The Dry Bomber is Dry Bones' third kart in Mario Kart DS. The other two are the Standard DB and the Banisher.

The Quacker seems to replace this kart in Mario Kart Wii, with very similar stats. The only difference is the tighter drift on the Quacker, as it is a bike.


The Dry Bomber resembles a desert tank, possibly the M1 Abrams tank. Instead of tank treads, it has black wheels with yellow rims. There is armor plating where the bumper should be, and machinery on the hood. The cockpit juts out a little, and it has an artillery barrel going past the front of the kart by about half a foot. The whole kart is a tan, sandy color, and the logos are on either side of the kart, next to the steering wheel. The default icon is Dry Bones', which is a side view of his skull.


The kart is very light and has a low maximum speed, but has the highest acceleration and handling in the game. This, combined with its long mini-turbos (six arrows in Time Trials), makes it ideal for snaking. This is one of the best karts to snake with, along with the Egg 1, Poltergust 4000 and ROB-BLS, and is frequently used by beginners learning how to snake, due to its leniency.

This kart is possibly the most popular kart in Mario Kart DS. With its great acceleration and handling, it can plow through many stretches of Off-Road, allowing for a greater margin of error than with other snaking karts, and it recovers from items or obstacles very quickly. However, when compared to the other ideal snaking karts, it has the lowest top speed and the highest drift, making it a lesser choice for more experienced players.

If all cups on the 150cc Nitro Grand Prix are obtained, Princess Peach and Toad have the option to use this kart when each character gets to choose between 7 karts. Once all cups have been obtained in Mirror Mode, any character can use this kart.

Kart Stats
Stat Value
Mini-Turbo Length: 1.217 (1st / 36)
Actual Weight: 0.40 (27th / 36)


  • The Dry Bomber is the only kart in the game with two highest stats in the game simultaneously. By contrast, the Tyrant is the only kart with two lowest stats in the game simultaneously.
    • Ironically, they are both the lowest or highest in the same stats: acceleration and handling.
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