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Mario Kart Tour | What are favored courses?

For Mario Kart’s first mobile outing, many of the series’ staple elements were tweaked or altogether removed. Besides Mario Kart Tour’s simplified control scheme, perhaps the game’s biggest difference from previous entries in the series is the lack of character and kart-specific stats. In Mario Kart Tour, characters don’t have traditional speed, handling, or weight values. Instead, each character has a set of favored courses that grants players bonuses when a character is played on those specific courses. We’ll go over what these advantages are and run down a list of all favored courses in this Mario Kart Tour favored courses guide.

Mario Kart Tour | What do favored courses do?

In Mario Kart Tour, favored courses provide additional items per item box. Favored courses come in two, unnamed tiers: Characters collecting item boxes on a “second-tier” favored course will receive one extra item per item box. Characters collecting item boxes on a “first-tier” course will receive two extra items. You can find a character’s favored courses of each tier when viewing them in the Drivers tab of the Menu. Second-tier favored courses are listed under an icon of two green shells, and first-tier courses are listed under an icon of three shells with “FRENZY!” emblazoned above them.

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Besides the luxury of receiving three times the items you’d normally get from an item box, the major advantage of first-tier favored courses is the opportunity to enter frenzy mode. If you receive three of the same item from an item box — only possible in a first-tier favored course — you’ll enter Frenzy mode, which gives you invincibility and infinite items for a short period of time.

Mario Kart Tour | All favored courses list

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Below, you’ll find a list of the characters associated with each “first-tier” favored course, which award three items per item box.

Mario Circuit tracks

  • Mario Circuit 1
    • Mario
  • Mario Circuit 1 T
    • Baby Mario
    • Peach

Cheep Cheep Lagoon tracks

  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
    • Baby Peach
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
    • Mario
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
    • Daisy

Daisy Hills tracks

  • Daisy Hills
    • Daisy
    • Mario (Musician)
  •  Daisy Hills T
    • Baby Daisy
    • Daisy
  • Daisy Hills R
    • Toadette

Dino Dino Jungle Tracks

  • Dino Dino Jungle
    • Donkey Kong
    • Dry Bowser
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
    • Bowser
    • Dry Bowser
  • Dino Dino Jungle R
    • Diddy Kong
    • Peachette

Koopa Troopa Beach tracks

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
    • Koopa Troopa
    • Mario
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
    • Peach
  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
    • Peach

Rock Rock Mountain tracks

  • Rock Rock Mountain
    • Yoshi
    • Donkey Kong
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
    • Toad
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
    • Diddy Kong
    • Metal Mario

Shy Guy Bazaar tracks

  • Shy Guy Bazaar
    • Shy Guy
    • Metal Mario
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
    • Dry Bones
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R
    • Daisy
    • Dry Bowser

Bowser’s Castle 1 tracks

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
    • Bowser
  • Bowser’s Castle 1 T
    • Dry Bones
    • Bowser
  • Bowser’s Castle 1 R
    • Dry Bowser

Yoshi Circuit tracks

  • Yoshi Circuit
    • Yoshi
  • Yoshi Circuit T
    • Yoshi
  • Yoshi Circuit R
    • Peach
    • Mario (Musician)

Toad Circuit tracks

  • Toad Circuit
    • Toad
    • Toadette
    • Peachette
  • Toad Circuit T
    • Peachette
  • Toad Circuit R
    • Donkey Kong

New York Minute Tracks

  • New York Minute
    • Pauline
  • New York Minute T
    • Pauline
    • Mario (Musician)
  • New York Minute R
    • Mario (Musician)