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Mario Kart Tour

Developers: Nintendo, Bandai Namco
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: iOS, Android
Released internationally: September 25, 2019


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This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

In Mario Kart Tour, Mario and friends got tired of only racing in the same old Mushroom Kingdom courses, so they're going on a tour around the real world. Of course, the real world doesn't take Mushroom Kingdom currency, but your money is good!

Also, Funky Kong makes a tremendous return, for the first time since Mario Kart Wii, as well as King Bob-omb's first playable appearance!

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Check HalfHydra's YouTube channel and document the unused stuff in there
  • Changeable tires in karts
  • Unused second lap jingle for DS Waluigi Pinball
  • Unvisited locations in city tracks
  • Revisional differences.
  • The game downloads data at runtime, and this data apparently isn't preserved, unlike the APKs themselves, so doesn't that fall foul of the "don't cover hoarded/non-public ROMs" rule?
  • Data relating to the Plane Glider found when the Stealth Glider was added.

Sub-Pages

Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info
Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Textures

Characters

Green Koopa Freerunner

MKT Model KoopaFreerunning.png

After the release of the London Tour, an additional texture set for Red Koopa (Freerunning) was left in the game's files, showing them with a green hat, shell, and shoes instead of red. According to the filenames, the driver's name might be Koopa (Freerunning).

Karts

Light-Blue Comet Tail

MKT Model CometTail LightBlue.png

An unused set of textures for the Comet Tail, being light blue with a yellow stripe in the middle, and no emblem location.

Blue Crawly Kart

MKT Kart Blue Crawly Kart.png

A blue and white reskin of the Crawly Kart, added in the 2023 Winter Tour. Despite being unobtainable, it is otherwise fully functional and has an assigned special skill, Mini-Turbo Plus.

Tires

StdR_Red

MKT Model StdR Red.png

A red variation of the Gray Cat Cruiser's tires, added on the New Year's 2022 Tour alongside said kart.

Objects

Unused Team Token team emblems

MKT TeamTokenTexture.png

The texture sheet for the icon on the center of Team Tokens depicts emblems of characters who haven't been featured in Team Rallies yet. The emblems for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, Donkey Kong, Wario, Toadette, Bowser, Waluigi and Mii have been used so far, with the emblems for Yoshi, Pauline, Rosalina, Shy Guy, Koopa Troopa and Metal Mario remaining unused.

Water puddle

MKT PuddleLC.png

A texture of a water puddle labelled "PuddleLC". "LC" might stand for "Luigi Circuit", as the Luigi Circuit course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit features water puddles. This texture is different from the water puddles from 3DS Neo Bowser City.

Unused Graphics

Character Sprites

MKT Gold mario.png

A sprite of character artwork for Gold Mario. He's not available outside of Coin Rush, so this sprite is never shown.

MKT GoldMario Icon.png

An icon of Gold Mario that in gameplay would show up when hitting him, being hit by him or being approached by him. Since, again, he's not available outside of Coin Rush, this sprite is never shown.

MKT GoldMario MapIcon.png

The minimap icon for Gold Mario. No minimap is displayed in Coin Rush, so this sprite is never shown.

Kart Sprites

MKT Icon ParaWing SFCTires.png

A sprite for the Para-Wing kart, which is nearly identical save for the tires, which are taken directly from the Pipe Frame kart.

MKT BodyK Skl8.png

A sprite of the Pipe Frame without any tires.

Tire Sprites

MKT TireK Std.png

A sprite of the Standard Tires.

MKT TireK StdSFC.png

A sprite of the Pipe Frame tires. This sprite and the previously mentioned sprite of a tireless Pipe Frame could mean that at one point in time, kart customization could have been in the game.

Glider Sprites

MKT Wing StdG.png

A low-quality sprite of the Gold Glider.

Course Icon Sprites

MKT Icon MarioCircuit1RTSNES RedKoopaFreerunning.png

An icon of SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T with the featured character being Red Koopa (Freerunning)

Blue Pipe

MKT Blue Pipe.png
MKT Blue Pipe Menu.png

Sprites of a blue variation of the tour pipes labeled "TreasureMix" were left in the game's files after the release of Version 2.8.0. The first sprite is the pipe as it would have looked like on the pipe launching screen, and the second sprite is how the pipe would've looked like in the main menu.

These sprites were removed from the files after the release of v2.10.0.

Badges

MKT Badge TeamLuigi Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Luigi won during the 2020 Mario vs. Luigi Tour. Since Team Luigi lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. Later, this badge was duplicated and unreleased again for the 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour, in which Team Luigi lost.

