Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, Lakitu encourages you to fire off a pipe that shoots out random characters and karts every time it is launched. In order to do this, you'll need special in-game currency known as "Rubies", which can be unlocked by simply playing the game or purchasing them with real money.

Like other mobile titles, these gacha-style mechanics on display are meant to encourage you to resort to microtransactions in order to unlock ultra-rare items. If you've been wondering what the odds are, below is the appearance rate of each character and kart in the game (thanks VGC):

Normal (around 5% appearance rate)

  • 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

Super (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

High-End (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 Flier

In addition to microtransactions for Rubies, Nintendo is also offering a 'Gold Pass' subscription service – allowing players to obtain even more in-game rewards. If you decide to purchase this, you'll receive gifts, badges and 200cc races. You can read more about this offer in our previous post.

What do you think of the above odds? Have you received any of the rare items yet? Leave a comment below.