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Dry Bones Kart 8 Deluxe will be a port of Dry Bones Kart 8 and will be released for the Nintendo Switch. It is set to release on May 17, 2018 for Japan, May 24, 2018 for Europe, June 14, 2018 for North America, and June 25, 2018 for Australia. Like every previous installment, Dry Bones Kart 8 has 12 racers per race.


The gameplay will be similar to the previous installments. It will introduce purple sparks, new kart bodies, and 200cc.


To know the probability of getting each item when an Item Box is opened, see Dry Bones Kart 8/Item Probabilities.

As in all Dry Bones Kart games, Dry Bones Kart 8 keeps the use of items during the races. Four new items have been added to the list, being the Boomerang Flower, the Potted Piranha Plant, the Super Horn, and the Crazy Eight.

Dry Bones Kart 8 also features changes to the Fake Item Box's mechanics. The Fake Item Box now tosses players into the air again (hasn't been seen since the Fake Item Box's first appearance) and can also block items behind the user (first used in Dry Bones Kart 64 and Dry Bones Kart: Super Circuit, but dropped from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! to Dry Bones Kart Wii, and returned in Dry Bones Kart 7.)

Items found on the track

Item Box
Gives the player a random item. Items given are based on the player's position.
Gives the player a small boost and increase top speed when more are collected, up to a maximum of ten.

Returning Items

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Super Leaf
Gives the player's kart a tail that can be used to deflect items, knock over opponents and collect coins. The tail will disappear after a moment or if the player is hurt.
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Lucky Seven
Surrounds the player with seven items that rotates around its kart. The player receives a Mushroom, Banana, Green Shell, Red Shell, Blooper, Bob-omb, and a Star. CPU players can't get this item.
Boomerang Flower
Can be thrown up to three times, hitting racers forward and when it returns.
Potted Piranha Plant
Automatically chomps on obstacles and other racers, giving a short speed boost for each bite.
Super Horn
Emits a radial shockwave hitting racers, as well as destroying all obstacles, including the Spiny Bombshell.
Crazy Eight
Generates eight items (Fake Item Box, Bob-omb, Mushroom, Star, Blooper, Green Shell, Red Shell, and a Banana) that circle around the player for them to use.
Fake Item Box
Imitates an Item Box, but is colored red and has an upside down question mark. It blasts any kart into the air that touches it.
Green Shell
Travels in a straight line and knocks over a kart it hits.
Triple Green Shell
Three green shells that orbit the player's kart, protecting them from incoming attacks.
Red Shell
Homes in on the closest kart in front of the player and knocks it over.
Triple Red Shell
Three red shells that orbit the player's kart, protecting them from incoming attacks.
Protects the player from incoming items, and spins out other racers that hit it.
Triple Banana
Three bananas that appear behind the player's kart, protecting them from incoming attacks.
Banana Bunch
Five bananas that appear behind the player's kart, protecting them from incoming attacks.
Provides the player's kart with a small speed boost.
Triple Mushroom
Orbits the player's kart, providing them with three separate speed boosts.
Golden Mushroom
Provides the player's kart with continuous speed boosts for a short time.
Fire Flower
Allows the player to throw fireballs for a short time that cause other karts to spin out on impact.
Provides the player invincibility from all terrain and items, and also giving a speed boost.
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Sprays ink on all racers ahead and reduces their visibility. The racers hit also lose some of their traction while sprayed.
Explodes after a short time when thrown or dropped, tossing any kart into the air that gets caught in its blast radius.
Spiny Bombshell
Flies to the racer in first place, tossing him into the air.
Lightning Bolt
Causes all opponents to drop their items, shrink, and drive slowly for a short time.
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POW Block
A POW block appears onscreen and causes any racer on the ground ahead of the user to spin out and drop their items. Players who deploy the wheelie button get a milder version of the effect. Players will also avoid it if they're in the air.
Lightning Cloud
Appears above the recipient's kart and gives him a decent speed boost. After ten seconds, he shrinks the recipient to a tiny size, causing him to lose his items and drive slowly for a short time.
Bullet Bill
Transforms the player into a Bullet Bill, rocketing through the track with auto-pilot, and providing invincibility from all terrain and items.

New Items

The forgotten items (including the Mega Mushroom and Blue Spiny Shell) make a return in this game, functioning as they had previously. All other items from the Wii U version return as well. Also, the item distributions have been altered beside the addition of the new items.

