbo Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Ghost Valley 1R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Ghost Valley 1

Koopa Clown

The Koopa Clown, much like its usual rider Bowser Jr., is one of the best in its class. We’re huge fans of Mini-Turbo Plus, and the Special Skill is present here. The only downside is its disappointing number of bonus tracks that provide double the score.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Rainbow Road R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Neo Bowser City T

Landship

The Landship is one of our favourite new Karts in the Tokyo Tour, thanks to its awesome Mini-Turbo Plus Special Skill and three tracks you’ll earn double points on.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Kalimari Desert T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Neo Bowser City R

Blue Badwagon:

The Blue Badwagon is our joint favourite Kart in Mario Kart Tour, and it’s easy to see why. Those that opt for the best control scheme – Drift mode – can trigger its Special Skill, Mini-Turbo Plus, often, showering you with bonus points.

Not only that, but boost its level by pulling loads of them from the pipe and you’ll boost the points you earn while using it further. It’s an absolute points machine that’s second to none, and it’s a stylish Kart to boot.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Paris Promenade T
  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Ghost Valley 1
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Daisy Hills
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • New York Minute R/T

Badwagon:

The Badwagon is identical in stats to the Blue Badwagon, but has more Favoured Courses with a double points bonus, so may well end up being your personal favourite.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Kalimari Desert
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

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

Gold Blooper:

The Gold Blooper is right up there with the Badwagons as our favourite Kart in Mario Kart Tour, but just narrowly misses out on being our favourite due to its slightly lower bonus points reward for levelling it up. It’s such a slight difference that it’s barely noticeable though, so don’t despair.

It has a lot of double point bonus tracks too, so might end up being the best option on certain tracks.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • New York Minute R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Rainbow Road
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Koopa Trooper Beach R
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Super Blooper:

The Super Blooper is identical to the Gold Blooper, just with different Favoured Courses. Switch between the two to get the Favoured Course bonus.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Choco Island 2
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Toad Circuit
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R

Soda Jet:

The Soda Jet is a cute little Kart that sits behind the Badwagons and alongside the Bloopers as our second favourite Kart option in Mario Kart Tour. Select it ahead of the others on its Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Mini-Turbo PlusGreatly increases Mini-Turbo boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Tokyo Blur
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • New York Minute

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Tokyo Blur T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R

B Tier:

New! – Macharon

The Macharon is a decadent Kart that features the decent Jump Boost Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Paris Promenade
  • Paris Promenade R/T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Paris Promenade T

Chrome DK Jumbo

The Chrome DK Jumbo is Donkey Kong’s fancy new ride, featuring the Jump Boost Plus.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Tokyo Blur R/T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Paris Promenade R
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Tokyo Blur R
  • Tokyo Blur T
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R

DK Jumbo

Donkey Kong got himself a nice new ride with the Tokyo Tour, and it sits pretty in our B Tier thanks to the awesome Jump Boost Plus.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Choco Island 2R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Choco Island 2T

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 is a lovely looking vehicle that will increase your Jump Boost and points earned for performing one.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Three Items:

  • Rainbow Road
  • Tokyo Blur T

Favoured Courses – Two Items:

  • Paris Promenade R/T
  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Neo Bowser City R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Tokyo Blur R/T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon

Cheep Charger

The Cheep Charger is a great new Kart that provides you with the Jump Boost Plus Special Skill, as well as three Favoured Courses that you’ll get double bonus points for.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Choco Island 2R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Choco Island 2

Yellow Taxi:

The Yellow Taxi drops to B Tier due to its Special Skill, the Jump Boost Plus, not proving quite as constantly reliable as Mini-Turbo Plus due to you having to rely on their being a jump boost present. However, it’s the second best Special Skill option for good reason, as Jump Boosts prove the second most reliable speed boost behind the Mini Turbo.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • New York Minute
  • New York Minute T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Mario Circuit R
  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • New York Minute R
  • New York Minute R/T

Turbo Yoshi:

Turbo Yoshi provides less bonus points when levelled up but will prove the best option on its Favoured Courses over the Yellow Taxi.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Toad Circuit R
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Daisy Hills
  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Dino Dino Jungle R

Mushmellow:

The Mushmellow is the easiest of our B tier options to unlock, and is the only silver Kart to sit higher than a C tier, so it might well end up being your favourite option for much of the game. That’s fine, as the Mushmellow is a solid Kart, with a terrific Special Skill and only slightly less Bonus Points than its B tier competitors.

