Dry Bones is an undead subspecies of the Koopa Troopa. A driver in a few Mario Kart games, after appearing as Mario's enemy in his many previous adventures. He has appeared in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Wii as an unlockable driver, and as a starter character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, he was confirmed in the reveal trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He usually adds a great handling, acceleration, and mini-turbo boost to his Karts, but as a consequence, they have low top speeds.
Dry Bones is a skeletal version of the Koopa with very light grey bones. His gloves and boots are a pale teal-like colour, with the underside of his boots a brownish orange. The back of his shell is grey with cracks, and The front of the shell acts as his rib cage too. Dry Bones’s mouth has sharp, fang-like extrusion, unlike the normal Koopa, and Dry Bones’s eyes are gaping black eye sockets with yellow pupils. His arms, legs and tail are just bones and bend normally despite the lack of joints.
Staff Ghost Tracks
- SNES Donut Plains 1 (DS*)
- DS Desert Hills (Wii*)
- N64 Banshee Boardwalk (DS*)
- Bone-Dry Dunes (Switch* 200cc)
How to unlock
Mario Kart DS: Win the 50cc Special CupMario Kart Wii: Win the 100cc Leaf Cup or play 1,050 races
- While Dry Bones doesn't appear as a playable character in Mario Kart 8, Dry Bones appear as obstacles in Bone-Dry Dunes. Dry Bones (as a playable character) returns in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Dry Bones are still there in Bone-Dry Dunes.
- Although Mario Kart DS was released after Mario Party 7 was, his voice actor, who also voiced King Boo, Toru Asakawa, did not voice him in the game.
|Mario Kart DS racers|
|Light||Toad • Peach • Yoshi • Dry Bones • Shy Guy+|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Daisy • Waluigi|
|Heavy||Wario • Donkey Kong • Bowser • R.O.B.|
|+ - denotes to Download Play.|
|Mario Kart Wii characters|
|Small||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Dry Bones|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Birdo • Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr.|
|Large||Wario • Waluigi • Donkey Kong • Bowser • King Boo • Rosalina • Funky Kong • Dry Bowser|
|Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe racers|
|Light||Baby Mario • Baby Luigi • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Baby Rosalina • Toad • Toadette • Koopa Troopa • Shy Guy • Lakitu • Larry Koopa • Wendy O. Koopa • Lemmy Koopa • Isabelle+ • Villager+ • Dry Bones* • Bowser Jr.*|
|Medium||Mario • Luigi • Peach • Daisy • Yoshi • Ludwig von Koopa • Iggy Koopa • Tanooki Mario+ • Cat Peach+ • Inklings*|
|Heavy||Wario • Waluigi • Donkey Kong • Rosalina • Bowser • Roy Koopa • Morton Koopa Jr. • Metal Mario • Pink Gold Peach • Link+ • Dry Bowser+ • King Boo* • Gold Mario*|
|+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.|
|Mario Kart Tour characters|
|Normal||Baby Mario • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Baby Rosalina • Baby Luigi • Koopa Troopa • Shy Guy • Dry Bones • Iggy • Larry • Lemmy • Ludwig • Morton • Roy • Wendy|
|Super||Mario • Peach • Yoshi • Daisy • Yoshi • Toad • Toadette • Rosalina • Luigi • Toad (Pit Crew) • Bowser • Donkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Lakitu • Bowser Jr.• Wario • Waluigi • King Boo • Black Shy Guy • Red Koopa (Freerunning) • Birdo|
|High-End (Regular)||Metal Mario • Peachette • Dry Bowser|
|High-End (Spotlight)||Pauline • Mario (Musician) • Peach (Komono) • Mario (Hakama) • Rosalina (Halloween) • Peach (Vacation) • Mario (Santa) • Pink Gold Peach • Daisy (Holiday Cheer) • Yoshi (Reindeer) • Pauline (Party Time) • King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) • Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) • Waluigi (Bus Driver)|