The Special Cup is the final cup in Super Dry Bones Kart, Dry Bones Kart 64, and Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!!, as well as the last of the Nitro cups since Dry Bones Kart DS. In Dry Bones Kart: Super Circuit is it the last of the "standard" courses, with the Extra Cups being unlocked afterwards and Extra Special Cup being the final cup.
Aside from Dry Bones Kart 64 and Dry Bones Kart 8 Deluxe where the cup is available from the start, the criteria to unlock the Special Cup varies by game, although in all games, the Star Cup must be completed successfully. In Super Dry Bones Kart, the player may unlock it by winning all three cups in 100cc (though it will be unavailable for the 50cc class); in Dry Bones Kart: Super Circuit it is available by winning the four previous cups, each by class; in Dry Bones Kart: Double Dash!!, it appears after the player finished first in the Star Cup in 100cc; from Dry Bones Kart DS onwards, it is unlocked once the player claims a trophy in the Star Cup.
The Special Cup consists of long, challenging courses with lots of gimmicks and harder difficulties. It always ends with Rainbow Road as the game's climactic course. Starting in Dry Bones Kart: Super Circuit, Bowser's Castle is the penultimate course before Rainbow Road.
Although the emblem of the Special Cup is currently a crown (seen to the right), in Dry Bones Kart 64 and Dry Bones Kart: Super Circuit, it is represented by the letter "S", the initial of "special." In Super Dry Bones Kart, it is a combination of the three emblems used for the Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, and Star Cup respectively.
Dry Bones Kart Wii Courses
|Game||Course 1||Course 2||Course 3||Course 4|
|Dry Bones Kart Wii||[[Goomba Desert]||Bullet Bill City||Bowser's Castle||Rainbow Road|