Mario Kart Tour Winter Tour Challenges List will help you smash through the new series of challenges so you can get all of the gifts in this festive Tour. We’ll list every single challenge and provide tips on how to beat them, which should help you immensely.

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Mario Kart Tour Winter Tour Challenges List

Tour Challenges 1

  • Get a Fantastic combo a total of 5 times: This can be performed over numerous races. A Fantastic combo starts at x9. You can make your life easier by playing with a glider on its favoured course, which extends the timer for creating combos.
  • Land 10 hits with Bananas: This can be performed over numerous races. We recommend using Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Morton, or Waluigi (Bus Driver) and a glider with the Banana Plus Special Skill to make this easier.
  • Use 30 Mushrooms: This can be performed over numerous races. Use Toad or Toadette and a glider with the Mushroom Plus Special Skill to speed this up.
  • Cause opponents to crash using a Mega Mushroom: Use a glider with the Mega Mushroom Plus Special Skill. We’ve also found that using an Item Ticket right at the beginning of the course often provides you with a Mega Mushroom. Make sure you use a driver on their favoured course to increase your chances.
  • Earn a score of 9,000 or higher using a driver with horns: Use one of the following drivers on their favoured course and aim for first to increase your chances of getting maximum points:
    • Bowser
    • Bowser Jr.
    • Dry Bowser
  • Do 3 Slipstream boosts in a single race: Play on 50cc, get a Slipstream boost, then drop back by driving into the side of the race, get another. Rinse and repeat to make this challenge a lot easier.
  • Earn a score of 7,000 or higher using a driver wearing a shell: Play as one of the following drivers on their favoured course:
    • Koopa Troopa
    • Dry Bones
    • Iggy
    • Larry
    • Lemmy
    • Ludwig
    • Morton
    • Roy
    • Wendy
    • Bowser
    • Lakitu
    • Bowser Jr.
    • Red Koopa (Freerunning)
    • Dry Bowser
  • Get a combo count of x30 or higher: This shouldn’t be too difficult while using a glider on its favoured course. We recommend a trick course (you’ll know them as they have a T on the end of the course name) as it’s really easy to build huge combos on them.
  • Cause opponents to crash 3 times while gliding: Red Shells, Yoshi or Birdo’s Egg, Bowser’s Shell, and similar items will make short work of this challenge. Use them while gliding.

Tour Challenges 2

Tour Challenges 2 will arrive during the second week of the Tour and we’ll update this guide when they do.

Gold Challenges

  • Get 1st place in a 200cc or higher race: Just play in 200cc until this challenge is complete. You’ll win eventually.
  • Do 50 Jump Boosts: Can be performed over numerous races. We recommend playing the Do Jump Boosts challenge on certain courses to make short work of this one.
  • Do 20 Ultra Mini-Turbo boosts: Can be performed over numerous races. To pull off an Ultra Mini-Turbo boost, use manual drift and drift until you see purple sparks. Let go to pull off an Ultra Mini-Turbo boost.
  • Break 5 jars: You’ll find jars on Shy Guy Bazaar. One or two races on this course should have this challenge complete – provided you break the jars.
  • Earn a score of 10,000 or higher using a driver wearing a tie: Use one of the following drivers on their favoured course, aiming to get a Frenzy and finish first for maximum points:
    • Donkey Kong
    • Mario (Musician)
    • Waluigi (Bus Driver)
  • Take out 10 snowpeople: DK Pass is full of snowpeople. To take them out, simply drive into them or use a throwable item on them. Easy.
  • Land 5 hits with Bob-ombs in a single race using a driver with a mustache: Use one of the following characters on their favoured courses with a glider with the Bob-omb Plus Special Skill:
    • Mario
    • Luigi
    • Waluigi
    • Wario
    • Mario (Musician)
    • Mario (Hakama)
    • Mario (Santa)
    • Waluigi (Bus Driver)
    • Metal Mario
  • Take out 3 pipes in a single race: Pipes can be found on Mario Circuit courses. To take them out, use a Mega Mushroom and drive into them or use Bowser’s Shell.
  • Earn a score of 10,000 or higher on 5 courses: This shouldn’t be particularly challenging. Always use drivers on their favoured courses, maximise your combos by picking up every coin, jumping on stuff, and using dash panels, and aim for Frenzys.