Giant Banana

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Giant Banana
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A Giant Banana from Mario Kart Tour
A large banana peel with a grumpy face

First appearance

Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Latest appearance

Mario Kart Tour (2019)

Giant Bananas[1] are larger variants of bananas that predominantly appear in the Mario Kart series.


Donkey Kong obtains the first Giant Banana from Very Gnawty

Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]


In Donkey Kong Country, a Giant Banana is rewarded to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong after they defeat a world boss. Giant Bananas have a sticker of the Nintendo logo wrapped around them.

The Giant Bananas are presumably added to the Banana Hoard individually, but no bananas appear in there until the Kongs defeat King K. Rool at Gang-Plank Galleon. When the Banana Hoard is full, there are many more Giant Bananas than the number that the Kongs collected. It can be assumed that the bananas are from the background of the boss levels.

In the Game Boy Advance version, the Giant Bananas were made slightly smaller and thinner, and no longer display the Nintendo logo. After defeating Very Gnawty, Cranky Kong drops by and tells the Kongs that he will take care of the Giant Banana for them.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Giant Bananas make some cameo appearances in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest: one of them is in Swanky's Bonus Bonanza and three are in The Flying Krock. These cameos are not in the Game Boy Advance version.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

A Giant Banana appears as a unique Golden Banana in Donkey Kong 64, and can be found by Tiny Kong on Banana Fairy Island after she takes pictures of all the Banana Fairies. Unlike the other Golden Bananas, this one has a Rare Ltd. sticker on it, and is the only time any character can collect a sixth Golden Banana for any particular location.

Mario Kart series[edit]

It has been requested that this section be rewritten and expanded to include information about the item's appearances in Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, it is a Special item that Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, (and Petey Piranha and King Boo, due to their ability to have any special item) can obtain in Double Dash. Once a driver makes contact with the Giant Banana Peel, it not only makes the driver spin out for the same duration as the POW Block from Mario Kart Wii, but it also leaves behind three regular Bananas on the ground. The Giant Banana is resistant to most items, but it can be destroyed with a Bob-omb, Chain Chomp, Yoshi Egg and Bowser Shell, though the Bowser Shell will get deflected. It can also be picked up by running into it while using the Heart.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

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A Giant Banana from Mario Kart Tour

The Giant Banana reappears in Mario Kart Tour and works the same way. It is Donkey Kong's special item as well as Morton's, while Diddy Kong now possesses a new special item, the Banana Barrels.

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

In Mario Strikers Charged, the Giant Banana is one of the many items used by the players. Whoever uses the item drops it behind them, which hits anyone who runs into it. It is similar to the smaller Banana, though the Giant Banana has a larger range and can hit more than one player. Unlike the smaller bananas, the Giant Banana item only deploys one banana, not multiple bananas. The Giant Bananas in this game do not have their angry facial expressions from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, instead having the smiling expressions the regular Bananas have.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Plátano gigante Giant banana
German Megabanane Mega Banana
Portuguese Banana gigante Giant banana


  1. ^ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! instruction manual, pg 19.