Now that you've downloaded Mario Kart Tour and have played a few rounds, the competitive racing can really begin. In order to get ahead of your fellow racers, you're going to want to take advantage of the best gear for each course. Mario Kart Tour assigns different perks to each kart, driver, and glider. For instance, each glider has a special skill, which typically results in a specific item showing up more often as you race. Additionally, gliders provide bonus points on specific courses. You'll want to take advantage of this system and mix and match your glider, driver, and kart if you want to get better global scores.

Undoubtedly, Nintendo will be adding more gliders to this list as time goes on. We'll update it regularly to keep up. Here's our complete list of every glider in Mario Kart Tour along with its special skill and the list of tracks that it can receive bonus points on.

More: Everything we know about Mario Kart Tour

The Gliders

Normal - High likelihood of acquiring.

Super - Harder to acquire.

High-End - Super hard to acquire.


Normal Gliders

Super Glider

A racecar red glider that can help give you a boost.

Super GliderSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Mushroom Plus - Increases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Mario Circuit 1
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Daisy Hills R
    • Koopa Troopa Beach R
    • Koopa Troopa Beach T
    • Mario Circuit R
    • Ghost Valley 1
    • Toad Circuit
    • Toad Circuit T
    • Yoshi Circuit T
    • Mario Circuit 1T
    • Mario Circuit 2R

Parachute

A simple parachute with plenty of color.

ParachuteSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Blooper Plus - Increases your chances of getting a Blooper. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Rock Rock Mountain R
    • Yoshi Circuit
  • Bonus points x 2

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

Parafoil

This glider adds some color to your racing gear.

ParafoilSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Green Shell - Increases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Toad Circuit T
    • Rock Rock Mountain
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Daisy Hills
    • Daisy Hills R
    • Koopa Troopa Beach
    • Koopa Troopa Beach T
    • Rock Rock Mountain T
    • Mario Circuit 1R
    • Mario Circuit 2T

Paper Glider

A light flyer that can help you shell shock the competition.

Paper GliderSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Green Shell Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Daisy Hills T
    • Mario Circuit 2
    • Mario Circuit 2R
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Mario Circuit 1
    • Yoshi Circuit
    • Choco Island 2
    • Choco Island 2T
    • Luigi's Mansion R
    • Luigi's Mansion T
    • Waluigi Pinball R
    • Mario Circuit 2T
    • Ghost Valley 1T

Droplet Glider

A sweet glider that helps you get a drop on your fellow racers.

Droplet GliderSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Blooper Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Blooper. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Choco Island 2
    • Choco Island 2T
  • Bonus points x 2

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

BBIA Parafoil

Sweet swag from Boomerang Bros. International Airlines.

BBIA Parafoil Rarity: NormalSource: iMore

Special Skill: Banana Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Banana. Using one will get you more points

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Mario Circuit 1T
    • Shy Guy Bazaar R
    • Daisy Hills
    • Rainbow Road T
  • Bonus points x 2

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

Piranha Plant Parafoil

Show off your love for Piranha plants with this flashy flyer.

Piranha Plant ParafoilSource: iMore

Rarity: Normal

Special Skill: Mega Mushroom Plus - Increases your chances of getting a Mega Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Waluigi Pinball R
    • Koopa Troopa Beach
    • Kalimari Desert T
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Dino Dino Jungle R
    • Dino Dino Jungle T
    • Bowser's Castle 1
    • Bowser's Castle 1R
    • Waluigi Pinball
    • Rainbow Road

Super Gliders

Peach Parasol

Don't let this dainty glider fool you, it has one of the best Special Skills.

Peach ParasolSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Red Shell Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Red Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Koopa Troopa Beach
    • Mario Circuit
    • Mario Circuit T
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
    • Choco Island 2
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Daisy Hills R
    • Luigi's Mansion R
    • Yoshi Circuit T
    • Mario Circuit 1R
    • Mario Circuit 1T
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
    • New York Minute T

Flower Glider

A large, orange daisy to soften your landings.

