Banana Cup

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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.


Game Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
Mario Kart DS MKDS Donut Plains.PNG
SNES Donut Plains 1
N64 Frappe Snowland
GBA Bowser Castle 2
GCN Baby Park
Mario Kart Wii SherbetWii.jpg
N64 Sherbet Land
ShyGuyBeach MKWii.jpg
GBA Shy Guy Beach
MKWii DelfinoSquare.jpg
DS Delfino Square
WaluigiStadium MKWii.jpg
GCN Waluigi Stadium
Mario Kart 7 KoopaTroopaBeachMK7.png
N64 Koopa Beach
SNES Mario Circuit 2
Wii Coconut Mall.png
Wii Coconut Mall
DS Waluigi Pinball
Mario Kart 8 MK8 GCNDryDryDesert.jpg
GCN Dry Dry Desert
MK8 SNESDonutPlains3.jpg
SNES Donut Plains 3
MK8 N64RoyalRaceway.jpg
N64 Royal Raceway
MK8 3DSDKJungle.png
3DS DK Jungle

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Donkey Kong winning the Banana Cup

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バナナカップ
Banana Kappu
Banana Cup
Spanish Copa Plátano Banana Cup
French Coupe Banane Banana Cup
Dutch Bananenbeker Bananas Trophy
German Bananen-Cup Banana-Cup
Italian Trofeo Banana Banana Trophy
Portuguese Taça Banana Banana Cup
Russian Кубок банана
Kubok banana
Banana Cup
Korean 바나나 컵
Banana Keop
Banana Cup


  • 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, having in fact three courses that appeared originally in higher-tier cups.