Mario Kart Tour has become a real phenomenon in a few days. The most famous racing game in the world has landed on Android and iOS phones, and in what way! It has all the characters, items and circuits known to all fans of the Mario Kart series .
Despite having enough familiar elements, the game brings with it some important differences in relation to the older versions. If you’re used to playing this franchise, that may catch you off guard. For that reason, we share 11 important tips to win on the Mario Kart Tour !
1. Learn the basic mechanics and controls
Mario Kart Tour has some big differences that will surprise fans of the franchise. Regarding the controls, you don’t need to press any button to accelerate. Just slide your finger sideways to turn. As for the use of items, you only have to press the object on the screen.
In the settings menu you can edit the controls so that, when you slide your finger, the car slides in the curves instead of just turning. Whoever plays Mario Kart knows that drifting is a very important part of the gameplay.
Tours and Cups
The races are held in Tours, each with its own Cup, something very common in the saga. Each Tour lasts about 2 weeks, so you must get all the Cups within that time or you will lose the opportunity.
By completing challenges and races, you will collect stars that will be used to unlock new Cups . The unlocked content will depend on the character, car or glider you are using.
2. Log in daily
Just like in many other cell phone games, on Mario Kart Tour you will also receive daily rewards, as long as you access the game every day. The more consecutive times you connect, the better those awards will be.
In addition to receiving other types of rewards, you will receive coins and rubies that you can use to unlock content. It is obvious that you are going to want as much as possible, so don’t miss the opportunity! After all, the elements of this game are not easy to unlock without spending real money, so every free coin counts.
3. Remember that you cannot fall here!
One of the most important differences compared to other Mario Karts is that, in the mobile version, you won’t be able to fall off the track! Whenever you are about to leave the circuit, you will find an invisible wall. So you can rest easy, because here you will not have any of those unfortunate falls.
However, avoid heading towards the edge of the circuits since you will lose speed when touching the invisible wall. It does not punish much in speed, but you will notice the difference and it is very likely that you will be passed every time you crash.
4. Disable the “Automatic Objects” function
Unlike the older versions, if you have an item on Mario Kart Tour , it will launch automatically if you break another item box. That’s a mechanic that can catch you by surprise and frustrate older players. For many, it is best to be able to break the item box and wait for the perfect moment to use the item.
Fortunately, in the settings options you can disable the “Automatic Objects” function. That way, whenever you break an item box, you can rest assured that it won’t trigger on its own when you go through another box.
5. Slide your finger up whenever you’re in the air
This is a familiar mechanic for Mario Kart fans . Whenever you are in the air after jumping down a ramp, precipice, etc., slide your finger upwards so that your character executes a maneuver . That will make you get a little turbo as soon as you hit the ground.
Pay attention to the moments when you can use this mechanic. You can take advantage of it even in the smallest jumps on the track. Getting used to doing maneuvers in the air will help you have that speed boost that you will often need. Don’t despise him!
6. Run to the end regardless of your position
Never do the famous rage quit on Mario Kart Tour . The game is quite generous in terms of score, so even if you finish last, you will be rewarded . In addition to that, depending on the situation you can earn 5 stars even if you have been in second place.
The star reward rules are a bit confusing at the moment, but don’t give up hope of being rewarded. Always try to finish the races, finish first, finish second or finish last. There are prizes for everyone!
7. Choose the character according to the circuit
Regular Mario Kart players know that each character has unique characteristics in terms of speed, weight and acceleration. For this reason, it is normal for each player to have a favorite character in mind. However, if you want to play with advantage in each circuit, choose the character according to the track .
This is because, depending on the circuit, each character has specific advantages. Many times he is called the owner of the track. For example: if you choose Toadette when playing in Toad Circuit, you will receive 3 items whenever you go through an item box.
Combining the car with the character and circuit will also give you a scoring bonus. If along with all this you also combine the glider, you will receive a greater bonus at the time of making combos. And what are combos? We’ll tell you then.
8. Make combos with your actions
Any action that gives points in Mario Kart can be accumulated with others to form combos. This will make the total score of the maneuver much higher, in addition to obtaining a speed bonus.
To give an example: if you jump to do a maneuver to gain speed and, right after landing, you hit an opponent with an item, you will have an extra speed thanks to the combo!
9. Drift on all corners
In Mario Kart you can also receive a good turbo if you complete a skid. To do that, just slide your finger on the screen and keep pressing until a blue fire comes out of the wheels. The longer you are skidding and the more seconds pass with the blue fire, the higher the turbo.
Another very useful tip is to use the skids in combo with other orange turbos on the stage. Stop skidding just before going through the orange areas to receive more points and therefore gain more speed.
10. Don’t be afraid to interact with the map
In Mario Kart Tour there are different secret ways to get speed. Generally, if something catches your attention on the map, it is very likely that you can interact in some beneficial way. For this reason, we recommend that you use some races as practice to discover new points in which to gain speed.
An example that illustrates well what we recommend is the dinosaur and the geysers of Dino Dino Jungle. Common sense will tell you to stay away, but when it comes down to it, they will give you other ways to win turbos. If you use a glider and look at the dinosaur, you will have a turbo. With geysers, just hover over the water jets!
11. Take advantage of the two free weeks of the Golden Pass!
We have a very simple tip for you, in case you don’t want to buy the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass : for two weeks, you can play for free with that pass! To do that, select the option to buy the Golden Pass and “buy it”. The game will inform you of the actual date on which you will be charged.
If you do not want to continue with the pass or do not want to be charged, you only have to cancel before that date ! This Golden Pass will help you win more prizes, so do not waste time and squeeze the two weeks to the maximum.