Mario Kart Arcade GP item icon
|Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005)
|Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (2007)
|Removes status conditions such as burst tires
The Delicious Banana is one of Donkey Kong's special items in Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. It is a recovery item that removes all bad conditions from the user's kart, such as square tires, burst tires, or Thunder Cloud. In addition, the Delicious Banana provides a shield for approximately half a second upon being used. With good timing, this can be used to block incoming items or be immune to the explosion of a Time Bomb.
In Mario Kart Arcade GP, a variant of the Delicious Banana known as the Delicious Banana+ can be unlocked. This variant greatly increases the duration of the shield the item provides.