Donkey Kong Cup

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The icon for the Donkey Kong Cup in Mario Kart Tour

The Donkey Kong Cup (known as the DK Cup in the first two Mario Kart Arcade GP games) is a cup that appears in the Mario Kart series. It first appears as the second of the six cups in Mario Kart Arcade GP and subsequently appears as the second normal cup in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. In both games, the DK Cup features two tracks that are themed after Donkey Kong, more specifically the Donkey Kong Country series, and are shared between the two games.

The Donkey Kong Cup was added to Mario Kart Arcade GP DX on December 12, 2018 as the fifth cup, featuring two different Donkey Kong-themed tracks that draw influence specifically from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

In Mario Kart Tour, courses featured in this cup are treated as Donkey Kong's favored or favorite courses.

Courses[edit]

Mario Kart Arcade GP series[edit]

Game Course 1 Course 2
Mario Kart Arcade GP / Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Donkey Kong Jungle from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
DK Jungle
Bananan Ruins from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
Bananan Ruins
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX MKAGPDX BanananLabyrinth.jpg
Bananan Labyrinth
MKAGPDX DKJungle.jpg
DK Jungle

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Tour Order of appearance in the tour Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Bonus challenge Improved karts and gliders
Beta Test 10th N64 Kalimari Desert R from Mario Kart Tour.
N64 Kalimari Desert R
3DS Mario Circuit from Mario Kart Tour.
3DS Mario Circuit
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup's challenge from Mario Kart Tour.
Smash Small Dry Bones
Donkey Kong, N64 Kalimari Desert
N/A
New York Tour 2nd GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
3DS Toad Circuit from Mario Kart Tour.
3DS Toad Circuit
3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour.
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the New York Tour; a Ring Race challenge set on SNES Mario Circuit 1
Ring Race
Donkey Kong, SNES Mario Circuit 1
Barrel Train from Mario Kart Tour
Parachute
Paris Tour (2019) 11th GBA Bowser's Castle 1R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
Paris Promenade from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade
The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the 2019 Paris Tour and the Dry Bowser Cup challenge from the September 2021 Sydney Tour in Mario Kart Tour
Big Reverse Race
Any character, DS Waluigi Pinball
Barrel Train from Mario Kart Tour
BaNaNa Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
Winter Tour (2019) 4th (Ranked in the 1st week) 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the 2019 Winter Tour; a Break Item Boxes challenge set on SNES Mario Circuit 1 (reused as the Koopa Troopa Cup's bonus challenge in the Berlin Tour)
Break Item Boxes
Luigi, SNES Mario Circuit 1
DK Jumbo from Mario Kart Tour
BaNaNa Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
London Tour 14th 3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
3DS Mario Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit
London Loop T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop T
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the London Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on SNES Ghost Valley 1 (reused as the Waluigi Cup's bonus challenge in the Cooking Tour)
Smash Small Dry Bones
King Boo, SNES Ghost Valley 1
DK Jumbo from Mario Kart Tour
BaNaNa Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour
Ice Tour 13th GBA Bowser's Castle 1R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R
3DS Mario Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Mario Circuit R
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Ice Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T (reused as the Iggy Cup's bonus challenge in the Summer Tour)
Combo Attack
Donkey Kong, N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
N/A
Vancouver Tour 5th SNES Choco Island 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2
DS Waluigi Pinball R in Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
3DS Daisy Hills T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills T
The Donkey Kong Cup Challenge from the Vancouver Tour of Mario Kart Tour
Goomba Takedown
Donkey Kong, Vancouver Velocity
N/A
Mario Bros. Tour 5th DS Waluigi Pinball R in Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
SNES Mario Circuit 3 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3
3DS Toad Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Mario Bros. Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on GCN Yoshi Circuit T (reused as the Rosalina Cup's bonus challenge in the Ninja Tour)
Combo Attack
Donkey Kong, GCN Yoshi Circuit T
N/A
Yoshi Tour (2020) 5th N64 Koopa Troopa Beach from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
SNES Choco Island 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2
DS DK Pass T from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass T
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the 2020 Yoshi Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on N64 Frappe Snowland (reused as the Morton Cup's bonus challenge in the Sky Tour)
Goomba Takedown
Baby Mario, N64 Frappe Snowland
N/A
Jungle Tour 1st (Ranked in the 1st week) DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass
RMX Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 1
