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The Banana Cup logo in Mario Kart 8
The Banana Cup is comprised of four courses, each of which is taken from the nitro cups of previous Mario Kart games: the Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, Star Cup and, since Mario Kart 8, also the Special Cup. The cup's symbol is a Banana Peel, and the cup's tracks are slightly more difficult and/or longer when compared to those of the Shell Cup. Its length and difficultly is on par with the Flower Cup.
Mario Tennis Open
In Mario Tennis Open, the Banana Cup is the third cup in the World Open series. It is played on the DK Jungle court. This cup can be unlocked by beating the Flower Cup, and once beaten will unlock the Champions Cup. The CPU difficulty is one step harder than that of the Flower Cup's.
Names in other languages
- Like the Shell and Leaf Cups, this cup always had a course from Mario Kart 64.
- Like the Shell Cup in Mario Kart Wii and 8, the Mario Kart DS and 7 versions of the Banana Cup have two Mushroom Cup courses and two Flower Cup courses each.
- The Banana Cup in Mario Kart 8 is the only cup in the game for all courses to take place in the daytime, and is the only Banana Cup so far to have this trait.
- It is also the first (and so far only) Banana Cup to not have any Flower Cup courses.
- Mario Kart 8's Banana Cup is the only Retro cup in that game to not feature a Mario Kart 64 track as the final track, instead having Royal Raceway as its third track.