Flower Glider Rarity: SuperSource: iMore

Special Skill: Banana Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Banana. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Daisy Hills
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
    • Shy Guy Bazaar
    • Shy Guy Bazaar R
  • Bonus Points x 2

    • Daisy Hills T
    • Luigi's Mansion T
    • Toad Circuit R
    • Toad Circuit T
    • Yoshi Circuit
    • Mario Circuit 1R
    • New York Minute R/T

Oilpaper Umbrella

A fun glider that can help you pull ahead.

Oilpaper UmbrellaSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Red Shell Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Red Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Dino Dino Jungle
    • Mario Circuit R
    • Rainbow Road
  • Bonus Points x 2

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

Lightning Oilpaper

A sick looking umbrella that will help you shock fellow racers.

Lightning Oilpaper Rarity: SuperSource: iMore

Special Skill: Lightning Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Lightning. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Shy Guy Bazaar
    • Kalimari Desert
    • Kalimari Desert R
    • Mario Circuit 2T
    • Neo Bowser City R
    • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Bonus Points x 2

    • Waluigi Pinball T
    • Mario Circuit 2R
    • Paris Promenade T
    • Paris Promenade R/T
    • Rainbow Road T
    • Tokyo Blur R/T

Bob-omb Parafoil

Blast past the competition using this sweet glider.

Bob-omb ParafoilSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Bob-ombs Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Bob-omb. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Dino Dino Jungle
    • Bowser's Castle 1
    • Koopa Troopa Beach T
    • Toad Circuit R
    • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Bonus Points x 2

    • Bowser's Castle 1R
    • Kalimari Desert
    • Neo Bowser City R
    • Rock Rock Mountain R
    • Rock Rock Mountain T
    • New York Minute

Shell Parachute

A sweet glider for any Koopa Troopa fan.

Shell ParachuteSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Green Shell Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Green Shell. Using one will get your more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Daisy Hills T
    • Dino Dino Jungle T
    • Yoshi Circuit R
    • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Bonus points x 2

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

Wario Wing

A menacing glider showcasing Mario's evil counterpart.

Wario WingSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Bullet Bill Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill. Using one will get your more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Neo Bowser City
    • New Bowser City T
    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Waluigi Pinball
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Bowser's Castle 1T
    • Kalimari Desert
    • Kalimari Desert R
    • Waluigi Pinball R
    • New York Minute R
    • Tokyo Blur R/T

Waluigi Wing

Glare back at your opponents with Luigi's evil doppelganger.

Waluigi WingSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Bullet Bill Plus - Further increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill. Using one will get your more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Bowser's Castle 1R
    • Luigi's Mansion R
    • Waluigi Pinball
    • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Dino Dino Jungle R
    • Dino Dino Jungle T
    • Waluigi Pinball R
    • Rainbow Road
    • Rainbow Road T

BaNaNa Parafoil

Shoot past your oppenents while shooting, "Ba-na-na-na-na!"

BaNaNa ParafoilSource: iMore

Rarity: Super

Special Skill: Banana Plus - Further increase your chances of getting a Banana. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Waluigi Pinball T
    • Mario Circuit 3R
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Choco Island 2
    • Choco Island 2R
    • Mario Circuit 3
    • Paris Promenade

High-End Gliders

Gold Glider

A shiny glider for anyone looking to get richer.

Gold GliderSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Coin Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a coin. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Koopa Troopa Beach R
    • Rainbow Road
    • Rainbow Road T
    • Luigi's Mansion T
    • Toad Circuit
    • Toad Circuit T
    • Mario Circuit 1
    • Mario Circuit 1R
    • Mario Circuit 1T
    • New York Minute R/T
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Daisy Hills
    • Bowser's Castle 1T
    • Mario Circuit
    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
    • Choco Island 2T
    • New York Minute

Fare Flier

A glider that can blow away the competition.

Fare FlyerSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Super Horn Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Super Horn. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
    • Waluigi Pinball T
    • Neo Bowser City T
    • New York Minute
    • New York Minute T
    • New York Minute R
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Mario Circuit 1T
    • Yoshi Circuit R
    • Shy Guy Bazaar
    • Luigi's Mansion T
    • Toad Circuit R
    • Mario Circuit 2
    • Mario Circuit 2R
    • Neo Bowser City
    • Ghost Valley 1R
    • New York Minute R/T
    • Paris Promenade R/T

Purple Oilpaper Umbrella

A classy umbrella that will help boost you past other racers.