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Jungle Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on SNES Mario Circuit 1R
Time Trial
Toad, SNES Mario Circuit 1R
N/A
Exploration Tour 12th GCN Dino Dino Jungle R from Mario Kart Tour.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
N64 Royal Raceway from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway
SNES Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Exploration Tour; a Vs. Mega Nabbit challenge set on N64 Choco Mountain
Vs. Mega Nabbit1
Any character, N64 Choco Mountain
N/A
Wild West Tour 8th SNES Donut Plains 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1
RMX Mario Circuit 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
The icon of the Rosalina Cup challenge from the Halloween Tour, the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Wild West Tour, and the Fire Bro Cup challenge from the 2021 Paris Tour in Mario Kart Tour.
Steer Clear of Obstacles
Rosalina, DS Waluigi Pinball
N/A
Los Angeles Tour (2020) 6th SNES Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
Los Angeles Laps T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps T
DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass
The icon of the Metal Mario Cup challenge from the Halloween Tour and the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the 2020 Los Angeles Tour in Mario Kart Tour
Do Jump Boosts
Metal Mario, 3DS Neo Bowser City
N/A
Halloween Tour (2020) 4th DS Airship Fortress R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Airship Fortress R
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R from Mario Kart Tour.
GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
DS Waluigi Pinball R in Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
The icon of the Daisy Cup challenge from the Tokyo Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar. (Reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2020 Halloween Tour and the Peach Cup's bonus challenge in the Peach vs. Bowser Tour.)
Goomba Takedown
Daisy, 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
N/A
Rosalina Tour 6th N64 Royal Raceway R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway R
Wii Maple Treeway T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway T
Merry Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
Merry Mountain R
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Rosalina Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on 3DS Rosalina's Ice World (reused as the Kamek Cup's bonus challenge in the Autumn Tour)
Goomba Takedown
Koopa Troopa, 3DS Rosalina's Ice World
N/A
Cat Tour (2021) 10th Paris Promenade 2R from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade 2R
SNES Donut Plains 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
The icon of the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Cat Tour in Mario Kart Tour.
Smash Small Dry Bones
Red Yoshi, Merry Mountain
N/A
Yoshi Tour (2021) 11th RMX Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Mario Circuit 1R
N64 Royal Raceway R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway R/T
RMX Rainbow Road 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 1T
Thumbnail of the Mario Cup challenge from the Baby Rosalina Tour; a Do Jump Boosts challenge set on N64 Kalimari Desert (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Yoshi Tour)
Do Jump Boosts
Mario, N64 Kalimari Desert
N/A
Summer Tour 5th RMX Rainbow Road 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 1T
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R
SNES Choco Island 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R
Thumbnail of the Hammer Bro Cup challenge from the Marine Tour; a Ring Race challenge set on SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2 (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Summer Tour)
Ring Race
Pauline, SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
N/A
Mario vs. Peach Tour 9th N64 Choco Mountain R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R/T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
Tokyo Blur 3R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 3R
The icon of the Bowser Jr. Cup challenge from the Sunset Tour and the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Mario vs. Peach Tour in Mario Kart Tour
Steer Clear of Obstacles
Koopa Troopa, 3DS Mario Circuit
N/A
Autumn Tour 8th GBA Sunset Wilds R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds R
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour.
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
RMX Ghost Valley 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1R
The icon of the Dry Bones Cup challenge from the 2019 Holiday Tour, the Fire Bro Cup challenge from the Snow Tour, and the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Autumn Tour in Mario Kart Tour
Glider Challenge
Peach, 3DS Rainbow Road
N/A
Toad vs. Toadette Tour 5th 3DS Toad Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R/T
The icon of the Toadette Cup challenge from the 2019 Paris Tour and the Donkey Kong Cup challenge from the Toad vs. Toadette Tour in Mario Kart Tour
Smash Small Dry Bones
Wario, GBA Bowser's Castle 1
N/A
Holiday Tour (2021) 1st (Ranked in the 1st week) Merry Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
Merry Mountain R
SNES Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1
SNES Vanilla Lake 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 2T