Special SkillDescription
Jump Boost PlusGreatly increases Jump Boost boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Daisy Hills
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R

C Tier:

New! – Streamliner

The Streamliner is Toad (Pit Crew)’s signature Kart and it’s a looker. Its Special Skill, Slipstream Plus, is pretty disappointing though.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Mario Circuit 3T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3R
  • Paris Promenade

New! – Pink Mushmellow

The Pink Mushmellow gives Toadette her own pink variant of the Mushmellow, and it’s a nice-looking Kart. It’s got the Dash Panel Plus Special Skill though, which isn’t quite as reliable as the others.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 3R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Paris Promenade R/T

Trickster

Trickster wins our top award for best looking Kart in Mario Kart Tour. Unfortunately, it’s got that slightly crummy Dash Panel Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Choco Island 2R
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Ghost Valley 1
  • Ghost Valley 1R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Ghost Valley 1T

Queen Bee

The Queen Bee is a like-for-like with the Bumble V, which also launched as part of the Halloween Tour. We have no idea why they made the two of them, when they’re virtually recognisable.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Paris Promenade R/T
  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Ghost Valley 1T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Ghost Valley 1
  • Ghost Valley 1R

Bumble V

Bumble V is a brand new kart that was introduced in the Halloween Tour.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Waluigi Pinball T
  • Daisy Hills

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Dino Dino Jungle T

Poltergust 4000

The Poltergust 4000 is one of our favourite looking new karts, but the Slipstream Plus Special Skill is a little disappointing.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Ghost Valley 1

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Ghost Valley 1R
  • Waluigi Pinball

Pipe Buggy

The Pipe Buggy is a nice looking kart that rides like a dream on all terrain.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Waluigi Pinball R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Waluigi Pinball T

Black Circuit

The Black Circuit is one of the new vehicles in Mario Kart Tour’s Tokyo Tour, and features the Slipstream Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Waluigi Pinball R
  • Neo Bowser City
  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Rainbow Road R
  • Yoshi Circuit

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

Circuit Special

Circuit Special features the Slipstream Plus and a whopping six Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Waluigi Pinball T
  • Mario Circuit
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Mario Circuit 2T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Waluigi Pinball R
  • Mario Circuit R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Tokyo Blur R

Kabuki Dasher

The Kabuki Dasher looks nice and features six different Favoured Courses with double points, but the Dash Panel Plus Special Skill lets it down.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Mario Circuit R
  • Rainbow Road
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3R
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Tokyo Blur R
  • Tokyo Blur T

Royale

The Royale is a solid option on its Favoured Courses, but you’ll get less out of Slipstream Plus than many of the other Special Skills.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Three Items:

  • Mario Circuit R
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Choco Island 2

Favoured Courses – Two Items:

  • Paris Promenade T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Daisy Hills
  • Daisy Hills R

Biddybuggy

The Biddybuggy is a relatively easy new kart to obtain, that provides the Special Skill Slipstream Plus, which increases boost time and points earned for performing one.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Three Items:

  • Choco Island 2
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T

Favoured Courses – Two Items:

  • Toad Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Choco Island 2T
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Blue Biddybuggy

The Blue Biddybuggy is a like-for-like with the Biddybuggy, just with different Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Three Items:

  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Mario Circuit 2R

Favoured Courses – Two Items:

  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Toad Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Mario Circuit 2T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Choco Island 2R
  • Tokyo Blur
  • Tokyo Blur T

Black B Dasher:

The B Dashers are our least favourite pink karts thanks to the lacklustre Dash Panel Plus, which is one of the least reliable bonus point sources. There are far more opportunities to perform a Jump Boost or Mini-Turbo in Mario Kart Tour, so karts that provide a bonus for either of them naturally sit higher on our tier list. Still, on its Favoured Courses you might as well go with the B Dasher.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • New York Minute R
  • New York Minute R/T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute T

B Dasher:

The B Dasher is identical to its black counterpart, just with different Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit
  • Daisy Hills
  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • New York Minute R
  • New York Minute R/T

Daytripper:

The Daytripper is, for our money, a nicer vehicle to ride than the B Dashers, with a very reliable drift and solid speed. It suffers from the same disappointing Special Skill though, so sits in C tier alongside them.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Daisy Hills
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Paris Promenade T
  • Mario Circuit
  • Rainbow Road
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • New York Minute

Birthday Girl:

The Birthday Girl is like a silver version of the Daytripper, though with lesser handling. We’d only recommend using it on its Favoured Courses if you have no alternatives.

