What Are Sidesteppers in Mario Kart Tour?

By on Oct 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm. Filed in Guides under Mario Kart Tour.

Sidesteppers are always trying to get in your way in Mario Kart Tour, so now it is time to get in theirs!

Every two weeks in Mario Kart Tour, a new tour will begin, and new Challenges will arrive for us to complete. One of this week’s Challenges is to take out five Sidesteppers! It sounds simple enough, but what exactly is a Sidestepper, and where can you find them? Read on to five out how to take out five Sidesteppers in one race, and finish up this Challenge.

What Are Sidesteppers in Mario Kart Tour?

Sidesteppers are red crabs with yellow pinchers that you can find on some of the beach-based courses. They walk left and right, from side to side, across the path, giving them their name. Sidesteppers are obstacles that you should typically avoid, but for this Challenge, you will need to target them.

There are two different ways to take out a Sidestepper. The first is to crash into it. This will take out the offending crab, but will also cause you to spin and slow down. It might also cause you to lose your position in the race. The better way to do it is to hit them with an offensive item. Green Turtle Shells are a great item to use, as you can wait until you are close to the Sidestepper, then hit it with a Green Turtle Shell at point-blank range.

To find the Sidesteppers, you will need to do the Koopa Troopa Beach course in the Luigi Cup. Thankfully, this is right at the start of the Halloween Tour that is currently running in the game, so this Challenge won’t take long to do. If you dedicate yourself to it and don’t mind potentially losing the race, you should be able to hit all five in one run. You also have two full weeks to do this Challenge, as it only went live today.

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I find the easiest way to do it is to dedicate myself to whacking the little guys in my car, and not worrying about the result. If you have a hard time hitting them, run the race at 50cc, as the slower pace should help you. This is a Challenge that you need to finish up in a single track, after all.

It’s not a very difficult Challenge to complete once you know what a Sidestepper is, so best of luck taking out five Sidesteppers in Mario Kart Tour!

Aidan O'Brien

Aidan has been playing video games since 1985 and has owned or played pretty much every gaming system since that time. His love of gaming has been called “aggressive and uncomfortable” and he can often be heard shouting about weapon balancing and level design from under a large pile of cats.

Mario Kart Tour (2019)

Mario Kart takes a world tour!
– Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game!