New Items
Mega Mushroom
Returns from Dry Bones Kart Wii! The driver grows bigger, which allows them to squash other racers by running over them, making them lose their items and slow down for a moment. The Mega Mushroom makes the racer invincible to all attacks except those from Stars, Bullet Bills, and Bloopers. It allows the user destroy items and course obstacles and gives the driver a speed boost. In addition, the player can go off-road without suffering any effect of slowing down. The effect lasts for 7.5 seconds but will be ended prematurely if the player is hit by a Lightning Bolt.
Blue Spiny Shell
Debuting in Dry Bones Kart 64, this item last appeared in Dry Bones Kart Wii. A blue shell that flies directly to the racer in first place and explodes like a Bob-omb.
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Giant Banana
Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! Giant Bananas can be littered either forward or backward, staying on the road until a kart collides with it. Drivers will lose control, while the Giant Banana splits into three normal Bananas scattered into a triangle in that area.
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Bowser's Shell
Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! A humongous shell shaped like Bowser's shell that acts like a Green Shell, going in a straight line, and bouncing around the track, destroying items and knocking over other karts, dropping their items onto the ground. It can be thrown forwards or backwards. Bowser's Shell tends to bounce from other special items, including Giant Bananas (though the Giant Banana gets destroyed in the process).
Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! A green egg. They work similarly to a Red Shell, chasing after a kart and knocking it out when collision occurs. After colliding, these eggs randomly let out three items that could be a Banana, Green Shell, Mushroom, Star, or Bob-omb. However, if an Egg takes too long to find a kart, the Egg will break apart but still let out three items.
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POW Question Block
Returns after its most recent appearance in Dry Bones Kart Wii A POW Question Block appears onscreen, flipping any racer on the ground ahead of the user and causing them to drop their items. Players who deploy the wheelie button will spin out. Players will also avoid it if they're in the air.
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Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! A pair of hearts that will surround the kart, absorbing the impact of any item that collides with the kart except for Chain Chomps, Blue Spiny Shells, Stars and Lightning. If used correctly, racers can absorb the item dropped on the road and use it against the other players; this includes most other Special Items. The Hearts have no time limit for use, though since there are only two Hearts only two items can be absorbed. If both characters are holding items when the Heart absorbs an item, the item will disappear.
Chain Chomp
Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! A huge Chain Chomp is summoned and boosts the kart's speed frantically for a certain period of time, while the Chain Chomp knocks out other karts and drops their items onto the ground. After use, the Chain Chomp leaves the kart and goes following the path until it disappears. It has the same use as a Bullet Bill does in other Dry Bones Kart games, except the Chain Chomp can be disconnected from the kart if the kart gets hit by any item.
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Returning from Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!! A set of five Fireballs capable of ricocheting off walls. When they hit another kart, the kart will spin out and slow down. They can be thrown either forwards or backwards.
Returning from Super Dry Bones Kart Causes the player to spin and leap in the air, providing a small speed boost upon landing, akin to a regular trick (characters will also perform a trick animation during the jump). When used near an opponent, the player steals a balloon from them; however, the player needs to touch the opponent to steal the balloon, either by touching them upon use, or upon landing. Can be used during a regular trick to gain more height, though does not grant more height if used while airborne normally.
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Rturns after his most recent appearance in Dry Bones Kart DS Upon use, allows the player to become invisible to other racers for 10 seconds. While invisible, players will also be granted immunity to items and most obstacles. Activating the item will also allow Boo to steal an item from a randomly selected racer in front of the player. If there are no items to steal, Boo will bring back a single Mushroom by default. If Boo steals a part used triple item, or a timed item like the Fire Flower or Golden Mushroom, they will be returned to the player fresh. Boo cannot steal Crazy 8's, or Potted Piranha Plants and Bullet Bills already in use. Only one Boo can be in play at a time; once it brings back an item, another can appear in item boxes again, even while the other player is still invisible. Players already invincible through use of their own Super Star or even their own Boo are not immune to Boo's item stealing.



  • Single Player (1 Player)
  • Multiplayer (2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players)
  • Online Play (1 Player, 2 Players)
  • Wireless Play (1 Player, 2 Players)

Single Player

  • Grand Prix
  • Time Trials
  • VS Race
  • Battle


  • Grand Prix
  • VS Race
  • Battle

Online Play


Wireless Play


Grand Prix

  • 50cc
  • 100cc
  • 150cc
  • 200cc
  • 50cc Mirror
  • 100cc Mirror
  • 150cc Mirror
  • 200cc Mirror

VS Race

  • 50cc Grand Prix
  • 100cc Grand Prix
  • 150cc Grand Prix
  • 150cc Mirror Grand Prix
  • 200cc Grand Prix
  • Teams On
  • All Items
  • Bananas
  • Mushrooms
  • POW Blocks
  • Bloopers
  • Lightning-Related Items
  • Shells
  • Bullet Bills
  • Starmans
  • Very Easy CPU
  • Very Hard CPU
  • Bikes Only
  • Random Course
  • 24 Races


  • Balloon Battle
  • Renagade Roundup
  • Get Dry! (Bom-Omb Blast In Mariokart 8 Deluxe)
  • Coinless Run! (Coin Runners In Mariokart 8 Deluxe)
  • Shine Run (Shine Thief In Mariokart 8 Deluxe)
  • POW Block Frenzy!
  • Wet The Racers! (Blooper Bombarding)
  • Same As VS Race