Some Mario Kart Tour unlocks are incredibly rare

Some Mario Kart Tour unlocks are incredibly rare


Mario Kart Tour has the second best debut month ever on mobile
Mario Kart Tour has the second best debut month ever on mobile
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Mario Kart Tour comes with a bunch of hidden karts and characters that you’ll need to unlock as you play. But your chances of bagging the ones you really want are incredibly slim.

Nintendo has revealed the drop rates for a whole bunch of potential new items. And you’ll be sad to hear the majority have a 1% or lower appearance rate.

Mario Kart Tour is free to play. And you don’t really have to spend a penny if you don’t want to. The in-game currency, Rubies, can be collected simply by playing the game.

If you’re itching to unlock everything there is to unlock as quickly as possible, however, you can purchase additional Rubies. But it could cost you a lot to get the items you really want.

How Mario Kart Tour handles unlocks

Before we look at the drop rates of each item, you need to know how the unlocks work in Mario Kart Tour.

By now, if you’ve played the game, you will have seen that new content is shot out of the Pipe, which you can use after handing over some Rubies. Each Pipe contains 100 launches in total.

Players are guaranteed to receive time-sensitive “Spotlight” content within those 100 launches. But it’s also possible to receive duplicate items. If this happens, the skill level of the character, kart, or glider you already have will be increased.

Now you know that each Pipe offers 100 launches, here are your chances of bagging certain unlocks within each of those Pipes.

Nintendo reveals Mario Kart Tour drop rates


Around 5% appearance ratex

  • Koopa Troopa
  • Dry Bones
  • Baby Daisy
  • Baby Mario
  • Baby Peach
  • Shy Guy
  • Birthday Girl Kart
  • Bullet Blaster Kart
  • Mushmellow Kart
  • Pipe Frame Kart
  • Koopa Dasher Kart
  • Super Glider
  • Parachute Glider
  • Parafoil Glider


Around 1% appearance rate

  • Donkey Kong
  • Toad
  • Bowser
  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Daisy
  • Diddy Kong
  • Toadette
  • Daytripper Kart
  • Mach 8 Kart
  • Soda Jet Kart
  • Barrel Train Kart
  • Turbo Yoshi Kart
  • Flame Flyer Kart
  • Super Blooper Kart
  • Flower Glider
  • Peach Parasol Glider
  • Bob-omb Parafoil
  • Shell Parachute Glider


Around 0.3% appearance rate

  • Dry Bowser
  • Metal Mario
  • Peachette
  • Musician Mario
  • B Dasher Kart
  • Badwagon Kart
  • Blue Badwagon Kart
  • Swooper Glider
  • Gold Glider
  • Bullet Bill Parachute Glider

High-end Spotlight

Around 1% appearance rate

  • Pauline
  • Yellow Taxi
  • Fare Glider

You need to be incredibly lucky to obtain some of these characters and karts quickly, then. And if you’re not, you could end up spending a lot of money — or a lot of time — trying to bag your favorite item. But they’ll come eventually.

Via: VGC