Mario Kart Tour Gliders Tier List: The Best and Worst Gliders in Nintendo’s Latest Kart Racer on iPhone and Android

Mario Kart Tour Gliders Tier List: The Best and Worst Gliders in Nintendo’s Latest Kart Racer on iPhone and Android

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Our Mario Kart Tour Gliders Tier List will help you select the best gliders in Mario Kart Tour. We’ve also put together separate lists of the best Drivers and Karts to help you create your dream setup.

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A Note on Bonuses:

Each Glider has its own set of Favoured Courses that provide you with up to a 3x combo bonus and combo-time boost. Our Gliders tier list doesn’t take these courses into account, so it might well be that, for the purposes of a certain course, a D tier Glider is the best option for those looking to maximise their points.

Gliders:

A Tier:

Bullet Bill Parachute

The Bullet Bill Parachute is up there as one of our favourite Gliders in Mario Kart Tour, and that’s thanks to its awesome Special Skill: Bullet Bill Plus. This increases your chances of getting a Bullet Bill as an item and gives you more points for using one.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Yoshi Circuit R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

Fare Flier

The Fare Flier is another solid Glider, providing you with a higher chance of getting the Super Horn Plus. That will help you protect a lead and battle among the pack. The Super Horn features in several Challenges at the moment as well, so it will help you complete them.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute
  • New York Minute T
  • New York Minute R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Toad Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • New York Minute R/T

Peach Parasol

The Peach Parasol is the only Glider lower than a pink to feature in our A tier – and for good reason. Using this glider, you’ll have a higher chance of getting a Red Shell, which will help you maintain or create a lead for yourself.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills R
  • Yoshi Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute T

B Tier:

Super Glider

The Super Glider is the default Glider, but that doesn’t stop it sitting Pretty in our B tier. It gives you a higher chance of getting a Mushroom, which is useful no matter the position you’re in in your current race.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Mario Circuit 1

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

Shell Parachute

Green Shells aren’t as reliable as Red Shells due to their lack of homing ability, but they’re still a solid item that, in the right hands, can prove a defensive or offensive powerhouse.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Yoshi Circuit R
  • Yoshi Circuit T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

Parafoil

The Parafoil is a like-for-like with the Shell Parachute just with different Favoured Courses and a lower combo time bonus.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Toad Circuit T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

C Tier:

Swooper:

The Swooper is a terrific Glider from a cosmetic perspective and, if you’re good at using Bob-ombs, it’s a decent Glider in terms of use too. From our perspective though, Bob-ombs are for masters only, as they’re prone to backfiring if you’re not careful.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Dino Dino Jungle R
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Rock Rock Mountain
  • Rock Rock Mountain T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

Bob-omb Parafoil:

The Bob-omb Parafoil is a lesser version of the Swooper, with a lower combo time bonus and different Favoured Courses.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Dino Dino Jungle
  • Bowser’s Castle 1
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Bowser’s Castle 1R
  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • New York Minute

Flower Glider

The Flower Glider is for the Banana fanatics amongst you. While the item is decent at helping you protect a lead, it can backfire if you throw it ahead of you or no one hits it during the first lap. That’s why the Flower Glider sits in the C tier on our list.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Shy Guy Bazaar
  • Shy Guy Bazaar R

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills T
  • Toad Circuit R
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Yoshi Circuit
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • New York Minute R/T

D Tier:

Gold Glider:

The Gold Glider is harmless fare, featuring the Coin Plus Special Skill. We’ve placed this in our D tier because it’s not particularly useful. We’d only recommend using it on its Favoured Courses when you have nothing else available or if you’re trying to farm coins. It’s top-tier in that category.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Koopa Troopa Beach R
  • Toad Circuit
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Mario Circuit 1
  • Mario Circuit 1R
  • Mario Circuit 1T

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

  • Daisy Hills
  • Bowser’s Castle 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • New York Minute

Parachute:

The Parachute isn’t a particularly bad Glider – in fact, we don’t think there is a bad Glider in Mario Kart Tour. We’re just not huge fans of the Blooper. If Mario Kart Tour had genuine online multiplayer we’d probably place this higher, but seeing as you’re playing against AI the Blooper’s ability is suspect.

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

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x3:

  • Rock Rock Mountain R
  • Yoshi Circuit

Favoured Courses – Combo Bonus x2:

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

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