Thumbnail of the Birdo Cup challenge from the 2020 Winter Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on Wii Maple Treeway (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Holiday Tour)
Time Trial
Wendy, Wii Maple Treeway
N/A
Penguin Tour 10th N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R
N64 Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert
SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R
Thumbnail of the Bowser Cup challenge from the 2020 Halloween Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on GBA Bowser's Castle 2R (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Penguin Tour)
Time Trial
Diddy Kong, GBA Bowser's Castle 2R
N/A
Los Angeles Tour (2022) 11th SNES Mario Circuit 3T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3T
RMX Choco Island 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 1
Los Angeles Laps 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 2
Thumbnail of the Peach Cup challenge from the Sunset Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on N64 Frappe Snowland (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2022 Los Angeles Tour)
Smash Small Dry Bones
King Boo, N64 Frappe Snowland
N/A
Yoshi Tour (2022) 12th N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
3DS Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Bowser's Castle
SNES Donut Plains 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2
Thumbnail of the Donkey Kong Cup Challenge from the 2022 Yoshi Tour; a Combo Attack challenge set on DS Airship Fortress T
Combo Attack
Red Yoshi, DS Airship Fortress T
N/A
Amsterdam Tour 11th SNES Choco Island 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1T
Amsterdam Drift from Mario Kart Tour
Amsterdam Drift
N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
Thumbnail of the Yoshi Cup challenge from the Super Mario Kart Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on N64 Choco Mountain (reused as the Ice Mario Cup's bonus challenge in the 2021 Los Angeles Tour and the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Amsterdam Tour)
Smash Small Dry Bones
Toad, N64 Choco Mountain
N/A
Peach vs. Bowser Tour 7th GBA Sunset Wilds T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sunset Wilds T
Wii Coconut Mall T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Coconut Mall T
Wii Koopa Cape from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Koopa Cape
The icon of the Daisy Cup challenge from the 2019 Winter Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on N64 Koopa Troopa Beach. (Reused as the Shy Guy Cup's bonus challenge in the Cat Tour and the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Peach vs. Bowser Tour)
Goomba Takedown
Mario, N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
N/A
Cat Tour (2022) 5th N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
GCN Baby Park R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Baby Park R
GBA Sky Garden from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Sky Garden
Thumbnail of the Baby Daisy Cup challenge from the Summer Festival Tour; a Smash Small Dry Bones challenge set on DS Luigi's Mansion (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the 2022 Cat Tour)
Smash Small Dry Bones
Birdo, DS Luigi's Mansion
N/A
Piranha Plant Tour 7th 3DS Wario Shipyard from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Wario Shipyard
Wii Coconut Mall T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Coconut Mall T
3DS Piranha Plant Slide from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Piranha Plant Slide
Thumbnail of the Birdo Cup challenge from the New Year's Tour; a Goomba Takedown challenge set on GCN Yoshi Circuit (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Piranha Plant Tour)
Goomba Takedown
Birdo, GCN Yoshi Circuit
N/A
Ocean Tour 9th N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
Singapore Speedway 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Singapore Speedway 2
GCN Daisy Cruiser R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Daisy Cruiser R
Thumbnail of the Toadette Cup challenge from the Ice Tour; a Glider Challenge set on 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon (reused as the Lakitu Cup's bonus challenge in the Summer Festival Tour and the Morton Cup's bonus challenge in the Penguin Tour)
Glider Challenge
Toadette, 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon
N/A
Sundae Tour 11th SNES Donut Plains 2R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2R
GCN Baby Park from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Baby Park
N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
Thumbnail of the Waluigi Cup challenge from the Bowser vs. DK Tour; a Time Trial challenge set on 3DS Rosalina's Ice World R (reused as the Donkey Kong Cup's bonus challenge in the Sundae Tour)
Time Trial
Bowser, 3DS Rosalina's Ice World R
N/A
Anniversary Tour 5th Berlin Byways 3R from Mario Kart Tour
Berlin Byways 3R
Sydney Sprint 3T from Mario Kart Tour
Sydney Sprint 3T
Tokyo Blur R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R
Thumbnail of the Funky Kong Cup challenge from the 2022 Los Angeles Tour; a Do Jump Boosts challenge set on Los Angeles Laps 3
Do Jump Boosts
Baby Peach, Los Angeles Laps 3
N/A

1 - Though Nabbit appeared as an opponent, he was not available in the game yet as a playable character during this tour when this challenge was available.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンキーコングステージ (Mario Kart Arcade GP / Mario Kart Arcade GP 2)
Donkī Kongu Sutēji
ドンキーコングカップ (Mario Kart Arcade GP DX / Mario Kart Tour)
Donkī Kongu Kappu
Donkey Kong Stage

Donkey Kong Cup