Purple OilpaperSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Mushroom Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Dino Dino Jungle R
    • Mario Circuit 3R
    • Daisy Hills R
    • Ghost Valley 1R
    • Tokyo Blur
    • Tokyo Blur T
    • Paris Promenade R
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Toad Circuit
    • Daisy Hills T
    • Mario Circuit 2
    • Mario Circuit R
    • Mario Circuit T
    • Ghost Valley 1
    • Ghost Valley 1T
    • Tokyo Blur R
    • Paris Promenade
    • Paris Promenade R/T

Full Flight

A sweet glider that will help you get a big lead on the competition.

Full FlightSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Mega Mushroom Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Mega Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Mario Circuit 3
    • Koopa Troopa Beach T
    • Neo Bowser City
    • Tokyo Blur R
    • Tokyo Blur R/T
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
    • Bowser's Castle 1
    • Waluigi Pinball
    • Mario Circuit 3R
    • Paris Promenade R
    • Daisy Hills
    • Koopa Troopa Beach R
    • Mario Circuit 2
    • Rainbow Road R
    • Tokyo Blur
    • Tokyo Blur T

Strawberry Crepe

A sweet glider that will leave other riders biting your dust.

Strawberry CrepeSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Red Shell Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Red Shell. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Choco Island 2R
    • Toad Circuit
    • Paris Promenade
    • Paris Promenade R/T
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Choco Island 2
    • Paris Promenade R
    • Paris Promenade T

Le Tricolore

Sport the colors of the Parisian flag with this awesome-looking glider.

Le TricoloreSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Mushroom Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Mario Circuit 3
    • Paris Promenade R
    • Paris Promenade T
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Choco Island 2
    • Mario Circuit 3T
    • Paris Promenade R/T

Swooper

Sweep past the competition with this bat-shaped glider.

SwooperSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Bob-omb Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Bob-omb. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Dino Dino Jungle R
    • Dino Dino Jungle T
    • Bowser's Castle 1T
    • Ghost Valley 1
    • Ghost Valley 1T
    • Rock Rock Mountain
    • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Bonus points x 2

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

Bullet Bill Parachute

Shoot out ahead of the other racers like a bullet while using this flashy glider.

Bullet Bill ParachuteSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Bullet Bill Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Yoshi Circuit R
    • Bowser's Castle 1
    • Rainbow Road R
  • Bonus points x 2

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

Cloud Glider

The perfect glider for any Lakitu fans.

Cloud GliderSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Lightning Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Lightning. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

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

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

Rainy Balloons

Rain down on others' parade with this storm cloud glider.

Rainy BalloonsSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Lightning Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Lightning. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Luigi's Mansion R
    • Luigi's Mansion T
    • Waluigi Pinball R
    • Ghost Valley 1R
  • Bonus points x 2

    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Neo Bowser City
    • Neo Bowser City R
    • Rainbow Road
    • Paris Promenade T

Wicked Wings

Add a spooky look to your racing gear with these wings.

Wicked WingsSource: iMore

Rarity: High-End

Special Skill: Great Horn Plus - Greatly increases your chances of getting a Super Horn. Using one will get you more points.

Favored Courses:

  • Bonus points x 3

    • Yoshi's Circuit T
      • Bowser's Castle 1R
    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Waluigi Pinball
    • Waluigi Pinball T
    • Ghost Valley 1
  • Bonus points x 2

    • None

How do you unlock gliders in Mario Kart Tour?

As with karts, there are a few different ways to get gliders in Mario Kart Tour. You can use the coins you've collected on the track to purchase gliders at the Shop, or you can try to get a glider by spending rubies to fire a pipe. This second method gives you a random character, kart, or glider, so you'll have to take a chance if you go that route. Lastly, some gliders are given to you as rewards for completing specific courses or cups.

There are optional microtransactions in this app, which means that you can spend real-world money to add rubies to your account. This will make it easier to acquire more gear including gliders.

What do you think?

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