I'm not a huge fan of racing games, but that all changes when I'm playing any version of Mario Kart. Now that the game has come to iOS and Android devices, I've regularly been playing. For me, the best part about Mario Kart is being able to throw silly weapons at opponents or being able to boost ahead using special items. If you're curious to know what goodies you can get in Mario Kart Tour, I've got you covered. Here's a list of every item and weapon you can use in Mario Kart Tour along with a description of what they do.
Items and weapons in Mario Kart Tour
- Triple Mushroom
- Mega Mushroom
- Mushroom Cannon
- Lucky Seven
- Triple Banana
- Giant Banana
- Green Shell
- Triple Green Shells
- Red Shell
- Spiny Shell
- Bowser's Shell
- Double Bob-ombs
- Bob-omb Cannon
- Bullet Bill
- Fire Flower
- Ice Flower
- Boomerang Flower
- Super Horn
- Yoshi's Egg
- Birdo's Egg
- Banana Barrels
- Coin Box
- Dash Ring
Level-boost Tickets in Mario Kart Tour
- Coin Rush Ticket
- Star Ticket
- Item Ticket
- Quick Ticket
- Driver Points Up
- Kart Points Up
- Glider Points Up
- Driver Skill Up (N)
- Kart Skill Up (N)
- Glider Skill Up (N)
- Driver Skill Up (S)
- Kart Skill Up (S)
- Glider Skill Up (S)
- Driver Skill Up (H)
- Kart Skill Up (H)
- Glider Skill Up (H)
Items and weapons in Mario Kart Tour
Rubies are earned by completing cups, tours, and challenges. You can use rubies to fire a pipe, which lets you acquire a random driver, glider, kart, or item. You can also spend rubies to participate in the Coin Rush course, which allows you to earn lots of coins.
You collect coins on the track to purchase things in the Shop. You'll find these on any track, and you can also participate in a special Coin Rush course if you want to collect several coins in one go. Watch out, cause if you crash you'll lose some coins.
Mushrooms give your kart a little boost making it a little easier to pass opponents. When you have it on hand, tap the screen to use it.
You'll have three mushrooms that each give you a small boost. Tap the screen to use them one after another and get ahead of the competition.
When you use the Mega Mushroom, you and your kart become larger and can run over your opponents. You'll return to normal size after a little while. Simply tap the screen when you get this item to use it.
A heart orbits your kart as you drive shielding you from any attacks. You can stack up to five hearts at once. Whenever you get hit, a heart will disappear until they're all gone.
A bubble envelopes you and your kart to keep you safe for a limited amount of time. While in the bubble, you'll also get a speed boost. If you get hit, the bubble will disappear.
This cannon shoots mushrooms into your path for a certain amount of time. Ride over the mushrooms to get an automatic speed boost.
Throw a banana in front of you or behind you to trip up fellow racers. Swipe up to throw in front of you or swipe down to throw behind you. Be careful as you can slip on your own banana.
A circle of Bananas rotates around your kart. Tap the screen to launch them in front of you or swipe down to throw them behind you.
This large banana deals four times the mayhem. Upon hitting it, a racer spins out, and the banana splits into three smaller bananas, which then can be slipped on. Swipe up to throw the Giant Banana in front of your or swipe down to throw it behind you. Just keep in mind that you can hit it yourself.
Green Shells fly in a straight line from the moment you release them. If they hit a racer, it crashes their kart. You can swipe up to launch it out in front of you or swipe down to hit a racer behind you. You can also keep it behind you on your kart to protect you from a single attack.
Triple Green Shells
When you use this item, three Green Shells rotate around your kart as you drive. You can tap the screen to launch them away from you in a straight line, or you can keep them circling you as a protective barrier.
You use the Red Shell to hone in on the nearest racer to you. Once it hits someone, it causes them to crash. You can send it forward by swiping up or backward by swiping down.
When you release a Spiny Shell, it targets the person in 1st place and will zip through the track running over anyone in its path.
Unlike other shells on this list, Bowser's Shell can only be thrown forward. It will crash any kart it runs into and continues going.
Bob-ombs are smarter than your average weapon. After being thrown, it will start walking toward anyone who gets near it and then explodes. Any kart close enough to feel its blast will crash. Be careful; you can get yourself caught up in the blast of your own Bob-omb.
Double Bob-ombs revolve around your kart. When you tap the screen, both will get thrown at the same time. This guarantees a larger blast and is more likely to take out an opponent. Just be wary since you can hit your own Bob-ombs.
This dangerous cannon shoots Bob-ombs directly in front of your kart, allowing you to blow other drivers off course. Be careful as you are susceptible to the blasts.
When you use this item, you'll get turned into a Bullet Bill for a short amount of time. This increases your speed and any racer you hit while in this form crashes.
Using a Blooper makes it, so an inkblot appears on other racer's screens that are ahead of you. Drivers can wipe the ink off by swiping the screen or wait for it to disappear after a little while.
This item makes it so that any racer ahead of you on the track gets struck by lightning and becomes smaller and slower for a short period. That way, you're more likely to catch up.
Using a Fire Flower makes three fireballs revolve around your kart. When they hit someone, it will cause them to crash. Swipe up to throw them ahead of you or swipe down to throw them behind you.
This cold bloom allows you to throw three ice balls at your opponents. When it strikes, it freezes drivers solid.
You can throw the Boomerang Flower at your opponents or use it to collect coins on the track. Anyone hit by the Boomerang Flower will spin out.