MKT Badge TeamDaisy Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Daisy won during the Peach vs. Daisy Tour. Since Team Daisy lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamBowser Lost.png

A badge that represents that Team Bowser lost during the Bowser vs. DK Tour. Since Team Bowser won that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. Later, this badge was duplicated and unreleased again for the May 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tour, in which Team Bowser won. Another duplicate of this badge would later be used in the November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tour, in which Team Bowser lost.

MKT Badge TeamDK Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Donkey Kong won during the Bowser vs. DK Tour. Since Team Donkey Kong lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamMario Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Mario won during the Mario vs. Peach Tour. Since Team Mario lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. This badge is a duplicate of a used badge.

MKT Badge TeamPeach Lost.png

A badge that represents that Team Peach lost during the Mario vs. Peach Tour. Since Team Peach won that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. A duplicate of this badge would later be used for the May 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tour, in which Team Peach lost, while another duplicate would later be created and unreleased again for the November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tour, in which Team Peach won.

MKT Badge TeamToad Lost.png

A badge that represents that Team Toad lost during the Toad vs. Toadette Tour. Since Team Toad won that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamToadette Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Toadette won during the Toad vs. Toadette Tour. Since Team Toadette lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamWario Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Wario won during the Wario vs. Waluigi Tour. Since Team Wario lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamWaluigi Loses.png

A badge that represents that Team Waluigi lost during the Wario vs. Waluigi Tour. Since Team Waluigi won that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased.

MKT Badge TeamPeach Wins.png

A badge that represents that Team Peach won during the Peach vs. Bowser Tour. Since Team Peach lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. This badge is a duplicate of three identical used badges.

MKT Badge TeamMario Loses.png

A badge that represents that Team Mario lost during the 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour. Since Team Mario won that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. This badge is a duplicate of a used badge.

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A badge that represents that Team Bowser won during the November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tour. Since Team Bowser lost that Team Rally, this badge went unreleased. This badge is a duplicate of two identical used badges.

Icons

Power-Ups?

Several unknown items can be found in the game's files, named BoostItem, ItemExchange, PartsScoreUp, and PartsSkillUp.

Tickets

Additionally, unused tickets with the boost items above can be found, alongside 3 tickets with empty circles in the middle of them.

Stamina

MKT SpriteAtlasTexture-EventRuleCountAvoidDossun00-128x128-fmt34.png

A sprite for the unused stamina mechanic used in the beta. Like many other mobile games, participating in a race would consume one stamina, and once the stamina was depleted, you could not participate in any more races. Stamina could've originally be bought with Rubies (then called Emeralds). Its filename, being EventRuleCountAvoidDossun, suggests that it's now used as a test icon for an unknown "Avoid Thwomps"-like bonus challenge, with Dossun being the Thwomps' Japanese name.

Event Token Obtaining Method

A sprite for an unused Event Token obtaining method was added to the files after the release of v2.10.0.

MKT TokenMethod Combo.png

This sprite would be used for tours that require the player to keep combo bonuses in order to obtain Event Tokens.

Unused Audio

Voice Clips

Race Losing

All characters featured in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have their voice clips when losing a race present in the game's files. They go unused since no characters have any reactions to finishing a race in 5th place and under, unlike past modern Mario Kart entries.

Voice clips for Peachette when losing a race. They go unused for the reason stated above.

Voice clips for Pauline when losing a race. They also go unused for the reason stated above.

Additionally, since Pauline reuses various voice clips from Mario Kart Tour in Mario Strikers: Battle League, these voice clips get to be used in that game.

Gold Mario Menu Selection

A menu selection voice clip for Gold Mario. Again, since he can't be played outside of Coin Rush, this voice clip goes unused.

Sound Effects

Mario Kart 7 Multiplayer Leftovers

A few leftover sound effects from the multiplayer menus of Mario Kart 7.

Unused Music

Unheard Wii Koopa Cape Underwater Intro

The intro of the underwater version of Wii Koopa Cape's music. Since the track starts on land on all variants, this portion of the underwater version of the song is never heard.

Unknown Jingle

An unused short jingle.

Mario Kart 7 Leftovers

This game reused a lot of assets from Mario Kart 7, and a few leftover music tracks from that game were left in the files.

The trophy presentation music. It might have been repurposed for when finishing a cup, which in the final game simply shows a congratulatory message accompanied with an original jingle.

The music for the ties in Battle Mode.

The music for when the player finishes a cup in a low position.

Unused Animations

Animated Character Artwork

An unused video of an animated character artwork of Toadette was left in the game's files after the release of v2.4.0. It is unknown if it was used for testing or the character artworks were supposed to be animated at some point in development.

