Mario Kart Tour: What is Frenzy Mode?

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Mario Kart Tour: What is Frenzy Mode?

Best Answer: Frenzy Mode is a special mode that automatically activates only when you have three of the same item in your item slots. Since it happens automatically, you don't need to do anything special to trigger it. While Frenzy Mode is active, you become invincible and have unlimited use of that specific item for a limited time.Get ready!: Mario Kart Tour for iOS (opens in new tab) (Free on the App Store)It's a me, Mario!: Mario Kart Tour for Android (opens in new tab) (Free on the Google Play Store)

What is the advantage of Frenzy Mode?

The biggest reason to strive for Frenzy Mode is so you become invincible and have unlimited use of your item for a brief amount of time. Even though the time is short, it can help turn the tide of the race in your favor. You'll be invulnerable to all incoming item attacks from other racers, and you won't have to worry about running out of your item for that amount of time.

For example, if you end up with three Green Shell items, you'll be able to just keep tossing Green Shells all over the track, making it hard for other racers to avoid them, thus causing chaos (who doesn't love chaos?) and mayhem. If someone else tries to knock you down a notch or two in the rankings, then don't worry about it — you have a few moments with no care in the world.

Are there any other requirements for Frenzy Mode?

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Aside from needing three of the same item in your item slots to activate, there is one other thing you need to know. Only certain characters can activate Frenzy Mode on specific tracks.

This may seem ridiculous at first, but it does encourage players to experiment and not just stick with their favorite driver all the time. You'll need to go through a bit of trial-and-error to figure out which driver can use Frenzy Mode on which track.

Not everyone will be a fan of that, but think about the great advantage you'll have on others with Frenzy Mode — it's definitely worth experimenting.

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

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