DK Jumbo

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DK Jumbo
MKT Icon DKJumbo.png
DK Jumbo in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class MKDD: Heavy
MKT: Any
Strong stats MKDD: Speed, Weight
Weak stats MKDD: Acceleration
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart Tour

The DK Jumbo is a kart form the Mario Kart series. It is made out of a huge barrel.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The DK Jumbo at the starting line, waiting for the race to start

The DK Jumbo first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Donkey Kong's heavy kart. In this game, it has Donkey Kong's trademark "DK" on the front and sides. According to the in-game stats, when compared to the Wario Car, the DK Jumbo is slightly heavier, enabling it to easily push the Wario Car (along with the Turbo Birdo and Parade Kart) around. However, the DK Jumbo can still be pushed around by the Koopa King, Piranha Pipes and the Boo Pipes, all of which are tied for being the heaviest karts in the game. The DK Jumbo is one of the only four karts with a unique engine sound, the others being the Koopa King, Barrel Train, and Parade Kart.

In terms of its actual stats, the DK Jumbo shares its top speed with the Barrel Train, Bullet Blaster, and Piranha Pipes. It's also tied with the Piranha Pipes for having the worst acceleration of all the two star acceleration karts. The kart's width is average compared to the other heavyweight karts, being thinner than the Parade Kart and the Koopa King, but wider than the Piranha Pipes, Boo Pipes, and the Wario Car. On a side note, the DK Jumbo offers the second weakest off-road of all karts.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The DK Jumbo returns in Mario Kart Tour, where is it classified as a Super kart. It uses the Wood tires from Mario Kart 7, resembling its original tires. It also lacks the second handlebar, the gray platform has been made shorter and is no longer usable, and the DK emblem on the front and sides have been replaced by the character's respective emblem. The DK Jumbo increases the duration of Jump Boost boosts and the amount of points earned for performing one. The game also introduces two variants: a white variant, named the Chrome DK Jumbo, which is also classified as a Super kart, and a dark redwood-plated variant, called the DK Maximum, which is classified as a High-End kart.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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  • Acceleration Gold star.pngGold star.png
  • Weight Gold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.pngGold star.png

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Jump Boost.png Jump Boost Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon Choco Island 2R.png
SNES Choco Island 2R
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain T.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle R.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon Choco Island 2T.png
SNES Choco Island 2T*
MKT Icon New York Minute 2T.png
New York Minute 2T
MKT Icon New York Minute 2RT.png
New York Minute 2R/T
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain R.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert RT.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1R.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1R**
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 1.png
RMX Choco Island 1
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 1R.png
RMX Choco Island 1R
MKT Icon New York Minute 3.png
New York Minute 3
MKT Icon New York Minute 3T.png
New York Minute 3T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese DKジャンボ
DK Janbo
DK Jumbo
Spanish Jumbo DK DK Jumbo
French DK Jumbo -
German DK Jumbo -
Italian Maxibarile DK DK Maxi-Barrel
Portuguese Jumbo DK DK Jumbo


  • In Mario Kart 7, the Wood tires have a similar appearance to the tires of the DK Jumbo. However, unlike the DK Jumbo, they actually boost acceleration but hinder top speed.
  • A similar vehicle called the Barrel Roller appears as the starter vehicle in Mario Party 9 for the board DK's Jungle Ruins.