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Rule the Road in Mario Kart Tour

Go from worst to first with these tips.

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It happens every time: You drift around a corner, zip past a rival, and step on the gas as you cruise to the checkered flag…only to wipe out on a banana peel. Or crash into another kart. Or get whacked by a shell. (The worst!)

But with a little know-how, even the unluckiest racer can master Mario Kart Tour. Follow these tips to become king of the karts.

Consider the Chemistry

Mario Kart Tour takes players around the world, with courses set in modern metropolises, like New York, Tokyo, and Paris. And pairing the right racer, kart, and glider with the right course can make all the difference.

Choosing a character that’s compatible with a course—Yoshi for Rock Rock Mountain, for instance—grants an extra item slot, while driving an optimal kart or glider will give your score a boost and extend your combo time, respectively. Even cooler: Fill all three slots with the same item and you’ll trigger Frenzy mode, which makes you invincible and temporarily lets you reuse the item as often as you want. Mushroom mania!

Know Your Items

Item Boxes aren’t optional: If you want to succeed in Mario Kart Tour, grab as many items as you can—and be sure you know exactly how to use the goody you pick up.

For example, instead of just randomly dropping a banana, think about where opponents are likely to drive—say, in front of Dash Panel or Item Boxes. 

Also key: knowing whether to throw an item in front of or behind your kart. Did you just pick up a green or red shell while you’re in the lead? Swipe backward to toss it over your shoulder!

    Mario Kart Tour

    Race around the world!

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