The Super Horn issues such a loud noise around your kart that it can blow away other racers and items. If you time it right, you can get this horn to repel Spiny Shells or Bloopers.
Lucky Seven makes seven items revolve around your kart. These items include a Red Shell, Green Shell, Bob-omb, Super Horn, Mushroom, and a Blooper. Tap the screen to use these weapons.
Much like a Red Shell, Yoshi's Egg hones in on the kart nearest to you and causes that player to crash. Once it hits another racer, three items will come out of the egg for anyone to collect.
Just like Yoshi's Egg, this one chases down opponents and causes them to crash. Once it cracks open, items will come out of it that any racer can collect.
Using the Banana Barrels makes it so that a barrel shows up on either side of your kart. It will continuously shoot out bananas for a certain amount of time. Anyone who runs one of these bananas over will spin out.
This generous box spits out several coins as you drive. It's a great item for anyone looking to get a little richer.
It shoots a few rings out in front of you. Drive through them to go faster. Watch out, though, cause other riders can also use them to get a boost.
Level-boost Tickets in Mario Kart Tour
Many tickets allow you to level up a driver, kart, or glider in Mario Kart Tour. If you want help knowing how to use a ticket, follow this guide.
Coin Rush Ticket
This ticket allows you to run through the Coin Rush course without having to pay with Rubies.
You can exchange these tickets for Gold Stars. You'll need a certain number of Gold Stars to unlock courses.
You can use one ticket per race to spin the item slots you've obtained for different items.
This special ticket allows you to access Cups sooner.
Driver Points Up
Let's you raise the base points of any one driver that you've acquired.
Kart Points Up
Use this ticket to raise the base points of any one of your karts.
Glider Points Up
It raises the base points of a glider you've obtained.
Driver Skill Up (N)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. You can use it to raise the skill level of any Normal driver you have acquired.
Kart Skill Up (N)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. When used, it raises the skill level of any Normal kart you have obtained.
Glider Skill Up (N)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. Use it to raise any Normal glider's skill level.
Driver Skill Up (S)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. You can use it to raise the skill level of any Super driver you have acquired.
Kart Skill Up (S)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. When used, it raises the skill level of any Super kart you have obtained.
Glider Skill Up (S)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. Use it to raise any Super glider's skill level.
Driver Skill Up (H)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. You can use it to raise the skill level of any High-End driver you have acquired.
Kart Skill Up (H)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. When used, it raises the skill level of any High-End kart you have obtained.
Glider Skill Up (H)
This ticket is only unlocked with a Gold Pass subscription. Use it to raise any High-End glider's skill level.
Special character items
Each character in Mario Kart Tour has a special item that they are more likely to acquire while going around a track. Within Mario Kart Tour, characters have various ranks that let you know how rare it is to unlock them. There are three tiers: Normal, Super, and High-End. Characters on the rarer side of the spectrum have more favored courses, have a higher top speed, higher coin-earning rates, and are more likely to pick up weapons and items mid-race.
Here's the list of every character in Super Mario Kart Tour along with their place on the rarity chart and their special item.
Characters that aren't rare.
- Baby Mario - Boomerang Flower
- Baby Peach - Bubble
- Baby Daisy - Bubble
- Baby Rosalina - Bubble
- Baby Luigi - Boomerang Flower
- Koopa Troopa - Triple Green Shells
- Shy Guy - Double Bob-ombs
- Dry Bones - Tripe Green Shells
- Iggy - Triple Green Shells
- Larry - Boomerang Flower
- Lemmy - Bubble
- Ludwig - Dash Ring
- Morton - Giant Banana
- Roy - Double Bob-ombs
- Wendy - Heart
Somewhat rare characters to unlock.
- Mario - Fire Flower
- Peach - Heart
- Yoshi - Yoshi's Egg
- Daisy - Heart
- Toad - Triple Mushrooms
- Toadette - Triple Mushrooms
- Rosalina - Dash Ring
- Luigi - Fire Flower
- Red Yoshi - Yoshi's Egg
- Bowser - Bowser's Shell
- Donkey Kong - Giant Banana
- Diddy Kong - Banana Barrels
- Lakitu - Triple Green Shells
- Bowser Jr. - Bowser's Shell
- Wario - Double Bob-ombs
- Waluigi - Double Bob-ombs
- King Boo - Lucky Seven
- Black Shy Guy - Bob-omb Cannon
- Red Koopa (Freerunning) - Fire Flower
- Birdo - Birdo's Egg
Characters that are ultra-rare to unlock
- Metal Mario - Fire Flower
- Peachette - Mushroom Cannon
- Pauline - Lucky Seven
- Mario (Musician) - Double Bob-ombs
- Peach (Kimono) - Mushroom Cannon
- Mario (Hakama) - Coin Box
- Rosalina (Halloween) - Dash Ring
- Peach (Vacation) - Coin box
- Mario (Santa) - Fire Flower
- Pink Gold Peach - Coin Box
- Daisy (Holiday Cheer) - Lucky Seven
- Yoshi (Reindeer) - Yoshi's Egg
- Pauline (Party Time) - Coin Box
- Mario (Happi) - Bob-omb Cannon
- Toad (Party Time) - Mushroom Cannon
- Peach (Wintertime) - Dash Ring
- Penguin Luigi - Ice Flower
- Ice Mario - Ice Flower
- Dry Bowser - Bowser's Shell
- King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) - Bob-omb Cannon
- Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) - Mushroom Cannon
- Waluigi (Bus Driver) - Triple Bananas
- Gold Koopa (Freerunning) - Coin Box
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