Oddities

Duplicate Character Emblems

The variants of drivers that use the emblem of the driver they're based on are actually using a duplicate of the base character's emblem.

Duplicate Badges

When Team Rallies reuse previous teams, the teams' respective winning and losing badges are duplicated in the files, resulting in the following badges having multiple identical copies in the game's memory:

  • The badge for winning in Team Mario from the 2020 Mario vs. Luigi Tour, being duplicated for the Mario vs. Peach Tour and 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour. The second badge went unused since Team Mario lost that Team Rally.
  • The badge for winning in Team Peach from the Peach vs. Daisy Tour, being duplicated for the Mario vs. Peach Tour as well as the May 2022 and November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tours. The third badge went unused since Team Peach lost that Team Rally.
  • The badge for losing in Team Peach from the Mario vs. Peach Tour, being duplicated for the May 2022 and November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tours. The first and third badges went unused since Team Peach won those Team Rallies.
  • The badges for winning and losing in Team Bowser from the Bowser vs. DK Tour, being duplicated for the May 2022 and November-December 2022 Peach vs. Bowser Tours. Since Team Bowser won the first two Team Rallies and lost the third one, the first two losing badges and third winning badge went unused.
  • The badge for losing in Team Mario from the Mario vs. Peach Tour, being duplicated for the 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour. The latter badge went unused since Team Mario won that Team Rally.
  • The badge for winning in Team Luigi from the 2020 Mario vs. Luigi Tour, being duplicated for the 2022 Mario vs. Luigi Tour. Both badges went unused since Team Luigi lost those Team Rallies.

Unreleased Courses

Unknown New Courses

Suffixes of objects used in unknown new courses have been found in the game's memory, these being Mobyi, Mobat, Mobmd, Mobmu, Mobnu, Mobor, Mobdk and Mobbr. "Mob" refers to the internal course prefix that indicates that the track comes from Mario Kart Tour, while the rest refer to the course's internal acronym.

SNES Ghost Valley 3

Lighting maps of Ghost Valley 3 from Super Mario Kart were found in the Wario vs. Waluigi Tour. The maps were removed in the following tour, but are temporarily re-added every time RMX Ghost Valley 1 reappears.

GBA Yoshi Desert

Objects used in a course internally referred as "Agbyd" have been found in the game's memory, specifically "PillarAgbyd" and "PillarAgbydBase", with "Agb" referring to the internal course prefix that indicates that the track comes from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, while "yd" refers to the course's internal acronym, with the only course from that game with those initials being Yoshi Desert.

GBA Bowser's Castle 4

An object used in a course internally referred as "Agbbc" have been found in the game's memory, specifically "PotalPropellerAgbbc", with "Agb" referring to the internal course prefix that indicates that the track comes from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, while "bc" refers to the course's internal acronym, with the only courses from that game with those initials being the four Bowser Castle courses, three of which are already in Mario Kart Tour but neither use this object.

Wii Dry Dry Ruins

Objects used in a course internally referred as "Wiiddr" have been found in the game's memory, specifically "PillarWiiddr", "PillarWiiddrBase" and "SandHillWiiddr", with "Wii" referring to the internal course prefix that indicates that the track comes from Mario Kart Wii, while "ddr" refers to the course's internal acronym, with the only course from that game with those initials being Dry Dry Ruins.

Unused Event Token Obtaining Methods

When v2.10.0 was released, Nintendo announced in the in-game news that new ways of obtaining Event Tokens were going to be added in upcoming tours by taking out other drivers, performing drifts, and keeping combo bonuses.

Only the first and second obtaining methods have been used in tours so far, leaving the other method's graphics unused.

Hidden Emblems in Gliders

Gliders that do not have a visible emblem position on them actually have the emblem spread all over the glider and hidden behind the glider's textures.

Mirror Mode

Remains of an unused Mirror Mode from past traditional Mario Kart games can be found in the game's data.

Boo Driver Effect

Remains of an unused functionality that makes drivers translucent, similar to how they become upon using the Boo item in past Mario Kart games, can be found in the game's data.

Gold Mario Special Item

Gold Mario can only be played in the Coin Rush mode. Despite this, he has a special item known as Coin Vacuum, which is used nowhere else in the game except Coin Rush. When hacking Gold Mario to be playable in the normal game, the item can only be used on favorite courses and will act similar to when attracting coins in Coin Rush but with a smaller radius.

Additionally, the only time Gold Mario has been seen using a special item was during the Coin Rush course set in N64 Frappe Snowland that was featured in the Valentine's Tour, where he could activate Frenzy mode with the Coin Box special item.