Special SkillDescription
Dash Panel PlusGreatly increases Dash Panel boost time and points earned for using one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Choco Island 2T
  • Daisy Hills R
  • Toad Circuit T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit R
  • Daisy Hills
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Yoshi Circuit T

Mach 8:

The Mach 8 is a decent kart, with a solid number of Favoured Courses and decent handling and speed. It’s Special Skill is also handy for those of you that like to race among the pack, picking up a regular slipstream speed bonus. We don’t find it as reliable as the Jump Boost and Mini-Turbo though, so relegated it to C tier.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Yoshi Circuit T

Pipe Frame:

The Pipe Frame is the default kart in Mario Kart Tour, and it’s a reliable vehicle. It’s very good for beginners, with balanced stats that can help you remain competitive. Sadly, its Special Skill lets it down though.

Special SkillDescription
Slipstream PlusFurther increases Slipstream boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Mario Circuit 1R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 2
  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1

D Tier:

New! – Gold Train

The Gold Train is this Tour’s most disappointing kart. It’s difficult to get, given that it’s a High-end, but it’s rubbish to use thanks to the poor Rocket Start Plus Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Choco Island 2
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Paris Promenade

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Waluigi Pinball
  • Waluigi Pinball R
  • Paris Promenade R
  • Paris Promenade R/T

New! – White Royale

The White Royale is a nice-looking vehicle but the Rocket Start Plus isn’t so nice. It’s good for getting an early advantage during a race but won’t provide you with any further bonus points.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Paris Promenade R
  • Rock Rock Mountain

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Paris Promenade
  • Paris Promenade R/T

Ghost Ride

Ghost Ride wins our award for the worst new Kart in Mario Kart Tour. It might look great – though not as great as the Trickster – but the Rocket Start Plus Special Skill still sucks.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Neo Bowser City
  • Neo Bowser City T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Paris Promenade
  • Paris Promenade R
  • Paris Promenade T
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Luigi’s Mansion T
  • Ghost Valley 1
  • Ghost Valley 1T

Quickshaw

The Quickshaw is one of the Tokyo Tour’s biggest disappointments. The Rocket Start Plus really is an abysmal Special Skill, only having the ability to provide bonus points once per race.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Paris Promenade R
  • Mario Circuit 3R
  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Toad Circuit
  • Mario Circuit T
  • Choco Island 2T
  • Tokyo Blur

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Luigi’s Mansion R
  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Circuit R
  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Tokyo Blur R
  • Tokyo Blur T
  • Tokyo Blur R/T

Barrel Train:

All of the karts in our D tier suffer from the same problem: the worst Special Skill in Mario Kart Tour. Rocket Start Plus only provides you with a points bonus once per game, and that’s only if you manage to pull off a Rocket Start in the first place. It pales in comparison to literally any of the other Special Skills.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Dino Dino Jungle R

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Kalimari Desert R
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R
  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • New York Minute

Bull’s-Eye Banzai:

Bull’s-Eye Banzai shares the same problem with the Barrel Train and every other D tier kart in its lacklustre Special Skill.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • New York Minute T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Rainbow Road
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R

Bullet Blaster:

The Bullet Blaster is identical to Bull’s-Eye Banzai, just with different Favoured Courses.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Bowser’s Castle 1

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Neo Bowser City
  • Kalimari Desert
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Bowser’s Castle 1R

Koopa Dasher:

The only reason you’d use the Koopa Dasher, aside from for cosmetic reasons, is if it was your only option to get maximum points on Koopa Troopa Beach.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases your Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Choco Island 2R
  • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Flame Flyer:

The Flame Flyer is an awesome looking vehicle that suffers from the worst Special Skill in Mario Kart Tour. Use it on its Favoured Courses if you don’t have better.

Special SkillDescription
Rocket Start PlusFurther increases Rocket Start boost time and points earned for performing one.

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x2:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T

Favoured Courses – Bonus Points x1.5:

  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • New York Minute T
  • New York Minute R
  • New York Minute R/T